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Harbison Symphony "Premieres"
Posted by Martin Headley on April 1, 2015, 11:29 pm
Unfortunately, I will have to disappoint your reviewer, Mr. Quinn, in that neither of these performances by Maestro Levine and the BSO are premiere recordings. I have copies of the first symphony recorded by Maestro Ozawa and the BSO on New World and the second recorded by the incomparable Maestro Blomstedt with the SFSO on Decca/London. Threr seems to be an opportunity lost here - like many under Maestro Levine's dislocating leadership in Boston - when we could have had the unrecorded fourth and fifth symphonies (the latter which Levine premiered at Symphony Hall in Boston)
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