Beethoven for connoisseurs and musical spirits”: This was
Fono Forum’s summary of Beethoven’s Third Symphony
with the RSO Vienna under Bertrand de Billy.
Now, OehmsClassics presents Beethoven’s Second
Symphony, likewise with de Billy and the RSO Vienna.
And for a luxurious encore, this recording includes
a performance of Brahms’ seldom-heard cantata
Rinaldo, recorded live at the Salzburg Summer Riding
School 2007. Johan Botha sings the tenor part – since
then he has passionately promoted this work.