Friday, November 05, 2010

Another legend passes


Rudolf Barshai died on Nov. 2 aged 86. Above is my 1965 EMI LP of Barshai conducting the combined forces of the Bath Festival Chamber Orchestra and Moscow Chamber Orchestra in Sir Michael Tippett's masterly Concerto for Double String Orchestra. A quite scintillating account which lost its sonic slam in the early CD transfer in my collection. The LP format has gone, that evocative style of artwork has gone and now the conductor has gone. Will the label itself be the next to go?

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1 comment:

Pliable said...

Well, the LP format has not quite gone - http://www.sfsymphony.org/projects/mahler/default.aspx?id=47914