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I am missing a lot of exceptional performers in the shortlists of the Hall off fame:

Eliahu inbal (Mahler 2,3,5,7 unsurpassed!)

Sergiu Celibadache (Bruckner - different but pearls for your collection)

Myung Whun Chung (Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet , is there an alternative?)

Hillary Hahn (Barber - violinconcerto, Vaughan Williams - Lark ascending)

Kent Nagano (Strawinsky - Sacre , no better recording ever so)

 

Maybe there are more I did not think of yet. And You who do you think should be in the Hall of fame who is not included in the lists?

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Albert Hall is probably my favourite Hall.

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I found a copy of the book Gramophone - The first 75 years by Anthony Pollard in my local library, so I'll be browsing that first before voting.  There are quite a few names on the list which I don't know so I might dig around a bit too.

RJW - your photo - is it from the Hubble telescope?

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kev wrote:

RJW - your photo - is it from the Hubble telescope?

 

It looks like the sky at night over Tavistock it does. I can tell from the cloud formation that it going to rain in the early afternoon, around one thirty.

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Was surprised not to see Peter Wadland.

Here are the eight I chose:

HARNONCOURT Nikolaus
BRUSON Renato
ARRAU Claudio
BORODIN QUARTET
UCHIDA Mitsuko
BJORLING Jussi
KLEMPERER Otto
GILBERT Kenneth

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Well, the first choice is Carlos Kleiber, of course! For singers, don't forget the great bass Boris Chistoff. Also, the great cellist G. du Pre!

Tommy Vichev - pianist :)

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Tebaldi, Corelli, Lipatti, Savall and Celibidache [even if he is not on the list; maybe you will work on this ;)]. thinking for the next 3. hard to choose.

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Yes, Sergiu Celibidache ....

 

I am missing a lot of exceptional performers in the shortlists of the Hall off fame:

Eliahu inbal (Mahler 2,3,5,7 unsurpassed!)

Sergiu Celibadache (Bruckner - different but pearls for your collection)

Myung Whun Chung (Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet , is there an alternative?)

Hillary Hahn (Barber - violinconcerto, Vaughan Williams - Lark ascending)

Kent Nagano (Strawinsky - Sacre , no better recording ever so)

 

Maybe there are more I did not think of yet. And You who do you think should be in the Hall of fame who is not included in the lists?

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Yes my picture is that off the Crabnebula from the Hubble telescope. I think its exceptionally beautiful.

 

My votes are next to the others I mentioned above and their top recordings for which they reach my list:

Ivo Pogorelich  -  Chopin: pianoconcerto no 2 with Abbado

                          Chopin: 4 scherzi

                          Chopin: 24 preludes op. 28

                          Chopin: sonate no. 2

                          Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit

 

Sviatoslav Richter: Allmost anything but most regarding Rachmaninov, Schubert, Chopin, Debussy music (in that order)

 

Barbirolli: Vaughan Williams - Tomas Tallis, Greensleves

               Elgar - Sospiri

               Grieg - Peer Gynt (especially the remastered LP or CD!)

 

Bernstein: Shostakovich symph. no 7

                Mahler - symph no 1 and 9 with concertgebouworchestra

                Barber - adagio for strings

 

I am curious which are your favorite recordings which make these performers your toplist performers. So please leave your comments on your own choices.

 

Thanx 

 

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I realise that the conductors list is now closed but I have to register my great surprise that it omitted Felix Weingartner, one of the truly outstanding conductors of the early 20th century, being (inter alia) the first to record the all the Beethoven symphonies complete and the first to record, electrically, Berlioz's Fantastic Symphony ( he was a notable pioneer editor of Berlioz's oeuvre) and all of the Brahms symphonies, the second being one he had actually conducted in the presence of the composer. When I started collecting records in the 1940s, Weingartner shared the top of his profession as a recording artist with Toscanini, Koussevitsky, Beecham and Furtwangler. Thanks largely to Naxos (and, more spectacularly, to Pristine Audio) many of his recordings have been well remastered and restored to circulation. Perhaps, one day, one of Gramophone's learned reviewers could give Weingartner his due.

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