Iván Fischer, conductor
Myrtò Papatanasiu, soprano
Bernarda Fink, mezzosoprano
Burkhard Fritz, tenor
Gerald Finley, bass
Netherlands Radio Choir
The Beethoven symphonies: all nine of them stunning masterworks, all nine performed countless times. Be that as it may, there are conductors who can recontextualise these symphonies in such a way that they sound completely new, as Iván Fischer proved in 2013 and 2014 in his Beethoven Series with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, spread out over two seasons. A veritable journey of discovery through a familiar landscape.
Recorded Live at Concertgebouw Amsterdam on 11 May 2013, 31 May 2013, 9-10 January 2014 and 20-21 February 2014.
From the press
"Fischer's Beethoven: As if the ink is still wet"
- Frits van der Waa, Volkskrant
"RCO plays a perfect Pastoral... The swinging Seventh [...] can compete with the legendary performance of Carlos Kleiber..."
Roeland Hazendonk, Het Parool
"Fischer shed new light on Beethoven"
- Floris Don, NRC