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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14680 on: May 26, 2018, 12:00:23 PM »
Thoughts?

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« Reply #14681 on: May 26, 2018, 12:07:16 PM »
Thoughts?
No libretti, otherwise awesome! The Vespers are very exuberant, I prefer Alessandrini / Concerto Italiano there, but it's a nice alternative.
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14682 on: May 26, 2018, 02:28:46 PM »
VINTAGE:

A Cluytens Opera Collection.....   0:)



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http://www.hmv.co.jp/en/artist_Classical-Collection-Boxed-Set_000000000088040/item_Cluytens-The-Collection-Vol-3-1948-1964-Opera-Recordings-56CD_6795737

They also carry Horenstein
http://www.hmv.co.jp/en/artist_Classical-Collection-Boxed-Set_000000000088040/item_Horenstein-The-Collection-1952-1964_7678617



as well as Knappertsbusch
http://img.hmv.co.jp/image/jacket/400/76/7/8/617.jpg#_ga=2.153752826.397571430.1527376390-473197038.1525580471



Anybody familiar with these?

What is the story with the Venias label? A pirate label?

I do have a few collections from them and the sound is quite good considering that they are mostly recordings from the 50s.
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« Reply #14684 on: May 26, 2018, 02:57:59 PM »
I wonder if they are like Membran, taking advantage of that 50-year copyright loophole.
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« Reply #14685 on: May 26, 2018, 03:08:39 PM »
I wonder if they are like Membran, taking advantage of that 50-year copyright loophole.

Very likely. Lots of recordings entering the public realm (depending on location and copyright laws) at this point in time.   
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« Reply #14686 on: May 27, 2018, 12:02:46 AM »
Anybody familiar with Splendeurs de Versailles?

EDIT: Found this review for Splendeurs de Versailles on MusicWeb!   :)
http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2017/Mar/Splendeurs_Versailles_260.htm



or Le Parnasse Français?



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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14687 on: May 27, 2018, 12:13:48 AM »
Anybody familiar with Splendeurs de Versailles?



If I could add a specific question on Splendeurs: does it have texts?  ::)

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« Reply #14688 on: May 27, 2018, 12:36:35 AM »
If I could add a specific question on Splendeurs: does it have texts?  ::)

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Texts are in the online booklet: https://www.outhere-music.com/en/albums/splendeurs-de-versailles-alpha-260/booklet
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« Reply #14689 on: May 27, 2018, 12:41:48 AM »
Texts are in the online booklet: https://www.outhere-music.com/en/albums/splendeurs-de-versailles-alpha-260/booklet

You're on top of things, North Star!   :)    Hmm, so there is no way to print it? It seems like one has to have one's screen active while listening to enjoy the music+booklet combo?
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« Reply #14690 on: May 27, 2018, 12:47:50 AM »
You're on top of things, North Star!   :)    Hmm, so there is no way to print it? It seems like one has to have one's screen active while listening to enjoy the music+booklet combo?
Yeah, it would be nice if the online booklet was printable  ::)
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« Reply #14691 on: May 28, 2018, 07:34:34 AM »
Yeah, it would be nice if the online booklet was printable  ::)

Well, there are most likely legal, and completely logical, reasons as to why a printing option is unavailable to consumers.
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« Reply #14692 on: May 28, 2018, 02:57:02 PM »
Just seen this reissue of both volumes of Rousset's WTC as a box set:





It's certainly cheaper than buying each volume separately. Worth considering?

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14693 on: May 28, 2018, 09:08:06 PM »
Just seen this reissue of both volumes of Rousset's WTC as a box set:





It's certainly cheaper than buying each volume separately. Worth considering?

Dammit, got in there too soon....  Yes, well worth considering..  :)

Though as a Rousset fan, my hope of the ultimate WTC recording didn't materialise.....  ::)
As is his want, Rousset had to try something new and intellectual stimulating.
He is kind of overthinking the whole thing, with some oddities and quirks as a result. Now and then a bit of a sombre mood too.
The recordings on Aparte are definitely a step down from the superlative quality on Ambroisie, less airy, more constricted.

Still, one of the best and certainly one of the most interesting WTCs on harpsichord available.

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14694 on: May 29, 2018, 12:56:48 PM »
Well, there are most likely legal, and completely logical, reasons as to why a printing option is unavailable to consumers.

http://i-classical.com/album.html?/splendeurs-of-versailles-coll-chateau-of-versailles-various-artists/3760014192609
Download link is in the left pane, under the cover graphics - specifically; http://i-classical.com/pdf.php?id=000094300.pdf
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #14696 on: May 29, 2018, 09:48:51 PM »
Anybody familiar with Splendeurs de Versailles?

EDIT: Found this review for Splendeurs de Versailles on MusicWeb!   :)
http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2017/Mar/Splendeurs_Versailles_260.htm



or Le Parnasse Français?




Both look very interesting! I wonder if anyone has actually heard both?
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« Reply #14697 on: May 29, 2018, 11:00:54 PM »
Tatiana Nikolayeva - Prague Recordings
Glowing review - MusicWeb: http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2017/Aug/Nikolayeva_Prague_SU42162.htm

Interesting tidbits: "In Leipzig in July 1950 during that town’s Bachfest, organised to mark the 200th anniversary of Bach’s death that work became a turning point in her career as she offered the judges the opportunity to call for her to play whichever they asked for on the spot."

"...she had such a phenomenal memory that she never took any sheet music with her on tours, relying instead on that memory for her performances. "


Very short cds - about 90 minutes spread over two discs...    :'(

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« Reply #14698 on: May 30, 2018, 01:28:52 PM »
I heard a review on "Fresh Air" (a public radio talk show, for those outside the US) which claimed that a recording of the Bach Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin by Johnny Gandelsman is one of the best ever.



Seems implausible, but one thing the reviewer mentions is that the famous Chaconne is played like a dance movement, rather than as a solemn dirge. That seems attractive.

Anyone heard this recording, or can think of a recording of this music in which the Chaconne is played briskly with a jaunty feel?

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« Reply #14699 on: June 02, 2018, 01:59:17 AM »


Has anyone (Brian?) yet had a chance to listen to the upcoming Hyperion disc of piano music by Suk?

https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68198
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