Liszt/Enesco Rhapsodies

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LP, Liszt/Enesco Rhapsodies


Pris: 325 kr

George Enesco: Roumanian Rhapsodies op. 11 No. 1 in A major and No. 2 in D major / Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies No. 2 in D minor and No. 3 in D major - The London Symphony Orchestra coducted by Antal Dorati


Label: Mercury

Genre: Klassisk
Typ: Nypressad  LP 33rpm 180 g Insp.år:  1960
Release: 2005
VC 1725  
VC inköp: 597142 Prisgrupp: EU4

LP 180 gram, utgivningsår 2005, Speakers Corner, Mercury SR90235

Born in 1881, George Enescu led the life of a globetrotter. Although he became acquainted with all manner of schools and styles during his thorough studies in Vienna and Paris, it was invariably folk music that provided him with the most important source of inspiration. Thanks to their freshness and impressive thematic invention, the two Roumanian Rhapsodies have remained firm favourites to this day. Nothing in the music appears to demand great effort or mental struggle. The colourful mixture of lyrical and spirited passages seems completely natural and homogeneous, offering sheer delight for the ears right up to the final chord.
Enescu’s carefree ‘hits’ serve as an ideal introduction to two orchestral heavyweights by Franz Liszt, which undoubtedly are to be counted as 'state of the art' works in this particular genre. Antal Dorati conducts the London Symphony Orchestra with a firm hand and complete concentration – as is demanded by this tightly knit score –, always managing to find the perfect balance between timbral force and transparency. Of course one can find elsewhere these compositions being performed faster, louder and with questionable sensational effects. But if you are looking for a faithful interpretation of the score, musicality and natural sound, then this is the recording for you.

Recording: June 1960 at Wembley Town Hall, London, by C.R. Fine and Robert Eberenz
Production: Wilma Cozart

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