26 February 2011

Beautiful nights in Symphony Hall

Ligeti, Mozart and Dvořák at Symphony:

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Not at all surprising, I found myself humming bits of the Dvořák for days.

And: Mussorgsky, Beethoven and Prokofiev, in the same acoustically wondrous place:

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The Prokofiev Sixth had not rung out at Symphony Hall for 14 years — and on that occasion, it was a substitute, the result of a change in guest conductor. (Originally programmed, I was told, was Shostakovich Fourth, to have been led by Haitink.)

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