Live from Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
Presented by Simon Hoban.
Andriss Nelsons begins his complete Beethoven symphonic cycle with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Birmingham's Symphony Hall, with the first two symphonies sandwiching the glorious Violin Concerto, played by Baibe Skride.
The symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven are the greatest journey any conductor and orchestra can take together. Here, Andris Nelsons and the CBSO begin that journey with the joyous First and Second Symphonies: the sound of a bold young genius stretching his wings, and ruffling a few feathers. Birmingham favourite Baiba Skride is the soloist in the glowing serenity of Beethoven's ravishing Violin Concerto.
Beethoven: Symphony No.2 in D major
Baiba Skride (violin)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor.