I'm still on a weird romantic era mood - especially Mahler and Bruckner. One fascinating listen recently has been Bruckner's symphonies in the earliest versions. Bruckner would revise his works, often several times, because of criticism. Sometimes, like in the 4th symphony, I agree that the "final" versions are the best. But sometimes the first versions have more personality and are more wild (by late 19th C standards that is). So I've been listening to Simone Young's box set where she conducts the 1st versions only. They're great. She is very well regarded as a Wagner conductor but her Bruckner is amazing as well. I've read good things about her Mahler as well. Anyone know them? I might give them a listen next. But here's Bruckner's 8th in case there are other Bruckner fans here.