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In Reply to: RE: Anyone going to fork over $600 for the Rattle Brahms? posted by TGR on March 15, 2017 at 18:25:16
With so many great Brahms recordings with great sound, unless you're a Rattle fan, it seems like a lot to spend. For $20 or less you can buy the full set of his symphonies on eBay with better sound (at least according to many reviews). It was a nice idea but the price here is a bit crazy for four symphonies and a book. Much better ways to spend $600, in my opinion. Fremer's review below.
Where did that hour go? I started (6:30 AM) with the OP's question about the $600 set of Brahms' symphonies. That led me to Michael Fremer's review of the same. But in Fremer's review, there was a link to Leonard Bernstein's absolutely brilliant You-Tube bar-by-bar discussion of the first movement of Brahms' 4th Symphony. That segued immediately into Bernstein's impromptu discussion of Mahler's Das Lied Von Der Erde. I could have kept this up all day. The music and the discussion have given me an incredible emotional lift that will carry me through the rest of the day.
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