I shall check those recordings again, though I'm quite sure I already heard them and came back to SK.
I was doing research on that symphony many years ago and I heard at least 30 different conductors.
Then, I came back to SK and he's still my fave.
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Does anyone (has anyone ever) conducted Tchaikovsky like Koussevitzky?
The Tchaikovsky Fifth rarely fails to make a strong impression at first hearing, so your preference for Koussevitzky's BSO RCA Victor recording isn't surprising, although I must add that that recording usually does not lead any list of best recorded versions, nor for that matter does the Bernstein. You might investigate those of Igor Markevich, Yevgeny Mravinsky, Pierre Monteux, Artur Rodzinski, Valery Gergiev, and, if you accept their mannerisms, Leopold Stokowski and Willem Mengelberg.
On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 2:12 PM, James Roth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hello everybody.
> The first time I ever heard the 5th of Tchaikovsky was on a recording
> of Koussevitzky and the BSO - a 45 RPM box set.
> That rendition has stuck with me (it's my favorite) and I've yet to
> hear anyone - even Bernstein - conduct with S.K.'s rubatos, creshendo's, etc.
> I wish there were. While S.K.'s rendition is my favorite by far, it's
> lacking in the clarity of later technology.
> The live ones are a little clearer than the 1946 studio recordings,
> but still...................
> If I had the funds, I'd hire the BSO to study his recording and then
> play it back exactly that way.
> Is that silly?
> Ben Roth
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