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Re: Harbert von Karajan: Maestro for the Screen (Ian Lace review)
Posted by Barry Coward on October 1, 2016, 12:34 pm, in reply to "Re: Harbert von Karajan: Maestro for the Screen (Ian Lace review)"
A conductor from my youth that performed English music ranging from Elgar to Rawsthorne was Constantin Silvertri during his short tenure with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. The Wessex Film and Sound archive have not only all his personal tapes but his note books written in a pencil in small neat handwriting. Its well worth booking a visit to hear some terrific concerts (on headphones though).
Karajan's 1954 recording of Britten's Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge is typically electrifying Karajan and quite unlike any other performance I have heard of this work.
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