BEETHOVEN 9 Symphonies Gardiner 4778643

Both orchestra and conductor seem to be engaged on an exciting voyage of rediscovery, as if they are intent on restoring the vibrant colours of an age-old masterpiece. The result is compelling, as fervent rhythms, accented sforzandos and stark contrasts in dynamics and articulation bring volcanic energy to the orchestration and a rawness that makes evident the revolutionary daring of Beethoven's musical expression.

. . . ce que le chef et son Orchestre révolutionnaire apportaient aux symphonies en termes de couleurs et d'éloquence . . .