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    Question Anyone have the Maazel Bruckner set?

    Was wondering how it stacks up.

    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    I'm sure the sound quality is good if that's what you're looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigshot View Post
    I'm sure the sound quality is good if that's what you're looking for.
    You have it? How are the performances?
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    No, Mazaal isn't the conductor I'd go for in this repertoire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Was wondering how it stacks up.

    I haven't heard it, but I'd LIKE to hear it. . . I've been wrong in the past so many times second-guessing conductors I thought not up to task.

    I do like his brassy and weighty Berlin Brucker's Eighth on EMI.

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    His Wagner is execrable. Lumbering, colorless, dull. That doesn't give me much hope for his Bruckner. Lumbering, colorless, dull Bruckner would be twice as bad as lumbering, colorless, dull Wagner.

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    Hmm, I wasn't aware of this. Looks like it's on Spotify, though. I'll have to get to it sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Was wondering how it stacks up.

    Maazel's Bruckner is great, he always casts a spell on me, especially in the 7th & 8th. Highly recommended.

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    Gettin' closer to gettin' this set.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Maa-zel's sleepy Bruckner 8 with BPO was the first and last for me. The category's so competitive. IMO he's not worth the time or money.
    Last edited by Vaneyes; Feb-07-2014 at 01:40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Gettin' closer to gettin' this set.
    Wait for Janowski's Pentatone box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaneyes View Post
    Wait for Janowski's Pentatone box?
    Will do, but those don't get very good reviews. You like them?
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Will do, but those don't get very good reviews. You like them?
    I've sampled most and liked. Most professional reviews I've read have been very good. One negative Amazon reviewer for the 5th didn't like it because it was nearly as long as Horenstein's. Wha? The Horenstein is the best Bruckner 5th I've heard.

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