Re: Feuermann...

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Posted by Gary Stucka on May 11, 1999 at 13:33:39:

In Reply to: Feuermann... posted by DanK on May 11, 1999 at 08:14:13:

: Well, I think I can guess who this cellist you are talking about is...

I'll never tell.

I'm in agreement your points about Feuermann's Dvorak though I doubt it was a 'characteristic of the time'. Feuermann's approach to this piece has always been frustrating to me. At first, I thought the tempi were due to youthful nerves (he recorded his commerial version in '27 and '28). However, the other two later versions with him that exist (w. NOA and Barzin; w. CSO and Lange) are consistent to this VERY fast approach. Oh well, he's still absolutely TOPS with me because of his Haydn D, Davidoff At the Fountain, Albeniz-Kreisler Tango, Sgambati Serenata Napolitana, Hindemith AND Reger Unaccompanieds, Schelomo, Mozart Divertimento, K. 563, Reicha Concerto, etc., etc., ETC!! He was such a stylish virtuoso------the Heifetz of the cello!

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