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Beethoven: Symphonies No 6 & 8 / Boyd, Manchester Camerata

Beethoven / Manchester Camerata / Boyd
Release Date: 10/11/2011 
Label:  Avie   Catalog #: 2242   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Douglas Boyd
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Manchester Camerata lodges the latest release in its acclaimed Beethoven Symphony cycle. Like the previous releases in this cycle these live recordings capture the spirit and freshness of these remarkable, genre-busting works, as well as the excitement, atmosphere and energy of the chamber orchestra under Music Director Douglas Boyd. Manchester Camerata has become one of the finest, most innovative chamber orchestras in the UK, and Douglas Boyd has proven to be an eminent Beethovenian. Conducting the composer's Fidelio at the 2009 Garsington Opera Festival, The Times (London) noted "his grasp of Beethovenian idiom" and "pungent underlining of orchestral detail", praising the musical performance as "sublime and Read more exultant". This is the penultimate release in the Douglas Boyd-Manchester Camerata Beethoven Symphony cycle. The Ninth "Choral" Symphony will be released in November. critical acclaim for Douglas Boyd's and Manchester Camerata's Beethoven Symphony cycle "Gutsy, powerful, vivid - this Mancunian Beethoven is something quite special" - Gramophone, Editor's Choice "brilliant live accounts ... fresh ... sizzling ... invigorating" - The Sunday Times "athletic, authenticity-conscious Beethoven ... a performance that combines dazzling agility with a properly Beethovenian truculence." ¬- The Daily Telegraph Read less

Works on This Recording

Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Douglas Boyd
Written: 1808 
Date of Recording: 01/30/2010 
Venue:  Bridgewater Hall, Manchester 
Length: 39 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Douglas Boyd
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/09/2009 
Venue:  Bridgewater Hall, Manchester 
Length: 24 Minutes 7 Secs. 

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