An old favourite, first heard as a television signature tune.
this version was not the first pick, which was a better recording by the Vienna Philharmonic. This was replaced on learning of their shameful history of Nazi sympathy during the second world war, betrayals, and a coverup that is only now being unpicked.
The atmosphere of such acts will contaminate their art for at least a generation.
This version is vivacious and inspiring, although the recording quality is not so good.
Karelia Suite op.11
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Koussevitzky Music Shed, Tanglewood, 1 8/2010
Choose a Random Post?