Nicholas McGegan leads Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra on historically accurate instruments in two symphonies from Beethoven’s middle period. Writing of the live performance of Symphony No. 4, San Francisco Classical Voice said “This was the perfect music for this conductor and this orchestra, so beloved for their balance of wit and profundity…This was fine Beethoven playing — damn fine.” And the San Jose Mercury News noted, “Interpreted by McGegan and the orchestra, it was a joy…clear, direct, intimate Beethoven.”
The performances were recorded live at First Congregational Church, Berkeley, CA on November 10-11, 2012 (Symphony No. 4) and September 12-13, 2009 (Symphony No. 7).