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Walter Weller, where are you when you're needed?The concert master turned conductor, Weller was one of the most appealing of the generation of conductors that came of age in the '80s. He had a superb technique, an ear for balances, and a sure hand for phrasing. He knew how to use dynamics to build a climax and he knew how to use tempo relationships to shape a structure. His cycle of Prokofiev's symphonies for Decca were then and remain still the finest Prokofiev cycles ever released. But when the classical recording ...

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  1. Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 11
  2. Symphony No. 3 in A minor ("Scottish"), Op. 56
  3. Symphony No. 2 in B flat major ("Lobgesang", "Hymn of Praise"), Op. 52
  4. Symphony No. 4 in A major ("Italian"), Op. 90
  5. Symphony No. 5 in D major/D minor ("Reformation"), Op. 107
  6. The Hebrides, overture for orchestra in B minor ("Fingal's Cave"), Op. 26
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Mendelssohn: Symphonies
2004, Chandos

UPC: 095115122426

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