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Re: Dmitri's Dacha
« Reply #2920 on: June 23, 2022, 11:11:10 AM »
Kondrashin and Haitink. I recently bought Kitajenko. Also, I rather like the Maxim Shostakovich set on Supraphon, Jansons on EMI and Rostropovich.

I'm another fan of Shostakovich fils, Jansons and Kitajenko, possibly in that order.
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Re: Dmitri's Dacha
« Reply #2921 on: June 23, 2022, 01:03:03 PM »
I chose Petrenko when selecting my own (only) set. Janssons was the runner-up in that process.
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Re: Dmitri's Dacha
« Reply #2922 on: June 23, 2022, 06:47:44 PM »
Kondrashin and Haitink. I recently bought Kitajenko. Also, I rather like the Maxim Shostakovich set on Supraphon, Jansons on EMI and Rostropovich.

Yes to all of these picks! I also like Barshai and Rozhdestvensky (despite the less than stellar audio quality of his cycle).
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Re: Dmitri's Dacha
« Reply #2923 on: June 23, 2022, 09:55:50 PM »
I don't disagree with any of the mentioned preferences for complete cycles - only Petrenko leaves me oddly unmoved most of the time for reasons I really cannot explain.  My surprise is how rarely Caetani's cycle ever gets any kind of mention.  Distinctly individual and powerful interpretations I think, played remarkably well by his Italian orchestra - the SACD sound is pretty up front and exciting too.  Not the most polished by any means but a valid take on the whole set.....


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Re: Dmitri's Dacha
« Reply #2924 on: June 24, 2022, 12:36:10 AM »
I don't disagree with any of the mentioned preferences for complete cycles - only Petrenko leaves me oddly unmoved most of the time for reasons I really cannot explain.  My surprise is how rarely Caetani's cycle ever gets any kind of mention.  Distinctly individual and powerful interpretations I think, played remarkably well by his Italian orchestra - the SACD sound is pretty up front and exciting too.  Not the most polished by any means but a valid take on the whole set.....


I have one or two of those recordings and find them excellent.
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Re: Dmitri's Dacha
« Reply #2925 on: June 24, 2022, 05:27:16 AM »
I don't disagree with any of the mentioned preferences for complete cycles - only Petrenko leaves me oddly unmoved most of the time for reasons I really cannot explain.  My surprise is how rarely Caetani's cycle ever gets any kind of mention.  Distinctly individual and powerful interpretations I think, played remarkably well by his Italian orchestra - the SACD sound is pretty up front and exciting too.  Not the most polished by any means but a valid take on the whole set.....



Yes, I agree. The Caetani is a fine cycle. I think I seem to recall where he was let go from a position because he was programming too much Shostakovich. :)
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Re: Dmitri's Dacha
« Reply #2926 on: June 24, 2022, 05:34:05 AM »
I don't disagree with any of the mentioned preferences for complete cycles - only Petrenko leaves me oddly unmoved most of the time for reasons I really cannot explain.  My surprise is how rarely Caetani's cycle ever gets any kind of mention.  Distinctly individual and powerful interpretations I think, played remarkably well by his Italian orchestra - the SACD sound is pretty up front and exciting too.  Not the most polished by any means but a valid take on the whole set.....



I've not heard the entire cycle, but the ones I've heard, I like very much!
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Re: Dmitri's Dacha
« Reply #2927 on: June 24, 2022, 06:45:12 AM »
Kondrashin and Haitink. I recently bought Kitajenko. Also, I rather like the Maxim Shostakovich set on Supraphon, Jansons on EMI and Rostropovich.

I agree that Kondrashin and Haitink are the missing great ones in Dave's collection.  I also like those sets that you mentioned but I don't think that they are up there with Kondrashin and Haitink.

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« Reply #2928 on: June 24, 2022, 06:49:38 AM »
Also not to be missed are the individual recordings Mravinsky made including one of my favorite 8ths!



And of course Ormandy's 4th is stunning and was my introduction to that symphony.



Finally Bernstein's 7th wow! desert island material



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Re: Dmitri's Dacha
« Reply #2929 on: June 24, 2022, 08:31:31 AM »
Also not to be missed are the individual recordings Mravinsky made including one of my favorite 8ths!



And of course Ormandy's 4th is stunning and was my introduction to that symphony.



Finally Bernstein's 7th wow! desert island material



+1, +1, +1 !! (so many great recordings!!)