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« Reply #3140 on: October 28, 2013, 08:37:52 AM »
I just couldn't help myself:



This will be my first Lang Lang recording and I've purposely avoided him until I saw this disc. Now, my interest has definitely peaked. These are two of my favorite PCs with Rattle at the helm and this supposed 'virtuosic firebrand' at the piano. Should be good.
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« Reply #3141 on: October 28, 2013, 03:58:38 PM »
Just bought:



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« Reply #3142 on: October 29, 2013, 04:25:53 AM »

I'm hoping this will be a gem. Had a heck of a time finding a performance of the Martin to download. I got the CD in the mail today. 

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« Reply #3143 on: October 29, 2013, 04:45:21 AM »
If my name were "Marc Briquet," my nickname would be "Charcoal" . . . .
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« Reply #3144 on: October 29, 2013, 05:24:30 AM »
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« Reply #3145 on: October 29, 2013, 05:40:30 AM »
If my name were "Marc Briquet," my nickname would be "Charcoal" . . . .
Mr. Bloch: Mr. Leggo? I know, wrong spelling and not as good as yours.
Got this one today also:

And this finally came in the mail:

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« Reply #3146 on: October 29, 2013, 05:58:13 AM »
If my name were "Marc Briquet," my nickname would be "Charcoal" . . . .
Coleman Briquet, sounds like Les Six meets jazz..
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« Reply #3147 on: October 29, 2013, 08:43:57 AM »
If my name were "Marc Briquet," my nickname would be "Charcoal" . . . .

"Bri-kay residence, lady of the house speaking..."

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« Reply #3148 on: October 29, 2013, 08:59:55 AM »
Nice!
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« Reply #3149 on: October 29, 2013, 10:12:39 AM »
Coleman Briquet, sounds like Les Six meets jazz..

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« Reply #3150 on: October 29, 2013, 07:11:33 PM »
Ordered this afternoon (Arkiv is now running a sale on some selected Naxos CDs of which these are some)
Hat tips to Greg, Erato, and Lethe (for the Moeran), and probably others here that I've forgotten about. Other than the Rachmaninov,  I don't have other recordings of these pieces, and in fact, except for Bloch and possibly Casella and Turina,  I have no other recordings from these composers.  Which is why Lethe gets a hat tip....


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« Reply #3151 on: October 29, 2013, 08:15:31 PM »
Also Archivmusic:


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« Reply #3152 on: October 30, 2013, 03:00:07 AM »


I'm enjoying this series too much not to have them all. I decided I like it much better than the Schoonderwoerd (more drama, more color, more verve!). With all the HIP Mozart out there, perhaps it's not getting so much attention. But I think there is much to recommend here.

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« Reply #3153 on: October 30, 2013, 05:18:35 AM »
Schoeck and Schreker recommended by Jens; Rameau recommended by Monkey Greg (and not recommended by Gordon Shumway  :D )




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« Reply #3154 on: October 30, 2013, 05:59:32 AM »
That Notturno is fantastic, but it is the only work of Schoeck's that speaks to me.

When I wrote that Notturno was the only Schoeck work that spoke to me, I erred. Elegie, Op. 36 is another work of his I like, quite a bit - maybe even more than Notturno.


Nothing by Schoeck has grabbed me, including the Elegie (which is a pretty popular piece around here--the problem is me obviously) but hope springs eternal. I bought the CD mainly for the Schreker but will give the Schoeck a fair listen.

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« Reply #3155 on: October 30, 2013, 08:14:30 AM »


  Thanks to Opus106  8) I shall soon be the owner of this highly praised set:

 



  The Alban Berg set is the only COMPLETE recording of the Beethoven string quartets that I have in my collection.  The Vegh recording has been unavailable for so many years and soon on Nov.11, 2013 on Presto Classical it will be released for £26.20 delivered!  So much praise has been heaped on this recording.

  marvin

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« Reply #3156 on: October 30, 2013, 11:03:52 AM »

Excellent choices, Jeffrey, especially those three!

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« Reply #3157 on: October 30, 2013, 01:56:24 PM »


I'm enjoying this series too much not to have them all. I decided I like it much better than the Schoonderwoerd (more drama, more color, more verve!). With all the HIP Mozart out there, perhaps it's not getting so much attention. But I think there is much to recommend here.

No doubt these Brautigam/Kölner Akademie/Willens disks are uniformly excellent. However, I disagree about the comparison with Schoonderwoerd because I think his Mozart on Accent (the solo keyboard performances included) is one of the most exciting services provided today to the composer's music.

Schoonderwoerd seems dedicated to the labor of rethinking from a historical and critical standpoint every aspect of this music: The very nature of the instruments used, the relation between soloist and orchestra, the size of the orchestra, the origins and original scores of every piece and so. 

That said, although Brautigam and Willens are excellent, artistically and sonically they are a sort of middle point between Bilson/Gardiner and some great performances on modern piano, as Perahia or Schiff. 


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« Reply #3158 on: October 30, 2013, 09:58:06 PM »
No doubt these Brautigam/Kölner Akademie/Willens disks are uniformly excellent. However, I disagree about the comparison with Schoonderwoerd because I think his Mozart on Accent (the solo keyboard performances included) is one of the most exciting services provided today to the composer's music.

Schoonderwoerd seems dedicated to the labor of rethinking from a historical and critical standpoint every aspect of this music: The very nature of the instruments used, the relation between soloist and orchestra, the size of the orchestra, the origins and original scores of every piece and so. 

That said, although Brautigam and Willens are excellent, artistically and sonically they are a sort of middle point between Bilson/Gardiner and some great performances on modern piano, as Perahia or Schiff.
I really like the new recording of Schoonderwoerd playing Mozart's keyboard sonatas a lot. I think his take on them is really exciting. The tangent piano and the clavichord sound wonderful and he uses them to great effect. He really makes the music come alive. I never acquired the Bilson/Gardiner concerto set but I do have Immerseel's and and Levin's respective sets. I like Brautigam's gusto...seems like Schoonderwoerd is a bit more delicate and deliberate. I'm glad to have all these in my collection though and I'll still consider picking up the next Schoonderwoerd release.   

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« Reply #3159 on: October 31, 2013, 10:23:00 AM »


I ordered this as all sources declares it significantly better than the Haim version which I have. And of course the cantata series on Glossa are all brilliant.