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    Dorati's Bartok and Kodaly are probably my favorites, but here are two more very good Dorati/LSO LPs I found in the bins over the years that haven't been mentioned yet. You might not think of Dorati as a leading Wagner proponent, but this is one of my favorite Wagner "excerpt" LPs, which is how I like to listen to Wagner. Szeryng recorded the Brahms concerto with Monteux and Haitink as well as Dorati, but I think Dorati's version is especially good.

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    Hans down his Dvorak. Some Haydn like The Creation and many symphonies.
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    Yep. That recording of Dvořák's 7th and 8th is astounding. I bought the CD release for my mom for her birthday, and listen to it at my parents' house every time I'm there, almost. I dunno why I never bought one for me!

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    OMG, as my daughter might say. How could I have forgotten this one? Another find from the 50 cent and dollar bins long ago, when good LPs were plentiful. No energy shortage here.

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    Surprised noone's mentioned Dorati's famed recordings of the 2nd and 3rd Rachmaninoff with Byron Janis (his first recordings after getting the boot from RCA in favor of Van Cliburn) yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB Henson View Post
    Surprised noone's mentioned Dorati's famed recordings of the 2nd and 3rd Rachmaninoff with Byron Janis (his first recordings after getting the boot from RCA in favor of Van Cliburn) yet.


    One of my favourites, after Ashkenazy/ Haitink

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    IIRC one of the two Rachmaninoff concerti with Janis has rather mediocre sound, or maybe more precisely characteristics of several Mercury recordings. Loud tape hiss but otherwise direct and "steely". It's also slightly annoying that the two pieces on the disc have so different sound qualities. This was (one of?) my first Mercury disc and I stopped buying them for a while because I was comparably disappointed but I kept it on the shelves, so apparently every time I thought about getting rid of it, I still found it redeemed by some other qualities...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kreisler jr View Post
    IIRC one of the two Rachmaninoff concerti with Janis has rather mediocre sound, or maybe more precisely characteristics of several Mercury recordings. Loud tape hiss but otherwise direct and "steely". It's also slightly annoying that the two pieces on the disc have so different sound qualities. This was (one of?) my first Mercury disc and I stopped buying them for a while because I was comparably disappointed but I kept it on the shelves, so apparently every time I thought about getting rid of it, I still found it redeemed by some other qualities...
    I purchased these as High Resolution Downloads several years ago, I think from the site HD Tracks. Sonically this will blow your socks off.

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    o.k. this might be quite different from the 1990s standard CD issue I got back then.

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    I find the MLP cds sound better on older speakers since they use a style of EQ that Wilma Cozart used in the hi-fi vinyl era. But that's just my opinion. Anyway the new Tom Fine remasters of the Kubelik catalog and bonus discs from Collector's Edition 2 and 3 feature a less aggressive EQ.
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    This is one of the most fun records in my collection.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertJTh View Post
    This is one of the most fun records in my collection.

    Yes good stuff, for sure...another Dorati favorite:
    Schuller - Paul Klee Studies....really neat piece

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