Originally composed as an overture for his opera 'Fidelio', Beethoven's second 'Leonore' overture begins with an introduction based on Florestan's famous Act 2 aria. Here it is conducted by the Philharmonia's Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Beethoven Overture, Leonore No. 2
Overture, Leonore No 2 is also available on our Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique CD.