In 1973 Eugen Jochum
recorded the Mozart "Jupiter" Symphony and the Schubert "Unfinished" Symphony on an LP that went immediately to the top of every critic's "best" list.
Frankly, despite its newer digital origins, I found Rattle's disc inferior to those older, analogue discs of Previn (EMI) and Jochum
(DG), whose interpretations are more refined, more consistent, and better recorded.
By the late sixties and mid seventies, however, other conductors had come along to provide Beecham some competition: Klemperer and Jochum
, London Philharmonic Orchestra; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
The Mozart "Jupiter" Symphony with Eugene Jochum
and the Boston Symphony on DG.
The closest I came to matching the Telarc sound was with the old Philips recording of Jochum
and the Concertgebouw, and even that had a more elevated top end.
Franz Bruggen's interpretations are vigorous and grand, if a bit more earnest than Kuijken or Jochum
in their realizations of the later "London" pieces and nowhere near as affectionate as Klemperer in his treatment of No.