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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #180 on: September 07, 2010, 10:52:26 AM »
If the Verdi Requiem is not an opera, what is?
But where is the cross-dressing? :'(
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #181 on: September 07, 2010, 11:00:23 AM »
Maybe in the Lacrymosa . . . ?

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #182 on: September 07, 2010, 11:10:03 AM »
There are a few surprising omissions in my opinion:
Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf
Verdi Otello
Holst The Planets
Rimsky-K: Scheherezade

I would also, personally, have limited the composers to three works in order to make room for more variety of composers. If we did that now, we would have to vote off a few works and replace them with something (perhaps from the same person whose choice got the boot).  I would try to focus on composers who have been left out myself (so Prokofiev and Verdi, good as they are, would have less of a priority for me from the 4 I mentioned). Just a thought. If one is looking to have a few polls, this might be fun.
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #183 on: September 07, 2010, 11:21:16 AM »
"Maybe the problem most of you have ... is that you're not listening to Barbirolli." ~Sarge

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« Reply #184 on: September 07, 2010, 11:32:27 AM »
There are a few surprising omissions in my opinion:
Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf
Verdi Otello
Holst The Planets
Rimsky-K: Scheherezade

I would also, personally, have limited the composers to three works in order to make room for more variety of composers. If we did that now, we would have to vote off a few works and replace them with something (perhaps from the same person whose choice got the boot).  I would try to focus on composers who have been left out myself (so Prokofiev and Verdi, good as they are, would have less of a priority for me from the 4 I mentioned). Just a thought. If one is looking to have a few polls, this might be fun.

I can't see a reason for reconsideration of any aspect of the poll.  Dave gave us well-defined parameters, and each of us carried through honestly.

As for certain well-known works that are not on the list, let's keep in mind that nobody who submitted entries included those works.  We made our choices based on our priorities; if you don't like the results, you only have yourself to blame.  So, case closed.

Now if Dave wants to go over the 100 mark in order for those popular works to be included, that's his choice to make.  He's the boss of this thread, and I'll certainly go along with his mandates.

While I'm on this little rant, I have to say that I get real tired of board members grousing about polls on the board.  A member plans a poll, develops and initiates it, then records the results.  What he/she often gets in return is a bunch of grumpy responses or replies that are non-responsive.  If you don't like a poll, don't participate.  If you think there's a better way to do the poll, start your own.

Another thing that bugs me are the folks who essentially say, "Oh, I can't possibly make this decision. It's too hard."  What rubbish!!!  Each of us makes multiple decisions every day that are much more significant than making a list of a few recordings.

Well, I'm off to the supermarket to buy tonight's dinner.  It might be too hard to decide what to eat, given all the choices at my disposal. :P

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #185 on: September 07, 2010, 11:35:14 AM »
A rant from Don. *marks calendar*

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #186 on: September 07, 2010, 11:40:55 AM »
Well, I'm off to the supermarket to buy tonight's dinner.  It might be too hard to decide what to eat, given all the choices at my disposal. :P

To read your post, I never would have known that your stomach was empty.  ;D

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #187 on: September 07, 2010, 11:48:36 AM »
I can't decide what I think of Don's post.

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #188 on: September 07, 2010, 11:56:52 AM »
I can't see a reason for reconsideration of any aspect of the poll.  Dave gave us well-defined parameters, and each of us carried through honestly.

As for certain well-known works that are not on the list, let's keep in mind that nobody who submitted entries included those works.  We made our choices based on our priorities; if you don't like the results, you only have yourself to blame.  So, case closed.

Now if Dave wants to go over the 100 mark in order for those popular works to be included, that's his choice to make.  He's the boss of this thread, and I'll certainly go along with his mandates.

While I'm on this little rant, I have to say that I get real tired of board members grousing about polls on the board.  A member plans a poll, develops and initiates it, then records the results.  What he/she often gets in return is a bunch of grumpy responses or replies that are non-responsive.  If you don't like a poll, don't participate.  If you think there's a better way to do the poll, start your own.

Another thing that bugs me are the folks who essentially say, "Oh, I can't possibly make this decision. It's too hard."  What rubbish!!!  Each of us makes multiple decisions every day that are much more significant than making a list of a few recordings.

Well, I'm off to the supermarket to buy tonight's dinner.  It might be too hard to decide what to eat, given all the choices at my disposal. :P
No idea why you ranted at me. I am neither unhappy with the results nor upset with the process. I was merely making suggestions if other criteria were to be considered (as well as observing some interesting and popular omissions). Perhaps you were just hungary (I get grumpy myself when I haven't eaten).
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #189 on: September 07, 2010, 12:08:25 PM »
Goodness knöws, when I'm hungary, I'm magyar than a wet hen!

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #190 on: September 07, 2010, 12:12:34 PM »
I can't decide what I think of Don's post.

I like it.

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #191 on: September 07, 2010, 12:57:21 PM »
I think Don said it best.  I like this list, because it is our list, with our input.  It is unique.   I think this thread should be pin-marked for new users.

Let's just hope that perhaps this list of 100 GMG is Volume I!  Volume II may be in the planning stages.  ;) :)

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #192 on: September 07, 2010, 01:08:31 PM »
I think Don said it best.  I like this list, because it is our list, with our input.  It is unique.   I think this thread should be pin-marked for new users.

Let's just hope that perhaps this list of 100 GMG is Volume I!  Volume II may be in the planning stages.  ;) :)
I see you and Don both are anticipating me.  ;)  Certainly we've yet to exhaust the works many of us deem essential, so if there's enough demand I think a second volume might be helpful to newbies looking to probe a bit deeper.   
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #193 on: September 07, 2010, 01:08:53 PM »
No idea why you ranted at me. I am neither unhappy with the results nor upset with the process. I was merely making suggestions if other criteria were to be considered (as well as observing some interesting and popular omissions). Perhaps you were just hungary (I get grumpy myself when I haven't eaten).

I really wasn't ranting at you - just used your post as my introduction to the rant.


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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #194 on: September 07, 2010, 01:10:47 PM »
I can't decide what I think of Don's post.

That's a good one. 8)

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #195 on: September 07, 2010, 01:13:51 PM »
That's a good one. 8)
Yeah, but what did you get for dinner tonight?  Tamales?  (I'm making red beans and rice with Louisiana hot sausage.)
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #196 on: September 07, 2010, 01:26:07 PM »
Yeah, but what did you get for dinner tonight?  Tamales?  (I'm making red beans and rice with Louisiana hot sausage.)

Eye-round roast beef, baked potatoes, salad and apple pie.  There's nothing like red meat, and I'm loaded with it.

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #197 on: September 07, 2010, 02:05:36 PM »
That's a good one. 8)

Knew you'd appreciate it, sir!

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #198 on: September 07, 2010, 04:21:36 PM »
But where is the cross-dressing? :'(

I take it you've never heard Pavarotti sing it live.
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #199 on: September 07, 2010, 06:01:44 PM »
Mrs. Rock thanks you.

Sarge

Always glad to be of service to a lady.  And a warm welcome to her, too. 

I think that's one of only two recordings I owned in both an LP and CD versions, the other being Furtwangler's Bayreuth 9th.