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« Reply #20360 on: March 16, 2018, 07:31:03 PM »
Do let me know what you think of this recording, Jeffrey. I was rather impressed by Pollini’s Études in the Debussy DG box.

I think the only Pollini I have not liked was a Stockhausen piece. No doubt the fact that in general I don't like Stockhausen was the important thing in that, so no blame there. (That's not to say Pollini is the bee's knees in everything, just that he is generally high quality).

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« Reply #20361 on: March 16, 2018, 07:37:34 PM »
I think the only Pollini I have not liked was a Stockhausen piece. No doubt the fact that in general I don't like Stockhausen was the important thing in that, so no blame there. (That's not to say Pollini is the bee's knees in everything, just that he is generally high quality).

Yeah, Stockhausen definitely isn’t my thing for sure. Everything I’ve heard from Pollini has also been great.
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« Reply #20362 on: March 17, 2018, 04:03:01 AM »
Ordered two items today.

I am rather curious about the British Symphonies box, because of the many different interpretations of many works I already have.

The Foerster sounds amazing.


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« Reply #20363 on: March 17, 2018, 05:29:41 AM »
I hope you enjoy Foerster’s music more than I have, Harry. I find his music dreadfully drab.
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« Reply #20364 on: March 17, 2018, 06:17:17 AM »
I hope you enjoy Foerster’s music more than I have, Harry. I find his music dreadfully drab.

I almost have all his chamber works, and many of his orchestral works. For me he is one of the best composers in my collection :)
So you could say I enjoy it very much. ;)
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« Reply #20365 on: March 17, 2018, 06:42:38 AM »
More Debussy on the way...



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« Reply #20366 on: March 17, 2018, 07:44:29 AM »
I almost have all his chamber works, and many of his orchestral works. For me he is one of the best composers in my collection :)
So you could say I enjoy it very much. ;)

Yeah, I guess he’s just not my cup of tea. I like something a bit more native in my Czech music. ;)
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« Reply #20367 on: March 17, 2018, 12:11:58 PM »
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« Reply #20368 on: March 18, 2018, 06:06:26 AM »
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« Reply #20370 on: March 18, 2018, 09:29:20 AM »


Chamber music from early, middle and late Silvestrov, with the indefatigable Jenny Lin.


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« Reply #20371 on: March 18, 2018, 12:19:31 PM »
Just bought:



The Rachmaninov PTs recording comes highly recommended from Jens (SurprisedByBeauty).
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« Reply #20372 on: March 18, 2018, 06:58:10 PM »
Just bought:



How I managed to snag a copy of Jacobs’ set of Debussy’s Préludes for a decent price is beyond me, but hopefully it arrives in the desired condition I bought it in. Jacobs, for me, has that right Debussy touch and I’m quite looking forward to hearing him in one of favorite piano works. The Véronique Gens’ recording was pretty much self-recommending.

Also bought for a good price surprisingly as well:



Now I own all of Jacobs’ Debussy. 8)
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« Reply #20373 on: March 19, 2018, 04:04:49 AM »
Although I am not a table pounder, I will make an exception here.  Congratulation MI.  I dont have the Veronique Gens melodies.  I just wishlisted it.

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« Reply #20374 on: March 19, 2018, 04:07:42 AM »
Landed in time for Maiden-Listen Monday:

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« Reply #20375 on: March 19, 2018, 05:27:44 AM »
Although I am not a table pounder, I will make an exception here.  Congratulation MI.  I dont have the Veronique Gens melodies.  I just wishlisted it.

 8)
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« Reply #20376 on: March 19, 2018, 06:12:45 PM »
Received in the mail today, Monday, 19 MAR 2018:

Ture Rangstrom (1884-1947): Complete symphonies (4) + Dityramb (17'13) +Varhymn (8'02 + Intermezzo drammatico (16'25)--Michail Jurowski, cond. Norrkoping Symphony Orch.--3 cop CD set.

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848):  String Quartets 1-3 (55'19)--Pleyel Quartett Koln--cpo CD.
According to the Wikipedia article on the composer, Donizetti wrote 19 string quartets, so this is just a beginning.

Franz Lachner (1803-90): Konig Oedipus: Bühnenmusik zur Trgodie des Sophocles (Incidental Music for the Tragedy by Sophocles. (79'23)--audite CD, Jorg-Peter Weigle, cond., Munich RSO and Mens Choir.  To audite, it apparently is so inconceivable that anyone who is not a native German speaker could possibly be interested in Franz Lachner, that they have abstained from the usual practice of printing liner notes in multiple languages.  No English, no French, no Spanish, no Italian, just German. Sigh!

Franz Lachner:  Mass in F Major, Op. 130 for soloists & 2 choirs (30'14) |Stabat Mater, Op. 154 for soli and 2 choirs  |The 15th Psalm for couble choir (5'26)--Gerd Gugllhor, cond., Orpheus Choir + SATB soli.--Oehms CD.   This album does have some English language notes.  Kudos, Oehms!
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« Reply #20377 on: March 19, 2018, 07:23:54 PM »
Just bought for a blowout price via eBay:



I know Dancing Divertimentian thinks highly of this recording as does Rafael (ritter) I believe. For $12 (w/ free shipping), it seemed like a good deal to me.
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« Reply #20378 on: March 20, 2018, 02:09:46 AM »
Just bought for a blowout price via eBay:



I know Dancing Divertimentian thinks highly of this recording as does Rafael (ritter) I believe. For $12 (w/ free shipping), it seemed like a good deal to me.
No, ritter does not think highly of this recording, as he's never listened to it  :D. DD's enthusiasm has made me consider it, but with 9 compete recordings in my collection (one of them--Armin Jordan--remaining unlistened to so far), my priorities lie elsewhere... ;)
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« Reply #20379 on: March 20, 2018, 04:40:25 AM »







Sung in English, despite the german title. I love Musica Florea, such a lively ensemble.



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