Karl George Berg, Die Rheinpfalz, 4th July 2022

“As with the “Eroica” a few days earlier, Michael Francis once again offered a Beethoven interpretation of exciting high tension and great eloquence in expression. He made it clear very convincingly that Beethoven composed a very passionate and compelling music here, beyond the somewhat special text and the peculiar dramaturgy. The conductor knew how to unfold their effect with great emphasis.”