Originally Posted by Doc Sarvis
1. What (besides 10) am I obviously missing? I was thinking of Klemperer for 2; any other no-brainers to round out my list?
2. What is everyone's favorite version of 10? I've been reluctant to explore it since there are alternative completions - which is considered the best?
For 10, no perfect version yet but I'd pick Sanderling and Morris. IMHO Chailly is too timid, Rattle/BPO is rather dull. Sanderling is less shocking but well balanced and Morris transfers some grotesque feeling but being less perfect.
I'd like to list my picks for other symphonies quickly.
No.1 - Mitropoulos/NYP 51, Horenstein/LSO, Morris/New PO
No.2 - Walter/VPO, Walter/NYP, Metha/VPO, Klemperer/BRSO
No.3 - Mitropoulos/Koeln RSO, Nagano/DSO Berlin, Chailly/RCO, Horenstein/LSO
No.4 - Abbado/VPO, Walter/VPO/Gueden
No.5 - Mitropoulos/NYP, Bertini/Koeln RSO, Bernstein/VPO (London live, Pirate version)
No.6 - Mitropoulos/NYP (NYP broadcasts), Bernstein/VPO, Horenstein/Stockholm PO
No.7 - Zender/Saarbrucken RSO, Horenstein/New PO, Chailly/RCO
No.8 - Horenstein/LSO
No.9 - Karajan/BPO (Live version), Bernstein/BPO, Mitropoulos/VPO
DLVDE - Tennstedt/LPO, Klemperer/New PO, Walter/VPO (Decca version)