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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #60 on: May 12, 2017, 01:11:19 PM »
Couldn't remember if I'd replied to this thread - obviously not.

Classical Music:

Beethoven Pastoral Symphony - Bruno Walter Columbia SO

Liszt Transcendental Etudes - Claudio Arrau

Brahms PC 2 Richter, Leinsdorf

Beethoven Piano Sonatas - Serkin on M&A (so many choices here but his Waldstein won me over).

Schubert Symphonies 8&9 Sinopli

Rachmaninov preludes & etudes tableaux - Richter

Beethoven PC 4&5 Gilels, Ludwig

Verdi Requiem Pryce, Cossotto, Pavarotti, Ghiaurov, von Karajan, La Scala Milan.

Box set: Rubinstein Collection - not because its large but because its so good.

Pop, Rock, etc.

Dire Straits - Communique

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

Peter Gabriel - So

Crowded House - Recurring Dream (a best of type of album)

Eagles - Hell Freezes Over

Grace Jones - Nightclubbin

Pink Floyd - The Wall (movie version)

The Greatest Voices of the Century - a cheap 2 CD compilation of many of the radio classics of the 20s, 30s, 40s, including Eddy/McDonald, Tauber, McCormack, Bjorling, etc. The music could possibly be classed as the original classical vocal crossover.

Box Set: That's Entertainment 6 CD set of the best from the MGM Musicals. There is also a Warner Bros version but MGM won out here.
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Holden

Offline PaulSC

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #61 on: May 13, 2017, 01:07:19 PM »
Let's see,  this might keep me happy on the island. Several of these are double-CDs (there's even a triple),  but I've picked a relatively compact bonus box,  so maybe it balances out? 

André Isoir/Fretwork - Roberday: Les Fugues et Caprices / L. Couperin: Simphonies, Fantaisie & Duos

Masaaki Suzuki/Bach Collegium Japan - J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion

Paavali Jumppanen - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Opp. 31, 78, 79, 81a, 90

Eric Huebner - Schumann: Kreisleriana, Op. 16 / Carter: Night Fantasies / Stravinsky: 3 Movements from Pétrouchka

Antonio Barbosa - Chopin: Complete Mazurkas

Florestan Trio/Stirling/Hosford - Brahms: Piano Trios, Horn Trio,  Clarinet Trio

Ed Spanjaard/Nieuw Ensemble/Various - Ferneyhough: La Chúte d'Icare, Superscriptio, Intermedio Alla Ciaccona, Études Transcendentales, Mnemosyne

Blum/Vigeland/Williams - Morton Feldman: Why Patterns? / Crippled Symmetry

Bonus box set:
Artemis Quartet - Beethoven: Complete String Quartets
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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #62 on: May 15, 2017, 04:29:59 AM »
Let's see,  this might keep me happy on the island. Several of these are double-CDs (there's even a triple),  but I've picked a relatively compact bonus box,  so maybe it balances out? 

André Isoir/Fretwork - Roberday: Les Fugues et Caprices / L. Couperin: Simphonies, Fantaisie & Duos

Masaaki Suzuki/Bach Collegium Japan - J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion

Paavali Jumppanen - Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Opp. 31, 78, 79, 81a, 90

Eric Huebner - Schumann: Kreisleriana, Op. 16 / Carter: Night Fantasies / Stravinsky: 3 Movements from Pétrouchka

Antonio Barbosa - Chopin: Complete Mazurkas

Florestan Trio/Stirling/Hosford - Brahms: Piano Trios, Horn Trio,  Clarinet Trio

Ed Spanjaard/Nieuw Ensemble/Various - Ferneyhough: La Chúte d'Icare, Superscriptio, Intermedio Alla Ciaccona, Études Transcendentales, Mnemosyne

Blum/Vigeland/Williams - Morton Feldman: Why Patterns? / Crippled Symmetry

Bonus box set:
Artemis Quartet - Beethoven: Complete String Quartets
Interesting choices of which I know very few.
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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #63 on: May 15, 2017, 11:25:39 AM »
Interesting choices of which I know very few.

Well,  probably a mix of the highly familiar and the downright obscure. Or do you mean that I've picked unknown recordings of known repertoire?  It's a very different game if we just choose musical works. Having to specify performers raises the stakes considerably.

The trickiest pick for me was maybe the Huebner recital. I knew I wanted Kreisleriana,  but it doesn't fill a disc,  so it was a matter of picking a performance I loved (Huebner's is top-five if not quite top-of-the-heap) and a pairing that was desert-island worthy. I'm not a huge fan of the solo piano Petrouchka movements,  but Carter's Night Fantasies clinched it for me.
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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #64 on: May 17, 2017, 04:29:54 PM »
Non-classical list...

Beatles: White Album
David Bowie: The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
Tom Waits: Frank's Wild Years
Ray Lynch: No Blue Thing
Bjork: Vespertine
Natalie Merchant: Ophelia
Aphex Twin: Richard D James Album
Ween: The Mollusk
Sigur Ros: Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust
Belle and Sebastian: Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance
Emmylou Harris: Wrecking Ball

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #65 on: May 17, 2017, 06:24:32 PM »


Tried to have only single discs, except for the 2CD Wagner recording in the middle......

If I were to choose a box set as well I would choose Boulez Oeuvres Complètes....but that does mean I'd have a duplicate of Répons and Dialogue de l'ombre double..........

I might substitute that duplication with some Scelsi or Furrer or Trevor Wishart's 'Red Bird' or something like that. Not sure yet.
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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #66 on: May 17, 2017, 06:49:19 PM »


I like Jacobs' frenetic, but full of life take on Mozart's symphonies. Nice choice, jessop.

