HORENSTEIN conducts Beethoven Symphonies 5 & 6

"Horenstein keeps it sounding genuine with the unusual sense of definition and purpose he gives to the pirouetting rhythms. Throughout, there's a distinctively serpentine sense of legato, the likes of which haven't been heard since that eccentric 1920s Oskar Fried recording of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The difference with Horenstein is that it works."

Jascha Horenstein's Vox recordings of these Beethoven symphonies with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra sound magnificent in these new Pristine XR remasters, stripping away the thin and harsh sound to reveal a full and fabulous orchestral bloom in a stunning transformation.

"What impresses is not any great dramatic moment, but the flowing cohesiveness, the incessant movement of the whole, with every instrumental gesture such as the striding horns in the third movement, or the clucking bassoons in the transition to the Finale, neatly in place."

  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5
  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral'