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Offline jlaurson

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27320 on: April 12, 2012, 02:50:43 PM »
Good luck to you, Greg. I hope you have a nice bottle of Vodka around because that's the only way I could deal with Schnittke. :D

Schnittke you need Vodka for, but the Kaddish Symphony you can take sober? You're a sick puppy.  ;)

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27321 on: April 12, 2012, 03:13:37 PM »
Schnittke you need Vodka for, but the Kaddish Symphony you can take sober? You're a sick puppy.  ;)

 :P Yeah, I'm sick.
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« Reply #27322 on: April 12, 2012, 04:04:39 PM »
Ironically, Vodka is my choice of liquor.   ;)

Okay, well whatever liquor you hate the worst that's what you should drink. :P
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27323 on: April 12, 2012, 04:59:30 PM »
Schnittke you need Vodka for, but the Kaddish Symphony you can take sober? You're a sick puppy.  ;)

The Kaddish Symphony isn't that bad.
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. .  .  It's just that it isn't that good, either.

Besides,  with the Kaddish Symphony,  you would drink some good schnapps.  Or at least some Mogen David wine....

(posting this while sipping on a Lowland single malt I bought on experimental impulse--Auchentoshan.  Not great, but certainly not an impulse buy to be regretted.

Thread duty:  purchased the Hogwood/AAM recording of Haydn's Orfeo ed Euridice (with Bartoli and D'arcangelo) from an Amazon MP vendor this morning for $12 plus shipping.  I've already received an email claiming it's been shipped.  Well, some Amazon vendors really are that quick....

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27324 on: April 12, 2012, 05:05:16 PM »
Had another land today that I haven't previously posted...


Quick warning here: I don't think I'm the only person to think that the recording of the piano concerto on that disc is absolutely dire. Heavy-handed string playing and a totally unsympathetic soloist make it a performance to forget. The Requiem is much better, fortunately.
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« Reply #27325 on: April 12, 2012, 05:14:57 PM »
Quick warning here: I don't think I'm the only person to think that the recording of the piano concerto on that disc is absolutely dire. Heavy-handed string playing and a totally unsympathetic soloist make it a performance to forget. The Requiem is much better, fortunately.

That's actually very close to what I've read from other reviews of this disc, Edward. But I did buy this mainly for the Requiem:)

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27326 on: April 13, 2012, 12:49:44 AM »
Ordered some days ago:

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27327 on: April 13, 2012, 12:53:37 AM »
Arrived yesterday from Europadisc; no time to listen yet.




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« Reply #27328 on: April 13, 2012, 12:57:36 AM »
Arrived from France:



I'm a great fan of this trio, they are nearly always great, and as I have no complete of these works in modern sound (I have DGs older complete with Kempff, Forunier etc) as well as countless versions of the Ghost and the Archduke) this was a good time to strike for a complete set in modern sound.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27329 on: April 13, 2012, 01:51:33 AM »
Just ordered at prestoclassical:



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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27330 on: April 13, 2012, 02:47:49 AM »
Schnittke you need Vodka for, but the Kaddish Symphony you can take sober? You're a sick puppy.  ;)

(* pounds the table [sober] *)
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27331 on: April 13, 2012, 02:50:09 AM »
Quick warning here: I don't think I'm the only person to think that the recording of the piano concerto on that disc is absolutely dire. Heavy-handed string playing and a totally unsympathetic soloist make it a performance to forget. The Requiem is much better, fortunately.

That's actually very close to what I've read from other reviews of this disc, Edward. But I did buy this mainly for the Requiem:)

Besides, there's the Kupowiec(/Lettberg) recording for the concerti!
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« Reply #27332 on: April 13, 2012, 08:04:12 AM »
(posting this while sipping on a Lowland single malt I bought on experimental impulse--Auchentoshan.  Not great, but certainly not an impulse buy to be regretted.

Despite Michael Jackson's advocacy (even the 10-year-old scores high: 85) I found the one bottle I tried too light, too subtle (adjectives he used to describe the style). The most interesting thing to me about the whisky is the name.  Like you, though, I'm glad I tried it.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27333 on: April 13, 2012, 08:31:10 AM »
Despite Michael Jackson's advocacy (even the 10-year-old scores high: 85) I found the one bottle I tried too light, too subtle (adjectives he used to describe the style). The most interesting thing to me about the whisky is the name.  Like you, though, I'm glad I tried it.

Sarge

Ah, that Michael Jackson.

It's a nice malt, but I still prefer the Speysides - especially Macallan.

Oh, thread duty:










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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27334 on: April 13, 2012, 09:03:34 AM »
Despite Michael Jackson's advocacy (even the 10-year-old scores high: 85) I found the one bottle I tried too light, too subtle (adjectives he used to describe the style). The most interesting thing to me about the whisky is the name.  Like you, though, I'm glad I tried it.

Sarge


Brief hi-jacking of thread:

favorites:


Glenfarclas, 15 Years
Highland Park, 18 Years
Tomintoul, 12 Years (Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish)

Thread-duty:

Mahler, Symphony 5, Darlington, Duisburg, Acousence
Norgard, Violin Concerts, Herresthal et al, BIS
Berio, Realizations, Gardner, Chandos
Wagner, Symphonies, Papa Jaervi, Chandos
Halvorsen, Orch. Works v.4, Papa Jaervi, Chandos
Ola Gjeilo, Choral Works, Phoenix Chorale, Chandos
Herzogenberg, Works for mixed Choir, Rheinische Kantorei, CPO
Spohr, Die LEtzten Dinge (Oratorio), KuK
Grieg, String Quartets arr. string orchestra, Oslo Camerata, Naxos

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27335 on: April 13, 2012, 09:50:32 AM »
Ah, that Michael Jackson.

Yes, that Michael Jackson...renowned whisky connoisseur:




Sarge
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27336 on: April 13, 2012, 10:31:09 AM »
Despite Michael Jackson's advocacy (even the 10-year-old scores high: 85) I found the one bottle I tried too light, too subtle (adjectives he used to describe the style). The most interesting thing to me about the whisky is the name.  Like you, though, I'm glad I tried it.

Sarge

The one I have is apparently the cheapie (ie,  no age given)--it's a little on the harsh side, actually, and subtle is not the word I would have thought of as a description.   Strange how reactions vary!  However, I'm finding that I'm like Keith--it's the Speysides I seem to prefer.  I've tried an Islay--too smoky for me. 

Thread duty:  the Rilling recording of Britten's War Requiem on Hanssler, suggested by Greg,  arrived today, and has been played.  Extremely good performance well recorded--certainly better than Rattle's and because of the sonics preferable to Britten's own recording.  (Have no other recordings of the work besides those two.)
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27337 on: April 13, 2012, 11:26:44 AM »
Nice, Sarge!
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27338 on: April 13, 2012, 03:36:27 PM »
That's actually very close to what I've read from other reviews of this disc, Edward. But I did buy this mainly for the Requiem:)

Besides, there's the Kupowiec(/Lettberg) recording for the concerti!
Don't have that one, though Krainev and Gothoni both push the right buttons for me in the 1979 concerto. The velocity and ferocity of Gothoni's approach might be offputting to some, though I think it suits the music very well.

Picked up some Danes in the MDT clearance sale; chamber music by Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen and the Ardittis playing string quartets by Bent Sorensen and Karl Aage Rasmussen.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27339 on: April 13, 2012, 03:58:19 PM »
Picked up some Danes in the MDT clearance sale; chamber music by Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen and the Ardittis playing string quartets by Bent Sorensen and Karl Aage Rasmussen.

Sounds fascinating - I'm off to do some window shopping... ;D

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