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Which Vaughan Williams Cycle?

  • Boult I (1952-1958)

    Votes: 5 17.2%
  • Boult II (1968-1972)

    Votes: 3 10.3%
  • Previn (1968-1972)

    Votes: 4 13.8%
  • Rozhdestvensky (1988-1989)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Thompson (1987-1990)

    Votes: 2 6.9%
  • Slatkin (1990-1992)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Handley (1986-1993)

    Votes: 8 27.6%
  • Davis (1990-1996)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Haitink (1984-2000)

    Votes: 5 17.2%
  • Bakels/Daniels (1992-2003)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Hickox* (1997-2006*/2017)

    Votes: 1 3.4%
  • Elder (2010-201?)

    Votes: 1 3.4%
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Any thoughts on Haitink? Warner has reissued it at a bargain price.
Not a big fan of RVW, but I did read somewhere that Haintink was the 1st (only?) Conductor to take RVW symphonies out of the English realm and onto a European interpretation. Hearing RVW as a European composer as opposed to English. 'Tea Vicar?'
 

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That is a total misrepresentation as other conductors outside of Britain have conducted RVW. There are recordings by Previn (German), Bernstein (American), Metropolous (Greek), Rozhdestvensky
(Russian), Bekels (Dutch) as well as Stoki (a bit cosmopolitan).
Be that as it may. All I'm saying is that Haitink went out of his way to reinterpret RVW as a 'European' composer. So if you're fed up with tea and crumpets, it might be worth a punt.
 
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