8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Interesting, but too dry and too fast,
This review is from: Beethoven: Complete Symphonies (Audio CD)
Haitink and LSO are delivering one of the best recordings of the Beethoven symphonies in recent years.
It has clarity, drive and some superb playing. But as many modern recordings Haitink is setting a speed that isn't giving the music a chance. The natural pace is lost. The slower movements are running away from me.
The recording is a bit dry, with acoustics being quite moffling the sound and giving the notes a feeling of being very short.