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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #19500 on: December 13, 2017, 11:44:46 AM »

Somehow I missed "L'incoronazione di Dario" when I started searching for volumes of the Vivaldi series I didn't yet buy ... it's the second Vol. 18 in the "opere teatrali" sub-set of the series, after "Catone in Utica", so as I used those numbers as reference, I thought I had all the operas around now ... but "Catone" is Vol. 55 of the "Tesori del Piemonte" series, while "Dario" is Vol. 58 ... either way, now that the series continues, maybe older volumes will also come back or at least stay in print for another while, who knows.

The Naive Vivaldi are on sale (40% off) on qobuz (download)

http://www.qobuz.com/fr-fr/collection/the-edition-vivaldi-/download-streaming-albums?s=sf
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« Reply #19501 on: December 13, 2017, 07:45:54 PM »


Live broadcast recordings, in good sound (if one is to believe Amazon reviews), with the great voice at its refulgent best.



Symphony no 1 and the glorious 3rd violin sonata were missing in my collection. 3rd version of symphony 2 and 2nd of no 3, both works I like very much indeed. American conductor Lawrence Foster is an Enescu specialist, born of romanian parents.



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« Reply #19502 on: December 14, 2017, 04:17:57 AM »
Colin Matthews: Fourth Sonata for orchestra; Suns Dance for 10 players; Broken Symmetry for orchestra

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« Reply #19503 on: December 14, 2017, 04:23:19 AM »
   

£5.33p from UK eBay, via America.  £5.65p appx now, very fine bargain.
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« Reply #19504 on: December 14, 2017, 08:22:50 AM »
Today, from FNAC on Av. des Ternes in Paris (still a great, well stocked B&M store as far as clasdical CDs are concerned):



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« Reply #19505 on: December 15, 2017, 07:01:46 AM »
As a matter of principle (and being a natural penny pincher  :laugh:) I never buy records full price. This year I made an exception for these two. It just so happens that they are of music by Schubert:




The Zimerman disc is well known by now. I have had it for a few weeks but I’m waiting for the right setting before unwrapping it. These works need - and deserve - the utmost mental preparation for a proper appreciation.

The Equilbey disc is recent, too. I was alerted to its existence by a Presto Classical email. I was bowled over by the samples I heard. Stanislas De Barbeyrac in particular seems to be the happy possessor of an incredible tenor voice: manly, firm, youthful, operatic in scope (microphones should be pulled back, not brought towards his mouth !). He sings Hylas in John Nelson’s recent Les Troyens. Equilbey’s orchestra seems just the right size and style. Very diverse orchestrations by Brahms, Liszt, Reger, Britten, Mottl, Strauss, Berlioz, Webern and - the only living composer of the lot - Franck Krawczyk. I already have a disc that contains most of these orchestrated lieder (Abbado, DG) but I find it less than totally satisfying.

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« Reply #19506 on: December 15, 2017, 10:52:52 AM »
As a matter of principle (and being a natural penny pincher  :laugh:) I never buy records full price. This year I made an exception for these two. It just so happens that they are of music by Schubert:



The Equilbey disc is recent, too. I was alerted to its existence by a Presto Classical email. I was bowled over by the samples I heard. Stanislas De Barbeyrac in particular seems to be the happy possessor of an incredible tenor voice: manly, firm, youthful, operatic in scope (microphones should be pulled back, not brought towards his mouth !). He sings Hylas in John Nelson’s recent Les Troyens. Equilbey’s orchestra seems just the right size and style. Very diverse orchestrations by Brahms, Liszt, Reger, Britten, Mottl, Strauss, Berlioz, Webern and - the only living composer of the lot - Franck Krawczyk. I already have a disc that contains most of these orchestrated lieder (Abbado, DG) but I find it less than totally satisfying.
Thanks for highlighting this one. I love these songs in orchestral form. I tend to agree that the Abbado/DG, while sung well, lacks something. What I could hear on this new cd sounded more urgent and with greater clarity. I also like that they use a male voice in Erlkonig, so I will probably get it just for that. Accentus are usually quite reliable as well.
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