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Holst Choral Symphony from Chandos

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« on: September 15, 2013, 02:34:17 pm »

Haven't heard the Davis recording yet, and as I too am very happy with Boult, doing so is rather low on my list of priorities. But this did trigger a memory from a few years back, when I attended the Proms premiere of the Choral Symphony back in 2009 - David Atherton was the conductor, and I suspect this was originally one of Hickox's programmes before the Grim Reaper claimed him. For me, Atherton is a very underrated conductor, and he unquestionably "gets" Holst: had he been the conductor on this recording, I think the performers' response would have been much closer to what I heard in the RAH 4 years ago. The best moments were almost on a par with Sir Adrian (I recall an especially blistering Scherzo)..........
Oh well. May as well file under "missed opportunities" and stick with Boult..........
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