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Hermann Scherchen Conducts Orchestral Works From Nixa Box set

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  • Audio CD (4 Jun 2001)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Tahra
  • ASIN: B00005BCWY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 662,097 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Paul R. Terry on 29 Dec 2010
Scherchen is best known for his advocacy of modern music, but he obviously had an affinity with the great 19th century Romantics, in this case Berlioz, Tchaikovsky & Rimsky-Korsakov. He re-thinks each piece to produce a very distinctive interpretation. For example, Romeo & Juliet is slightly slower than we are used to, while the March to the Scaffold from the Symphonie Fantastique is quicker than usual. However, these are not arbitary decisions, but an integral part of Scherchen's approach, challenging us to listen to these well-known pieces afresh.

The transfers seem to be from good LPs, with some slight surface noise audible, but not distracting. It's a pity that the original tapes weren't available, as with the Boult re-issues from First Hand Records, but the results here have plenty of body & must have been hi-fi demo discs in their day, i.e. 1953.

The LSO plays for three of the four discs, with Beecham's Royal Philharmonic taking over for Harold en Italie, where the soloist is Frederick Riddle.

Anyone seeking modern sound should look elsewhere, but for those interested in the great conductors of the past, I recommend this whole-heartedly.
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