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Re: GMG Members' Personal Essentials Lists
« Reply #40 on: September 08, 2010, 04:16:10 PM »
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I only ask that with the guidelines that you set down that you do not report my list to the NCAA.  I would hate to return my:


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Re: GMG Members' Personal Essentials Lists
« Reply #41 on: September 08, 2010, 05:29:40 PM »
Had to go to 30.  Rather lop-sided but it is my list after all.   :)

Bach - Violin Concertos - Hilary Hahn
Bach - Brandenburg Concertos - Concerto Italiano
Haydn - Symphony 88/92 - Kuijken
Haydn - Symphony 100/103 - Mackerras
Haydn - Symphony 101/104 - Mackerras
Haydn - Trumpet Concerto - Tine Thing Hilseth
Mozart - Clarinet Concerto/Quintet - Martin Frost
Mozart - Marriage of Figaro - Gardiner
Mozart - Symphony 40/41 - Mackerras
Mozart - Cosi Fan Tutte - Mackerras
Beethoven - Piano Sonatas - O'Conor
Beethoven - Symphonies - Mackerras/RLP
Beethoven - String Quartets - Tackas
Beethoven - Violin Concerto - Hilary Hahn
Beethoven - Piano Concertos - Bronfman
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto - Hilary Hahn
Brahms - Symphonies - Mackerras
Brahms - Violin Concerto - Hilary Hahn
Dvorak - Symphony 7 - Levine/CSO
Dvorak - Symphony 8/9 - Mackerras/PSO
Dvorak - Violin Concerto - Ehnes
Dvorak - Cello Concerto - Bruns
Dvorak - American Quartet - Talich
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto - Hilary Hahn
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concertos - Hough
Holst - Planets - Gardiner
Stravinsky - Rite of Spring - Gergiev
Shostakovich - Symphony 5/9 - ASO
Copland - Appalachian Spring/Rodeo - Lane/ASO
Copland - Symphony 3 - Levi/ASO

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Re: GMG Members' Personal Essentials Lists
« Reply #42 on: September 08, 2010, 05:41:45 PM »
If he can take 30, I can take 30.

I have to add a Mendelssohn compilation with the Octet, 2nd Quartet, and Italian Symphony.

Then I want Josquin's 2 L'Homme Armé masses.

Lessee . . . 3 more.

Bernstein's Candide, IMO his best work, and I'd round off the CD with the slow movement of Harold Shapero's Symphony for Classical Orchestra, in one of LB's earliest recordings.

Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet + Nuits d'Eté with Munch and de los Angeles for the songs.

And a Richard Strauss compilation including Don Juan, Till, 4 Last Songs, and if there's room somewhere on any of my 30 choices, I have to fit in Britten's Young Person's Guide. (My parents once showed me the LP where, at age 14, I had written "Sforzando's Favorite Piece.")

Oh wait - I gotta take G+S's Yeomen of the Guard.....
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Re: GMG Members' Personal Essentials Lists
« Reply #43 on: September 09, 2010, 12:04:46 AM »
I heard some of it, fantastic singing undoubtedly, but couldn't quite get into Arabic texts of Syrian Chant for some reason. Will give it another go some day. You could check Greek Byzantine Choir under Lycourgos Angelopoulos.

Yes, I loved his work as Cantor with Ensemble Organum, the delicate timbre of his voice is similar to the Solesmes Gregorian recording in my list. It prompted me to get his recording, with the Greek Byzantine Choir, of the Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom. The Gregorian recording of the Mass of the Dead and Office of the Dead (Solesmes reference SN09) from my list is the greatest single post-Solesmes chant I have heard and you would definitely enjoy it.

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Re: GMG Members' Personal Essentials Lists
« Reply #44 on: September 09, 2010, 12:08:37 AM »
I had these two on my list originally, but had to cull something.  That Tallis Scholars disc is a longtime fave, and I think the Grisey piece is one of the most important works of the late 20th century.

--Bruce

Yes, is the Tallis Missa Pange Lingua the best out there? I don't know and I'm generally not a big fan of the Tallis Scholars approach to the Flemish masters BUT I've had it for nearly 20 years and wouldn't part with it for the world. As for the Grisey, I agree, it stands alone as a monument to sound and what one person can get out a single viola  :o

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Re: GMG Members' Personal Essentials Lists
« Reply #45 on: September 09, 2010, 05:28:58 AM »
Has Herman done this yet?

