But nothing beats Ashkenazy/RCO in Symphonic Dances. Exhilarating.
Completely agree. The playing of the Concertgebouw in the Symphonic Dances
is truly unique in its rhymic clarity and distinctness of timbre.
Another GREAT Symphonic Dances
is Oue/Minnesota on Reference Recordings - just a stunningly recorded and played occasion.
Of a more recent heritage I like Slatkin/Detroit in the Symphonic Dances
. The symphonies are good but not as good as Askenazy or Jansons. To my ears they are just a bit lugubrious.