Author Topic: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017  (Read 3065 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline aligreto

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 12447
  • Location: Ireland
Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2017, 02:29:34 AM »
I had curtailed my purchases in 2017 but a trawl produced the following highlights:














The ability to talk comes with knowledge. The ability to listen comes with wisdom.

Offline Mirror Image

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 42278
  • Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
  • Location: Northeast GA, US
  • Currently Listening to:
    The sound of Rites, Firebirds, Fairies, and Card Games
Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2017, 07:43:55 AM »
The Langgaard and Holmboe symphony sets are certainly treasure troves of good music, aligreto. 8)
« Last Edit: December 29, 2017, 06:41:57 AM by Mirror Image »
"I haven't understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.” - Igor Stravinsky

Offline nodogen

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1080
    • this just as this
  • Location: Europe
  • Currently Listening to:
    Scriabin, often
Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2017, 12:38:46 PM »
Hey, North Star, I have the superb Kurtag/Keller CD  ;D

But then a statistical certainty given that number of CDs 😁
« Last Edit: December 05, 2017, 12:40:34 PM by nodogen »
this just as this

Offline Spineur

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 2380
  • Magdalena Kozena, Felicity Lott with love
  • Location: Grenoble
  • Currently Listening to:
    Mozart & friends
Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2017, 01:10:45 PM »
In addition to the quatuor diotima box, the Weinberg SQs and the Santiago di murcia discs previously mentionned, here is my selection










































« Last Edit: December 05, 2017, 01:33:25 PM by Spineur »
A woman voice glides like the wind
Of black, of damp, of night
And all it touches in this flight
Suddenly is over.

Anna Akhomatova

Offline Que

  • Global Moderator
  • *
  • Posts: 14383
  • "One HIP dude"
  • Location: The Hague, Netherlands
  • Currently Listening to:
    Still nuts about harpsichord music and exploring Early Music.
Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2017, 12:43:20 AM »
I only buy recordings which aren't available from Qobuz streaming, or can't get from friends who are willing to share, so very few





We have very different tastes in perfofmers, but you seem very taken by Lydia Maria Blank.
I will look into her recordings!  :)

And this made it to my wishlist:


[/quote]

Q
À chacun son goût.

Offline Mandryka

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 8671
Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2017, 09:04:11 AM »


I like Maria Skiba's voice, her restrained style in Dowland, this discovery has given me a lot of pleasure over the year.

Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss man schweigen

Offline Mandryka

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 8671
Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2017, 09:39:22 AM »
We have very different tastes in perfofmers, but you seem very taken by Lydia Maria Blank.
I will look into her recordings!  :)

And this made it to my wishlist:




Q

I have enjoyed Blank's CDs, but I have a friend who's much more experienced listening to baroque and Renaissance instrumental music than I am, who can't see what the fuss is about. In all fairness he describes himself as blasé, but you have been warned!

As far as Tunder is concerned, I have very much enjoyed Syré, I think more than Dirksen/van Laar. Nothing follows.


« Last Edit: December 07, 2017, 09:50:13 AM by Mandryka »
Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss man schweigen

Offline Jo498

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 3630
  • Location: Germany
Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2017, 01:14:33 PM »
I have not been able to evaluate the last batch of boxes (Walcha: Bach Harpsichord works, Pro Arte Qt. Haydn...) and I have probably forgotten quite a few I was excited about, but a few good ones:

Mozart's violin sonatas with Podger/Cooper
Nielsen chamber + piano music on Dacapo
Diapason boxes of Brahms chamber music and Schubert piano music
Bloch: String Qt. 1-4/Griller Qt.

Struck by the sounds before the sun,
I knew the night had gone.
The morning breeze like a bugle blew
Against the drums of dawn.
(Bob Dylan)

Offline (: premont :)

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 6109
Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2017, 03:23:22 PM »
I have enjoyed Blank's CDs, but I have a friend who's much more experienced listening to baroque and Renaissance instrumental music than I am, who can't see what the fuss is about. In all fairness he describes himself as blasé, but you have been warned!

Fuss?? Yes, he must indeed be blasé. In all fairness she is expressive in a most individual but still stylish way. And the Göttweig partitas are a sensation by itself. Hopefully someone will record them all.
Tiden læger alle sår,
heldigt nok at tiden går.

Online André

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 3755
  • Location: Laval, QC
Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2017, 06:17:27 PM »
I'll add these two to my year's best:




Both are terrific.

