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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. # 14 - Haitink conducting LPO - Strauss - Ein Heldenleben

    Haitink - one of the greatest conductors alive, in my opinion. With a mastery over the central German repertoire and much more and not to mention his innumerable fantastic discs. And lastly, the wonders of modern technology - 'tis truly a great time to be alive.

    Today I played this:

    They say that Britain lacks a world class orchestra - hogwash! If the listener ...

    Updated Mar-05-2015 at 19:36 by Lord Lance

    Classical Music , Composers , Conductors , Musicians , Recorded Music
  3. #13 - Karajan conducting BPO - Beethoven - Symphony No. 3

    Ah, the fantastic cycle of Beethoven's Nine Symphonies as recorded by Karajan and his Berliner Philharmoniker back in the 1980s for his digital legacy. This is his Fifth cycle of Beethoven's Nine Symphonies:

    1. Philharmonia Orchestra/EMI [1950s]
    2. Berliner Philharmoniker/DG [1960s - the revered above all; the hallowed]
    3. Berliner Philharmoniker/DG/Video [Late 1960s-Early 1970s - One of the many DVD cycles in a field with contenders like [5], Abbado, Jansons, etc.
  4. #12 - Horenstein conducting VSO - Dvorak - Symphony No. 9

    Because the last two records pampered me with their modern, crystal clear sound, I decided to ground myself with a mono recording from the great Jascha Horenstein conducting Dvorak's Ninth Symphony - a populist work, but a good one at that.

    The decision was partially prompted by this very rare recording being uploaded by one of his fervent fans.

    Horenstein was a master ...

    Updated Mar-04-2015 at 10:33 by Lord Lance

    Classical Music , Composers , Conductors , Musicians , Recorded Music
  5. #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 19:37 by Lord Lance

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