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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #16440 on: January 10, 2017, 01:22:42 PM »
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« Reply #16441 on: January 10, 2017, 01:31:54 PM »
If you know this much information about Lekeu already, maybe you don't really need the booklet.

Lucky me – I found a link to the booklet on another site.  Here it is, in case anyone else wants it.
https://www.outhere-music.com/uploads/booklets/55d6ece745cad.pdf

I'm usually not a big fan of reading booklets, though I do try to add the year of composition to all the classical music tracks in my collection. With this goal in mind, I found the revised Lekeu booklet perfect – a year-by-year (even month-by-month) discussion of all of his compositions; also even noting the three or four undated compositions, and making sensible guesses about when they were likely composed based on their style, sophistication, and whatnot.

So if you're the kind of listener who likes to listen to a composer's works in chronological order, this booklet is great. The dates given are also almost certainly more reliable than the dates found on wikipedia or naxos music library or arkivmusic.

By the way, there's no composer thread for Lekeu; otherwise I'd post this kind of detail there.

I know, I know – I probably should start one.

For what it's worth, though, the music on this disk is really excellent and highly recommended to anyone who likes French late romantic music.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #16442 on: January 11, 2017, 03:46:31 AM »
That is in fact an incredibly detailed booklet!
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« Reply #16443 on: January 11, 2017, 08:16:28 AM »
It's actually MORE complete than the printed booklet in the set. That stops at page 127, with the poems by Lekeu (which he never set to music). The sung texts to Andromède and the short sung poems are missing from the printed booklet. Fortunately I had kept the original release of Andromède, where sung texts (and translations) are mandatory.

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« Reply #16444 on: January 11, 2017, 08:45:21 AM »
I somehow have to block/ignore the "Bargains"-Thread.
Yesterday I received an jpc order:



I admit that I was probably kidding myself thinking this would be it for january. But today I had to place another order with the super bargain Bach discs by Craig Sheppard. I spent a year at the University of Washington 20 years ago and heard several concerts with Sheppard; a friend of mine there even studied with him for a while... but I have not heard any of his recordings...
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« Reply #16445 on: January 11, 2017, 09:22:00 AM »
Vivaldi: L'incoronazione di Dario [Dantone]....


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« Reply #16446 on: January 11, 2017, 10:01:54 AM »





I've barely dented my New Year's Day binge, but Ms Frang's chamber disc was sufficiently good to entice me to try the most intriguing of her other releases.  Kosler's Prokofiev cycle popped up whilst browsing, and for $20 all-in, I figured why not?
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« Reply #16447 on: January 11, 2017, 10:02:44 AM »



Kosler's Prokofiev cycle popped up whilst browsing, and for $20 all-in, I figured why not?

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #16448 on: January 11, 2017, 10:10:20 AM »
Yeah, the Kosler was a good choice.

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« Reply #16449 on: January 11, 2017, 10:42:18 AM »
Winning!

Kosler made some great Dvorak discs. I found the best price incl. shipping was on Presto Classical. It's on its way !

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #16450 on: January 11, 2017, 01:19:47 PM »
From europadisc:


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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #16451 on: January 12, 2017, 06:08:07 AM »
From europadisc:



Nice.  :)

Do you have their Grand Motets release?  That one is high on my list.

I'll look forward to your impressions of this one.  ;)

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« Reply #16452 on: January 12, 2017, 06:13:02 AM »
Nice.  :)

Do you have their Grand Motets release?  That one is high on my list.

I'll look forward to your impressions of this one.  ;)
I have the Christie disc of motets, which is very good. Not the one by this band. Isbe har a release date early Next week IIRC (at least in the UK where I ordered this).

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #16453 on: January 12, 2017, 10:34:19 AM »
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« Reply #16454 on: January 12, 2017, 10:37:56 AM »
Expanding my Hindemith collection a bit (I blame Karl ;) ) -



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« Reply #16455 on: January 12, 2017, 10:45:06 AM »
Expanding my Hindemith collection a bit (I blame Karl ;) ) -
 

That is an outstanding work. And thanks to Karl, I've dug out my Wergo Hindemith operas, many of them early purchases from when the CD bug bit.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #16456 on: January 12, 2017, 10:47:10 AM »
Expanding my Hindemith collection a bit (I blame Karl ;) ) -

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #16457 on: January 12, 2017, 11:41:00 AM »
That is an outstanding work. And thanks to Karl, I've dug out my Wergo Hindemith operas, many of them early purchases from when the CD bug bit.

Good to hear, erato.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #16458 on: January 13, 2017, 05:08:19 AM »
Really chuffed to finally get my hands on the new-ish recording of Stanford's Stabat Mater, Song to the Soul and Resurrection (Bournemouth SO/David Hill). As it happens, my third Stabat Mater purchase in the last month, with Dvorak's at the end of December and Szymanowski's last week.


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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #16459 on: January 13, 2017, 06:29:44 AM »
Really chuffed to finally get my hands on the new-ish recording of Stanford's Stabat Mater, Song to the Soul and Resurrection (Bournemouth SO/David Hill). As it happens, my third Stabat Mater purchase in the last month, with Dvorak's at the end of December and Szymanowski's last week.


Interested to hear what you think. I have that one and the Chandos wishlisted.
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