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« Reply #1880 on: September 09, 2018, 01:56:53 AM »
I know it's not very helpful to recommend poorly available recordings but still I would just like to mention the live recording of the 2nd Sonata by Yuri Egorov, coupled with a very fine Prokofiev 8.

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« Reply #1881 on: September 09, 2018, 09:11:13 AM »
I know it's not very helpful to recommend poorly available recordings but still I would just like to mention the live recording of the 2nd Sonata by Yuri Egorov, coupled with a very fine Prokofiev 8.

The Egorov is great. It's a live recording caught on the wing, with the occasional cough, and will never be mistaken for a commercial recording, but nothing is objectionable in the least sonics-wise. In compensation we get the opportunity to...well, to hear Egorov!
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« Reply #1882 on: September 26, 2018, 05:41:11 PM »
Shocked that this thread skipped over Dmitri's birthday. Shocked I tell you!

Well here's Lenny discussing the 9th Symphony...

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Re: Dmitri's Dacha
« Reply #1883 on: September 27, 2018, 03:56:25 AM »
Shocked that this thread skipped over Dmitri's birthday. Shocked I tell you!

Yet remembered the day of his death. I guess they thought his death was more important than his birth. j/k
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« Reply #1884 on: September 27, 2018, 04:04:26 AM »
Shocked that this thread skipped over Dmitri's birthday. Shocked I tell you!

We are in in disgrace.

This never happens in the Langgaard or Havergal Brian threads!  0:)    ;D    8)
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Re: Dmitri's Dacha
« Reply #1885 on: September 27, 2018, 04:40:39 AM »
Blame the Russian calendar change in 1918. It confused everybody.

Edit: Seriously, I’ve no idea what people typically did with their birthdays when the calendar shifted from Julian to Gregorian.
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« Reply #1886 on: September 27, 2018, 05:36:00 AM »
Shocked that this thread skipped over Dmitri's birthday. Shocked I tell you!

Shame on all of you.  I celebrated his birthday by listening to several of his symphonies and an interesting version of Symphony No. 11 for two pianos, but to the rest in this thread, shame.

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« Reply #1888 on: October 05, 2018, 06:57:16 PM »
Just finished one of my labor-of-love discographies:

A Survey of Shostakovich String Quartet Cycles



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Nice reading! One small error I noticed is in your write-up at the bottom for the new Borodin/Decca set: in the second sentence, you note that the set includes the "piano quartet". But should be piano quintet. Just trying to be neighborly. :)
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« Reply #1889 on: October 05, 2018, 09:07:10 PM »
Nice reading! One small error I noticed is in your write-up at the bottom for the new Borodin/Decca set: in the second sentence, you note that the set includes the "piano quartet". But should be piano quintet. Just trying to be neighborly. :)

That's exactly the eagle-eyed reading and mistake-finding that I appreciate! Thanks. Fixed.

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« Reply #1890 on: October 19, 2018, 03:08:49 AM »
Following some discussion on the forum I found a cheap second-hand copy of this. I find it excellent and as deeply moving (especially the Largo) as any other performance I know. Brilliant recording as well. I'd rate this with the recordings by Previn (EMI version), Haitink, and Slatkin as a top version:

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« Reply #1891 on: October 19, 2018, 03:48:50 AM »
Following some discussion on the forum I found a cheap second-hand copy of this. I find it excellent and as deeply moving (especially the Largo) as any other performance I know. Brilliant recording as well. I'd rate this with the recordings by Previn (EMI version), Haitink, and Slatkin as a top version:



Excellent.
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« Reply #1892 on: October 19, 2018, 04:00:42 AM »
Excellent.
I didn't realise that after the symphony there is an extended rehearsal sequence which is interesting as Mariss Jansons expresses, to the orchestra, his thoughts on Shostakovich's 8th Symphony. He seems to have a nice relationship with the Pittsburgh SO.
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« Reply #1893 on: October 24, 2018, 10:59:41 AM »
This set contains one of the greatest performances I have heard of Shostakovich's Symphony 4. Worth having the set (which was very well reviewed in Gramophone a couple of months ago), for that alone. I managed to get an inexpensive second-hand copy of the box:


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« Reply #1894 on: October 24, 2018, 05:53:12 PM »
This set contains one of the greatest performances I have heard of Shostakovich's Symphony 4. Worth having the set (which was very well reviewed in Gramophone a couple of months ago), for that alone. I managed to get an inexpensive second-hand copy of the box:



Thank you for the tip. I just ordered it off Amazon MP.

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« Reply #1895 on: October 24, 2018, 09:36:19 PM »
Thank you for the tip. I just ordered it off Amazon MP.

Let us know what you think. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
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« Reply #1896 on: October 25, 2018, 12:42:00 AM »
This set contains one of the greatest performances I have heard of Shostakovich's Symphony 4. Worth having the set (which was very well reviewed in Gramophone a couple of months ago), for that alone. I managed to get an inexpensive second-hand copy of the box:


Never released individually, I take it?  >:(

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« Reply #1897 on: October 25, 2018, 01:06:48 AM »
Thank you for the tip. I just ordered it off Amazon MP.

I keep telling myself I do not need another recording of the mighty Op. 43.

So I may hold off until the spring . . . .
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« Reply #1898 on: October 25, 2018, 09:59:10 AM »
I keep telling myself I do not need another recording of the mighty Op. 43.

So I may hold off until the spring . . . .

It was not just for the DSCH

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« Reply #1899 on: October 25, 2018, 10:42:06 AM »
It was not just for the DSCH


Thanks! (I think . . .)

0:)  8)
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