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In Reply to: RE: My Poor Wallet: Copland's Symphony #3 w/Slatkin and the Detroit Released posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on June 09, 2017 at 07:29:53
...the material Bernstein infamously excised, (much to the initial annoyance of Copland!), suddenly appeared? Right after the anvil business?? Wow!
Blew my mind. I humbly prefer Bernstein's cuts.
Otherwise, yes: Slatkin's a bit pastel for my tastes, and I was sadly not inspired to go weld steel together, or harvest corn, or join a big rig convoy, or BBQ hamburgers and hotdogs in the park. Darn.
Edits: 06/09/17Follow Ups:
I generally don't like cuts to classical pieces (most notably Rachmaninoff 2nd Symphony and Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto), but this one I'm kind of on the fence.....
Same here. I think Bernstein had the right idea.
At least Bernstein himself was a composer..... Some of the cuts and score doctoring I've encountered by non-composers (George Szell for one) were just hideous.......
Bernstein's cut in Copland's Third Symphony gives the ending a melancholy sense of finality...... The original seems to interfere with that.........
What's interesting is the performance I love conducted by Copland himself does have the cuts in it.
Of course, I'm listening to the 16/44.1 stream via QOBUZ and not paying hard earned money (or your SS tax $$) for the download, so I guess that might explain why I'm easily pleased my anything and everything fresh and new.
OK, maybe not Bartok string quartets, but just about everything else. :-)
and I thought the rest of it was quite good as well!
But I'm a sucker for Copland.
I listened to nearly all of it on the Naxos Music Library app. Granted, it's lo-rez sound, but I thought the performance was dull dull dull, compared to some others, including Slatkin/St. Louis and either Bernstein recording. My favorite is Oue/Minnesota on CD; the day that it comes out as a high-rez download, I am taking out my credit card.
Concerning the ending, Marin Alsop used a different ending than other performances in her locally live performance with the Cleveland Orchestra and in a broadcast download with Bournemouth, not sure what's on her recording.
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