Beethoven: The Symphonies -  Riccardo Chailly & Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig

The Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig can proudly claim the title as the world's oldest symphony orchestra and boasts an enviably prestigious roll-call of conductors including today's highly acclaimed chief conductor Riccardo Chailly.  Writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson talks to Riccardo Chailly about his approach to performing all of Beethoven's Symphonies, the Gewandhaus Orchestra's rich history and unique sound, and why their first residency as International Associates of the Barbican is so important to the Orchestra.  Music clips taken from the Orchestra's latest Beethoven Symphonic Cycle recording for Decca For information regarding your data privacy, visit