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Re: Favorite Conductors in Recordings from Non-Major/Budget Labels
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2022, 03:40:55 AM »
Leopold Ludwig was found on Everest Records in the old days: e.g.







The Mahler Ninth is a particularly great performance!
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« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2022, 04:30:00 AM »
About non-major/budget labels, I especially love Zinman's Strauss:



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« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2022, 04:33:39 AM »
Ah yes, Arte Nova.  Micheal Gielen recorded some discs for them.

This Carter disc is nice. 



His Zemlinsky is supposed to be good, but I've never heard it.
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« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2022, 06:00:51 AM »
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.

I only know 2 sets- vols 1 and 2. Will look for the Stravinsky and the Mozart.

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« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2022, 08:27:32 AM »
About non-major/budget labels, I especially love Zinman's Strauss:





I like his Beethoven. He did record for Philips, though.

And Skrowaczewski did some fine stuff for Oehms.

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« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2022, 08:58:26 AM »
Ah yes, Arte Nova.  Micheal Gielen recorded some discs for them.

This Carter disc is nice. 



His Zemlinsky is supposed to be good, but I've never heard it.
The Zemlinsky Lyric Symphony (+ Berg) is very good; I also have the Carter but don't know that music well enough to tell... There were a few more Gielen (SouthWest German radio) on Arte Nova, e.g. Mozart 39 + Schubert Rosamunde.
And of course Zinman's Beethoven. Another good one is Sieghart/Bruckner orchestra Linz with Mozart's 25 and 36 (and one of Leopold's), also his "Entführung" is pretty good.
However, overall I think piano and chamber music might have been the stronger part of the earlyish (late 1990s) Arte Nova period (Perl, Piazzini, Schiefen, Manno, several ensembles).
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« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2022, 09:25:02 AM »
Oh yes, Gielen - tons of good recordings, spanning a very long career, a few on Philips, but mostly on many more labels too.

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« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2022, 12:00:48 PM »
Oh yes, Gielen - tons of good recordings, spanning a very long career, a few on Philips, but mostly on many more labels too.

For example, he conducted an excellent performance of Moses und Aron by Schoenberg.


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Re: Favorite Conductors in Recordings from Non-Major/Budget Labels
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2022, 12:08:31 PM »
For example, he conducted an excellent performance of Moses und Aron by Schoenberg.



Indeed, I got to know the work in this recording (on Philips LPs) and still rank it very highly.

Arturo Tamayo, who’s offered us loads of very interesting but relatively obscure repertoire on many labels, surely deserves mention here. His Maderna series on Neos and the complete Petrassi Concertos for Orchestra on Stradivarius stand out, but he’s also done Auric and Bussotti on Timpani, a superb Ginastera disc on Capriccio, etc.

And then there’s Manuel Rosenthal (his Ravel and Debussy on Adès are too-notch) and Ernest Bour; his sets on Astrée —4 CDs each— devoted to i) the Second Viennese School & Bartók, and ii) Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky & Roussel, are extraordinarily good.
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Re: Favorite Conductors in Recordings from Non-Major/Budget Labels
« Reply #29 on: June 22, 2022, 02:04:09 PM »
Ari Rasilainen, who has done so much great stuff for CPO.

Stig Westerberg, who did a lot of work on Swedish labels.

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Re: Favorite Conductors in Recordings from Non-Major/Budget Labels
« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2022, 05:38:20 AM »
Ari Rasilainen, who has done so much great stuff for CPO.

Stig Westerberg, who did a lot of work on Swedish labels.

Any albums you specially like?

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Re: Favorite Conductors in Recordings from Non-Major/Budget Labels
« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2022, 01:58:44 PM »
Any [Stig and Ari] albums you specially like?

Ari:

Wiren: Symphonies
Atterberg: Symphonies
Saygun: Symphonies and concertos


Stig:

Dag Wiren: Serenade.  I have this a Swedish Discofil LP, and you can find it streaming.
Stenhammar: Symphony No. 2
Stenhammar: Serenade (I have this on an EMI Matrix CD)
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