Offline anothername

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 230
  • New name no double account .
Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2017, 10:25:17 PM »
















Offline Marc

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 3224
  • Sine Cerere et Bach friget Venus
Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2017, 11:01:13 PM »




Help support the GMG Classical Music Forum by purchasing from Amazon using this link, this link, or this link

Offline Que

  • Global Moderator
  • *
  • Posts: 14383
  • "One HIP dude"
  • Location: The Hague, Netherlands
  • Currently Listening to:
    Still nuts about harpsichord music and exploring Early Music.
Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2017, 11:07:05 PM »
Intriguing picks, Marc:)

Q
À chacun son goût.

Offline Marc

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 3224
  • Sine Cerere et Bach friget Venus
Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2017, 11:34:15 PM »
Intriguing picks, Marc:)

Q

Thanks.
Tunder (et al) and Biber somehow belong to my inner homeland ;), and Hannigan (with Berg and Gershwin) is a nice travel abroad.
She's a dish, and so is her voice!
Help support the GMG Classical Music Forum by purchasing from Amazon using this link, this link, or this link

Offline Mirror Image

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 42278
  • Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
  • Location: Northeast GA, US
  • Currently Listening to:
    The sound of Rites, Firebirds, Fairies, and Card Games
Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #34 on: December 14, 2017, 07:01:29 PM »
This:



And this:

"I haven't understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.” - Igor Stravinsky

Offline XB-70 Valkyrie

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1566
Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #35 on: December 14, 2017, 08:25:35 PM »
Wow, interesting recordings here. The Hildegard von Bingen on piano looks especially intriguing. For me, 2017 brought these new favorites:

Sweelinck complete keyboard works:




Gioconda de vito "complete" (not really! Missing the Brahms cto conducted by Rudolf Schwarz!)




My first Paul van Nevel disk:




« Last Edit: December 14, 2017, 08:31:06 PM by XB-70 Valkyrie »
If you really dislike Bach you keep quiet about it! - Andras Schiff

Offline milk

  • Veteran member
  • *
  • Posts: 1900
  • Location: usa
Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #36 on: December 15, 2017, 05:44:13 PM »


The Best
Vocation – Hildegard von Bingen, et al; Marie-Luise Hinrichs (Raum Klang)
The Hinrichs is astoundingly beautiful.

Offline The One

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 261
Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2017, 03:22:02 AM »

Offline Que

  • Global Moderator
  • *
  • Posts: 14383
  • "One HIP dude"
  • Location: The Hague, Netherlands
  • Currently Listening to:
    Still nuts about harpsichord music and exploring Early Music.
Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #38 on: December 29, 2017, 02:27:47 AM »
My favourite purchases of 2017...
It wasn't an amazing year, with some duds and a considerable amount of recordings that were nice but didn't quite fulfill my high expectations...
Still, the pickings got better as the year progressed..  :)

Early Music:





Two disc by the Huelgas ensemble made it to the finals:











Baroque:

Baroque prize of the year: Francois Fernandez' recordings of the Bach sonatas and Partitas for solo violin - awesome:













I am mentioning the Locatelli set, not because it is the best Italian Baroque music ever written, but because the music is consistently very good and so are the performances:



Telemann was a composer that I started exploring this year.. Some excellent pickings:







As seen above, al lot of recorder music - and favourites - this year:



Dagmar Sašková is a wonderful singer, together with Nuria Rial my vocal discoveries of the year:





Harpsichord music:





Absolute winner and biggest surprise was Gustav Leonhardt, with his Philips recordings and a Forqueray recital:




Classical & Romantic

A winner Magic Flute... Jacobs' La Clemenza di Tito is on the wish list for next year...



Partly known recordings - I already had the symphonies - but I really liked the string symphonies. An amazing bargain:



A pretty late Boccherini discovery... ( both of these recordings have now been reissued)



Awesome Grieg recital on a period instrument (composer's own Steinway):




And then for the grand finale - though I'm just getting started - of all favourite purchases:



The best 40 euros spent this year.... :D  Awesome!!  :)


I'm sure I missed a few.. and despite my best efforts there is still plenty of stuff unlistened to... But I guess the list is long enough as it is... ;)

Happy hunting in the next year! :)

Q
« Last Edit: December 29, 2017, 04:28:54 AM by Que »
À chacun son goût.

Offline Judith

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 38
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Currently Listening to:
    Love most composers but especially Brahms & Schumann
Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2018, 01:04:22 AM »
Steven Isserlis

Haydn and Bach Cello Concertos

Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Orchestra

Superb recording

Buying Music From Amazon?
Please consider using these links. A small percentage of every sale using these links is passed on to GMG and helps keep this forum online.
Amazon US
Amazon Canada
Amazon UK