C1814. CHRISTOPHER KEENE Cond. Syracuse S.O.: 'Resurrection' Symphony #2 in c (Mahler), Live Performance, 1978. (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL T-1055. Transfers by Yves St Laurent.
“Keene’s output on disc was limited, which makes these good-sounding stereo recordings, showing a nice combination of bloom and balance, even more welcome. It’s sad to think that the Syracuse Symphony, having reached this high standard, wound up declaring bankruptcy in 2011. Rather than putting it and Keene in the category of ‘What might have been’, I prefer to celebrate them as ‘What actually was’. This release is a valuable legacy of a moment in time that was golden for all concerned.”
- Huntley Dent, FANFARE