The sound quality of that recording leaves much to be desired, unless those Warner incarnations have improved that point. As to the performance itself is cogent indeed.Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan
Among the most propulsive, dynamic Sibelius recordings of the First I've heard, and a favorite of mine!
My favourite recording of a favourite Mahler work. The first time I ever heard the work was at a concert with Dame Janet as soloist. Rudolf Kempe was the conductor on that occasion and the work had a profound effect on me. That recording was made available on disc once, and there was at one time a further live Baker performance available under Leppard (along with the studio Haitink) but this Kubelik one outdoes them all.Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (February 27, 1970)
Waldemar Kmentt, Janet Baker, Rafael Kubelik, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra