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« Reply #17660 on: May 18, 2017, 06:46:09 AM »
Arrived today, a work that's been on my wishlist for a while:

Liszt: Christus
Gachinger Kantorei Stuttgart, Krakauer Kammerchor
Stuttgart RSO/Rilling

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« Reply #17661 on: May 18, 2017, 06:47:21 AM »
Cool!
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« Reply #17663 on: May 18, 2017, 08:53:48 AM »
Since the Buxtehude disc was canceled, I ordered this Dittersdorf:



I own that one but have not listened to it in a long time. From memory, expect very "Classically" structured works with lovely melodies and enjoyable music overall. I hope that you enjoy it  :)
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« Reply #17664 on: May 18, 2017, 11:19:41 AM »

Luz del Alva - Spanish Songs of the Early Renaissance





This might be my third La Morra disc.  Arianna Savall is on this disc too.

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« Reply #17665 on: May 18, 2017, 12:23:26 PM »
I own that one but have not listened to it in a long time. From memory, expect very "Classically" structured works with lovely melodies and enjoyable music overall. I hope that you enjoy it  :)

Thanks, I own the three earlier sinfonia discs of Naxos, so I think I have an idea what to expect. Just collecting slowly and now the price was nice.  ;)
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« Reply #17666 on: May 18, 2017, 12:25:00 PM »
Thanks, I own the three earlier sinfonia discs of Naxos, so I think I have an idea what to expect. Just collecting slowly and now the price was nice.  ;)

I did wonder about that; good for you.
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« Reply #17667 on: May 18, 2017, 12:26:57 PM »
Luz del Alva - Spanish Songs of the Early Renaissance





This might be my third La Morra disc.  Arianna Savall is on this disc too.

Very nice!  Enjoy.  :)

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« Reply #17668 on: May 19, 2017, 03:58:53 AM »
Landed this week, on the recommendation of our Poju:
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« Reply #17669 on: May 19, 2017, 05:56:10 AM »
Landed this week, on the recommendation of our Poju:

We are all awaiting the official Henning Skore.  8)

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« Reply #17670 on: May 19, 2017, 08:59:41 AM »
Landed this week, on the recommendation of our Poju:




I like those particularly Nos. 5 & 6. No. 5 is wonderful IMHO.
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« Reply #17671 on: May 19, 2017, 01:17:29 PM »



I bought this one for the Schoenberg Piano Concerto.
Someone here [apologies for not remembering who] recently mentioned this work and I listened to this particular performance on YT. As a result I now own it  :)
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« Reply #17672 on: May 19, 2017, 01:51:36 PM »



I bought this one for the Schoenberg Piano Concerto.
Someone here [apologies for not remembering who] recently mentioned this work and I listened to this particular performance on YT. As a result I now own it  :)

I think that was me.  It's a fine version of the Piano Concerto indeed, but I would advise against judging the Schoenberg Violin Concerto on the performance on that disc.  It's horribly screechy, and doesn't sing like the work should.

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« Reply #17673 on: May 19, 2017, 02:58:13 PM »
My first Alwyn:

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« Reply #17674 on: May 19, 2017, 03:27:08 PM »
From Arkivmusic.
The Corelli is by the same group which did the Vivaldi I posted yesterday.

Contents of the Chandos CD, from Arkiv's item page
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1.   Symphonic Rhapsody ("Spring") by Frederic Austin
Conductor:  Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1902-1907; England
2.   Blackdown, a tone poem from the Surrey Hills, for orchestra by William Alwyn
Conductor:  Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1926; England
3.   Tone Poem no 5 "The Witch of Atlas" by Granville Bantock
Conductor:  Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1902; England
4.   A Gloucestershire Rhapsody by Ivor Gurney
Conductor:  Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1919-1921; England
5.   A Berkshire Idyll by Henry Balfour Gardiner
Conductor:  Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1913; England
6.   The Solent, impression for orchestra by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor:  Rumon Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1903; England

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #17675 on: May 19, 2017, 10:13:52 PM »
Latest buy:



A re-purchase.
I like old music :)

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #17676 on: May 20, 2017, 12:03:11 AM »



I think that was me.  It's a fine version of the Piano Concerto indeed, but I would advise against judging the Schoenberg Violin Concerto on the performance on that disc.  It's horribly screechy, and doesn't sing like the work should.

Hat tip to you sir on the Piano Concerto.  ;)

Thank you for the comment on the Schoenberg Violin Concerto. I have no other version of this work nor do I know the work at all.
I will therefore guard against forming any opinion of the work based on my listening to this version.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #17677 on: May 20, 2017, 12:04:32 AM »
Latest buy:



A re-purchase.

I collected all of the original individual discs in that set until the plug was pulled on the project.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #17678 on: May 20, 2017, 01:12:25 AM »
I collected all of the original individual discs in that set until the plug was pulled on the project.

Yes, just the 12 Discs of Cantatas in this set from Archiv - I am really curious about the JEG Cantata discs on SDG: I suspect they are probably superior to the ones in my box but it is just speculation on my part.
How do you think the 2 Cantata cycles compare? (I am interested as I have been considering investing in the SDG box, assuming I will have the funds and inclination to do so at a later date).
I like old music :)

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« Reply #17679 on: May 20, 2017, 02:58:31 AM »
Yes, just the 12 Discs of Cantatas in this set from Archiv - I am really curious about the JEG Cantata discs on SDG: I suspect they are probably superior to the ones in my box but it is just speculation on my part.
How do you think the 2 Cantata cycles compare? (I am interested as I have been considering investing in the SDG box, assuming I will have the funds and inclination to do so at a later date).

As usual, this is one where different people who have both often disagree. For my part there is not really that much between them technically. They are the same forces on both after all.
However, for me, the SDG has the edge because they are live performances as opposed to the studio Archiv set. Also, if one is interested in such things, the presentation on the SDG is far superior with each edition having a very good booklet with it. I am not sure that this follows through into the big box edition; you would need to check that.
As I am typing this I am asking myself if I want to listen to a JSB Cantata under Gardiner what set would I reach for? The answer unquestionably is the SDG one so I suppose that really answers the question  :)
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