Post by dk
Thanks for all the recommendations graciously provided!
I just completed a quick preliminary traversal randomly
sampling performances by non-Russian conductors and
orchestras. To my ears, the winner so far is Ricardo Chailly
with the Concertgebouw.
I plan to follow up tomorrow with the Russian side of
the universe. This is getting interesting.
You beat me to it with Chailly assuming it's the 1988 Decca recording.
I find the 2014 recording on Pentatone by Pletnev and the Russian National
Orchestra to be very satisfying partly because the surround sound SACD
recording suits my damaged hearing (3 operations on my right ear for
otoschlerosis) and allows me to pick out the bassoon parts as when I was
70 I started to teach myself the bassoon.
Using an ARMX6