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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #17340 on: April 20, 2017, 07:27:33 AM »
2 operas of Johann Christian Bach





Haydn Armida



La Cenerentola (going to a performance in June)



Some Benjamin Godard





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« Reply #17341 on: April 20, 2017, 07:31:30 AM »

Some Benjamin Godard





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Some intriguing Godard! Particularly interested to hear what you think of the melodies disc. Not too long ago, I finally acquired a piano disc of his works, and I really enjoyed some of it.
Offenbach gets a raw deal in recordings considering his talent! For a discussion of this outstanding composer too little recorded: http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,5572.

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« Reply #17342 on: April 20, 2017, 07:43:56 AM »
Some intriguing Godard! Particularly interested to hear what you think of the melodies disc. Not too long ago, I finally acquired a piano disc of his works, and I really enjoyed some of it.
I had also heard some piano works a while back and decided to dig in further.  He died around 45 yo and was not a prolific composer.
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« Reply #17343 on: April 20, 2017, 12:11:20 PM »
Came today  (off line) across some bargains on Challenge Classics:




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« Reply #17344 on: April 20, 2017, 01:22:41 PM »
Came today  (off line) across some bargains on Challenge Classics:




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Have all three of them, and think them very good. Let me know what you think of them :)
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« Reply #17345 on: April 20, 2017, 01:27:09 PM »
Have all three of them, and think them very good. Let me know what you think of them :)

Good to hear - sounds encouraging!  :)

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« Reply #17346 on: April 20, 2017, 06:22:18 PM »
After listening to Bernstein's lecture on Berg:




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« Reply #17347 on: April 20, 2017, 06:29:16 PM »
After listening to Bernstein's lecture on Berg:





Bernstein did a lecture on Alban Berg? ??? I don’t recall that.
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« Reply #17348 on: April 20, 2017, 06:55:20 PM »
Bernstein did a lecture on Alban Berg? ??? I don’t recall that.
It is the latter part of his lecture on Schoenberg which many of you panned in another thread. He spoke at great lengths about the VC and the Kubelik recording was the one he used.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL2G83_wQWg

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« Reply #17349 on: April 20, 2017, 07:15:38 PM »
It is the latter part of his lecture on Schoenberg which many of you panned in another thread. He spoke at great lengths about the VC and the Kubelik recording was the one he used.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL2G83_wQWg

Okay, thanks. I’m definitely not going to be watching the rest of that video as the quality of the video itself is horrendous.
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« Reply #17350 on: April 21, 2017, 06:19:59 AM »
Just bought:

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« Reply #17351 on: April 21, 2017, 07:47:38 AM »
Just bought:


A top set. I have this incarnation (which includes the Tchaikovsky PC but somehow is not advertised on the cover):



Jansons and Ashkenazy are my favorites in the symphonies.
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« Reply #17352 on: April 21, 2017, 08:23:13 AM »
A top set. I have this incarnation (which includes the Tchaikovsky PC but somehow is not advertised on the cover):


Jansons and Ashkenazy are my favorites in the symphonies.

Both good for sure. I got the Previn cycle a while back, also very good. But nothing beats Ashkenazy/RCO in Symphonic Dances. Exhilarating.

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« Reply #17353 on: April 21, 2017, 08:47:41 AM »
But nothing beats Ashkenazy/RCO in Symphonic Dances. Exhilarating.
Completely agree. The playing of the Concertgebouw in the Symphonic Dances is truly unique in its rhymic clarity and distinctness of timbre.

Another GREAT Symphonic Dances is Oue/Minnesota on Reference Recordings - just a stunningly recorded and played occasion.

Of a more recent heritage I like Slatkin/Detroit in the Symphonic Dances. The symphonies are good but not as good as Askenazy or Jansons. To my ears they are just a bit lugubrious.

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« Reply #17354 on: April 21, 2017, 09:13:25 AM »
Completely agree. The playing of the Concertgebouw in the Symphonic Dances is truly unique in its rhymic clarity and distinctness of timbre.

Another GREAT Symphonic Dances is Oue/Minnesota on Reference Recordings - just a stunningly recorded and played occasion.

Of a more recent heritage I like Slatkin/Detroit in the Symphonic Dances. The symphonies are good but not as good as Askenazy or Jansons. To my ears they are just a bit lugubrious.

I will check out Oue/Minnesota. Minn. has been producing great recordings for decades, so it doesn't surprise me that they have a good Symphonic Dances.  8)
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« Reply #17355 on: April 21, 2017, 09:21:40 AM »
I recall quite liking Sokhiev's Symphonic Dances too. And it's selling for a tuppence. I'll have to restrain myself...

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« Reply #17356 on: April 21, 2017, 09:27:51 AM »
Bach: Mass in B minor [Gardiner]....





I have Gardiner's original version so it will be interesting to

a) hear his second version
b) compare the two versions
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« Reply #17357 on: April 21, 2017, 09:32:40 AM »
Bach: Mass in B minor


I have Gardiner's original version so it will be interesting to

a) hear his second version
b) compare the two versions
I have this disk.  It is nice, but there are more habited versions.  If you disagree let me know.
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« Reply #17358 on: April 21, 2017, 09:36:45 AM »
I have this disk.  It is nice, but there are more habited versions.  If you disagree let me know.

My opinion may be very biased as I am a big Gardiner fan  ;D
However, I will try to be as impartial as possible.
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« Reply #17359 on: April 21, 2017, 10:06:52 AM »
These arrived today:






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