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Don

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Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony
« on: April 21, 2007, 12:56:57 PM »
I'm on the hunt for some recordings of Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony.  I currently have Svetlanov, Abravanel and Jurowski.  Have heard great things about the Muti, Chailly and Ashkenazy.

How about:

Toscanini (which one?)
Kletzki/Testament
Silvestri/BBC and Testament
Thomas/Sony
Jansons/Chandos
Masur/Elatus
Leppard/Koss
Goosens/Everest
Jordania/Angelok

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Re: Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2007, 01:04:31 PM »
I will argue with you that Bizet's "Roma" symphony is more tuneful than Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony.

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Re: Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2007, 01:16:16 PM »
Am I missing any names?

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Re: Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2007, 01:21:02 PM »
I will argue with you that Bizet's "Roma" symphony is more tuneful than Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony.

Yeah but Bizet doesn't pack a punch like T.

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Re: Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2007, 01:22:52 PM »
I have Muti, Chailly and Jansons and love them all, but I'm sure there are other fine versions.  I haven't heard any of these in quite some time so I couldn't do an "A-B-C" comparison at the moment, but I do recall being quite satisfied with each.

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Re: Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2007, 01:23:51 PM »
I'm on the hunt for some recordings of Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony.  I currently have Svetlanov, Abravanel and Jurowski.  Have heard great things about the Muti, Chailly and Ashkenazy.

I particularly like the Chailly, less so Muti. Don't know Ashkenazy but my guess is that his would be good, too.
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Re: Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2007, 01:28:51 PM »
I have Pletnev/RNO - very powerful and very well recorded. Demonstration class methinks.
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Re: Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2007, 01:36:32 PM »
Just put it on now, sounds absolutely glorious!

Don

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Re: Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2007, 02:09:46 PM »
I will argue with you that Bizet's "Roma" symphony is more tuneful than Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony.

I have no interest in arguing or any current interest in Bizet.

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Re: Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2007, 03:19:05 PM »
I have Pletnev/RNO - very powerful and very well recorded. Demonstration class methinks.
 ;)

I somehow do not like Pletnev as a musician - his style is Pollini-like, chiselled and not warm - sounds like he does not warmly embrace the music that he is playing.

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Re: Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2007, 11:16:13 PM »
I agree, but do like the 'chiselled' types (Pollini etc.). I would say however that I don't think this is your typical Pletnev, with shades more romance and warmth than other recordings.

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Re: Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2007, 10:02:33 AM »
I own Muti/Philharmonia and has no other recording to compare. I think it is great although Muti seemed to always blur a lot of things up, at least from my experience of him on record. (E.g. I think he has one of the worst Resphigis ever with the Philadelphia.)

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Re: Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2007, 12:57:30 AM »
My preferred version is the one of Muti with the Philharmonia, with a perfect articulation, splendid dynamic and avoiding too much "pathos".

I would prefer Kletzki if he didn't cut parts of the work.

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Re: Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2007, 02:18:12 AM »
Howard Ng,

Where did you manage to get Muti's Manfred? It is OOP, unless it is from the Brilliant Classics box. Regards - RF

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Re: Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2007, 09:07:39 AM »
2nd hand, from a KL based violinist who used to play in the CBSO.

Regards,
Howard

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Re: Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2007, 09:19:50 AM »
I particularly like the Chailly, less so Muti. Don't know Ashkenazy but my guess is that his would be good, too.

I am not in love with Chailly. Too much (especially during the middle of the first movement) it sounds like he is on auto-pilot. Does pack a punch in the finale though.

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Re: Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2007, 09:27:31 AM »
Leppard/Koss

Is this with Indy SO? They made a number of excellent recordings (RVW Antartica, Schubert 3 & Grand Duo, Schumann etc.). Vastly underrated orchestra and conductor. Has anyone heard this Manfred?

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Re: Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2007, 11:13:34 PM »
2nd hand, from a KL based violinist who used to play in the CBSO.
Regards,
Howard

Very lucky - I should have grabbed it in a shop here but alas, did not do so. Is the violinist Malaysian - Ying Yuen, by any chance?
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Re: Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2007, 12:21:06 AM »
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hautbois

2nd hand, from a KL based violinist who used to play in the CBSO.



The version I have of Muti with the Philharmonia is an EMI Classics edition from 1993 (the recording was made in 1982).

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Re: Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2007, 01:00:27 AM »
Very lucky - I should have grabbed it in a shop here but alas, did not do so. Is the violinist Malaysian - Ying Yuen, by any chance?
Lee

Yes it is YY. He teaches at Sedaya College and i got it from him when i studied there. I will be leaving to the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in August.  :)

Howard

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