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post #1276 of 3714
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Originally Posted by DarkAngel
Heh!.......look at the price increase of Kondrashin Shostakovich set $99-129! Looks like Head-Fi demand drives up prices/depletes stock again
Will keep RussianDVD.com in mind they seem to have it for a reasonable price. They also have that set on ebay for $41
post #1277 of 3714
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Bunnyears
DarkAngel,

Are these the recordings from the Decca Set? I had heard pretty negative things about the set with some individual earlier recordings Solti made being considered much better, including his M4 with the Concertgebouw(OOP now, ofcourse). In fact, I had heard the concertgebouw at a friend's house and it really impressed me. If you could give me some place to find any of the ones you recommend I would greatly appreciate it!
The Solti complete Mahler set is all with CSO......so two CDs of my list (2,7) are from this set. The LSO 1st can be obtained two ways either Decca Legends 1CD or 2CD LSO/London 1,2 set:

Solti Complete Set

Decca Legends 1st

LSO 1st,2nd
post #1278 of 3714
Thankyou, DA!
post #1279 of 3714
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkAngel
The Solti complete Mahler set is all with CSO......so two CDs of my list (2,7) are from this set. The LSO 1st can be obtained two ways either Decca Legends 1CD or 2CD LSO/London 1,2 set:

Solti Complete Set

Decca Legends 1st

LSO 1st,2nd
Isn't 8 on your list found in the complete set as well? I was thinking about justifying the Solti set on that basis.
post #1280 of 3714
Doc,

The 8th has been remastered beautifully since the set was put together. If you are only interested in the 8th, then get the newer remaster. I don't doubt that some of the others will eventually get the 96hz 24 bit treatment, too.
post #1281 of 3714
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doc Sarvis
Isn't 8 on your list found in the complete set as well? I was thinking about justifying the Solti set on that basis.
Oh yes I forgot.......but like Bunny said also available as remastered Decca Legends CD.
post #1282 of 3714
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doc Sarvis
Kondrashin M7 on order. M5 in heavy consideration.
Just curious, what's Kondrashin's timing on the M5 adagietto?
Kondrashin Mahler 5th:
I) Trauermarch 11:03
II)Sturmmisch Bewegt 12:44
III)Scherzo 16:57
IV)Adagietto 8:10
V)Rondo 13:50

Buy this now...........
post #1283 of 3714
ok , it seems I'm finally getting into what was all this discussing around mahler ....
tonight my k501 delivered me some nice time with Abbado Mahler V by ...
I catched some more of the sense and of the grandeur.. I'm starting to understand this 90+ pages I have falled short to do so far...

V : a bit tragic ... but I'm getting liking it if I succed to pass a bit more the tragedy it get me into
post #1284 of 3714
I like the Abbado M5, the Von Karajan effort isn't bad, and I like the simplicity of the cover. Of course, that seriously misrepresents Mahler, but it's still neat.

The M5 is a bit sad, but I don't know what else can happen when the first movement is called "Funeral March." That is one of my favorites, as well as Wagner's "Siegfried's Funeral Music" from Gotterdammerung. Mahler seemed to be applying the same formula as Wagner: sad->moving->heroic->sad->moving.

Of course, I could be really off-base here.
post #1285 of 3714
M5 : I find sad all the thing....not only some movements ...
it's driving me into sadness
i like it
post #1286 of 3714
It is generally pretty dark.

If I were you, I'd stay away from the Kindertotenlieder. If you have already heard them, un-listen to them.
post #1287 of 3714
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Originally Posted by PSmith08
It is generally pretty dark.

If I were you, I'd stay away from the Kindertotenlieder.
what are they ?
don't scare me
post #1288 of 3714
I know that everyone thinks I'm an irrational fanboy for Abravanel Mahler recordings (which is true for 4 and 8 at least), but I found an interesting comparison with Abravanel and Chailly M8s that I thought I'd share.

http://www.audaud.com/audaud/JUN04/h...ires2.html#mah

You need to scroll down a little.

I actually think Solti is my favorite M8 of all (gotta love those chimes in Part I!), but Abravanel is second.

I'm liking M8 more and more as I hear it.
post #1289 of 3714
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Originally Posted by DarkAngel
Kondrashin Mahler 5th:
I) Trauermarch 11:03
II)Sturmmisch Bewegt 12:44
III)Scherzo 16:57
IV)Adagietto 8:10
V)Rondo 13:50

Buy this now...........
Ooh - a fast Adagietto!

must...own...
post #1290 of 3714
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Originally Posted by boodi
what are they ?
don't scare me
Well, "kindertotenlieder" is German for "songs on the death of children." (actually, I think "children's-death-songs" comes closer, but I am no German scholar)

If I am correct, Mahler's daughter died after these were written and his wife never forgave him for "jinxing" the child. However, a truer Mahlerian than I probably knows the story better.
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