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Archaic Torso of Apollo:
inspired by the current "favorite Mahler cycles" thread

Despite the vast proliferation of Mahler recordings in recent decades, and the more advanced recording techniques and greater virtuosity of orchestras, it seems to me that if I were confined to earlier Mahler recordings - say, with an approximate cut-off date of 1970 - I could still put together a really good Mahler cycle.

So what would be your choices for best Mahler recordings made before the 1970s? (date chosen to mark a point at which Mahler was becoming popular, but before we were deluged with choices)

Mine (some of these may be just over the 1970 line, but if so, not by much):

1: Horenstein/LSO
2: Scherchen; Klemperer
3: Haitink; Bernstein
4: Reiner; Szell
5: Solti
6: Barbirolli
7: Bernstein
8: [no choice. maybe Bernstein, but I haven't heard it]
9: Barbirolli
Das Lied: Walter/NYPO; Klemperer

Apart from not having an 8th, this is a list I can live with. Over to you:

DavidW:
1. Kubelik
2. Klemperer
3. Bernstein
4. Horenstein
5. Walter
6. Mitropoulos
7. Bernstein
8. Horenstein
9. Klemperer Ancerl
Das Lied: Klemperer

Todd:
1 - Walter
2 - Klemperer
3 - Kubelik
4 - Abravanel
5 - Bernstein
6 - Bernstein
7 - Kubelik
8 - Bernstein
9 - Walter (CBS)
Das Lied - Klemperer

Lethevich:
1. Kubelik
2. Klemperer
3. Horenstein
4. n/a
5. Barbirolli, Bernstein*
6. Leinsdorf, Szell*
7. Scherchen (either)
8. Horenstein (BBC Legends)*
9. Klemperer, Barbirolli, Walter/WP
DLvdE. Klemperer, Walter

*A new discovery for me, but I guess impressive enough to include

Sergeant Rock:
1 Horenstein
2 Haitink
3 Horenstein
4 Szell
5 Solti Neumann/Gewandhaus
6 Solti or Szell
7 Bernstein
8 Stokowski
9 Haitink
10 Ormandy


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