And so it begins...
I drove to the "big city" today to replace my laptop battery, and of course there's a music store in the same shopping center, and... you know the rest
The Mahler section was modest, to say the least, but I did find two interesting recordings. My first priority is to pick up recordings that I still don't have CDs for (as opposed to files on my hard drive), so I got an M7 with Abbado and the CSO, on DG. I remembered some good comments about it on this thread.
I also picked up a 2 CD set of Kletzki conducting the M1 with VPO, and the M4 and Adagietto of M5 with the Philharmonia Orchestra. It's an old recording, not remastered, and doesn't have a full booklet (it just opens to show 2 pages of track listings). It's published by D Classics (?). I decided to get it because I also remembered positive comments on Kletzki (although in reference to a remastered version), and it was 2 CDs for the price of 1, so I thought I'd give it a try. I'll let you know how it turns out, since the M4 is one of the symphonies I'm most familiar with (my Bernstein DG version has been with me for years).