No I don't think it's you LeMartin... RC sounded to be struggling to extract sufficient of interest to fill 50 minutes, other than the (still somewhat interesting) different approaches to certain colouristic elements in the orchestration. Didn't like Giulini's ending (perfunctory trombone glissandi)... and I thought the conclusion was rather a surprise - Boulez was played early in the programme and rather dismissed for being (as I interpreted RC's comments) too finicky-precise, not earthy and Spanish enough. And so it seemed to my ears. But then Boulez re-emerged from nowhere at the end to win the race.
Originally Posted by LeMartinPecheur
"The isle is full of noises... Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not"
The Tempest, Act III scene 2 ll 148-9