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Offline The new erato

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #23500 on: April 21, 2019, 01:58:47 AM »
I am a completist when it comes to La Compagnia del Madrigale, so I ordered this from presto:



And also this, even though I hate that Nimbus labels their CD-Rs as CDs:



But beggars cannot be chosers when it comes to repertoire like this.

Du to back troubles (on the mend now) and family over Easter I have some listening to do!

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« Reply #23501 on: April 21, 2019, 02:02:18 AM »
I've been on a Russian binge recently, with these two superb discs arriving a couple of weeks ago being my main listening diet:




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« Reply #23502 on: April 21, 2019, 08:03:03 AM »
I've been on a Russian binge recently, with these two superb discs arriving a couple of weeks ago being my main listening diet:





Chesnokov is great, one of my favorite unknown Russian composers! Enjoy!
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #23503 on: April 21, 2019, 11:26:26 PM »
I am a completist when it comes to La Compagnia del Madrigale, so I ordered this from presto:



Still on my wishlist....  ::)

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« Reply #23504 on: April 21, 2019, 11:52:13 PM »
Campagnia de Madrigale have focussed on later music in previous recordings - Marenzio, Gesualdo, Monteverdi - and this recording bears witness to that. They have chosen madrigals which they think shows de Rore as herald of the baroque, de Rore as rule breaker, the madrigals which even Monteverdi may have admired for their boldness. So it helped me to get a fuller picture of de Rore, and now I see him, like Trabaci, as a composer who straddled renaissance and post renaissance music.

 For that reason alone, I’m glad to have heard the recording.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #23505 on: April 21, 2019, 11:53:13 PM »
Order from jpc that is now on its way:

 

 

 

 

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« Reply #23506 on: Today at 12:01:36 AM »
que, do not read this

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« Reply #23507 on: Today at 12:14:57 AM »
Zelenka: Sonates Pour Deux Hautbois et Basson [Ensemble Zefiro]


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« Reply #23508 on: Today at 12:52:36 AM »
que, do not read this

It's on my radar, thanks!  :D

But the Naxos was €2, so I decided to get familiar with the music first.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #23509 on: Today at 10:15:18 AM »
Order from jpc that is now on its way:

 

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I'm trying to remember if I have that one or not.  It seems to be unavailable through AmazonUS, at least....

But looking for it on Amazon, I noticed this one that might interest you



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Ordered last week, already landed

Offline PerfectWagnerite

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« Reply #23510 on: Today at 04:05:47 PM »



Regarding the above, who are these amateurs known as the Vienna Festival Orchestra and Stephen Simon?

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« Reply #23511 on: Today at 06:03:42 PM »


You missed the Marx's magnificent Eine Herbstsymphonie:) and now with its new recording, which I hope to listen to soon. Maybe it's a bit overlong, but I think this ravishing music will reward anyone successfully.

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« Reply #23512 on: Today at 06:14:34 PM »
Regarding the above, who are these amateurs known as the Vienna Festival Orchestra and Stephen Simon?

I suppose the orchestra was assembled for the occasion. As for Simon, the booklet says he was an American who studied  with Krips. He was born in 1937, died in 2013, was "a major player in the Handel revival of the 1970s and 1980s" and founding music director of the Washington Chamber Symphony.

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« Reply #23513 on: Today at 06:16:24 PM »
You missed the Marx's magnificent Eine Herbstsymphonie:) and now with its new recording, which I hope to listen to soon. Maybe it's a bit overlong, but I think this ravishing music will reward anyone successfully.

Didn't miss it...just wanted an idea of what his music is like. The Nature Trilogy was encouraging. Herbstsymphonie will get its due in time.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #23514 on: Today at 06:45:47 PM »
You missed the Marx's magnificent Eine Herbstsymphonie:) and now with its new recording, which I hope to listen to soon. Maybe it's a bit overlong, but I think this ravishing music will reward anyone successfully.
While I love his beautiful songs, they are nevertheless more derivative than, say, songs by Schoeck. Don't you wish he composed more orchestral works instead of focusing mostly on lieder?
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #23515 on: Today at 09:13:33 PM »
The Kraus Mozart concertos box ... well, obviously you want to hear it, it's Kraus in Mozart, so ... but the orchestra is indeed not up to scratch, so this is another case of soloist with accompaniment, rather than a dialogue and chamber music-minded playing.

On the orchestra, I found this, I assume it's accurate though I wouldn't know:

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A "pickup" orchestra which existed only for the purposes of ad-hoc recording, between the 1950s and 1960s, and associated with smaller, budget labels. Hans Swarowsky conducted for this and many similar, less than top-notch, orchestras whose identity is not always clear - and he also  seems  to have been credited for many recordings he did not conduct! It was common to practice "moonlighting", which involved collecting, on short notice, professional musicians from existing orchestras like the Wiener Symphoniker (Vienna Symphony Orchestra), or the Wiener Opernorchester (Vienna State Opera Orchestra), plus a few free-lancers - when a recording was to be made for a budget label.

Hence, the quality of playing and recordings varies - sometimes very good, sometimes, not so much. For example, the string sections often sound rather thin (perhaps owing to a shortage of players used, or sub-par recording conditions). Established labels and orchestras had reputations to maintain.

Source: https://www.discogs.com/de/artist/1767420-Wiener-Festspielorchester
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