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Mahler 3, Roth , one man's meat...
Posted by dieter barkhoff on February 25, 2019, 11:46 pm
Yesterday I read David Hurwitz's damning Classics Today Review of the Roth Mahler 3 recording, so eagerly recommended by Dan Morgan in today's MusicWeb - 26/2/2019. Hurwitz said among other things: 'phlegmatic, noncommittal amble through a score that ought still to sound shocking when properly interpreted'. I find it fascinating that views on just about any art form can be so diametrically opposed, I always have. For instance, my ears don't fathom much of what Rattle, Karajan or Solti have recorded. Often what I regard as illuminating and quintessential, for example Kurt Sanderling's recording of the Borodin 2nd Symphony, falls on deaf ears. Everything boils down, in the end, to the eyes and ears of the beholder, or does it? I'd be interested to read other views on this.
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