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Album: Schubert, Symphonies Nos 3 & 4 - Tonhalle/Zinman (Red Seal)

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.