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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27380 on: April 20, 2012, 10:39:29 PM »
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I just joined the club... For €30 all-in it's a steal! :)
I was planning on buying the Dutch de luxe edition containing books with the CD's. But at it costs an arm and a leg... :-\ The Psalms alone (4 books) cost €166,50! :o I'm all for celebrating nation pride, but this celebration exceeds my budget... I'm quite satified with an ordinary CD-booklet - and I'll just skip the translations. 8)

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Well it seems I am the only one on GMG that has the "de luxe" edition. Its worth every penny considering. Its a limited numbered edition.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27381 on: April 20, 2012, 10:49:01 PM »
Well it seems I am the only one on GMG that has the "de luxe" edition. Its worth every penny considering. Its a limited numbered edition.

Provided you have the necessary pennies... ;D

But it looks absolutely great, I hand you that. :)

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27382 on: April 21, 2012, 02:22:17 AM »
Two CDs arrived this morning: a disc of late works by Paul Graener (1972-1944) including the Wiener Sinfonie op.110 and his last work, the Flute Concerto op.116; and a Dvorak Eighth from Giulini and the Concertgebouw.




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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27383 on: April 21, 2012, 02:47:09 AM »
[A] Dvorak Eighth from Giulini and the Concertgebouw.

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Here's one more of that. :)
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« Reply #27384 on: April 21, 2012, 03:05:37 AM »
Here's one more of that. :)

I wonder if that is the Sony recording or a live performance given shortly before or after? The CD booklet and the website both say 1990.

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« Reply #27385 on: April 21, 2012, 03:42:40 AM »
I wonder if that is the Sony recording or a live performance given shortly before or after? The CD booklet and the website both say 1990.

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The Sony CD was recorded over the span of two days, so not live (at least as per one discography I found).
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27386 on: April 21, 2012, 03:51:50 AM »
The Sony CD was recorded over the span of two days, so not live (at least as per one discography I found).

Yes, I know. I just wondered if the download is the same "studio" performance or a different, and live, performance.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27387 on: April 21, 2012, 06:29:40 AM »
The Sony CD was recorded over the span of two days, so not live (at least as per one discography I found).

how does that (necessarily) indicate that it's not live? Most live recordings are taken from two (if not more) performances and often with both dates noted.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27388 on: April 21, 2012, 06:38:58 AM »
how does that (necessarily) indicate that it's not live?

It does, if one's really gullible. ;D

I just checked the PDF file of the MP3, and it says that recording was made from performances which took place on the 14th and the 15th.
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« Reply #27389 on: April 21, 2012, 07:18:32 AM »
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Scandinavian sq, The Forge Players offer a unique, and modern interpretation of music from John Dowland, most unique is the collaboration with Swedish-rock singer, Freddie Wadling singing some of Dowland's most well known songs.

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« Reply #27390 on: April 21, 2012, 08:06:37 AM »
Bavouzet also turned in the best Concerto for left-hand I had ever heard.

Amen, brother.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27391 on: April 21, 2012, 11:29:06 AM »
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Scandinavian sq, The Forge Players offer a unique, and modern interpretation of music from John Dowland, most unique is the collaboration with Swedish-rock singer, Freddie Wadling singing some of Dowland's most well known songs.

Better, one hopes, than Sting (which I don't have).
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« Reply #27392 on: April 21, 2012, 12:22:59 PM »
Better, one hopes, than Sting (which I don't have).

What's interesting about Dowland's music is how every piece/song can be interpreted differently, whether it's through different instrumentations (lute solo, lute/viols, voice/lute, voice/viols...) or voice selection (counter tenor, soprano, solo voice, groups of voices) and they all can and have been successful.

Then there's a more "modern" or "crossover" approach to Dowland, three examples I can think of are Sting, the "In Darkness let me dwell" disc on ECM and The Forge Players/Freddie Wadling.

