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Offline Thomas

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M9, again..
« on: June 12, 2018, 05:09:39 AM »
Just a follow up to my earlier thread concerning M9. Unfortunately, Haitink fell on the podium of the Grote Zaal of the Concertgebouw last Friday and wasn't able to conduct the concert on Sunday :-[
His assistent acquitted himself quite admirably, but the overall sentiment was one of disappointment nevertheless..

Anyway, I'm looking into David Zinman's recording of M9 with the Tonhalle. According to a recent thread, people here quite like his complete set. His tempo for the first movement is very slow (30.53). As far as I know, only Giulini (31.45), Sinopoli with Dresden (32.57) and Maazel with the Philharmonia (35.47!, which I haven't heard) are slower still. David Hurwitz didn't care for it very much, but other reviewers are more positive. Any thoughts?

Offline Russ Smiley

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Re: M9, again..
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 10:53:51 AM »
Thanks!

Offline barryguerrero

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Re: M9, again..
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 02:17:26 PM »
Hey, we got a bit heated there by our standards. But I still stand by something I said: turn the Zinman recordings up. They're all a bit on the low side (recording level).

Offline John Kim

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Re: M9, again..
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2018, 09:05:35 AM »
Agreed. The Zinman M9th sounds much better at an increased volume.