Video of the day: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, with commentary by conductor Iván Fischer

Gramophone Tue 7th May 2019

Fischer conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and adds fresh insights into Beethoven's masterpiece

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra released a complete Beethoven symphony cycle conducted by Iván Fischer on DVD in 2015 and have now made the performance of the Fifth Symphony available to enjoy in full on their YouTube Channel. 

However, if you go to the RCO's website, you will also find the complete performance with a new commentary on the work by Fischer. The commentary gives a fresh insight into how a conductor might approach such an iconic work and is will worth investigating. You will find it here:

https://www.concertgebouworkest.nl/en/beethoven-symphony-no-5-1

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