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Re: GMG Members' Personal Essentials Lists
« Reply #46 on: September 09, 2010, 06:17:09 AM »
Bach WTC (Richter/RCA)
Bach Brandenburg Concertos (Pinnock)
Beethoven Missa Solemnis (Klemperer)
Beethoven Symphony no. 9 (Furtwangler in front of the Nazis)
Beethoven opus 132 (Borodin)
Beethoven String Quartets (Vegh and Takacs)
Beethoven Symphonies 1-5 and 7 (Karajan, '60's)
Bartok Bluebeard's Castle (Solti, Sass)
Berg Lulu (Schäfer)
Copland Appalachian Spring, etc. (Bernstein)
Copland - Symphony 3 - Levi/ASO
Gorecki Symphony no.3 (Zinman)
Handel Messiah (Koch)
Joseph Haydn Opus 20, 33, 76 (Quatuor Mosaiques)
Joseph Haydn opus 54 (Endellion)
Joseph Haydn opus 77 (Kodaly)
Joseph Haydn Symphonies (Fischer)
Mahler Symphony No. 1 (Walter)
Mahler #7 (Solti)
Mahler # 6 and #9 (Abbado)
Mozart Requiem (Marriner)
Mozart String Duos and Trios (Grumiaux)
Puccini Madame Butterfly (Huang, Troxell)
Puccini Tosca (Pavarotti, Oren)
Arnold Schoenberg String Quartets (Vienna)
Richard Strauss Eine Alpensinfonie (Kempe)
Richard Strauss Salome (Nilsson, Solti)
Verdi La Traviata (Callas)
Verdi Othello (Maazel)
Wagner Lohengrin (Solti)
Richard Wagner Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Solti and Boulez)
Wagner Tristan und Isolde (Kleiber studio and Bohm live)
Wagner Die Meistersinger (Solti's most recent)
Wagner Parsifal (Kubelik)
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Re: GMG Members' Personal Essentials Lists
« Reply #47 on: September 09, 2010, 06:21:00 AM »
These lists are personal, so one fears to seem to critique . . . but the only non-German speakers there, Andy, are Bartók, Górecki & Copland. I am a little surprised there is not more diversification in your portfolio : )

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Re: GMG Members' Personal Essentials Lists
« Reply #48 on: September 09, 2010, 06:25:35 AM »
These lists are personal, so one fears to seem to critique . . . but the only non-German speakers there, Andy, are Bartók, Górecki & Copland. I am a little surprised there is not more diversification in your portfolio : )


Maybe it's 'cause I'm such a heavy metal dude...

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Re: GMG Members' Personal Essentials Lists
« Reply #49 on: September 09, 2010, 06:29:19 AM »
Bach Brandenburg Concertos (Pinnock)

How can a metal fan abide such sissy Brandenburgs?   ;D






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Re: GMG Members' Personal Essentials Lists
« Reply #50 on: September 09, 2010, 06:30:13 AM »

Maybe it's 'cause I'm such a heavy metal dude...

Hey! You snuck some Verdi in there! ; )

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Re: GMG Members' Personal Essentials Lists
« Reply #51 on: September 09, 2010, 06:38:13 AM »
How can a metal fan abide such sissy Brandenburgs?   ;D






Oh thtop  :P! (no offense to anybody)

Hey, those Brandenburgs look really good, now I need to win the lottery so I can check 'em out!

I like the Pinnock alot, I also like the way it sounds, recording wise.

Hey! You snuck some Verdi in there! ; )

I felt like a real loser, forgetting him and Puccini earlier. Especially Othello..how much more Wagnerian Italian Opera can you get? A monument.

I'm an unabashed Germano-Italophile from way back.

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Re: GMG Members' Personal Essentials Lists
« Reply #52 on: September 09, 2010, 06:42:18 AM »
Well, don't start abashing now! : )

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Re: GMG Members' Personal Essentials Lists
« Reply #54 on: September 09, 2010, 07:19:56 AM »
These lists are personal, so one fears to seem to critique . . . but the only non-German speakers there, Andy, are Bartók, Górecki & Copland. I am a little surprised there is not more diversification in your portfolio : )

I have it on good authority that Verdi spake very choice Italian.
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Re: GMG Members' Personal Essentials Lists
« Reply #55 on: September 09, 2010, 07:28:08 AM »
I have it on good authority that Verdi spake very choice Italian.

Yes, but (with an Italian's sense of punctuality) Giuseppe was late to Andy's post.

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Re: GMG Members' Personal Essentials Lists
« Reply #56 on: September 09, 2010, 07:28:40 AM »
The Gregorian recording of the Mass of the Dead and Office of the Dead (Solesmes reference SN09) from my list is the greatest single post-Solesmes chant I have heard and you would definitely enjoy it.

Thanks, I'll have to check that out. It seems CD can be bought online directly from Solesmes Abbey website.

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Re: GMG Members' Personal Essentials Lists
« Reply #57 on: September 09, 2010, 07:31:07 AM »
Yes, but (with an Italian's sense of punctuality) Giuseppe was late to Andy's post.


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Re: GMG Members' Personal Essentials Lists
« Reply #58 on: September 09, 2010, 07:32:51 AM »
Thanks, I'll have to check that out. It seems CD can be bought online directly from Solesmes Abbey website.

I've purchased numerous recordings from the site without any problems. There are some really lovely collections. The 3 CD Tenebrae (SN03) is another favorite of mine.

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Re: GMG Members' Personal Essentials Lists
« Reply #59 on: September 09, 2010, 07:39:54 AM »
Wow--this and the other "essentials" thread are providing plenty of material to expand my wish list on Amazon. Thanks, y'all!
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