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« Reply #8160 on: April 13, 2012, 03:18:19 PM »
Now, now - that sounds downright obscene. >:D  GMG is a family-friendly forum, don't you know?  ;D

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« Reply #8161 on: April 13, 2012, 03:19:03 PM »
Then there'd be no room to discuss McBartok's "Minute Maid Miraculous Mandarin Smoothy". There's lots of liquids spilled in that piece, that you'd be hard pressed to explain to junior.

Yeah, that work sounds delicious. :)
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« Reply #8162 on: April 13, 2012, 03:25:31 PM »
Then there'd be no room to discuss McBartok's "Minute Maid Miraculous Mandarin Smoothy". There's lots of liquids spilled in that piece, that you'd be hard pressed to explain to junior.

Oh, dear me... :-[ ;D

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« Reply #8163 on: April 14, 2012, 07:57:05 AM »
After listening to a recent BBC 'composer of the week' podcast about Schuman, I am instantly interested to explore his work. The excerpts of the works they included sounded brilliant.

So, am considering:



Would also like to buy a recording of the violin concerto.

Of course, this is all for when I actually have some money! ;)
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« Reply #8164 on: April 14, 2012, 08:40:40 PM »
After listening to a recent BBC 'composer of the week' podcast about Schuman, I am instantly interested to explore his work. The excerpts of the works they included sounded brilliant.

So, am considering:



Would also like to buy a recording of the violin concerto.

Of course, this is all for when I actually have some money! ;)

Oh, Daniel there's a lot to enjoy there for sure. Schuman is certainly a fascinating composer. I don't own this box but do own all the individual releases and bought them all in one foul swoop last year. I really need to go back and listen to the music because there was some of it that didn't register with me the first time around. I did like Symphonies 3-5, 8 but I don't remember the other ones too good. The reason why Symphonies 1 & 2 aren't in the box is because the composer withdrew them. I'd love to hear them though.

P.S. Daniel, I urge you to go to the William Schuman thread on the Composer Discussion section of the forum. I'm sure you'll find some fun information about the composer and will get the opinion of his music from other GMGers.
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« Reply #8165 on: April 15, 2012, 03:20:00 AM »
Oh, Daniel there's a lot to enjoy there for sure. Schuman is certainly a fascinating composer. I don't own this box but do own all the individual releases and bought them all in one foul swoop last year. I really need to go back and listen to the music because there was some of it that didn't register with me the first time around. I did like Symphonies 3-5, 8 but I don't remember the other ones too good. The reason why Symphonies 1 & 2 aren't in the box is because the composer withdrew them. I'd love to hear them though.

P.S. Daniel, I urge you to go to the William Schuman thread on the Composer Discussion section of the forum. I'm sure you'll find some fun information about the composer and will get the opinion of his music from other GMGers.

Thank you, John.
Yes, it was the excerpts from the 3rd and 5th symphonies in particular that were included in that podcast that I really enjoyed, and also an excerpt from the slow movement of the 10th which really fascinated me. It sounds like the music I would enjoy! :D

Will take a look at the Schuman thread very soon. Thanks again, John!
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« Reply #8166 on: April 15, 2012, 06:14:47 PM »
in one foul swoop last year

One FELL swoop, please.

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« Reply #8167 on: April 16, 2012, 12:13:59 AM »
While attempting to browse the entries in EMI's 20th Century Classics series (they've been cataloged in all sorts of unhelpful ways), I was delightfully surprised by the concertos of ... Poulenc! The ballets don't do much for me, but the concertos have that combination of elegance and slight derangement I find appealing in Prokofiev and Hindemith. There is also the Sinfonietta - Hickox sadly takes the Andante movement much too fast. So the item bedazzling my eye at the moment is:

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« Reply #8168 on: April 16, 2012, 05:46:46 AM »
While attempting to browse the entries in EMI's 20th Century Classics series (they've been cataloged in all sorts of unhelpful ways), I was delightfully surprised by the concertos of ... Poulenc! The ballets don't do much for me, but the concertos have that combination of elegance and slight derangement I find appealing in Prokofiev and Hindemith. There is also the Sinfonietta - Hickox sadly takes the Andante movement much too fast. So the item bedazzling my eye at the moment is:


F. Poulenc
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Well, the concertos on this disc are absolutely superb recordings. (They're my favorite Poulenc works, by far, too. Those, and several of his melodies and of course his opera, Dialogues des Carmelites.)

