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Quote from: relm1 on January 25, 2023, 04:21:17 PMWhat do you think of Bernstein's/CSO? That interpretation brought Maxim Shostakovich to teers as it was a live performance, and he was in the audience. To me, that is the pinnacle of this work to which all other interpretations are compared. Yes, yes, it is Shostakovich by way of Mahler but that is also the essence of Shostakovich.
Quote from: OrchestralNut on February 13, 2023, 07:51:50 AMHello, I am considering obtaining one of the following three complete symphony cycles:A - WigglesworthB - JansonsC - RostropovichOut of these three, if anyone has listened to all and wants to vet for a certain set, I appreciate the feedback. Even if one hasn't obtained all these sets but wants to make a strong case for a particular listed above set, feel free to chime in!
Quote from: Karl Tirebiter Henning on February 13, 2023, 08:20:28 AMI especially like the Tenth and Fifteenth in the Jansons set, Ray.
Quote from: Jo498 on February 13, 2023, 08:38:41 AMJansons is with edit: 8 different orchestras, some also recorded live, so it's a bit uneven in several respects. I don't remember many details but overall it's quite good and worth trying. I don't know any of the others mentioned but seem to recall that Rostropovich was found a bit disappointing in some review (but people might have expect "too much" from a musician close to the composer).
Quote from: aukhawk on February 14, 2023, 08:46:25 AMI have several of the Wiggles - he very much tends towards slow, which I quite like but it would be too much for some. More problematic is the very wide dynamic BIS recordings - I cannot listen without riding the volume control all the time.I would also commend Caetani (errs on the very fast side, fabulous podiums-ear-view live recordings) and Kitajenko (modern but very Soviet-sounding performances and recordings).
Quote from: Roasted Swan on February 14, 2023, 08:54:46 AMI would have suggested both Kitajenko and Caetani as interesting/individual takes as well and Barshai for a good to very good 'safe' cycle as another option. Personally I'd put any of those 3 over Wigglesworth. I have the Jansons set but actually have listened to it too little to comment.
Quote from: aukhawk on February 14, 2023, 08:46:25 AMI have several of the Wiggles - he very much tends towards slow, which I quite like but it would be too much for some. More problematic is the very wide dynamic BIS recordings - I cannot listen without riding the volume control all the time.
Quote from: OrchestralNut on February 14, 2023, 08:56:59 AMI do have the Barshai and Petrenko sets, which I enjoy immensely and equally.
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