"the best Beethoven Seventh recorded since Carlos Kleiber’s DG recording, and frankly, I like it even better than the Klieber ... In sum: Hallelujah! The art of Beethoven conducting is alive and well"
High Fidelity Review - July 2006
"He is a different, energised man, caught up in the thrill of the moment, on the podium - and it is our good fortune that these marvellous concerts will have an extended life on disc"
Sunday Times - 29 April 2006
"Bernard Haitink delivers a splendid interpretation of Beethoven’s Seventh: taut, exciting, always musical, and in no way inhibited ... Haitink’s concern for clean rhythmic articulation really pays off ... the result is truly of the highest possible standard"
ClassicsToday.com - 15 March 2006
"the latest gem from LSO Live ... this is a sensational coupling of masterworks"
The Times - 24 March 2006
"surging rhythms that explore every conceivable movement are very much a feature of Bernard Haitink’s fine new recording ... The LSO Live CD is even more compelling with the inclusion of the Triple Concerto, in a performance of chamber music lightness ... under Haitink’s vigorous baton this Cinderella work sems even more underrated. Seventy-five minutes of exceptional music"
Mail On Sunday - 26 March 2006
"a blazing performance of the Seventh Symphony that reaches a superbly disciplined and frenzied conclusion"
Performance***** Sound *****
BBC Music Magazine - May 2006
CD of the Week
Classic FM - 17-23 April 2006
"simply masterful Beethoven ... Capped by a magisterial account of the Ninth Symphony, this is the Beethoven set for our time. Even if you already have umpteen other recordings of these works, you really owe it to yourself to hear this new set. It’s a deeply satisfying musical experience"
Chicago Tribune - 13 October 2006
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