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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2016, 04:35:03 PM »
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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2016, 05:28:09 PM »





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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2016, 05:38:04 PM »
In no specific order, these are my favorite (classical) purchases this year:









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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2016, 12:26:41 PM »
Many of these could be from the previous year, I'm bad at keeping track when I got what. Don't think I posted last year so few more than five this time.











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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2016, 12:40:20 PM »
Many of these could be from the previous year, I'm bad at keeping track when I got what. Don't think I posted last year so few more than five this time.

Looks like a nice eclectic selection!  :)

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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2016, 01:17:45 PM »
Looks like a nice eclectic selection!  :)

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But almost no French baroque at all, when I look at it.  :o  I'm hopelessly behind with newer releases. Italian baroque as well.
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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2016, 02:37:50 PM »
Assuming that Eduardo del Pueyo's LvB cycle is not better than Yu Kosuge's, the best of the year is:






Runners-up
Adolf Busch & Busch Quartet Complete Warner Recordings (Warner Classics)
Bach – Well Tempered Clavier; Pietro De Maria (Decca)
Beethoven – Complete Piano Sonatas; Yu Kosuge (Sony)
Brahms – Complete Piano Sonatas; Francois Frederic Guy (Evidence)
Debussy – Preludes; Francesco Piemontesi (Naive)
Franck – Piano Music; Michel Block (OM Records)
Schumann – Sonatas Opp 11 & 22, et al; Maurizio Baglini (Decca)
Liszt – Transcendental Etudes; Bertrand Chamayou (Sony)
Liszt – Harmonies poétiques et religieuses; Michael Korstick (CPO)
Liszt – Harmonies poétiques et religieuses; Pascal Amoyel (La Dolce Volta)
Liszt – Sonata, et al; Igor Kamenz (Ars Musici)
Messiaen – Vingt Regards; Markus Bellheim (NEOS)
Mozart – Piano Sonatas; Siegfried Mauser (Celestial Harmonies)
Mozart – Complete Piano Sonatas; Fazil Say (Warner Classics)



Non-classical standouts
Roisin Murphy – Overpowered
Moloko – Things To Make and Do
Zap Mama – A Ma Zone
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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2016, 02:39:41 PM »
Thievery Corporation is badass.

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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2016, 02:46:15 PM »
Thievery Corporation is badass.


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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2016, 11:37:43 PM »
But almost no French baroque at all, when I look at it.  :o  I'm hopelessly behind with newer releases. Italian baroque as well.

Same here.... ::)  It's like they've opened the floodgates!  ???  :D

Particularly in Italian Baroque...Though our new erato soldiers on, sweeping up every enticing new issue... :D

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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #30 on: December 06, 2016, 12:53:58 AM »
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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2016, 01:46:41 AM »
But almost no French baroque at all, when I look at it.  :o  I'm hopelessly behind with newer releases. Italian baroque as well.

Santa Claus will be here soon so perhaps.............

also 2017 is only around the corner so you can start compiling next year's list in a few weeks  ;D
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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2016, 01:42:32 PM »
Santa Claus will be here soon so perhaps.............

I'm so out of loop wouldn't know what to ask for.  :-[  What are everyone's favorite French and Italian (early) baroque releases from  previous two years, let's say?
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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2016, 11:50:00 PM »
The more I think about it, there hasn't exactly been a lot.....



... and it's been very uh, standard rep-orientated, too.

If I had to pick just one Purchase Of The Year™ it'd be the Frank/Serkin violin sonatas.

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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2016, 08:42:48 PM »







For the third concerto:



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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #35 on: December 21, 2016, 10:31:00 PM »
But almost no French baroque at all, when I look at it.  :o  I'm hopelessly behind with newer releases. Italian baroque as well.

I think you should buy Karen Flint's new complete Chambonničres, especially volume two which contains three CDs of manuscript music, much of it previously unrecorded I think.  It was released only this year, and I thought the second volume was really revealing, showing a Chambonničres who is occasionally much closer to Louis Couperin than I have ever heard before.



As far as Italian baroque is concerned, I'm convinced volume 4 of Hantaď Scarlatti is a major achievement, despite some initial negative reactions. It's a really personal take, and he's at pains use his extraordinary virtuosity  to show every change in mood, every detail, of the music. The result is a Scarlatti which is sculpted into complex and deep music, rather than a naive outpouring, I think that deserves to be heard, just as I think  Leonhardt's Scarlatti, which is not dissimilar, deserves to be heard.



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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #36 on: December 22, 2016, 02:06:20 AM »
I'm so out of loop wouldn't know what to ask for.  :-[  What are everyone's favorite French and Italian (early) baroque releases from  previous two years, let's say?

I checked my listings from 2015 and 2014. But there is not that much Italian stuff there, I'm afraid.... ::)

Better check new erato's listings.... 8)

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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #37 on: December 22, 2016, 02:52:13 AM »
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 #38 on: December 22, 2016, 03:45:24 AM »
I can at least say what the biggest were:

- the piano works of CPE Bach/Markovina
- Scriabin, complete works/decca (I would be somewhat hesitant to recommend this, though not at a very low price; uneven performances)
- Radu Lupu, complete decca recordings
- Andras Schiff plays Bach/decca
- Mozart complete sacred works/Harnoncourt (uneven)
- Boulez complete works
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Re: Top Five Purchases Of 2016
« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2016, 02:24:59 PM »
My favorite this yr is this one:



Just when you think you don't need another Beethoven cycle this one is special for the sheer virtuosity of the Gewandhaus. Tempos are very fast but everything is crystal clear, across orchestral sections and across all dynamic ranges. For example the Eroica clocks in in just over 42 min, with all the repeats. HIP performances might be faster but no HIP ensemble come remotely close to the level of execution of the Gewandhaus.

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