The Beethoven Orchestra of Bonn concludes its complete recording of the symphonies of the composer whose name it bears with an absolutely rousing performance.
The spirited Seventh Symphony brings together everything that General Music Director Stefan Blunier has demanded of his musicians from the very beginning of this cycle: emotional depth, gripping rhythms, frenetic energy, and powerful tension holding the audience in suspense even after the last chord has faded away.
Why does the BOB recording of Beethoven’s symphonies now complete have such a marvellous impact? Two reasons: because of the first-class interpretation and because it is the first cycle to be recorded in its entirety in three-dimensional 2+2+2 sound on Super Audio CD, setting a discographic milestone guaranteed to please audiophile music fans – and not only them.
Stefan Blunier’s recording of seven rarely heard overtures along with this cycle rounds off this top-quality musical treat with a master’s touch.