Beethoven Revolution: Symphonies 1 to 5 – Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall

August 7, 2020, 9:00 am

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For this set of Beethoven’s first five symphonies, Jordi Savall began with the fundamental idea of recovering the original sound of the orchestra and tempos as the composer imagined them. All the orchestral work was performed with instruments corresponding to those used at the time, and by 55-60 musicians, a number similar to that arranged by the composer. 35 players were selected from alongside 20 young musicians from different countries for the ensemble Le Concert des Nations. The main goal was to reflect, in this century, all the richness and beauty of these symphonies, through a true balance between colors and the quality of the orchestra’s natural sound.