Arturo Toscanini conducts performances of Mendessohn and Wagner

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3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0

COMPOSERS: Mendelssohn,Wagner
LABELS: Praga Digitals
ALBUM TITLE: Mendelssohn * Wagner
WORKS: Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos 4 & 5; Wagner: Parsifal* – Prelude to Act I; Good Friday Music
PERFORMER: NBC Symphony Orchestra; *London Symphony Orchestra/Arturo Toscanini
CATALOGUE NO: PRD/DSD 350128 (hybrid CD/SACD) (1935-54)


Crisp, sharply focused, high-energy-performances, at times thrilling, at others antiseptic. The slow movement of the Mendelssohn Italian and the Parsifal Prelude are thoroughly un-atmospheric.

Stephen Johnson