Simon Rattle conducts the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in a concert given in Frankfurt. Beethoven: Overture (Fidelio); Leonora Overtures Nos 1 and 2; Symphony No 2.
Celebrating Simon Rattle: the complete Beethoven symphony cycle from 1995 recorded in Frankfurt with the CBSO. Tonight: Symphony No 2.
Presented by Tom Service
Beethoven Overture: Fidelio
Overture: Leonora No 1
Overture: Leonora No 2
Symphony No 2
Conductor Simon Rattle
This cycle of Beethoven Symphonies and Overtures was recorded in Frankfurt when Sir Simon Rattle was Chief Conductor of the CBSO, and has never been broadcast before. It is a fascinating record of one of the most successful partnerships between conductor and orchestra in the history of British music.