As Sir Thomas Beecham said: " It's easy - you just get the orchestra to play with the maximum of virility combined with the maximum of delicacy."
The-Orchestra is the reinvention of the virtuoso chamber orchestra, revisiting the core repertoire from Bach to Stravinsky.
the beginning of hi-fidelity recording in the 1950's, musicians have
been under more and more pressure to produce recordings that are
'perfect' - recordings that will bear repeated listening. This has led
to musicians playing in an increasingly careful way. Many conductors of
stature produced recordings that were the result of a
large number of takes edited together to make a 'perfect' result.
Unfortunately, perfect often means soulless.
approach has also carried over into the concert hall with many
performances being excellent readings of the notes, but with little of
the joy and intensity that great music needs.
Boyd , Conductor,
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Wolfgang Mozart - Allegro from Symphony No.29
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Mahler -'Oft denk' ich'
Catrin Johnsson-Mezzo Soprano
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Pyotr Tchaikovsky - Finale from Serenade for Strings, Op.48
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