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9th :tongue_smile:

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9th :tongue_smile:


Maybe I like Mahler's 9th best myself, but maybe not ideal for Mahler starters :p

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I'm finally getting around to this, its excellent ¬

 

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Maybe I like Mahler's 9th best myself, but maybe not ideal for Mahler starters :p

True true

 

Maybe 1st or third as you say :)

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I'm finally getting around to this, its excellent ¬

 

Thats a classic recording. Previn and Mutter = recipe for greatness!

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True true

 

Maybe 1st or third as you say :)


or 4th :D

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Thats a classic recording. Previn and Mutter = recipe for greatness!


Great recording indeed!

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I've been delving into Bruckner as I do every now and then. Not sure what you guys think of him? I know he creates polarizing opinions. But I'm guessing because there seems to be a lot of Wagner fans here that he might be appreciated. 

 

I still find a good chunk of his symphonies frustrating to listen to (his way of teasing). But his 8th and 9th are two of the greatest symphonies ever written imo. His 6th is not far behind.

 

Anyways, if there are fans here - what set would you recommend? I have Barenboim, Chailly, one of RCA Wands, and Karajan's.

 

I personally still think that Karajan got him right. Stodgy, exaggerated with huge emphasis on the strings textures.       

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Wand and Bohm are great for Bruckner. I cut my teeth on an LP box set of 7, 8 and 9 by Bohm. There's a great DVD set of live performances of all the Bruckner symphonies with Wand. Worth getting.

Bruckner can get annoying to listen to if it is conducted wrong... roller coaster of loudquietloudquietloudquietloudquietloudquiet... until you want to scream. It's better when a conductor has a sense of the flow of the architecture and modulates the dynamics. I find the Vienese conductors do this best.
Edited by bigshot - 5/6/14 at 12:19pm
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

I've been delving into Bruckner as I do every now and then. Not sure what you guys think of him? I know he creates polarizing opinions. But I'm guessing because there seems to be a lot of Wagner fans here that he might be appreciated. 

 

I still find a good chunk of his symphonies frustrating to listen to (his way of teasing). But his 8th and 9th are two of the greatest symphonies ever written imo. His 6th is not far behind.

 

Anyways, if there are fans here - what set would you recommend? I have Barenboim, Chailly, one of RCA Wands, and Karajan's.

 

I personally still think that Karajan got him right. Stodgy, exaggerated with huge emphasis on the strings textures.       


Celibidache is great..

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Bruckner is something I still wish and have to digest; I have heard great many good things abot Celibidache : It is 10 years since I am no longer in CD retail, but I remember selling quite a few of the whole EMI sets. Celibidache's tempi are slow, much slower than  on average; yet it usually holds together surprisingly well. Here some more thoughts on the performances and some technical difficulties with CDs experienced that now seem to be fixed :

http://www.wheresrunnicles.com/2011/09/sergiu-celibidache-extraordinary.html

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Wand and Bohm are great for Bruckner. I cut my teeth on an LP box set of 7, 8 and 9 by Bohm. There's a great DVD set of live performances of all the Bruckner symphonies with Wand. Worth getting.

Bruckner can get annoying to listen to if it is conducted wrong... roller coaster of loudquietloudquietloudquietloudquietloudquiet... until you want to scream. It's better when a conductor has a sense of the flow of the architecture and modulates the dynamics. I find the Vienese conductors do this best.

The Barenboim set is a perfect example of this.. But yes its the flow which is so very important. 

 

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Celibidache is great..

 

 

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Bruckner is something I still wish and have to digest; I have heard great many good things abot Celibidache : It is 10 years since I am no longer in CD retail, but I remember selling quite a few of the whole EMI sets. Celibidache's tempi are slow, much slower than  on average; yet it usually holds together surprisingly well. Here some more thoughts on the performances and some technical difficulties with CDs experienced that now seem to be fixed :

http://www.wheresrunnicles.com/2011/09/sergiu-celibidache-extraordinary.html

Brilliant thanks guys, I need to check some Celibidache out. Thats a good read analogsurviver.  

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I have a soft spot for this man :o 


Edited by Quinto - 5/6/14 at 1:28pm
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Recently bought two great sets:

 

 

 

 

Many wonderful recordings on both.

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That Yo Yo Ma set was very reasonably priced, but I passed on it. Too much crossover stuff for me. That Furtie box is packed with goodies though. A couple of real oddities too.

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