Steve Schwartz wrote:
>I'm a great Boult admirer, and not just in British music. He was a
>superb Brahms conductor, among others, as well. Not everyone shares my
>enthusiasm. Britten really disliked Boult's performances of his music.
That's the first time I heard those first two points together. Generally,
I heard someone doesn't like Boult or likes him in English music by oh that
Me, I like both. That Brahms symphonies are marvelous, though I don't care
for his hurry-up Serenades.
I can see Britten's point, though. I don't see Boult doing that well with
Britten. Too spiky and angular. Boult didn't do everything great, of
course. I never did like his Hindemith Symphony in EB, for instance.