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Re: Last place among over 200 Bruckner 4ths?
I really don't find the sound of that Konwhisky Bruckner 2 bad at all, Lee - it's just standard, live, early 50's mono and very listenable - a few coughs and all. It's certainy the grandest I know. I reviewed that 1974 studio recording by Giulini with the VPO on Amazon and loved that, too,writing of its "moments of great propulsion and drama", a dynamic Scherzo, a lovely Adagio and a blazing finale. Schaller's recording of the earlier, 1872 version is fine, but my wild card is Wakasugi on Arte Nova, although I am sure you would find it too small-scale and refined if you want the Wagnerian approach. Maybe you should try the Giulini again?
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