Many of many. Probably have a few of the Four Seasons and multiples of many symphonies.
Guido, I agree, Mutter's style is awesome and has been my favorite violinist for quite awhile now.I think she is one artist where I need to get all of her cd's.
The 'Carmen-Fantasie' cd is incredible and one that loves to be cranked loud.
Kal- I have not looked into my other classical cd's, I think there will be a few duplicates also of all the popular pieces.
May get around to cataloging them all one day.
Gawdbless, Do you have Mutter playing the Sibelius violin concerto under Previn? . . . the opening section where she essentially starts 'sul ponticello' without any vibrato glassy as can be, then slowly moves to her signature full throated passionate vibrato, is veritable goosebumps material. . . and Previn is the last of the old Titans! G.
Same as Kal...
Several versions of Erik Satie's Gymnopedies/etc...
7-10 versions of Bach's unaccompanied cello suites, among my favorite being one played by Edgar Meyer on the double bass.
3-4 versions of Holst's Planets (my "go to version" being Mehta/LA on Decca)
Several versions of Chopin's Preludes - haven't figured out, even after 20-25 years of listening to and playing these, which one is my go-to version.
Several versions of Rachmaninoff piano trios.
Lots of versions of several or all Beethoven Symphonies
And I have seem, without trying, to have come up with a bunch of versions of Dvorak's 'New World' Symphony, a couple of Mahler symphonies,
and, last but not least... I must have a dozen different recordings of Jimmy Smith playing "The Sermon".
I have about three versions on LP and around five or six on CD. I too, like the Herrewegge a lot for the performance (the recording is a touch sibilant, but it is pretty good too). I also like Perlman, and for something really different, the Rifkin (one singer per part).
I have silly number of multiples for Beethoven's late piano quartets (I like the Vegh Quartet, Quartetto Italiano, the Hollywood Quartet), Wagner's Tristan und Isolde (amazingly, I like Domingo), and the Bartok String Quartets (I like Takacs Quartet).
ON Dvorak's 9th Symphony, I highly suggest Bernstein with the Israel Phylharmonic. The 2nd movement is the most lyrically intense performance that I have heard. . . just do not expect an 'audiophile-grade' recording. . . get this for the music, not for the sonics. . . Besides, Lenny B. is one of our great lost Titans! G.
Gawdbless/Larry: I think the Norman version is very beautiful but she and Masur take things very slowly. The personal force of Schwarzkopf's 1950s recording just elevates it above many very worthy contenders. That EMI rerelease is a must-own if you like Strauss. The last scene of Capriccio is wonderful and there are excerpts from Arabella with absolutely virtuosic singing. I strongly recommend buying that CD.
Thanks for the Isokoski recommendation. Can't wait to get it.