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Offline Florestan

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Re: Complete Sets of Beethoven's Symphonies
« Reply #80 on: July 25, 2019, 05:09:18 AM »
I don't know if this has been already mentioned but it's very good. Actually, it's my go-to set. (The sound is simply glorious, despite its age.)



MusicWeb review here: http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2017/Mar/Beethoven_sys_0002672CCC.htm
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Re: Complete Sets of Beethoven's Symphonies
« Reply #81 on: July 25, 2019, 05:16:54 AM »
I had that in my hand, yesterday, and was wondering. I know I want his Schumann...  It was the older set, which isn't half as pretty, so I opted against it. But I will acquire Konwitschny, sooner or later.
There certainly is/was lots of sleeper-excellence among these GDR conductors. Notably him, Herbig, and Suitner.

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Re: Complete Sets of Beethoven's Symphonies
« Reply #82 on: August 08, 2019, 01:44:24 AM »
I enjoyed the 9th. It is closer to Zinman than anyone else I can think of, but that's fine: I like Zinman! :)
I finally got around to listening to the Fischer 9th. I don't have a strong opinion on the first 3 movements but will say the vocal soloists and choir are very good, better than most of the other recordings of the 9th that I have. I do get the feeling that he was listening to the live Gardiner Missa Solemnis on SDG while he was making the recording though.