Originally Posted by PSmith08
I do think, though, that it takes more to pull off a good M2 than almost any other of his works for a lot of reasons.
Regarding the differences in the new Kaplan, if you know the music well, and have keen musical memory and ear, their is one really potent difference in the climax of the choral part near the end, where a dramatic chord which was once sung in the minor is now in the major, and it's like a radiant beam shining through. Is it authentic? I don't know, and until I read the score and notes for myself will remain skeptical.
If you're loolking for a fine digitital M2, try the Jansons on Chandos. Great sound, very athletic conducting, and the whole is certainly exciting. Jansons doesn't do boring.