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Notes and Editorial Reviews
David Zinman's complete Beethoven symphony cycle has garnered rave reviews worldwide. It is the world-premiere modern-instrument recording of the New Barenreiter Edition. This single disc of two of the most popular symphonies is a great introduction to the series. The Zinman recordings of the Beethoven symphonies won the German Record Critics' prize in 1999. Under the leadership of David Zinman, the Tonhalle Orchestra has undertaken a number of successful concert tours throughout Europe, the U.S. and Japan. In addition to concerts at home and a busy touring schedule, the orchestra and Zinman are devoting increasing time to recording projects.
"Zinman's Beethoven... is swift, lean, exhilarating and transparent. The
Tonhalle copes bravely, often with exceptional skill, and the recordings easily compare with their best full-price rivals." - The Gramophone Good CD Guide
Works on This Recording
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
Wouldn't Trade for Another! March 11, 2014
By bess holloway (Boulder, CO) See All My Reviews
"I have four out of five sets in this Beethoven series by Zinman and the Tonhalle Orchestra. Mine date from the original release and they still sparkle brilliantly upon each hearing. Highest admiration for this production!"