, July 2013
…if you are in the market for some exciting Beethoven performances, recorded live, get this…these are some of the most physically exciting renditions of these symphonies I have ever heard. Conductor Jaap van Zweden has a masterful ensemble at his disposal. He draws simply magnificent playing from the Dallas forces, allying swift and urgent tempos with a unique take on both pieces.
…the Dallas Symphony sounds terrific, captured in a marvelous acoustic, but also delivers a uniquely American “rough and ready” style to the works at hand.
…I’m happy to report that these Dallas performances are very pleasingly engineered and much better played.
As a live document and as a refreshing look at these masterpieces I can’t recommend this highly enough. © 2013 Classical Net Read complete review