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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26520 on: February 26, 2012, 05:43:43 PM »
Hoping Von Karajan will finally help me to appreciate Sibelius 4th ....

I think, for the 4th, you'd be better off with one of his EMI recordings.


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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26521 on: February 26, 2012, 06:52:11 PM »
As a result of my antics in a recent blind listening thread:

Dear James MacMillan
I have heard Isobel Gowdies confession, and I thought I would let you know it is very heartfelt, and she is very sorry she was baptized by the Devil in the Scottish Highlands.
Just sayin'...
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26522 on: February 26, 2012, 06:55:03 PM »
Joseph Jongen is a good composer, and his chamber music seems particularly fine. So I ordered these:




These are great - good recordings and fine music.

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« Reply #26523 on: February 26, 2012, 07:07:16 PM »
Landed today





So far I had enjoyed every disc performed by Melnikov (Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Beethoven's violin sonatas along with Faust), but recently I was a bit disappointed by this:



IMO, he doesn't respect the nature of the 1875 Bösendorfer piano and plays it as if it were a modern grand. That results in a frequently percussive and a bit brutal interpretation.  :(   

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26524 on: February 26, 2012, 08:02:41 PM »
So far I had enjoyed every disc performed by Melnikov (Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Beethoven's violin sonatas along with Faust), but recently I was a bit disappointed by this:



IMO, he doesn't respect the nature of the 1875 Bösendorfer piano and plays it as if it were a modern grand. That results in a frequently percussive and a bit brutal interpretation.  :(

 :(

That recording was part of this weekend's order from Arkiv, to complete the roundup.
OTOH, I don't have any other recording of the Brahms sonatas, so bangin, brutality and all, the music will be new to me.  I'll keep your opinion in mind.  Whom would you suggest as a better performance?
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« Reply #26525 on: February 26, 2012, 09:13:58 PM »
:(

That recording was part of this weekend's order from Arkiv, to complete the roundup.
OTOH, I don't have any other recording of the Brahms sonatas, so bangin, brutality and all, the music will be new to me.  I'll keep your opinion in mind.  Whom would you suggest as a better performance?
I'm sorry, but I don't have a strong preference here. Even I think that Ugorski (DG, quite recommendable, indeed) is the only complete performance of the three piano sonatas that I have. I also have one or two sonatas by Perahia, Arrau, Grimaud, Rubinstein and so, but I am still searching for a performance totally to my taste. IMO the principal problem here is to get a certain sense of unity in these works too much full of different ideas.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26526 on: February 26, 2012, 10:49:49 PM »



IMO, he doesn't respect the nature of the 1875 Bösendorfer piano and plays it as if it were a modern grand. That results in a frequently percussive and a bit brutal interpretation.  :(

That's a pity! :-\ I kinda liked it. Although yes, the fierce passages comes off more intense/edgy on thes instrument. Honestly, I think that is what Brahms might have expected/wanted.

Fanfare review HERE.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26527 on: February 27, 2012, 01:10:59 AM »
Recieved this eagerly awaited set today :):



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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26528 on: February 27, 2012, 05:15:28 AM »
Cool Conor it's a great set! :)

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« Reply #26529 on: February 27, 2012, 05:42:58 AM »
That's a pity! :-\ I kinda liked it. Although yes, the fierce passages comes off more intense/edgy on thes instrument. Honestly, I think that is what Brahms might have expected/wanted.

Fanfare review HERE.

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Who knows maybe in the future I will give another chance to this disc, but this bad personal relation with percussive keyboard interpretations is not new. I immediately recalled the treatment given by Hantaī to some Scarlatti's fast sonatas, which many people enjoy/admire and I -frankly- find highly unpleasant.

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« Reply #26530 on: February 27, 2012, 10:53:04 AM »
Recieved this eagerly awaited set today :):




  One day you'll have to convince me to buy that,..............or any other Haydn string quartet recording for that matter  ::).

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  Hint: you'll need to get Karl, Sarge, JLaurson, Andy (HEAVEN BLESS YOU ALL) and every Haydnian (is that even a word??) on the GMG forum to tie me down, then force my index finger to press the "BUY" button on all those Haydn string quartet recordings in my amazon.co.uk shopping basket!!!  $:) $:) $:)

  I really do hope you enjoy those recordings and please post your reviews!

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« Reply #26531 on: February 27, 2012, 11:09:20 AM »


Quote from: marvinbrown on Today at 02:53:04 AM
  One day you'll have to convince me to buy that,..............or any other Haydn string quartet recording for that matter  ::) .

  marvin

  Hint: you'll need to get Karl, Sarge, JLaurson, Andy (HEAVEN BLESS YOU ALL) and every Haydnian (is that even a word??) on the GMG forum to tie me down, then force my index finger to press the "BUY" button on all those Haydn string quartet recordings in my amazon.co.uk shopping basket!!!  $:) $:) $:)

  I really do hope you enjoy those recordings and please post your reviews!

Thanks Marvin  :D  - you would'nt regret getting some Haydn String Quartets for your collection, they are all wonderful works!. This set is my second complete Cycle of the Quartets (I also own the Aeolian Set) and I return to them often and have gotten a lot of pleasure from them - enjoy! :)



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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26532 on: February 27, 2012, 11:54:22 AM »
I think, for the 4th, you'd be better off with one of his EMI recordings.



Thanks!
I saw this one for 7 euros last friday, but didn't buy it  :(
I will listen to the DG first, and if I don't like it, I know which one will be next :)
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26533 on: February 27, 2012, 02:56:11 PM »
Thanks!
I saw this one for 7 euros last friday, but didn't buy it  :(
I will listen to the DG first, and if I don't like it, I know which one will be next :)
Ok!  K's late EMI Sibelius has great sound. I'm not actually a fan of his 2 and 5, but 1, 4 and 6 are uniquely rich and powerful.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26534 on: February 27, 2012, 03:01:47 PM »
Ordered today:


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« Reply #26535 on: February 27, 2012, 03:09:09 PM »
Ordered today:



I'm curious about this one, please tell us what "Wild Currentzis" does with it :)

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26536 on: February 27, 2012, 07:44:43 PM »
Ordered today:


New recording?  I thought the DG recording of Brahms' Requiem by Gardiner has a very different CD cover ...

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26537 on: February 27, 2012, 07:49:55 PM »
New recording?  I thought the DG recording of Brahms' Requiem by Gardiner has a very different CD cover ...

It's SDG's latest recording to be released.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26538 on: February 27, 2012, 10:53:18 PM »
This arrived today - looking forward to exploring it very much! :)



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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26539 on: February 27, 2012, 11:23:26 PM »
This arrived today - looking forward to exploring it very much! :)

Mark my words: you'll love it! 8)

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