I must relisten to that. However, I must confess to missing the warbling Russian brass sound of the 60s. I hated it at the time but now I hate the homogenisation of national sounds into a single international flavour.Gennady Rozhdestvensky‘s rather wonderful recording of Sibelius’ 7th Symphony with the GSO is completely destroyed by a trombonist who appears to be completely smashed on low grade vodka…
BTW, I am firmly convinced that the trombone tune in Sibelius 7 is in some way a depiction of a drunk (albeit a musical drunk) singing. Barbirolli's Halle recording convinced me of that.