May 2019 marks the end of the concert performances of Britten Sinfonia’s monumental three year Beethoven Symphony Cycle with Thomas Adès, but our ambitions for this project do not end there.
In response to the incredible critical acclaim for the Symphony Cycle; Britten Sinfonia are now planning to release the entire series of live recordings as a CD box set with a major record label in 2020 to mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.
The Times said of the first two symphonies:
“Beethoven’s allegros played this fast, and by players as virtuosic and inwardly cohesive as the Britten Sinfonia can muster, will always be exhilarating.”
Having secured funding for the recording of the series, now the work really starts, as we turn our attention to raising the £50,000 required to support the additional artistic and production costs involved in this project.
We are confident that this release will become one of the most exciting interpretations of these iconic works ever recorded.
This is where the 250 Appeal comes in…
For the CD release in Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year, we are asking you to donate £250 (or more) to help make this immensely exciting project a reality. For your support you will not only be part of one of the great recordings of these works, but as a thank you will receive a signed advance copy of the complete CD box set of recordings, and recognition of your support on our Britten Sinfonia website.
To make a donation, please click on the Donate Now box below.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following donors to the Beethoven Symphony Cycle Appeal:
Stephen & Stephanie Bourne
Mark & Catherine Jeffries
Sir Michael & Lady Marshall
Jo & John Padfield
Charles Rawlinson MBE & Jill Rawlinson
Dominic & Ali Wallis
Jonathan & Clare Barclay
Mr & Ms Robert Patterson
Mrs Ruth Sackin
Mr John Nickson and Simon Rew
and 7 anonymous supporters
We hope that you will be able to make a contribution towards our goal and maybe get involved in supporting us in other ways. If you have any questions or would like to discuss this project in more detail, please get in contact with our Development team via email or call 01223 558 501
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