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    How about Yuja Wang blowing away the Mendelssohn First Piano Concerto?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GGx8TRWFVA

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    You'll never hear a more driving finale of the Brahms Second Symphony conducted by Bruno Walter with the New York Philharmonic. Start at about 37:30

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwrDbIpb4QU


    Also, finale of Argerich with Dutoit conducting the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no. 1...A magnificent performance and a beautiful lady.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItSJ_woWnmk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judith View Post
    What about Khachaturian Sabre Dance or Tchaikovsky 1812?
    Khatchaturian gets quite a few in there -
    Sabre Dance, then the Lezghinka from "Gayaneh", and the Galop from "Masquerade".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brahmsian Colors View Post
    You'll never hear a more driving finale of the Brahms Second Symphony conducted by Bruno Walter with the New York Philharmonic. Start at about 37:30
    That is a lively one, for sure, but it's not well-recorded....iirc, the sound is quite congested, detail obscured - you can't hear the descending trombone scales too clearly...

    in the same vane, better recorded is Brahms #2/IV - Reiner/NYPO - live from 3/60 - Reiner pushes the tempo hard, not quite as fast as Walter, but plenty rousing, and the orchestra blows the roof off!! really exciting.

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    Actually, Reiner's final portion is somewhat overdone with the tympani by the sound technicians as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brahmsian Colors View Post
    Actually, Reiner's final portion is somewhat overdone with the tympani by the sound technicians as well.
    Hmmm...haven't noticed that as a problem, the details are not covered, and come thru pretty well...it's a live recording, so you're not going to get studio balances...

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    Respighi: War Dance and Orgiastic Dance from the Suite of Belkis, Queen of Sheba. Wow!!

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    Various bits of DSCH Symphony #8

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryPenfold View Post
    Various bits of DSCH Symphony #8
    Yes, Sym 8/III is something with its relentless, grinding brutality [Solti, Mravinsky!!]
    Shostakovich is one of the main practitioners of fast and powerful music..one of his ultimate ones:

    Lady Macbeth/Mtzensk - the scene [Act 3/scene 6] where the old wino, prowling around the basement, discovers Zinovy's body and totally freaks out, loses his marbles completely...wild stuff, some of DS's most frenzied, crazy, hyperdrive music...

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    The outer movements of Dvorák's 7th and 9th symphonies are fast and very powerful in my opinion.

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    https://m.soundcloud.com/utsukush-fu...ay-one-summers



    https://youtu.be/wI7Ookr4-gU
    I like it when she plays slow. You can hear the notes of the moonlight intro, just backwards



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    If you're my age and American, this is how you first encountered Rossini. Definitely powerful and fast.

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    How about Glinka's rollicking 'Ruslan & Ludmilla Overture'? Decidedly brisk.

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    One of the Shostakovich Quartets has a great driving urgent movement. Cant remember which though!

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    Another i like very much is:
    https://youtu.be/otJmf3pyb1E?t=2148
    Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances op.45 Lento assai allegro vivace from 35:49

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