Beethoven 250 – Thomas Adès conducts Britten Sinfonia in Symphonies 1, 2 & 3 and music by Gerald Barry with Nicolas Hodges & Mark Stone [Signum Classics]

I started with the Eroica, a fleet reading, all over in forty-five minutes (including first-movement repeat; without the latter, echoes of Scherchen’s 1958 account for Westminster) but, in the first movement anyway, the music-making is poised, dug into and propulsive without seeming rushed or hectoring. Thomas Adès is a man for detail, and the Britten … Continue reading Beethoven 250 – Thomas Adès conducts Britten Sinfonia in Symphonies 1, 2 & 3 and music by Gerald Barry with Nicolas Hodges & Mark Stone [Signum Classics]