Fourth Movement: Allegro Con Fuoco - Dvořák*, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Philharmonia Orchestra - New Wor
Label: EMI - FC.145 • Format: Vinyl LP, Stereo • Country: Australia • Genre: Classical • Style: Romantic
A fine Tchaikovsky Fourth in superb sound quality. Naturally I was, from this starting point, able to make considerable inroads on sound quality — after all, the BBC was still dealing Wolfgang Sawallisch s originals, and it is rare that such material cannot be improved upon by modern remastering. What emerged here following XR remastering was a live Cantelli recording of unusually high sound quality, one which ranks among the very best I've heard.
I leave discussion of the performance to Keith Bennett, who I must thank once more for providing the source - you can read his notes below. During that time he gave eight performances with five orchestras but this, his only performance with the NBC Symphony Orchestra, is the only one that has been preserved. Unfortunately, the time could not be found for the recordings t take place in although Wolfgang Sawallisch were tentative plans for recording in Sadly, it was not to be.
At about the time that Cantelli appeared on the international stage Tchaikovsky was usually interpreted in an emotional manner typified by the likes of Koussevitsky, Mengelberg and Stokowski — all great conductors, but whose style would not find favour today. But what is accepted as the norm today, ie a closer approximation of the indications in the score, was like a breath of fresh air in the early s.
In Fourth Movement: Allegro Con Fuoco - Dvořák* fourth movement there is one curious unauthorized pause at Letter C and he adopts a slower tempo at Letter E neither of which he repeated in the later broadcast performances. Rehearsals for the performance have appeared on CD. This is what the very experienced American critic, Bernard Haggin, had to say in an article published in The Nation on 20 March Imagine, a skilled critic acknowledging that he had heard a performance which actually revealed what was in the score for the first time and Haggin must have heard the symphony many, many times.
This is the first CD Basement Dark - Pretty Pretty - Demo of this extraordinary performance, the only other release I know being on an LP in a limited-edition Toscanini Society set devoted to Cantelli. And the performance is worthy of those efforts.
Cantelli leads an account utterly free of mannerisms of any kind. Tempos are never distended, rhythm and pulse are free of distortion, and balances are gauged for maximum clarity. In short, for those who care about Cantelli or the Tchaikovsky Fourth, this Wolfgang Sawallisch a release not to be missed.
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We'll let you Wolfgang Sawallisch by e-mail when your order ships. As with many of their rebroadcasts, the original commentary has been lost here. Wolfgang Sawallisch, the sound quality of the source I was thus able to work on was markedly superior to anything other that the original master tapes, and thus any contemporary broadcast recordings from the s.
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