Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|
Mengelberg: Maestro Appassionato (Box Set)
10 cds. transcendant performances. 35 bucks.
Will Saar | ramapo valley, NJ | 12/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
including the famed amsterdam concertgebou,
in all tracks. a deeply searching beethoven 7, live
THE strauss heros life, and don juan
1940 tchaikovsky 6, like youve never heard it illustrated before.
and, of course the mahler 4, live, very justly known as the stuff of legend
no liner notes to speak of, those that exist are largely erroneous.
but its all about the sound. in fact,
acceptable to great sound throughout, considering these range from the 20s to early 40s."
Great Conductor Of the Past
Charles Weinstein | Austin, TX USA | 11/11/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great,inexpensive compilation of most of the known recordings of the famous Dutch conductor, Willem Mengelgerg while he was conductor of the famed Amsterdam Conceretgebouw Orchestra. For a [small price] per CD you are getting a great window into the past when orchestral conducting was much more of a personal issue.Mengelberg conducted the ACO from 1895-1945. He was personal friends with Mahler and Straus. Strauss's "Ein Heldenlem" was dedicated to Mengelberg and the ACO. Meglelberg's style of conducting was quite wayward by todays stadards...lots or use of added vibrato, and portomento and the tempei could vary trmendously within the dame piece. For the Tcaikovsky, Straus, Schubert, Brahms, Weber,Liszt it could be quite thrilling. For the classics like Beethoven and Mozart and Bach, it could quite disturbing to say the least. Some great and not so great here...."