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This review is from: Beethoven: The Symphonies (Audio CD)
Well this is a refreshing CD set to listen to, no OTT styling of the music, but plenty of drama and tension. Some of the movements do sound fast but that is just a perception based on what we have heard before. The speed gives the music a real sense of urgency and excitement. OK this set will not please those looking for a "romantic" interpretation, but I have been thrilled with it, and the Gewandhausorchestre are, quite simply, stunning, demonstrating to perfection what a great orchestrator Beethoven really was.