Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93; Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op.92
Juno Award Nominee 2009 - Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble Performance
“Beethoven wrote these pieces for the instruments that Tafelmusik is using, so if you want to have an authentic approach to Beethoven’s symphonies, you have to do them in that way. To be the composer’s advocate means to do Beethoven’s metronome markings and they are all very fast and some very difficult, almost impossible to play, so you need a group like Tafelmusik. They make things like this possible,” states Conductor Bruno Weil. “We approach them as though it is the very, very first performance. We approach them as though they were composed yesterday. Try to find the truth of the composer – that’s the real thing, there’s no routine and everybody’s giving everything possible, and playing with a full heart and full soul. This is the secret to a great performance.” Bonus DVD: Joined by internationally acclaimed German conductor Bruno Weil, Tafelmusik Orchestra rehearses and performs Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8. This DVD also includes interviews with Jeanne Lamon and Bruno Weil describing their approach to Beethoven.