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« Reply #19720 on: January 16, 2018, 05:11:31 PM »


My first ever Rosenkavalier...



Nos 3 and 8 will be new additions as well.



Orchestral excerpts from Bruneau’s operas. Émile Zola wrote the libretto for 2 of these operas, the 3rd one being written on a Zola story.



2 discs, with half of these interpretations already included in the EMI Delius collection. I had to have it all.

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« Reply #19721 on: January 16, 2018, 05:16:52 PM »


2 discs, with half of these interpretations already included in the EMI Delius collection. I had to have it all.

I treasure that collection of Barbirolli recordings. If I recall correctly, the notes have a touching description of Barbirolli's last recording sessions, and a splendid photo of Barbirolli conducting the a recording session in Kingsway Hall.
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« Reply #19722 on: January 16, 2018, 06:13:22 PM »


2 discs, with half of these interpretations already included in the EMI Delius collection. I had to have it all.

A set I’ve treasured for years and that’s been in my collection since ’09. Barbirolli’s Delius is certainly in a class of its’ own. His performance of In a Summer Garden and Appalachia are still my references for these works. I’ve even come to prefer him over Beecham, which is blasphemy amongst Delians I’m sure, but I don’t care. Beecham wasn’t all that IMHO. Am I grateful for the work Beecham has done for Delius? Absolutely, but many better Delians have walked the road after Beecham to even greater effect (thanks in large part to the advancement in recording technology and more-rounded orchestras).
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« Reply #19723 on: January 16, 2018, 07:48:43 PM »
Bought a good bit of Respighi:









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« Reply #19724 on: January 17, 2018, 12:23:44 AM »
My Warner complete Debussy set finally arrived!  :) I cancelled the amazon.fr order (the parcel was nowhere to to be found, and no delivery date was being provided), and reordered from amazon.es.



First listen was to André Caplet's transcription of the Images pour orchestre for piano duet, with Jean-Francois Heisser and Georges Plüdermacher. Rondes de printemps is one of my favourite Debussy pieces (in its orchestral guise or in this reduction). Merveilleux!

And some more Wolf-Ferrari; this recording of La Vita Nuova--a piece that has gained some circulation because apparently a segment was used in the soundtrack one of the Hannibal Lecter films--is long OOP, and I found a secondhand copy for a pittance.

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« Reply #19725 on: January 17, 2018, 02:38:49 AM »
My Warner complete Debussy set finally arrived!  :) I cancelled the amazon.fr order (the parcel was nowhere to to be found, and no delivery date was being provided), and reordered from amazon.es.



First listen was to André Caplet's transcription of the Images pour orchestre for piano duet, with Jean-Francois Heisser and Georges Plüdermacher. Rondes de printemps is one of my favourite Debussy pieces (in its orchestral guise or in this reduction). Merveilleux!

Very glad you got it at last!  :)

I also am intrigued by all the transcriptions in that edition. One of the most interesting features of it, imo. But one thing at a time... now I'm (very slowly) going through all the piano pieces played by new (for me) pianists. I'm quite curious to hear Egorov on the Préludes...

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« Reply #19726 on: January 17, 2018, 06:41:00 AM »
Good to see you received that Debussy set, Rafael. It’s a beauty, isn’t it?
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« Reply #19727 on: January 17, 2018, 06:56:00 AM »
Good to see you received that Debussy set, Rafael. It’s a beauty, isn’t it?
Oh, yes...very nicely presented indeed! Listening to the late, wonderful piano piece Berceuse Héroïque  (with its touching quotation of  the Belgian national anthem La  Brabançonne) as I write...

Good day, John!

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« Reply #19728 on: January 17, 2018, 06:57:09 AM »
Oh, yes...very nicely presented indeed! Listening to the late, wonderful piano piece Berceuse Héroïque  (with its touching quotation if the Belgian national anthem La  Brabançonne) as I write...

Good day, John!

Excellent. Good day to you as well. :)
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« Reply #19729 on: January 17, 2018, 11:07:13 AM »
Sallinen Complete Symphonies Concertos....





I am moving into unknown territory here.
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« Reply #19730 on: January 17, 2018, 11:39:02 AM »
Sallinen Complete Symphonies Concertos....





I am moving into unknown territory here.

I went through that set a few years ago and derived a lot of pleasure from it. I particularly remember the horn concerto being a fun piece. I hope you have a similarly rewarding experience.

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« Reply #19731 on: January 17, 2018, 11:49:14 AM »
Sallinen Complete Symphonies Concertos....





I am moving into unknown territory here.

I need to revisit this set myself and get more familiar with Sallinen’s style.
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« Reply #19732 on: January 17, 2018, 12:03:36 PM »
Choreographed


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« Reply #19733 on: January 17, 2018, 12:23:35 PM »



I went through that set a few years ago and derived a lot of pleasure from it. I particularly remember the horn concerto being a fun piece. I hope you have a similarly rewarding experience.

Thank you for that. I am quite partial to a Horn Concerto so I will watch out, with interest, for that one  :)
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« Reply #19734 on: January 17, 2018, 12:28:36 PM »
Thank you for that. I am quite partial to a Horn Concerto so I will watch out, with interest, for that one  :)

Given my history of mis-remembering, I hope there actual is a horn concerto by Sallinen! :)

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« Reply #19735 on: January 17, 2018, 01:09:31 PM »
Given my history of mis-remembering, I hope there actual is a horn concerto by Sallinen! :)

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« Reply #19736 on: January 17, 2018, 01:36:04 PM »
Straying further from the beaten track of the operatic repertoire. Antonio Smareglia’s La Falena is supposed to be an interesting attempt at wagnerism by this now forgotten composer, and apparently much superior to the better known Nozze istriane (a verismo piece that enjoyed some circulation in its day). The libretto is by a notable figure of the irredentismo movement, Silvio Benco.

This is long OOP, but a copy surfaced in a Spanish collectors’ website at a decent price.



The 1975 performance from Trieste is conducted by Gianandrea Gavazzeni, that grand seigneur of Italian opera who worked indefatigably to revive obscure repertoire.
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« Reply #19737 on: January 17, 2018, 06:26:15 PM »
Given my history of mis-remembering, I hope there actual is a horn concerto by Sallinen! :)

Bingo:



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« Reply #19738 on: January 17, 2018, 06:45:30 PM »
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« Reply #19739 on: January 17, 2018, 07:57:26 PM »
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