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You are welcome to include conductors who recorded for major labels as well as minor labels. Photos are very welcome.

My list:

David Lloyd-Jones
Jean-Luc Tingaud
Enrique Batiz
Kuchar
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Re: Favorite Conductors in Recordings from Non-Major/Budget Labels
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2022, 12:51:17 PM »
Nice to see a shout out for Enrique Bátiz.

I haven't heard any of his recordings in a long time, but this morning saw high praise for a recording of Mahler 4 by Anton Nanut, who used to appear on ultra-ultra-ultra bargain labels like Pilz and Laserlight.

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Re: Favorite Conductors in Recordings from Non-Major/Budget Labels
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2022, 02:29:19 PM »
Rene Leibowitz - for Readers Digest/Chesky
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Re: Favorite Conductors in Recordings from Non-Major/Budget Labels
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2022, 02:49:25 PM »
Maurice Abravanel, Stanisław Skrowaczewski, and Leonard Slatkin for Vox come to mind. 

Naxos can no longer really be considered either budget or non-major.
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Re: Favorite Conductors in Recordings from Non-Major/Budget Labels
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2022, 04:23:57 PM »
Naxos can no longer really be considered either budget or non-major.

Agreed.

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Re: Favorite Conductors in Recordings from Non-Major/Budget Labels
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2022, 07:04:08 PM »
Maurice Abravanel, Stanisław Skrowaczewski, and Leonard Slatkin for Vox come to mind. 

Naxos can no longer really be considered either budget or non-major.

Good names! I was thinking about Slatkin too. As for Stanisław Skrowaczewski, are you suggesting the Bartok and/or Ravel recordings?
You sound right about Naxos.

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Re: Favorite Conductors in Recordings from Non-Major/Budget Labels
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2022, 11:24:40 PM »
Skrowaczewski and Zinman on Arte Nova/Oehms although of course they had recorded for major/non-budget labels BEFORE these budget recordings. Also Robert Craft on Naxos; these recordings weren't even produced by Naxos. The same holds for a lot of Brilliant discs/boxes.
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Re: Favorite Conductors in Recordings from Non-Major/Budget Labels
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2022, 11:28:28 PM »
A real coup for such a small label as Unicorn to hire Jascha Horenstein.

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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2022, 04:03:22 AM »
As for Stanisław Skrowaczewski, are you suggesting the Bartok and/or Ravel recordings?

Those, plus the Mozart he recorded with Walter Klien.  He recorded more for the label.  I suspect it is all good.
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Re: Favorite Conductors in Recordings from Non-Major/Budget Labels
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2022, 05:51:19 AM »
Agree concerning most of those already mentioned, and will exclude for example Chandos, BIS, Melodiya and Supraphon labels ...

D'Avalos for ASV;

Pommer and Roegner for Eterna-Berlin Classics;

Yinon for CPO and Koch;

and those controversial, uneven eccentrics, Scherchen and Rodzinski (primarily Westminster).

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Re: Favorite Conductors in Recordings from Non-Major/Budget Labels
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2022, 06:23:22 AM »
Rene Leibowitz - for Readers Digest/Chesky

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Re: Favorite Conductors in Recordings from Non-Major/Budget Labels
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2022, 06:26:09 AM »
Gunter Neuhold's Ring Cycle - absurdly good!


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Re: Favorite Conductors in Recordings from Non-Major/Budget Labels
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2022, 06:55:53 AM »
A real coup for such a small label as Unicorn to hire Jascha Horenstein.


Nice! I like his Walton recording.



 

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Re: Favorite Conductors in Recordings from Non-Major/Budget Labels
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2022, 01:38:52 PM »
Gunter Neuhold's Ring Cycle - absurdly good!



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Re: Favorite Conductors in Recordings from Non-Major/Budget Labels
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2022, 02:19:13 PM »
A agree that Naxos is no longer non-Major or Budget, but Antonin Wit recorded for them when they were.

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Re: Favorite Conductors in Recordings from Non-Major/Budget Labels
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2022, 11:09:50 AM »
Rene Leibowitz - for Readers Digest/Chesky
Yeah, the Leibowitz transcription of the Bach Passacaglia and Fugue in that old Reader's Digest box set was the first classical music to catch my ear as a kid, along with Liszt's Totentanz which I heard on our local classical station.

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Re: Favorite Conductors in Recordings from Non-Major/Budget Labels
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2022, 11:31:02 AM »
You know who else conducted for Naxos in its early days?



1987 session!

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Re: Favorite Conductors in Recordings from Non-Major/Budget Labels
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2022, 12:11:44 PM »
You know who else conducted for Naxos in its early days?



1987 session!

Very interesting! I will check it out!

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Re: Favorite Conductors in Recordings from Non-Major/Budget Labels
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2022, 12:12:54 PM »
Maurice Abravanel, Stanisław Skrowaczewski, and Leonard Slatkin for Vox come to mind. 

Naxos can no longer really be considered either budget or non-major.

I checked the Ravel works by SS. They sound vg like his Bartok set.

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« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2022, 10:19:42 PM »
I checked the Ravel works by SS. They sound vg like his Bartok set.

Those 3 Ravel discs are really excellent - and in very good analogue sound as well.  Minnesota were a good band then as well.  His Stravinsky is also very fine - but not easy to find these days at a reasonable price.