I'd like to put in a word for the recording that made me fall in love with the piece decades ago, led by Maurice Abravanel. The Utah Symphony is a provincial orchestra, but during Abravanel's tenure it 'punched above its weight.' The pure soprano of Natania Davrath is a joy to listen to, and Madeleine Milhaud's performance as the Witch of Endor will make your hair stand on end. It's still available as an Arkiv CD.
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