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The concluding piece, American Suite, is the earliest and most conventional of those here.
It would have been better served had Atzmon de-emphasized its inherent sweetness. Instead
it's intensified by touches such as broad vibrato in instrumental solos. Still, there are
attractive moments as Doráti makes skillful use of American-sounding melodies
[listen -- track 14, 5:06-6:57].
This disk is a most positive surprise. Though I've emphasized melody and marvelous
color effects, it's clear Doráti also had firm control of structure, and I'm adding the
BIS recording of his second symphony to my personal want list.
Copyright © 28 September 2003
Ron Bierman, San Diego, USA
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Antal Doráti Night Music
BIS-CD-1099 DDD Stereo 66'12" 2002 BIS Records AB
Sharon Bezaly, flute; Aalborg Symphony Orchestra; Moshe Atzmon, conductor
Antal Doráti (1906-1988): Sette Pezzi per orchestra (1961); Night Music for solo flute and small orchestra (1968); American Serenade for string orchestra (c1941)