Leonard Bernstein - Liszt: A Faust Symphony
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 76:58 min | 1.31 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 03 | Rls.date: 1996/2016
Giuseppe Sinopoli projects Liszt’s “Mephistopheles” with such unrelenting urgency that he could as well be fighting the devil in person. True, the recorded balance keeps the strings fairly close at hand (the actual sound image is not dissimilar to EMI’s on their Masur/Leipzig Liszt series), but the playing itself has real drive and panache, frequently throwing caution to the winds in pursuit of maximum spontaneity (as regards tempo, Sinopoli beats Bernstein to the finishing post by no less than ten minutes).