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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2010, 05:49:13 AM »
Schubert - String Quintet in C major (Emerson SQ or Melos Qt w/Rostropovich)

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2010, 06:08:27 AM »
Ravel - Piano Trio - Rouvier/Kantorow/Muller (Erato)

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2010, 04:11:29 PM »
Beethoven Symphonies 5 and 7--Carlos Kleiber/Vienna Philharmonic

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2010, 06:41:19 PM »
So hard, so hard!  :'(
 
Okay, here is mine and this may be an obscure choice or not even a good choice, but...
 
Bloch: Evocations, James Sedares, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Koch
 
I could listen to this performance over and over and over again. I have never tired of this work. I could have went with a more popular composer, but where's the fun in that?
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2010, 05:16:06 AM »
Twenty so far--hmmm, had I asked for five suggestions from each of us, we'd be done already!  ;D

The GMG Essential Collection

1.   Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde -- Ludwig/Wunderlich/Klemperer/Philharmonia
2.   Bach's Solo Violin Sonatas and Partitas -- Enescu
3.   Brahms Symphony No. 4 - Reiner/Royal Philharmonic
4.   Stravinsky The Rite of Spring -- Bernstein NYPO ('58)
5.   Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 (Kempff, van Kempen)
6.   Bach - Goldberg Variations - Hantai/Mirare.
7.   Chopin - Études (Pollini, Deutsche Grammophon)
8.   Bach: Cello Suites - Pierre Fournier/DG  :)
9.   Mozart, Late Symphonies, Harnoncourt, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
10. The Verdi Requiem. Toscanini, NBC 1951.
11. Schubert - Sonata in G, D. 894 - Sviatoslav Richter
12. Shostakovich's SQ 8, by either the Borodins or Emersons
13. Ligeti - Etudes, bks. 1-3 -- Aimard
14. Frank Martin: Der Cornet. Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets. Lipovsek/ORFSO/Zagrosek Orfeo
15. Tallis - Spem In Alium / Salve Intemerata (Oxford Camerata - Jeremy Summerly / Naxos)
16. Durufle & Faure Requiems- Cleobury/ECO & Choir of KCC/Barley/Bar/Murray
17. Schubert - String Quintet in C major (Emerson SQ or Melos Qt w/Rostropovich)
18. Ravel - Piano Trio - Rouvier/Kantorow/Muller (Erato)
19. Beethoven Symphonies 5 and 7--Carlos Kleiber/Vienna Philharmonic
20. Bloch: Evocations, James Sedares, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Koch
 
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2010, 06:19:54 AM »
I could cheat and add one more...  :-[

Wagner - Tristan und Isolde (Bohm 1966/DG)
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2010, 10:22:31 AM »
I could cheat and add one more...  :-[

Wagner - Tristan und Isolde (Bohm 1966/DG)

Ooh, good one Sarah!  :)

Brahmsian

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2010, 10:24:06 AM »
David, are you going up to the first 100 suggested recordings?  I like this idea, as you said, it is a list that could never be duplicated anywhere else, and is based on all our own individual picks!

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2010, 10:47:05 AM »
David, are you going up to the first 100 suggested recordings?  I like this idea, as you said, it is a list that could never be duplicated anywhere else, and is based on all our own individual picks!
It seemed worth a try, Ray.  So far I'm surprised by a few of the picks members deem essential for newbies, but that's partly the point of such a list, right?  And I had thought more members might wish to participate, but perhaps I misjudged the number posting regularly these days.  Guess I should have made it another "Mahler v. Bruckner:  Deathmatch!" poll if I really wanted more to join in.  ;)

So perhaps we should follow Sarah's lead and each nominate a second choice to see where that takes us...?  So far we have (alphabetized):

1.   Bach: Cello Suites - Pierre Fournier/DG  :)
2.   Bach Solo Violin Sonatas and Partitas -- Enescu
3.   Bach - Goldberg Variations - Hantai/Mirare.
4.   Beethoven Symphonies 5 and 7--Carlos Kleiber/Vienna Philharmonic
5.   Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5 (Kempff, van Kempen)
6.   Bloch: Evocations, James Sedares, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Koch
7.   Brahms Symphony No. 4 - Reiner/Royal Philharmonic
8.   Chopin - Études (Pollini, Deutsche Grammophon)
9.   Durufle & Faure Requiems- Cleobury/ECO & Choir of KCC/Barley/Bar/Murray
10. Ligeti - Etudes, bks. 1-3 -- Aimard
11. Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde -- Ludwig/Wunderlich/Klemperer/Philharmonia
12. Martin: Der Cornet. Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets. Lipovsek/ORFSO/Zagrosek Orfeo
13. Mozart, Late Symphonies, Harnoncourt, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
14. Ravel - Piano Trio - Rouvier/Kantorow/Muller (Erato)
15. Schubert - String Quintet in C major (Emerson SQ or Melos Qt w/Rostropovich)
16. Schubert - Sonata in G, D. 894 - Sviatoslav Richter
17. Shostakovich SQ 8, by either the Borodins or Emersons
18. Stravinsky The Rite of Spring -- Bernstein NYPO ('58)
19. Tallis - Spem In Alium / Salve Intemerata (Oxford Camerata - Jeremy Summerly / Naxos)
20. Verdi Requiem. Toscanini, NBC 1951.
 
plus Lethe's second pick: Wagner - Tristan und Isolde (Bohm 1966/DG)

for my second pick:
Sibelius, Symphony #5 + Violin Concerto, Haendel/Berglund/Bournemouth


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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2010, 10:48:20 AM »
Twenty so far--hmmm, had I asked for five suggestions from each of us, we'd be done already!  ;D

So hard to choose one!  Five would not be appreciably easier . . . .

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #30 on: September 04, 2010, 11:04:34 AM »
My second pick:

Handel - Heroic Arias - Bowman/King/Hyperion.

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #31 on: September 04, 2010, 11:23:43 AM »
I'd stuff the entire BWV Bach catalogue in that briefcase .... recordings selected by my humble personal self of course. 0:)
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #32 on: September 04, 2010, 11:35:20 AM »
Pick #2

Beethoven - Pathetique Sonata - Ivan Moravec

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #33 on: September 04, 2010, 01:45:54 PM »
For a Second pick:
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 - Sviatoslav Richter/DG 8).

Brahmsian

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #34 on: September 04, 2010, 03:16:46 PM »
An 'essential' list must include Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique  8)

Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique - Sir Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #35 on: September 04, 2010, 03:39:04 PM »
For my second pick:

Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1, Gilels/Jochum/BPO

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #36 on: September 04, 2010, 04:25:22 PM »
Oh. Now we get a second pick.

OK. Schubert's Schwanengesang, with tenor Petre Munteanu.
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #37 on: September 04, 2010, 06:08:30 PM »
Second pick: Since the Schubert Quintet has already been mentioned, I propose: Handel - The Messiah (Christie)

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #38 on: September 04, 2010, 06:24:01 PM »
2nd pick

Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms / Poulenc: Gloria / Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
Leonard Bernstein/London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Camerata Singers, Westminster Choir

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #39 on: September 04, 2010, 07:03:49 PM »
2nd pick

Berg, Chamber Concerto.  Boulez, Barenboim, Zukerman, Ensemble Intercontemporian.

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