NZSO Beethoven Festival

Edo de Waart conducts the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in a complete cycle of Beethoven's symphonies.

Edo de Waart says that one of the great joys of conducting Beethoven’s music in 2019 is that we’re now closer to the ‘real’ Beethoven than we’ve ever been due to the extensive research and scholarship of his scores and the leading musicians and conductors who’ve given historically informed performances of Beethoven’s music.

For this cycle, Edo de Waart uses relatively recent critical editions (Baerenreiter scores) in which scholar Jonathan Del Mar corrected numerous mistakes that have been perpetuated for decades.

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