May 2019 marks the end of the concert performances of Britten Sinfonia’s monumental three year Beethoven Symphony Cycle with Thomas Adès, but our ambitions for this project do not end there.
In response to the incredible critical acclaim for the Symphony Cycle, Britten Sinfonia are now planning to release the entire series of live recordings as a CD box set with a major record label in 2020 to mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.
The Times said of the first two symphonies:
“Beethoven’s allegros played this fast, and by players as virtuosic and inwardly cohesive as the Britten Sinfonia can muster, will always be exhilarating.”
Having secured funding for the recording of the series, now the work really starts, as we turn our attention to raising the £50,000 required to support the additional artistic and production costs involved in this project.
We are confident that this release will become one of the most exciting interpretations of these iconic works ever recorded.