Saturday, November 5, 2011
Schwanda the Bagpiper
I frankly love this little concert opener. Mitropoulos does circles around Reiner's famous recording. Only Mackerras comes close to this. Reiner is extremely regimented (as always), Mackerras is perhaps the best of all - as dramatic as any, but more fun. Mitropoulos is more dramatic. Both quite valid. ....has anyone ever heard the full opera?