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"Feelings" and feelings about Rachmaninoff
Posted by Zoltan on February 26, 2010, 12:53 pm
Message modified by board administrator February 26, 2010, 1:31 pm
When Mr. Hedley writes about the performance of Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Leonard Slatkin: "[L]istening to this performance, one doesn’t get the feeling that the conductor is totally convinced by the work, still less that he loves it." he is mostly trying to persuade the reader about his (appalling) view of the work and not the performance.
He may bash Rachmaninoff's piece but certainly not in a record review.
I think Mr Hedley made his point very clear in the first three paragraphs. This is a difficult work to pull together And he did not think Slatkin was able to do so.
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