Author Topic: Felix Weingartner  (Read 723 times)

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Sean

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Felix Weingartner
« on: February 14, 2015, 10:12:59 AM »
There's a whole bunch of his symphonies and other works on YT- anyone know his stuff, is it worth my time, and any recommendations? If it's anything much like the Furtwangler symphonies the answer will I guess be in the negative.

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Re: Felix Weingartner
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2015, 03:51:51 PM »
Symphonies I've heard are definitely better than Furtwängler's—more concise and with a reasonably original voice, somewhat more of a 'classicist'; a possible point of comparison being the early symphonies of Egon Wellesz. Don't expect another Mahler or Bruckner, but do expect some enjoyable, if a bit forgettable, music.

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Re: Felix Weingartner
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2015, 01:40:19 AM »
Alright, you've persuaded me. Will let you know what I think later. I'm going for the Fourth symphony, a merciful 31 minutes only, which I'll hear repeatedly as usual.
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Sean

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Re: Felix Weingartner
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2015, 08:12:49 AM »
The Fourth could pass as a sketch for a Brahms serenade but there are the occasional forward looking touches.