Beethoven Symphony No 1

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique/Gardiner

Orchestra Revolutionnaire et Romantique

From the anarchic chords that open his First Symphony, Beethoven’s symphonies are more than just music: they’re acts of revolution.

‘The very opening chord of the First Symphony, which is such a shock, is Beethoven announcing himself,’ says Eliot Gardiner. ‘He’s saying, 'I am here and I have something special to say!'’.

There’s only one way to begin this journey, after all, and it’s apt that Gardiner has coupled the symphony with a rare performance of the complete music to ballet The Creatures of Prometheus: the story of the very first human to defy the gods and become a creator in his own right.

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