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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13980 on: March 13, 2017, 11:37:38 AM »
Has anybody heard this one?



Who knew Rimsky-Korsakov was working on an opera based on Homer?

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« Reply #13981 on: March 13, 2017, 11:55:54 AM »
Crazy.... ::) 

Perhaps consider this set, I believe Banchini's recordings of Geminiani's Concerti Grossi are included?


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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13982 on: March 13, 2017, 12:35:21 PM »
Has anybody heard this one?



Who knew Rimsky-Korsakov was working on an opera based on Homer?
This review has a lot of information: http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2013/June13/RimskyK_cantatas_94495.htm.

And here's another: http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=859535
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« Reply #13983 on: March 13, 2017, 01:11:45 PM »
Thanks mc ukrneal!

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13984 on: March 14, 2017, 04:12:02 AM »

Museum quality playing.  The 106 is like Levinas in that Osborne is quick throughout.  The playing sounds detached.  The recording sounds arguably too clean and detailed, with mechanism noise audible throughout, with dome tweeters making it more obvious than ribbon tweeters.  It's less obtrusive through headphones. 

Cheers.

Lévinas is a fairly good 106 to be compared to, so I'll keep an eye out for this whenever it drops below full price and/or I feel like shelling out for the flacs. Detachment is good in the sense of technique, ie not playing everything super legato, and not so good in the sense of interpretation, since 106 is a piece that requires commitment to really gel.

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« Reply #13985 on: March 17, 2017, 04:33:20 AM »
I'm in the market for Brahms piano works, particularly the early opuses. Wondering if anyone has been getting the Plowright series on BIS?



Volume 4 came out this year so I think it's ongoing. The first couple of volumes seem to have got very positive reviews.

Also, anyone familiar with this Brilliant Classics box?

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« Reply #13986 on: March 17, 2017, 10:07:00 AM »
I have this



I'm guessing it's a repackaging of the set you pictured, with the Hungarian Dances added on.
Most of it was okay, but I fully endorse what the first Amazon review says about one of the pianists involved.
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The discovery of the set for this listener is Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy, who plays two discs of variations. Even in the super-difficult Paganini and Handel sets he is completely in control and his sound never turns hard.

Fortunately, his contributions to the set are available separately if you don't want the full set.

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« Reply #13987 on: March 17, 2017, 11:10:18 AM »


Also, anyone familiar with this Brilliant Classics box?



Concerning the Brilliant Box, it´s not the same as the one immediately above, since there are a few lesser known works missing, also it´s without the Hungarian Dances. Moreover, it´s the Grimaud recordings of two of the sonatas, which makes a difference too.

I have it, but if you own the works already and you are not a Brahms specialist, my impression is that these are decent, often nice, but not sensational recordings.
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13988 on: March 17, 2017, 11:34:12 AM »
Most of it was okay, but I fully endorse what the first Amazon review says about one of the pianists involved.

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The discovery of the set for this listener is Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy, who plays two discs of variations. Even in the super-difficult Paganini and Handel sets he is completely in control and his sound never turns hard.

I was sure that name was, not familiar, but somewhat known to me . . . and indeed the two discs of variations in the Brahms Brick are played by Schmitt-Leonardy.
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« Reply #13989 on: March 17, 2017, 01:56:18 PM »
I think the Decca Katchen Box still holds up well for Brahms solo piano. And not only as value for money.
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« Reply #13990 on: March 17, 2017, 04:57:21 PM »
I think the Decca Katchen Box still holds up well for Brahms solo piano. And not only as value for money.

I know that. I don't need to ask about that one. However, I would prefer slightly more modern options to consider.

No-one knows about Plowright?
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« Reply #13991 on: March 18, 2017, 12:00:26 AM »
This one was released a year ago and favourably reviewed in France. I believe Todd posted about it sometime.



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« Reply #13992 on: March 21, 2017, 06:28:11 AM »
Some time ago I got the "Diapason's Quintessential Record Library" or "La discothèque idéale de Diapason" box dedicated to Brahm's chamber music. I wrote a little about it in the Brahms Chamber thread. They have a few more similar boxes. Mostly historical recordings and a mix between well known and somewhat obscure or hard to find recordings.

I wonder if anyone else has heard any of them. I find especially the Schubert piano and and Mozart chamber boxes enticing (although in both cases I have already some of the contents).



(There are also similar Diapason dedicated to Mozart and Strauss operas, Chopin, Beethoven's symphonies and concertos/Fidelio/masses and maybe another one I missed. Searching for Diapason and the name of the composer should yield the boxes and their contents.)
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« Reply #13993 on: March 21, 2017, 09:13:41 AM »
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13994 on: March 21, 2017, 09:32:41 AM »
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Good day, Karlo!

Regarding this box, ritter goes into agitprop mode (as could be expected), and says:

Run, don't walk!
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Cheers,
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13995 on: March 21, 2017, 09:46:23 AM »
Good day, Karlo!

Regarding this box, ritter goes into agitprop mode (as could be expected), and says:

Run, don't walk!
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Cheers,
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13996 on: March 21, 2017, 10:09:09 AM »





A shame, really, that Timpani discs are almost never on discount  >:(

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #13997 on: March 21, 2017, 10:13:55 AM »



A shame, really, that Timpani discs are almost never on discount  >:(
I have this one and enjoy it quite a bit.  Yes, the Timpany CDs are not cheap, but they exist !  And I hope they keep existing as long as I live...

Edit: There are two versions of Paysages et Marines.  Op. 63, for solo piano and the Op. 63b which adds a flute, a clarinet, a violon and a cello.  This makes the piece much nicer, and should be preferred to the Op. 63.
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« Reply #13998 on: March 21, 2017, 10:16:45 AM »



A shame, really, that Timpani discs are almost never on discount  >:(

Very nice! Hit it!
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« Reply #13999 on: March 21, 2017, 11:07:01 AM »
Since there's no "On sale NOW" alert, I'll wait for my next credit card cycle. I just received this month's bill in the mail  ???

But hit it I will !  :D

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