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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #7820 on: January 31, 2012, 05:28:06 AM »
Nav, I'm considering that Buxtehude harpsichord box. If I can locate it : )
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #7821 on: January 31, 2012, 05:30:33 AM »
Nav, I'm considering that Buxtehude harpsichord box. If I can locate it : )

Completely off-topic, Karl. This thread has been commandeered by the Wagnerites. Take your Buxtehude question elsewhere  :D

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #7822 on: January 31, 2012, 05:33:58 AM »
(* chortle *)
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #7823 on: January 31, 2012, 06:21:03 AM »
This thread has been commandeered by the Wagnerites. Take your Buxtehude question elsewhere  :D

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #7824 on: January 31, 2012, 06:42:58 AM »
Completely off-topic, Karl. This thread has been commandeered by the Wagnerites. Take your Buxtehude question elsewhere  :D
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #7825 on: January 31, 2012, 11:17:05 PM »
Okay, the Wagnerian stench is just too much to handle in this thread. Que, where are you? :(

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #7826 on: January 31, 2012, 11:27:50 PM »
Better?  8)

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On hindsight: I just realised that I now have a post in the Wagner thread. :-\
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #7827 on: February 01, 2012, 08:50:45 AM »
Okay, back to the thread duty:


Worth getting?  I obviously don't need any more recordings of M2, but is there anything in this performance that would make me want to get it?
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #7828 on: February 01, 2012, 04:22:31 PM »
  Has anyone know about this recording



  I have the Klemperer-Barenboim and Colin Davis-Arrau, but I'm really curious

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #7829 on: February 01, 2012, 11:56:51 PM »
I seem to remember this Gluck being well regarded, but cannot seem to find a reference. Any thoughts?

Offenbach gets a raw deal in recordings considering his talent! For a discussion of this outstanding composer too little recorded: http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,5572.

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #7830 on: February 02, 2012, 12:40:05 AM »
I seem to remember this Gluck being well regarded, but cannot seem to find a reference. Any thoughts?

It popped up on the SDCB thread, and some Baroque opera fans made hay while the Sun shone (at Amazon UK), so to speak.
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #7831 on: February 02, 2012, 12:51:53 AM »
It popped up on the SDCB thread, and some Baroque opera fans made hay while the Sun shone (at Amazon UK), so to speak.
Ah - I see it. Yes - it is still the same price, which is where I must have seen it and put on my wishlist. I couldn't remember how it got there! Thanks! If anyone else wants to comment, still welcomed! :)
Offenbach gets a raw deal in recordings considering his talent! For a discussion of this outstanding composer too little recorded: http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,5572.

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #7832 on: February 02, 2012, 07:50:18 AM »
I seem to remember this Gluck being well regarded, but cannot seem to find a reference. Any thoughts?


C.W.R.v. Gluck,
Jacobs et al.

HMU


It's absolutely fantastic. Really lively, really theatrical (in the best way), dramatic and yet with gaiety.
Made the BIG mistake of listening to that right before hearing it in S'burg with Muti... whose homogenized "Gluck-as-too-early-Mozart" approach was thus rendered even more unlisteneable than it would be on its own. Too high a standard, that Jacobs, to live up to. (My second favorite, but separated by a good margin, is incidentally a very early Karajan recording from Salzburg. Totally different, but also compelling in its way.)

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #7833 on: February 02, 2012, 11:43:29 AM »
I need recommendations for melancholic music along the lines of Elgar's Cello Concerto, Shostakovich's Piano Quintet, Prokofiev's 7th and so on. :)
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #7834 on: February 02, 2012, 01:03:34 PM »
I need recommendations for melancholic music along the lines of Elgar's Cello Concerto, Shostakovich's Piano Quintet, Prokofiev's 7th and so on. :)
That is a very broad area, but may I suggest Sibelius & Mahler's symphonies, and Rachmaninoff's Isle of the Dead and Symphonic Dances for starters.
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #7835 on: February 02, 2012, 01:15:44 PM »
That is a very broad area, but may I suggest Sibelius & Mahler's symphonies, and Rachmaninoff's Isle of the Dead and Symphonic Dances for starters.

Thank you. And yes, I realise it's a terribly broad and general question akin to asking for happy or pleasing music.
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #7836 on: February 02, 2012, 01:49:09 PM »
That is a very broad area, but may I suggest Sibelius & Mahler's symphonies, and Rachmaninoff's Isle of the Dead and Symphonic Dances for starters.

I'll second these suggestions. Try Mahler's 6th symphony, the Rachmaninov mentioned above, Shostakovich's 5th/10th symphonies, etc... those are the recommendations I shall come up with for now. ;)

By the way, nesf, do you know Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet? This is an absolutely amazing piece, one of my favourites. The 'Juliet's Death' finale I think is one of the most beautiful pieces ever written. Makes me cry every time I hear it... and the ballet also contains some of the most jolly music, such as the 'Morning Dance'. :) A masterpiece.
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #7837 on: February 02, 2012, 01:52:27 PM »
By the way, nesf, do you know Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet? This is an absolutely amazing piece, one of my favourites. The 'Juliet's Death' finale I think is one of the most beautiful pieces ever written. Makes me cry every time I hear it... and the ballet also contains some of the most jolly music, such as the 'Morning Dance'. :) A masterpiece.
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #7838 on: February 02, 2012, 02:14:26 PM »
By the way, nesf, do you know Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet? This is an absolutely amazing piece, one of my favourites. The 'Juliet's Death' finale I think is one of the most beautiful pieces ever written. Makes me cry every time I hear it... and the ballet also contains some of the most jolly music, such as the 'Morning Dance'. :) A masterpiece.

Prokofiev is really interesting me at the moment so that'll be an easy purchase to make!
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #7839 on: February 02, 2012, 02:20:23 PM »
Prokofiev is really interesting me at the moment so that'll be an easy purchase to make!

nesf, I would like to highly recommend this recording to you:



Really really excellent! I'm sure you'd enjoy it!
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