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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2017, 10:49:58 AM »
Non-classical

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Platinum
Miles Davis - Miles Smiles
Deep Purple - Machine Head
Grant Green - Idle Moments
Mark Knopfler - Sailing to Philadelphia (although lately I might have just listed nothing but Knopfler / Dire Straits)
Led Zeppelin - IV
Charlie Mingus - Mingus Ah Um
The Who - Who's Next
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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2017, 11:02:58 AM »
Mark Knopfler - Sailing to Philadelphia (although lately I might have just listed nothing but Knopfler / Dire Straits)

I could imagine half a desert island list featuring Knopfler: Dire Straits (his first album), Making Movies, Love Over Gold and All the Roadrunning (with Emmylou Harris).

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2017, 11:57:15 AM »
Is that "O diese Sonne" or which piece is the trio?

Yes, you're right - what the score calls "no.2" - Terzett mit Chor, which begins with O diese Sonne and ends with Wir lassen die Hörner erschallen.  In fact any or every number from Freischütz would do just as well, except that there seems to be an unspoken rule in the BBC radio programme that you only have short pieces - single songs, arias or movements.
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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2017, 11:58:41 AM »
My apologies! I did search 'Desert Island Discs' in the search facility but nothing came up and I'd forgotten that I'd shown off about my mention on the programme.

Hardly showing off, surely - just sharing an amusing story.
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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2017, 02:10:56 PM »
I used to listen to this show .. i'll do art music now, maybe popular music later ..

Bartok, 6 SQs (Juilliard, Sony, 2 discs)
Bach, Brandenburg Ctos (Pinnock, Archiv, 2 discs)
Bach, Partitas (Gould, Sony, 2 discs)
Wagner, Overtures & Preludes (Various, DG, 2 discs)
Faure, Works for Pno (Doyen, Erato, 2 discs)
Stravinsky, Apollo/Agon/Orpheus (Craft, Naxos)
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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2017, 02:43:13 PM »
Haydn The London Symphonies (Norrington/Stuttgart)

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2017, 03:34:42 PM »
Oh boy, this could prove to be quite difficult:


John, just for you, we can send you to a Desert Archipelago with a canoe so you have multitude of eight discs for each island.


For me:
Feldman: For Philip Guston (This is 4 CDs. If not acceptable, I will pick For Piano and String Quartet)
Stravinsky Rite of Spring (Markevitch)
Bach: Goldberg Variation (Gould 3)
Beethoven: Overtures (Klemperer, EMI)
Liszt: Transcendental Etudes (Bolet, Ensayo)
Rubbra: Symphony #3 and #7 (Hickox)
Brian Symphony #10 and #30 (Brabbins)
Beethoven Quartet op95 and op127 (Smetana Quartet)


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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2017, 04:19:26 PM »
These are the first that pop into my head, could change if I really dug deep into my collection, but I'm good with these...

Prokofiev: Symphonies No. 5 & 7 - Tennstedt/Bavarian RSO
Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 - Wand/Berlin
Glass: Orion - Philip Glass Ensemble
Berg: Wozzeck - Ingo Metzmacher/Hamburg
Rameau: Keyboard Music - Pinnock or Vinikour or Meyer or Hewitt...not sure which to choose, all I know is I need this music with me!
Black Angels - Kronos Quartet
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique - MTT/SFS
Monteverdi: Orfeo - Jacobs/Concerto Vocale

Box Set: R.Strauss: Orchestral Works - Kempe/Staatskapelle Dresden - Easy choice for me because I wouldn't be able to choose just one Strauss disc to be deserted with

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2017, 04:27:27 PM »
John, just for you, we can send you to a Desert Archipelago with a canoe so you have multitude of eight discs for each island.

Whoah...that would be awesome! ;D
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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2017, 04:28:59 PM »
Respighi: Vetrate di Chiesa, Impressioni Brasiliane (Simon, Chandos)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony Nr. 5 (Karajan, BPO, EMI)
Schubert: String quintet (Rostropovich, Melos Quartett, DG)
Sibelius: Symphony Nr. 5 (Karajan, DG)
Khachaturian: Symphony Nr. 2 (Järvi, Chandos)
Nielsen: Choral works (Segerstam, Chandos)
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (Karajan, DG)
Bantock: A Celtic Symphony, A Hebridean Symphony (Handley, Hyperion)

Box-set: Atterberg's symphonies (cpo)

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #30 on: May 03, 2017, 04:44:58 PM »
An attempt at a non-classical desert island disc list:

Genesis: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here
Steve Hackett: Voyage of the Acolyte
Yes: Relayer
Miles Davis: Miles Ahead
Pat Metheny Group: Offramp
Tomasz Stanko: Suspended Night
Will Ackerman: Conferring with the Moon
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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2017, 05:54:46 AM »
BONUS NON-CLASSICAL POST JUST TO CAUSE ANARCHY

