LABELS: Decca Double Decca
WORKS: Symphonic Poems; Overtures
PERFORMER: LSO/István Kertész
CATALOGUE NO: 452 946-2 ADD 1963-72
First choice for this repertoire remains Kubelík’s marvellously idiomatic DG set. But the electrifying Kertész/ LSO partnership runs it a very close second. Indeed, Kertész yields little to his Czech colleague in terms of characterisation and physical energy. The omission of The Wild Dove (included by Kubelík) is made up for by Kertesz’s gripping account
of the emotionally volatile Scherzo capriccioso.