Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Richard  Strauss, Neeme Järvi, Scottish National Orchestra|
Strauss: Aus Italien; Metamorphosen
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Most amazing Metamorphosen I've ever listened!
Scriabinmahler | UK | 01/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've listened to most of famous recordings of Metamorphosen including Karajan (His studio recordings & 70/80s'live), Klemperer, Levine, and Furtwangler's deeply moving reading, and thought it was impossible to beat these masters.
Recently, I bought this CD secondhand for rediculous price to sell to someone else, and when I played the cd just for testing, I immediately changed my mind. I was amazed by the richness of tones, and felt as if I was transported into a different world. In Jarvi's reading, every part is vividly articulated and full of warmth and emotion. Every intrument sings its heart out and joins in the cosmic dace of dreams and destruction. Only weakness is the climax after a moment of silence, which is not as powerful as Karajan's digital version. Yet, overall it is so deeply moving and rich experience that 26 minutes playing time feels unbelievable. The recorded sound has plenty of presence."