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« Reply #22000 on: October 13, 2018, 06:16:12 AM »
Todd - pretty sure you will dig that "Wilde Plays Chopin" but I know you will especially be intrigued/perhaps annoyed by Vol. 2, where, immediately after his wife's death, he recorded a Funeral March sonata that defies all reason and seems to be the kind of intensely personal performance which does not give a damn to follow any previous tradition/practice. Plus, one of my favorite Fantaisies in F minor, ever (with a final coda that is like Julian Gorus playing Liszt). (Unless that was on Vol. 3?)


The disc I have has the Third, but reading about the Second makes me want to hear that more than what I bought.  If a pianist has the chops to pull off unique/idiosyncratic/bizarre versions - like, say, Pogorelich - such recordings are almost always worth hearing.
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« Reply #22001 on: October 13, 2018, 07:51:17 AM »

The disc I have has the Third, but reading about the Second makes me want to hear that more than what I bought.  If a pianist has the chops to pull off unique/idiosyncratic/bizarre versions - like, say, Pogorelich - such recordings are almost always worth hearing.
Pogo is exactly the man who comes to mind on Vol. 2. Or Michel Block But Louder.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #22002 on: October 13, 2018, 08:06:22 AM »
Ordered tonight




I look forward to your report, sieur.
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« Reply #22003 on: October 13, 2018, 10:01:08 AM »
I look forward to your report, sieur.

May be a bit, as the Pile is growing. I still have yet to reach the Hamerik set.
Speaking of growing the pile, ordered these last night.

Not that I need another M9. I probably already have 50 or more performances...
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #22004 on: October 13, 2018, 10:46:06 PM »
Mahler: Symphony No. 6 (pre-order) Currentzis

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring, Currentzis

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique', Currentzis

Shostakovich: Piano Concertos; Curretzis

Schubert: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-21 (Badura-Skoda)

Paul Jacobs in Recital (ARBITER130)

Emil von Sauer: Piano Concerto No. 2 etc.

Von Sauer: Piano Sonatas and Other Works Vol. 2
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #22005 on: October 14, 2018, 04:45:13 AM »
jpc offered me free shipping on weekend orders, so I rounded up some items:

 



 

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« Reply #22006 on: October 14, 2018, 12:47:16 PM »
There is also a box with the Sixteen,I think I go for  the Choir of Christ Church.

No reason not to go for both, funds permitting since, although there are some overlaps, Christ Church have done a good job of covering new repertoire.  In numbers, they include 14 pieces not in The Sixteen's set (including 3 by Browne, sufficient reason in themselves to buy), with only 10 overlaps.  The Sixteen in their turn include 10 unique Eton pieces, plus some secular songs from another source (nice enough to have, I suppose, although I'd have preferred CD space taken up with more Eton numbers).
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« Reply #22007 on: October 14, 2018, 02:04:06 PM »
No reason not to go for both, funds permitting since, although there are some overlaps, Christ Church have done a good job of covering new repertoire.  In numbers, they include 14 pieces not in The Sixteen's set (including 3 by Browne, sufficient reason in themselves to buy), with only 10 overlaps.  The Sixteen in their turn include 10 unique Eton pieces, plus some secular songs from another source (nice enough to have, I suppose, although I'd have preferred CD space taken up with more Eton numbers).

Thank you for your response, I have a clear preference for the recordings with The Choir or Christ Cathedral, Oxford.
I love the English choral singing, but I want to put more emphasis on the composers of the low countries and especially Dufay and Desprez.
I have just ordered a CD from John Sheppard, I already have a recording with the Tallis Scholars and the four recordings that have been performed on Hyperion with the Sixteen.
The Sheppard recording  of the Tallis Scholars is one of their finest and I look forward to this one,the Tudor box has to wait a little longer. ;)



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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #22008 on: October 14, 2018, 02:21:12 PM »
And this one too.


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« Reply #22009 on: October 14, 2018, 05:09:35 PM »
And this one too.



Thumbs up to both.
In fact thumbs up to everything Stile Antico has done...

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« Reply #22010 on: October 14, 2018, 06:07:55 PM »
Thumbs up to both.
In fact thumbs up to everything Stile Antico has done...

Yes, it is a very  fine ensemble, we are very fortunate with  a bunch of top notch choirs  and their different way of performing  and sound

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« Reply #22012 on: Today at 06:03:23 AM »
Jeffrey - I can always tell when you are raiding the ArkivMusic weekend specials. At least you didn't ball as hard as I did - I grabbed the weapons grade Szell box.

I remember liking some Hamerik but can't remember what - think it was either really early or really late stuff. Keep forgetting to use the composer threads here to write down notes on that kind of listening.

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« Reply #22013 on: Today at 07:38:03 AM »
Jeffrey - I can always tell when you are raiding the ArkivMusic weekend specials. At least you didn't ball as hard as I did - I grabbed the weapons grade Szell box.

I remember liking some Hamerik but can't remember what - think it was either really early or really late stuff. Keep forgetting to use the composer threads here to write down notes on that kind of listening.

A senior member from another forum who also has his own website to distill his pearls of wisdom enthused profusely on the music of Hamerik. Based on his recommendation I purchased the Dacapo box of the symphonies. I listened to it only once and can only recall it was pleasant but wholly unmemorable.

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« Reply #22014 on: Today at 07:49:38 AM »



Performances of works by modern Irish composers.
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« Reply #22015 on: Today at 09:48:36 AM »
A senior member from another forum who also has his own website to distill his pearls of wisdom enthused profusely on the music of Hamerik. Based on his recommendation I purchased the Dacapo box of the symphonies. I listened to it only once and can only recall it was pleasant but wholly unmemorable.
Same here. I purchased the box but it never quite caught my interest. Will perhaps have another try.