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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2018
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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2018
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2018, 05:27:21 AM »
In roughly chronological order:

Jean Guyot
Te Deum laudamus & other sacred music
Cinquecento


Gabriel Fauré
Requiem & other sacred music
Yale Schola Cantorum, David Hill (conductor), Robert Bennesh (organ)


Christopher Tye
Missa Euge bone & Western Wynde Mass
Westminster Abbey Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor)


Franz Liszt
Piano Music
Lucille Chung (piano)


The Lily & the Rose
Adoration of the Virgin in sound and stone
The Binchois Consort, Andrew Kirkman (conductor)


Tanguero
Music from South America
Christoph Denoth (guitar)


Guillaume de Machaut
Fortune's Child
The Orlando Consort


Guillaume de Machaut
The gentle physician
The Orlando Consort


Antoine de Févin
Missa Ave Maria & Missa Salve sancta parens
The Brabant Ensemble, Stephen Rice (conductor)


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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2018
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2018, 10:23:31 AM »







Great to see recordings of a favourite lutenist of mine - Paolo Cherici:)

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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2018
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2018, 08:07:24 AM »
I bought a lot in 2018, I'll include just what is making my reference list.

Two fantastic Beethoven piano sonata sets, Wilhelm Backhaus in mono and Andrea Lucchesini. I was also able to see Lucchesini live this year and he gave an absolutely stunning performance of Schubert's D959. Imgur album here. Lucchesini in particular, his trance inducing legato and just how natural he is playing Beethoven's music will have me coming back for a very long time.




Ekaterina Derzhavina Goldberg Variations, now my favorite performance the Goldbergs.



And a new for me performance of Tchaikovsky's 6 symphony which while not an absolute reference is one I enjoyed greatly.



Ivan Fischer Mahler S3



Claudio Arrau Complete Philips Recordings- helped fill in many gaps in my collection for a very good price. Between this set, the Early Years Marston Vol 2 (IMHO one of the best Marston releases), EMI box and Sony RCA/Victor box I feel like I now have a great overview of one of my favorite pianists :) I will still continue to look/add to his live releases.



And of course the big Szell box for the sheer number of fantastic performances at a bargain price with remasterings that sound better than my older CDs. More than likely due to a number of the discs being remixed.


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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2018
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2018, 11:33:26 AM »
Interesting that first two are by female composers:








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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2018
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2018, 12:43:42 PM »
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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2018
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2018, 12:46:23 PM »
I bought a lot in 2018, I'll include just what is making my reference list.

Ekaterina Derzhavina Goldberg Variations, now my favorite performance the Goldbergs.




It's been quite a while since I played that recording, but I remember it as being indeed very well done.


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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2018
« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2018, 02:03:32 PM »
Interesting that first two are by female composers:



Both absolute favourites of mine, am playing them every week. Was surprised to find out that Ina Boyle, who doesn't eye very spectular at first hearing (sorry for the ear/eye confusion), keeps on growing on me. Both fabulous discs. And many thanks BTW.  ;D
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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2018
« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2018, 03:57:02 PM »
MusicWeb has their Best of 2018 list up (PDF):

http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2018/ROTY_2018.pdf

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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2018
« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2018, 12:09:22 AM »
Both absolute favourites of mine, am playing them every week. Was surprised to find out that Ina Boyle, who doesn't eye very spectular at first hearing (sorry for the ear/eye confusion), keeps on growing on me. Both fabulous discs. And many thanks BTW.  ;D
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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2018
« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2018, 12:13:21 AM »
I should have included this - a fabulous disc:

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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2018
« Reply #31 on: December 05, 2018, 12:28:58 AM »
MusicWeb has their Best of 2018 list up (PDF):

http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2018/ROTY_2018.pdf
Thanks for posting this interesting list which reminded me that I definitely should have included this CD of historic performances. It features the most moving performance of Symphony 4 IMHO:


Nelsons DGG recording of Shostakovich's symphonies 4 and 11 (my two favourites) could also have been included as well as Karabits's recording of Walton's symphonies 1 and 2.
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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2018
« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2018, 11:37:12 AM »
Thanks for posting this interesting list which reminded me that I definitely should have included this CD of historic performances. It features the most moving performance of Symphony 4 IMHO:


Nelsons DGG recording of Shostakovich's symphonies 4 and 11 (my two favourites) could also have been included as well as Karabits's recording of Walton's symphonies 1 and 2.

I didn't include the Karabits on my list because it was released in 2017.  Can't remember if I included it on my 2017 list.  I think I did include the Meister Martinu set on my 2017 list.

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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2018
« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2018, 03:22:08 AM »
I have only bought 3 or 4 classical CD's this year but among them, this Concerto Fantasy for two timpanists and orchestra by Philip Glass is one of the most exhilarating pieces i have been blown away by in a long while.

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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2018
« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2018, 05:39:21 AM »
I'm still very pleased with the Pierre Henry 12 CD Polyphonies box I bought when it came out in the spring, it adds completely different material to the 10 CD Odyssee box I already had.



This though is musique concrete and later in the year I began investigating orchestral music for which the 10 CD Masterworks of the 20th Century has been most enlightening.


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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2018
« Reply #35 on: December 06, 2018, 06:21:12 AM »
I didn't include the Karabits on my list because it was released in 2017.  Can't remember if I included it on my 2017 list.  I think I did include the Meister Martinu set on my 2017 list.

Yes, I think I might have done the same things with the Brabbins 'A London Symphony'.
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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2018
« Reply #36 on: December 06, 2018, 07:30:58 AM »
I bought a lot in 2018, I'll include just what is making my reference list.

Two fantastic Beethoven piano sonata sets, Wilhelm Backhaus in mono and Andrea Lucchesini..





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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2018
« Reply #37 on: December 08, 2018, 07:25:59 AM »
Added:
Especially for the poetic 'Symphonic Legend':

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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2018
« Reply #38 on: December 09, 2018, 03:20:45 AM »
Highlights among my purchases of this year:










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Re: Your Favourite Purchases of 2018
« Reply #39 on: December 09, 2018, 10:45:28 AM »
I'm glad to see the love for Schmitt this year!

 

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