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In Reply to: RE: Modern Music for Dummies. Or Intellectual Giants, like posted by oldmkvi on July 02, 2017 at 08:46:14
He's not as bad as Webern.
Granted further, Wozzeck is a work to be reckoned with whether you find the music 'lyrical' or no.
And I would have purchased it without a listen, back in the day when I bought just about everything I found in used record stores.
Aside from the fact that the Dorati performances are available only as 2-channel incarnations (on vinyl or CD), I wonder if ANY subsequent performances were really any better. I mean, the Mercury years were the era of Dorati in his prime, and those 35 mm recordings were (IMHO) the apex of Mercury's recording technology!
It's OK, a bit opaque, but IMHO it doesn't hold a candle to the Dorati Prokofiev Scythian/Orange Suites.
Nevertheless, de gustibus and all that.
. . . it seems that you picked one of the most outstanding recordings of its era as an example of being opaque - just seemed a little perverse, that's all. ;-)
Minnesota, or the Copland Rodeo with Dorati. Maybe the CD is better.
Edit, I forgot to mention the famous (but boring) Dorati Firebird.
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