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Koussevitzky/Wagner (Boston Symphony Orchestra/ Mark Obert-Thorn/ Serge Koussevitzky) (Naxos Historical: 8.111283)



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Serge Koussevitzky's tenure of the Boston Symphony lasted from 1924 to 1949, a notable time during the orchestra's history, owing to adventurous programming and wide-ranging commissions. The recordings on this release, made between 1946 and 1949, are representative of Koussevitzky's final years with the orchestra and, although the conductor was in his early to mid-seventies, lack nothing for energy. The opening of the 'Overture to The Flying Dutchman' inspires a typically dramatic and intense performance. Intimacy abounds in 'Siegfried Idyll', a lyrically shaped account with a gentle degree of forward thrust, beguiling strings and characterful woodwind solos. Brahms's 'Academic Festival Overture' is given a lusty outing but not without light and shade, proof yet again that Koussevitzky's conducting rarely if ever was without a sense of theatre and effective point-making.
Facts
Item number 8111283
Barcode 747313328321
Release date 03/03/2008
Category Orchestral | Classical Music
Label Naxos Records | Naxos Historical
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Composers Johannes Brahms
Richard Wagner
Conductors Serge Koussevitzky
Orchestras Boston Symphony Orchestra
Producers Mark Obert-Thorn
Disc: 1
Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman): Ove
1 Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman): Ove
Lohengrin, Act I: Prelude
2 Lohengrin, Act I: Prelude
Parsifal, Act I: Prelude
3 Parsifal, Act I: Prelude
Parsifal, Act III: Good Friday Spell
4 Parsifal, Act III: Good Friday Spell
Siegfried Idyll
5 Siegfried Idyll
Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
6 Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
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