“…Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony (a Philharmonia staple since the days of Karajan and Klemperer) maybe a work with which it is more or less impossible to fail, but there is a world of difference between the competent and what we heard here, which was an unobtrusive masterclass of the conductor’s art…”

“…What was perhaps most remarkable about Dohnányi and the Philharmonia was hearing a familiar work anew as though it were being freshly explored with an unflagging and ferocious energy and concentration…”

Read Douglas Cooksey’s full review in Classical Source here.