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  1. #15 - Thielemann conducts VPO - Beethoven - Symphony No. 3

    Check my earlier post for recommendations



    A recording by the young Thielemann [Well, compared to Karajan who was 75 at the time of his last Eroica.] with his Wiener Philharmoniker. The cycle was recorded between 2008 and 2010 in a series of live concerts. They were released on DVD, Blu-Ray and CD.

    I won't lie about how uninteresting ...
  2. #11 - Barenboim conducting BPO - Bruckner - Symphony No. 9

    I've been a fan of Barenboim for a long time. His Beethoven cycle with Staatskappele Dresden ranks alongside with Abbado's live Berliner Philharmoniker cycle as my favorite 21st Century Beethoven symphonies' cycles.

    He has done a wonderous job with Mozart and Beethoven's piano sonatas and cocnertos. Of all the interpretation of Beethoven's Five Piano Concertos I've heard [and it ain't a small figure. Twelve? And couple of individual performances. Is that small? Gosh, shouldn't it be?], ...

    Updated Mar-03-2015 at 20:37 by Lord Lance

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  3. #10 - Solti conducting CSO - Bruckner - Symphony No. 4

    I am going through that phase of my life - obsessive composer listening. This time it is Bruckner [It was Beethoven's symphonies at one time and I know how many cycles I listened to...!]

    Solti is revered by his fans. A cult status like Karajan. I don't believe in this conductor/performer worship [I do maintain however that Karajan>Rest of the world].
    His discography is vast. Vast. Renowned opera conductor with a commercially successful and [for some] a decent Ring cycle. [A ...

    Updated Mar-03-2015 at 09:31 by Lord Lance

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  4. #8 - Haitink conducting LPO - Vaughan Willliams - Symphonies No. 5 and 7



    Listening to Symphony No. 5 under a master's hand: Bernard Haitink. Hearing them for the first time.

    I'm trying to expand my listening horizons and venturing into 20th Century British symphonic music seems as good a place as any.

    EDIT: I couldn't make heads or tails of Symphony No. 5. A re-listen is in order.

    Updated Mar-01-2015 at 15:36 by Lord Lance

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  5. #6 - Wand conducting NDR-Sinfonieorchester - Bruckner - Symphony No. 3

    I'm not a electrical/mono/early-stereo elitist. For the next record, I fast-forward 41 years:



    Should be splendid! Wand already has a well-acclaimed Bruckner cycle to his credit and his series of live Bruckner performances with Berliner Philharmoniker and NDR-Sinfonieorchesterare classics too.

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    Updated Mar-01-2015 at 14:49 by Lord Lance

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