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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #100 on: September 06, 2010, 04:22:46 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.
You have three picks coming, Andy, to catch up with the rest of us!  ;)
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #101 on: September 06, 2010, 04:34:25 PM »
Pick 4 - Mozart Clarinet Concerto and Clarinet Quintet, Martin Frost

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #102 on: September 06, 2010, 04:36:45 PM »
Pick 4--Sibelius, Symphonies 4 & 7/Tapiola -- Maazel/WP
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #103 on: September 06, 2010, 04:37:46 PM »
#4. Debussy, Preludes Bks. 1&2, Michelangeli

But what this list is really missing is Schumann.

Nice pick! I took care of the Schumann.

Andy - Thus far we've only got 4 picks (works). So you gotta whittle down your list to four.

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #104 on: September 06, 2010, 04:41:04 PM »
Here's the list so far, Andy, and you've had one pick already so get three to catch up.


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)               
Bach     Well-Tempered Clavier   Tureck/DG               
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               
Brahms   String Sextets   Amadeus Quartet et al               
Brahms   German Requiem   Kempe/Gruemmer/Fischer-Dieskau               
Bruckner   Symphony #7   Karajan/WP               
Chopin   Études   Pollini               
Copland   Appalachian Spring   Orpheus Chamber orch               
Debussy   Chamber Music for Woodwinds (+ Saint-Saens)   Bennett/Gough/et al               
Debussy   Preludes Bks 1 & 2   Michelangeli               
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               
Gluck   Orfeo & Euridice   Jacobs               
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               
Marinu   Symphony #4/Piano Cto #4/Tre ricercari   Turnovsky               
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               
Mozart     Don Giovanni   Jacobs               
Mozart    Late Symphonies   Harnoncourt/RCO               
Mozart   Great Mass in C minor   Leppard (EMI)               
Mozart   Requiem   Böhm/WP               
Mozart   Clarinet Concerto and Clarinet Quintet   Frost/Oundjian/Amsterdam Sinfonietta               
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               
Ravel   Daphnis et Chloe   Dutoit/Montreal               
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               
Schumann   Kinderszenen/Kreisleriana/Carnaval   Cortot               
Shostakovich   String Quartet #8   Emerson or Borodin SQ               
Sibelius   Symphony #5/Violin Cto   Haendel/Berglund/Bournemouth               
Sibelius   Symphony #4 & #7/Tapiola   Maazel/WP               
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               
Tchaikovsky   Swan Lake   Svetlanov               
Vaughan Williams   Symphony #5   Previn/RPO               
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 #105 on: September 06, 2010, 04:41:30 PM »
Pick 4 - Mozart Clarinet Concerto and Clarinet Quintet, Martin Frost

Great choice.  It would be good if someone selected the Brahms clarinet quintet and sonatas.

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #106 on: September 06, 2010, 06:31:24 PM »
Here's the list so far, Andy, and you've had one pick already so get three to catch up.

What happened to my third and fourth picks?  :'(
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #107 on: September 06, 2010, 06:45:07 PM »
Satie - Selected Piano Compositions - Aldo

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #108 on: September 06, 2010, 07:28:20 PM »
'bout time some Haydn showed up (guess Gurn's not participating...yet!)
Still no Bartόk or Debussy, Ravel or Prokofiev, Puccini or RVW...but for my third pick I'm going contemporary:

Pärt, Tabula Rasa/Fratres/Cantus, Sondeckis/Lithuanian Chamber Orch

Puccini--good point.
So my third pick will be;
Puccini--Turandot--the Pavarotti/Sutherland recording conducted by Mehta

And pick number four--time to pay homage to my favorite
Mahler: Symphony 9--Bernstein from the DG cycle
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #109 on: September 06, 2010, 08:54:18 PM »
My fourth pick:
 
Bartok: The Wooden Prince (complete ballet), Pierre Boulez, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, DG
 
If we get a fourth pick then...
 
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9, Carlo Maria Giulini, Vienna Philharmonic, DG
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #110 on: September 06, 2010, 09:43:49 PM »
If this continues, we'll eventually get to the point where all my 6000+ CDs are essential. Then I'll finally can show the list to the wife. Please continue!

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« Reply #111 on: September 06, 2010, 09:48:01 PM »
If this continues, we'll eventually get to the point where all my 6000+ CDs are essential. Then I'll finally can show the list to the wife. Please continue!

Yeah, I've got around that many too. :) It's hard picking just four. I think 7,000 will do. :D
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #112 on: September 06, 2010, 10:37:45 PM »
My first pick....

-Mozart...Cosi Fan Tutte (Fischer - DVD)

if dvd's are not allowed I choose....

-Mozart...Cosi Fan Tutte (Bohm, 1963)
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #113 on: September 07, 2010, 01:24:32 AM »
3? Arrrrrgh :-\!

Beethoven String Quartets (Vegh)
Wagner Ring Des Nibelungen (Solti)
Wagner Tristan und Isolde (Bohm)

Just one Ring? One LvB set of quartets?

Arrrgh redux!

