RECORDING: Beethoven 2 & 5

Posted on January 1, 2009

The first recording in Manchester Camerata’s exciting plan to record all the Beethoven Symphonies under the baton of its former music director, Douglas Boyd.

 Manchester Camerata's Beethoven 2 & 5    

Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5 

Douglas Boyd and Manchester Camerata

Catalogue # AV0040

Recorded 14 February and 19 October 2002, live at Bridgewater Hall

Producer: Andrew Keener

Engineers: Mike Hatch (Symphony No. 2), Simon Eadon (Symphony No. 5)


This is the Avie debut for Douglas Boyd and Manchester Camerata and the start of the ambitious and decade long plan to perform and record all the beethoven Symphonies.  This recording has been described as a ‘hair-raising‘ live recording of Beethoven’s Symphonies No. 2 and No. 5. It was a BBC Music Magazine Benchmark, and described by Classic FM Magazine as “A bargain at a budget price.”



Ludwig Van BEETHOVEN (1770 – 1827)

Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 36 (33:01)

1. I Adagio – Allegro con brio (12:18)

2. II Larghetto (10:58)

3. III Scherzo: Allegro (3:33)

4. IV Allegro molto (6:04)

Symphony No. 5 in c minor, Op. 67 (35:02)

5. I Allegro con brio (6:51)

6. II Andante con moto (9:29)

7. III Allegro (7:48)

8. IV Allegro (10:45)

Total time: 68:12


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