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    Senior Member Totenfeier's Avatar
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    Bruno Walter's NYPO was my first Mahler love.

    The Klemperer GROC is damn near unbeatable.

    Mehta's STUDIO version with the Israel Philharmonic damn near beats it - right tempo, quick, and just listen to the organ balance in the coda. (I may be the only person on the planet who doesn't much like Mehta/Vienna - just a little too chaotic for my taste).

    And it really burns my britches to have to say it, but...ouch...Gergiev, Munich, 2015 live is really, really good.
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    I like Gielen, and Tennstedt. I have to listen to my Bernstein DG recording. I don't have the Sony.
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    This is my favorite symphony. My absolute favorite recording is the Klemperer/BRSO live recording. It is incredible. I honestly like most recordings. I enjoy the Bernstein DG as well. I just purchased the Fischer recording. The Urlicht movement is possibly for me one of the most moving creations in classical music.

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    just finished listening to Haitink and the RCO's account of the 2nd from the Mahlerfeest set and it's superb. The 3rd movement is just brilliant.

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