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Offline Traverso

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #21360 on: July 08, 2018, 02:13:45 AM »
Hans Werner Henze

16 CD
Long overdue


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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #21361 on: July 08, 2018, 06:29:51 AM »
Just ordered Scriabin and Janacek Poems performed by Stephen Hough

Has

Scriabin
Piano Sonatas 5 & 4
Poeme in F Sharp Major
Vers La Flamme poeme

Janacek
On the Overgrown Path
Piano Sonata From the Street

Ashamed to say that I'm not familiar with either of these composers, and the only Scriabin I have is performed by Lang Lang, so think it needs rectifying. Looking forward to indulging.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #21362 on: July 08, 2018, 08:24:45 AM »
Hans Werner Henze

16 CD
Long overdue


An excellent survey if this interesting (if uneven) composer’s output, beautifully produced by DG. I hope you enjoy it, Traverso.

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I was favourably impressed by Paul Le Flem’s (new to me) piano mudic, and these were available cheaply on Amazon (or via MP sellers) here in Spain:



The last one is quite intriguing: a short (ca. 40’) operatic adaptation—initially thought to be performed as a shadow play—of The 23th century chantefable Aucassin et Nicolette, scored for 5 vocal soloists, chorus, strings, harp, piano and organ.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #21363 on: July 08, 2018, 04:43:34 PM »
An excellent survey if this interesting (if uneven) composer’s output, beautifully produced by DG. I hope you enjoy it, Traverso.

THREAD DUTY:

I was favourably impressed by Paul Le Flem’s (new to me) piano mudic, and these were available cheaply on Amazon (or via MP sellers) here in Spain:



The last one is quite intriguing: a short (ca. 40’) operatic adaptation—initially thought to be performed as a shadow play—of The 23th century chantefable Aucassin et Nicolette, scored for 5 vocal soloists, chorus, strings, harp, piano and organ.


I'm sure  that  it  is  an  attractive  box. There  are new, unknown  pieces in this box but that is only  a surprise.  It is more accessible as  Xenakis.
It is a real bargain, only  48 euro's.
I have  to  go not  to fast and relisten a lot of  recordings with modern classical music that  I purchased lately  . This box  was an  easy  choice.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #21364 on: July 09, 2018, 05:30:44 AM »
A must have.


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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #21365 on: July 09, 2018, 07:23:14 AM »
A few gems I found at a used record/CD store. The Shostakovich is vinyl, and features one of the best DSCH album covers of all time. Captions are welcomed  ;D




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« Reply #21366 on: July 09, 2018, 08:14:32 AM »
A few gems I found at a used record/CD store. The Shostakovich is vinyl, and features one of the best DSCH album covers of all time. Captions are welcomed  ;D




My first ever Shostakovich lp ! Unmatched IMHO.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #21367 on: July 09, 2018, 08:17:53 AM »
Captions are welcomed  ;D



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« Reply #21368 on: July 09, 2018, 08:44:56 AM »
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 [Morris]


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« Reply #21369 on: July 09, 2018, 02:40:56 PM »
Captions are welcomed  ;D



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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #21370 on: July 09, 2018, 03:00:33 PM »
Hans Werner Henze

16 CD
Long overdue



I’m tempted, but at least half of the contents is made of vocal works in languages other than English (or French), and no texts are provided. This is an egregious failing from DGG. How can one appreciate this music in these conditions ? :-[

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« Reply #21371 on: July 09, 2018, 03:09:23 PM »
There seems to be a big sale on some Czech Phil / Zdenek Macal Mahlers on the Exton label. I just purchased these two for less than 3 bucks:


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Also, this Mozart Serenade by Harnoncourt:


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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #21372 on: July 09, 2018, 05:27:12 PM »
My first ever Shostakovich lp ! Unmatched IMHO.

Great to hear, Andre. I have read some great things about Kondrashin's DSCH.



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« Reply #21373 on: July 09, 2018, 06:09:25 PM »
"And let there be fog gently rising from the waters.." said the creator as he squinting'ly surveyed his work.

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Veit Bach-a baker who found his greatest pleasure in a little cittern which he took with him even into the mill and played while the grinding was going on. In this way he had a chance to have the rhythm drilled into him. And this was the beginning of a musical inclination in his descendants. JS Bach

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #21374 on: July 09, 2018, 11:14:24 PM »
Tchaikovsky: Symphonic Poems; Manfred Symphony
Russian National Orchestra/Pletnev

3 discs including four works I've never heard before (marked with an asterisk below):

Romeo and Juliet
Francesca da Rimini
Voyewoda*
The Tempest
Marche slave
Festival Overture on the Danish National Anthem*
Fate*
Hamlet
Capriccio Italien
Overture in F major*
Manfred Symphony
1812 Overture

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #21375 on: July 09, 2018, 11:34:45 PM »
I closed my eyes and ordered this:


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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #21376 on: July 10, 2018, 12:43:23 AM »
I closed my eyes and ordered this:



It was a good decision to close your eyes, I am still in the process of coming to terms with the cover, which will probably never happen, so maybe I should stream it from a provider and ignore the cover.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #21377 on: July 10, 2018, 01:21:01 AM »
I’m tempted, but at least half of the contents is made of vocal works in languages other than English (or French), and no texts are provided. This is an egregious failing from DGG. How can one appreciate this music in these conditions ? :-[

It is indeed very unfortunate that no texts-libretos are present in this edition.
It did not stop me from buying this box, maybe there is something to find on the internet.
Unfortunately, it is common practice not to deliver any more texts in these major editions.

 
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #21378 on: July 10, 2018, 02:02:55 AM »
Is there a download available of the texts? There are at least some Deutsche Grammophon products where this is the case.
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« Reply #21379 on: July 10, 2018, 02:07:09 AM »
Is there a download available of the texts? There are at least some Deutsche Grammophon products where this is the case.

Maybe there is some information in the box about that.