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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Just got done comparing Levine's RCA set with Muti's Philips set.
    Levine wins by 100 miles.
    More exciting, more perceptual Schumann.
    Even Muti's EMI cycle is better than this Philips blah set.

    What ever happened to this guy?
    At least his older EMI recordings had some excitement to them.
    His Philips Brahms is blah too. shrugs
    Agreed. Muti in Brahms, Schumann and Beethoven = average

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    I have thousands of CDs, and I can think of one by Muti, which I don't listen to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron Scarpia View Post
    I have thousands of CDs, and I can think of one by Muti, which I don't listen to.
    So if I read you correctly (and though your grammar is perfect, I misunderstood it on first and second reading) you have one Muti CD in your collection, and you don't listen to it.

    I bought an EMI mega-box of Verdi operas a while back. Muti conducts a number of them. I believe those are my only albums by him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron Scarpia View Post
    I have thousands of CDs, and I can think of one by Muti, which I don't listen to.
    The only Muti recordings I listen to with any regularity are Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique and Orff's Carmina Burana. I have a couple of opera recordings with him - Nabucco, Aida, and William Tell - but I certainly haven't kept them for Muti's contributions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post
    Agree on Bernstein DG, that would have to be in top 5 somewhere.....
    From Merl's big list I have on the way Gaudenz & Tilson Thomas
    Gaudenz is very fast tempo and very clear clarified textures, so much so I wonder if smaller scale orchestra used or limited vibrato technique, has the orchestral outlines correct but compared to reference Sawallish lacks some refined nuance and rich romantic sweep.....

    Tilson Thomas very much in the Sawallisch style with even better modern SACD hybrid sound, has the refinement and nuance along with correct lifted romantic rythms that always keeps your attention, very nice overall, if Sawallisch is 10/10 then new MTT is a solid 9.5/10, this will probably go in my top 5 list.....

    Last edited by DarkAngel; Jul-31-2019 at 16:05.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jegreenwood View Post
    So if I read you correctly (and though your grammar is perfect, I misunderstood it on first and second reading) you have one Muti CD in your collection, and you don't listen to it.
    That is correct, I find him lacking subtlety. The one CD I can think of is the Pines of Rome, etc, Respighi.

    In retrospect, I guess you could read my post as saying I have an undetermined number of of Muti CDs, of which there is one I don't listen to.
    Last edited by Baron Scarpia; Jul-31-2019 at 18:04.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron Scarpia View Post
    That is correct, I find him lacking subtlety. The one CD I can think of is the Pines of Rome, etc, Respighi.

    In retrospect, I guess you could read my post as saying I have an undetermined number of of Muti CDs, of which there is one I don't listen to.
    That was my first (and second) reading, but proper grammar precludes that reading. If that's what you meant, you would have written:

    I have thousands of CDs, and I can think of one by Muti (no comma) that I don't listen to.

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