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Heifetz

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Also,

Can someone recommend me their favourite recording of the Sibelius Violin Concerto? The first movement is hauntingly beautiful. 

Ann Sophie Mutter

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Would it be a nice idea if at least all the more experienced collectors here would name one recording that they consider to be the 'best recording of anything ever'?

 

(I would have to think a while to decide what mine would be.)

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Would it be a nice idea if at least all the more experienced collectors here would name one recording that they consider to be the 'best recording of anything ever'?

 

(I would have to think a while to decide what mine would be.)


Indeed, great suggestion!

 

Not an easy task but here is my big time favorite classical cd out of my 1000+ collection..

 

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Just want to drop MHO about the 100 list....

 

2 cases deserve a better discussion:

 

Dvorak 9th - Kubelik (list) vs Reiner (from the Living Stereo)

Mahler 5th - Barbirolli/NYO is better than Bernstein/VPO?

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Heifetz

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There's certainly quite a few of those that I would considerable indispensable. (And some that wouldn't make my list. For instance, there are definitely better versions of Salome than Solti's.) But that's the thing, there are so many great recordings that it's quite easy not just to come up with Top 100s, but even Top 1000s. (But then again, I'm a collector, so I might be the wrong person to ask. :bigsmile_face: )

 

I agree completely.I just posted those lists because:

 

1. There are many great and IMO not so great recordings on those lists.

2. It's interesting to see the contrast in opinions on what is regarded as greatest and for me leads me to speculation as to why so and so may think so.

3. It's interesting to see how headfi folks opinions compare.

4. These lists clearly illustrate the depth of the subject at hand.

 

Also being a long time collector with wide-ranging tastes, widely varying moods and an open mind(IMO) makes top lists among competent competitors with different viewpoints difficult at best.

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I agree completely.I just posted those lists because:

 

1. There are many great and IMO not so great recordings on those lists.

2. It's interesting to see the contrast in opinions on what is regarded as greatest and for me leads me to speculation as to why so and so may think so.

3. It's interesting to see how headfi folks opinions compare.

4. These lists clearly illustrate the depth of the subject at hand.

 

Also being a long time collector with wide-ranging tastes, widely varying moods and an open mind(IMO) makes top lists among competent competitors with different viewpoints difficult at best.

 

Of course the concept of "competent" could also be debated....

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2. It's interesting to see the contrast in opinions on what is regarded as greatest and for me leads me to speculation as to why so and so may think so.

 

In my opinion, this is the big thing about this thread. This is what makes it so interesting.

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Just listening to Tchaikovsky Symphony no6. Leningrad philharmonic/ Mravinsky. Its excellent. Thanks Quinto. I have piano concerto no1 next to go, looking forward to it. :beerchug:

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Indeed, great suggestion!

 

Not an easy task but here is my big time favorite classical cd out of my 1000+ collection..

 

 

Soooooo many thanks for the advice.  :beerchug:  

 

Can you advice some as good Beethoven/Richter Recordings ?  Concertos or sonatas ? . 

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Just listening to Tchaikovsky Symphony no6. Leningrad philharmonic/ Mravinsky. Its excellent. Thanks Quinto. I have piano concerto no1 next to go, looking forward to it. :beerchug:


I'm putting this on my beloved GS1000 right now  cheers mate

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I'm putting this on my beloved GS1000 right now  cheers mate

grado amp? or a vintage receiver?

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oh its the headphone - obviously  

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Soooooo many thanks for the advice.  :beerchug:  

 

Can you advice some as good Beethoven/Richter Recordings ?  Concertos or sonatas ? . 


Cheers mate

 

There are so darn many Richter Beethoven records out there, his Prague are spectacular, his opus 106 (hammerklavier sonata) is briliant! but his discography is a mess..

 

Easy this to do is listen fragments on Amazon, Youtube.. His Beethoven is very good, but his character fits Beethoven like a glove ..:D

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