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Re: New Releases
« Reply #6800 on: November 08, 2017, 05:50:48 PM »
Did they really need to leave in the Sears catalog information? I'll get it anyway...and I think that's the first time I've seen a recording give the Italian names for those works, so at least one thing is good about the cover

Indeed. What a strange cover design. I had to look at it several times to see if it was a mistake and, apparently, it’s not. ::) I haven’t heard any of Neschling’s Respighi, so I can’t say how he has done with this composer’s music. Right now, Geoffrey Simon is my favorite Respighi conductor. Of the 3 or 4 Church Windows I own, I still have yet to hear any conductor better Simon’s performance with The Philharmonia on Chandos.
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« Reply #6801 on: November 08, 2017, 06:09:44 PM »
This will be the 5th Respighi disc by Neschling on the BIS label, and the 4th with the Liège orchestra. Programming is good, each disc gathering well known and not so well known works.

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« Reply #6802 on: November 08, 2017, 06:21:23 PM »


New completion (2016). Anyone heard this ? Sample clips are quite interesting.

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« Reply #6803 on: November 08, 2017, 06:26:05 PM »
This will be the 5th Respighi disc by Neschling on the BIS label, and the 4th with the Liège orchestra. Programming is good, each disc gathering well known and not so well known works.

But, what do you make of the performances? Worth picking up?
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« Reply #6804 on: November 08, 2017, 06:32:13 PM »


New completion (2016). Anyone heard this ? Sample clips are quite interesting.

I streamed it the other night, right away a few noticeable differences in this edition, which I liked, but I don't know this piece well enough to completely judge this completion. But I will more than likely pick it up soon, the sound is great and of course the performance in brilliant.

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« Reply #6805 on: November 08, 2017, 06:39:41 PM »
But, what do you make of the performances? Worth picking up?

Neschling is never less than very good and the Liège orchestra is excellent. Can’t say he’s a new Stokie, though. For Church Windows I love Ormandy, Dorati and Simon, so I’m not sure I’ll buy this new Neschling issue - or maybe I will, as the coupling is interesting  ;D.

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« Reply #6806 on: November 08, 2017, 06:56:49 PM »
Neschling is never less than very good and the Liège orchestra is excellent. Can’t say he’s a new Stokie, though. For Church Windows I love Ormandy, Dorati and Simon, so I’m not sure I’ll buy this new Neschling issue - or maybe I will, as the coupling is interesting  ;D.

Thanks for the feedback, Andre. I’ll just stick with Simon. 8)
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« Reply #6807 on: November 09, 2017, 08:32:36 AM »
It seems to be the time for whopping massive box sets! First Karajan's 356-disc record-breaker, now that Bernstein set. And we recently had a Solti "complete recordings" set too.

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« Reply #6808 on: November 09, 2017, 10:00:41 AM »
Thanks for the feedback, Andre. I’ll just stick with Simon. 8)

That's my hunch too, esp if you like Simon, Dorati and Ormandy. Neschling is a very good conductor, but he's never struck me as an imaginative colourist (in Tchaikovsky's first symphony for example, although his Mahler Resurrection is quite good in that respect).

When it comes to the brazilian repertoire (Villa Lobos, Guarnieri, Mignone, Santoro) that's another story. I found out his grandmother was first cousin to Schoenberg and had also been married to conductor Arthur Bodanzky. The Neschlings fled Austria before the anschluss and settled in Brazil, of all places. John was born in Rio in 1947. Interesting!

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #6809 on: November 09, 2017, 06:46:54 PM »
That's my hunch too, esp if you like Simon, Dorati and Ormandy. Neschling is a very good conductor, but he's never struck me as an imaginative colourist (in Tchaikovsky's first symphony for example, although his Mahler Resurrection is quite good in that respect).

When it comes to the brazilian repertoire (Villa Lobos, Guarnieri, Mignone, Santoro) that's another story. I found out his grandmother was first cousin to Schoenberg and had also been married to conductor Arthur Bodanzky. The Neschlings fled Austria before the anschluss and settled in Brazil, of all places. John was born in Rio in 1947. Interesting!

Yes! He’s outstanding in Brazilian repertoire. I love his Villa-Lobos and Guarnieri.
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #6810 on: November 10, 2017, 06:55:49 AM »
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A super-budget reissue of Jean Muller's LvB cycle.  Peter Roesel's cycle is also being reissued as a pricey UHQCD set.

Also, no picture yet, but Piotr Anderszewski has a new disc coming of Mozart Piano Concertos with the COE - 25 & 27.  I'll be getting that one.
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #6811 on: November 10, 2017, 08:53:57 AM »
But, what do you make of the performances? Worth picking up?

The main attraction of the series is the sound - sumptuous, clear, humongous dynamic range, SACD if you have 5 channels. I put on Pines of Rome for my parents and my mom complained she could barely hear the birds chirping...and then the finale had the windows literally shaking!

It's my reference Roman Trilogy for the combo of performance and sound, but if you try one, I would say go for the one with Brazilian Impressions and La Boutique Fantasque. Super fun, gives you a great idea what Neschling is up to. Elsewhere in the series, I thought the Sinfonia drammatica was a boring piece. Not sure how others do with it.
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« Reply #6812 on: November 10, 2017, 08:59:01 AM »
The main attraction of the series is the sound - sumptuous, clear, humongous dynamic range, SACD if you have 5 channels. I put on Pines of Rome for my parents and my mom complained she could barely hear the birds chirping...and then the finale had the windows literally shaking!

It's my reference Roman Trilogy for the combo of performance and sound, but if you try one, I would say go for the one with Brazilian Impressions and La Boutique Fantasque. Super fun, gives you a great idea what Neschling is up to. Elsewhere in the series, I thought the Sinfonia drammatica was a boring piece. Not sure how others do with it.

Sinfonia drammatica is a boring work, you’ve got that one right. :) Thanks for the feedback, B.
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« Reply #6813 on: November 10, 2017, 11:21:06 AM »
The main attraction of the series is the sound - sumptuous, clear, humongous dynamic range, SACD if you have 5 channels. I put on Pines of Rome for my parents and my mom complained she could barely hear the birds chirping...and then the finale had the windows literally shaking!

It's my reference Roman Trilogy for the combo of performance and sound...

Neschling/Roman Trilogy on Amazon for $50, is this one out of print, Brian?

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« Reply #6814 on: November 10, 2017, 11:24:07 AM »
Neschling/Roman Trilogy on Amazon for $50, is this one out of print, Brian?
Try here, Greg.

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« Reply #6815 on: November 10, 2017, 11:48:10 AM »
Try here, Greg.



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Re: New Releases
« Reply #6816 on: November 11, 2017, 04:47:22 AM »
January 2018...

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Re: New Releases
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #6818 on: November 11, 2017, 10:59:23 AM »
I wouldn't call the Sinfonia Drammatica decidedly boring, not in the Gunzenhauser recording, though it might be considered overblown late romanticism, if one is in the mood for such characterizations.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #6819 on: November 11, 2017, 11:09:57 AM »
This two-CD album is coming



First album: Orion and the Pleiades for Cello and orchestra
Dreamtime for orchestra
Family tree musical verses for young people

2nd Album
A string around autumn
Nosthalgia
Star-Isle
Requiem

The sound in the samples I listened to is very good.  I may get it although I have most of album 2 in other versions.
A woman voice glides like the wind
Of black, of damp, of night
And all it touches in this flight
Suddenly is over.

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