Tag Archives: Seiji Ozawa

Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/192 (Telarc) Antonio Vivaldi – The 4 Seasons (Silverstein/Ozawa)

Thank you very much to our friend Mats for this precious gift
Vivaldi’s spirit must have been with the symphony when they recorded this. I have about 20 versions of Vivaldi’s 4 seasons and this is one of the best overall performance/recording. For example. the tight driven strings that break into the lazy beginning of the Summer section are awe inspiring. I had never really paid that much attention to that part until I heard this. My hat”s off also to the recording artists as this record is not overly awash in waltzy-smaltzy concert hall reverb. It is dynamic and tight! File this under “one of the top ten” performances of the seasons.

I just read of Mr. Silvertein’s death, Nov. 21.2015
R.I.P. Maestro! 🙁

# Composer: Antonio Vivaldi
# Performer: Joseph Silverstein
# Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor:
Seiji Ozawa
# Vinyl (1983)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: Flac
# Label: Telarc
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
Size: 1.58 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: Fi
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HD-Vinyls 96/24 (DGG) Hector Berlioz – La Damnation De Faust (Ozawa)

As a lover of Berlioz’ music I have heard countless performances of this amazing work both live and on records. I think that on balance this is possibly the finest account on record to date. Firstly Ozawa is a great conductor and I find his conducting of Berlioz to be among the very best, every bit the equal of Sir Colin Davis, Charles Munch or Charles Dutoit, all experts in this field.

# Composer: Hector Berlioz
# Performer: Donald McIntyre, Edith Mathis, Stuart Burrows, Thomas Paul
# Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Seiji Ozawa
# Vinyl (1974)
# Number of discs: 3
# Format: Flac
# Label: Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# Size: 2.38 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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