Searching for the Beethoven Triple Concerto, I found this old thread.
So let's start it up again.
I recently got a Blue Note XRCD24 of Tina (Harold Floyd) Brooks "Back to the tracks" the company behind these remaster editions is audio wave using JVC's K2 process and Alan Yoshida is the engineer.
Flipping through their offerings I found the Beethoven Triple Concerto with Karajan, Oistrakh/Rostropovich/Richter:
It seems there are countless offerings of this "cow" and EMI and a few others keep milking it in regular intervals, whenever a new technology gives a chance for selling it again in a new package.
Hybrid SACD/DSD 2012
CD remastered 1999
CD remastered 2010 +Brahms Double Concerto
CD 2007 w. Brahms Double Concerto
with Beethoven Piano concerto No.4, CD 2005
Just listening to it a few seconds online, I am almost certain I don't like this Karajan recording. There is just a certain way of his interpretations in general, that is not my cup of tea. I'm not sure how to describe it ... maybe saccharine sweetness? So my initial thoughts to figure out which version of this recording is the best possible quality is moot at this point.
So I am looking for a different kind of interpretation.
Are the alternatives mentioned above about 6 years ago still the top renditions of the Triple concerto ?
Any new note worthy interpretations that should be considered?
Thanks in advance for your recommendations.
Edited by icebear - 5/28/14 at 6:16pm