BEETHOVEN: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 and 4
Le Concert des Nations
Jakob Lehmann, concertino
Jordi Savall, conductor
To commemorate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Jordi Savall and Le Concert des Nations offer us the first in a series of four concerts that will present the nine Beethoven symphonies between 2019 and 2020.In 1994, Jordi Savall recorded Third Symphony, also known as the Eroica (an album rereleased in 2016 by Alia Vox). After this version full of colour and drama, considered one of the most beautiful interpretations ever made with period instrument, Beethoven has remained absent from the discography of the Catalan maestro. This concert is, therefore, a unique event where we will be able to listen, in a pioneering way, to the rediscovery of the romanticism that pays homage to the Beethoven ‘revolution’ with this first concert of the nine symphonies that will be presented in four-concert series during 2019 and 2020. It is a performance based on historical recovery, Beethoven’s tempo and musical discourse, that Jordi Savall and Le Concert des Nations offer us to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of one of the most extraordinary geniuses of European musical culture.