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Mark

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« Reply #40 on: November 25, 2007, 01:13:14 AM »
Well done sir!

Ahem ... madam.

Lethe is a lady. ;)

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« Reply #41 on: November 25, 2007, 02:00:30 AM »
Ahem ... madam.

Lethe is a lady. ;)

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Whoops! Sorry, Lethe!

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« Reply #42 on: November 30, 2007, 03:39:38 PM »
I've just ordered a double decca of Zemlinsky's orchestral works with Chailly/RCO at amazon for £1.36. I'm not sure how to check how many copies are left though ???.
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Für den der heimlich lauschet.

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« Reply #43 on: November 30, 2007, 03:43:59 PM »
I've just ordered a double decca of Zemlinsky's orchestral works with Chailly/RCO at amazon for £1.36. I'm not sure how to check how many copies are left though ???.

I got this delivered yesterday, so there must be more than one. ;D

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« Reply #44 on: November 30, 2007, 03:58:45 PM »
I got this delivered yesterday, so there must be more than one. ;D

Cool. Have you had a listen yet?

Erm, when does that no CD business kick off again? ;D

Another one - Il Trovatore (Giulini with Domingo, Plowright, Fassbaender) for a couple of quid.
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Für den der heimlich lauschet.

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« Reply #45 on: November 30, 2007, 04:37:39 PM »
I gave the Lyric Symphony its first spin last night. Put me in mind of Strauss (Richard, not Johann); and even more so, of Bartok's 'Duke Bluebeard's Castle'.

And it's January 1st that the CD-buying fast begins. ;)

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« Reply #46 on: December 01, 2007, 01:44:12 PM »
Yes, we have no bananas

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« Reply #47 on: December 21, 2007, 09:33:13 PM »
;D

Whilst I congratulate you on your purchase, I do question anyone buying Asparagus at this time of the year, for that means it's travelling a long way. Asparagus depreciates quite noticeably in quality after it is picked and would urge anyone to keep their asparagus eating to a seasonal window (May-June, when you'll find me eating loads of the stuff!), to truly appreciate this vegetable in all it's glory.

The food police
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Not only all of that, but it's grown in Peru and controlled by organized crime (source: some Peruvian worker I knew once). I'm not entirely hip on seasons, but I just bought asparagus from the local farmers market a few weeks ago and it was wonderful.

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« Reply #48 on: December 22, 2007, 04:43:32 PM »
Though I am not a big Svetlanov fan, any Miaskovsky reissue is an event.

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« Reply #49 on: December 22, 2007, 04:50:23 PM »
If you are any music fan at all I don't see how you can live without this set:


which you can get for around $30. Simply scary-good playing from the Staatskapelle Dresden. I would go as far as to say at fortissimo no orchestra sounds remotely as terrifying as the SD, except maybe the Leningrad PO under Mravinsky. It is truly unreal how Jochum push this orchestra to the unfathomale brink of fortissimo at times and yet maintaining the kind of burnished and natural sound the SD is known for. Sure there are mannerisms here and there like in inserting crescendos where they are not in the score (especially in the 5th symphony). But the performances are so convincing you don't care or mind. The set is worth that price alone for the 5th and 9th symphonies. Simply put there are not other similar Bruckner performances in the catalogue.

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« Reply #50 on: December 22, 2007, 06:29:30 PM »
If you are any music fan at all I don't see how you can live without this set:


which you can get for around $30. Simply scary-good playing from the Staatskapelle Dresden. I would go as far as to say at fortissimo no orchestra sounds remotely as terrifying as the SD, except maybe the Leningrad PO under Mravinsky. It is truly unreal how Jochum push this orchestra to the unfathomale brink of fortissimo at times and yet maintaining the kind of burnished and natural sound the SD is known for. Sure there are mannerisms here and there like in inserting crescendos where they are not in the score (especially in the 5th symphony). But the performances are so convincing you don't care or mind. The set is worth that price alone for the 5th and 9th symphonies. Simply put there are not other similar Bruckner performances in the catalogue.

I'd take Karajan/BPO or Celibidache/MPO over Jochum/Dresden anyday.

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« Reply #51 on: December 22, 2007, 07:02:03 PM »
I'd take Karajan/BPO or Celibidache/MPO over Jochum/Dresden anyday.
You may, but this is the super-budget bargain thread and last time I checked neither HVK nor Celi's Munich cycle are bargains.

What do you not like about Jochum's readings?

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« Reply #52 on: December 22, 2007, 07:26:50 PM »
You may, but this is the super-budget bargain thread and last time I checked neither HVK nor Celi's Munich cycle are bargains.

What do you not like about Jochum's readings?

No, I saw Celi MPO set a while back for 18 USD shipped. Forgot which site, and the offer is probably expired now. I'll check later.

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« Reply #53 on: December 22, 2007, 08:59:32 PM »
No, I saw Celi MPO set a while back for 18 USD shipped. Forgot which site, and the offer is probably expired now. I'll check later.
I hope that's not Celi in full glacier mode. After listening to his absurdly slow 7, Tintner's rendition was a genuine revelation.

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« Reply #54 on: December 22, 2007, 09:04:11 PM »
No, I saw Celi MPO set a while back for 18 USD shipped. Forgot which site, and the offer is probably expired now. I'll check later.

Please do.

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« Reply #55 on: December 22, 2007, 09:25:10 PM »
I hope that's not Celi in full glacier mode. After listening to his absurdly slow 7, Tintner's rendition was a genuine revelation.

His 7th is not that slow if you've heard his 8th. The finale of the latter is almost 36 minutes long. (The folk in my avatar blows through it in 23 minutes, and he isn't even fast)

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« Reply #57 on: December 25, 2007, 05:40:03 AM »
Sandor Vegh - Mozart Divertimenti & Serenades on Capriccio 10 CDs for about over GBP16 for the set. A real steal, with this set winning the Grand Prix du Disque, I think. Stylish and warmly phrased Mozart - played with panache!

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« Reply #58 on: December 30, 2007, 06:44:59 PM »
Sandor Vegh - Mozart Divertimenti & Serenades on Capriccio 10 CDs for about over GBP16 for the set. A real steal, with this set winning the Grand Prix du Disque, I think. Stylish and warmly phrased Mozart - played with panache!

Seconded!  That's a great set.  I got mine from BRO about a year ago, for less $ than a decent lunch. 
The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils.
The motions of his spirit are dull as night,
And his affections dark as Erebus.
Let no such man be trusted.

-- William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #59 on: December 31, 2007, 02:52:32 AM »
Hi JWinter, Isn't it a really great set - that Mozart? Also they did a great Posthorn on Philips, plus live concerts from the Salzburg Festival on Orfeo - but alas that is not a super-duper cheap bargain.

MR

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