All my Brahms' symphonies are on vinyl and not fantastic performances. I quite fancied buying a set of the 4 on CD, and checking Amazon I've narrowed it down to the sets by Karajan, Klemperer or Abbado.
The Karajan with the Berlin Phil on DG is the cheapest at less than a tenner, and I surmise is going to be a very good on all levels.
The Klemperer also gets fab reviews, is more costly at £17, but I'm skeptical of the recording quality of a 1950's performance.
Lastly is the Abbado set, which gets rave reviews, but how can it possibly be worth the £46 asking price? (I'm sure it must be cheaper somewhere).
I'm fairly new to Brahms, so haven't heard many variants. I'm sure a lot of you out there have at least one if not all of the above. Where would you put your money?