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Offline Sergeant Rock

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26460 on: February 25, 2012, 10:22:00 AM »
Oh, boy this that is a great recording there. Caetani's 11th is another one that really impressed me, but that's for another purchase, right Sarge? ;) :D

Already have 11. It arrived last Tuesday with 8:

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26461 on: February 25, 2012, 10:25:14 AM »
That's great luck ! Everything Schneebeli has recorded is wonderful ! And this is the only recording of Pierre Robert (even Désenclos's Ensemble Pierre Robert never recorded any).

I am a BIG Schneebeli fan as well! Would you have any particular recommendations on recordings by Décenclos? :)

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26462 on: February 25, 2012, 12:37:38 PM »
Landed today




May give them a first listen tonight or tomorrow night;  today's Shostakovich slot was filled by The Nose.
Rather annoyingly, the 24th Prelude and Fugue is split onto its own CD, with the other side being devoted to a DVD interview of Melnikov with Andreas Staier--although the music could have been fitted onto 2 CDs by the simple act of putting P&F 13 on CD 1, which would leave enough room for P&F 24 on CD 2.   Hopefully the performance will make up for this.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26464 on: February 25, 2012, 02:02:55 PM »
You won't be disappointed!!!

I must admit that it seems unlikely.  Hantai hasn't disappointed me yet, I don't know why he would start now.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26465 on: February 25, 2012, 03:05:38 PM »
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Bruckner #3 & #8
Dohnanyi/Cleveland

Found it at a record store in NJ. Really excited to listen to it, I'm such a huge fan of the other Dohnanyi/Bruckner recordings

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26466 on: February 25, 2012, 07:39:50 PM »
Already have 11. It arrived last Tuesday with 8:

http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,13.msg603366.html#msg603366


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Well you'll have to get the 4th next then. :D I'm just going to keep telling what Caetani to get next so you'll eventually own them all. :D Oh, hell, just buy them all and be done with it! ;D
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26467 on: February 25, 2012, 09:14:16 PM »
Just bought these two tonight:

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26468 on: February 26, 2012, 02:04:52 AM »
The recent discory of the wonderful Kinsella disc on RTE Lyric left me with a hankering for more Irish music, so I ordered this on mdt's sale of this label:


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« Reply #26469 on: February 26, 2012, 02:09:08 AM »
To avoid this dis beeing too lonely in the mail, I also added these:



I've been wanting to get more into Spanish music, so why not start with some hits (I have the Aranjuez, but otherwise little Rodrogo)

and this



Vol 2 is pretty good, so why not get vol 1? I wanted the Copland, and the Barber is a strong favorite, so another recording wouldn't hurt.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26470 on: February 26, 2012, 11:44:29 AM »
Joseph Jongen is a good composer, and his chamber music seems particularly fine. So I ordered these:


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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26471 on: February 26, 2012, 02:12:43 PM »
Hoping Von Karajan will finally help me to appreciate Sibelius 4th ....
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26472 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 #26473 on: February 26, 2012, 06:52:11 PM »
As a result of my antics in a recent blind listening thread:

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You composed "The Year 1941".  Too bad you can't compose anything about this year.
Toodle pip Sergei!
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26474 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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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26475 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 #26476 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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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26477 on: February 26, 2012, 09:13:58 PM »
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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 #26478 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 #26479 on: February 27, 2012, 01:10:59 AM »
Recieved this eagerly awaited set today :):



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