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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #120 on: September 07, 2010, 03:51:52 AM »
That looks close to a hundred, yes?

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #121 on: September 07, 2010, 04:04:56 AM »
Well, just in case I'm not too late, and without worrying whether these are really my four very favorite recordings:

Stravinsky, L'oiseau de feu (complete) / Rattle, CBSO
Shostakovich, Symphony № 7 Leningrad / Ančerl, Cz Phil
Debussy, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, Jeux, Images pour orchestre, Danses sacrée et profane / Baudo, Cz Phil
Tchaikovsky, Pf Trio in a minor, Opus 50 / Shostakovich, Pf Trio № 2 in e minor, Opus 67 / Martha Argerich, Gidon Kremer, Mischa Maisky

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #122 on: September 07, 2010, 04:19:26 AM »
That looks close to a hundred, yes?
yep--with Mrs Rock's and yours, that makes 98 by my count--and if we let Andy take the Ring, then 99...and one more disc of LVB 4tets for him would make an even 100.

Let's hold off while I square away what we have after up to 4 picks each.
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #123 on: September 07, 2010, 04:24:54 AM »
...if we let Andy take the Ring, then 99...

I'll always argue that the Ring is a single, unified work (the musical themes heard in Rheingold are developed throughout the four parts, and come to fruition in Götterdämmerung). The only reason I didn't pick it was because I thought someone like Marvin would surely do it for me. Andy returned just in time  8)

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #124 on: September 07, 2010, 05:08:37 AM »
There's certainly a good argument for including The Ring as one unified work that's a special case and far more fitting on such a list than some relatively obscure selections, so it stands.

By my count that makes 98 so far (and Andy's 2nd pick).  No one has more than 4 picks and it doesn't look as if we'll need more to reach 100.  As it stands, there are many of the usual suspects but also quite a few surprises of omission as well as commission.  I think the list below is complete to this point, so the next two selections will finish it.  Then it's time for our post-mortem game analysis!


