Steve Scwartz asks the musical question,
>Does anybody look forward to Spano's Brahms cycle, as good a conductor
>as he is, when you can get Furtwaengler, Szell, Celibidache, Giulini,
>Horenstein, Markevitch, Kubelik, Stokowski, Toscanini, and Walter?
Steve has a point, but I am somewhat put off by the fact that most of
the recordings he mentions are fifty years old or more. Is this a healthy
state of affairs? Shouldn't the new generation of conductors have their
shot if only because they bring a different sensibility to the music?
On the other hand, do we really need another Brahms cycle?