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Robert Cummings
Classical Net, December 2016

…overall I can say this account brims with life and spirited playing, from the heroic first movement introduction to the breathtaking finale. …The soloists and chorus are marvelous here and the pacing seems just perfect.

I highly recommend this set: if you possessed only this cycle of the Beethoven symphonies you would be well served. Jordan’s interpretations, while not revolutionary or daring, are consistently strong efforts that can compete well with the best on video, arguably even with the better ones in other formats. © 2016 Classical Net Read complete review

Richard Osborne
Gramophone, December 2016

BEETHOVEN, L. van: Symphonies (Complete) (Jordan) (4-DVD Box Set) (NTSC) 109248
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Symphonies (Complete) (Jordan) (3-Blu-ray Disc Box Set) 109249

As a conductor, Jordan knows his trade.

There are spruce and stylish accounts of the two early symphonies but it is the performances of the Fourth and Fifth symphonies that genuinely stand out. …Jordan keeps the Scherzo and the finale in the same basic pulse. © 2016 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone

Dave Billinge
MusicWeb International, November 2016

…the fascinating documentary emphasize that this is the Paris Opera Orchestra and that many of the musicians had not played these symphonies before. That is very different to the average concert orchestra and it must have helped bring that element of concentration. The advantage of video over pure audio is that we can watch the musicians in action. The timpanist uses hard sticks to explosive effect when required. The wind players seem to be having a field day throughout; the cellos turn in as gutsy a reading of the final movement of the 9th as one could wish. There is an air of concentration that comes over very strongly. Jordan claims they are the best players in France. It is hard to disagree. © 2016 MusicWeb International Read complete review

Remy Franck
Pizzicato, October 2016

Polished performances of Beethoven’s Nine Symphonies producing one déjà-vu experience. The Paris Opera Orchestra is excellent. Jordan’s conducting provides a detailed, refined and nuanced sound… © 2016 Pizzicato

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