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Re: Henri Sauguet's 'Expiatoire' Symphony
Posted by Jeffrey Davis on January 13, 2017, 8:44 am, in reply to "Re: Henri Sauguet's 'Expiatoire' Symphony"
Thank you so much Jonathan for replying! You were right not only about the Sauguet but about the accompanying performance of Bloch's 'Schelomo' which, rather like with Peers Coetmore's old Lyrita recording of Moeran's Cello Concerto compensates for any technical limitations by the sheer humanity of the performance. I suspect that this is the version I will listen to from now on. I totally agree that Sauguet's great wartime symphony should be much better known - it is a moving, eloquent and tragic work - I love both the opening bell-like theme and those sad chords at the end of the work. So, many thanks both for breaking the cycle of my 'self-talk' postings but also in alerting us to the existence of this wonderful CD of historic performances. Best wishes. Jeffrey
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