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« Reply #8169 on: April 16, 2012, 06:02:12 AM »
I would really like to buy a first recording of Berg's Wozzeck, I appreciated it very much when I listened to it. :D
This one looks very alluring:

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« Reply #8170 on: April 16, 2012, 06:03:49 AM »
Well, the concertos on this disc are absolutely superb recordings. (They're my favorite Poulenc works, by far, too. Those, and several of his melodies and of course his opera, Dialogues des Carmelites.)

My favourite of his output by a nose are the sacred choral and chamber music. One of us must be very wrong! ;D
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« Reply #8171 on: April 16, 2012, 06:06:11 AM »
I would really like to buy a first recording of Berg's Wozzeck, I appreciated it very much when I listened to it. :D
This one looks very alluring:


That's an excellent recording, Ilaria.  If you think you may be apt to explore more Berg, that Wozzeck is included in the following box:

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« Reply #8172 on: April 16, 2012, 06:10:18 AM »
My favourite of his output by a nose are the sacred choral and chamber music. One of us must be very wrong! ;D

Well, I like must of Poulenc's easy wit*.... Certainly that of the chamber music. But the concertos just demand absolutely no thinking to be enjoyed.  ;)

(*less present in the sacred choral works, admittedly -- that's almost a different composer from the concertos.)

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« Reply #8173 on: April 16, 2012, 06:12:30 AM »
Well, I like must of Poulenc's easy wit*....

(*less present in the sacred choral works, admittedly -- that's almost a different composer from the concertos.)

Indeedie, anybody who thinks they dislike Poulenc would do well to try this music - it's remarkably different.
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« Reply #8174 on: April 16, 2012, 06:20:23 AM »
That's an excellent recording, Ilaria.  If you think you may be apt to explore more Berg, that Wozzeck is included in the following box:



That's amazing, this box-set includes all Berg's works, I may certainly think over it! :D Thank you for the suggestion, Karl!
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« Reply #8175 on: April 16, 2012, 06:35:23 AM »
It's all great stuff, Ilaria!
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« Reply #8176 on: April 16, 2012, 10:07:02 AM »
I would really like to buy a first recording of Berg's Wozzeck, I appreciated it very much when I listened to it. :D
This one looks very alluring:



My favorite recording of my favorite opera!  You certainly can't go wrong with it.  I second Karl's recommendation of the DG Berg box!

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« Reply #8177 on: April 16, 2012, 11:26:11 AM »
It's all great stuff, Ilaria!
My favorite recording of my favorite opera!  You certainly can't go wrong with it.  I second Karl's recommendation of the DG Berg box!

Thanks for the feedback, gentlemen! :)
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« Reply #8178 on: April 16, 2012, 05:44:08 PM »
Well, the concertos on this disc are absolutely superb recordings.

Thanks for this.

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« Reply #8179 on: April 16, 2012, 06:16:36 PM »
While attempting to browse the entries in EMI's 20th Century Classics series (they've been cataloged in all sorts of unhelpful ways), I was delightfully surprised by the concertos of ... Poulenc! The ballets don't do much for me, but the concertos have that combination of elegance and slight derangement I find appealing in Prokofiev and Hindemith. There is also the Sinfonietta - Hickox sadly takes the Andante movement much too fast. So the item bedazzling my eye at the moment is:

Poulenc - 5 CD collection conducted by Dutoit (Decca)

I can most certainly vouch for that superb set. Dutoit is my favorite Poulenc conductor by a long shot. The concerti (w/ Pascal Roge) are especially well-performed. Discovering the Stabat Mater was also quite nice. Gorgeous piece. This set along with the Naxos set of chamber music and you would have Poulenc's best music IMHO.
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