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For VW "Job" fans, a sleeper IMHO: Wordsworth and the Philharmonia

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Posted on January 10, 2021 at 08:05:53
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This performance was originally released on Collins Classics then it disappeared. It recently resurfaced on Alto. I've not heard a performance that has surpassed Wordsworth's, for my tastes; not any of the Boult's (too soft-edged), Handley (too driven, misses VW's cool sensuality in places), and so on. I haven't heard Elder's new version.

The recording is fantastic and IMHO hits all the marks: overwhelming power in the Satan stuff, and supremely gorgeous string playing during the "earthly" stretches, including the a beautiful solo during Eliahu's dance (sp).

 

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Oh, and one more (also at Qobuz and on sale): Prokofiev's Cello Works, with Bruno Philippe', posted on January 10, 2021 at 08:33:56
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Prokofiev's lyrical, sunny Cello Sonata is instantly likeable. Philippe's cello sound is gorgeous.

Worth a listen.

 

Nice Alto Sax Solo somewhere in Job. Nt, posted on January 10, 2021 at 10:14:54
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Presto Classical still has downloads of many Collins Classics original issues, posted on January 10, 2021 at 11:53:04
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. . . including some of the repertoire on the album you show (although not Job, unfortunately). In general, I really liked that (now defunct) label, although I never had that particular title.


(It's got the Greensleeves and Tallis Fantasies too)

 

Thanks! Just snagged an original (Collins) copy on eBay..., posted on January 11, 2021 at 01:47:04
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Could've sworn that I still had this CD in my collection, but it seems that I somehow had gotten rid of it years ago. Looking forward to listening to it anew.

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Hope you like. They say the original pressings sound more vivid and lively. : ) nt, posted on January 11, 2021 at 07:40:04
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Also on Tidal, posted on January 13, 2021 at 11:10:14
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