Yeah, I think I may pick that up next time I am at Barnes and Noble (which seems to hjave the best selection of classical CDs locally).
|Originally posted by Masonjar
$110 ??? that's the cheapest?? The cheapest in Cleveland at Severance Hall are around $27 for top row balcony.. and I consider THAT expensive. Still sounds pretty nice up there though
|Originally posted by scottder
Szells 4th along with the Berstein 1st and 5th are next on my list. Can't wait to hear these.
|Originally posted by DarkAngel
I had to pay full price for each Bernstein/DG 1 & 5 CD when they first came out many years ago
That's why it is so much cheaper to buy classical CDs now, all the labels have mid/budget priced offerings that are many times the best available performance.
|Originally posted by danaa
Think you're going to love that version of the No. 4. It sounds so beautiful to my ears.
Sorry to hear about your not liking the Maazel No. 4. I've never heard it myself. More than other composers, I think Mahler is open to interpretation. For me, the Bernstein No. 9 with the Berlin orchestra is kind of grueling to listen to because the emotions are laid on too thick for my tastes. For others, it is the cat's meow as far as No. 9's go. This especially seems true of the tempo different conductors use to pace his music. I think I read that that particular No. 4 is very slow in spots.