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In Reply to: RE: "Not as corny as Leinsdorf" - Would that be Leinsdorf/LAPO? posted by Chris from Lafayette on June 17, 2017 at 01:03:48
I've only got a Pickwick 33 budget reissue but recall how surprised I was in terms of fidelity. ( .50 cent find at a thrift store! ) And yes I agree most classical Capitol offerings have been poor from other records I have. I have to wonder what they did to them cuz, their popular titles are much nicer. Sinatra, Cole et all...
Very "Hollywood bound" ( Franz Waxman Rebecca-esque :) ) but certainly colourful and entertaining.
Tempo is slower than Canteli's but it's expressive and dreamy, keeping luxurious feel and touch of mystery throughout. I know you do not like this type of meaningless adjectives but sorry I don't know how else to articulate it!
It just reminds of a review I read from Tully Potter, accusing Reiner and the CSO of having a "Hollywood Sound" on one of their recordings! ;-)
Nah.. maybe expressive but not as corny as some others from the same era. There seems to be a fine line. ( I know this stuff is subjective! )
Listening to Reiner's work, styling isn't that dated to my ears. There's some human quality to them that missing from many of today's ultra polished orchestration style. Certain technique or dynamic shading that makes a large score to an interesting story telling rather than turning into a sea of pretty wallpaper.
P.S. Who's Tully Potter?And which recording is he referring to?
I can't remember the specific recording unfortunately. Tully Potter is well known reviewer in the UK, who (I think) specializes in older recordings - especially (from what I can tell) having to do with string players and ensembles. Maybe one of our UK inmates here can elaborate and/or correct what I said.
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