Audio Asylum Thread Printer
Get a view of an entire thread on one page
|For Sale Ads|
That would be Jeffrey Tate, who recorded extensively for EMI and other labels. I enjoyed many of his recordings, especially those of late 18th Century music which were untainted by the HIP contagion. These include the complete Mozart Symphonies and the last twelve Haydn Symphonies. The only comment I'd make about possible improvements in those Haydn Symphonies is that he should have augmented the ECO a bit more. I think Haydn had in mind a very large orchestra for these works, and Tate and the ECO sometimes miss some of the type oomph I like to hear in them (for instance in Kubelik's No. 99). But in every other respect, I find Tate's performances really outstanding!
He also made a few recordings with the Sk Dresden, which I also like, but which might have a more limited appeal. In both the Beethoven 7th and the Schubert Great C-major (who knows what the real number of that symphony is anymore? LOL!), Tate favored slower than usual, very steady tempos which for me imparted a granitic strength to the music (similar to what many listeners associate with Klemperer's performances), and the articulation and tone quality of the orchestra were pretty glorious IMHO.
Lots of other recordings could be added to these favorites too - I'll pick just a couple more I really like:
Lots of good stuff beyond what I've shown here - In any case, RIP.
and his series of Mozart Piano 'Concerti' with Mitsuko Uchida, of course.
Sorry to hear of his passing.
One of my favorite of his is the Peer Gynt with the Berlin Phil. no less.
I didn't put (...Wozzeck...) by (...Berg...) in the subject header
to protect a certain Moderator's sensitive sensibilities.
His name has been changed to protect the innocent.
He may live in Lafayette...
Do you remember a performance of whatever that opera might have been by whomever that composer, thankfully long deceased and who shall for obvious reasons remain anonymous here, by the MET in 2005-06?
So sometime one might pull the car over and wait till the end of a tune on the car radio but this was 'Live as the MET' so the car was pulled over for quite some time!
A 'What The $%^& Is This?' moment, for sure!
But the Last 3 Scenes from that anonymous expressionistic Opera ( if it even exists )
are Wonderful, one of my most ( ...only...) vivid memories, playing that
with the Oakland Symphony w/Carlos Chavez, thought the roof would come off at the peak!
He was good!
Did I mention (...Wozzeck...), by (...Berg...)?
I meant to.
. . . who was conducting! (I'll assume it was Jeffrey Tate!) ;-)
BTW, looking over his discography, I find that it's pretty heavily Germanic.
Well, in a thread about Tate, I assumed that was obvious, but I didn't mention him by name.
That's what you get when posting late at night...
Oh GOD, I'm turning into, into, into,
Maybe HE should get him some Wozzeck and mellow-out.
Presitrump, I could have just hijacked the thread, talking about ME,
and not about what's his name or the other one.
But of course I didn't, though I should have mentioned about that Election I just won.
And those Fake 12 Tone Rows.
Fake, I say.
And the entire FTTRM.
Fake Twelve-Tone Row Media.
Post a Message!
This post is made possible by the generous support of people like you and our sponsors: