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« Reply #23720 on: May 14, 2019, 03:15:46 PM »
Why did they not include I vespri siciliani?  It is certainly not dispensable.

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« Reply #23721 on: May 14, 2019, 09:05:29 PM »
I finally got around to buying this Ina Boyle CD which has been well recommended to me in the past here



That's a lovely disc! Hope you enjoy it.
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« Reply #23722 on: May 14, 2019, 09:06:36 PM »
Purchased from Pristine Classical, these newly remastered oldies:

The London Medea from 1959



The 1954 Sibelius symphonies 4 and 5 by Ormandy:



Prokofiev symphonies 5 and 6 by Stokowski:


That Ormandy and Stokowski release looks of great interest. Let us know what you think of them Andre.
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« Reply #23723 on: May 14, 2019, 10:26:02 PM »
Ordered today, most of the stuff is used and in very good condition. It is new to me, never did that before, lets see how it works out. Most reviews about the vendors were positive to very good. O, well hope it works out.

Conifer also issued the George Lloyd recordings on LP, I assume from a digital master. There is a good selection on eBay but I will hold fire until I hear what you think of performance/recording.

The Lyrita 4th is ordered. Delivery expected this weekend.
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« Reply #23724 on: May 14, 2019, 10:36:10 PM »
Conifer also issued the George Lloyd recordings on LP, I assume from a digital master. There is a good selection on eBay but I will hold fire until I hear what you think of performance/recording.

The Lyrita 4th is ordered. Delivery expected this weekend.

Well No.2/3/9/11 are already on the way to me. The moment they come in, I have to check them, which means listening right away. Sarge is a admirer of the Lloyd recordings, so far as I know, so I'll go for that. Apart from that there are no other recordings, so there is no choice if I want the music. :)
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« Reply #23725 on: May 15, 2019, 06:54:52 AM »



That's a lovely disc! Hope you enjoy it.

Thank you. A much anticipated CD.
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« Reply #23726 on: May 15, 2019, 11:31:08 AM »
Putting some finishing touches on a clear-out of my classical wishlist, plus caving in to a couple of impulse purchases of Alpha baroque stuff.

From Presto:



From Amazon:



From Amazon Marketplace:



Now all I need is a big Hyperion sale and for a cheap copy of Babayan's Mendelssohn Songs CD to show up.

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« Reply #23727 on: May 15, 2019, 12:08:34 PM »
Well No.2/3/9/11 are already on the way to me. The moment they come in, I have to check them, which means listening right away. Sarge is a admirer of the Lloyd recordings, so far as I know, so I'll go for that.

I like them all, the range of emotion. 2 has a tragic but ravishing slow movement. 3 is his shortest symphony. It has a Sturm und Drang first movement with an emotionally moving second subject and a gorgeous tragic slow movement. (Lloyd has an amazing ability to imbue the tragic with intense beauty.) The five movement 11 is almost Mahlerian. 9 juxtaposes a light opening movement (portraying a young, vibrant girl) with a bitter, dissonant slow movement (an old woman looking back, grief-stricken).

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« Reply #23728 on: May 15, 2019, 12:44:26 PM »
I like them all, the range of emotion. 2 has a tragic but ravishing slow movement. 3 is his shortest symphony. It has a Sturm und Drang first movement with an emotionally moving second subject and a gorgeous tragic slow movement. (Lloyd has an amazing ability to imbue the tragic with intense beauty.) The five movement 11 is almost Mahlerian. 9 juxtaposes a light opening movement (portraying a young, vibrant girl) with a bitter, dissonant slow movement (an old woman looking back, grief-stricken).

Sarge

Well this I will expect then. Thanks for shedding some light on what I am about to hear :)
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« Reply #23729 on: May 15, 2019, 03:25:51 PM »






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« Reply #23730 on: May 15, 2019, 03:59:09 PM »
I bought some Walton, too, Andre and one other recording:





Kyung Wha Chung’s performance of Walton’s Violin Concerto is still the one to beat for me. I’ve heard four other performances (Little, Kennedy, Heifetz, and Ehnes) and none of them can touch Chung’s intensity and complete dedication to this work.
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« Reply #23731 on: May 15, 2019, 05:06:33 PM »
Arkivmusic is having a 1 day sale. So I ordered

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« Reply #23732 on: May 16, 2019, 04:56:07 AM »
Just bought:

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« Reply #23733 on: May 16, 2019, 07:39:27 AM »
Just bought:



I didn't "get" the Variations on first listen, but this performance of the Symphony is an absolute crackerjack. Super fun.

Also, listen to Walton's Partita and Roussel's Suite in F back-to-back for a bit of a surprise.  ;)

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« Reply #23734 on: May 16, 2019, 08:19:51 AM »
Arkivmusic is having a 1 day sale. So I ordered


I’m interested in your comments on the Beethoven/Nagano set, Jeffrey. When you have the chance of course  :)

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« Reply #23735 on: May 16, 2019, 10:55:12 AM »
I bought some Walton, too, Andre and one other recording:




Kyung Wha Chung’s performance of Walton’s Violin Concerto is still the one to beat for me. I’ve heard four other performances (Little, Kennedy, Heifetz, and Ehnes) and none of them can touch Chung’s intensity and complete dedication to this work.
The Chung is a fine performance. This is the incarnation i have:



I like your cover art better as it shows a young KW Chung, such intensity and concentration. on mine i am not sure what the covert art has to do with the 2 works.


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« Reply #23736 on: May 16, 2019, 05:15:52 PM »
I didn't "get" the Variations on first listen, but this performance of the Symphony is an absolute crackerjack. Super fun.

Also, listen to Walton's Partita and Roussel's Suite in F back-to-back for a bit of a surprise.  ;)

I’ll have to try that, Brian. Sounds neat. 8)
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« Reply #23737 on: May 16, 2019, 05:16:56 PM »
The Chung is a fine performance. This is the incarnation i have:



I like your cover art better as it shows a young KW Chung, such intensity and concentration. on mine i am not sure what the covert art has to do with the 2 works.

I prefer this younger Chung cover, too, unfortunately I couldn’t find a decent cover for issue I actually bought, but it’s paired with the Elgar Cello Concerto. Yeah, that cover art with the butterflies makes no sense whatsoever.
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« Reply #23738 on: May 16, 2019, 08:33:07 PM »
I prefer this younger Chung cover, too, unfortunately I couldn’t find a decent cover for issue I actually bought, but it’s paired with the Elgar Cello Concerto. Yeah, that cover art with the butterflies makes no sense whatsoever.

I got it in this set, which is OOP:



There was yet another Decca set with different recordings of the Symphonies and Cello Concerto



And look at this:

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« Reply #23739 on: May 17, 2019, 02:16:10 AM »
Latest buys:






Now own all of this Symphony Cycle on CD. :)
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