Kurt Sanderling

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Leonard Bernstein was referred to in order to make a point. There was a comment made that Kurt Sanderling did not receive the recognition that he deserved while he was conducting. I commented that there are artists of all types and in large numbers who are deserving of more recognition than they are receiving and I commented on the media and the press in NYC during the 1950' and 60's.

The overall intention was to imply that if I were to ask the average American thirty year old who Leonard Bernstein was, I would get a close answer but if I were to ask that same kid about Krips or Furtwangler or possibly even von Karajan, they'd have no idea. In my opinion and from my perspective, there have always been too many artists who receive too little attention and a few by comparison who receive too much.

goofyfoot

I would imagine if you asked

I would imagine if you asked the average 30 year old American where Canada was they'd be stumped.

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goofyfoot wrote:

if I were to ask that same kid about Krips or Furtwangler or possibly even von Karajan, they'd have no idea.

 

parla wrote:

let's be happy

 

Karajan was happiest by himself, or dining with people who had no idea who he was.  In Chicago, a man asked him, "What is your name, please".  I have never seen him so happy 

 

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Sibelius

Thanks Parla, I'll look for the Sibelius. What about R. Strauss?

goofyfoot

Entertainment as a source of happiness.

Surely, the situation in Chicago should be quite entertaining for Karajan. Thus, he could have looked happy...

Parla

R. Strauss or...Mahler or...Shostakovich?

I do not have any recording of Sanderling with works by R. Strauss. If you would like to go further than Sibelius, I would not look beyond his outstanding Shostakovich or Mahler. I find his Shostakovich very impressive as for the orchestral colours and, at the same time, so humane and emotional as for the expressive character of the performances. If Shostakovich is not your priority for the time being, go for his quite expressive Mahler. Both very well recorded by Berlin Classics.

Generally speaking, as Dieter claimed, he was a great conductor in practically whatever he had recorded.

Parla

Strauss DVD

Parla, I did a little digging online and I found a  Sanderling: Mahler & Strauss DVD. However what attracts me are these volumes;

Anthology Of The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Vol 6 - Live Radio Recordings 1990-2000

goofyfoot

DVDs and Anthologies.

I'm not that fond (and a collector subsequently) of DVDs. I am not either that "attached" to "live" recordings. Of course, this Anthology of the Concertgebouw (including some Sanderling tips) sounds interesting, if the overall result is not uneven, as it is the case with these "anthologies"...usually and unfortunately.

Parla

Almost that time again
parla wrote:

Thus, he could have looked happy

parla wrote:

not that "attached"

parla wrote:

(including some ... tips)

That's the Vienna 1/1/87 concert, with the confetti cannon, and "a huge fan with 'Prosit Neujahr' came lumbering into view bang in the middle of his New Year address."

"(A Berlin cannon might have had more than confetti in it)"

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parla wrote:

parla wrote:

"if the overall result is not uneven, as it is the case with these anthologies"...usually and unfortunately.

Parla

 

So long as the recording engineer didn't suffer from having one leg longer than the other, it should sound fine (tee-hee)

goofyfoot

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