Various - Pierre Henry: La Dixième Symphonie, Hommage à Beethoven - The Sunday Times

This fascinating, or bizarre, disc is not another realisation of Beethoven’s sketches for a Tenth Symphony, but a collage-compilation in eight movements for two orchestras, two choirs and a tenor of dramatic fragments of his previous symphonies. Henry, cofounder of musique concrète, uses only Beethoven material to commit this artistic “crime” (his word). Clearly, crime pays. 

The Sunday Times
18 October 2020