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  1. When looking for this recording via Internet, I stumbled across a review from Gramophone: https://www.gramophone.co.uk/review/mahler-symphony-10-ed-wheelermazzetti
  2. Yesterday. we had a cold day in corona-land Sweden so I took the opportunity to stay indoors in the afternoon and listen to twelve versions of Mahler’s 10th symphony completed by others. I am not a musicologist nor a Mahler expert but I listen to quit a lot of music these days and I got hooked on the thread initiated by Austinpop. However, I realized that I would take several days to do a proper listening-through of this material so I decided to do a survey by listening to samples. First I listened to the Adagio (1st movement completed by Mahler himself), then I went through the list listening to movements 3 and 5 (excerpts). The twelve versions that I chose to listen to via Tidal were: 1. Eugene Ormandy, The Philadelphia Orchestra. 2. Thomas Dausgaard, Seattle Symphony Orchestra. 3. Simon Rattle, Berliner Philharmonic Orchestra. 4. David Zinman, Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich. 5. John Storgårds, Lapland Chamber Orchestra. 6. Riccardo Chailly, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin. 7. Simon Rattle, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. 8. Andrew Litton, Dallas Symphony Orchestra. 9. Leonard Slatkin, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. 10. Martin Sieghart, The Arnheim Philharmonic Orchestra. 11. Rudolf Barshai, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie. 12. Yoel Gamzou, International Mahler Orchestra. My first impression was that the Adagios all sounded remarkably similar, at least as interpretations. I started feeling this was going to be an impossible undertaking to choose one or two favorite versions. But I pressed on, listening to the various attempts to elaborate and complete Mahler’s outline of the 10th symphony. In my notes I can afterwards see that I found these versions to be everything from lively to dull, from traditional to modern, from elegant to “Mahler on steroids”, etc. When I had listened to them all, I was first tired but ten felt inspired by the fact the I found it easy to pinpoint at least three favorites that I went back to and listened to in full: 1. Thomas Dausgaard, Seattle Symphony Orchestra. The best from several worlds! Modern, dynamic, clear. Neutral in a good way. 2. Eugene Ormandy, The Philadelphia Orchestra. Oldie but goodie! Surprisingly fresh and good SQ. Dynamic. Clear. Well balanced. Very likeable. 3. John Storgårds, Lapland Chamber Orchestra. The rookie and big surprise! Modern, charming, lively. Good SQ. Noticeably clear. Dynamic. Feels new, a version for our time. And I also liked Riccardo Chailly with RSO Berlin. Modern, continental. Big orchestra. Big sound. But still not as effective as chamber size orchestras. I am certainly glad I could stream all these twelve versions and compare them. And now I know that I would like to buy and keep at least my top three versions. And stream others. And of course I wonder which versions you prefer! Zyberguran PS. Good to hear that your place in Texas is cooling down again, Austinpop!
  3. Thank you austinpop, for this thread! I took the liberty to add Tidal links to your latest list: Litton/Dallas: https://open.qobuz.com/album/0013491329529 or https://tidal.com/browse/album/12353535 Zinman/Zurich Tonhalle: https://open.qobuz.com/album/0884977699579 or https://tidal.com/browse/album/4917471 Mazetti completion version: Slatkin/St. Louis: https://open.qobuz.com/album/0888880762153 or https://tidal.com/browse/album/13331927 "Samale & Mazzuca" completion version: Sieghart/Arnhem: https://open.qobuz.com/album/n9pj5277m91xc Or https://tidal.com/browse/album/48415258 Barshai completion version: Barshai/Junge Deutsche: https://open.qobuz.com/album/5028421940403 or https://tidal.com/browse/album/22926116 Gamzou completion version: Gamzou/International Mahler: https://open.qobuz.com/album/ymthfu594a33a https://tidal.com/browse/album/88068552 This is just to make it easier for those of us that for geographical or other reasons use Tidal. Enjoy! Zyberguran
  4. I found this on Tidal: https://tidal.com/album/1435619 Same mouse? Same songs?
  5. I am listening for the last hour thru TIDAL. With or without MQA. In Sweden, though.
  6. Thank you Musciphile for another post on your inspiring blog that always brings interesting learning experiences! I listened to both violin and keyboard version of this oevre - and suddenly remembered Andrés Segovias' transcription for guitar. A few years back during a holiday trip to Andalusia, Spain I managed to find a version that was not quit to my liking. Back home in Sweden I started the earch for a better version and found this - last night's Album of the evening: Andrés Segovia - The Segovia Collection Vol 1 (All Bach Program). The CD is from 1987 but you can still find it on Amazon. Not violin nor keyboard, but still well sounding and enjoyable music from a master of his instrument.
  7. And you can download the 24/96 version at http://www.eclassical.com/conductors/lindberg-jakob/a-rauwolf-lute-french-german-baroque-music.html
  8. I just ordered it from http://www.camjazz.com/home/8052405142580-live-in-germany-cd.html The Italians charge me quit a lot to send the CD to Sweden so I hope it is worth the effort to follow the recommendation - it is also available as a wav download.
  9. +1 You can also stream all five volumes from Tidal. The sound is not bad but it is of course better from the downloaded 24/96 files. Sent from my SM-T230 using Computer Audiophile mobile app
  10. How, may I ask? Please share, I have tried and tried... Sent from my SM-T230 using Computer Audiophile mobile app
  11. Internet is a wonderful thing - "the answer came back from the great beyond": Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden @ 0:34:37 Paint It Black – The Rolling Stones @ 0:45:38 Ain’t no Grave – Johnny Cash @ end credits Sent from my SM-T230 using Computer Audiophile mobile app
  12. Read more at Pianist Alfred Brendel to give his final Chicago performance - tribunedigital-chicagotribune
  13. In an interview in March 2008, it is said that the only major piano piece Brendel regrets never having performed is Bach's "Goldberg" Variations. Sent from my SM-T230 using Computer Audiophile mobile app
  14. Hi Stefan! I can only reply to your post in part - I have the Musical Fidelity M6 DAC but not the Auralic player. Instead I use a DIY player inspired by CAPS - see Computer Audiophile - C.A.P.S. I use JRiver MC22 on Win10/64 to play my files to the M6 and this I can do successfully with any file (PCM and DSD) due to audio settings in JRiver. The M6 does not accept DSD as such, only DoP. This is probably the reason why your combo is not playing DSD. Hope you can find a setting or workaround for this - the M6 is a very musical DAC indeed! Göran
  15. I bought my toslink cable at https://store.google.com/product/optical_cable_chromecast_audio Works just fine and has a nice colour, too ? Sent from my SM-T230 using Computer Audiophile mobile app
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