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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #7800 on: January 28, 2012, 10:52:34 AM »
Can I do better than this for The Well Tempered Clavier on Harpsichord?



I'm listening to it on Spotify and loving it even at meh file quality.

I've only heard the Schornsheim a couple of times; seems mighty fine to me.  Whether the set will stand tall over time is the question.

In comparison to other modern-era harpsichord sets, I'd say that Schornsheim easily bests Egarr and about equals Dantone. Sets from Wilson, Leonhardt, Moroney, Belder, Watchorn and Gilbert remain my favorites with Pechefsky on Quill Classics almost there as well.

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« Reply #7801 on: January 28, 2012, 01:50:45 PM »
In a moment of weakness, still unknown to the Imperial High Command  :o , I ordered this:



Mono sound no doubt, but...it's Herrmann at his best!  One of the old Charles Gerhard compilation recordings had one sequence, The Hunt, which is absolutely electrifying.
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #7802 on: January 28, 2012, 03:02:44 PM »
Thanks guys, I'll think I'll pick it up. I was just checking there wasn't some ultimate performance album that I'd never heard that I should be picking up first. I have Jaccottet but honestly the album I have (maybe she had several?) never grew on me. I couldn't fault it technically or anything like that, it just never grabbed me when I listened to it. No accounting for taste I suppose.
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« Reply #7803 on: January 29, 2012, 03:57:09 AM »
The String Quartets were highly recommended to me; I may add the set on my wishing-list.

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« Reply #7804 on: January 29, 2012, 05:19:28 AM »
The String Quartets were highly recommended to me; I may add the set on my wishing-list.


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I was probably among the chorus of voices that suggested you get this... so here it is again: plunge already! It's top-drawer stuff and a wonderful exploration.

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« Reply #7805 on: January 29, 2012, 05:53:22 AM »
I was probably among the chorus of voices that suggested you get this... so here it is again: plunge already! It's top-drawer stuff and a wonderful exploration.

Indeed you were, thanks again for the feedback Jens :)
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #7806 on: January 29, 2012, 01:19:19 PM »
So, last year they released a new disc Herold Piano Concertos. But then I saw a competitve release of piano concertos. And in the space of just a few months there are now two discs to choose from. This is getting tough!!

(the newer one)
(the first one)
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #7807 on: January 31, 2012, 05:27:12 AM »
Okay, the Wagnerian stench is just too much to handle in this thread. Que, where are you? :(

;D ;)
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« Reply #7808 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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« Reply #7809 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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« Reply #7810 on: January 31, 2012, 05:33:58 AM »
(* chortle *)
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« Reply #7811 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 #7812 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 #7813 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? :(

;D ;)

Better?  8)

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #7814 on: January 31, 2012, 11:27:50 PM »
Better?  8)

Q

 :-*

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 #7815 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 #7816 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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« Reply #7817 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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« Reply #7818 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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« Reply #7819 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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