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Offline karlhenning

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27380 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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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27381 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 #27382 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.

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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 #27383 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.

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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 #27384 on: April 13, 2012, 09:50:32 AM »
Ah, that Michael Jackson.

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




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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27385 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 #27386 on: April 13, 2012, 11:26:44 AM »
Nice, Sarge!
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27387 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 #27388 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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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27389 on: April 13, 2012, 04:24:41 PM »
Yes, that Michael Jackson...renowned whisky connoisseur:



Sarge

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27390 on: April 13, 2012, 07:03:40 PM »
I put this up in another thread a little while ago, but it really needs to go here:

Today I purchased the item below.  Before you pass on by as uninterested, please click on it and note the price.





Now, here's the thing:  Obviously something has gone wrong somewhere in the innards of Amazon, and I solemnly assure you that I did not pay quite the amount asked....

My plan was to message the seller, via Amazon, and point out that the item was not likely to sell at the asking price, and would he consider accepting, oh, say, $15?  But then as I noticed the seller's information I realized that they are a chain of shops in the state of Maine, and that they might have a web site - and I looked, and they do, and they sell their inventory direct, and in the end my purchase has cost me $11.46 US. 

My point in posting all of this is that if you should run up against an idiotic pricing, but really want the thing, try sending a message and making a different offer, or hunting for a web site.  You never know.... 
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27391 on: April 13, 2012, 07:08:26 PM »
I put this up in another thread a little while ago, but it really needs to go here:

Today I purchased the item below.  Before you pass on by as uninterested, please click on it and note the price.





Now, here's the thing:  Obviously something has gone wrong somewhere in the innards of Amazon, and I solemnly assure you that I did not pay quite the amount asked....

My plan was to message the seller, via Amazon, and point out that the item was not likely to sell at the asking price, and would he consider accepting, oh, say, $15?  But then as I noticed the seller's information I realized that they are a chain of shops in the state of Maine, and that they might have a web site - and I looked, and they do, and they sell their inventory direct, and in the end my purchase has cost me $11.46 US. 

My point in posting all of this is that if you should run up against an idiotic pricing, but really want the thing, try sending a message and making a different offer, or hunting for a web site.  You never know....

Wow, you'd have to take out a loan just to buy that recording. :D
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27392 on: April 13, 2012, 07:10:11 PM »
Bought this compilation of Electronic Music :):



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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27393 on: April 13, 2012, 07:13:57 PM »
Bought this compilation of Electronic Music :):



I hope you enjoy the sounds of "bleep...bleep....bleep..." :D
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27394 on: April 13, 2012, 07:27:02 PM »
Bought this compilation of Electronic Music :):



Woah, I DLed this recently too - it's a really comprehensive collection for just two discs.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27395 on: April 13, 2012, 07:47:29 PM »
Anyone else enjoy this William Schuman piece from 1955?


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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27396 on: April 13, 2012, 10:03:16 PM »
Quote from: Mirror Image on Today at 11:13:57 AM
I hope you enjoy the sounds of "bleep...bleep....bleep..." :D

Haha this is what I expect a lot of it will be like though I am hoping it has some pretty cool Sci-Fi sounds on it too!  ;D

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Woah, I DLed this recently too - it's a really comprehensive collection for just two discs.

Cool! I see this set has a companion volume 2 which I may also get in future! - what were thoughts on the music Lethe (if you've had a chance to listen yet)? :)

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27397 on: April 13, 2012, 11:23:20 PM »
Cool! I see this set has a companion volume 2 which I may also get in future! - what were thoughts on the music Lethe (if you've had a chance to listen yet)? :)

Not listened yet, but I've heard maybe a quarter of the works included. For a form that is easy to consider outdated (60s electronics were inherently limited), the works I know all sound very different - the Ligeti I guess is the classic of the lot, Xenakis's music is more drone-like, I find Badings's compositions to be very accessable, perhaps because he began his career composing in a late Romantic style. Not so interested in the film music atm.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27398 on: April 14, 2012, 01:54:50 AM »


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 ;D :D ;D  Excellent!

Much improved. Mine was a rush job.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #27399 on: April 14, 2012, 05:41:45 AM »
Anyone else enjoy this William Schuman piece from 1955?




Yes.  But even more, I love the Kirchner concerto.  Good choice of CD you've made there!

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