Album: Schubert, Symphonies Nos 3 & 4 - Tonhalle/Zinman (Red Seal)
Sunday 14 October 2012
David Zinman and the Tonhalle
Orchestra Zurich have forged a
compromise between historical
performance practice and the highgloss
timbre of modern instruments
in their Beethoven and Mahler cycles.
Now Schubert is their focus. The Fourth Symphony quickly sheds the gloom of its opening Adagio, and, though Zinman is too smooth an operator to capture its breakneck audacity, it’s a handsome, rewarding performance.
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