Tag Archives: Stuart Burrows

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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Audiophile HD-Vinyls 96/24 (Decca) Ludwig van Beethoven – The Nine Symphonies + Interview: Solti about Beethoven (in German)

This is a broad, powerful, heavy-duty Beethoven symphony cycle, free of idiosyncracy, that can stand as a benchmark to measure against more unconventional interpretations, a kind of golden mean of Beethoven. Decca’s spacious sonics foregrounds Solti’s attention to orchestral detail; all the sections, particularly the low strings and the winds can be heard to beautiful effect. Solti’s tempos are expansive, and as befits a great opera conductor, incident rules over architecture.

# Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
# Performer: Yvonne Minton, Pilar Lorengar, Martti Talvela, Stuart Burrows
# Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
# Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
# Vinyls (1975)
# Format: Flac
# Number of discs: 10
# Label: Decca
# DR-Analysis: DR 13
# Size: 8.4 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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