Borodin, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Weber, Falla, Corelli, J Strauss & Dvor‡k

COMPOSERS: Beethoven,Borodin,Corelli,Falla,J Strauss & Dvorák,Schubert,Tchaikovsky,Weber
LABELS: Music & Arts
ALBUM TITLE: Erich Kleiber
WORKS: Works by Borodin, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Weber, Falla, Corelli, J Strauss & Dvorák
PERFORMER: Claudio Arrau (piano); NBC SO/Erich Kleiber
CATALOGUE NO: CD 1112
Recorded at around the same time, Erich Kleiber shows how a conductor from the European tradition could soften the sharp edges of the NBC SO. The first movement of the Borodin Second Symphony may be fast, but it has a rounder sound than Toscanini would have encouraged; and there’s real affection in the slow movement, as there is in the Corelli Christmas Concerto. Schubert’s Fifth Symphony has a Viennese warmth, which is even more intense in Johann Strauss’s Tales from the Vienna Woods; and Beethoven’s Eroica shows how rubato and phrasing can operate at speed.

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