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Posted by Eric Schissel on February 27, 2015, 2:37 am
One's thanks to Mr. Whitmore for his opinion. One would like too an opinion, though, from someone who's heard, and is familiar with the other two recordings of this symphony- which have been around for some time now (one on Koch, so- no longer available; the other, part of cpo's complete recording of the composer's surviving symphonies (no.5 is lost)) - and could provide an alternative, comparative perspective that would be more useful for the point of view of those who (like this reader) are reasonably familiar with Villa-Lobos' more abstract music (e.g. his string quartets and his symphonies- which are not very much like his best-known work, and likely to disappoint those who come in expecting more-of-the-same) but want to know how -this- recording and performance hold up.
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