Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 5

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphonie No. 5
1. Allegro con brio
2. Andante con moto
3. Allegro
4. Allegro

Gürzenich-Orchester Köln
François-Xavier Roth conductor

Programmatic backgrounds were always presumed in Beethoven’s Fifth: is fate actually knocking at the door here? Or are the four knocking tones of the main motif that pulsate through the entire symphony a challenge to all tyrants? Every age has found its interpretation of the Fifth – Gürzenich General Music Director Francois-Xavier Roth will search for today’s »symphony of fate«.

Recorded on July, 10, 2018
Cologne Philharmonie

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