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« Reply #26480 on: July 06, 2020, 04:52:15 PM »
An excellent cycle, but I'm glad I got to get a copy of the prior incarnation before it inevitably goes out of print to make room for this new, bare-bones one. But that new set does have the advantage of Das Lied von der Erde over the one I have.

By the way... BBC Symphony Orchestra? Is that a misprint? I'm not aware of any Bernstein/BBC Mahler on Sony.

I went with this reissue because my dad already owns the one you’re talking about. I own this older one as well:



I also own Bernstein’s DG Mahler set, which is one of those sets I’d take to the desert island with me:

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« Reply #26481 on: July 06, 2020, 05:05:07 PM »
I also own Bernstein’s DG Mahler set, which is one of those sets I’d take to the desert island with me:



Mahler looks suspicious of Bernstein there...it's been a while since I've heard any of the Bernstein DG Mahler set.
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« Reply #26482 on: July 06, 2020, 05:15:05 PM »
Mahler looks suspicious of Bernstein there...it's been a while since I've heard any of the Bernstein DG Mahler set.

Hah..well if you look close enough, you’ll see that Mahler isn’t even looking at Bernstein. I remember reading some your criticism of Bernstein’s Mahler, but I don’t really care what anyone says about these recordings. He has been the only conductor that made me understand this music on a deeper emotional level and for that I’m eternally grateful.
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« Reply #26483 on: July 06, 2020, 05:21:59 PM »
Hah..well if you look close enough, you’ll see that Mahler isn’t even looking at Bernstein. I remember reading some your criticism of Bernstein’s Mahler, but I don’t really care what anyone says about these recordings. He has been the only conductor that made me understand this music on a deeper emotional level and for that I’m eternally grateful.

I don't dislike Bernstein's Mahler recordings the way I do those of certain other Mahler conductors, and I appreciate his role in the US Mahler revival of the 60s and 70s. I remember really loving that DG Vienna Sixth when I listened to it a lot; I just haven't heard it in a while.
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« Reply #26484 on: July 06, 2020, 05:37:15 PM »
I don't dislike Bernstein's Mahler recordings the way I do those of certain other Mahler conductors, and I appreciate his role in the US Mahler revival of the 60s and 70s. I remember really loving that DG Vienna Sixth when I listened to it a lot; I just haven't heard it in a while.

Well, that’s very good to read, Mahlerian. Who are some Mahler conductors you don’t particular care for?
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« Reply #26485 on: July 06, 2020, 11:59:27 PM »
Mravinsky DG stereo is a unique identification. It was re-issued as a twofer. It has a blue-green cover. The somewhat older mono recordings have the 4th cond. by Sanderling. It has columns on the cover. The LPs of the former apparently came in a bunch of different covers.

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Mravinsky DG stereo is a unique identification. It was re-issued as a twofer. It has a blue-green cover. The somewhat older mono recordings have the 4th cond. by Sanderling. It has columns on the cover. The LPs of the former apparently came in a bunch of different covers.


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« Reply #26487 on: Today at 03:01:16 AM »
A small order as my purchasing is dwindling and I try to focus on things I don't own and represents things I have a particular interest in:



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« Reply #26488 on: Today at 03:56:10 AM »
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A purchase is a rare thing for me these days. I am trying hard to cull my collection somewhat. This one is to fill a gap in my modern Irish collection.
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« Reply #26489 on: Today at 05:27:05 AM »
Well, that’s very good to read, Mahlerian. Who are some Mahler conductors you don’t particular care for?

I don't think very highly of Rattle or Ozawa in Mahler, but my real bugbear, as people here know, is Karajan.
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« Reply #26490 on: Today at 07:50:54 AM »
I don't think very highly of Rattle or Ozawa in Mahler, but my real bugbear, as people here know, is Karajan.

I just got Ozawa's Mahler 2 with the Saito Kinen Orchestra.  It's very good.




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« Reply #26491 on: Today at 08:17:13 AM »
I just got Ozawa's Mahler 2 with the Saito Kinen Orchestra.  It's very good.



He may have improved a lot over his early BSO recordings, then. I'd be happy to change my mind. I saw Ozawa conduct a program of Berlioz and Messiaen about 15 years ago that I enjoyed a lot.
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« Reply #26492 on: Today at 03:16:21 PM »
Just bought:

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