Not enough swagger and audacity in the first movt. Even Haitink projected those elements more persuasively in his EMI recording.
The Liverpool's phrasing and articulation under Manze in the 2nd movt are IMHO too "squeaky-clean" to cast a proper spell. The rather dry recording exacerbates the issue, at least for me.
I downloaded a sample of Previn's 1st movement opening (RCA) at HDTT and much preferred it to Manze's.
All that said, the Brit critics love it, even Lebrecht.
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Topic - Not too impressed by Manze's VW London Symphony - email@example.com 13:40:04 06/04/17 (19)
- Well. . . you know those conductors with HIP backgrounds! ;-) - Chris from Lafayette 21:02:32 06/04/17 (2)
- I knew you were going to go there. You enjoy your "Campoli Plays Vivaldi," no smirks from me! - firstname.lastname@example.org 21:15:49 06/04/17 (1)
- I'm sure it's very fine, but. . . - Chris from Lafayette 21:54:52 06/04/17 (0)
- RE: Not too impressed by Manze's VW London Symphony - Todd Krieger 20:26:02 06/04/17 (0)
- PS: Gergiev's Munich Don Juan was very good, but that's not enough considering competition, sound reminded me - email@example.com 17:07:46 06/04/17 (0)
- RE: Not too impressed by Manze's VW London Symphony - PAR 15:43:02 06/04/17 (13)
- This one? - Ivan303 21:31:56 06/04/17 (1)
- Yes, more Bax. Wouldn't it be nice if Lyrita would let go of their tapes. I'd like his chamber music w/ harp - firstname.lastname@example.org 07:01:33 06/05/17 (0)
- 24/96 from QOBUZ... - Ivan303 16:19:38 06/04/17 (8)
- I'd love to know what you think of the string sound. - email@example.com 17:06:44 06/04/17 (4)
- Enjoying it as I type this... - Ivan303 21:37:35 06/04/17 (3)
- I'll have to listen to the 2nd again, maybe yesterday wasn't a good day for listening. nt - firstname.lastname@example.org 07:04:22 06/05/17 (2)
- RE: I'll have to listen to the 2nd again, maybe yesterday wasn't a good day for listening. nt - pbarach 15:34:45 06/05/17 (1)
- Definitly going to try that one next. Nt - email@example.com 17:34:37 06/05/17 (0)
- RE: 24/96 from QOBUZ... - PAR 16:47:25 06/04/17 (2)
- RE: Not too impressed by Manze's VW London Symphony - firstname.lastname@example.org 15:59:53 06/04/17 (1)
- RE: Not too impressed by Manze's VW London Symphony - PAR 03:00:02 06/05/17 (0)