Rob’Gold Standard on Saturday Classics – 1-3 pm on BBC Radio 3 …
This week Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s Second Symphony conducted by Rafael Kubelík, the wonderful voices of Conchita Supervia and Oscar Natzka, Rene Leibowitz conduct Liszt’s First Mephisto Waltz (a stunning Reader’s Digest recording), the Beaux Trio’s first recording of Beethoven’s Ghost Trio, Hermann Scherchen’s first recording of Messiah (surely the most exhilarating ‘For unto us’ you’ve ever heard!), Jeanne-Marie Darré playing Chopin, Karl Richter’s swirling Archiv version of Brandenburg Three, Mravinsky igniting Wagner’s ‘Venusberg Music’, Rowicki’s stirring version of Dvorák’s Hussites Overture and Ralph Kirpatrick playing Purcell – not bad for starters. Lots more planned . Do let me have your reactions. Best. Rob
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Know nothing of Hartmann but always happy to listen to Kubelik conduct. Looking forward to this!
It’s tough stuff Stephen … but a wonderful work, totally involving.The whole cycle is great (on Wergo much of the set is conducted by Kubelík). If you manage to access No. 8, that’s maybe the greatest.
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Best of luck, Rob. Alas, I’ll be at work but I’ll try to catch a few minutes.
Please do if you can Robert! Best RC