Ditto - an absolutely magical recording. I also have the Kertesz but it doesn't match the almost miraculous combination of a joyful rhythmic pulse with nonetheless a sense of ease that Haitink gets perfectly right. One of my favourite CDs.
Originally Posted by vinteuil
I happened to catch the Abbado / Mahler CO on the radio this morning - strangely lacking in just that sense of impetus that enlivens the Haitink. Abbado seemed to be going for something dreamy even in the faster movements, but I found it just too slow and a bit soporific.
"The isle is full of noises... Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not"
The Tempest, Act III scene 2 ll 148-9