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Manchester Camerata and Douglas Boyd offer the latest in their critically acclaimed Beethoven cycle, a vivid live recording of the Sixth and Eighth Symphonies.
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.
23rd October 2011
“Douglas Boyd and his incisive players are particularly good in No 8. In the finale, the exemplary clarity of texture brings out exhilaratingly the subversiveness of the music.”
The Independent on Sunday
16th October 2011
“Full of pomp and tenderness, and minus Lutheran angst, it's a guilty pleasure.”
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