If I hadn't moved to Georgia after my sophomore year of high school, I was hoping to join our elite choral group that performed there every year. Oh well, missed opportunities...Wasn't He Something? And that hall! Perhaps everything ISN'T beautiful at the Ballet, though the Ballet is certainly beautiful at the Academy of Music.
I heard Haitink and the Vienna do Bruckner's Eighth at Carnegie about four years ago and both the conductor and the orchestra were incredibly great. One continuous movement, no intermission, about 87 minutes, it was a not-to-be-forgotten experience. Haitink is still great.and since Old is better than New: The Favorite is likely Furtwanger, though I used to like Haitink when the recordings were new. Solti's Mozart Operas; Tennstedt's Mahler; Toscanini's whatever... some of my favorite things. One can't choose on the radio, so it just keeps flowing like oxygen.