Monday, March 14, 2011

#73 The Smell of Separation

This is like four orchestras playing in sync. The sound is so separated you can follow just strings, or woodwinds, or brasswinds, or timpani. I wonder how that really sounded in 1946. Did Boston Symphony Hall shatter?

Koussevitzky delivers stormed, roaring performance. BSO is sound and clear. This is not Mravinsky's predacity, the means are different. The ends, however, are very similar.

Composer: Petr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Work: Symphony No 6, III. Allegro molto vivace
Recording: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky

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