- Ataulfo Argenta Collection
- Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 4 in f Minor, Op. 36 - Ataúlfo Argenta - L'Or
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I expected more. The performance is a bit hard driven for the first three movements, and than unaccountably relaxes for the epic final movement. The classic Mravinsky readings do the exact opposite. I know which approach I prefer! And the 1955 sound doesn't rock my world, either - it's rather boxy and scrawny sounding; nothing like the stunningly transparent and open recordings that Decca was routinely achieving 2-3 years later.
Tchaikovsky 4 Argenta/OSR
Lovely download as always.
Title: Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 4 in f Minor, Op. 36
Artist(s): Ataúlfo Argenta - L'Orchestre De La Suisse Romande
Recording Info: Transferred from a 2-track tape 15ips tape
Recorded by Decca 1955 at Victoria Hall, Geneva
Producer James Walker Engineer Roy Wallace
1 Andante Sostenuto - Moderato Con Anima - Allegro Con Anima 17:07
2 Andantino In Mode Di Canzona 8:42
3 Sherzo: Pizzicato Ostinato (Allegro) 5:25
4 Finale (Allegro Con Fuoco) 9:19
Total Time: 40:33