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Post subject: Opinion wanted about this 1959 Dvorak recording  PostPosted: Sep 28, 2008 - 07:12 AM
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Hello all,
Bit OT, since it is not a vinyl recording, but....
I had never heard of Walther Boer (1891-1984) before, but this
Dutch conductor / cellist, pupil of Daniël de Lange, Julius Röntgen and Bernard Zweers, made a,
to my opinion, splendid recording Of Dvorak's Stabat mater.
The Avro is so kind to temporarily host a recording from 1959 on-line
(in 256 KBS!)
Dvorak - Stabat Mater by Broadcasting Orchestra and Choir
Walther Boer and Coenraad Lodewyk; Heleen Verkley, soprano; Wilhelmina
Matthes, alto; Strauss Lloyd Smith, tenor; Hans Wilbrink, bass. recorded
13 Jan, 1959
http://cgi.omroep.nl/cgi-bin/streams?/avro/klassiek/bohemen/19590113_stabat_mater_dvorak.wma
"Effective effects". Of course, it's "old-fashioned" (choir!), But it
convinces me. And even the unknown singers from the'50s are on a high level.

The record is part of a page I mentioned earlier:

http://www.avro.nl/web/avro_klassiek/actueel/thema/luisterarchief_bohemen.aspx

Variable in sound quality and performance, but I thought the Dvorak Stabat Mater is an unknown gem.

I am very curious what you think of this performance!

Greetings,
Rolf
 
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Post subject: RE: Opinion wanted about this 1959 Dvorak recording  PostPosted: Oct 01, 2008 - 11:35 AM
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I have listened to the first 30 minutes of this piece. I certainly like the second movement. It would be nice if I had another recording to compare this one with, like the 1999 Robert Shaw issue which was his last recording before his death.

THanks for posting the link, Rolf!

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