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Offline 71 dB

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Re: How do get hold of many versions?
« Reply #100 on: April 18, 2007, 02:34:54 AM »
Finally this, which may specifically interest you.
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~ Johann Christoph Bach (Composer), Dietrich Buxtehude (Composer), Philipp Heinrich Erlebach (Composer), Giovanni Legrenzi (Composer), Concerto delle Viole


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Re: How do get hold of many versions?
« Reply #101 on: April 18, 2007, 02:35:45 AM »
I have never been able to endure Bowman who to my ears has an acidic voice. He is still hawking his bones around. As a bridge between the old guard and the new, Michael Chance was a very fine singer, ultra expressive in Bach's St John Passion. I sang in choir with him as soloist a number of times and he converted me to the sound of the Countertenor.

Deller was basically the first, he deliberately wore a beard so people knew he was not a castrato. His voice is really beautiful, but his technique does not permit much volume at all. Especially in the upper reaches, it is a real falsetto without any volume at all. He was a very tasteful musician and all those we hear now owe him a great debt as he basically invented the concept for public singing.

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Re: How do get hold of many versions?
« Reply #102 on: April 18, 2007, 03:04:05 AM »
Harry, I have two discs by Jarousky, both Vivaldi and I think he is rather special. I have never heard Mera, though I have read about him....However, I have just now ordered this.....The Best of Yoshikazu Mera
~ Sergey Rachmaninov (Composer), George Frideric Handel (Composer), Johann Sebastian Bach (Composer), Yoshikazu Mera

Mind you, the cover goes straight into the worst cover thread....yuck!


Thanks for prompting me. If you know of other up and coming voices, let me know.

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Re: How do get hold of many versions?
« Reply #103 on: April 18, 2007, 10:24:07 AM »
Wassermusik, I gather?

Well, it does have the phenomenal Lament Ach, dass ich Wassers g'nug hatte by the senior JC Bach (JSB's uncle). Worth the price of this (ludicrously over-packaged) disc alone.

My own buying habits - I tend to buy unknown pieces on frequent whims (which change every day, thus ensuring a pretty wide-ranging and comprehensive CD collection); alternative performances of pieces I already have when they turn up by chance; and those historical performances I want by more careful design and research.

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Re: How do get hold of many versions?
« Reply #104 on: April 19, 2007, 02:11:18 AM »
Harry, I have two discs by Jarousky, both Vivaldi and I think he is rather special. I have never heard Mera, though I have read about him....However, I have just now ordered this.....The Best of Yoshikazu Mera

A great Mera disc off the beaten path is Mother's Songs: Japanese Popular Songs (BIS), a collection of art settings of folk tunes, accompanied by piano. That guy has an amazing voice and subtle control of it.

At least in his heyday, Gerard Lesne has a really a beautiful countertenor voice. I haven't heard anything recent to judge.

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Re: How do get hold of many versions?
« Reply #105 on: April 19, 2007, 02:21:55 AM »
Harry, I have two discs by Jarousky, both Vivaldi and I think he is rather special. I have never heard Mera, though I have read about him....However, I have just now ordered this.....The Best of Yoshikazu Mera
~ Sergey Rachmaninov (Composer), George Frideric Handel (Composer), Johann Sebastian Bach (Composer), Yoshikazu Mera

Mind you, the cover goes straight into the worst cover thread....yuck!


Thanks for prompting me. If you know of other up and coming voices, let me know.

Mike


Blimey the cover is indeed not that great.............
It should be interesting to hear him in Rachmanininov.
I always keep a close watch on new counters, so I will.

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Re: How do get hold of many versions?
« Reply #106 on: April 19, 2007, 02:24:42 AM »
A great Mera disc off the beaten path is Mother's Songs: Japanese Popular Songs (BIS), a collection of art settings of folk tunes, accompanied by piano. That guy has an amazing voice and subtle control of it.

At least in his heyday, Gerard Lesne has a really a beautiful countertenor voice. I haven't heard anything recent to judge.



Gerard Lesne's voice is also beginning to fall the wrong way, but luckely I have many highlights on cd from him. :)

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Re: How do get hold of many versions?
« Reply #107 on: April 19, 2007, 03:33:34 AM »
A great Mera disc off the beaten path is Mother's Songs: Japanese Popular Songs (BIS), a collection of art settings of folk tunes, accompanied by piano. That guy has an amazing voice and subtle control of it.


Grazioso, Thanks...the disc I mention seems to have about 10 of these art songs. I listened to some clips; as I wondered whether this was going to be cross-over muck, but they sound engaging.

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Re: How do get hold of many versions?
« Reply #108 on: April 19, 2007, 11:46:32 AM »
A clip of Michael Chance singing Bach.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHbOOe8n2gY

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Re: How do get hold of many versions?
« Reply #109 on: April 20, 2007, 02:14:13 AM »
Grazioso, Thanks...the disc I mention seems to have about 10 of these art songs. I listened to some clips; as I wondered whether this was going to be cross-over muck, but they sound engaging.

Mike

They're more like Lieder, not "popular songs" in our usual Western sense of Britney Spears :)
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Re: How do get hold of many versions?
« Reply #110 on: March 08, 2008, 04:18:47 AM »
Who the hell (except Harry) can afford 6 versions of any work?

Before my daughter came along, I had more money (and certainly, more time) to indulge in buying multiple recordings of works I love. It's well known here that I own about 20 versions of Rachmaninov's All-night Vigil, and 14 of Brahms' German Requiem. And to address the number of versions I have of the works you mentioned, I have about six or seven of both of Brahms' Piano Concerti.

For me, it's not a question of not wanting to hear other works by lesser-known (or even, well-known) composers, but one of balancing depth and breadth in my collection. How else can one make 'impartial' recommendations of recordings if one has only a single copy of any given work? ???

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Re: How do get hold of many versions?
« Reply #111 on: March 08, 2008, 04:43:07 AM »
Before my daughter came along, I had more money (and certainly, more time) to indulge in buying multiple recordings of works I love. It's well known here that I own about 20 versions of Rachmaninov's All-night Vigil, and 14 of Brahms' German Requiem. And to address the number of versions I have of the works you mentioned, I have about six or seven of both of Brahms' Piano Concerti.

For me, it's not a question of not wanting to hear other works by lesser-known (or even, well-known) composers, but one of balancing depth and breadth in my collection. How else can one make 'impartial' recommendations of recordings if one has only a single copy of any given work? ???

It is impossible to give impartial recommendations, even if you have multiple recordings of the same piece.
But then, I do not believe in objectivity.....
Recommendations can only be given out of personal experience, so it is always colored by your own subjectivity.
But that's okay..

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Re: How do get hold of many versions?
« Reply #112 on: April 08, 2009, 03:29:09 PM »
You seem to have the future mapped out.  I don't know how many versions I'll be acquiring in the future; I just get the ones I'm interested in and let the inventory expand in a natural manner.

I tend to collect 10-20 versions of each of the masterpieces depending on whether there are that number of recordings out there that are worth collecting for that work, which include many of JS Bach works (both instrumental and vocal), Beethoven Symphonies and Piano Sonatas, Corelli 12 Concerti Grossi, Op. 6, Handel Messiah and Concerto Grossi Op. 6, Brahms Requiem, Tchaikovsky 5th and 6th, Vivaldi Four Seasons, etc.  I certainly do not believe there is any point for me to collect every version that is out there for a given work.

 

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