1   Anonymous   Ludus Danielis   Estampie-Munich Ensemble      
2   Bach    Cello Suites   Fournier      
3   Bach           Sonatas & Partitas for Violin   Enescu      
4   Bach    Goldberg Variations    Hantai/Mirare      
5   Bach           St Matthew Passion    Fink/Goerne/Harnoncourt (2001)      
6   Bach           Well-Tempered Clavier   Tureck/DG      
7   Bartόk   Wooden Prince   Boulez/CSO      
8   Beethoven   Symphonies 5 & 7   Kleiber/WP      
9   Beethoven   Piano Cto #5   Kempff/van Kempen/BP      
10   Beethoven   Pathetique Sonata   Moravec      
11   Beethoven   String Quartet #14, op 131   Busch Quartet      
12   Beethoven   Missa Solemnis         
13   Beethoven    Symphony #9   Furtwängler/London Philharmonia (1954)      
14   Berlioz   Symphonie Fantastique   Davis/LSO      
15   Berg           Chamber Cto   Boulez/Barenboim/Zuckerman      
16   Bloch   Evocations   Sedares/NZSO      
17   Brahms   Symphony #4   Reiner/RPO      
18   Brahms   Piano Cto #1   Gilels/Jochum/BP      
19   Brahms   Piano Trios op 87 & 101/Clarinet Trio Op.114   Beaux Arts Trio /Pieterson      
20   Brahms   String Sextets   Amadeus Quartet et al      
21   Brahms   German Requiem   Kempe/Gruemmer/Fischer-Dieskau      
22   Bruckner   Symphony #7   Karajan/WP      
23   Chopin   Études   Pollini      
24   Chopin   Nocturnes   Arrau      
25   Copland   Appalachian Spring   Orpheus Chamber orch      
26   Debussy   Chamber Music for Woodwinds (+ Saint-Saens)   Bennett/Gough/et al      
27   Debussy   Preludes Bks 1 & 2   Michelangeli      
28   Debussy   Prélude...faune, Jeux, Images, Danses   Baudo/Czech Phil      
29   Dufay   Isorhythmic Motets   Huelgas Ensemble      
30   Dvořák   Symphonies 8 & 9   Mackerras/Prague      
31   Dvořák   Cello Cto (w/Elgar cello cto)   Fournier/Szell/Wallenstein/BP      
32   Dvořák   Symphony 7 / The Water Goblin   Belohlavek/Czech Phil      
33   Durufle    Requiem (w/Faure Requiem)   Barley/Bar/Murray/Cleobury/ECO      
34   Gluck   Orfeo & Euridice   Jacobs      
35   Godowsky   Studies on the Etudes of Chopin   Hamelin      
36   Grainger   Country Gardens (+ works by Coates)   Fennell/Eastman-Rochester Pops      
37   Handel   Messiah   Christie      
38   Handel   Heroic Arias   Bowman/King      
39   Haydn   11 Keyboard Sonatas   Brendel      
40   Haydn   String Quartets op 76   Quatuor Mosaïques      
41   Hildegard   A Feather on the Breath of God-Sequences and Hymns   Kirkby, et al      
42   Janáček   Cunning Little Vixen   Mackerras/WP      
43   Ligeti   Etudes, bks 1-3   Aimard      
44   Mahler   Das Lied von der Erde   Ludwig/Wunderlich/Klemperer      
45   Mahler    Symphony #5   Dohnanyi/CO      
46   Mahler   Symphony #9   Bernstein/RCO      
47   Martin   Der Cornet/Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets   Lipovsek/ORFSO/Zagrosek      
48   Marinu   Symphony #4/Piano Cto #4/Tre ricercari   Turnovsky      
49   Massenet   Mélodies   Kruysen/Lee      
50   Medtner   Sonata op. 25/2, "Night Wind"         
51   Mendelssohn   Violin Cto (w/Shostakovich Violin Cto #1)   Hahn/Wolff/Oslo Philharmonic      
52   Monteverdi   L'Orfeo   Pickett      
53   Monteverdi   Vespers   Bernius      
54   Mozart     Don Giovanni   Jacobs      
55   Mozart   Cosi fan tutte   Böhm (1953)      
56   Mozart    Late Symphonies   Harnoncourt/RCO      
57   Mozart   Great Mass in C minor   Leppard (EMI)      
58   Mozart   Requiem   Böhm/WP      
59   Mozart   Clarinet Concerto and Clarinet Quintet   Frost/Oundjian/Amsterdam Sinf      
60   Pärt           Tabula Rasa/Fratres/Cantus   Kremer/Jarrett/Sondeckis      
61   Pärt           Kanon Pokajanen   Kaljuste?      
62   Pergolesi   Stabat Mater   Alessandrini/Concerto Italiano      
63   Prokofiev   Romeo and Juliet   Maazel/CO      
64   Prokofiev   War Sonatas   Richter      
65   Puccini   Turandot   Pavarotti/Sutherland/Mehta      
66   Rachmaninov   Piano Cto #2 (w/Tchaikovsky Piano Cto #1)   Richter      
67   Rachmaninov   Vespers   Svechnikov/USSR Nat'l Choir      
68   Rameau   Keyboard Works   Tharaud      
69   Ravel   Piano Trio   Rouvier/Kantorow/Muller      
70   Ravel   Daphnis et Chloe   Dutoit/Montreal      
71   Satie   Selected piano compositions   Aldo      
72   Schoenberg   5 pieces op 16 (w/ Webern & Berg)   Levine/BP      
73   Schubert   String Quintet in C major   Emerson or Melos SQ w/Rostropovich      
74   Schubert   Sonata in G, D.894   Richter      
75   Schubert   Schwanengesang   Munteanu      
76   Schumann   Kinderszenen/Kreisleriana/Carnaval   Cortot      
77   Schumann   Symphony #4   Furtwängler/BP      
78   Schumann   Dichterliebe   Wächter/Brendel      
79   Shostakovich   String Quartet #8   Emerson or Borodin SQ      
80   Shostakovich   Symphony #7 "Leningrad"   Ančerl/Czech Phil      
81   Sibelius   Symphony #5/Violin Cto   Haendel/Berglund/Bournemouth      
82   Sibelius   Symphony #4 & #7/Tapiola   Maazel/WP      
83   Strauss   Four Last Songs   Janowitz/Karajan/BP      
84   Stravinsky   Rite of Spring   Bernstein/NYPO (1958)      
85   Stravinsky   Symphony of Psalms (w/Poulenc & Bernstein)   Bernstein/LSO/NYPO      
86   Stravinsky   L'oiseu de feu (complete)   Rattle/CBSO      
87   Suppe   Overtures (w/ Auber Overtures)   Paray/DSO      
88   Tallis           Spem In Alium/Salve Intermerata   Summerly/Oxford Camerata      
89   Tchaikovsky   Violin Cto (w/Brahms Violin Cto)   Heifetz/Reiner/CSO      
90   Tchaikovsky   Swan Lake   Svetlanov      
91   Tchaikovsky   Piano Trio op 50 (+ Shostakovich Piano Trio #2 op 67   Argerich/Kremer/Maisky      
92   Vaughan Williams   Symphony #5   Previn/RPO      
93   Verdi   Requiem   Toscanini/NBC (1951)      
94   Victoria   Requiem 1605   Christophers/The Sixteen      
95   Vivaldi   Vespri per l'Assunzione di Maria Vergine   Alessandrini      
96   Wagner   Tristan und Isolde   Böhm (1966)      
97   Wagner   Der Ring des Nibelungen   Solti/WP      
98   Weber   Der Freischütz   Keilberth      
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #125 on: September 07, 2010, 05:14:23 AM »
#4 Mussorgsky - Boris Godunov - Abbado (Sony)

