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post #661 of 3714
JayG,

I look forward to that, for me it'll be hard to surplant the Chailly/Concertgebouw M3.

Scott
post #662 of 3714
scottder - I know what you mean. I have and love the Chailly M3 as well. But I don't know...it's close. I still haven't been able to get my hands on the Horenstein M3, though. I'm about to just buy the full budget priced cycle that it's in just to get it.

-Jay
post #663 of 3714
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Originally Posted by JayG
scottder - I know what you mean. I have and love the Chailly M3 as well. But I don't know...it's close. I still haven't been able to get my hands on the Horenstein M3, though. I'm about to just buy the full budget priced cycle that it's in just to get it.
I'll keep a beady eye out for the Litton review. I am on an SACD kick, so that Litton looks very tempting. Seems classical is really the genre where SACD has taken one off.

Scott
post #664 of 3714
I just got word that the Kubelik cycle that I had tried to get is being shipped! the Horenstein also sounds tempting, but I only wish I had a good library so that I could listen before buying. Actually, I've got two good libraries, the Donnell and the Lincoln Center branch, but the recordings have waiting lists and I'm never around when they come up or I've already bought them by that time.
post #665 of 3714
Just bought tickets to the MTT M7 at Carnegie Hall! Prime Parquet, the similar to the seats I used to be given as a youngster when I went with the wife of one of the violinists (family friend). Two nights of great music.

Here's the program:

San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director and Conductor
Barbara Bonney, Soprano


TILSON THOMAS Poems of Emily Dickinson

MAHLER Symphony No. 7

I briefly considered the Sunday Concert as well:

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Mariss Jansons, Conductor



SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht
MAHLER Symphony No. 1, "Titan"

But the VPO doing 20th century music was too much of a gamble. Ofcourse, they may be simply fantastic. I'll wait and see, there's still plenty of time for this one.
post #666 of 3714
Congrats Buunyears! Hope you enjoy it!
post #667 of 3714
Awesome, Bunnyears!! You'll have to let me know if you come away from the M7 concert sharing my opinion that the SFS is the finest orchestra in the world currently in terms of raw playing ability and ensemble sound. Some day I will get to hear them live, I've already promised myself.

-Jay
post #668 of 3714
Thanks, everyone! I'll post my impressions in March. Meanwhile, I'll be doing some homework on the Mahler 7, which is probably his most formally structured symphony. I can't wait for the Kubelik cycle to arrive, as it's probably one of the greatest recorded. It will be interesting to compare how Kubelik's vision compares to MTT's.
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Originally Posted by Bunnyears
Thanks, everyone! I'll post my impressions in March. Meanwhile, I'll be doing some homework on the Mahler 7, which is probably his most formally structured symphony. I can't wait for the Kubelik cycle to arrive, as it's probably one of the greatest recorded. It will be interesting to compare how Kubelik's vision compares to MTT's.

Dunno about the rest of the cycle, but Kubelik is does one of my favorite M1's that's for sure, between him and Lenny

Scott
post #670 of 3714
I have the M5 and M2 on vinyl and they are what made me start looking for the whole set. They are both so cohesive and engrossing that they have really become reference for me. Unfortunately, the cycle isn't available here so you have to order it at excruciating prices from European outlets. I also broke down while waiting and picked up his M1 under the DG label at Tower recently, and that is definitely the best M1 I have ever heard, and I have both Bernsteins. I wonder if the MTT concert will stimulate me to get his recordings too?!? Only time wil tell.
post #671 of 3714
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My used Rattle M7 M9 have run into major problems

Looks like the M7 will not be arriving and refund coming, Ebay seller after 2-3 weeks just realized he had been selling out of stock item.....duh

No sign of used M9 either from Amazon, will have to track down and see what the problem is here.

I have another M9 coming soon:
Ancerl/Supraphon (gold edition)
This is another darling of "classics today" so nothing certain here.
post #672 of 3714
Ugh I hate when these sellers forget to take stuff off that they no longer have. I am really enjoying the Chailly M9, still haven't spent enough time with the Bernstein M9 either. Still getting used to M9 in general, it's not grabbing me like the others.
post #673 of 3714
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Originally Posted by scottder
Ugh I hate when these sellers forget to take stuff off that they no longer have. I am really enjoying the Chailly M9, still haven't spent enough time with the Bernstein M9 either. Still getting used to M9 in general, it's not grabbing me like the others.
The 9th is a tough nut to crack.. I think by the time I first heard the M9, the only Mahler I hadn't heard yet was 7 and 8. It's definately one to save for after you get a feel for Mahler's music.. though, I'm sure there are people who have been greatly moved by the 9th without having heard any of Mahler's music.. As I was in my teenage years first discovering Mahler, I'm glad I had the experience of his earlier symphonies first.

If any of Mahler's symphonies contain the "universe" the 9th surely does. Serenity, bitterness, anger, sarcasm, joy even, nostalgia, and resignation.. and about 50 other emotions that don't have names.

Truly one of the greatest works of art ever created by a human.

Sometimes, when I'm listening to it, I just marvel at the fact that it even exists. That something could be so "in-sync" with my soul is truly fascinating, and quite amazing.

Give it time

-jar
post #674 of 3714
I finally received the Kubelik Mahler cycle! After being told it had shipped 12 days ago, it arrived today. I have been listening to the M7, and I am very pleased with it. This is one very excellent set, and I am filled with admiration for Kubelik who was such a dab hand not only with the Mahler but also with the Bach Cantatas that I love.

I ordered the complete Bernstein set from Tower, and they keep sending me emails that it's on order but not yet there. That is such an annoyance, as I could have picked up another set in a store here in Manhattan within days of the original order for only a little more, but after a quick call I am told that they too are out of stock now.

At Amazon, the only other dealers I want to deal with now are caiman.com and music-express.com. They send out the things promptly, or email me a note that they have credited back my account if for some reason they cannot fill the order.
post #675 of 3714
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Originally Posted by Bunnyears
I finally received the Kubelik Mahler cycle!
That's great! I still regret not ordering that years ago when it was afforable and available...

One of my favorite "finds" happened years ago when I was visiting New Orleans for Spring Break.. March 1992 exactly.. anyway we were hitting the bookstores (party animals we were) and I found a MINT vinyl box set of Kubelik's DG Dvorak Cycle. Of course, I was extremely pleased as I already knew that Kubelik's 9th was one of my favorite performances. I've not really gotten to know the early symphonies of Dvorak, but his 7th and 8th are both awesome as well. Anyway, I don't know what I paid for it, but it was under $10.

-jar
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