>Lets not forget that Haitinks Sjostakovitj 13 is still not bad. maybe that
>comes he has such a good and sensetive singer (Marius Rintzler).
and Peter Ludin replied:
>Lets forget Haitink all together, just Rintzler beeing a good singer does
>not help, compared to Kondrashin he way of, way of in everything that this
>symphony is about, Haitinks 'Babi Jar' (part 1) does not give You the kind
>of stale bood tast as does Kondrashin.
I agree with Mats! Haitniks Babi Jar was the first recording of this work
I got, and I still like it a lot. Maybe I got an imprint on it as Peter
might has gotton one on the Kondrashin, thus its difficult to accept other
versions. I have most of Haitniks DSCH syms. and IMHO for the price these
are usually sold they are a great bargain.
Recently I got Rattles recording of the 4th sym.. Impressive! I was a bit
disappointed with Stokovskis recording of the 11th, but I heard that the
transfer of this disc is not the best.