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« Reply #2220 on: February 15, 2018, 09:59:16 AM »
I suppose that makes it difficult to navigate for releases between 1992 and 2002, during which both labels were making recordings. But I don't really hear the "label" thumbprint as you apparently do.
In any case, they didn't have much choice, since as part of the deal they were not allowed to continue use any part of the Virgin or EMI brands.

Same as Universal -- whose right to use the "Philips" name had run out... so folding it into Decca seemed a logical-enough choice. But those recordings are not hard to pick out, I find.

It’s not a huge deal to me, but I think the clean way to handle that would have been to create new imprints for those Philips/EMI/Virgin recordings that now can’t be sold under those names.

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« Reply #2221 on: February 16, 2018, 03:18:08 PM »
I have the notion to listen to something by Ives.

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« Reply #2222 on: February 16, 2018, 07:02:10 PM »
I have the notion to listen to something by Ives.

Maybe one of the violin sonatas would do?
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« Reply #2223 on: February 17, 2018, 07:15:22 AM »
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« Reply #2224 on: February 17, 2018, 08:08:33 AM »
Maybe one of the violin sonatas would do?

My choices are the symphonies on a Double Decca (Dohnanyi, Blomstedt?) Piano sonata no 1 on EMI, Three Scenes from New England (?) on Mercury, some filler on EMI with Metzmacher.


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« Reply #2226 on: February 21, 2018, 05:57:20 AM »
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« Reply #2227 on: February 21, 2018, 05:58:58 PM »
Veit Bach-a baker who found his greatest pleasure in a little cittern which he took with him even into the mill and played while the grinding was going on. In this way he had a chance to have the rhythm drilled into him. And this was the beginning of a musical inclination in his descendants. JS Bach


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« Reply #2229 on: February 22, 2018, 07:10:10 AM »
My choices are the symphonies on a Double Decca (Dohnanyi, Blomstedt?) Piano sonata no 1 on EMI, Three Scenes from New England (?) on Mercury, some filler on EMI with Metzmacher.
Dohnányi does a very fine 4th.

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« Reply #2230 on: February 22, 2018, 08:45:54 AM »
Dohnányi does a very fine 4th.

Maybe I'll start with that, then. Thanks.

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« Reply #2231 on: February 23, 2018, 06:56:51 AM »
Started the 4th, within a minute there was a chorus. That was the end of that.

Switched to the 1st Symphony. Based on reputation I was expecting something distinctive. Seemed like slightly off-kilter Dvorak.

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« Reply #2232 on: February 24, 2018, 09:35:59 PM »
With this concert, I was looking forward to the Cantata by von Einem. And a fine work, well performed it was. But it turned out that the Bruckner Zeroth was a show-stealer!



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« Reply #2233 on: February 26, 2018, 11:52:48 AM »
Review: Anton Bruckner's Zeroth Symphony, A Viennese Miracle

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I want to spell and pronounce it “Zeroëth”; I can’t be alone in this…?

I’d rather put an umlaut over the r.

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« Reply #2234 on: February 26, 2018, 11:58:25 AM »
It’s a poser!
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« Reply #2235 on: February 28, 2018, 11:13:14 AM »
I’d rather put an umlaut over the r.

 ;D

But you don't pronounce it "Zero-ETH" (rather than Zee-ROTH) in your head?

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« Reply #2236 on: February 28, 2018, 09:47:40 PM »
But you don't pronounce it "Zero-ETH" (rather than Zee-ROTH) in your head?

3 syllables, accent on the first. ZEE-roe-əth.

But mostly, those dots look, like, really wicked. >:D

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« Reply #2237 on: March 01, 2018, 05:39:49 AM »
(* chortle *)
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« Reply #2239 on: March 05, 2018, 01:50:54 PM »
Nice article in the New Yorker about Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques and baroque music at Versailles

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/02/26/the-overpowering-beauty-of-music-at-versailles