I would say go for any of the Bruno Walter recordings of this work--the
vitality of the performances well compensate for the problems with the
For a good Mahler 3 shell out the bucks for Kubelik. Horenstein, Neumann,
and Abravanel are also worth a gander, as are the first two movements of
Levine. Haitink (Concertgebouw) leaves me cold, although Maureen Forrester
is well worth hearing.
Aaron J. Rabushka
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