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #126 on: September 07, 2010, 05:22:47 AM »
One pick left!
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #127 on: September 07, 2010, 05:24:51 AM »
The list cries without a Verdi opera :(
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #128 on: September 07, 2010, 05:31:12 AM »
The list cries without a Verdi opera :(

Mrs. Rock wanted to pick MacBeth but I talked her out of it as being too eccentric. (MacBeth instead of Otello? Falstaff? Traviata?) So she picked a medieval "opera" instead. Maybe I should have kept my mouth shut  ;D

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #129 on: September 07, 2010, 05:31:26 AM »
A very interesting list, and perhaps the fact that it is a bit idiosyncratic due the relatively random mode of its creation can be considered a feature.  More interesting than those "canons" that we are all supposed to own and listen to dutifully.

But still, no Strauss or Liszt, that's a bit of a gap. 

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #130 on: September 07, 2010, 05:32:19 AM »
A very interesting list, and perhaps the fact that it is a bit idiosyncratic due the relatively random mode of its creation can be considered a feature.  More interesting than those "canons" that we are all supposed to own and listen to dutifully.

But still, no Strauss or Liszt, that's a bit of a gap.
Four Last Songs, #83 ... or did you mean The Waltz King?
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #131 on: September 07, 2010, 05:35:02 AM »
Four Last Songs, #83 ... or did you mean The Waltz King?

Duh, never mind.

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #132 on: September 07, 2010, 05:36:38 AM »
#2 for me:

Liszt - Favourite Piano Works - Jorge Bolet

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #133 on: September 07, 2010, 05:37:40 AM »
@Sarge: It is hard to pick just one - I would lean towards omitting Falstaff, Otello and Don Carlo, as they do not really represent his whole output. Falstaff is too advanced, Otello is too great, Don Carlo is too French. Perhaps Traviata or Aida are the best choices - probably Traviata for this list, as Puccini's Bohème hasn't made the cut (the two together would feel like duplication of a concept).

About the list: I was surprised at how the effort to make a "serious" and inclusive list made members such as myself pick good choices instead of the obscure crap we usually listen to. Even with some oddities, this list is better than the majority tossed around by paid writers.
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #134 on: September 07, 2010, 05:41:35 AM »
1   Anonymous   Ludus Danielis   Estampie-Munich Ensemble      

Agreed that this is an interesting recording, but it is a strange choice being the only one on your list to represent the ages from 1100 to 1700 a.c.
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« Reply #135 on: September 07, 2010, 05:42:13 AM »
About the list: I was surprised at how the effort to make a "serious" and inclusive list made members such as myself pick good choices instead of the obscure crap we usually listen to.

I chalk that to Dave's OP which oriented the list towards newbies.

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #136 on: September 07, 2010, 05:45:56 AM »
I figure that if anybody has already heard all of these, they generally don't need a catch-all list to help them look further - they can do it for themselves. Btw, thanks for rescuing Liszt from oblivion, MN Dave!
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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #137 on: September 07, 2010, 05:46:26 AM »
Agreed that this is an interesting recording, but it is a strange choice being the only one on your list to represent the ages from 1100 to 1700 a.c.

Not quite. There are two Monteverdi picks, representing the early Baroque; and Hildegard von Bingen, another medieval voice along with the Play of Daniel.

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Re: The GMG essential collection: a desert island briefcaseful
« Reply #138 on: September 07, 2010, 05:52:59 AM »
Btw, thanks for rescuing Liszt from oblivion, MN Dave!

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« Reply #139 on: September 07, 2010, 05:54:45 AM »
Go, Dave!

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