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This review is from: Schubert: Symphonies Nos 3 & 8 (DG The Originals) (Audio CD)
I totally disagree with "A Customer"'s review... In fact, while I find Beecham's recording of the 3rd and Furtwangler's both eighths (DG & EMI) marvelous, Kleiber's recordings come from a different world. He takes all the music with an incredible wit and pushes the musicians (YES) to incredible limits. I always have a "breathless" feeling when I listen to his recordings (and I have every single one of them, including some pirate CDs from Memories and else). But this is Kleiber... He is more in the Toscanini vein, but I love every single note he displays. And, the most important is that we HEAR THEM ALL (the notes & the instruments). Despite the high (too high sometimes) speed in the 3rd movement of the 3rd symphony, you still can hear all instruments with unbelievable precision.
Great recording of the 8th as well. I do recommend it to set aside recordings of FURT (the ultimate master) or Klemperer in the 8th, and Harnoncourt in the 3rd.