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Re: The Nielsen Nexus
« Reply #1100 on: April 11, 2020, 03:38:56 AM »
I have it, and do not recommend it.

+1 - Bostock is a consistently average conductor.  No worse than many but in no way exceptional or revelatory.  Wherever alternative versions of a work exist there will be better options.

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Re: The Nielsen Nexus
« Reply #1101 on: May 21, 2020, 04:32:18 PM »
On Saturday at 8PM Chowder Time, WCRB rebroadcasts a BSO concert including the Nielsen Fifthhttps://www.classicalwcrb.org/#stream/0
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Re: The Nielsen Nexus
« Reply #1102 on: May 23, 2020, 04:17:35 AM »
+1 - Bostock is a consistently average conductor.  No worse than many but in no way exceptional or revelatory.  Wherever alternative versions of a work exist there will be better options.

I agree generally, but I still think he is better than his reputation. Particularly he has a nice sense of Nielsen's lyrical vein as expressed in the second movement of the Sinfonia Espansiva  e. g.
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Re: The Nielsen Nexus
« Reply #1103 on: May 23, 2020, 05:26:41 AM »
+1 - Bostock is a consistently average conductor.  No worse than many but in no way exceptional or revelatory.  Wherever alternative versions of a work exist there will be better options.

I can certainly agree with this. Bostock’s Nielsen is duller than dishwater.
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Re: The Nielsen Nexus
« Reply #1104 on: May 23, 2020, 01:59:50 PM »
On Saturday at 8PM Chowder Time, WCRB rebroadcasts a BSO concert including the Nielsen Fifthhttps://www.classicalwcrb.org/#stream/0

Also: Pohjola's Daughter and the Elgar vc concerto with Truls Mørk
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Re: The Nielsen Nexus
« Reply #1105 on: May 23, 2020, 08:58:43 PM »
+1 - Bostock is a consistently average conductor.  No worse than many but in no way exceptional or revelatory.  Wherever alternative versions of a work exist there will be better options.

I like his Novák CD:
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Re: The Nielsen Nexus
« Reply #1106 on: Today at 09:55:57 PM »
I've listened to several bits of Bostock since I first asked about him here, and... practically everything has been very average.

It feels like the goal was to play all the correct notes and that's it. Really no sense of colour to what I've heard.
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