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The Oregon Symphony, James DePreist - Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Sea Hawk; Symphony in F sharp major, Op. 40 (1998)

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The Oregon Symphony, James DePreist - Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Sea Hawk; Symphony in F sharp major, Op. 40 (1998)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold - The Sea Hawk; Symphony in F sharp major, Op. 40 (1998)
The Oregon Symphony, conducted by James DePreist

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 266 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Delos | # DE 3234 | Time: 01:01:56

The Symphony receives a particularly warm and beautiful interpretation. DePreist has a sympathetic feeling for contrasts of textures; the tempi are excellently judged and atmospheres powerful, with a vigorous sense of energy, tension and release. The Sea Hawk, though, is allowed to wallow. Particular poignancy is added through the presence of Korngold’s granddaughter Kathrin as a violinist member of the orchestra.

Review by Jessica Duchen, BBC Music Magazine

In just about every way, this performance of Korngold's F Sharp Symphony is superior to the recent one on EMI by Franz Welser-Möst with the Philadelphia Orchestra. De Priest's reading is more atmospheric, offers better balances, features crisper and more potent attacks, has greater passion and romance in the Adagio, and–dare I suggest?–serves up playing from his Portland-based group with more character and robustness than heard on the EMI disc. How, you ask, can this be? Search me–I only report what I hear. To an extent, one might explain the apparent disparity by observing that the Philadelphia strings are lusher, to be sure, but corrupt the sonic perspective somewhat with their domineering presence, and, superior though they may generally be to the impressive strings of the Oregon Symphony, actually work against the performance, in certain places, to a minor degree. Still, I like the EMI effort, but it's not in the same class as this utterly stunning new one from Delos.

De Priest not only sharply etches the urgency and menace in the opening movement about as incisively as you're likely to hear them, but deftly captures the vivacity and brilliance of the finale as well, probably the work's most difficult movement to bring off effectively, owing mainly to the quotations and innovative developments of previous material. I'm not sure I'm fond of the composer's rather malapropos evocation of the spirit of Till Eulenspiegel in this movement. That might be my only criticism of this splendid work, however, and that judgment, I must confess, might be tainted by my general indifference to the music of Richard Strauss.

The Sea Hawk is comprised of music from the 1940 film classic, and breaks down into three sections: "Main Title," "Reunion," and "Finale." I'm not sure by whose hand nearly two hours worth of music was distilled into this 8:06 suite, but the job was well done in that more of this colorful, splashy, light score might have yielded less artistically. Here we get an interesting filler that contains much tuneful material in splendid orchestration that evokes an era of swashbucklers, cliff-hangers, story-book romance, and happy endings.

De Priest is a conductor whose work has garnered considerable praise, but praise for performances usually in the concert world's byways, and often covered only in arcane journals and less widely read newspapers. Thus he hasn't been accorded the acclaim he deserves. He should be conducting a world-class ensemble (some would say he is now with this Portland group-and on the basis of this effort I wouldn't challenge that assertion), and should have a hundred recordings to his credit. Count me among his fans. Delos provides extremely vivid sound and excellent notes. Highly recommended.

Review by Robert Cummings, Allmusic.com

The Oregon Symphony, James DePreist - Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Sea Hawk; Symphony in F sharp major, Op. 40 (1998)



The Oregon Symphony, James DePreist - Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Sea Hawk; Symphony in F sharp major, Op. 40 (1998)



Recorded: November 12 & 13, 1997, Baumann Auditorium, George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon

Tracklist:

01. The Sea Hawk - Main Title / Reunion / Finale (08:05)

Symphony in F-Sharp, Op. 40:
02. I. Moderato ma energico (15:20)
03. II. Scherzo: Allegro molto (10:33)
04. III. Adagio: Lento (16:57)
05. IV. Finale: Allegro (10:59)


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The Oregon Symphony, James DePreist - Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Sea Hawk; Symphony in F sharp major, Op. 40 (1998)

The Oregon Symphony, James DePreist - Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Sea Hawk; Symphony in F sharp major, Op. 40 (1998)

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