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  Weingartner: Symphony No. 3 - Letonja
  Felix Weingartner: Symphony No. 3, Lustige Ouvertüre Op. 53

Sinfonieorchester Basel
Marko Letonja (conductor)
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  Classical - Orchestral
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Site review by Castor April 22, 2006
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Review by audio-grubi August 14, 2006 (4 of 8 found this review helpful)
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Got this recording some days ago and about the "ominous loud cracks" from the right front-channel in the multi-channel recording of the "Lustige Ouvertüre": Have the same problem twice times at 6 min. 12 sec. and 6 min. 18 sec. and it's really VERY loud(!) and no fun to hear.

So it is'nt just a defect of Mr. Williams cpoy but propably of the whole production/multi-channel mix.

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Review by jlaurson October 10, 2007 (3 of 4 found this review helpful)
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Felix Weingartner (1863-1942, he, of conducting fame) is a bona fide composer, too and fits right into above crowd. Take his Third Symphony coupled with the Lustige Ouvertüre op.53 and you get a pastiche of styles that combines (in the best imaginable fashion) the great romantics that came before him. Meistersinger meet Musorgsky, Strauss (both, Richard and Johann junior), a tad Bruckner, a third movement that sounds like Mahler with a dull blade (this is not derision!) and ends with a very Wagnerian final chord. In the last movement you hear yourself vis-à-vis Offenbach. Add excellent playing from the Sinfonieorchester Basel under Marko Letonja (unknown forces to me, until now) and great sound and you have a romantic winner with a big smile and an even bigger heart.

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Felix Weingartner - Lustige Ouvertüre, Op. 53
Felix Weingartner - Symphony No. 3 in E major, Op. 49