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    Le Nozze - Giulini - EMI

    Die Zauberflote - Abbado/Klemperer

    Peer Gynt - Blomstedt SFSO

    Ebony Concerto - Stravinsky - Boulez DG

    Wozzeck - Berg - Abbado both video and cd

    Romeo and Juliet ballet suite - Prokofiev - Muti Philadelphia

    Also a huge fan of the way Quasthoff did Erlkonig on RCA recording.
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    From my LP archive:

    Witold Malcuzynski: Chopin Waltzes

    Agustin Anievas: Chopin Etudes

    Benedetti Michelangeli: Debussy Images and Children's Corner

    Beecham/Royal Philharmonic: Mendelssohn Symphony No.4 (Italian)

    Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra: Bach Mass in B minor

    Sir Malcolm Sargent/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic: Handel Messiah (1959)

    Van Beinum/Royal Concertgebouw Otchestra: Handel Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks (Hamilton Harty Version)

    Reiner/Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky Cantata (in English)

    Oistrakh Igor/Oistrakh David/Moscow Radio Symphony: Lalo Symphonie espagnole

    Jokheles/Rozhdestvensky/Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre: De Falla Nights in the gardens of Spain

    Niyazi/USSR State Symphony: Amirov Symphonic Mugams "Shur" and "Kurdy Ovshary"

    Ernest Ansermet/L'Orchestra de la Suisse Romande: Rimsky Korsakov Symphony No.2 (Antar)

    and many more ...
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    I'm very pleased to announce that Previn's Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade smoke has not reach Reiner's rec. yet.

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    I have both and I like Previn's a lot better.

    I noticed something interesting as I've been ripping my collection. I tend to have more versions of pieces I have trouble with than ones I instantly like. I've struggled for years with Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra. I must have at least a half dozen versions, and I still don't get it. And I love Smetana's Moldau, but all I have is Kubelik. Weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
    I have both and I like Previn's a lot better.

    I noticed something interesting as I've been ripping my collection. I tend to have more versions of pieces I have trouble with than ones I instantly like. I've struggled for years with Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra. I must have at least a half dozen versions, and I still don't get it. And I love Smetana's Moldau, but all I have is Kubelik. Weird.
    If you really like the empty piece, Beecham and Stokowski do the best job.
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    Mozart - Piano concerto no.20, Evgeny Kissin with Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow Virtuosi
    - Piano concerto no.24, Glenn Gould with Walter Susskind and the (sorry, forgot right now)
    Tchaikovsky - Piano concerto no.1, Earl Wild with Anatole Fistolauri and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Tchaikovsky - Violin concerto, Erik Friedman with Seiji Ozawa and the Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Vivaldi - Joseph Silverstein with Seiji Ozawa and the Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Grieg - Piano concerto, Earl Wild with Rene Leibowitz and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Gerswhin - Rhapsody in Blue, Misha Dichter with Sir Neville Marriner and the Philharmonia Orchestra


    Like with many of you, this can go on and on and on and on...it was nice seeing some others I feel this way about; even as early as the OP!

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    This is tricky, because there are some recordings that I find amazing that nevertheless don't "satisfy" because the work in question is one so rich and inexhaustible that I crave multiple perspectives (like Schubert's late chamber music for strings/final sonatas, Beethoven's sonatas/quartets, Brahms' symphonies, Mahler's symphonies, Mozart's piano concertos, pretty much everything by Bach, etc.) So the recordings that truly satisfy me are unlikely to be of my very, very favorite compositions, if that makes sense.

    But here are recordings I'd suggest:

    Berg: Violin Concerto, Anne-Sophie Mutter
    Bruckner: Symphony#4, Karajan: Berlin PO (EMI not DG)
    Ravel: Piano Concerto, Argerich/Abbado:Berlin PO
    Prokofiev: Piano Concerto #3, ditto
    Britten: Cello Suites, Rostropovich
    Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata, Rostropovich/Britten
    Dutilleux: Cello Concerto (Tout un monde. . .), Rostropovich
    Schnittke & Rachmaninoff, Cello Sonatas, Jiri Barta
    Faure, Ravel & Debussy Piano Trios: Florestan Trio
    Mozart: Sinfonia concertante, Oistrakh & son
    Shostakovich, Violin Concerto, Vengerov/Rostropovich
    Prokofiev, Violin Concerto #1, Vengerov/Rostropovich
    Shostakovich, Symphony #5, Haitink: RCO
    Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos, Rudolf Serkin
    Hummel, B Minor Piano Concerto, Hough
    Beethoven: Kreutzer Sonata, Faust/Melnikov
    Mozart: Requiem, Christie/Florissants
    Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Zinman/Mork/Bronfman/Shaham
    Brahms, Piano Quartet #1, Nash Ensemble
    Haydn, Opus 20 and 76 Quartets, Quatuor Mosaiques (this is an exception to my comments above--these *are* inexhaustible works, and yet I have given up on trying to find another recorded performance to match much less surpass these)

    (I didn't expect there to be so much Rostropovich on here.)
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    Generally I love having multiple recordings as I love hearing different interpretations of music.

