too fast?

I was just lis­tening to Antonín Dvo?ák’s New World Sym­pho­ny (Sym­pho­ny No.9, opus 95, “From the New World”) and rea­li­zed one thing that had been irri­ta­ting me all the­se years — only, I could never iden­ti­fy it.

Just lis­ten to the 4th move­ment: Alle­gro (con fuoco)
(deli­cious mp3 playt­ag­ger enabled!)

Now, just as much as I would love to hear more and more clas­si­cal music being play­ed on his­to­ri­cal instru­ments to catch the dyna­mics of the ori­gi­nal com­po­si­ti­ons, I would like to hear this pie­ce on modern, elec­tro­ni­cal instru­ments instead.
Why? Becau­se I think this com­po­si­ti­on is way too fast — simi­lar to Keith Jar­rett’s inter­pre­ta­ti­on of Bach’s Well-Tem­pe­red Cla­vier. To my mind, this Sym­pho­ny has such a vivid speed that it equals a shame to sort of “was­te” the vibra­ting sounds of woo­den instru­ments. It does­n’t give them a chan­ce to deve­lop a pro­per, a full sound. Ins­tead, I think, elec­tro­ni­cal instru­ments take less time to deve­lop a clean and sta­ble sound. Deli­vering the tone pitch the moment it’s requi­red. This assump­ti­on espe­cial­ly app­lies to the strings in the beggi­ning of this movement.
Or in other words: play­ing such a fast com­po­si­ti­on with tra­di­tio­nal instru­ments is like brea­king a but­ter­fly on a wheel / taking a Mer­ce­des-Benz S600 to the next duka only to buy chewing gums.

Isn’t it that you some­ti­mes hear inte­res­ting music and instant­ly think: naaaa, I would have play­ed this in a dif­fe­rent way…?

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