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Offline North Star

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« Reply #17320 on: April 21, 2017, 08:21:40 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 #17321 on: April 21, 2017, 08:27:51 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 #17322 on: April 21, 2017, 08:32:40 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 #17323 on: April 21, 2017, 08:36:45 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 #17324 on: April 21, 2017, 09:06:52 AM »
These arrived today:






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« Reply #17325 on: April 21, 2017, 02:25:00 PM »
Both good for sure. I got the Previn cycle a while back, also very good. But nothing beats Ashkenazy/RCO in Symphonic Dances. Exhilarating.

Well, personally, one thing beats it: Ashkenazy and Previn playing the 2-piano version together.
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« Reply #17326 on: April 21, 2017, 05:23:52 PM »


One never has too much Gouvy. This is a fat book with 3 cds of rarely performed music.



A rarely heard work from a seldom heard composer. A much-touted issue in the french press and on music forums.

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« Reply #17327 on: April 21, 2017, 05:36:39 PM »
Recent purchases:



Part 2 of my Mendelssohn buying spree.


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« Reply #17328 on: April 21, 2017, 05:47:35 PM »


One never has too much Gouvy. This is a fat book with 3 cds of rarely performed music.



A rarely heard work from a seldom heard composer. A much-touted issue in the french press and on music forums.
I am interested in your feedback  :)

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« Reply #17329 on: April 21, 2017, 06:26:35 PM »
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.

Excellent. I’ve been looking at this set for awhile but decided it was time to take the plunge. Ashkenazy’s set has been a top choice of mine for quite some time, although my favorite performance of the 2nd is Rozhdestvensky’s and my favorite of the 3rd is Stokowski’s.
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« Reply #17330 on: April 21, 2017, 10:21:39 PM »
Recent purchases:



Part 2 of my Mendelssohn buying spree.



You should definitely enjoy that set; I will be be interested in your feedback eventually.


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I personally prefer Bach played on a harpsichord but that Schiff set is wonderful; I find his playing to be impeccable  :)
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« Reply #17331 on: April 21, 2017, 10:33:37 PM »
You should definitely enjoy that set; I will be be interested in your feedback eventually.

Thanks :) - looking forward to hearing these.
I think this is the set Florestan recommended and these are period performances?.

I personally prefer Bach played on a harpsichord but that Schiff set is wonderful; I find his playing to be impeccable  :)

I don't have a strong preference and enjoy Bach's keyboard music played on the Harpsichord or Piano depending on mood.
I used to have the GBV and Partitas from this set and enjoyed them (though I lost them a few years back) - looking forward to hearing them again along with his other (first round of) Bach recordings.

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« Reply #17332 on: April 21, 2017, 10:51:21 PM »

I used to have the GBV and Partitas from this set and enjoyed them (though I lost them a few years back) - looking forward to hearing them again along with his other (first round of) Bach recordings.

Agreed, Schiff's version of the Goldbergs is wonderful.
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« Reply #17333 on: April 21, 2017, 10:55:34 PM »
Thanks :) - looking forward to hearing these.
I think this is the set Florestan recommended and these are period performances?.

I actually recommended the set containing only the symphonies but yours is certainly better for featuring the concertos as well (haven't heard those versions, though). And yes, definitely HIP.



This, too, is a great set.
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« Reply #17334 on: April 22, 2017, 02:41:55 AM »
I ordered these at amazon.de:



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« Reply #17335 on: April 22, 2017, 03:40:59 AM »
I am interested in your feedback  :)

Will do ! This will be my first foray into these vaunted Bru Zane Foundation productions. I expect to really like these two. Next will be Les Danaïdes and the Théodore Dubois collection. Or maybe Uthal by Méhul. We'll see. They are not exactly cheap  ::).

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« Reply #17336 on: April 22, 2017, 03:53:57 AM »


One never has too much Gouvy. This is a fat book with 3 cds of rarely performed music.



A rarely heard work from a seldom heard composer. A much-touted issue in the french press and on music forums.
I am interested in your feedback  :)
I don't have the second, but the Gouvy is excellent. I like that it has a mix of works (piano, orchestral, chamber). The book is interesting too. I have about a dozen of these (look for sales though, otherwise pricey, although importcds has usually ok prices on these - better than some anyway). Some are better than others, but the Gouvy is still one of my favorites. It complements the symphonies nicely, (CPO series) if you already have that.
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« Reply #17337 on: April 22, 2017, 04:12:01 AM »


A rarely heard work from a seldom heard composer. A much-touted issue in the french press and on music forums.
Your purchase, André, prompted me to revisit this piece, as reported here. I'm sure you'l find much to enjoy in this (curious) opera.

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« Reply #17338 on: April 22, 2017, 04:45:56 AM »
Snapped up a reasonably priced copy from Amazon UK mp 8)

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« Reply #17339 on: April 22, 2017, 04:47:40 AM »
Thans guys, I'm sure I'll enjoy the Gouvy set. I have the symphonies, as well as the Requiem and Feuillets intimes (chamber works), 2 K617 issues. Gouvy is an unsung great french composer, coming between Berlioz and Debussy. His mastery of the german culture had a very strong influence over his musical make up.

I really look forward to hearing those early romantic French operas.