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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14540 on: February 12, 2018, 01:01:13 AM »
Please also point me in the right direction for Walther, I could not find anything, searching for Plantier and Walther (what Walther anyway?) - thanks!

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14541 on: February 12, 2018, 01:19:11 AM »
yes, the Handel is the one you mention ASIN: B000OY6ITY
Johann Jakob Walther, Sonatas from Hortus Chelicus. ASIN: B000H0MJ98
Westhoff: Sonatas for violin & b.c. ASIN: B0007DDR1Y

All seem oop and somewhat pricey, another one is Biber: Fidicinium Sacro Profanum

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The Biber is noted, too ... speaking of Biber, how is the rosary release on Zig Zag, by Bismuth/La Tempesta? I can hardly get enough of that music:

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14542 on: February 12, 2018, 01:46:49 AM »
Patrick Bismuth is a player who seems to divide opinion a little bit—some people find his violin tone unpleasant and/or object to various mannerisms in his interpretations. I have not heard the entirety of his Rosary Sonatas & wouldn't consider what I did hear to suggest he was a first place contender, but he has interesting ideas that are worth hearing (and the ensemble is excellent). Sample before buying. (Sonata XVI, the "Guardian Angel" passacaglia, is probably a good overview of his strengths and idiosyncrasies.)
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14543 on: February 12, 2018, 02:06:04 AM »
Patrick Bismuth is a player who seems to divide opinion a little bit—some people find his violin tone unpleasant and/or object to various mannerisms in his interpretations. I have not heard the entirety of his Rosary Sonatas & wouldn't consider what I did hear to suggest he was a first place contender, but he has interesting ideas that are worth hearing (and the ensemble is excellent). Sample before buying. (Sonata XVI, the "Guardian Angel" passacaglia, is probably a good overview of his strengths and idiosyncrasies.)

Thanks! I've got at least half a dozen recordings, so I'm not really in dire need of more ... if it's there, I'll see if I can sample.
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14544 on: February 12, 2018, 02:15:39 AM »
I think I might have..... 15 recordings? Something like that? Plus a few I've ripped or downloaded but haven't listened to yet. The Rosary Sonatas Blind Comparison is probably coming eventually once I'm done with all my doctorate stuff >.>

(of course, I am also obviously insane)

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14545 on: February 12, 2018, 02:44:54 AM »
I don't know the recording of the Mystery sonatas; it is also a different ensemble.
But most of these German/Austrian Baroque zigzag discs  seem rare now, so while this could be a sign that a box of them is overdue, this might not be the case and this repertoire is not terribly well covered (except for the mystery sonatas), so it might be good to get them if your provider does have some copies left for a normal price.
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14546 on: February 12, 2018, 03:23:57 AM »
I don't know the recording of the Mystery sonatas; it is also a different ensemble.
But most of these German/Austrian Baroque zigzag discs  seem rare now, so while this could be a sign that a box of them is overdue, this might not be the case and this repertoire is not terribly well covered (except for the mystery sonatas), so it might be good to get them if your provider does have some copies left for a normal price.

The price is not the problem ... been there often enough that they give me a very attractive price  :)

Regarding German/Austrian Baroque, last time I went through their Zig Zag shelves, I took this one with me, and it's wonderful:



However, I have no idea how many of the items in question may still be in stock.
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14547 on: February 18, 2018, 06:55:16 AM »
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14548 on: February 26, 2018, 09:01:07 AM »


Janos Starker's 1957 1950-1952 recording of the Bach suites
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14549 on: February 26, 2018, 09:19:22 AM »


Janos Starker's 1957 recording of the Bach suites

The cover seems to say 1950-2, not 1957.

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14550 on: February 26, 2018, 09:20:26 AM »
The cover seems to say 1950-2, not 1957.

My fault, I'll edit.

In 1989 I went to a dinner party with my partner's father, who was interested in music. He said that his favourite recording was Starker's Mercury Living Presence Bach, which I duly bought, played and thought was pretty boring.

Thirty years later I'm finally enjoying Starker so much that I want to collect all his Bach suites recordings!
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14551 on: February 26, 2018, 09:23:46 AM »


Janos Starker's 1957 recording of the Bach suites

His first (incomplete) set. A relatively good transfer by Alain Deguernel.

I like Starker's rather clinical style, he plays so to say mentally starkers - as a counterweight to some more passionate performances, so to me this set was mandatory.
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14552 on: February 26, 2018, 09:24:45 AM »
His first (incomplete) set. A relatively good transfer by Alain Deguernel.

I like Starker's rather clinical style, he plays so to say mentally starkers - as a counterweight to some more passionate performances, so to me this set was mandatory.

Significantly distinguished from his late 50's cycle with EMI?

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14553 on: February 26, 2018, 09:25:19 AM »
Significantly distinguished from his late 50's cycle with EMI?

That is the question.
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14554 on: February 26, 2018, 09:26:29 AM »
Ah we're  all posting at the same time, I shall buy the recording, I wish more decisions in life were that easy!
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14555 on: February 26, 2018, 09:28:14 AM »
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14556 on: February 26, 2018, 09:32:43 AM »
Significantly distinguished from his late 50's cycle with EMI?

Not radically different, but as a completist in these matters I need of course both and a lot more.  :)
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14557 on: February 26, 2018, 09:33:13 AM »
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14558 on: March 07, 2018, 08:04:16 AM »
If I can ever find this set, I’d buy it in a heartbeat:

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14559 on: March 09, 2018, 12:55:16 AM »
I have all of the major works of Debussy, most in more than one recording. But I'm attracted to this:



What interests me is all of the melodie, all of the transcriptions of various works for piano, two pianos, or piano 4 hands, and some very good performances that I don't have. (And the price, of course.)