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Offline Bubbles

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14760 on: August 11, 2018, 12:54:14 PM »


Don't know the Koopman, but the Kelemen is very nice in SOTA sound.


This Early Music choral/organ recording might also suit your taste:


Gorgeous performances in both respects, and again in SOTA sound.  :)

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I picked up the Keleman disc you suggested, but I can't find the St Emmeram Codex disc anywhere.  I'm in the US and apparently Aeolus doesn't have a US distributor.  I can't even find a way to sample tracks.

Any ideas?

Also, and perhaps related, what do I need to know about SymphonyShare?
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14761 on: August 12, 2018, 01:27:02 AM »
I picked up the Keleman disc you suggested, but I can't find the St Emmeram Codex disc anywhere.  I'm in the US and apparently Aeolus doesn't have a US distributor.  I can't even find a way to sample tracks.

Any ideas?

Also, and perhaps related, what do I need to know about SymphonyShare?

Aeolus is distributed in the US by Naxos of America: https://www.aeolus-music.com/Vertrieb/USA

But my apologies for recommending an OOP recording! :( I didn't check...
The good news is that Aeolus is quite diligent in reprinting records that run out of stock.
And they still sell it at their site: https://www.aeolus-music.com/ae_en/All-Discs/AE10023-The-St-Emmeram-Codex

Meanwhile, keep an eye out on the Amazons for a copy to float by....

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14762 on: August 12, 2018, 05:02:25 AM »
Got it today. Hopefully it's as good as the samples made it sound.

I'm a bit surprised to see the discs are CD-Rs. I certainly don't think it's a pirate copy, the packaging looks far too professional for that, but it's a long time since I bought something advertised as a CD which turned out to be a CD-R. Is this normal for the Arta label? I have nothing else of theirs to compare.
I've never heard of that label but Nimbus Records and the Nimbus affiliated labels very often do CD-R releases. It's disappointing.

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« Reply #14763 on: August 12, 2018, 09:45:32 PM »
I'm a bit surprised to see the discs are CD-Rs. I certainly don't think it's a pirate copy, the packaging looks far too professional for that, but it's a long time since I bought something advertised as a CD which turned out to be a CD-R. Is this normal for the Arta label? I have nothing else of theirs to compare.

I have Tuma’s WTC and the period-instrument disc of Dvořák quartets, ordered together direct from Arta several years ago. The former was pressed CDs but the latter was a CD-R. So my guess is that after their first run sells out, they use CD-Rs without disclosing it (and keeping it at full price). Knowing that the cost of pressing CDs has plummeted, I am disappointed to hear they’re still doing that.

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« Reply #14764 on: August 14, 2018, 07:58:43 AM »
I have Tuma’s WTC and the period-instrument disc of Dvořák quartets, ordered together direct from Arta several years ago. The former was pressed CDs but the latter was a CD-R. So my guess is that after their first run sells out, they use CD-Rs without disclosing it (and keeping it at full price). Knowing that the cost of pressing CDs has plummeted, I am disappointed to hear they’re still doing that.

It's a shame they do it as it's not exactly an incentive to buy their releases. Since you've also had a CD-R from them it seems likely that they do this a fair bit. I knew that Nimbus put out CD-Rs quite often, as Brian mentioned, but I'd never heard of any other label doing it until now. Pity.

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« Reply #14765 on: August 14, 2018, 08:06:37 AM »
Any opinions on this set?



I'm mostly interested in Borgstede's Couperin and Cera's D'Anglebert and how they compare to what I currently have. In Couperin I have Baumont's set, in D'Anglebert I have the Rousset 2CD and Paola Erdas' disc on Arcana.

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« Reply #14766 on: August 14, 2018, 09:19:52 AM »
Cera’s D’Anglebert is listenable. Nice  instrument well recorded, basically he makes them into smooth, poised, elegant salon pieces, not much noble melancholy or any other emotional depth. There are some quirky things - slow sarabandes like his French suites for example. But basically it’s pretty sobre playing.  In some other harpsichord recordings by him I sometimes get tired by a sameness, sameness of attack. That’s the case here, but less so. He’s quite different from Rousset, so that may make it interesting for you,


Added - just listened again to th D minor suite, and I thought it was excellent. Big dramatic gestures which make “sobre” and “salon” a bit unfair.
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« Reply #14767 on: August 14, 2018, 01:32:56 PM »
Cera’s D’Anglebert is listenable. Nice  instrument well recorded, basically he makes them into smooth, poised, elegant salon pieces, not much noble melancholy or any other emotional depth. There are some quirky things - slow sarabandes like his French suites for example. But basically it’s pretty sobre playing.  In some other harpsichord recordings by him I sometimes get tired by a sameness, sameness of attack. That’s the case here, but less so. He’s quite different from Rousset, so that may make it interesting for you,


Added - just listened again to th D minor suite, and I thought it was excellent. Big dramatic gestures which make “sobre” and “salon” a bit unfair.

Thanks, that's very helpful. "Salon" was putting me off so I'm glad to see your last sentence! If Borgstede's Couperin is both good and reasonably different to Baumont, that would be the clincher, especially with the original box of that set no longer available at a decent price.