Variations for Organ on "America"by Charles Ives Conductor:
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century Written: ?1891; USA Notes: Orchestrated: William Schuman (1963)
Night on the Bare Mountainby Modest Mussorgsky Conductor:
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic Written: 1866; Russia Notes: Orchestrated: Rimsky-Korsakov (1886)
One of the most important editions of the 20th ceJanuary 14, 2012By Vadim S. (Ashdod, Israel)See All My Reviews"The only thing I can say,as a truly great lover of Classical Music and having one of the best collections of classical music in the world, that if you have money only for ten discs (sets or singles), this set should be in your collection. By the way, it is avalible only here at arkivmusic.com (for international shipping too, after many years I waited so much here in Israel for it to happen), not beeing available even at the two best world sources for classical music prestoclassical.co.uk in the UK and amazon.com in USA (for my opinion- together with this source here, of course). All are GEMS here in this set, but the greatest of all time, for me: 1) "Ma Vlast" being available in the past on "Mercury"- not available today anywere in the world. You should listen to believe. The only one which comes close is Kubelik's Boston interpretaition on DG. The third greatest of all is the Supraphon version at the end of Kubelik's true Heroic life. I am proud to know about this man's existence. All three version are the best ever for Ma Vlast (and believe me- I know Talich's legendary interpretations too).However, for the sheer sonical impact of Reiner's Chicago orchestra (he created the orchestra I mean- for those less knowing the issue)- this disc is unmatchable ever. 2) The greatest musician ever for me (not only conductor, of course) and for every really(!) knowing music in the world is of course Wilhelm Furtwangler. Toscanini is great (for loving debates for the debates themselves- I am sorry to say that)- but is zerro relatively to Furtwangler in terms of spiritual life, which is the essence of music for me. Wilhelm's interpretatin of Schumann's First sympphony is legendary (I am not confused with the legendary Schumann' Fourth), however, it does not come even close to this unforgettable interpretation. Try. You will not forget ever. 3)Tristan und Isolde: Mild und leise "Liebestod" by Richard Wagner. The best in Wagner generally is Wilhelm. But not here. 4)Concerto for 7 Winds, Percussion and Strings by Frank Martin. Forgotten Pearl. 5)Requiem. 6)Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36 by Nikolai Rimsky- Korsakov. 7)Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83: 1st movement, Allegro non troppo by Johannes Brahms Thank you for Your attention, Vadim"Report Abuse
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