Naxos rattles Berlin Philharmonic


I wonder if John Adams reads the Guardian? In today's edition Andrew Clements reviews two new recordings of Ravel's sublime L'Enfant et les sortilèges. One is from the Berlin Philharmonic under Simon Rattle on EMI, the other from the Nashville Symphony under Alastair Willis on Naxos. The preferred version is the one from Naxos. How frustrating.

Header image is sampled from the Previn/LSO L'Enfant et les sortilèges, on Deutsche Grammophon,
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La Cowntessa said…
Ha! Go Nashville. That is my hometown, and I have performed with them several times. Many of their recordings have been recognized as being of very fine quality, and they've done very well for themselves!
John said…
To connect this post with the previous one, may I put in a word for Naxos's eight CDs of Lutoslawski's orchestral music plus a ninth disc of his exquisite sequence of Polish Christmas carols?

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