Thursday, February 24, 2011

#55 The Smell of River

This river is a wide, slow river. It flows in a relaxing manner and if there's an excitement (1'31''), it's a controlled one. Drift along, it's an amazing journey.

Jansons is able to stretch the orchestra out and keep the motion pulsing. Slow, natural, it's not sentimental in strings, yet wonderfully emotional in brasswinds.

Wagner: Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg - Overture by Mariss Jansons on Grooveshark

Composer: Richard Wagner
Work: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, Prelude to Act I
Recording: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariss Jansons

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