Gunter Wand. Not even close to being HIP. Takes time to smell the glorious roses. Just the way I like it in Beethoven. My favorite Beethoven symphony set among the seven that I own.
I have the Abbado and it is nice but sometimes I want him to "slow down" a bit.Wand, because this interpretation touches the mind more than it touches the soul, and this I like
and Abbado with BPO, what a tempo and a very unusual sound, also brainy
Yes. I like collecting multiple performances of music. You never find two that are exactly the same.you got it hp
that's why it is unusual hahaha
matter of taste
They are wonderful performances! So warm....not like today's "historically-informed" Beethoven taken so fast, that I keep asking, "What's the point?" How could Beethoven be happy hearing his music played without poetry?After reading this thread I've ordered the Wand set which I've never heard.
It's currently "the fad". The faster the better. Wrong! Bernstein/Vienna Philharmonic is fine "old school" too.I'm kind of surprised that there aren't more conservative new sets out there. Nice to have a spectrum of recordings.