i feel a little sad that my fav version of the mahler 2nd (rattle) was panned in that 44 printed pages ARG article.. but that only gives me a good excuse to go out and get the mehta one.
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1/27/04 at 2:59am
|Originally posted by qwerty870
On the subject of the tenth. Which completed version do you like most?
I have the EMI/Rattle (Cooke), a Naxos/Olson (Wheeler), and a Faberman (Carpenter) completed versions. I keep changing my mind, but i think i like Wheeler's the best (plus it was on Naxos and only $7, but the EMI/rattle/cooke is a better performance and recording)
|this post is addressed to darkangel regarding mahler's 2nd.
darkangel, i gather from the thread that you've listened to both klemperer/emi, litton/delos and mehta/decca legends.
i already have the rattle/emi which i absolutely love. a confirmed DID for me.
BUT i would like to get another reading of the 2nd, one which is obviously different from rattle/emi. which of the 3 i listed would you recommend?
|Originally posted by AndreYew
For Mahler 2, you really ought to hear Bernstein/NYPO on Sony Classical. Sound quality's not the greatest, but the performance is emotionally overwhelming. Litton, Klemperer, and to a lesser extent, Rattle are what people call Apollonian performances, whereas the Bernstein is completely in the Dionysian camp --- he lets everything hang out.
|i feel a little sad that my fav version of the mahler 2nd (rattle) was panned in that 44 printed pages ARG article.. but that only gives me a good excuse to go out and get the mehta one.|