Sony Classical announces the release of Symphony No. 7 on April 9, 2021 - the long-awaited sister-recording to Teodor Currentzis and musicAeterna’s Beethoven Symphony No. 5 album. Recorded at the Vienna Konzerthaus in August 2018, both albums are the Russia-based musicians' contribution to the composer’s 250th anniversary celebrations. Die Welt heralded their Symphony no. 5 as "The Fifth for the 21st century," and The Times of London declared it "one of those incendiary accounts that blows away the crust of familiarity to suggest anew the revolutionary force built into this master score."
For Currentzis, the Seventh has "the greatest form ever achieved in a symphony." He compares its structural perfection to that of the Athenian classic style, the zenith of Greek architecture in which every proportion and every refinement of scale is placed in the service of a spiritual beauty honouring the city’s protector, the goddess Athena.