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Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5



Frequently in demand as a guest conductor, Yondani Butt has recorded and performed in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia and Europe. He has conducted the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, American Symphony, Hamilton Philharmonic of Canada, Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de Mexico, Singapore Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, Japan Gunma Symphony and Het Gelders Orkest, amongst many others. Yondani Butt received an MRA Gramophone Award in the Symphony Category 1995 for his recording of Glazunov’s Sixth Symphony. He had previously won the same Award in 1986 for Rimsky-Korsakov’s Third Symphony. His recording of Glazunov’s Third Symphony is recognised by the Glazunov Society as definitive and earned him the title of Honorary Patron of the Society.

Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5


“These performances invite comparisons with entries by Furtwängler, Böhm, Szell, Karajan rather than figures of lesser stature.” American Record Guide

“An outstanding talent. Butt is absolutely the master of Strauss’ dramatic style.” Robert Marsh, Chicago Sun-Times

“Butt performs with brilliant imagination and dramatic command.” Music and Musicians “Yondani Butt conducts with much verve and accurate colour.” The Financial Times, UK

"Butt gives an unflagging performance, which has the sense of being made in a single take. This is a solid interpretation of Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony, which shows well the tight ensemble of the London Symphony"  James L Zychowicz  Musicweb - International