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Stravinsky: Symphony in C; Symphony of Psalms; Concerto in D
 
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Stravinsky: Symphony in C; Symphony of Psalms; Concerto in D

20 July 1988 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 1988
  • Release Date: 20 July 1988
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • Copyright: (C) 1988 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg
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  • Total Length: 1:03:46
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  • ASIN: B004H56NNC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 432,998 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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An outstanding Symphony of Psalms, a work which evidently meant a great deal to Karajan, accompanied by fine performances of the Symphony in C and the String Concerto. My only reason for not giving the full 5-stars is the lack of warmth in the recordings of the latter two works, but these are still fine performances by any standard.
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I'm still amazed at the critical antipathy towards Karajan's Stravinsky. Why should we, as listeners, be afraid of an alternative view to the norm, especially when it is so well executed? Karajan approaches Stravinsky with refinement and lyricism as he would a composer who is part of the German Classical tradition, which seems appropriate in works like the Symphony in C or the Concerto for Strings which nod towards Bach, Haydn and Mozart. The more mainstream performances by conductors, like Robert Craft, drawing on Stravinsky's own recordings, are frequently clean but dry, and are uninvolving, especially on repetition. They often seem to fall into a caricature of Modernism. Karajan's performances as captured here are lyrical but not soft- grained ( for example, the second movement of the Concerto for Strings) and he captures the mercurial spirit of Stravinsky ( for example, the first movement of the Symphony in C) very well. All of the performances are well- characterised with a feeling for nuance, and full of energy. The Symphony in C has light and airy playing with brilliant strings and woodwind, and is the best version of the work that I know. The Symphony of Psalms has a slightly blurry recording but captures the devotional sense of the work, with urgent, impassioned, singing. The Concerto for Strings is done in an elegant, almost Mozartian, style with brilliant, refined, orchestral playing, which seems totally appropriate for this piece. The recording quality is some of DG's best from this period with a sense of air around the playing, apart from the more resonant Symphony of Psalms recording in the Berlin Philharmonie but this does not seriously compromise the performance. I've got Michael Tilson Thomas's recording with the LSO of the three Stravinsky symphonies which I like a lot but this is the disc that I always reach for first . Recommended.
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