I have recently been exploring Rachmaninov's symphonies- Ashkenazy, Petrenko and Ivan Fischer. Ashkenazy is the most romantic and lush, Petrenko is much leaner. fischer is excellent with the 2nd. I would be much interested in recommendations besides these. How about Walter Weller or Ormandy? Pletnev seems to get mixed reviews from critics.I am hoping knowledgeable people like Parla would be able to give me suggestions by comparing them to the performances I cited. regards Anand
P.S. I just got the Howard Shelley box of Rachmaninov's solo piano music which I find excellent but that is the subject of another post.