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In Reply to: RE: Serious cognitive dissonance: HIP... hips... HIP... hips... HIP... hips... Arrrrrrgggghhhhh! posted by PAR on July 16, 2017 at 16:42:47
I think that, with a little searching, you'll be able to find the greatest performance of this work ever given: by the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra and Oratorio Society, conducted by. . . Leopold Stokowski! ;-)
You know this UIL Stokowski Monteverdi was taped in experimental stereo by Bert Whyte way back in 1952? No one will admit to finding or having the tapes, however...
I'm a great admirer of Stokowski and I am pleased for you if you like his performance. Whether it was the greatest performance of the work ever given is something that I am unable to comment upon having been unable to be present at all of the others. Glad that you found the time :-)
Anyway I'm just finishing my breakfast, then off the the station get get a train up to town and thence to my first live Prom of the season. It is this lunchtime at Cadogan Hall which is where the chamber music part of the Proms is mostly performed. Coincidentally it is Monteverdi performed by I Fagiolini. Ever so HIP but that's how it's done these days!
As it should be! :-)
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