The "In Darkness" disc features performers on lute and tenor John Potter, but it also adds a bass clarinet, sop. saxophone and other solo strings. It seems to be an attempt to create another-wordly sound of Dowland, an alternative way of performing his music, allowing improvised lines from the sax and other liberties such as are taken, it feels much more of a Dowland Remixed album, some successful, but some songs and melodies get lost in their interpretations. I find myself enjoying the album, but not necessarily as a Dowland album.

Sting, I feel, failed at his attempt. He simply sang songs accompanied by a lute, nothing more or less, in most cases this has worked, but there's nothing revolutionary in his approach, and he offers very little emotion or style which results in what feels like an hour of the same song. Emma Kirkby or Gerard Lesne create each sung line with emotion.

The Forge Players/Freddie Wadling (and this based on samples) seem to approach the music as written, but merge it with their own individual tones. Almost as if to say, this is not how we think Dowland should be played, but rather this is what we sound like when performing Dowland.


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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27393 on: April 21, 2012, 12:51:46 PM »
Just placed the following order this afternoon ...







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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27394 on: April 21, 2012, 01:02:33 PM »

[Bavouzet] I think he outshined her in Ravel's Piano Concerto in G. Bavouzet also turned in the best Concerto for left-hand I had ever heard. The guy simply has the Midas touch.

Really? Upon reading this I pulled the disc out again... and a very, very fine disc it is... but to my ears -- especially not in the Left Hand Concerto -- it doesn't surpass Zimmerman / Boulez. Especially the orchestra, for all the laser sharp edges, is brimming with emotion under Boulez, while Tortellier sort of... tallies along.

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« Reply #27395 on: April 21, 2012, 01:13:10 PM »
Really? Upon reading this I pulled the disc out again... and a very, very fine disc it is... but to my ears -- especially not in the Left Hand Concerto -- it doesn't surpass Zimmerman / Boulez. Especially the orchestra, for all the laser sharp edges, is brimming with emotion under Boulez, while Tortellier sort of... tallies along.

Well, now I know the next CD I'm buying.

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« Reply #27396 on: April 21, 2012, 01:26:09 PM »
Just did this order with Prestoclassical.  Some of them are technically pre-orders--they'll be released on the 24th or the week after that.

The Freiburger Vivaldi recording is apparently the Four Seasons performance Elgarian thinks highly of.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27397 on: April 21, 2012, 06:45:04 PM »
Really? Upon reading this I pulled the disc out again... and a very, very fine disc it is... but to my ears -- especially not in the Left Hand Concerto -- it doesn't surpass Zimmerman / Boulez. Especially the orchestra, for all the laser sharp edges, is brimming with emotion under Boulez, while Tortellier sort of... tallies along.

I like Bavouzet's touch and general style on the piano more than I do Zimerman's. Just a personal preference. This said, I think they're both fine pianists certainly. I tend to favor Boulez's earlier recordings over his later ones. I think he had more energy. Again, just a personal preference. I really only like a handful of Boulez's later recordings on DG. His recording of Bartok's "The Wooden Prince" with the CSO is still my favorite performance of this ballet. I do like Boulez's performance of Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe too on DG. I tend to like his earlier Stravinsky recordings more than his later ones and the same goes for his Debussy. Sorry I'm getting this a bit off topic now... :-[
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27398 on: April 22, 2012, 01:44:08 AM »
Freddie Wadling singing some of Dowland's most well known songs.

What‽ Wadling has done Dowland and I haven't heard about it‽

He is one of my favourite genre-defying singers. Classical fans could do worse than to check out his recording with the Flesh Quartet and Västerås Sinfonietta. It's short, only half an hour or so, but really good.


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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27399 on: April 22, 2012, 05:57:25 AM »
And after a few million years, I finally turn up an reasonably-priced copy of the Russian Revelation issue of Richter playing the Prokofiev 'war sonatas.'



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I used to have the first of these and remember that the In memoriam.... on it doesn't match up to Rostropovich, but the rest of the works on it are not represented in my Schnittke collection.
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