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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13860 on: January 25, 2017, 06:08:16 PM »
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13861 on: January 26, 2017, 02:16:20 AM »
I'm asking about these recordings specifically because from what I've heard of them (what samples are available, etc) they all held promise and in some respects met my aesthetic preferences. So obviously I'm not ruling out Queyras/Melnikov or whoever at some point in the future but yeah. I already have two sets of Beethoven cello sonatas, so I obviously don't "need" another one, but such is life.

I like Komen's instrument just fine, and I think I also preferred his playing overall to Lazić's, which is why I ended up not looking at the modern instrument set. There's less in the way of reviews or information about the period one, though.

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13862 on: January 26, 2017, 02:28:19 AM »
Which ones do you have?
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13863 on: January 26, 2017, 04:04:44 AM »
Perenyi/Schiff and Karttunen/Hakkila. I grew up with du Pré/Barenboim and have also heard Rostropovich/Richter, Fournier/Kempff and Ma/Ax (but don't currently own copies of them).

Current thoughts after trialling Op. 102/2:
- Phillips/Guy is probably out—excellent piano playing but the performance failed to grab me emotionally
- Isserlis/Levin is superb in every way and I'm probably gonna buy it
- Müller-Schott/Hewitt is also excellent, reminds me of du Pré/Barenboim in some ways but to my ears better; but I want to hear more before I make a decision
- Wispelwey/Komen is also excellent and a definite contrast from Isserlis/Levin—inward instead of high-energy—might also buy it

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13864 on: January 26, 2017, 05:10:49 AM »
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Period instruments: Bylsma/Bilson (Nonesuch) and/or  Bylsma/Immerseel (DHM)

Modern instruments: Bailey/Dinnerstein (Telarc) and/or Du Pré/Barenboim (EMI)

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13865 on: January 26, 2017, 05:20:00 AM »
Perenyi/Schiff and Karttunen/Hakkila.
I have 2/3 of Karttunen/Hakkila and definitely preferred them to Wispelwey/Komen but this might have been mainly the sound of the keyboard and maybe I didn't like them that much compared to my modern instrument recordings. But it has been a long time that I did any serious listening to these pieces.
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13866 on: January 28, 2017, 02:31:19 AM »
Any thoughts on this? :)


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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13867 on: January 28, 2017, 02:50:24 AM »
I found the string playing in the two piano quartets to be somewhat ugly and harsh. No similar reservations with the rest of the series (enjoyed the piano quintets quite a bit)—haven't heard the violin sonatas, suspect I wouldn't like them as Daishin Kashimoto is the "problematic" one in the quartets, lol. Overall it's fairly objective Fauré playing in the tradition of Germaine Thyssens-Valentin.

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13868 on: January 28, 2017, 02:54:28 AM »
Any thoughts on this? :)


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I own a few individual discs. In general, fairly excellent playing. The quintets with Le Sage and the Ébène quartet are highly recommended, I prefer it to the Angelich/Ébène recording in the Erato boxset.

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13869 on: January 28, 2017, 03:19:09 AM »
As I recall it the alpha was better received than the (very cheap) Erato box (I have not heard either) but there are many who vote for the older EMI france or Erato recordings (e.g. violin sonatas with Ferras, cello with Tortelier etc.)
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13870 on: January 31, 2017, 04:43:16 PM »



Just saw the Classics Today review of this.  I would like some more Faure.  But should I wait for the cycle.  If Lortie's LvB cycle is any indication, this could take years.
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13871 on: February 01, 2017, 01:25:10 AM »
It's going to take even longer if he throws in transcriptions.
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13872 on: February 01, 2017, 06:39:15 AM »



I own and love disc 1 of this and would very much like to get disc 2. Not interested in the lieder and only mildly curious about the operas. Of course this set offers no texts and the vocal works are very little known, so internet resources (on line libretti) are probably non existent. All these discs are from the Berlin Classics catalogue.

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13873 on: February 01, 2017, 08:26:24 AM »
It's going to take even longer if he throws in transcriptions.


God, it could take until 2030 if he does.

Against my better judgment, I perused the BRO catalog and noticed that Andre Isoir's Bach set is available for $15.  This seems too good to pass up.  Can someone report that the cycle is not worth buying at that price?

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13874 on: February 01, 2017, 09:38:52 AM »

Against my better judgment, I perused the BRO catalog and noticed that Andre Isoir's Bach set is available for $15.  This seems too good to pass up.  Can someone report that the cycle is not worth buying at that price?



Grab it. There is more than enough to enjoy for $15.
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13875 on: February 01, 2017, 10:05:24 AM »
Grab it. There is more than enough to enjoy for $15.


Dammit.
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13876 on: February 01, 2017, 11:27:54 AM »
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13877 on: February 02, 2017, 10:02:55 AM »


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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13878 on: February 04, 2017, 12:49:08 PM »


Historical Dutch Organs. Does anyone know what is in it?
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13879 on: February 04, 2017, 05:01:40 PM »


Historical Dutch Organs. Does anyone know what is in it?

This would appear to be a listing: https://www.muziekweb.nl/Link/CLX3184/Het-historische-orgel-in-Nederland
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