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Mar 12, 2019

OUT NOW: RECORDING OF COMPLETE BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY CYCLE WITH WDR SINFONIEORCHESTER


This is the first complete Beethoven symphony cycle Jukka-Pekka records, and it concludes his 9-year engagement as the Principal Conductor of the WDR Sinfonieorchester Cologne.

The symphonies were recorded live at the Kölner Philharmonie in November 2017 and March 2018.

Their recording of the Fourth symphony, already on release, was described in Fonoforum last year as “captivating due to its unity, compactness and decisiveness…Saraste’s ability to conjure elastic details from the closely woven parts of the Fourth…is amazing. We are presented with a conductor who has his own approach to Beethoven. Saraste proves that there is still juice in these too frequently squeezed lemons.”

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