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Holst Choral Symphony from Chandos

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« on: September 13, 2013, 05:01:37 pm »

As both CLambert and cilgwyn imply, less was more with Boult on the podium Smiley He used an extra long baton but just seemed to flick it about whilst remaining(as CLambert says) ramrod straight. Very, very seldom did his arm rise to shoulder level yet he could produce every bit as much excitement as conductors who "leap about". The very antithesis (in a way) of the histrionic Bernstein-although the latter is a conductor I also enormously admire.

....and yes, it was quite correct to mention Boult's reading of RVW's "Job"-an extract from which can be seen on YT Smiley

To be fair though to Andrew Davis Smiley He has done some very good RVW-the Symphony No.6 and the Tallis Fantasia stand out-and, yes, I read( Grin) how good his Delius has been. I suppose though that Chandos felt that to finish the Holst Choral Symphony project Davis was the right choice Huh
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