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Re: New Releases
« Reply #8520 on: March 24, 2019, 04:08:57 PM »
The Pettersson recording will be of interest for the fragment of the 17th symphony.

The concerto seems to have been recorded in the revised version, not the original (technically more arduous) that Ida Haendel performed with Blomstedt. It will be the revised version’s second recording then, after the slightly disappointing one with Isabelle Faust on CPO. Maybe Wallin will make a better case for it. Haendel’s disc is one of the himalayan peaks of the recorded violin repertoire.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #8521 on: March 24, 2019, 04:17:35 PM »
The Pettersson recording will be of interest for the fragment of the 17th symphony.

The concerto seems to have been recorded in the revised version, not the original (technically more arduous) that Ida Haendel performed with Blomstedt. It will be the revised version’s second recording then, after the slightly disappointing one with Isabelle Faust on CPO. Maybe Wallin will make a better case for it. Haendel’s disc is one of the himalayan peaks of the recorded violin repertoire.

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« Reply #8522 on: March 24, 2019, 04:36:34 PM »
Yes ! Wrong Isabelle  ;).

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« Reply #8523 on: March 24, 2019, 04:48:13 PM »
“Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.” - Claude Debussy

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« Reply #8524 on: March 26, 2019, 03:08:27 PM »
The Pettersson recording will be of interest for the fragment of the 17th symphony.

The concerto seems to have been recorded in the revised version, not the original (technically more arduous) that Ida Haendel performed with Blomstedt. It will be the revised version’s second recording then, after the slightly disappointing one with Isabelle Faust on CPO. Maybe Wallin will make a better case for it. Haendel’s disc is one of the himalayan peaks of the recorded violin repertoire.
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« Reply #8525 on: March 28, 2019, 02:55:27 AM »


Harpsichord after a Christian Vater instrument. I've not heard all of it, but I can say that she plays with authority and naturalness, and there's a great sense of variety. It's nice.
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« Reply #8526 on: March 28, 2019, 06:37:10 AM »


This is on Qobuz and I’ve started to listen to what seems to me an excellent performance of the first symphony. The booklet essay by Helmut Luek is well worth reading, details about Rosbaud’s life and style, I thought this was worth thinking about:

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It is quite interesting that the interpretative approach regarding the first recordings of Brahms’ Symphonies Nos.1 and 3 and that of their second recordings is markedly different: the earlier recordings focus on details of their form, their contrapuntal structure and on transparency as to the single groups of instru- ments whereas in the later recordings Rosbaud aims at providing a more compact and con- densed overview of the works. Undoubtedly, both symphonies benefit from these different approaches as they each provide a specific un- derstanding of the piece in question, not least for the listener. The chronological order of the recordings presents a portrait of the respective symphony from two different angles – centred on detail on the one hand and on overview on the other hand.

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It was Arnold Schönberg who already rejected the view that Brahms was a conservative academic. For Schönberg Brahms was “progressive” because of  his detailed composition technique that did not only anticipate important developments of the 20th century but actually prepared the ground for them. This virtually structural leg- acy went far beyond the influence Brahms had on his contemporaries and complements – as a structural principle – the harmonious “progress” from Wagner to Schönberg. It goes without saying that Rosbaud, as a Schönberg expert, clearly points out and highlights this connection and thus takes Brahms’ oeuvre out of the environment of Romantic music and em- beds it in epoch-spanning continuity.
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« Reply #8527 on: March 28, 2019, 07:59:14 AM »


Harpsichord after a Christian Vater instrument. I've not heard all of it, but I can say that she plays with authority and naturalness, and there's a great sense of variety. It's nice.

Thanks for posting this. I like her Book 1 very much and did not know her Book 2 was out.

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« Reply #8528 on: March 28, 2019, 10:05:03 PM »
Thanks for posting this. I like her Book 1 very much and did not know her Book 2 was out.

I think the Bk 2 very good indeed.

When I commented before I was listening on the small system, on my full range speakers the sound is excellent, the harpsichord is well balanced.

It also reveals what a fabulous harpsichordist she is now, with the ability to produce colour and to manage touch and attack creatively.

I heard her play this more than five years ago in a concert, and the recording was made at the end of last year. She has spent a lot of time working on the music, evidently. It shows!
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« Reply #8529 on: March 28, 2019, 11:35:31 PM »


This is on Qobuz and I’ve started to listen to what seems to me an excellent performance of the first symphony. The booklet essay by Helmut Luek is well worth reading, details about Rosbaud’s life and style, I thought this was worth thinking about:

Interesting, but I do have to wonder how one can present a more compact and condensed overview of a work by playing it.  A problem with translation?

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« Reply #8530 on: March 29, 2019, 12:33:26 AM »
Interesting, but I do have to wonder how one can present a more compact and condensed overview of a work by playing it.  A problem with translation?

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #8531 on: March 29, 2019, 12:57:05 AM »


That Strauss looks an especially handy way of filling any gaps in your collection.



The real question here is whether Michael McHale is up to the challenges of the Burleske.

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« Reply #8532 on: March 29, 2019, 01:06:12 AM »


Korngold, apart from his other compositional projects, devoted for a period much energy and time arranging and reviving operettas, his efforts reportedly often surpassing the originals. If this is not just a one-off but the beginning of a series of recordings, it's very good news.

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« Reply #8533 on: March 29, 2019, 05:21:04 AM »
I don't remember if this has been posted before, but released today:
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« Reply #8534 on: March 30, 2019, 07:46:59 AM »














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« Reply #8535 on: March 30, 2019, 11:46:48 PM »


Rather nice! A dentist's drill but none the worse for that.
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« Reply #8536 on: March 30, 2019, 11:51:56 PM »


Available for streaming/download April 19

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« Reply #8538 on: March 31, 2019, 10:09:56 PM »


Is this going to be it? Is this going to be a really interesting Pachelbel disc? Or is the music just irredeemable? There's a comment in the interesting booklet essay of the first CD (which I enjoyed very much) which caught my attention and helped me to set my expectations appropriately

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Pachelbel’s music aims at balance and equilibrium rather than originality,

and the essay goes on to suggest that this conservatism benefits from being counterbalanced by colourful timbres.
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« Reply #8539 on: April 04, 2019, 01:00:04 AM »


(Kiehr has a nice voice.)

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