Wilson Pereira wrote:
>Dear folks, What could possibly be the best box set of Bruckners symphonies?
>Does anyone have any opinion? What about the Weton-Wesgram set (IECC
>10018) offered on the net at the incredible price of 9,99 Euros? No
>information about this set is available except that it is a 10 Cds box
>set which includes recordings by Schuricht with the BPO, Bohm with the
>Dresden SO and Swarowsky with the VFO.
Tricky, tricky. I don't believe there is a single box which is better
than all the others but....
Any of the Jochum sets: the DG, the EMI or the TAHRA (which combines
performances by E and GL Jochum). I prefer the DG to the EMI, but know
others who don't. The TAHRA is my favourite, but some of the performances
I very much like the set on Camerata, with performances by three conductors
(Eichhorn being one, I forget the other two). All the performances are
good and the 9th is given in the S/M/P completion.
Is the Naxos cycle boxed yet? it's not perfect but Tintner was a great
Brucknerian and offers, to my mind, the most convincing recording yet
of the 1887 8th (although hhis live performance with the NYO of Canada
is even better).
None of which helps no doubt.....:-)
Deryk Barker <[log in to unmask]>