Karajan?! That's just a dream, no? He never conducted it, did he?
Originally Posted by ferneyhoughgeliebte
I agree about the piece and the versions (though I haven't ever heard the Sargent, and now want to).
And yet, and yet, and yet... No version has ever quite ticked all the boxes compared with the performance I hear in my head... The woodwind at the start are not quite jazzy enough; or the timps not quite percussive enough; or the gongs and cymbals not quite splashy enough... I think there's still room for a performance to top the lot.
I'll just have to learn how to conduct...
"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