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  • Sony - Audio (1960s)

    16 80.00%
  • Unitel/DG - DVD (1970s)

    2 10.00%
  • DG - Audio (1980s)

    2 10.00%
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Thread: Bernstein's Mahler Cycles

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    I can't vote as I only have heard the Sony 1960s cycle. But from the results to date, it appears I bought the best cycle.
    Last edited by Florestan; Jan-05-2017 at 19:04.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
    Yes. Some of it was outstanding. I love his Shostakovich 7 and wish that he got to record all the Shostakovich symphonies.

    But I'm also thinking of his long, drawn-out-ritard-laden-mannered Beethoven Symphonies with the VPO.
    Right...I don't find them very attractive either, nor do I care for his later Sibelius cycle with VPO. His earlier, NYPO/Sony set is outstanding all the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    I can't vote as I only have heard the Sony 1960s cycle. But from the results to date, it appears I bought the best cycle.
    You did, however if you ever come across the DVD set for a bargain: grasp it!!
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
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