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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18020 on: July 16, 2017, 08:37:47 AM »
I only know these two and both are excellent. You should enjoy them both a lot  :)

Thanks!  :)

Any other recommendations on that series are welcome.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18021 on: July 16, 2017, 08:46:42 AM »
forgot to mention this arrival yesterday (today's post has not yet been delivered, not sure anything will be coming, though I have plenty of open orders  ;D ):


this looks amazing!
Just got started with book 2.  Man, that Egidus qwartet, what an ensemble !  never a boaring moment.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18022 on: July 16, 2017, 08:47:13 AM »
Any other recommendations on that series are welcome.

This:

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18023 on: July 16, 2017, 04:16:45 PM »
Meeting him was completely unexpected and a definite thrill for this Holmboe-nerd.

Nice!

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18024 on: July 17, 2017, 02:34:22 AM »
Landed yesterday.  I admit it:  I am mildly amused that there are two different spellings of Mieczysław.

Pleased to find that the Quintet (of which I already had two recordings) is an arrangement for piano, string orchestra . . . & percussion.

Less annoyed 0:) than I thought I might be that, in fact, the first three Chamber Symphonies do indeed consist substantially of reworkings of quartets—“The changes between the Second Quartet and the Chamber Symphony № 1 are minor”; “The [Chamber Symphony № 2] is in large part a transcription of his third sting quartet”; “Three out of four movements of the Chamber Symphony № 3 (1990), are either based on or actual transcriptions from his String Quartet № 5 (composed in June/July 1945).”  They are, after all, the composer’s own work of adaptation, and to be sure, I have yet to firm up my acquaintance of even those few of the quartets which I have already heard.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18025 on: July 17, 2017, 02:34:45 AM »
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18026 on: July 17, 2017, 07:01:31 AM »
Spohr: Complete Piano Trios [Beethoven Trio Ravensburg]....


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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18027 on: July 17, 2017, 11:49:54 AM »
I finally located a (used) copy--at an affordable price--of this long OOP CD:



George Enescu conducting Bartók's Music for String, Percussion and Celesta !!!!!!!!! (plus Enesco's Romanian Rhaposdy No. 2, and works by Lipatti).
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18028 on: July 17, 2017, 12:11:04 PM »
With deep thanks to Harry






Anyone in the least bit interested in the Prazak set needs to get their keyboard in gear and over at JPC: sale price there in €19.99

Landed today. JPC must put turboboosters on their shipments. Usual travel time for an order out of Europe is 2-3 weeks.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18029 on: July 17, 2017, 02:59:58 PM »
This whets my appetite ! I'll eagerly watch for the mailman's car tomorrow !  :)

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Bought today, delivery in 2 week's time. There were many other prioritary DG, so I had always overlooked this set, which seems to have a good reputation. Omission corrected.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18030 on: July 17, 2017, 03:06:37 PM »
This whets my appetite ! I'll eagerly watch for the mailman's car tomorrow !  :)

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Bought today, delivery in 2 week's time. There were many other prioritary DG, so I had always overlooked this set, which seems to have a good reputation. Omission corrected.

Oooo yeah...cream of the crop. Don't miss Fricsay's Figaro and Abduction, either.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18031 on: July 17, 2017, 07:20:41 PM »
Here's a new one:



Received this set a few days ago. Disc 1 has a label printed on the data side that says "Sorry Print Sample Only" and it does not play. This is a level of stupidity I have never seen from any record label.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18032 on: July 18, 2017, 02:46:44 AM »
I only infrequently order from BRO.  When I do, I am sometimes a bit whimsical.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18033 on: July 18, 2017, 02:51:12 AM »
I admit that I found it pointless to resist Vivaldi, JSB, Piazzolla’s Michelangelo, the Polka from Shostakovich’s The Golden Age, Schnittke’s Gogol Suite, and Gershwin, played by domra, bayan & contrabass balalaika.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18034 on: July 18, 2017, 04:37:39 AM »
Oooo yeah...cream of the crop. Don't miss Fricsay's Figaro and Abduction, either.

After 45 years of Mozart listening, I have come to be hooked only by Don Giovanni, the Abduction (that one only recently) and Magic Flute. The other Mozart operas I now enjoy once in a rare while. For many, many years DG ranked first in my list of operas to take on the desert island. But opera as a genre has somewhat receded in the background in the past decade.

I have Fricsay's Magic Flute (superb), will explore the others eventually. Thanks for the tip!

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18035 on: July 18, 2017, 06:29:13 AM »
Here's a new one:



Received this set a few days ago. Disc 1 has a label printed on the data side that says "Sorry Print Sample Only" and it does not play. This is a level of stupidity I have never seen from any record label.
What the hell??

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18036 on: July 18, 2017, 06:34:54 AM »
What the hell??

Yes. Bizarre. I reported it to the Amazon Marketplace vendor that sold it to me, Classical Music Superstore. They replied inquiring which disc is affected. I'll report how they handle it.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18037 on: July 18, 2017, 07:15:37 AM »
Hello, back home from my month in Denmark/Germany... and I have more CDs than anything else as mementos.

Will catalogue the classical purchases here in bits and pieces as I work through them. First up: stumbled across in a second-hand shop in Aarhus.



Hello, Orfeo, I guess you had a nice trip to Europe? My question is probably more appropriate in another thread, but I'm curious about your (supposed) attempts at trying to communicate in Danish. How did you do?

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18038 on: July 18, 2017, 11:35:11 AM »
Just arrived:



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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #18039 on: July 18, 2017, 10:12:11 PM »
Hello, Orfeo, I guess you had a nice trip to Europe? My question is probably more appropriate in another thread, but I'm curious about your (supposed) attempts at trying to communicate in Danish. How did you do?

I can't think of any thread that's appropriate.  ;D

Honestly, I've learned the wrong language in some ways because I didn't find anyone in Denmark who didn't speak excellent English. But I learned a few things:

1. I can read Danish advertising like a dream. Short, direct sentences mean that it's all at my reading level.

2. My pronunciation is good enough that people can understand me almost all the time, which made me very happy. I can string together a sentence or two, and a couple of times managed to puzzle people slightly when I switched to English, which made me even MORE happy because it showed it wasn't completely obvious I was an English-speaker dabbling in Danish.

2A. My crowning achievement was telling a hotel receptionist that I had bought some cheese but didn't have anything to cut it with, because she went and fetched a knife.

3. I could understand other people if the context gave me some idea of what they were talking about. If someone just randomly started talking my chances were much lower. It's a damned difficult spoken language.

4. Danes are very prepared to apologise for how damned difficult their spoken language is.
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