Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Best o Britten

There's a new recording of Britten's Violin Concerto, a wonderful performance of Lorraine McAslan with the English Chamber Orchestra and Steuart Bedford. It made me revisit the concerto, I knew the old Britten recording with Mark Lubotsky. And a few years ago the amazing recording of Maxim Vengerov really stunned me.
Well, for the price, the new naxos wins. And for the repertory on it as well. Lots of charm and imagination with the Canadian Carnival and Suite of Catalan Dances.
But for sound and interpretation, I have to go with Maxim Vengerov's EMI disc.
HAHA - as I'm writing this, I'm seeing the new naxos is an old Collins Classics cd.
Well, it's new on naxos. ;)
And its a bargain to boot, with good rep.

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