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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiki View Post
    I have this. It was recorded live in 2011. Moderate tempi. Expressive phrasing not over the top. Well balanced spectrum in the recording. As for Ashkenazy's clean and sensible sound, it might not be everybody's cup of tea. Would you like a Ländler and a Rondo-Burleske that go nuts, or rather, like them to sound more measured and articulated? He's neither. His is right in the middle. Some might find it lacking that extra bit of emotional impact of the likes of Barbirolli, but IMO it's still a solid performance that is by no means slack; although it doesn't really click with me, but your mileage may vary.

    Thank you. I think I can listen on youtube, so I will give it a sample.
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    I attended a concert of this composition last April, quite impressive, and I share Mahler's birthday (7/7) :> .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiki View Post
    I have this. It was recorded live in 2011. Moderate tempi. Expressive phrasing not over the top. Well balanced spectrum in the recording. As for Ashkenazy's clean and sensible sound, it might not be everybody's cup of tea. Would you like a Ländler and a Rondo-Burleske that go nuts, or rather, like them to sound more measured and articulated? He's neither. His is right in the middle. Some might find it lacking that extra bit of emotional impact of the likes of Barbirolli, but IMO it's still a solid performance that is by no means slack; although it doesn't really click with me, but your mileage may vary.

    I asked as I could obtain this at a good price. But upon thorough listening and re listening a few places, I share your conclusions and will pass on it. I have a good rendition with Abravenel / Utah Symphony. An additional 9th for me has to resonate with me significantly, which this one doesn't.
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    What do we think of this one? The entire thing is on the YouTube and I'm not sure what availability it has other than an Amazon download. I found two glowing reviews on it. One even goes so far as to suggest it may, over time (what does that have to do with it?), take a seat among the elite . I've only listened to the first movement.

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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cHFwDL...index=4&t=870s
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhoosierdude View Post
    What do we think of this one? The entire thing is on the YouTube and I'm not sure what availability it has other than an Amazon download. I found two glowing reviews on it. One even goes so far as to suggest it may, over time (what does that have to do with it?), take a seat among the elite . I've only listened to the first movement.

    (Live)
    Benjamin Zander & Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra 2017

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cHFwDL...index=4&t=870s
    I don’t know the Zander/BPYO version, but for availability there's a CD (released in 2018 but no idea when it was recorded) listed on Amazon US (link) for a whooping USD 22, while Amazon UK and DE are selling it at an even more jaw dropping double!

    Apparently it is also available on Spotify (link).

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