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    ATTENTION MAHLER ADDICTS




    Let's face it Mahler fans. We're some sick people that need lots and lots of therapy!

    Here is where you can come clean and share your latest Mahler purchases and reveal your collection to everybody. No matter how big or small. I'm always impressed when I run into Mahler fans.

    Here is my collection:

    - Symphony No. 1 "Titan" And Symphony No. 10 "Adagio"
    Orch: NY Philharmonic
    Cond: L. Bernstein
    Label: Sony

    - The Complete Symphonies (12-CD set)
    Orch: NY Philharmonic
    Cond: L. Bernstein
    Label: Sony

    - Symphony No. 4 (Hybrid SACD)
    Orch: Chicago Symphony
    Cond: Fritz Reiner
    Label: RCA

    -Symphonies 1-10 (10-CD set)
    Orch: Bavarian Radio Symphony
    Cond: Rafael Kubelik
    Label: DG

    -Symphony No. 5
    Orch: Atlanta Symphony
    Cond: Yoel Levi
    Label: Telarc

    -Symphony No. 7
    Orch: Atlanta Symphony
    Cond: Yoel Levi
    Label: Telarc

    -Symphony No. 8
    Orch: Atlanta Symphony
    Cond: Robert Shaw
    Label: Telarc

    -Symphony No. 6
    Orch: Atlanta Symphony
    Cond: Yoel Levi
    Label: Telarc

    -Symphony No. 4
    Orch: Atlanta Symphony
    Cond: Yoel Levi
    Label: Telarc

    -Symphony No. 2/Symphony No. 10 (2-CD set)
    Orch: Atlanta Symphony
    Cond: Yoel Levi
    Label: Telarc

    -Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”
    Orch: Vienna Philharmonic
    Cond: Zubin Mehta
    Label: Decca

    -The Complete Symphonies (10-CD set)
    Orch: London Philharmonic
    Cond: Klaus Tennstedt
    Label: EMI

    -Symphony No. 9
    Orch: Berlin Philharmonic
    Cond: Sir Simon Rattle
    Label: EMI

    -Symphony No. 10
    Orch: Berlin Philharmonic
    Cond: Sir Simon Rattle
    Label: EMI

    -Symphony No. 5
    Orch: Berlin Philharmonic
    Cond: Sir Simon Rattle
    Label: EMI

    -Symphony No. 8
    Orch: City of Birmingham Symphony
    Cond: Sir Simon Rattle
    Label: EMI

    -Symphony No. 7
    Orch: City of Birmingham Symphony
    Cond: Sir Simon Rattle
    Label: EMI

    -Symphony No. 6
    Orch: City of Birmingham Symphony
    Cond: Sir Simon Rattle
    Label: EMI


    -Symphony No. 4
    Orch: City of Birmingham Symphony
    Cond: Sir Simon Rattle
    Label: EMI

    -Symphony No. 2 (2-CD set)
    Orch: City of Birmingham Symphony
    Cond; Sir Simon Rattle
    Label: EMI

    -Symphony No. 9
    Orch: Czech Philharmonic
    Cond: Karel Ancerl
    Label: Supraphon

    -Symphony No. 5
    Orch: Vienna Philharmonic
    Cond: L. Bernstein
    Label: DG

    -Symphony No. 1/Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels
    Orch: Czech Philharmonic
    Cond: Karel Ancerl
    Label: Supraphon

    -Symphony No. 1; Songs of the Wayfarer
    Orch: Bavarian Radio Symphony
    Cond: Rafael Kubelik
    Label: DG

    -Symphony No. 8
    Orch: Chicago Symphony
    Cond: Georg Solti
    Label: Decca

    -Symphony No. 6; Zemlinsky: 6 Maeter Link
    Orch: Royal Concertgebouw
    Cond: Riccardo Chailly
    Label: Decca

    -Symphony No. 10
    Orch: Cincinnati Symphony
    Cond: Jesus Lopez-Cobos
    Label: Telarc

