Symphony No. 2 in D major
Symphony No. 9 in C major, ‘Great’
London Classical Players
Sir Roger Norrington (conductor)
Sir Roger Norrington conducts his period instrument London Classical Players in symphonies by Beethoven and Schubert.
Where some musicians follow trends, Roger Norrington has always led them, not least in his long collaboration with the London Classical Players, the orchestra he formed to explore the playing styles relating to Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Berlioz. In this 1989 Prom, Schubert’s monumental ‘Great’ symphony – once praised for its ‘heavenly length’- is paired with early Beethoven.
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This performance was taken from the BBC Proms on 21 August 1989 – ten years before the Classical Source was born.