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    Itullian, you need to get Leibowitz. He's my go-to: modern instruments but HIP tempo, takes almost all the repeats indicated and his interpretations are all first rate. The recording was done by Decca's team for Reader's Digest back in the 1960s so it's excellent sound as well.

    Plus he has the virtue of being very cheap in download form:
    https://www.amazon.com/Genius-Beetho.../dp/B00JWNY1QA
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    Hours of unrecorded, unpublished and unknown Beethoven works at The Unheard Beethoven

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardibolt View Post
    Itullian, you need to get Leibowitz...
    Leibowitz does a great cycle. Unfortunately, he's most remembered for calling Sibelius "the worst composer in the world." Well, more accurately, "le plus mauvais compositeur du monde".
    Last edited by KenOC; Aug-14-2019 at 22:32.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    Leibowitz does a great cycle. Unfortunately, he's most remembered for calling Sibelius "the worst composer in the world." Well, more accurately, "le plus mauvais compositeur du monde".
    He also wrote a very interesting, if dense, book on Schoenberg. This is the first I'm hearing that he was also a conductor too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flamencosketches View Post
    He also wrote a very interesting, if dense, book on Schoenberg. This is the first I'm hearing that he was also a conductor too.
    And a very good one too, at least in this case. I totally agree with Gardibolt about his Beethoven cycle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    Leibowitz does a great cycle. Unfortunately, he's most remembered for calling Sibelius "the worst composer in the world." Well, more accurately, "le plus mauvais compositeur du monde".
    And for Boulez saying to him 'vous etes de merde' / 'you are ####'.
    I agree, it's a good and interesting cycle.
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