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The standard recommendation used to be Kempe, but. . .

. . . the Munich Philharmonic's string intonation in the last movement is not great. (Evidently, F-sharp major is a hard key for strings - at least the way Korngold writes in it!) I still have this recording, but I keep it more for sentimental reasons than musical.

I read some good reports about the fairly recent (2010) SACD with Marc Albrecht and Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra on Pentatone, but I haven't heard it myself.

Oh - just remembered: I did not like the Franz Welser-Möst recording, but that was more because of the engineering, which sounded too multi-miked for my taste, than the performance. Perhaps I might be more accepting of the sound quality if I heard it again.

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