Fabien Sevitzky Archive

Fabien Sevitzky: Indianapolis Symphony, Vol. 3 = Orchestral works by BRAHMS; DVORAK; ENESCU; KHACHATURIAN – Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra/ Fabien Sevitzky – Pristine Audio 

Fabien Sevitzky: Indianapolis Symphony, Vol. 3 = Orchestral works by BRAHMS; DVORAK; ENESCU; KHACHATURIAN – Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra/ Fabien Sevitzky – Pristine Audio 

A third volume of Fabien Sevitzky recordings brings us the conductor’s penchant for dance music, restored in vivid sound by Mark Obert-Thorn. Fabien Sevitzky: Indianapolis Symphony, Vol. 3 = BRAHMS: Hungarian Dances: No. 1 in g minor; No. 3 in F Major; No. 7 in F Major; DVORAK: Slavonic Dances, Op. 46: No. 8 in g minor; No. 2 in e minor; No. 4 in F Major; No. 1 in C Major; ENESCU: Romanian Rhapsodies, Op. 11: No. 1 in A Major; No. 2 in D Major; KHACHATURIAN: Gayaneh – Ballet Suite – Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra/ Fabien Sevitzky – Pristine Audio PASC 520, 78:56 [www.pristineclassical.com] ****:  The spirit of the dance provides the rubric for restoration engineer Mark Obert-Thorn’s latest collection of Fabien Sevitzky (1893-1967) recordings, 1942 and 1953. The rarest of the performances, of the Brahms Hungarian Dance triptych from 1942, derives from the shellacs that had not been reissued since their original incarnation.  The slow tempo for the opening of the g minor Hungarian Dance—in the composer’s own orchestral transcription—enjoys a lushly thick, rubato-laden texture that explodes into ripe, gypsy figures. With the composer’s own arrangement of the No. 3 in F by Sevitzky, we might ascribe the […]