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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14200 on: August 29, 2017, 04:54:36 AM »


How's the Hammerklavier on this?


A bit bright, a bit hard, powerful, generally of the virtuosic sort.  It sounds faster than it actually is.
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« Reply #14201 on: August 30, 2017, 08:02:14 AM »
I enjoyed the first movement, but it felt somewhat flat and washed out as a result of the piano sound being too bright and harsh and without much in the way of quiet playing. The virtuosity commands attention but I wouldn't give it more than a B- otherwise.

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« Reply #14202 on: September 13, 2017, 03:09:22 AM »
Anyone's know anything about this?

     

Or this?

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« Reply #14203 on: September 14, 2017, 09:57:36 AM »
Basically all the Kairos titles in JPC's sale. Most of the composers/music I know nothing about, but I know I could stand to know more about music after the first half of last century.
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14204 on: September 14, 2017, 10:41:55 AM »
Does anybody know this little known, little performed oratorio Clovis and Clotilde by Georges Bizet

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« Reply #14205 on: September 14, 2017, 11:05:17 AM »
Basically all the Kairos titles in JPC's sale. Most of the composers/music I know nothing about, but I know I could stand to know more about music after the first half of last century.

I´m moving a bit in that direction, supplementing up with some of the more recent composers. It´s a good thing that JPC has so good MP3 samples to browse before buying. I can say that the Mantovani disc seems very approachable, a bit like Adés "In Seven Days" piano concertante work, and the Sciarrino set is a bargain. I already have the Furrer piano concerto and it is not particularly difficult either, but I´m not sure I´m a big fan of that one.

Right now my want list consists of 10 discs totally, 9 are contemporary repertoire

on relatively inexpensive, German CDs:
- Borowski - Klavierkonzert
- Adamek - Körper und Seele
- Antunes Pena - Caffeine

also
- Bent Sørensen - Mignon, Papillons etc.
- Thomas Ades - Anthology 2CD
- Saariaho - Passion
- Artyomov - symphonies 2CD (from MDT)

and a couple I only know from you-tube
- Grisey - Espaces 2CD
- Globokar - Engel der Geschichte, Les Otages 2CD
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« Reply #14206 on: September 16, 2017, 01:51:54 AM »
Right now I am not considering for recoding. If someone has good stuff to share can share it.

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14207 on: September 16, 2017, 11:54:20 AM »


"Les Blasphemes: Melodies Fin-de-siecle" by French mezzo Sarah Laulan (recently released by Fuga Libera).

https://www.outhere-music.com/fr/albums/les-blasphemes-melodies-fin-de-siecle-fug-741

She was on France Musique discusssing the album and more in summer:
https://www.francemusique.fr/emissions/l-invite-du-jour/sarah-laulan-et-les-melodieux-blasphemes-35043
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14208 on: September 17, 2017, 12:11:26 PM »
11CDs for a modest price.  I have a good 1/3 of what is in this box.  But how can I miss the other 2/3 ?

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« Reply #14209 on: September 17, 2017, 12:48:28 PM »
11CDs for a modest price.  I have a good 1/3 of what is in this box.  But how can I miss the other 2/3 ?



Count me in!  :)  I somehow missed the reissue as a complete edition.... ::)


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« Reply #14210 on: September 19, 2017, 09:23:23 AM »
Does anyone know enough about the recordings in this set to comment on their quality?  I'm interested in the Bach Motets and the Dufay specifically.




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« Reply #14211 on: September 19, 2017, 11:37:46 AM »
These two right now:



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« Reply #14212 on: September 19, 2017, 11:46:37 AM »
Does anyone know enough about the recordings in this set to comment on their quality?  I'm interested in the Bach Motets and the Dufay specifically.





I know the Old Hall Manuscript, Dufay, Power and Isaac. They're all four essential I think, as long as you can tolerate David James' voice, which tends to attract the ear and can sometimes get a bit in my nerves. The Isaac uses instruments even in the mass, brass, very tasteful I'd say.

I should mention that I have them singing Power on a disc with some Dunstaple. I haven't checked that we're talking about the same performances.
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« Reply #14213 on: September 19, 2017, 12:47:58 PM »
I know the Old Hall Manuscript, Dufay, Power and Isaac. They're all four essential I think, as long as you can tolerate David James' voice, which tends to attract the ear and can sometimes get a bit in my nerves. The Isaac uses instruments even in the mass, brass, very tasteful I'd say.

I should mention that I have them singing Power on a disc with some Dunstaple. I haven't checked that we're talking about the same performances.

Yes, I know what you mean about James' voice.  It does tend to stand out, but I think the blend from the 80s era Hilliards is quite good all the same.

I'm pretty sure the Power is the same recording (and don't know why the Dunstaple wasn't included).

Thanks for the input.

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« Reply #14214 on: September 19, 2017, 09:02:21 PM »
Last night I played the Old Hall Manuscript CD from that box. It's extraordinary music and extraordinary music making - you won't be sorry to have it. I'm quite curious myself about what they make of Schütz and Bach, I will have to get those CDs.

I also think that you should get the Dunstable, as they do it very well and he's a fine composer.
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« Reply #14215 on: September 20, 2017, 04:43:13 AM »
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« Reply #14216 on: September 20, 2017, 05:43:30 AM »
This is wonderful!

I'd said it before and I reiterate it now: afaIc, no melody, no music. I guess I should really stick with Late Baroque, Classical and Romantic --- and that's where I actually do stick ;D
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14217 on: September 20, 2017, 07:03:16 AM »


Re: Mandryka's post above:

If a man never contradicts himself, it is because he never states anything. - Miguel de Unamuno, my own translation.  ;D

Seriously now, I really like Perotin's music and I really feel it is melodic.
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.Victor Hugo

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« Reply #14218 on: September 20, 2017, 08:36:25 AM »
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)

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« Reply #14219 on: September 20, 2017, 09:57:29 AM »
Last night I played the Old Hall Manuscript CD from that box. It's extraordinary music and extraordinary music making - you won't be sorry to have it. I'm quite curious myself about what they make of Schütz and Bach, I will have to get those CDs.

I also think that you should get the Dunstable, as they do it very well and he's a fine composer.

The box is at the top of my "to-buy" list now.  Thanks again for the input!

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