Bowled over by Beethoven
25 years ago, Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s period-instrument Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique debuted. This celebratory concert to mark the event infuses classic pieces with brio and emotion. Every last detail is coaxed out of Beethoven’s 5th and Berlioz’ La Captive. Anna Caterina Antonacci is the soprano at the centre of it all in this spellbinding orchestral performance. Latecomers may not be admitted.
"A galvanic, no-holds-barred performance...The conductor teased out details in Beethoven’s scoring that made the music sound at once inevitable and new to the ear."