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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #80 on: September 06, 2010, 11:35:47 AM »
I'll recitfy the WTC absence when David gives the go-ahead for a 4th pick.

....and let's not forget about a cd of organ works!
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #81 on: September 06, 2010, 11:53:10 AM »
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #82 on: September 06, 2010, 12:32:23 PM »
Third choice:

Haydn Op.76 quartets (Mosaïques Quartet)
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #83 on: September 06, 2010, 12:46:19 PM »
Third choice:

Haydn Op.76 quartets (Mosaïques Quartet)


OO! I'll go with that!

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #84 on: September 06, 2010, 12:48:16 PM »
....and let's not forget about a cd of organ works!

If you accept the challenge, please make sure it isn't Michael Murray. :)

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #85 on: September 06, 2010, 01:28:19 PM »
Okay, we're at 66 picks and counting.  Some are already itching for round 4 so let's go:

Sforzando's fourth round pick is listed as Monteverdi, Vespers, Bernius

and Bulldog Don's already champing at the bit for the WTC--gosh, I wonder which recording he'll choose... :-X

I still think Sibelius and Mahler are woefully underrepresented and note there's not a single Bartok nor Debussy disc yet, so let the games resume!

GMG Essential 100 (in progress)

Bach   Cello Suites   Fournier   
Bach   Sonatas & Partitas for Violin   Enescu   
Bach   Goldberg Variations   Hantai/Mirare
Bach   St Matthew Passion   Harnoncourt/CMW/Fink, Goerne, et al (2001)
Beethoven   Symphonies 5 & 7   Kleiber/WP
Beethoven   Piano Cto #5   Kempff/van Kempen/BP
Beethoven   Pathetique Sonata   Moravec   
Beethoven   String Quartet #14, op 131   Busch Quartet
Beethoven   Missa Solemnis      
Beethoven    Symphony #9   Furtwängler/London Philharmonia (1954)
Berlioz   Symphonie Fantastique   Davis/LSO
Berg   Chamber Cto   Boulez/Barenboim/Zuckerman/Ensemble Intercontemporain
Bloch   Evocations   Sedares/NZSO
Brahms   Symphony #4   Reiner/RPO
Brahms   Piano Cto #1   Gilels/Jochum/BP
Brahms   Piano Trios op 87 & 101/Clarinet Trio Op.114    Beaux Arts Trio & George Pieterson, clarinet
Bruckner   Symphony #7   Karajan/WP
Chopin   Études   Pollini   
Copland   Appalachian Spring   Orpheus Chamber orch
Dvořák   Symphonies 8 & 9   Mackerras/Prague
Dvořák   Cello Cto (w/Elgar cello cto)   Fournier/Szell/Wallenstein/BP
Chopin   Nocturnes   Arrau   
Durufle    Requiem (w/Faure Requiem)   Barley/Bar/Murray/Cleobury/ECO
Godowsky   Studies on the Etudes of Chopin   Hamelin   
Handel   Messiah   Christie   
Handel   Heroic Arias   Bowman/King
Haydn   11 Keyboard Sonatas   Brendel   
Haydn   String Quartets op 76   Quatuor Mosaïques
Hildegard   A Feather on the Breath of God-Sequences and Hymns   Kirkby, et al
Janáček   Cunning Little Vixen   Mackerras/WP
Ligeti   Etudes, bks 1-3   Aimard   
Mahler   Das Lied von der Erde   Ludwig/Wunderlich/Klemperer/Philharmonia
Martin   Der Cornet/Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets   Lipovsek/ORFSO/Zagrosek
Massenet   Mélodies   Kruysen/Lee
Medtner   Sonata op. 25/2, "Night Wind"      
Mendelssohn   Violin Cto (w/Shostakovich Violin Cto #1)   Hahn/Wolff/Oslo Philharmonic
Monteverdi   L'Orfeo   Pickett
Monteverdi      Vespers    Bernius   
Mozart     Don Giovanni   Jacobs   
Mozart    Late Symphonies   Harnoncourt/RCO
Mozart   Great Mass in C minor   Leppard (EMI)
Mozart   Requiem   Böhm/WP
Pärt   Tabula Rasa/Fratres/Cantus   Kremer/Jarrett/Sonceckis/Lithuanian Chamber Orch
Pärt   Kanon Pokajanen   Kaljuste?   
Pergolesi   Stabat Mater   Alessandrini/Concerto Italiano
Prokofiev   Romeo and Juliet   Maazel/CO
Prokofiev   War Sonatas   Richter   
Rachmaninov   Piano Cto #2 (w/Tchaikovsky Piano Cto #1)   Richter   
Rachmaninov   Vespers   Svechnikov/Nat'l Choir of the USSR
Rameau   Keyboard Works   Tharaud   
Ravel   Piano Trio   Rouvier/Kantorow/Muller
Schoenberg   5 pieces op 16 (w/ Webern & Berg)   Levine/BP
Schubert   String Quintet in C major   Emerson or Melos SQ w/Rostropovich
Schubert   Sonata in G, D.894   Richter   
Schubert   Schwanengesang   Munteanu
Shostakovich   String Quintet #8   Emerson or Borodin SQ
Sibelius   Symphony #5/Violin Cto   Haendel/Berglund/Bournemouth
Strauss   Four Last Songs   Janowitz/Karajan/BP
Stravinsky   Rite of Spring   Bernstein/NYPO (1958)
Stravinsky   Symphony of Psalms (w/Poulenc & Bernstein)   Bernstein/LSO/NYPO/Camerata Singers/Westminster Choir
Suppe   Overtures (w/ Auber Overtures)   Paray/DSO
Tallis      Spem In Alium/Salve Intermerata    Summerly/Oxford Camerata
Tchaikovsky   Violin Cto (w/Brahms Violin Cto)   Heifetz/Reiner/CSO
Verdi   Requiem   Toscanini/NBC (1951)
Victoria   Requiem 1605   Christophers/The Sixteen
Vivaldi   Vespri per l'Assunzione di Maria Vergine   Alessandrini
Wagner   Tristan und Isolde   Böhm (1966)
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #86 on: September 06, 2010, 01:35:45 PM »
#2 Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake - Svetlanov (Melodiya)
#3 Gluck - Orfeo & Euridice - Jacobs (Harmonia Mundi)

