Saint-Sa‘ns, Bloch, Tchaikovsky, Massenet & Greene

COMPOSERS: Bloch,Massenet & Greene,Saint-Sa‘ns,Tchaikovsky
LABELS: Biddulph
ALBUM TITLE: Leonard Rose
WORKS: Works by Saint-Saëns, Bloch, Tchaikovsky, Massenet & Greene
PERFORMER: Leonard Rose (cello), Gladys Swartout (mezzo-soprano), Gibner King (piano); New York PO/Dmitri Mitropoulos, George Szell
At the same time, the 1951 recording of the Bloch featuring American cellist Leonard Rose accompanied by the New York Philharmonic under Dimitri Mitropoulos proves to be a more febrile experience, Rose negotiating the rhapsodic ebb and flow of the music with a sure sense of direction that is not always evident in some modern performances.