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Offline Florestan

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« Reply #22700 on: January 23, 2019, 12:59:30 PM »
Just bought:



I sampled this set, the Hyperion series, and the series on Signum Classics and this one on EMI sounded the best to my ears. I figured you couldn’t go wrong with Ameling and Souzay (w/ Dalton Baldwin on piano).

I have it in this incarnation



and it's indeed excellent.
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« Reply #22701 on: January 23, 2019, 01:25:33 PM »
That looked familiar, and yes, I just found it at the bottom of a box in the shed. :)

Good grief...... :o

The LP box

 

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« Reply #22702 on: January 23, 2019, 03:35:15 PM »
Good grief...... :o

I have no room for 95% of my CDs in the house. They are ripped to FLAC files on the computer. Until they get ripped, they sit in boxes either in a self-storage unit or in the shed. The boxes are numbered and I have a spreadsheet which tells me what is in each box.
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« Reply #22703 on: January 23, 2019, 05:25:56 PM »
I have no room for 95% of my CDs in the house. They are ripped to FLAC files on the computer. Until they get ripped, they sit in boxes either in a self-storage unit or in the shed. The boxes are numbered and I have a spreadsheet which tells me what is in each box.

My spread sheet is my brain.  Bad idea.  Anyway, mine are ripped to ALAC, except for the SACDs and Blurays I have, of course.
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« Reply #22704 on: January 23, 2019, 07:11:40 PM »

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« Reply #22705 on: January 23, 2019, 07:21:07 PM »
That looked familiar, and yes, I just found it at the bottom of a box in the shed. :)

Very nice! 8)
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« Reply #22706 on: January 23, 2019, 07:22:14 PM »
I have it in this incarnation



and it's indeed excellent.

I was going to get the Brilliant issue, but the original EMI set was the same price, so I went with the original. :)
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« Reply #22707 on: January 23, 2019, 08:07:53 PM »


Is that the pianist in the cover photo? If so, someone has finally outdone Yuja Wang. :)

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« Reply #22708 on: January 23, 2019, 08:28:01 PM »
I was going to get the Brilliant issue, but the original EMI set was the same price, so I went with the original. :)

Probably a much more complete booklet in the original.

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« Reply #22709 on: January 24, 2019, 06:24:54 AM »
Is that the pianist in the cover photo? If so, someone has finally outdone Yuja Wang. :)

More appropriate if it was a recording of Rheingold  :)

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« Reply #22710 on: January 24, 2019, 07:42:49 AM »
Penderecki: Concerto Grosso No. 1 for three cellos and orchestra; Largo for cello and orchestra*; Sonata for cello and orchestra**
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« Reply #22711 on: January 24, 2019, 09:37:40 AM »


Good choice!   8)

Is that the pianist in the cover photo? If so, someone has finally outdone Yuja Wang. :)


Ha!  :D

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« Reply #22712 on: January 24, 2019, 12:51:35 PM »
Just ordered (used, from MP sellers):


I don’t know Muraro in Ravel, and he plays the two-hand version of La valse (which I only have with Florian Uhlig—a set I wasn’t overwhelmed with).


Mme. Canat de Chizy will be a completely new composer to me (dubbed, along with Betsy Jolas, a “French serial babe” by a no longer active GMG member, but from what I’ve read, she’s not really serial at all—let’s see).
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« Reply #22713 on: January 24, 2019, 08:06:49 PM »
Just ordered (used, from MP sellers):


I don’t know Muraro in Ravel, and he plays the two-hand version of La valse (which I only have with Florian Uhlig—a set I wasn’t overwhelmed with).

I hope you enjoy this recording more than I did. I find Muraro to be competent, but nothing really wowed or made me forget about my favorite performances. Muraro’s a fine pianist, though, but he’s up against some stiff competition.
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« Reply #22714 on: January 25, 2019, 03:08:00 AM »
Just bought:






See, they're even prettier when you arrange them like that and you can justify not having bought the 10th one which would just ruin everything.
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« Reply #22715 on: January 25, 2019, 07:21:02 AM »
See, they're even prettier when you arrange them like that and you can justify not having bought the 10th one which would just ruin everything.

Very true. ;) ;D
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« Reply #22716 on: January 25, 2019, 11:44:36 AM »
Over the last couple of days, via Amazon







I must admit that the main reason I got the Debussy jazz CD is simple completism.  Otherwise I would have 9 out of the 10 in the series, and feel silly in not having the 10th.

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« Reply #22717 on: January 25, 2019, 11:58:31 AM »
And from Arkivmusic

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« Reply #22718 on: January 25, 2019, 07:43:03 PM »




I must admit that the main reason I got the Debussy jazz CD is simple completism.  Otherwise I would have 9 out of the 10 in the series, and feel silly in not having the 10th.

Hah! :D I know the feeling, but this was one exception I was completely okay with making since this jazz disc really has nothing to do with Debussy or his music and more to do with the actual performers.
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« Reply #22719 on: January 25, 2019, 08:25:09 PM »
I already said this somewhere, but having sampled the "jazz" disc I was pleasantly surprised that it seemed far more Debussy than jazz.
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