Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Johannes Brahms, Karl Holler, Wilhelm Furtwängler|
Brahms: Concerto per violino violoncello e orchestra Op. 102; Karl Holler: Concerto per violoncello e orchestra No. 2
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I like Hoeller more than Brahms.
Chung-Whun Chung | Seoul, Republic of Korea | 11/07/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Furtwangler's Brahms' Double Concerto recordings are two. First is this, and second is Willi Boskovsky, Emanuel Brabec and Wiener Philharmoniker. Those recordings are live, too. In this recording, two soloists-Wolfgang Schneiderhan and Enrico Mainardi-are played so good. But it's sound quality is very 'awful', unlikely 1949 recording. Solo violin's sounds very noisy and too much sharp. But orchestra's sounds so dull. I recommend other recording-1952 live recording issued by EMI-preferably. In this CD, I like Karl Hoeller's Cello Concerto more than Brahms. Hoeller was veiled German composer but his works are very individual and expressive. He composed many works in late-romantic style. In this concerto-it's a live recording of world premiere performance-, soloist Ludwig Hoelscher and Furtwangler are performed very expressive. Particularly, Hoelscher's virtuosic playing was so good. Recording condition is so good, but so loud in orchestral tutti section. I think it brings about Urania's irresponsible restoration process. Certainly, there is no comparison between Urania and Orfeo (or Testaments)."