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Gustav Mahler and Related Discussions / Re: BBC RAdio3 "Buiding a Library" Mahler 1
« Last post by erikwilson7 on December 20, 2020, 02:44:25 AM »
Agreed, one of the best endings on record. I wish it were slower though. Stenz has the best tams, but to me the ideal ending is either De Waart or Bertini.
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Yeah, but the end of Nott's M8 sounds really good. The nice sounding organ is captured really well, and the tam-tam smashes are quite strong. The start of Part II gets off to sluggish start, with a bit of out-of-tuning playing in the high winds. But Part II gets better as it goes along.
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Gustav Mahler and Related Discussions / Re: BBC RAdio3 "Buiding a Library" Mahler 1
« Last post by erikwilson7 on December 20, 2020, 02:02:28 AM »
I like the M2, but the scherzo is slow and boring. Killer outer movements!

I also like the M3, but it’s just sooo long. Like 104 minutes.

Haven’t heard the M4 yet.

I was turned off of the M5 because of Dave Hurwitz’s review where apparently the timpanist gets lost in the last bars of the finale. I listened and yes, it sounds pretty bad.

I REALLY like the M6. It’s one of my top picks for scherzo/andante and it’s just 80 mins.

The M7 is fantastic except the harp in the first movement.

The M8 is good-not-great (to me). I like the pacing, but the performance is a bit lackluster for me.

I haven’t heard the M9 but have read good things.
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Erik, what other ones from the Bamberg series do you like? I have his M7 and M8. What I've heard of the M3 at Spotify didn't impress much. M4 is good, I know that.
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Gustav Mahler and Related Discussions / Re: Haitink Kerstmatinee Mahler box on CD
« Last post by barryguerrero on December 20, 2020, 01:51:05 AM »
Look below that, where it shows used copies available. You have to click on that.
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Gustav Mahler and Related Discussions / Re: Haitink Kerstmatinee Mahler box on CD
« Last post by erikwilson7 on December 19, 2020, 10:33:41 PM »
For me it says $902

Holy smokes
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Gustav Mahler and Related Discussions / Haitink Kerstmatinee Mahler box on CD
« Last post by barryguerrero on December 19, 2020, 10:16:44 PM »
These are drying up, so you might want to jump on one of the $90 used copies. Then again, you might not. I have one coming that I got for $70. I already have this series on DVD. However, I'm not crazy about the visual quality, and I'd like to play them at any of my 'boom boxes' spread about the house. Therefore, I've ordered the CD version as well.

https://www.amazon.com/Bernard-Haitink-Conducts-Mahler-Kerstmatinees/dp/B000057JIC/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=mahler+haitink+kerstmatinee&qid=1608415943&sr=8-1


I wish they would issue Haitink's 1988 farewell Mahler 8 concert on DVD. You can view it at Youtube.
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You're right - I may be jumping the gun on that. Have you tried any of the Libor Pesek Mahler?    .     .   .   I'm not sure just how available it really is.
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This would be great. It has the same cover art style as the Blomstedt M9, so maybe it’s just a continuation of this cycle with different conductors? I hope we get more with Hrusa. I like his Brahms/Dvořák series a lot.
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Gustav Mahler and Related Discussions / Re: BBC RAdio3 "Buiding a Library" Mahler 1
« Last post by erikwilson7 on December 19, 2020, 08:37:15 PM »
The Nott/Bamberg M1 is excellent. Highly underrated.
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