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In Reply to: RE: ARRIVED! posted by Ivan303 on April 09, 2017 at 16:57:48
performances than I.
Please check it out for me if available on your newfangled steaming site. : ) I like a really atmospheric 1st movt. Ominous tam tam a plus. (Or gong, I haven't looked at the score.)
I'm afraid to say anything about Lamsma's facial expression at this point. Carrie's long-lost sister? Is she about to do the telekinesis thing? Make Chris' car explode from 20 miles away? : )
Better not to take the chance on being labeled a misogynist. ;-)
BTW, I have Simone's Elgar album on Naxos - I like it! I think she's appeared a couple of times with the SF Symphony, but I missed them both.
Actually, I think her cover photos on the Challenge label show her in a more flattering light - especially the "big hair" Mendelssohn/Janacek/Schumann album:
D'oh! There I go again - I just can't rid myself of my misogynist ways! If only those record companies wouldn't put those lurid photos on their covers!
Lamsma played the Britten concerto with the Cleveland Orchestra, as a replacement for Janine Jansen. A lot of the performance was out of tune. Maybe she had an off-night...
. . . after one of her appearances with the SF Symphony. Since I don't trust our local critics, I kind of dismissed his remarks. But since you mentioned the same weakness in her playing, it would seem that there IS something to that observation. (The Elgar CD I mentioned seems fine to me in this respect however.)
Well, Lamsma is coming back for another Cleveland Orchestra appearance in the upcoming season. I'm no longer a season subscriber, so I definitely won't be attending.
and only, David.
And indeed, our lady is doing a very good job with the first movement. But in the end, my heart is still safely in my chest.
David would have had it ripped out and laying on the floor by the end of the first movement!
And by the way, this is a GREAT piece of music. If DDS had written nothing else in this life, this would have been enough to be remembered by. With some help from David, of course.
Not a bad one either, as one of the two guys on the CD cover new a thing or two about the composer. ;-)
Vengerov is a good fiddler but not nearly the depth of soul nor the ability to project emotion in his playing as David.
I humbly think Mravinsky's Leningrad orchestra digs even deeper into the score. The 1st movt seems to flow better and is more evocative.
And justly so!
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