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #87 on: September 06, 2010, 01:37:04 PM »
Can't believe that the Mahler nuts have yet to include a numbered symphony ???

4th choice: Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.6 (Giulini, Philharmonia, EMI)

Actually, I noticed a slightly greater omission:

4th choice: Brahms - String Sextets (Amadeus Quartet et al., DG)
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #88 on: September 06, 2010, 01:43:29 PM »
4th pick

The disc I have been listening to just now:

Claude Debussy / Camille Saint-Saens: Chamber Music for Woodwinds
William Bennett, Rachel Gough, Robin Kennard, James Campbell, Ian Jones, et al.

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #89 on: September 06, 2010, 01:45:58 PM »
#4 Miles Davis: Kind of Blue ;D >:D

....but if we are sticking to classical:

If you accept the challenge, please make sure it isn't Michael Murray. :)

 8)

Bach: Great Organ Works/Helmut Walcha....had to bypass the larger sets and stay with a 2 disc set.

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #90 on: September 06, 2010, 01:47:30 PM »
Third choice:

Haydn Op.76 quartets (Mosaïques Quartet)

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #91 on: September 06, 2010, 01:49:30 PM »
4th pick: Brahms -  German Requiem (Kempe, Gruemmer (!!), Fischer-Dieskau)

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #92 on: September 06, 2010, 01:58:55 PM »
Okay, we're at 66 picks and counting.  Some are already itching for round 4 so let's go:

Sforzando's fourth round pick is listed as Monteverdi, Vespers, Bernius

and Bulldog Don's already champing at the bit for the WTC--gosh, I wonder which recording he'll choose... :-X

Well, I'm tempted to go with Belder's harpsichord set - excellent performances in great sound.  Another enticing version is from pianist Roger Woodward on Celestial Harmonies - much better sound than Tureck and a somewhat similiar set of performances.  But in the final analysis, why settle for substitutes?  My 4th pick is:

