A Classical Music Blog by TIM MANGAN
Georg Solti conducts the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
classical music, music videos
conductors, Georg Solti, Shostakovich
January 3, 2014
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Thrilling as it always is, but why this one?
Just seeing if anyone is paying attention.
But seriously … I thought it was interesting footage of Sir Georg and his style.
Yes, he’s surprisingly non-demonstrative. One wonders how much other video exists of works these conductors did NOT “record.”
(Did you see Urbanski conduct this Shostakovich at the HB a few years back? He’s conducting Prokofiev 5 later this month in LA.)
In my opinion, Maestro Urbanski led an exceptionally fine Shostakovich’s Fifth at the HB in 2012, so i personally am definitely looking forward to his Prokofiev’s Fifth at the WDCH in just a couple of weeks.
As hard as it is for me to like Sir Georg’s unattractive conducting style, i must admit – he often achieved outstanding results, including here with this very fine orchestra. He must have been an extremely effective rehearser, because i can’t imagine how his hyperactive yet inexpressive way of time-beating could have inspired anyone in concert.
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