But the best 1990 Svetlanov is only available in the complete cycle issues, just out again on Exton at HMV Japan.
You could draw a parallel with Mahler 7, also structured like a suite, also hard for some conductors or listeners to make sense of or warm to, but now...
Get the Svetlanov, Dorati (or Markevitch) and keep at it. It may surprise you. Try playing the 3 middle movements on their own.
Last edited by jayne lee wilson; 01-07-12 at 03:02.
I only listened with one ear to this - was the BBC Legends Silvestri mentioned ?
I have finally got my hands on the new Exton box of Svetlanov's 1990 cycle. It is difficult to tell exactly because the booklet is all in Japanese, but it appears as if they could be the old Pony Canyon masterings, although not HDCD. What is clear is that the sound is a significant improvement on the Warner Classics box. Definitely the one to go for if you do not already have the Pony Canyon discs.
Glad it worked out Acavus - thanks for reporting back!