LPO Beethoven:Symphony 5
These recordings were taken from live concert performances at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall in February 1992 (Coriolan Overture, an LPO archive recording) and at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms in August 1990 (Symphony No. 5, recorded by BBC Radio 3). The best of Tennstedt's abilities are heard in live concert recordings like this one. He was a musician of dynamism and spontaneous inspiration, and these performances are a reminder of the commitment and expressive intensity he extracts from the LPO, with which he held such a strong relationship throughout his tenure as Principal Conductor and beyond.