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Offline Daverz

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #20080 on: February 17, 2018, 01:19:52 AM »
It should be a good box I think - The Blomstedt/EMI recordings of the Symphonies were my first experience of Nielsen (and I enjoyed them when i listened to them again recently too). :)

Oops,  I meant I don't know the Blomstedt/EMI recordings, only the Decca ones.

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« Reply #20081 on: February 17, 2018, 01:45:26 AM »
Just out of sheer curiosity: do you have any interest in Brendel's work? He and Leonhardt are almost exact contemporaries, and I feel that Brendel experienced a similar artistic trajectory. I mean his last recordings have an extra and touching dose of humanity.  :)

P.S.: That said, I love their entire careers, and I consider Leonhardt the greatest XXth Century harpsichordist.

Brendel has never had great appeal for me, for the reasons you asume.

Thanks for pointing this out!  :)

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« Reply #20082 on: February 17, 2018, 01:46:20 AM »
From German Amazon



You mean business.....   :D

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #20083 on: February 17, 2018, 06:59:51 AM »









While I wait for my bargain priced CDs to arrive, I went ahead and spent four whole dollars on a day of music.
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« Reply #20084 on: February 17, 2018, 07:09:25 AM »
Brendel has never had great appeal for me, for the reasons you asume.

Thanks for pointing this out!  :)

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It's a shame!

I think Brendel has a lot of wonderful things to offer...  I have, for instance, a never-ending crush with his Schubert.:)
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« Reply #20085 on: February 17, 2018, 09:17:23 AM »
From Amazon UK mp


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« Reply #20086 on: February 17, 2018, 10:28:49 PM »
From Amazon UK mp



That’s a box set full of treasures. I’m sure you’ll find endless hours of enjoyment in it.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #20087 on: February 18, 2018, 01:20:16 AM »
I think Brendel has a lot of wonderful things to offer...  I have, for instance, a never-ending crush with his Schubert.:)

+ 1.

A GMGer who deleted his account long ago once labelled Brendel "the embodiment of bourgeois bad taste". I asssume he preferred proletarian bad taste.  ;D

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« Reply #20088 on: February 18, 2018, 02:28:35 AM »
+ 1.

A GMGer who deleted his account long ago once labelled Brendel "the embodiment of bourgeois bad taste". I asssume he preferred proletarian bad taste.  ;D
I also like Brendel writing



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« Reply #20089 on: February 18, 2018, 04:37:06 AM »
Picked up 2 sets of Wagner excerpts (I own the Klemperer one already as MP3's):




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« Reply #20090 on: February 18, 2018, 05:49:50 AM »
From jpc




I do not know if this production of Le prophète is any good.  But it is not like there is plenty to choose from.  This is it.
jpc charge too much fo shipping to France.  So I added this interesting box discussed in these pages




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« Reply #20091 on: February 18, 2018, 01:28:17 PM »
From jpc




I do not know if this production of Le prophète is any good.  But it is not like there is plenty to choose from.  This is it.
jpc charge too much fo shipping to France.  So I added this interesting box discussed in these pages



Is that a DVD or CD?
There's this CD version, which came out at the time the MET revived Prophete in the mid70s.  I saw that production.. It would do nicely on DVD, but probably was never taped.



Les Hugeunots is almost as badly served: one modern DVD production, a DVD with Sutherland, Sutherland's studio recording,  a 1991 recording, and several Opera d'Oro/Myto live offerings which offer either Sutherland or Gedda.

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« Reply #20092 on: February 18, 2018, 01:37:11 PM »
From Amazon UK mp

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #20093 on: February 18, 2018, 01:39:48 PM »
Is that a DVD or CD?
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There's this CD version, which came out at the time the MET revived Prophete in the mid70s.  I saw that production.. It would do nicely on DVD, but probably was never taped.


The diction in that CD with Marilyn Horne is really bad, to the point I cannot even recognize the language
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Les Hugeunots is almost as badly served: one modern DVD production, a DVD with Sutherland, Sutherland's studio recording,  a 1991 recording, and several Opera d'Oro/Myto live offerings which offer either Sutherland or Gedda.
The german DVD is a summum of bad taste.  Sutherland studio CD is OK, with the exception of Raul de Nangis.

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« Reply #20094 on: February 18, 2018, 01:44:22 PM »
CDThe diction in that CD with Marilyn Horne is really bad, to the point I cannot even recognize the language
The german DVD is a summum of bad taste.  Sutherland studio CD is OK, with the exception of Raul de Nangis.
And if you can't understand the diction, heaven help the rest of us!

Have you ever heard the Diederich Huguenots (the one from 1991)?

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« Reply #20095 on: February 18, 2018, 02:18:08 PM »
And if you can't understand the diction, heaven help the rest of us!

Have you ever heard the Diederich Huguenots (the one from 1991)?
No I have not.  A new production of Les Huguenots is schedule next year at Paris opera for the 350th anniversary of the institution.  Needless to say, I will be there !!

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #20096 on: February 18, 2018, 03:15:14 PM »
"Music should be able to invoke the natural emotions in all human beings. Music is not notes fixed on apiece of paper.” - Toru Takemitsu

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #20097 on: February 18, 2018, 04:02:01 PM »


Opinions are divided on that one. It will be my 3rd Mass of Life, the first in fully modern sound.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #20098 on: February 19, 2018, 06:34:02 AM »
Yet another opera with a libretto by Arrigo Boito:


In turns out that Giovanni Bottesini was not only "the Paganini of the double bass",, but also a successful conductor (he led the premiere of Verdi's Aïda in Cairo in 1871) and the composer of eight operas (the first of which, ito a Spanish libretto, was premiered in Havana in 1848). This Ero e Leandro (first performed in 1879) is based on one of Boito's earliest librettos (from 1871).
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #20099 on: February 19, 2018, 08:19:12 AM »
Just bought:

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