Live Beethoven Series - Egmont Overture & Symphony No 5 Live Chasing The Dragon CD

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This was a live public concert recorded at St Martins in the Field, London. Luckily, there was very little traffic noise that night, and only three microphones were used to capture this exuberant performance.

Live Beethoven Series - Symphony No 5 CD

On the 1st of February, Chasing The Dragon had the opportunity of recording a live Beethoven concert performed at St. Martin-in-the-Fields. From this event, they have been able to release 2 new recordings featuring the Locrian Ensemble of London, conducted by Rimma Sushanskaya.

Also recorded on the same day was a Piano Concerto No 5 performance by the Locrian Ensemble of London.


- Audiophile Demonstration Album
- Recorded live at London’s St. Martin-in-the-Fields
- Mastered at Air Studios in London
- Produced/Engineered by Mike Valentine & Françoise Valentine

"Beethoven’s 5th Symphony is probably one of the most well-loved pieces of classical music in the world. Here, we have a wonderful performance, which we captured at a live concert in St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, on the 1st of February 2019. I only used three 50-year-old valve microphones, which I believe has added to the warmth and purity of the recording. I hope you have as much fun listening to the album, as we did in recording it, on that wonderful cold night in February!"
- Mike Valentine, Chasing The Dragon


Track 1: Egmont Overture - Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Track 2: Symphony No. 5 - Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

- Allegro con brio
- Andante con moto

Track 3: Symphony No. 5 - Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

- Scherzo: Allegro
- Allegro
- Presto

"Beethoven concerts are not as frequently encountered these days as they once were, so it was an attractive 'traditional' programme of overture - concerto - symphony that drew a large audience to London's St. Martin-in-the-Fields, on February the 1st. They were rewarded with a programme of outstanding quality from the finely played Egmont Overture, to the 5th Symphony, by way of the Emperor Piano Concerto, notably well-conducted throughout by Rimma Sushanskaya, most able partnering the very fine John Lenehan who gave an outstanding account of the solo part, supported to the hilt by this very gifted conductor and orchestra. Dr. Sushanskaya's performance of the 5th Symphony was in the memorable class, a reading of deep musicianship and interpretive character. No wonder soloist and conductor were called back time and again after the concerto to be rewarded with a genuine standing ovation at the end, which lasted for many minutes."
- Musical Opinion Quarterly

Chasing The Dragon Audiophile Recordings

Chasing The Dragon have become known as one of the leading producers of audiophile recordings. The UK label owned by Mike Valentine offers Direct Cut LPs. Audiophile LPs, CDs, and Master Tapes which will demonstrate the potential of your Hi-Fi system.

Chasing The Dragon's releases are so detailed, if you take the time to familiarise yourself with the subtleties of these reference-level recordings, the next time you make any changes, big or small, to your Hi-Fi system, the differences will be notable.


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