Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Recording Debut

Looks like the first commercial recording in ages for the Kansas City Symphony is about here! It has appeared as a new release on the Naxos website but according to US distributors and my friends at MDT in the UK it is not available yet.

I heard both works live with the symphony and the soloists as recorded. I found The Double Concerto tonally interesting, evocative yet a bit long. The Formosa Seasons I found more entertaining and successful due to its more concentrated, less ambitious form.

It is testimony to the talent and commitment of the Symphony that the recording was released in the first place. Now for the future, lets hear some Ives, Haydn or, please Maestro, some Karl Amadeus Hartmann??

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