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Offline Jeffrey Smith

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #40 on: September 04, 2010, 08:50:11 PM »
Second pick.
Opera is still under-represented here.

Mozart Don Giovanni   Rene Jacobs recording

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #41 on: September 05, 2010, 04:05:01 AM »
Round Two (so far):

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.   Beethoven - Pathetique Sonata - Ivan Moravec
7.   Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique - Sir Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra
8.   Berg, Chamber Concerto.  Boulez, Barenboim, Zukerman, Ensemble Intercontemporian.
9.   Bloch: Evocations, James Sedares, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Koch
10. Brahms Symphony No. 4 - Reiner/Royal Philharmonic
11. Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, Gilels/Jochum/BPO
12. Chopin - Études (Pollini, Deutsche Grammophon)
13. Durufle & Faure Requiems- Cleobury/ECO & Choir of KCC/Barley/Bar/Murray
14. Handel - The Messiah (Christie)
15. Handel - Heroic Arias - Bowman/King/Hyperion.
16. Ligeti - Etudes, bks. 1-3 -- Aimard
17. Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde -- Ludwig/Wunderlich/Klemperer/Philharmonia
18. Martin: Der Cornet. Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets. Lipovsek/ORFSO/Zagrosek Orfeo
19. Mozart,  Don Giovanni - Rene Jacobs
20. Mozart, Late Symphonies, Harnoncourt, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
21. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 - Sviatoslav Richter/DG 8).
22. Ravel - Piano Trio - Rouvier/Kantorow/Muller (Erato)
23. Schubert - String Quintet in C major (Emerson SQ or Melos Qt w/Rostropovich)
24. Schubert - Sonata in G, D. 894 - Sviatoslav Richter
25. Schubert Schwanengesang, with tenor Petre Munteanu.
26. Shostakovich SQ 8, by either the Borodins or Emersons
27. Sibelius, Symphony #5 + Violin Concerto, Haendel/Berglund/Bournemouth
28. Stravinsky The Rite of Spring -- Bernstein NYPO ('58)
29. Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms / Poulenc: Gloria / Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
      (Bernstein/LSO/NYPO Camerata Singers, Westminster Choir)
30. Tallis - Spem In Alium / Salve Intemerata (Oxford Camerata - Jeremy Summerly / Naxos)
31. Verdi Requiem. Toscanini, NBC 1951.
32. Wagner - Tristan und Isolde (Bohm 1966/DG)
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #42 on: September 05, 2010, 04:52:13 AM »
Round Two (so far):

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.   Beethoven - Pathetique Sonata - Ivan Moravec
7.   Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique - Sir Colin Davis/London Symphony Orchestra
8.   Berg, Chamber Concerto.  Boulez, Barenboim, Zukerman, Ensemble Intercontemporian.
9.   Bloch: Evocations, James Sedares, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Koch
10. Brahms Symphony No. 4 - Reiner/Royal Philharmonic
11. Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, Gilels/Jochum/BPO
12. Chopin - Études (Pollini, Deutsche Grammophon)
13. Durufle & Faure Requiems- Cleobury/ECO & Choir of KCC/Barley/Bar/Murray
14. Handel - The Messiah (Christie)
15. Handel - Heroic Arias - Bowman/King/Hyperion.
16. Ligeti - Etudes, bks. 1-3 -- Aimard
17. Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde -- Ludwig/Wunderlich/Klemperer/Philharmonia
18. Martin: Der Cornet. Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets. Lipovsek/ORFSO/Zagrosek Orfeo
19. Mozart,  Don Giovanni - Rene Jacobs
20. Mozart, Late Symphonies, Harnoncourt, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
21. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 - Sviatoslav Richter/DG 8).
22. Ravel - Piano Trio - Rouvier/Kantorow/Muller (Erato)
23. Schubert - String Quintet in C major (Emerson SQ or Melos Qt w/Rostropovich)
24. Schubert - Sonata in G, D. 894 - Sviatoslav Richter
25. Schubert Schwanengesang, with tenor Petre Munteanu.
26. Shostakovich SQ 8, by either the Borodins or Emersons
27. Sibelius, Symphony #5 + Violin Concerto, Haendel/Berglund/Bournemouth
28. Stravinsky The Rite of Spring -- Bernstein NYPO ('58)
29. Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms / Poulenc: Gloria / Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
      (Bernstein/LSO/NYPO Camerata Singers, Westminster Choir)
30. Tallis - Spem In Alium / Salve Intemerata (Oxford Camerata - Jeremy Summerly / Naxos)
31. Verdi Requiem. Toscanini, NBC 1951.
32. Wagner - Tristan und Isolde (Bohm 1966/DG)

Hmmmm....no Strauss, no Elgar, no Bruckner, Haydn, Nielsen, Dvorak, no Second Viennese School...no Dittersdorf!!!  What can I possibly choose  :-\

Okay:

First choice: Bruckner Symphony #7, Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker

Second choice: Schoenberg 5 Pieces op.16, Webern 6 Pieces op.6, Berg 3 Pieces op.6, Levine, Berlin Phil


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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #43 on: September 05, 2010, 04:53:46 AM »
...no Second Viennese School.

