Originally Posted by Doc Sarvis
...and now for my 1000th post:
I just found a fun DVD of a 2003 perfomance of M2 by Abbado and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. It's really enjoyable for me - may be for others as well.
Edit: For some reason I cannot get the image to show up. Here is the link:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...v=glance&n=130
I like this DVD a lot. They play very well and they look like they are having a lot of fun playing too, unlike a lot of professional orchestras who look bored half of the time. Abbado's interpretation is quite good as well, though I wish he would've taken the very ending a little slower. The DTS 5.1 soundtrack on the DVD is very good I think and really amplifies the organ at the end, which tends to not be heard very well on the stereo track as well as the CD recording of this M2, which I also own.
While the DVDs in this series may not be the definitive versions of the works, they are a joy to watch and listen to. I also own the M5 with the same forces and it is very good. FYI, they have just released M7 in the US as well.