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In honor of Randy hunting down his Korean 100-Cd box of Barbirolli recordings, Here's a place to name your favorites. It's not just for him, but for me.
I used to count JB as one of my three favorite conductors, but that was a long time ago. I still find his Vaughan Williams and Elgar among the best and but reach for his other recordings quite infrequently.
To my ears, the most reliable JB recordings are his NY Phil ones- I've never heard one that disappointed me. The Tchaikovsky 5/Schumann 4 disc comes to mind. But mostly I haven't listend to him much in recent years. If others have some suggestions, I might reacquaint myself more.
Symes (or rather the reference he cited) got it wrong here by claiming
the horn correction appeared on the GROC CD reissue.
According to Gramophone reviewer Edward Seckerson (11/88), the
EMI Studio CD CDM 7 69186 2 "Among minor orchestral mishaps in
the Scherzo, were four bars of missing horn obbligato (at nine bars
before figure 20). Not any more. The original solo horn
player, Nicholas Busch, has returned to the scene of this
monumental aberration (Watford Town Hall) and the absent bars
have been ingeniously (you would never know) reinstated.
The 3/99 Gramophone review by DSG for CDM 5 66910 2 (GROC reissue)
states that "Worse, the Scherzo has again lost the horn obliggato
from 12'14" (bars 541-4) - successfully stitched into EMI's
previous digital remastering (11/88), overlooked here."
I do not have the GROC (nor am I likely to buy it), but can
confirm that the earlier EMI Studio release has the added
horn at the specified spot.