    -Symphony No. 5
    Orch: Berlin Philharmonic
    Cond: Karajan
    Label: DG

    -Symphony No. 4
    Orch: Chicago Symphony
    Cond: James Levine
    Label: RCA

    -Symphony No. 3 (2-CD set)
    Orch: City of Birmingham Symphony
    Cond: Sir Simon Rattle
    Label: EMI

    -Symphony No. 7
    Orch: Chicago Symphony
    Cond: Claudio Abbado
    Label: DG

    -Symphony No. 6
    Orch: Vienna Philharmonic
    Cond: Pierre Boulez
    Label: DG

    -Symphonies 1 & 9
    Orch: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic
    Cond; Andrew Litton, Libor Pesek
    Label: Virgin Classics

    -Symphony No. 5
    Orch: Vienna Philharmonic
    Cond; Lorin Maazel
    Label: DG

    -Symphony No. 4
    Orch: Berlin Philharmonic
    Cond: Karajan
    Label: DG

    -Symphony No. 10
    Orch: Bournemouth Symphony
    Cond: Sir Simon Rattle
    Label: EMI

    -Symphony No. 1; Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen
    Orch: NY Philharmonic
    Cond: Kurt Masur
    Label: Teldec

    -10 Symphonies (12-CD set)
    Orch: Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Vienna Philharmonic
    Cond: Claudio Abbado
    Label: DG

    -The Symphonies (10-CD set)
    Orch: Royal Concertgebouw
    Cond: Bernard Haitink
    Label: Philips

    -Symphony No. 9
    Orch: Chicago Symphony
    Cond; Pierre Boulez
    Label: DG

    -The Symphonies (12-CD set)
    Orch: Royal Concertgebouw
    Cond; Riccardo Chailly
    Label: Decca

    -Symphonies 1-10 (15-CD set)
    Orch: Frankfurt Radio Symphony
    Cond: Eliahu Inbal
    Label: Brilliant Classics

    -Symphony Nos. 1-10 (14-CD set)
    Orch: Vienna Philharmonic
    Cond: Lorin Maazel
    Label: Warner Classics

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    I've only ever really got into his 2nd Symphony, which I adore, and have a few different versions of. I will give the others another few tries some time though

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    Just listened to his 8th (Kubelik; Bavarian SO) and can't get into that at all - perhaps I'll stick to the Resurrection!

    Note I didn't call it rubbish - it's undoubtably my failing not Gustav's !
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    I'm not addicted yet, but Mahler is definitively one my my favourite XXth century composers. Can't wait to next friday to see Ressurection live.

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    I don't have enough time or space to list!!!!!!!

    Well maybe time then. It would take me awhile to type them all. But here are some major players:

    Complete sets:

    Boulez
    Tilson Thomas (almost complete)
    Tennstedt
    Bernstein (DG set)
    Bertini
    Kubelik
    Zander(almost complete)
    Mahlerfest-Olson
    Abbado

    Individual recordings number in the hundreds. Maybe I will have some time later to type them in.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by handlebar View Post
    I don't have enough time or space to list!!!!!!!

    Well maybe time then. It would take me awhile to type them all. But here are some major players:

    Complete sets:

    Boulez
    Tilson Thomas (almost complete)
    Tennstedt
    Bernstein (DG set)
    Bertini
    Kubelik
    Zander(almost complete)
    Mahlerfest-Olson
    Abbado

    Individual recordings number in the hundreds. Maybe I will have some time later to type them in.

