Orchestre des Champs-Elysées
Philippe Herreweghe conductor
A carefree 2nd symphony, like the calm before the stormy 5th, where the four strokes of fate usher in Romanticism in music
25 is a good age for a symphony orchestra, as it leaves fiery adolescence behind to achieve full maturity. And what more symbolic way to celebrate this anniversary date than with the complete symphonies of Beethoven!