Japanese label Exton is on sale for the first time at ArkivMusic. Known for fine engineering and spectacular sound, the Exton catalog contains many wonderful hybrid Super Audio CDs. Our featured titles are below. (Sale ends at midnight ET 9/24/13.)
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A highly emotional, and volatile performance. Honeck's tempo rubato is its most controversial feature and reveals the most about this conductor's passionate approach to Tchaikovsky.
There is probably no orchestra in the world better suited to this music than Pittsburgh - including Vienna and Berlin. Always a superb ensemble in German music, the orchestra shows playing that truly is in a class of its own.
There’s much to admire in Elgar's First Symphony. The drive and energy Ashkenazy brings to movement II while in III he evinces proper feeling for this noble adagio, yet sensibly keeps the music on the move; he’s evidently in sympathy with this noble and eloquent music
The 2nd Symphony, Sibelius' most popular, is featured in this third volume of the series. Together with orchestral gems 'Tapiola' and 'The Swan of Tuonela'. Music that depicts the beauty of nature in the Nordic countries.
The otherwise very quiet audience gives a rousing cheer at the end, and you will too for a fabulously recorded live performance that truly captures the freshness and daring of this work as few other versions have.