’Haitink’s unfailing musicality and sense of proportion make this Beethoven 5 a modern-day reference much like the Klemperer 10in LP fifty years ago’
HiFi News (UK), November 2006
Hi-Fi News - November 2006
"Without being quirky Haitink presents it in a way that feels utterly fresh ... the results are exhilarating"
Performance ***** Sound *****
BBC Music Magazine - November 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
"An excellent Fifth ... Such instinctive, unostentatious musicianship is as rare now as it ever was"
Gramophone - November 2006
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