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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    I'm now a year into serious classical listening and collecting, and these three fine conductors seem to be cropping up most on my shelves - largely, but maybe not only, because I'm basically into the period from Beethoven to Sibelius, which they span. Dohnanyi's Dvorak and Brahms, Blomstedt's...
  2. Classical Music Discussion
    Looking for a second Beethoven symphonies cycle, and would value some advice. Criteria, in ascending order of shallowness: 1/ Non-HIP. I'm enjoying my first cycle - Zinman - a lot, but would now like to hear the other, grander way - Wand, Karajan, Bohm, whomsoever. 2/ Good to excellent sound...
  3. Classical Music Discussion
    After a fair amount of umming and aahing, I'd like to splash out on my first Bruckner cycle. Been loving 4, 7 and 8 and now want to get into the whole set. NB you'll probably tell me that single discs, rather than sets, are where the action is with Bruckner (and I'll continue to add some great...
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    What one would it be? This would be a no-brainer for me if Fricsay had a full cycle. But since he does not, i am kind of inclined towards Gunter Wand (but if I keep listening to the Hanover Band cycle, that may change). However, that is out of my current collection which includes full cycles...
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    I've found (amazon) two complete live brahms symphonies sets conducted by G. Wand, with NDR orchestra from RCA and also by Profil. (RCA has also an other old wand/NDR cycle). Are they the same recordings? Prices are very different.... See...
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