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    Beecham's "Jupiter" symphony is very much a personal favorite, full of charm and a real sense of joy in music making.
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    For most of the later symphonies but the 41st, Adam Fischer with the Danish National Chamber Orchestra is wonderful. For 41, Levine, Herzog, or Bohm are good ones to try.

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    No special order....Walter, Klemperer, Szell

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    Modern instruments - Walter, Klemperer, Casals
    HIP - Jacobs (38-41) and Brüggen

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    I must hear Szell's Mozart. I think his austere style and clarity would be perfect for these symphonies.

    Update: I just ordered a CD with Szell/Cleveland performing the 35, 40, and 41 symphonies. There goes my hiatus from buying CDs online. At $0.99, I couldn't resist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bharbeke View Post
    For most of the later symphonies but the 41st, Adam Fischer with the Danish National Chamber Orchestra is wonderful. For 41, Levine, Herzog, or Bohm are good ones to try.
    Just got this 2CD set very recently from Presto UK, a new worthy contender with great Naive sound in a very crowded field........a winner (sym 39, 40, 41)





    Update: I just ordered a CD with Szell/Cleveland performing the 35, 40, and 41 symphonies. There goes my hiatus from buying CDs online. At $0.99, I couldn't resist.
    A classic that still sounds great today.......
    Sony should assemble a cheap 4CD remastered Mozart boxset for Szell
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    The 40th has always been a favorite of mine - I have it conducted by Klemperer, Böhm, Immerseel, Jacobs, and Toscanini.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkAngel View Post
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    A classic that still sounds great today.......
    Sony should assemble a cheap 4CD remastered Mozart boxset for Szell
    I have a re-mastered 2-disc set from Sony Japan - Symphonies 28, 33, 35, 39, 40 and 41 (plus a couple of short pieces). Since then I bought the big Szell box.

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    The Mackerras set with the Prague orchestra always sounds to me remarkably fresh - stylish - good tempi.

    The market is awash with quality recordings though - many are worth listening to.

    Its a mark of how good the symphonies are that we keep going from set to set, conductor to conductor.

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    He didn't get to do all of them, but the last handful are superb under Rafael Kubelik. (BRSO on CBS)

    Bohm is good too, even better, Klemperer, but I find the last six or so are better on modern instruments, so I find Pinnock a bit disappointing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CnC Bartok View Post
    He didn't get to do all of them, but the last handful are superb under Rafael Kubelik. (BRSO on CBS)

    Bohm is good too, even better, Klemperer, but I find the last six or so are better on modern instruments, so I find Pinnock a bit disappointing.
    oddly enough I find Pinnock better with Haydn than Mozart

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    Generally speaking, I think Haydn's symphonies reward a historically informed approach than do Mozart's. Of course, both can be great both HIP and modern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stomanek View Post
    oddly enough I find Pinnock better with Haydn than Mozart
    Exactly my feeling. His 7 CDs of the Sturm und Drang works are an essential! His Mozart just sounds thin to me.....

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    If looking for recordings of "all" the late Symphonies:
    Marriner
    Bohm

    For the well known ones:
    Szell
    Walter
    Klemperer

    Those would be my picks.

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    Mariner, Szell but best of all Mackerras! Can't believe his Mozart hasn't had any love yet. Le gasp.

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