David L. Simmons wrote:
>While not often mentioned, JoAnn Falletta is quite a good conductor.
>I was at a concert a few years ago of the Brahms 3rd Symphony with
>her leading the Virginia Symphony and it was absolutely breathtaking.
>Several months later I attended the Beethoven 9th, same orchestra and
>hall, and it just did not catch fire. Why? Wrong day? Phase of the
>moon? I think even the "greats" had off days and a truly masterful
>performance is the exception at most concerts. The great ones just
>do it more often.
Going strictly by recordings, Falletta is inconsistent in this regard.
Always good, sometimes great, but not always.