    That being said, I love the recording of Beethoven's Piano Concertos by Barenboim/Klemperer. A great match up and a beautiful recording. I have never felt the need to explore other recordings as yet.
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    How could I forget Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata performed by Rostropovich & Britten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
    I have both and I like Previn's a lot better.

    I noticed something interesting as I've been ripping my collection. I tend to have more versions of pieces I have trouble with than ones I instantly like. I've struggled for years with Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra. I must have at least a half dozen versions, and I still don't get it. And I love Smetana's Moldau, but all I have is Kubelik. Weird.
    Your guy Preven did a decent Bartok CFO w. LAPO (Telarc), but I prefer ACO/Dorati (Eloquence).

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    Dorati is another conductor I have a lot of without realizing it. I have that Bartok. I'll dig it out and give it another spin when I get my energy back to bang my head against Bartok again.

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    I was just thinking about this today, and the work that popped into my mind was the Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 2. The only CD that I have is Bernard Haitink and the Philharmonia Orchestra on EMI. The exception is the Hickox recording of the original version on Chandos. Considering that I do have many recordings of different works, I really am suprised why I don't have more recordings of this piece. Haitink's recording is a real blockbuster, and I am moved to tears at the giant upheaval in the last movement. I have all of the Haitink VW recordings which I like very much. I can't do without my LP of the Mitropoulos 4th however.

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    I have the Glyndebourne production of Cosi fan Tutte DVD conducted by Fischer. Comes as near to perfection as you can get, I think.

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    Schumann piano concerto - Lipatti / Karajan
    Grieg piano concerto - Lipatti / Galliera
    Brahms piano concertos - Arrau / Giulini
    Tchaikovsky piano concerto 1 - Arrau / Galliera
    Beethoven piano concertos - Arrau / Galliera
    Weber konzertstuck - Arrau / Galliera
    Beethoven piano sonatas 21, 26, 23, 22, 7, 24, 28, 31, 32 - Arrau
    Chopin etudes - Arrau
    Chopin fantaisie op. 49 - Arrau
    Schumann carnival - Arrau
    Chopin piano concerto 1 - Lipatti / Ackermann
    Mozart piano concerto 21 - Lipatti / Karajan
    Liszt piano concerto 1 - Lipatti / Ansermet
    Bartok piano concerto 3 - Lipatti / Sacher
    Bach piano concerto 1 - Lipatti / Beinum
    Mozart piano sonata 8 - Lipatti
    Enescu piano sonata 3 - Lipatti
    Bach partita for solo keyboard 1 - Lipatti
    Chopin barcarolle - Lipatti
    Brahms selection of waltzes - Lipatti

    I am not searching for other recordings of them at the moment as the recordings I have are incredible but I cannot predict what I may do in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burroughs View Post
    Schumann piano concerto - Lipatti / Karajan
    Grieg piano concerto - Lipatti / Galliera
    Brahms piano concertos - Arrau / Giulini
    Tchaikovsky piano concerto 1 - Arrau / Galliera
    Beethoven piano concertos - Arrau / Galliera
    Weber konzertstuck - Arrau / Galliera
    Beethoven piano sonatas 21, 26, 23, 22, 7, 24, 28, 31, 32 - Arrau
    Chopin etudes - Arrau
    Chopin fantaisie op. 49 - Arrau
    Schumann carnival - Arrau
    Chopin piano concerto 1 - Lipatti / Ackermann
    Mozart piano concerto 21 - Lipatti / Karajan
    Liszt piano concerto 1 - Lipatti / Ansermet
    Bartok piano concerto 3 - Lipatti / Sacher
    Bach piano concerto 1 - Lipatti / Beinum
    Mozart piano sonata 8 - Lipatti
    Enescu piano sonata 3 - Lipatti
    Bach partita for solo keyboard 1 - Lipatti
    Chopin barcarolle - Lipatti
    Brahms selection of waltzes - Lipatti

    I am not searching for other recordings of them at the moment as the recordings I have are incredible but I cannot predict what I may do in the future.
    Schumann piano concerto - Arrau
    Grieg piano concerto - Arrau
    Brahms piano concertos - Arrau
    Tchaikovsky piano concerto 1 - Arrau
    Beethoven piano concertos 1, 2 & 4 - Arrau
    Weber konzertstuck - Arrau
    Beethoven piano sonatas 21, 22, 23, 26, 7, 24, 28, 31 & 32 - Arrau
    Chopin etudes - Arrau
    Chopin fantaisie op. 49 - Arrau
    Schumann carnival - Arrau
    Chopin piano concerto 1 - Zimerman
    Chopin piano concerto 2 - Zimerman
    Mozart piano concerto 24 - Solomon
    Mozart piano concerto 20 - Richter
    Scribian piano concerto - Solomon
    Bliss piano concerto - Solomon
    Beethoven piano sonatas 8, 14, 29, 27 - Solomon
    Liszt hungarian fantasy - Solomon
    Mozart piano sonatas 11 & 17 - Solomon
    Rachmaninoff piano concerto 2 - Richter
    Schumann kreisleriana - Lupu
    Schumann introduction and allegro appasionato - Richter
    Schumann fantaisie op. 12 - Richter
    Schumann waldszenen - Richter
    Schumann Kinderszenen - Lupu
    Chopin ballades - Zimerman

    A few changes and additions
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