First post on this forum. I've been reading for a while, but never signed up.
I've recently started a little blog on classical music and jazz, more for my personal benefit as diary and thinking tool (if you're interested: musicophilesblog.com).
In one of my first posts I was talking about Brahms 1st symphony, which remains my favorite symphony of all times. And then, going through all my versions, I was trying to find a contemporary version that has the same power, gravitas, energy, especially in the first movement, as my favorite Furtwängler (hesitating between Berlin and Hamburg for the latter).
And to my disappointment, I couldn't find any. What would be your recommendation for a contemporary (i.e. last 10-15 years) recording of Brahms 1? I know Brahms symphonies have been discussed several times before, but I haven't really found what I'm looking for.