… did Sibelius ‘improve’ En Saga, the Fifth Symphony or the Violin Concerto; Schumann the Fourth Symphony; Bruckner his Third or Eighth; Brahms his Op. 8 Piano Trio; Beethoven Leonore (ie, Fidelio)? I have a fondness for the ‘original’ Bruckner 8, expansive and unwieldy as it sometimes is, and the tighter-fisted ‘orignal’ Schumann 4. And what about Mahler 1 with or without ‘Blumine’ and Mahler 6 with its middle movements placed either 2/3 or 3/2 (if you know what I mean!)
Comments could be interesting.