The Minneapolis Symphony play Musorgsky, Schuller and Richard Strauss

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COMPOSERS: Gunther Schuller,Modest Musorgsky,Richard Strauss
LABELS: Minuet
ALBUM TITLE: Musorgsky • Schuller • R Strauss
WORKS: Musorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel); Khovanshchina – extract; Schuller: Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee; R Strauss: Don Juan
PERFORMER: Minneapolis Symphony/Antal Doráti
CATALOGUE NO: Minuet 428411 (1959-60)

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Vintage Doráti: colourful interpretations, ultra-clear yet not clinical, with a classy orchestral response. Only Gunther Schuller’s brand of clever-clogs stylistic game-playing disappoints.

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Malcolm Hayes