Beethoven’s 5th Symphony – Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – Pre Social-Distancing Recording

Filming at the Orpheum just prior to lockdown, the VSO – led by Maestro Otto Tausk – delivered a knockout Beethoven 5, in celebration of the composer’s 250th birthday. E.T.A. Hoffmann, writing a year after its 1809 premiere, called the Fifth an “indescribably profound, magnificent symphony”, and posterity has never faulted him for the judgement. Thrill to some of the greatest music ever written, delivered by one of the best bands around!