Brahms 1st symphony - is there a really outstanding version that can match Furtwängler?

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RE: Electrifyng!

Thanks! And thank you for giving it a listening, his interpretation of the Allegro is electrifying indeed.
 
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ganymede wrote:

ganymede wrote:

If you are looking for a modern sound alternative recording to Furtwangler's Brahms 1 then go for Celibidache on EMI (or what's it called these days?), Munich Philharmonic. Outstanding recording, technically and above all musically, and close in many ways to Furtwangler (no wonder).

I'm a bit torn on Celi wiht the Munich Phil for Brahms 1. There are nice bits in there, but overall this is a little bit TOO drawn out.

 

However, that reminds me that I have quite a nice recording (not authorized obviously on an obscrue Italian label) of Celi conducting the RAI on Brahms 1. That's significantly better to my ears than his Munich recording. 

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Asahina's best

If you like Asahina's performance, my recommendation is one with New Japan Philharmonic. The second is also outstanding.

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