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #114 on: September 07, 2010, 02:42:15 AM »
3? Arrrrrgh :-\!

Beethoven String Quartets (Vegh)
Wagner Ring Des Nibelungen (Solti)
Wagner Tristan und Isolde (Bohm)

Just one Ring? One LvB set of quartets?

Arrrgh redux!

Nice try, Andy, but still no cigar  :D  Lethe already picked Böhm's Tristan and a complete set of of Ludwig Van's quartets violates the rule: one CD or one complete work (like an opera or ballet). The complete Ring will probably be allowed.

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #115 on: September 07, 2010, 02:49:26 AM »
My fourth pick: Mahler Symphony #5, Dohnányi, Cleveland

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #116 on: September 07, 2010, 02:54:55 AM »
Puccini--good point.
So my third pick will be;
Puccini--Turandot--the Pavarotti/Sutherland recording conducted by Mehta

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #117 on: September 07, 2010, 03:34:38 AM »
#3 and 4:

Grainger/Coates: Country Gardens (Fennell/Eastman on Mercury)
Schumann: Dichterliebe (Wachter/Brendel)
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« Reply #118 on: September 07, 2010, 03:39:20 AM »
My four choices

Weber Der Freischütz, Keilberth

Schumann Symphony 4, Furtwängler Berlin Philharmonic

Dvorak Symphony 7 and Water Goblin, Belohlavek Czech Philharmonic

Ludus Danielis (The Play of Daniel), Estampie-Munich Ensemble for Early Music

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« Reply #119 on: September 07, 2010, 03:43:44 AM »
What happened to my third and fourth picks?  :'(
Beats me--some glitch in transfering from excel to here--corrected, I hope

Andy--see the guidelines on page 1--making a list for newbies of 100 "essential" recordings--works or CDs, not cycles.  Böhm's T&I is already on the list, maybe others will chime in whether to allow the full Ring or just one music drama at a time... (in which case you could make it four picks in one  ;) )
 
The list so far:

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)      
Bach   Well-Tempered Clavier   Tureck/DG      
Bartόk   Wooden Prince   Boulez/CSO      
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      
Brahms   String Sextets   Amadeus Quartet et al      
Brahms   German Requiem   Kempe/Gruemmer/Fischer-Dieskau      
Bruckner   Symphony #7   Karajan/WP      
Chopin   Études   Pollini
Chopin   Nocturnes   Arrau      
Copland   Appalachian Spring   Orpheus Chamber orch      
Debussy   Chamber Music for Woodwinds (+ Saint-Saens)   Bennett/Gough/et al      
Debussy   Preludes Bks 1 & 2   Michelangeli      
Dufay   Isorhythmic Motets   Huelgas Ensemble      
Dvořák   Symphonies 8 & 9   Mackerras/Prague      
Dvořák   Cello Cto (w/Elgar cello cto)   Fournier/Szell/Wallenstein/BP      
Dvorak Symphony 7 and Water Goblin, Belohlavek Czech Philharmonic       
Durufle    Requiem (w/Faure Requiem)   Barley/Bar/Murray/Cleobury/ECO      
Gluck   Orfeo & Euridice   Jacobs      
Godowsky   Studies on the Etudes of Chopin   Hamelin   
Grainger/Coates: Country Gardens (Fennell/Eastman   
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
Ludus Danielis (The Play of Daniel), Estampie-Munich Ensemble for Early Music      
Mahler   Das Lied von der Erde   Ludwig/Wunderlich/Klemperer/Philharmonia      
Mahler    Symphony #5   Dohnanyi/CO      
Mahler   Symphony #9   Bernstein/RCO      
Martin   Der Cornet/Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets   Lipovsek/ORFSO/Zagrosek      
Marinu   Symphony #4/Piano Cto #4/Tre ricercari   Turnovsky      
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   Cosi fan tutte   Böhm (1953)      
Mozart    Late Symphonies   Harnoncourt/RCO      
Mozart   Great Mass in C minor   Leppard (EMI)      
Mozart   Requiem   Böhm/WP      
Mozart   Clarinet Concerto and Clarinet Quintet   Frost/Oundjian/Amsterdam Sinfonietta      
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      
Puccini   Turandot   Pavarotti/Sutherland/Mehta      
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      
Ravel   Daphnis et Chloe   Dutoit/Montreal      
Satie   Selected piano compositions   Aldo      
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      
Schumann   Kinderszenen/Kreisleriana/Carnaval   Cortot
Schumann: Dichterliebe (Wachter/Brendel)
Schumann Symphony 4, Furtwängler Berlin Philharmonic      
Shostakovich   String Quartet #8   Emerson or Borodin SQ      
Sibelius   Symphony #5/Violin Cto   Haendel/Berglund/Bournemouth      
Sibelius   Symphony #4 & #7/Tapiola   Maazel/WP      
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      
Tchaikovsky   Swan Lake   Svetlanov      
Vaughan Williams   Symphony #5   Previn/RPO      
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)   
Weber Der Freischütz, Keilberth   
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