Abbey Road (The Beatles)
At Carnegie Hall (Dave Brubeck Quartet)
Blues and Roots (Charles Mingus ensemble)
Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins
High Priestess of Soul (Nina Simone)
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! (Adderley quintet)
Nina Simone Sings the Blues
Revolver (The Beatles)

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Great idea which I fully support. Abbey Road is great choice. I remember when the LP first came out - I was a teenager. I came home from school and the LP was on my bed. My mum had bought it for me even though it was not my birthday. Funny how almost fifty years later that still stays with me.  :)
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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2017, 05:56:26 AM »
Havergal Brian Symphony No.1 "Gothic" (Lenard/CSR Bratislava)
Brahms Symphony No.4 plus Overtures (Szell/Cleveland)
Sibelius Symphony No.5 (Rattle/Philharmonia)
Mahler Symphony No.4 (Maazel/Battle/Vienna)
Vaughan Williams Symphonies No.8 and 9 (Boult/LPO)
Beethoven Piano Sonatas Pathétique and Moonlight (Gilels)
Mozart Piano Concertos No.20 and 21 (Bilson/Gardiner/EBS)
Bruckner Symphony No.3 (Celibidache/Munich)

Box Set: Haydn Complete Symphonies (Fischer) ...that probably won't fit on the island. But this will:

Haydn The London Symphonies (Norrington/Stuttgart)
Share many of these. Bruckner, Sibelius, Mahler and, of course, HB.  :)
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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2017, 07:49:59 AM »
Brahms, Piano Concerto #1 (Szell/Curzon)
Brahms, Symphony #4 (Walter)
Brahms, Cello Sonatas (Starker/Sebok)
Beethoven, Symphony #9 (Karajan)
Bartok, String Quartets (Novak Quartet)
Bartok, Concerto for Orchestra/Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta (Reiner)
Schubert, String Quartet #15 (Quartetto Italiano)

Boxed set: Shostakovich String Quartets (Mandelring Quartet)

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2017, 07:56:38 AM »
Boxed set: Shostakovich String Quartets (Mandelring Quartet)

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #35 on: May 04, 2017, 08:12:56 AM »
first off, this set


Pretty sure it's out of print, which is a shame, since it contains a number of interesting cycles (Barshai Shostakovich, Fischer Haydn, Goodman Schubert, Blomstedt Beethoven, a HIP Mozart,  Kuchar Nielsen, a hodge podge Mahler, etc.)

Individual CDs
Emerson SQ recording of Kunst der Fuge
Aimard's recording of Ligeti's Etudes
Rubenstein's recording of Chopin's Nocturnes
These, in lieu of full sets of the various cycles and genres represented









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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #36 on: May 04, 2017, 09:39:40 AM »
BONUS NON-CLASSICAL POST JUST TO CAUSE ANARCHY


I welcome anarchy. Can't do classical right now, too many choices. But I can do these two lists:

Pop/rock/folk:

The Beatles, The Beatles (AKA White Album)
The Band, Music from Big Pink
Van Morrison, Astral Weeks
Tom Waits, Rain Dogs
Fairport Convention, Liege & Lief
Pentangle, Basket of Light
Richard & Linda Thompson, I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
Leonard Cohen, Songs of Leonard Cohen

Jazz:

Cannonball Adderley, Somethin' Else
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue
Bill Evans, Complete Village Vanguard Recordings
Dave Holland, Conference of the Birds
John Coltrane, A Love Supreme
Eric Dolphy, Out to Lunch
Steps Ahead, Steps Ahead
Thelonious Monk, Brilliant Corners
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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #37 on: May 04, 2017, 11:02:35 AM »
OK, I´ll through in some stuff too, tentatively ...


Bruckner - Symphony 4 /Barenboim teldec-warner
Bruckner - Symphony 8 /Haitink,CtGeb 198x
Mahler - Symphony 10 /Wigglesworth, or Rattle/Birmingham
Scriabin - 10 Piano Sonatas /Ashkenazy 2cd
Nielsen - Symphonies 3+5 /Bernstein
Nielsen - Symphonies 4+5 /Blomstedt, decca
Stravinsky - concertante piano works /Mustonen
Nørgård - Symphony 3 & Piano Concerto /Segerstam

+ Mozart Complete Edition / philips

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #38 on: May 04, 2017, 12:00:28 PM »

Bruckner - Symphony 8 /Haitink,CtGeb 198x

Is this the hard-to-find Philips recording made about 1982? I'm a fan of that one, but an even bigger fan of the 9th they did about the same time.
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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #39 on: May 04, 2017, 03:00:18 PM »
Liszt: Transcendental Etudes (Bolet, Ensayo)

Great pick! And uncommon...
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