Offenbach/SuppŽ

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Composer(s):
Offenbach/Suppé
Works:
Overtures
Performer:
Vienna State Opera Orchestra/ Hermann Scherchen, Julius Rudel
Label:
MCA Millennium Classics
Catalogue Number:
MCD 80106 ADD (1959)
Performance:
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Sound:
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4
Reviewer:
BBC Music Magazine
Despite their divergent handling, these early stereo Westminster recordings with the Vienna State Opera Orchestra (alias the Vienna Philharmonic) are well worth hearing. Neither conductor perhaps has quite the élan or showmanship of a Paray (Mercury) or a Frémaux (EMI). Yet Scherchen’s theatre-pit manner and Rudel’s symphonic (almost Mahlerian) weighting offer their own exhilaration, Rudel’s tempi, in particular, emphasising a grandeur, intensity and colour often glossed over. Ates Orga
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