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    I'm sure I could learn a bit from the Bernstein Mahler cycle... but if I were to purchase another Mahler cycle, it would be Tennstedt.

    So, Sir Knight... since you're in The Empire State, have you given any thought to checking out "Mahler- The Historic Broadcasts," available through the New York Philharmonic??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi_townPhilly View Post
    I'm sure I could learn a bit from the Bernstein Mahler cycle... but if I were to purchase another Mahler cycle, it would be Tennstedt.

    So, Sir Knight... since you're in The Empire State, have you given any thought to checking out "Mahler- The Historic Broadcasts," available through the New York Philharmonic??
    Would this be on radio or is it a CD made by the NYP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by White Knight View Post
    Would this be on radio or is it a CD made by the NYP?
    A set of CDs- all nine symphonies, Dad Lied von der Erde, Songs of a Wayfarer, the two completed movements of 10, a couple of conductor interviews, and the Public Radio broadcast from 1964- "I Remember Mahler." [Interviews with musicians who played in the NY Phil during Mahler's stint there.]

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    Thanks, Chi, I'll try to find this on Amazon and see what it is going for, if they have it, that is. It really sounds all encompassing as far as Mahler is concerned!
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    The complete Schubert Symphonic Cycle, performed by the Berliner Philharmoniker under the direction of Karl Bohm.
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    i am looking to collect some more Joyce Hatto recordings.

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    DVDs are my preferred choice now.

    I have too many CDs. Around 1000. Now I have a super-television with the sound output routed through a Denon Amp feeding small but really good KEF speakers and/or AKG Q701 headphones.
    I much prefer live music and always have done.
    Now I am finding that a well recorded DVD gives me a more enjoyable musical experience than CDs played through my Arcam/Spendor setup.
    I get a closer feeling of "being there".
    I have just bought "Mendelssohn in Verbier: Sextet Op110, Piano Concert No1 Op25 (Yuja Wang) and Symphony No3" on DVD. MAGNIFICENT!!!
    Samle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQKWH...ture=endscreen

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    Quote Originally Posted by White Knight View Post
    I've also been debating for awhile now about whether or not to buy the complete Mahler Symphonic Cycle done by Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic.
    I applaud your decision, WK. Bernstein's Mahler was among the earliest recordings I remember. Always like his unabashed willingness to wear his heart on his sleeve. Mahler should always be performed that way....by one who isn't ever afraid to relinquish control to the music (and not the reverse). Have you heard (or seen) any of Claudio Abbado's glorious Mahler recordings? Seems to me that there is another interpreter well worth your attention. Check out his videos with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Really quite stunning stuff.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry23OmV7gIA

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    Hi, Tesla and welcome to the forum. No, I'm not really that conversant with the Abbado, but I shall check out the link you provided and also do some further exploring on Spotify. I wholeheartedly {no pun intended} agree with your Bernstein appraisal. I also have some Mahler Symphonies done by James Levine with various orchestras, and have been pretty well satisfied withhis readings as well.
    Thanks for sharing that YouTube link.
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    Stanislav Yovanovitch Complete Recordings, at $225 and 15 CDs, some thought required. In my opinion, the next best thing to hearing Liszt play his own works, or Chopin, or the famous Beethoven Sonatas. I may stay with the many youtube postings, because that's free.

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    Thinking of buying the following from Amazon, probably early next month, after my next pension check lands:

    Dvorak--Complete Symphonies and Overtures, featuring the London Symphony Orchestra led by Witold Rowicki.
    Prokofiev--The 7 Symphonies, with Seiji Ozawa and the Berliner Philharmoniker.
    Mahler-- Symphonies, by the New York Philharmonic and Maestro Bernstein. {Currently out of stock!}.
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