- Symphony No. 1
- Symphony No. 2
- Symphony No. 8
- Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
For its only London concert this autumn, the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique continues its exploration of Beethoven’s symphonic repertoire.
‘It was revolutionary, it was romantic, it was wonderful’, said The Times of a recent performance of Beethoven’s Fourth and Seventh. Following a tour of the monumental Missa Solemnis last year, the orchestra returns with the more light-hearted First, Second and Eighth symphonies.
The Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique was founded by Sir John Eliot Gardiner in 1989 with the aim of bringing to the music of the 19th and early 20th centuries an equivalent stylistic fidelity and intensity of expression characteristic of his renowned period-instrument orchestra, the English Baroque Soloists. Since its inception it won plaudits internationally, notably for its interpretation of the works of Beethoven which it performed extensively and recorded for Deutsche Grammophon in the 1990s.