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    Talking Your CURRENT playlist Beethoven cycle

    Ok, I know there's a million Beethoven Symphony Cycle threads on here but I don't think this has been done. What is your CURRENT list of heavily-played recordings for each symphony (you can even add the 10th if you feel the urge). I stress 'current' as I play and love different recordings all the time and get current favourites. As an example here's mine for this week. NO doubt it will change in the coming weeks. To re-iterate, I'm not looking for your favourite all-time recordings.....just those you are playing heavily at the moment (if you are a Beethoven symphony nerd like me).

    #1 Hogwood
    #2 Kubelik / Concertegebouw
    #3 Mackerras / SCO
    #4 Bell
    #5 Chailly
    #6 Jansons
    #7 Honeck
    #8 Dausgaard
    #9 Albrecht (killer cycle)
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    #1 Toscanini, NBCSO
    #2 Van Immerseel/Anima Eterna
    #3 Leibowitz
    #4 Walter CBSO
    #5 Karajan BPO
    #6 Cluytens BPO
    #7 Monteux
    #8 Don't play it much but would probably choose Furtwangler and the folks from Vienna.
    #9 Fricsay/BPO

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    I'm working on this now, so far I have:

    #3 Paul van Kempen Concertgebouw
    #4 Karajan Berlin Philharmonic
    #5 Chailly Concertgebouw
    #6 Cluytons Berlin Philharmonic
    #7 Carlos Kleiber Weiner Philharmonic

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    If I had a Beethoven playlist, without listening to many cycles, it would be like:


    I
    Klaus Tennstedt
    London Philharmonic Orchestra

    I I
    Herbert von Karajan
    Philharmonia Orchestra

    I I I
    Sergiu Celibidache
    Münchner Philharmoniker

    I V
    George Szell
    The Cleveland Orchestra

    V
    Klaus Tennstedt
    London Philharmonic Orchestra

    V I
    John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

    V I I
    Klaus Tennstedt
    London Philharmonic Orchestra

    V I I I
    Sergiu Celibidache
    Münchner Philharmoniker

    I X
    Wilhelm Furtwängler
    Berliner Philharmoniker
    M C M X L I I

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    Mackerras and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic for #1-#8
    Metha and the NY Phil for #9 (live)

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    No. 1 - Jochum/RCO

    No. 2 - Karajan/BPO '77

    No. 3 - Karajan/BPO '62

    No. 4 - Vanska/Minnesota

    No. 5 - Wand/NDR (live, '92)

    No. 6 - Barenboim/Staatskapelle Berlin

    No. 7 - Wand/NDR

    No. 8 - Norrington/LCP

    No. 9 - Stokowski/LPO

    Just getting into the Barenboim, and revisiting the Jochum/RCO and Karajan '62 and '77 sets after a long time.
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    1 -- Toscanini

    3 -- Toscanini (1950)

    4 -- Furtwangler / BPO

    5 -- Kleiber

    7 -- Fricsay / BPO, Schmidt-Isserstedt / VPO

    8 -- Schmidt-Isserstedt

    9 -- Munch / BSO

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    One week on and another playlist:

    1-3 Matacic (Milan Radio Orchestra) - old and VERY hissy
    4-6 Kobayashi (Czech PO) - still getting my head round these very different-sounding performances
    7-9 Asahina (New Japa Philharmonic) - Klemperer-esque, as per usual from Mr Asahina.

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