I have two substandard recordings of Barber’s Adagio For Strings, one of the most poignant pieces of music ever written. One is a nuanced performance by the Los Angeles Philharmonic led by Leonard Bernstein, but the recording is flawed by poor placement of the microphones. The piece is overwhelmed by brass and winds and barely audible in strings at pianissimo. It is on the Deutsche Grammophone label, one I mistakenly believed was for audiophiles. The other recording, a gift from someone online, is unaccredited; it is a better recording of a poorer performance that lacks emotion, the hallmark of the piece.
So I ask: does anyone know of a very good recording of a very good performance of Adagio For Strings?
Postscript: I am not asking about DJ Tiesto’s remix. I want the original orchestral rendition.