on 22 September 2013
This is the original recording from the 1980s of Lutoslwaski's beautiful 3rd symphony. I have a taped version of this lying somewhere unlistened to, so wanted to get a good recording in CD/MP3. This one is really excellent - the Los Angelese Phil do a sterling job and Essa Pekka Salonen was a champion of this piece: I think this recording defined the symphony for some time. The recording is very good. The price is less than a £, so a snatch. If you have any interest in Lutoslwaski, this is an excellent piece to start with: it is modern yet contains enough melodic elements to keep you interested - it is not dry like some of his more esoteric works. There are other good recordings around: in particular Anton Wit and the Polish National Radio orchestra on Naxos are top class. However,in terms of value for money you cannot beat this MP3.