rehearsing Beethoven and dancing like a teenager at a sock-hop - but the video has since gone AWOL. Fortunately some more concerts of his have surfaced since then and seeing/hearing him conduct is no doubt more engaging in the long run...so today I'll feature a virtual "Norrington Conducts Beethoven" program with the effervescent Hélène Grimaud as a featured pianist:
Symphony 3 "Eroica"
Symphony 6 "Pastoral"
Choral Fantasy with piano soloist Hélène Grimaud
Symphony 3 "Eroica" (47 min)
--Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra Japan Tour 2008, Sir Roger Norrington
--Date:Jan 30 2008, --Place:Sunroy Hall (Tokoy)
Symphony 6 "Pastoral" (47 min, from VHS)
London Classical Players conducted by Sir Roger Norrington. This is Sir Roger's "house band" so to speak at a period when the Maestro was a tad younger....
Fantasy in C minor for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra (Choral Fantasia) (18:05)
Hélène Grimaud - piano
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Singers and Chorus, c. Sir Roger Norrington
BBC Proms 76, September 13th, 2008,
Royal Albert Hall, London
Pre-show interview with Hélène here.