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Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« on: November 27, 2016, 12:45:42 PM »
Figured since this year seems to be flying by at such a rapid pace and we're already approaching December, this thread was in order. I might sit this one out a bit to compile my own list.
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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2016, 03:30:59 PM »
Schmidt-Kowalski Symphony 4 (not received yet)
Van Dieren Chinese Symphony
Daniel Jones Symphony 1 (not received yet)
Vaughan Williams 'The Solent' etc Naxos
Vaughan Williams: Symphony 8, Concerto for Two Pianos (Japanese EMI) Boult/Vronsky/Babin etc
Reissue of original 1970s EMI LP release.

On second thoughts I would now include Veale Symphony 2 instead of the Schmidt-Kowalski.
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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2016, 03:40:23 PM »
Schmidt-Kowalski Symphony 4 (not received yet)
Van Dieren Chinese Symphony
Daniel Jones Symphony 1 (not received yet)
Vaughan Williams 'The Solent' etc Naxos
Vaughan Williams: Symphony 8, Concerto for Two Pianos (Japanese EMI) Boult/Vronsky/Babin etc
Reissue of original 1970s EMI LP release.

A German, a Dutchman, an Englishman, and a Welshman. 8) That RVW Boult recording of the Concerto for Two Pianos is excellent, Jeffrey. Of course, I love his Symphony No. 8, too. :)
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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2016, 04:01:17 PM »




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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2016, 04:33:53 PM »
Some people just can't count...sigh.... ;) ;D . Anyway...I'm ready to post my list (in no particular order):

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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2016, 05:34:35 PM »

So happy you enjoyed it. It's one of my favorite Sterling releases.
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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2016, 11:53:18 PM »
I don't buy much music these days because of spotify, but of the newly released ones I've bought rather than streamed this year half a dozen that I can remember enjoying:

Glen Wilson's Froberger
Beauty Farm's Gombert II
Julian Perkin's Bach Suites
Orlando Consort's A Burning Heart (Machaut)
Harald Vogel's Georg Bohm - anyone tried any of the others in the same series - Lubeck, Bruhns,  the compilations?
Franz Raml Scheidt III
Ernst Levy Vol IV

I'll just mention that I think 2016 has been a bumper year for new releases of the sort of music I like. Best I can remember.
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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2016, 12:25:49 AM »

Beauty Farm's Gombert II
Thanks for reminding me of this.

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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2016, 01:21:13 AM »
- Getting the complete symphonies of William Alwyn (3 discs, but all purchased at the same time)

- Adding a further nine symphonies to my Havergal Brian cycle. (With the completion of the recorded cycle on the horizon, I'm already beginning to plan the marathon listen.)

- Prokofiev's Cinderella/Glazunov's The Seasons (Ashkenazy conducting)

- Finally starting a Schnittke collection, with Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3, and another disc of works including the Faust Cantata.
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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2016, 01:52:16 AM »
Schmidt-Kowalski Symphony 4 (not received yet)
Van Dieren Chinese Symphony
Daniel Jones Symphony 1 (not received yet)
Vaughan Williams 'The Solent' etc Naxos
Vaughan Williams: Symphony 8, Concerto for Two Pianos (Japanese EMI) Boult/Vronsky/Babin etc
Reissue of original 1970s EMI LP release.
How can something you have not got yet be a "top purchase"? Because they were so hard to find?
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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2016, 03:20:47 AM »
I'll list these (and I did buy a lot of stuff this year  :-[):

A recording that sheds completely new light on Threni, and IMHO (finally) cements the work's status as a true masterpiece.

 
These two count as one.  ;) Excellent collection of Robert Craft's Schoenberg recordings.


A bit of a nostalgia factor in this one (as a child, I owned excerpts on an Archiv produktion 45rpm disc), but in any event it is a wonderful set.

Stunning performances of two profoundly beautiful late Nono works.

The Estudios sinfónicos were one of Ginastera's last major works that remained unrecorded, and receive an excellent performance here.

Honorable mention:

Don Giovanni in the grand old manner...an enthralling performance with excellent solosists!
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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2016, 06:23:46 AM »
Visée - Pièces de théorbe - Jose Miguel Moreno [Glossa]

Kapsberger – Labirinto d'Amore - Thomas Dunford & Anna Reinhold [Alpha]

Westhoff - 6 Sonates for violin and basso continuo - David Plantier & Les Plaisirs du Parnasse [Zig Zag]

Fux and Kerll - Requiems - Vox Luminis [Ricercar]

Ferneyhough - Complete Piano Works - Nicolas Hodges [NEOS]

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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2016, 07:43:01 AM »


Honorable mention:

   
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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2016, 08:14:32 AM »


That set has been on my wishlist for way too long. I think it's an appropriate Christmas gift to myself... ;) Thanks for pointing it out, Karlo:)

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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2016, 08:19:49 AM »
That set has been on my wishlist for way too long. I think it's an appropriate Christmas gift to myself... ;) Thanks for pointing it out, Karlo:)

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You're welcome, Rafael8)
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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2016, 09:52:09 AM »
Vocal recital


Choral


Instrument recital


Orchestral


Contemporary


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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2016, 08:16:27 AM »
Box sets/cycles:


            
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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2016, 06:19:02 AM »
Individual CDs:


            
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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2016, 04:27:54 PM »
1) B.A. Zimmermann: 'Die Soldaten' (Teldec) and 'Requiem fur...' (Cybele)

2) Husa: 2CD set of wind works (Mark)

3) M.Feldman: 'Violin and Orchestra/ Coptic Light' (ColLegno); 'Triadic Memories'/Fafchamps'91 (SubRosa);
                                 'Untitled Composition' (Attacca); FREEMAN ETUDES/ FUSI (Stradivarius);
                                 'Late Piano Works Vols.2-3'/Schliermacher (MDG); 'Clarinet and SQ' (Metier- really, the one to get!)

4) Cage: shitloads of stuff (mostly on Mode)- oops on the above etudes...^^^

5) Y.Holler: 'Topic',etc. (Neos)

6) Kagel: 3 Piano Trios/Trio Image(?); 'Serenade' (CPO)
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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2016, 04:31:38 PM »
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I'm glad you also like Kagel snyprrr  8)

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