I have two versions of this on CD. This, which I prefer tonally (warmer, smoother), albeit veiled:
vs. this, which sounded like higher resolution, better staging, but sounded grainy and somewhat grating (though some recommended this as the definitive version?).
Any recommendations would be appreciated.
(btw, the NYPhil is playing this piece next year and my wife and I are planning to attend. Last time we saw this at Avery Fisher, my wife was brought to tears. Hearing it live is a must!)