You missed the Berg I picked.

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #44 on: September 05, 2010, 04:56:35 AM »
You missed the Berg I picked.

I didn't miss it; I remember now seeing it...but my brain erased my short term memory almost immediately after reading it. One of the perks of my age and medication  ;D  Nice choice by the way.

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the phone rings and somebody says,
"hey, they made a movie about
Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #45 on: September 05, 2010, 05:09:01 AM »
Here are a couple from me (two I listen to quite often, and since I apparently missed the first go around):
Godowsky Studies on the Etudes of Chopin: Hamelin on Hyperion
Suppe/Auber Overtures: Paul Paray conducting DSO on Mercury
Offenbach gets a raw deal in recordings considering his talent! For a discussion of this outstanding composer too little recorded: http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,5572.

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #46 on: September 05, 2010, 06:45:21 AM »
2nd pick: Tchaikovsky and Brahms Violin Concertos--Heifitz/Reiner/Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #47 on: September 05, 2010, 11:19:08 AM »
My 2nd: Beethoven op 131, Busch Quartet

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #48 on: September 05, 2010, 12:17:50 PM »
Pick no.1: Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
Pick no.2: Medtner: Sonata op.25/2 "Night Wind"

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #49 on: September 05, 2010, 01:12:39 PM »
1st pick: Beethoven's symphony No. 9 -- Furtwängler/London Philharmonia (Lucerne '54)

2nd pick: Bach St Matthew Passion -- Harnoncourt/Concentus Musicus Wien/ Prégardien/Fink/Goerne/Röschmann/Schäfer (2001)

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #50 on: September 06, 2010, 06:24:03 AM »
I've used my picks up, but someone, but something by Janacek up there, please!!!

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #51 on: September 06, 2010, 06:41:20 AM »
I've used my picks up, but someone, but something by Janacek up there, please!!!
I agree with you and Sarge that many worthy composers and compositions are not represented...yet.  Looks as if it's time for round three.  Why don't you start it off with something by Janáček if you like?  (And next time I drop by I'll try alphabetizing all the latest additions  8) )
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #52 on: September 06, 2010, 06:48:58 AM »
Third pick -

Chopin - Nocturnes - Claudio Arrau

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #53 on: September 06, 2010, 06:50:53 AM »
I agree with you and Sarge that many worthy composers and compositions are not represented...yet.  Looks as if it's time for round three.  Why don't you start it off with something by Janáček if you like?  (And next time I drop by I'll try alphabetizing all the latest additions  8) )

Ok, I'm having trouble deciding between two options.  But I have to pick one.

Janacek, Cunning Little Vixen, Mackerras, Vienna Philharmonic.  (Those who tend to the gloomy can substitute Jenufa, Mackerras, Vienna Philharmonic).

(There's an opportunity for someone to be a hero and pick something by Dvorak.)
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #54 on: September 06, 2010, 06:57:40 AM »
We need an updated list before we start on round three.

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #55 on: September 06, 2010, 08:15:06 AM »
Dufay, the Isorhythmic Motets, Huelgas Ensemble on HM

And since pick 4 is inevitable:
Monteverdi, Verspers, F. Bernius on HM
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #56 on: September 06, 2010, 08:19:08 AM »
My third pick:

Mozart - Great Mass in C minor - Leppard/EMI

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #57 on: September 06, 2010, 08:27:16 AM »
(There's an opportunity for someone to be a hero and pick something by Dvorak.)

I'm torn between the Szell/Fournier Dvorak Cello Concerto (coupled with Elgar) or the Kubelik 8 & 9. Which way should I go?

Sarge
the phone rings and somebody says,
"hey, they made a movie about
Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
                               --Charles Bukowski, "Mahler"

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #58 on: September 06, 2010, 08:28:29 AM »
Janacek, Cunning Little Vixen, Mackerras, Vienna Philharmonic.

My third pick: Mozart - Great Mass in C minor - Leppard/EMI

Outstanding, both.

Sarge
the phone rings and somebody says,
"hey, they made a movie about
Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
                               --Charles Bukowski, "Mahler"

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #59 on: September 06, 2010, 08:28:47 AM »
I'm torn between the Szell/Fournier Dvorak Cello Concerto (coupled with Elgar) or the Kubelik 8 & 9. Which way should I go?

Sarge

What kind of a Szellian are you?  :-\

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