    Jim

    That's a good collection there Handlebar. Most of my collection is tied up in box sets, but as you can see I own a bunch of individual releases too:

    Complete sets:

    Chailly
    Bernstein (Sony)
    Tennstedt
    Inbal
    Kubelik
    Abbado
    Maazel
    Rattle
    Haitink

    I'm in the process of completing the Boulez cycle and also I want to get the Bertini and Bernstein (DG) sets as well.
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    I admire the Bertini set except that a few track listings are wrong. Other than that I found it very well done for a conductor of less popularity.
    I also own the following conductors representing various works:

    Chailly
    Mitropolous
    Klemperer
    Kletzki
    Haitink
    Barenboim
    Furtwangler
    Inbal
    Maazel
    Rattle
    Solti
    Horenstein
    Barbirolli
    Stokowski
    Muti
    Jarvi
    Kegel
    Haerchen
    Davis
    Janssons

    and many more.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by handlebar View Post
    I admire the Bertini set except that a few track listings are wrong. Other than that I found it very well done for a conductor of less popularity.
    I also own the following conductors representing various works:

    Chailly
    Mitropolous
    Klemperer
    Kletzki
    Haitink
    Barenboim
    Furtwangler
    Inbal
    Maazel
    Rattle
    Solti
    Horenstein
    Barbirolli
    Stokowski
    Muti
    Jarvi
    Kegel
    Haerchen
    Davis
    Janssons

    and many more.

    Jim

    I'm surprised you don't own Bernstein on Sony, Handlebar. It got a lot better reviews than his DG set. I think you should consider that set. It's really good.

    I'm also surprised you don't own the Chailly set on Decca. It's really good too, of course no complete cycle is perfect.

    I also forgot to add the Haitink Mahler cycle to my completed list.

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    I will also add that I'm not a fan of individual releases UNLESS the conductor never completed the cycle and I can get a good deal on that particular recording.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirror Image View Post
    I'm surprised you don't own Bernstein on Sony, Handlebar. It got a lot better reviews than his DG set. I think you should consider that set. It's really good.

    I'm also surprised you don't own the Chailly set on Decca. It's really good too, of course no complete cycle is perfect.

    I also forgot to add the Haitink Mahler cycle to my completed list.
    I'm not the biggest fan of Bernstein's Mahler to be honest. A few recordings here and there.
    I forgot to add that I also own the Haitink cycle.
    The Chailly I have include the 3rd and 6th. Just have not bought the rest yet LOL.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by handlebar View Post
    I'm not the biggest fan of Bernstein's Mahler to be honest. A few recordings here and there.
    I forgot to add that I also own the Haitink cycle.
    The Chailly I have include the 3rd and 6th. Just have not bought the rest yet LOL.

    Jim
    I actually like some Bernstein's Mahler. I enjoy his M1, M2, and M9 a lot. I find his conducting of Mahler to be a little over-the-top in many aspects, but it's a good, interesting listen in my opinion. I definitely rank it higher than the DG set, but both have their strengths and weaknesses.

    The Chailly cycle is fantastic. I really like it. It's very consistent all the way through. Chailly does a commendable job in this set. Last night I ordered Chailly's Bruckner box set, so I'm eagerly awaiting that one!

    Jim, do you have a favorite Mahler cycle? Mine would have to be Rattle's believe it or not. I'm so impressed with these performances. They're just unbelievable. I know you like Rattle I would seriously get some of his Mahler. Which ones do you own by Rattle right now?

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    I would say that if forced LOL to choose a complete set as a desert-island-set, it would be Tilson Thomas. For a few reasons:
    1:quality of sound. Incredible sonics with either CD or SACD.
    2:MTT's interpretation is spot on with the score in most recordings. His use of brass especially.
    3:Presentation. The box along with liner notes are wonderful.

    Second runner up would be the Boulez set and then third up the Kubelik. If Horenstein had recorded all of the works in stereo, I might be choosing him.
    The Horenstein M3 is the best on record in my opinion. Bar none.

    While I agree that Rattle is good, he is a little spotty in some recordings. His best are the M2,M5 and M9,M10.

