Re: [charlesives] Michael Stern is Fantastic !!!
- Oui, Patrick, vous avez raison! I agree that this disc is very good indeed,
and for all the points that you mention................Another diary
mention: BBC Proms 2007 - Prom 5 17th July: David Robertson conducts BBC SO
in the 4th Symphony; and Prom 64 1st September: MTT conducts SFSO in 3rd....
.......both available on BBC website and possibly one or both on BBC TV.....
From: Patrick Petit
Date: 05/28/07 22:50:33
Subject: [charlesives] Michael Stern is Fantastic !!!
Today i have listen the recording of Ives's orchestral music by the
Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Saarbrucken conducted by Michael Stern (Col
Legno) , and my firts impression is that this recording is exceptionnal.
To me it's clear, his rendition of Robert browning overture is the
best performance of this masterwork, better than Metzmacher and Morton
Gould i think. I have never heard such an impressive rendition,
Michael Stern have choosen to point out the evocation of Wagner in
this overture and it's work!! Stern conducts loudly, powerfuly. The
end is a very explosive moment, but in the same way his conducting is
accurate, every details are listen. Great version.
The third symphony is the same level, Michael Stern has chosen to
perfom it with the shadows line, in his spirit his version is more
religious than Sinclair, the movements are slower than Russel Davies
(another great version).
Event in the Ragtimes dances Stern is successful, can i say better
than Sinclair ? Also exciting.
In short, to me, one of the best Ives recording that i've heard.
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