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Benjamin Zander - Philharmonia Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 - Hi-Fi Records


01 July 2014
Hi-Fi Records
Ludwig Flich

Benjamin Zander, ebenfalls dirigiererender Forscher und forschender Dirigent, fand – nach vielen Telarc-Aufnahmen – nun seine neue Heimat bei Linn. Wie früher bei Bruckner und auch Mahler bereichert Zander seine Hörer wieder durch kleine Vorträge über die Hintergründe des Werks, wie etwa über das sinnvolle Rubato, welches Zander dann im Philharmottia Orchestra tönt sehr sonor und voluminös in diesem Hörbild aus dem Watford Colosseum 2012, und Zander setzt natürlich auf geteilte Geigen...
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