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    Quote Originally Posted by wkasimer View Post

    I don't think that anyone has mentioned van Beinum's Brahms:
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    That reminds me, someone a few years ago suggested van Beinum's Brahms recordings, and I never got around to exploring it. Now that there's Amazon Music and Spotify, I can finally test the waters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manxfeeder View Post
    That reminds me, someone a few years ago suggested van Beinum's Brahms recordings, and I never got around to exploring it. Now that there's Amazon Music and Spotify, I can finally test the waters.
    There's also a terrific Brahms violin concerto with Grumiaux.

    I suspect that van Beinum would be much better known if he hadn't died so young (he was 57), before stereo recordings really took off.

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    I agree. My appreciation for Eduard van Beinum's conducting has been growing in recent years, ever since I heard his remarkable Beethoven 2nd Symphony, where I found him to be a deeply insightful conductor. Though I've not yet heard his Brahms Symphonies 1-4. However, his recordings of the Brahms & Beethoven Violin Concertos with Arthur Grumiaux are among the best in the catalogue, & show Grumiaux at his most inspired. Both can be heard on You Tube:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvPGka3ckGI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DCKqbldwhI

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkasimer View Post
    The mono Walter recording of the Brahms with the NYPO is one of my favorites.

    For Schumann, Dausgaard is worth checking out, particularly on this cheap download:

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    I don't think that anyone has mentioned van Beinum's Brahms:

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    For both Brahms and Schumann in decent sound, I'm also a fan of Levine's recordings (each cycle twice).
    I'm a sucker for cheap downloads.

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    I've never got on with Dausgaard's Schumann. I find it dull as dishwater.

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    SCHUMANN: Sawallisch on EMI is my favorite - 2nd favorite would be a tie between Otto Klemperer and Georg Solti.
    I dislike the hipsters in Schumann - so no Gardiner or Harnoncourt (on Teldec with The Chamber Orchestra of Europe) for me.
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    BRAHMS:
    Otto Klemperer
    Haitink on Decca (I don't know what to think about Haitink's LSO live set yet - it is his most recent recording)
    James Levine
    Bruno Walter
    Georg Solti
    Barenboim on Warner
    John Barbirolli
    Kurt Sanderling

    Hipsters that I like: Gardiner on SDG and Charles MacKerras on Telarc.

    (Sorry, about the missing "Sir's".)

    I like Brahms' symphonies much more than Schumann's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manxfeeder View Post
    That reminds me, someone a few years ago suggested van Beinum's Brahms recordings, and I never got around to exploring it. Now that there's Amazon Music and Spotify, I can finally test the waters.
    I've always felt Van Beinum's Brahms First, Second and Fourth (all from the later 1950s) were among the best ever made. The Second and Third were recorded in mono; First and Fourth in stereo. His Brahms Violin Concerto performance with Arthur Grumiaux (praised by Josquin13 and wkasimer) is also superb.
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