Wednesday 8 April 2020
BBC Music Magazine reviews Beethoven Symphonies 5 & 7
"Again, there is a lively sense of drive, clarity and structure, not least in the Allegro's exhilarating race to finish. Highly recommended."
"The Fifth's familiar opening leads into an 'Allegro' impelled by nervous urgency. A consummate interpreter, Manze never plays fast and loose with tempos, nor with radically over-emphasised dynamics. The rigour of his period performance practice and expressive consideration brings clarity and freshness, the sound finely judged, full of breadth, never ploughing through the symphony's vulnerable moments."
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Sarah Urwin Jones
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