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Suggestions for Recordings

June 24, 2020 - 2:28pm -- Barbara Nealon

Here are some suggestions from David for recordings if you want to listen to any of these works before the talks. You may be able to find these on YouTube. 

Verdi: look for Robert Shaw’s recording with the Atlanta Symphony. There are YouTube videos of a couple of different performances conducted by Von Karajan. There is an especially good one with a youthful Pavarotti as the tenor soloist!

Mozart: Here, the main thing is to find one that uses Sussmayer’s completion. I suggest Neville Marriner’s recording. 

Brahms: Robert Shaw (he recorded it twice; both are wonderful) or Otto Klemperer. While I don’t love the soprano on Klemperer’s recording, he brings out some wonderful details in the score. The baritone is Fischer-Dieskau at his best. 


2020 Summer Season

May 1, 2020 - 2:59pm -- Barbara Nealon

The Board of the Mount Desert Summer Chorale met today to discuss the 2020 concert. Our main concern is the safety and well being of our members and concert-goers.  We believe that the risk  Covid-19 poses to our community is too great to hold the concert, therefore we are sorry to inform you that we are cancelling the 2020 concert season featuring the Fauré Requiem.

We will hold the Annual Meeting as scheduled on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 7:00 pm.  We will determine if it is safe to meet in person or if we will meet virtually by July 1.  We will inform you of this meeting via email.

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