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Re: Khachaturian's "Bell" symphony
I agree with Nick and Ford. I think that David Fanning suggested that the Third Symphony had a 'ghastly appeal' or words to that effect and compared it with a gymnastic display in Red Square in the Soviet era! I see what he means. I also think that the Kondrashin performance is best of all. It has just been reissued on Urania Records. Yes, I'd much rather hear a Khachaturian symphony at the Proms than 'Strictly Come Dancing' or a 'Dr Who' themed evening.
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