Bach - Complete Well-Tempered Clavier - Tureck/DG

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #93 on: September 06, 2010, 02:17:10 PM »
#4. Debussy, Preludes Bks. 1&2, Michelangeli

But what this list is really missing is Schumann.
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #94 on: September 06, 2010, 03:21:46 PM »
Here is my second pick:
 
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5, Andre Previn, Royal Philharmonic, Telarc
 
And my third pick:
 
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Charles Dutoit, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Decca
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #95 on: September 06, 2010, 03:54:35 PM »
Bach WTC Gould (Columbia)
Bach Brandenburg Concertos (Pinnock)
Beethoven opus 132 (Borodin SQ)
Beethoven String Quartets (Takacs and Vegh...both sets or I'm not going anywhere)
Beethoven Symphonies (the Karajan '60's box, despite its faults)
Bruckner Symphonies (Karajan DG); also the 7th as conducted by Tintner.
Gorecki Symphony no. 3
Joseph Haydn opps. 20, 33, and 76 (Quatuor Mosaiques) opps 54 and 74 (Endellion); opus 77 (Kodaly)
Mozart Don Giovanni (Giulini, Schwarzkopf); The Requiem (Marriner); the String Duos and Trios (Guarneri)
Mahler Symphony nos. 6 and 9 (Abbado) and Symphony no. 7 (Solti)
Schoenberg The String Quartets (New Vienna); Pierrot Lunaire (Craft)
Richard Strauss Elektra and Salome (Solti, Nielsen); Die Alpensinfonie (Kempe)
Wagner 3 Rings (Solti, Boulez, Levine); 2 Tristan und Isolde (Bohm live, Kleiber studio recording); 2 Parsifals (Kubelik, Karajan); 2 Die Meistersingers (the old Solti set and the Horst Stein with Weikl).

There are probably more, and i haven't completely made up my mind on the different LvB Piano Sonata interpretations.
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #96 on: September 06, 2010, 04:00:40 PM »
Bach WTC Gould (Columbia)
Bach Brandenburg Concertos (Pinnock)
Beethoven opus 132 (Borodin SQ)
Beethoven String Quartets (Takacs and Vegh...both sets or I'm not going anywhere)
Beethoven Symphonies (the Karajan '60's box, despite its faults)
Bruckner Symphonies (Karajan DG); also the 7th as conducted by Tintner.
Gorecki Symphony no. 3
Joseph Haydn opps. 20, 33, and 76 (Quatuor Mosaiques) opps 54 and 74 (Endellion); opus 77 (Kodaly)
Mozart Don Giovanni (Giulini, Schwarzkopf); The Requiem (Marriner); the String Duos and Trios (Guarneri)
Mahler Symphony nos. 6 and 9 (Abbado) and Symphony no. 7 (Solti)
Schoenberg The String Quartets (New Vienna); Pierrot Lunaire (Craft)
Richard Strauss Elektra and Salome (Solti, Nielsen); Die Alpensinfonie (Kempe)
Wagner 3 Rings (Solti, Boulez, Levine); 2 Tristan und Isolde (Bohm live, Kleiber studio recording); 2 Parsifals (Kubelik, Karajan); 2 Die Meistersingers (the old Solti set and the Horst Stein with Weikl).

There are probably more, and i haven't completely made up my mind on the different LvB Piano Sonata interpretations.

Looks like more than four selections. ;D

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #97 on: September 06, 2010, 04:09:48 PM »
Pick 4 -

Schumann - Kinderszenen, Kriesleriana, Carnaval - Alfred Cortot


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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #98 on: September 06, 2010, 04:12:17 PM »
Martinu Symphony No 4, Piano Concerto No 4, Tre Ricerari, Turnovsky

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #99 on: September 06, 2010, 04:17:43 PM »

Richard Strauss  Die Alpensinfonie (Kempe)
Wagner  Rings (Solti, Levine); 2 Tristan und Isolde (Bohm live)

Schwing!!