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  1. Opera
    Hey. Whose interpretation of Wagner do you like more? Zubin Mehta's or Klaus Tennstedt? Or do you prefer any other? Personally I like Klaus Tennstedt more because it deals better with the darkness and seriousness of Wagner's music. His record of Götterdämmerung with London Philarmonic...
  2. Recorded Music and Publications
    Long story short. My 2011 Release of the celebrated Mahler Tennstedt Cycle arrived today! Probably many of you own the first release of the cycle, the 1998 box. I had read that EMI had made further remasters of the symphonies in the early 2000s. That is the reason why I chose to buy the 2011 box...
  3. Recorded Music and Publications
    Probably this is the most suitable forum for the thread, it would get lost in CMD, I think. I posted before that I was going to listen and compare three Mahler cycles: Tennstedt, Boulez and Kubelik. Searching for their original sleeves, which I usually like, I found that Kubelik covers are works...
  4. Orchestral Music
    About 50 years ago at Boston Symphony Hall, I heard the BSO under the direction of Klaus Tennstedt play Bruckner's 8th Symphony. I have always been extremely fond of this work, especially the luxuriously seductive slow movement. Well, Tennstedt milked that movement to the utmost; the surges of...
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