Waltz in Ab major Opus 34 No.1 Frederic Chopin Download 'Waltz in Ab major Opus 34 No.1' on iTunes
This fresh, feisty recording more than challenges more familiar readings of Beethoven’s much recorded overtures says Jane Jones.
Repertoire: Complete overtures
Artists: Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra/David Zinman
Label: Arte Nova 82876 57831 2
There’s such freshness and vigour here to challenge more familiar, pedestrian readings of Beethoven’s overtures, plus the real benefit of rarities such as Zur Namensfeier making this a must-have collection. The use of interesting ‘authentic’ touches, which is the hallmark of Zinman and his orchestra, adds to the texture. I thought this disc might be ‘just another...’ – but far from it: it is as feisty and raw as the man himself.