Mahler on TV
|Originally posted by DarkAngel
Adhoc, read some of these:
interesting, I bought this recording (I have the original 2-cd release) after watching Mehta perform the last movement with the NYPhil at the grand re-opening of Carnegie Hall on TV.. I probably have the video tape around somewhere of it. I wish that was recorded (for cd release), because, even though it was on TV, it was probably the best performance of the last movement I've heard.. I bought the cd mainly to have his vision of the last movement on cd, but I do agree that the rest of the performance is great, though I have to admit it's been a long time since I've listened to it, and I was unaware that this particular recording was held in such high esteem.
Another TV performance that knocked my socks off was Dmitri Rostropovich conducting the National Symphony in a performance of the Shostakovich 5th.. amazing.. his most recent Decca cd is great, but it doesn't quite match the intensity of this particular concert (it was from a series called "Live at Wolftrap" or something like that).. I must have watched that tape 100 times back when I was in high school. Guess I was a weird kid.