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #67 on: May 17, 2017, 07:26:14 PM »
I like Jacobs' frenetic, but full of life take on Mozart's symphonies. Nice choice, jessop.
Me too. I think his unique interpretative choices make this stand out amongst all the rest already in existence. And I love what he does here.

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #68 on: May 17, 2017, 10:26:28 PM »
Well,  probably a mix of the highly familiar and the downright obscure. Or do you mean that I've picked unknown recordings of known repertoire?  It's a very different game if we just choose musical works. Having to specify performers raises the stakes considerably.

The trickiest pick for me was maybe the Huebner recital. I knew I wanted Kreisleriana,  but it doesn't fill a disc,  so it was a matter of picking a performance I loved (Huebner's is top-five if not quite top-of-the-heap) and a pairing that was desert-island worthy. I'm not a huge fan of the solo piano Petrouchka movements,  but Carter's Night Fantasies clinched it for me.
I meant that I don't know much of the music. I included particular performances myself but no need for anyone else to do so.
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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #69 on: May 17, 2017, 10:27:31 PM »
Non-classical list...

Beatles: White Album
David Bowie: The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
Tom Waits: Frank's Wild Years
Ray Lynch: No Blue Thing
Bjork: Vespertine
Natalie Merchant: Ophelia
Aphex Twin: Richard D James Album
Ween: The Mollusk
Sigur Ros: Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust
Belle and Sebastian: Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance
Emmylou Harris: Wrecking Ball
Don't know most of these but totally agree with Beatles White Album.
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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #70 on: May 18, 2017, 02:50:21 AM »
Dude, are you me??  :o

It's possible. my avatar for the longest time was of a sock monkey, hence the title of Monkey Greg, so there's also that.  8)

But regardless, you obviously have great taste in music.

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #71 on: September 25, 2017, 03:08:02 AM »
Shostakovich: Symphony 4
Shostakovich: Symphony 11 '1905'
Bruckner: Symphony 9 (Rattle with finale)
Bax: Symphony 3
Vaughan Williams: A London Symphony (1920)
Miaskovsky: Symphony 17
Havergal Brian: Symphony 8
Sibelius: Tapiola
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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #72 on: October 30, 2017, 02:11:12 PM »
Here’s mine - for now! In no particular order:


By far the best interpretation of these two much neglected works. Outstanding singing and sound.

My introduction to Hindemith. Perfect.




The 6th, in the original lp set that was my introduction to the work.

The 8th. Not my first disc of the work, but the only one that has never wavered from the top position ever since I bought the set when it was first issued.

The 8th again. A truly explosive disc (lp in those days).

Klemperer’s is not the most exciting version, but it towers above all others by its refusal to play to the gallery.

I’d still choose this one even though Gedda is not my first choice.

Oops ! 10 already. That’s harder than I thought it would be.

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #73 on: October 30, 2017, 02:13:57 PM »
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. Think it was probably VW rather that Schoenberg! Interesting choices.

I, too, searched for the same 3 words today and only got directed to hundreds of WAYLT entries.  Todd helpfully provided me with this thread’s link.

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #74 on: October 30, 2017, 05:15:55 PM »

1. Before I listened to classical much, I would buy movie music. I thought for some reason that this would have the Kramer v. Kramer theme. It didn't, but I came to love it anyway.



2. How could anything be this good, and I'd never heard it? This was in 1987, maybe, my very first set of Mahler CDs, to go with my second CD player. I was so tired of buying my old pop/rock LPs on CDs. Classical came along at just the right time.

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3. Schubert's Quintet D956. I have five unmarked versions in iTunes that I downloaded when I participated in a shootout here a few years back. Each is one long file that includes all the movements. They're marked K1 (52:40), K2 (53:51), K3 (53:36), K4 (55:14), and K5 (52:53). If anyone has any idea who's doing which version, I'd love to know. OTOH, I love the piece so much, I'm happy listening to all the versions.


4. I did not like Beethoven's Piano Sonatas until I heard this one disc. I had bought Gilels, Kempff twice, Goode, Gould, and others, and the music didn't pierce the ear-brain barrier. And then this disc came out, and I loved it. Now there's a box set with all of Lewis' sonatas.



5. One of the ones that convinced me that yes, I really do like classical music.


6. More movie music. I have the earlier edition.



7. This is all I can think of now. I still have to consider chamber music, which I became more familiar with in this century. I love Shostakovich's String Quartets in particular. I can listen to this box set for days on end (I have the first edition; I don't think there was a remastering). It suits my mood. I wish the Jerusalem Quartet would record more of DSCH.
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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #75 on: October 30, 2017, 06:59:18 PM »
NO PICTURE
3. Schubert's Quintet D956. I have five unmarked versions in iTunes that I downloaded when I participated in a shootout here a few years back. Each is one long file that includes all the movements. They're marked K1 (52:40), K2 (53:51), K3 (53:36), K4 (55:14), and K5 (52:53). If anyone has any idea who's doing which version, I'd love to know. OTOH, I love the piece so much, I'm happy listening to all the versions.
K1 (can't believe this is out of print already lol)
K2
K3
K4
K5

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #76 on: October 31, 2017, 06:54:29 AM »
K1 (can't believe this is out of print already lol)
K2
K3
K4
K5
Thank you so much. That was my favorite blind listening experience.

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Re: Desert Island Discs
« Reply #77 on: November 09, 2017, 03:03:13 AM »