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Performer: Sir Roger Norrington

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GlasgowSir Roger Norrington conducts Beethoven

Sir Roger Norrington conducts Beethoven
Beethoven: Symphony no. 3 in E flat major "Eroica", Op.55
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Sir Roger Norrington
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Roll over Beethoven! Sir Roger Norrington parties like it’s 1985

Sir Roger Norrington © Manfred Esser
Norrington was at the forefront of the period instrument revolution in Beethoven performance practice. Here, he returned to the Queen Elizabeth Hall with two major key symphonies. 
***11
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Norrington and LPO provide emotion and insight in Dido and Aeneas

Sir Roger Norrington © Manfred Esser
Sir Roger Norrington and a strong cast joined a Baroque-style London Philharmonic Orchestra in a highly accomplished Dido and Aeneas, preceded by Handel’s clean and stately Water Music.
*****
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Dr Norrington's marvellous Mozart at the QEH

Sir Roger Norrington conducts the OAE © Belinda Lawley
Sir Roger Norrington's all-Mozart feast was a joyous evening dedicated solely to playing as the composer and his audience would have recognised it. His affable introduction and the OAE's superb playing made a splendid evening.
****1
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Norrington and the SWR in heroic vein

Sir Roger Norrington © Alberto Venzago
An overture, a concerto and a symphony by the incomparable Beethoven delivered with heroic commitment by the SWR Symphony Orchestra, Sir Roger Norrington and Francesco Piemontesi.
****1
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Songful Schumann from Sir Roger Norrington and the RSNO

Sir Roger Norrington © Alberto Venzago
Norrington's Schumann cycle with the RSNO begins convincingly.
****1
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Feel-good factor Creation from Norrington and LPO

At 82, Sir Roger Norrington may have slowed down his conducting career but I’m very pleased to report that he still loves stirring things up at his concerts.
*****
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