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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #8160 on: April 11, 2012, 10:07:13 AM »
I absolutely love what I have heard of Bernstein's music so far, which honestly is very little. But I love it so much that I have called him my favourite American composer in the past. Now, I am very keen to explore more of his music so am considering this set:



Any other Bernstein fans here? :)

I do hope this is good . . . .
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« Reply #8161 on: April 11, 2012, 10:21:09 AM »
I do hope this is good . . . .

It sure is, Karl. I own all the individual recordings.

A recording I'm considering:

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« Reply #8162 on: April 11, 2012, 10:24:23 AM »

A recording I'm considering:



Highly recommended.  I bought this when it was released as a lossless download a few weeks ago and have listened a couple of times.  Absolutely first class.  For the moment, at least, my favourite Scottish composer.

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« Reply #8163 on: April 11, 2012, 10:25:45 AM »
Highly recommended.  I bought this when it was released as a lossless download a few weeks ago and have listened a couple of times.  Absolutely first class.  For the moment, at least, my favourite Scottish composer.

Yeah, Chislom being dubbed "McBartok" got my attention immediately. :) Thanks for the feedback.
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« Reply #8164 on: April 11, 2012, 10:34:00 AM »
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #8165 on: April 11, 2012, 04:21:16 PM »



Yes, I think I shall.

Todd, are you ready for Bavouzet Vol. 1, due next month?

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« Reply #8166 on: April 11, 2012, 05:35:09 PM »
Todd, are you ready for Bavouzet Vol. 1, due next month?



No.  Wait, I mean yes!
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« Reply #8168 on: April 12, 2012, 09:51:14 AM »



Yes, I think I shall.
Good lord. Someone is voluntarily taking up the Georges Perec look?

But this is a lot more interesting than your average new Beethoven cycle; I still think very highly of his Harmonia Mundi Hammerklavier; and when I heard him live around the same it was a very memorable night.
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #8169 on: April 12, 2012, 06:56:39 PM »
Thoughts please! I have the Julia Fischer recordings (and love 'em).


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« Reply #8170 on: April 13, 2012, 01:56:06 PM »
Mercy.



You must mean this McBartok:

Little-known composer of 'Music for Strings, Percussion, and Happy Meal'

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« Reply #8171 on: April 13, 2012, 03:00:24 PM »
You must mean this McBartok:

Little-known composer of 'Music for Strings, Percussion, and Happy Meal'

 :P

I heard McBartok's The Wooden Nugget the other day and was completely blown away about it. :)
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« Reply #8172 on: April 13, 2012, 03:03:21 PM »
Thoughts please! I have the Julia Fischer recordings (and love 'em).

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Listening to it on the Naxos Music Library again. Long overlooked the album, because it was on one of Virgin's uglier super-budget lines... but it's a very fine recording. More like Fischer, than unlike her... but a little more on the lighter, cerebral side... more silver, less gold. But considerable less frizzazzzz (!) than, say, the Manze recording on HM. Prefer Tetzy over Kavakos (to mention an easily comparable recording), though, who is otherwise a favorite of mine. At least this new re-re-re-issue looks very nice.

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« Reply #8173 on: April 13, 2012, 03:12:57 PM »
:P

I heard McBartok's The Wooden Nugget the other day and was completely blown away about it. :)

Now, now - that sounds downright obscene. >:D  GMG is a family-friendly forum, don't you know?  ;D

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« Reply #8174 on: April 13, 2012, 03:16:58 PM »
Now, now - that sounds downright obscene. >:D  GMG is a family-friendly forum, don't you know?  ;D

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.

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« Reply #8175 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 #8176 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 #8177 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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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #8178 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 #8179 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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