    I own all the Rattle recordings except an M1,M8 and M7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by handlebar View Post
    I would say that if forced LOL to choose a complete set as a desert-island-set, it would be Tilson Thomas. For a few reasons:
    1:quality of sound. Incredible sonics with either CD or SACD.
    2:MTT's interpretation is spot on with the score in most recordings. His use of brass especially.
    3:Presentation. The box along with liner notes are wonderful.

    Second runner up would be the Boulez set and then third up the Kubelik. If Horenstein had recorded all of the works in stereo, I might be choosing him.
    The Horenstein M3 is the best on record in my opinion. Bar none.

    While I agree that Rattle is good, he is a little spotty in some recordings. His best are the M2,M5 and M9,M10.

    I own all the Rattle recordings except an M1,M8 and M7.
    Well it's like I said no complete cycle is perfect. None of them. I haven't heard the MTT yet, but I'm definitely considering getting them sometime down the road. They are too expensive right now.

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    I think the Shostakovich fans need more therapy... and I'm afraid I may soon fall into that category as well sooner or later...

    I'm not so accomplished a Mahler collector as some others; the only complete set I have is Bernstein's on Sony. Some of my favorites of the lot, actually, are in there, and it was my second Mahler recording (my first being Rattle's 10th with Berlin).

    Others I have...
    Chailly in 3, 8, 9
    Mitropoulos in 1, 6 (WDR), 8
    Mengelberg in 4
    Walter in 1 (Columbia), 5, 9 (both of them)
    Solti in 2, 8 (neither of which I really like)
    Ozawa in 2 (the festival orchestra one), 8 (one of the best IMO)
    MTT in 2, 3, 7
    Zander in 6
    Barbirolli in 5, 6, 9
    Bernstein DG in 1, 2, 5
    Tennstedt in 1, 2
    Ormandy in 2, 10
    Rattle in 10 (Berlin)
    Horenstein in 3, 6 (a joke)
    Reiner in 4, Das Lied
    Abbado in 1 (Chicago, I think...)
    Shaw in 8


    As for favorites...
    1- Bernstein/Concertgebouw (still not the best it could be, I don't think...)
    2- Ormandy/Philadelphia, hands down. Shame it never made it to CD. (second place goes to Bernstein/NYPO on Sony)
    3- Bernstein/NYPO/Sony
    4- Mengelberg/Concergebouw
    5- Barbirolli/Phiharmonia
    6- Weird thing about this piece is that I really can't find a favorite yet. It seems each one has its weird little quirks. If pressed I would have to say Mitropoulos/WDR, but Barbirolli comes in close behind.
    7- I can't quite get my head around this piece. It's insane. Bernstein/NYPO/Sony seems very good though. I'll look at some others.
    8- Ozawa/BSO
    9- I'm gonna wait a bit on this, I might actually get a really good slower-tempo one soon (Chailly sometimes sounds a bit too saggy in the last movement, the others are too fast). I'm looking at Bernstein's only collaboration with the Berlin Philharmonic on that one. A live concert, said to be the single most intense Mahler 9th ever recorded. Finale at about 26 minutes or so; sounds about right.
    10- ... no. Adagio only: Bernstein/NYPO. I don't trust the rest of the symphony.
    Das Lied- Reiner/Chicago, owing to it STILL being my only Das Lied after some time over a whole year of collecting Mahler works. It's seriously that good. Mahler fans who don't have this owe it to themselves to get it. Hear it at least. Then you'll want to get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by World Violist View Post
    I think the Shostakovich fans need more therapy... and I'm afraid I may soon fall into that category as well sooner or later...

    I'm not so accomplished a Mahler collector as some others; the only complete set I have is Bernstein's on Sony. Some of my favorites of the lot, actually, are in there, and it was my second Mahler recording (my first being Rattle's 10th with Berlin).
    Don't forget about the Bruckner fans. I'm becoming a huge Bruckner fan, so I will begin my treatment sessions soon.

    I'm able to collect so much because I don't really do anything else much. I don't go out. I buy groceries at the market and cook at home. I'm not married and I have no kids.

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