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Discussion: Dvorák: Symphony No. 7, Othello, The Wild Dove - Flor

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Post by chenzl April 16, 2012 (1 of 39)
The Malaysian Philharmonic's latest recording is up against some very formidable SACD versions available.

I've listened to it on BIS website, it sounds very impressive indeed, especially the solid bass that comes usually from this source.

Post by Vaan April 16, 2012 (2 of 39)

Post by flyingdutchman May 12, 2012 (3 of 39)
Curious Robert. Why do you support and record an orchestra that is having such huge issues on the personnel front as the MPO? Flor, it seems, has decimated what was once a great orchestra.

http://www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc/2012/02/high-flying-asian-orchestra-runs-into-heavy-weather.html

Post by Vaan May 12, 2012 (4 of 39)
I would like to know that too.

Post by bissie May 12, 2012 (5 of 39)
flyingdutchman said:

Curious Robert. Why do you support and record an orchestra that is having such huge issues on the personnel front as the MPO? Flor, it seems, has decimated what was once a great orchestra.

http://www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc/2012/02/high-flying-asian-orchestra-runs-into-heavy-weather.html

It is only quite recently that we have been made aware of these issues, through Mr. Lebrecht's website. You still have to remember that our records come out often year or even years after the actual recording.

And, we have contracts. I have been brought up to do what I have promised to do.

And, finally, just listen to the results. There cannot have been anything amiss when these recordings were made. Or are the two of you suggesting that we should scrap the recordings already made under contract because there is apparently a controversy going on post factum, of which we have no part?

Robert

Post by flyingdutchman May 12, 2012 (6 of 39)
I won't be buying them. Simple as that. Doesn't take much to find out the history behind the draconian management style of the MPO board and what Flor has done subsequently to push his way around.

Post by Jonty May 12, 2012 (7 of 39)
I would take anything written by Lebrecht with a pinch of salt.

Post by flyingdutchman May 12, 2012 (8 of 39)
Jonty said:

I would take anything written by Lebrecht with a pinch of salt.

30 musicians were sacked. That's not from Lebrecht only.

Post by DSD May 13, 2012 (9 of 39)
Beautiful cover.

Post by SnaggS May 13, 2012 (10 of 39)
Corruption in Malaysia? Ridiculous.

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