Originally Posted by Bunnyears
I just added the Gardiner to my Beethoven, and after listening to the Pastoral, I must say that it is an excellent recording. Ofcourse, I have the complete Bilson-Gardiner Mozart piano concertos that many here do not care for, but that I adore.
I have a couple of the Bilson Mozart concertos I keep for reference. They seem to work well in the early concertos, but as Mozart expanded his music palette concertos 19-27 almost always sound better with expanded tonal range and shadings of modern piano. Tyson is a fan of Bilson's Mozart as I recall.
I also have Tan/Norrington/Virgin Beethoven concerto set using forte piano, but never really listen much to it because like late Mozart concertos these also make use of the greater range of modern piano for me.Monteux/London
First 2CD set of Beethoven symphonies passed with flying colors therefore ordered second 2CD set. Very good 1960's stereo sound, similar in style to Bohm/DG which is one of my favorite "classic" beethoven sets.Norrington/Hanssler
Have 3 CDs from this new set in house, trying to get a grip on what we have here.