These so oft recorded and played works .
My introduction to them began with Rostropovich's Pathetique which did not really shine for me - perhaps a typically bad early 80s LP pressing was to blame. Then Karajan's 1-3 and Mravinsky's 4-6 on cassette - recordings immensely different but of which I am still fond .
Now if I feel the urge to hear them probably - Barbirolli's 4-6 , Silvestri's indulgent 5 , Abbado's DG 2 and 4 but most of all Szell's CBS No 5 .
What are your favourites ?