Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 6 And 8

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Label: AVIE
Catalog: AV2242
Format: CD

Manchester Camerata; Douglas Boyd, conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Symphonies No. 6 in F major Op.68 'Pastoral' (1809)/ Symphony No. 8 in F major (1812)

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 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

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