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Discussion: Classics at the Pops - Erich Kunzel

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Post by Dinko April 7, 2004 (1 of 1)
Monteverdi wrote:
"But Kunzel has the rare talent of deflating any piece of music he conducts. He seems unfazed by matters of style or character. Other than piling on the sonorities, he seems either uninterested or clueless in bringing to life the music. Most of the music aimlessly moves from bar to bar without a clear vision of where it should go."

I think you're onto something, but I don't think it has to do with Kunzel in in the past. It seems to be more of a recent development.

Past Kunzel/film music recordings have often been more exciting than the original soundtrack albums, but his recent "Epics" sounded to me like what you describe above: deflated, uninteresting, etc.