I agree that my choices are very limited if I restrict myself to SACDs and DVD-As. But, luckily I'm also satisfied with some of the modern performances that I've purchased, and that are recorded on Redbook CDs. BTW, thanks for mentioning the Chailly Mahler recordings. I'll follow-up with regard to them, as I'm especially interested in Mahler's 4th Symphony.
Originally Posted by scottder
No what I am saying is you'll be limiting the number of peroformances quite a bit by only getting modern ones, I absolutely love the Chailly Mahler recordings, modern and wonderful, but if I didnn't like the performances as well, I wouldn't keep them. and by going with SACD and DVD-A it limits the field even more. I don't know if there are ANY modern performances on SACD of Beethovens Symphonies. I too wish there were more, but sadly, it costs a lot to produce these recrodings, so it's not being done as often as anyone would like.