answer depends on how much value you place on sonics vs performance. your choice of the previn/ashkenazy pc's was excellent one for preformance and a very good one for sonics as well. every label and every performer has their successes and failures. i would suggest that rather than buy labels (performers is somewhat safer if you already enjoy one conductor for instance, or pianist, whatever) you ask for references on specific pieces of music. you can also reference the various music guides available - the only down side to that is often they only cover music in print and have little historical reference if you want to buy used lp's or cd's. you can also try AA music lane for references from other musicphiles.
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