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Ronnie
Stockholm
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DG Pressings (Beethoven)
I know zero about pressings, but the Kleiber DG has "signature series" written on it, not "Privilege". Same thing?

Yes, I'd really like to catch something like that live.
There will be a Beethoven Symphony #5 performed here in November. Conductor Andrew Manze. Never heard of him. :-)
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JANDL100


Forest of Dean, UK
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Joined on 09-27-2007

Post #: 22
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Beethoven symphonies - a few comments
 clarkjohnsen wrote:
...I nominate Mengelberg's as the finest overall. Unfortunately it does not include his utterly transcendent studio recording of the Sixth.

clark


Sadly, the sound quality of older, mono recordings usually puts me off them. Yes, that is my loss, I know.  But I have a Naxos CD of Mengelberg conducting an orchestral transcription of the Hammerklavier Op. 106 piano sonata.  It is wonderful - it makes it seem that Beethoven completed 10 symphonies!!

My favourite performances of Beethoven symphonies come from a wide range of conductors.   Anton Nanut for the 7th (closely followed by von Matacic), Bohm for the 6th, Jochum for the 8th, it is a shame that Carlos Kleiber didn't record the 3rd - that could have been good! - but Wyn Morris is excellent.  I also very much like Roy Goodman on Nimbus in the 3rd.

Of course, there are many many others that are excellent, too.

But if I had to choose a complete set for a "Desert Island" set, it would probably be either Herbert Kegel (excellent 'middle of the road' interpretations) or Wyn Morris (more exciting, tautly played, very well recorded, and very consistent across the set).


Jerry
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Romy the Cat


Boston, MA
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Rudolph Kempe with Munich Philharmonic!!!
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I developed lately some interest to late years of Rudolph Kempe with Munich Philharmonic and I suddenly come across to an astonishing gem. It is 1973 preface of Beethoven 9. What an interesting paly! It is not orthodoxy and not contemporary it is very fresh and different. I never heard it before. I think I have seen this LP in past but it was if I am not mistakes some kind of bad press experimental quadraphonic crap, so I never cared to listen it. Not I got it on CD in stereo and it is very very interesting…



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