Beethoven: Symphony No.5 - London Philharmonic/Tennstedt

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The great German conductor Klaus Tennstedt (1926-1998) never commercially recorded Beethoven's Symphony No.5. But two live recordings with the London Philharmonic Orchestra have survived. This is a 1990 recording that has been remastered and released on the LPO's own label.

The version of Beethoven's Coriolan Overture included here was taken from a live concert at London's Royal Festival Hall in February 1992 while the Fifth Symphony was recorded at the Royal Albert Hall in August 1990.

The remastered concerts show off Tennstedt's abilities at their best - dynamic, inspired and spontaneous. While the LPO are committed, expressive and clearly thriving as they did beneath his baton.