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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #20100 on: February 21, 2018, 08:56:58 AM »
Just bought:



I have hardly any of Satie’s music in collection, so I figured this would be a great ‘grab all’ for me.
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« Reply #20101 on: February 21, 2018, 11:03:47 AM »
Having some Satie in one’s collection is a must. How much of it is something open to debate. I like his orchestral music as much as the piano pieces, but I don’t care much for his songs - ditties at best. But at the price, and in a nicely put together box such as this, you can’t go wrong. The only potential snag is that much of it dates from the seventies, when french sound engineers tended to produce pinched sounding recordings (voice and piano) or slightly vague and blowsy orchestral ones.

I’m tempted. Please report when you have a chance!

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« Reply #20102 on: February 21, 2018, 06:05:52 PM »
After expressing some misgivings about big boxes, I purchased 2 small ones (4 discs each) today:





Ondine has reissued their Rautavaaras by grouping the concertante and symphonic works by genres. I already had all the symphonies, but only 2 as ‘real’ discs (on Naxos), the rest being downloads. Most of the concertos will be new to me.

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« Reply #20103 on: February 21, 2018, 06:10:37 PM »
Having some Satie in one’s collection is a must. How much of it is something open to debate. I like his orchestral music as much as the piano pieces, but I don’t care much for his songs - ditties at best. But at the price, and in a nicely put together box such as this, you can’t go wrong. The only potential snag is that much of it dates from the seventies, when french sound engineers tended to produce pinched sounding recordings (voice and piano) or slightly vague and blowsy orchestral ones.

I’m tempted. Please report when you have a chance!

I got that set when it first came out.  It was a nice one-stop-shopping for everything beyond les suspects habituels. The price was pretty budgety. I don't remember anything about the sonics--but given my cheapo CD player, the sonics need to be really bad before I notice.

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« Reply #20104 on: February 21, 2018, 07:40:28 PM »
Thanks, I appreciate the feedback. Something to mull over... :)

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« Reply #20105 on: February 21, 2018, 08:02:18 PM »
Having some Satie in one’s collection is a must. How much of it is something open to debate. I like his orchestral music as much as the piano pieces, but I don’t care much for his songs - ditties at best. But at the price, and in a nicely put together box such as this, you can’t go wrong. The only potential snag is that much of it dates from the seventies, when french sound engineers tended to produce pinched sounding recordings (voice and piano) or slightly vague and blowsy orchestral ones.

I’m tempted. Please report when you have a chance!

Will do, Andre! 8) I’ll certainly be listening for any audio deficiencies, but not before the performances themselves. ;)
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #20106 on: February 22, 2018, 08:34:42 AM »
John Luther Adams: Everything That Rises (JACK Quartet) - Heard these guys do this live last summer, and loved it. An hour of microtonal bliss.



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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #20107 on: February 22, 2018, 11:19:54 AM »
Johann Christian Bach Woodwind Concertos Vol 1....


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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #20108 on: February 22, 2018, 07:52:33 PM »
Bought earlier this morning:

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #20109 on: February 22, 2018, 08:33:15 PM »
 

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« Reply #20110 on: February 23, 2018, 06:38:34 AM »
Just bought:



Being a fan of Schoenberg, I was quite surprised to find that I owned no recording of his piano music (aside from a Barenboim recording of Fünf Klavierstücke and Sechs kleine Klavierstücke).

Also bought:

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #20111 on: February 23, 2018, 09:55:30 AM »
Not music as such, but I’ve just taken this poster (100 x 70 cm) of the 1962 Maggio Musicale Fiorentino to be framed. Got it through AbeBooks from an Italian antiquarian bookshop (which had more such stuff):

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #20112 on: February 23, 2018, 06:00:32 PM »
Earlier tonight


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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #20113 on: February 24, 2018, 06:41:36 AM »
From amazon IT, after finding some high praises for this set in old quartets conversations here - All new works to me bar the Haydn's, Dvorak's and Schubert's.



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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #20114 on: February 24, 2018, 06:56:44 AM »
Ordered today ay JPC de. The Audite CD'S are in a reduced price action at jpc de. 16 titles.


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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #20115 on: February 24, 2018, 07:48:15 AM »
From amazon IT, after finding some high praises for this set in old quartets conversations here - All new works to me bar the Haydn's, Dvorak's and Schubert's.




Yes ! I have been listening to this set steadily for the past twenty years and you know what ? I still cant get tired of it.  Probably merits its place on my top 10 purchases of all times.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #20116 on: February 24, 2018, 08:54:08 AM »
They are certainly among the best recordings by the ABQ and some also among the best recordings of that repertoire. I have had all but the Schubert as separate issues for many years.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #20117 on: February 24, 2018, 09:09:19 AM »
Johann Christian Bach Woodwind Concertos Vol 1....



Very nice, aligreto!

I have volume two and it is excellent.  :)

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #20118 on: February 24, 2018, 09:34:52 AM »
One a book, the other CD. The story of ASMF. Tells the story of the beginning of the orchestra. Also with it, Beethoven symphonies 1& 2 by them conducted by Neville Marriner. Looking forward to both of them.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #20119 on: February 24, 2018, 02:32:23 PM »



Very nice, aligreto!

I have volume two and it is excellent.  :)

Hopefully after hearing Vol. 1 Vol. 2 will be on my List  ;D
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