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« Reply #14660 on: May 14, 2018, 10:38:42 AM »
The Nielsen [Salonen] is the one that stands out in my mind as just rather dull.

A tad polished, I think - but not dull.
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« Reply #14661 on: May 14, 2018, 11:44:53 PM »
  Well, I appreciate everyone's efforts to help out on the Salonen box.  I had had the impression that he was very well thought of here at GMG, but seems that the enthusiasm (and the detractions) are all rather lukewarmish.  Oh, and Ozawa's Mahler sucks :-\
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« Reply #14662 on: May 18, 2018, 11:22:21 AM »
I'd be interested to hear opinions on this:



I have quite a few recordings of the Goldbergs already but this one does look interesting and reviews I've seen elsewhere are very positive. Two other recordings, which don't seem to have attracted much attention, are Dirksen (Etcetera) and Dubreuil (Ramee). Anyone familiar with those?

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« Reply #14663 on: May 20, 2018, 11:31:47 AM »
I'd be interested to hear opinions on this:



I have quite a few recordings of the Goldbergs already but this one does look interesting and reviews I've seen elsewhere are very positive. Two other recordings, which don't seem to have attracted much attention, are Dirksen (Etcetera) and Dubreuil (Ramee). Anyone familiar with those?

I'm familiar with Hakkinen and Dubreuil, and they're both on streaming, rather than say what I think I won't spoil it for you when you listen for yourself.  But what I really want to say is please do get Dirksen please and write a review because I haven't heard it. I like his AoF very much so I'm curious a little bit about his Goldbergs.
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« Reply #14664 on: May 20, 2018, 02:57:59 PM »
I'm familiar with Hakkinen and Dubreuil, and they're both on streaming, rather than say what I think I won't spoil it for you when you listen for yourself.  But what I really want to say is please do get Dirksen please and write a review because I haven't heard it. I like his AoF very much so I'm curious a little bit about his Goldbergs.

I've never used a streaming service as I never sign up to anything unless I really have to. Couldn't find Hakkinen or Dubreuil on Youtube either, so I can only go on samples. My knowledge of music theory and the technicalities of performance practice is limited so I'm not sure how much use I could be even if I do get the Dirksen (which I still might), but based on the samples, my impression is that Dubreuil and Hakkinen are more towards the brisker, more extrovert end of the spectrum while Dirksen sounds more restrained and introspective. Only samples though, so I could be way off on all three!

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« Reply #14665 on: May 20, 2018, 03:05:07 PM »
Posting across from the Sibelius thread. Any views on preferred versions of the piano music? I have my eyes on these two options:



With a focus on performance, not on slightly insane prices for one of them (it might be cheaper to scrounge the separate discs in fact)...
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« Reply #14666 on: May 20, 2018, 03:15:36 PM »
Posting across from the Sibelius thread. Any views on preferred versions of the piano music? I have my eyes on these two options:



With a focus on performance, not on slightly insane prices for one of them (it might be cheaper to scrounge the separate discs in fact)...
I have the first. I think it's very good. I feel she gets the style quite well. Here is a review on musicweb that talks about it more in depth: http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2008/May08/Sibelius_piano_ALC5001.htm
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« Reply #14667 on: May 20, 2018, 03:26:30 PM »
I have the first. I think it's very good. I feel she gets the style quite well. Here is a review on musicweb that talks about it more in depth: http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2008/May08/Sibelius_piano_ALC5001.htm

Ta. Yes I saw that review last night, one of several things that seemed to be positive about her set. Good to have it endorsed here as well.

After sampling I went back to sampling Gimse on Naxos again and... he's definitely blander.
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« Reply #14668 on: May 20, 2018, 03:54:57 PM »
Ta. Yes I saw that review last night, one of several things that seemed to be positive about her set. Good to have it endorsed here as well.

After sampling I went back to sampling Gimse on Naxos again and... he's definitely blander.
There are some samples on youtube too. Here are a few samples from there:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW1AHxD3CMs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps6-uw1F6S0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFUhk2RVtLw

She creates the mood extremely well.
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« Reply #14669 on: May 20, 2018, 05:51:49 PM »
I have two Sibelius recitals, one by Folke Gräsbeck on the composer's own piano (BIS SACD) and one by Leif Over Andsnes. Have only heard the Andsnes once but I consider both essential and listen to the BIS album more than I ever expected to. As a Gimse fan it does pain me to say, but these are the kind of piano pieces that sound pretty interesting in good hands, but Great in Great hands.