Originally Posted by bigshot
He kind of rounds off all the corners a bit too much in modern music. Much better in Mozart, and I have a disk of Suppe overtures by him that is fantastic.
Every conductor has their off days. But I have the Eloquence reissue of Marriner's Vaughan Williams recordings, and think it's fantastic. I've also been listening to his complete Mozart symphonies set recently. Will make a detailed comparison with his Argo (earlier) and EMI (later) recordings at some point. Symphony 35 from the complete cycle is definitely better than the EMI one, though.
Sony has been digging up buried treasures lately: After reissuing the great Beethoven & Mozart violin sonata recordings of Zukerman and Neikrug, they have followed up with Tal & Groethuysen's complete set of Schubert's piano music for four hands (7 CDs). Amazon is shipping this to me now. From what I've heard, THIS is definitely the set to beat. I've heard them perform his two early fantasias (D.1 & D.9) on youtube - they sound like mature masterpieces in these hands. (Beautiful cover, too!)Edited by eyeresist - 6/29/14 at 7:15pm