Magazine article Gramophone

Beethoven * Jost: Beethoven Symphony No 9, 'Choral', Op 125

Magazine article Gramophone

Beethoven * Jost: Beethoven Symphony No 9, 'Choral', Op 125

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Beethoven * Jost [DVD Video] [Blue-ray]

Beethoven Symphony No 9, 'Choral', Op 125 (a). Overture, 'Coriolan', Op 62 Jost Fanfare. An die Hoffnung (b) (a) Camilla Nylund sop (a) Elena Zhidkova mez (ab) Klaus Florian Vogt ten (a) Rene Pape bass Vienna Singverein; European Union Youth Orchestra Alumni; Tonkunstler Orchestra / Yutaka Sado Video director Karina Fibich C Major Entertainment (F) [VIDEO] 740208; [F] [Blue-ray] 740304 005' * NTSC * 16:9 * 1080i * DTS-HD MA5.0, DTS5.0 & PCM stereo * 0 * s) Recorded live at the Grafenegg Festival, August 19, 2016

Set in the grounds of a grand Schloss on the plains of Lower Austria, the Grafenegg Festival does well by itself: a cut above Kenwood, a notch or two below Tanglewood. Opening its 10th-anniversary concert last year, Christian Jost's fanfare runs out of steam some time before the five minutes are up, through no lack of skill or commitment from the nine brass players of the Tonkunstler.

Somewhat unfairly known as Vienna's third orchestra, neither they nor Beethoven are well served by big-band, big-event, see-you-at-the-double-bar accounts of Coriolan and the inevitable Ninth. …

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