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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6500 on: March 22, 2018, 06:35:34 AM »
Chandos deleted titles sale. These CDs are OOP and the label is clearing out the very last of their stock.
https://www.chandos.net/sale-cds

Some potentially interesting:
"The Unknown Shostakovich" featuring his orchestration of Schumann's Cello Concerto

I recommend this highly.
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« Reply #6501 on: March 22, 2018, 07:39:10 AM »
The Ginastera/Villa Lobos/Evangelista disc is top notch too. Ginastera’s Concerto for strings is an amazing piece - not for the faint of heart.

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« Reply #6502 on: March 22, 2018, 07:42:45 AM »
The Ginastera/Villa Lobos/Evangelista disc is top notch too. Ginastera’s Concerto for strings is an amazing piece - not for the faint of heart.

Not much of interest for me in this Chandos sale.
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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6503 on: March 22, 2018, 07:59:41 AM »
That’s because you’re a softie, Harry !  :laugh:

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6504 on: March 22, 2018, 08:09:27 AM »
The Ginastera/Villa Lobos/Evangelista disc is top notch too. Ginastera’s Concerto for strings is an amazing piece - not for the faint of heart.

This has me interested. What do you mean, exactly?

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« Reply #6505 on: March 22, 2018, 08:21:10 AM »
It’s a sometimes rattling work. The finale sounds like someone just kicked a beehive. A bit like the allegretto furioso in Shostakovich’s 10th quartet. Behind the buzzing sounds is excellent music. The first movements are really beautiful. Check youtube clips, a few interpretations are on display.

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« Reply #6506 on: March 22, 2018, 08:34:45 AM »
It’s a sometimes rattling work. The finale sounds like someone just kicked a beehive. A bit like the allegretto furioso in Shostakovich’s 10th quartet. Behind the buzzing sounds is excellent music. The first movements are really beautiful. Check youtube clips, a few interpretations are on display.

Sounds like it is worth investigating...

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« Reply #6507 on: March 22, 2018, 08:51:20 AM »
That’s because you’re a softie, Harry !  :laugh:

Dear me you really think that? :laugh:
I eat your heart for breakfast >:D
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« Reply #6508 on: March 22, 2018, 01:54:43 PM »
Chandos deleted titles sale. These CDs are OOP and the label is clearing out the very last of their stock.
https://www.chandos.net/sale-cds

Thank you for that - I'm going to have to buy something, possibly The Black Knight, the Finzi choral disc, the Dutilleux concerti and Rozhdestvensky's Schnittke 1.  And would also recommend highly the Bliss twofer and the Byrd Great Service - the only recording AFAIK at the written pitch, rather than hoiked up and 3rd or 4th.
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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6509 on: March 26, 2018, 12:56:31 PM »
Chandos deleted titles sale. These CDs are OOP and the label is clearing out the very last of their stock.
https://www.chandos.net/sale-cds
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Thanks, I ended up buying 4 for a total of around £ 16 including postage  - Bax´s "Concertante", Moeran+Warlock choral songs, plus chamber CDs with music by Scott and Sculthorpe.

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6510 on: March 31, 2018, 01:18:31 PM »
Ordered the Respighi, Ginastera et al. and Unknown Shosti from the Chandos sale ... and threw in Handel's "Flavio" for good measure - thanks!  :)
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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6511 on: April 09, 2018, 10:19:38 PM »
At JPC de 192  Naxos titles for ridiculous low prices. Eat ya heart out :laugh:

https://www.jpc.de/s/Naxos+-+Riesenauswahl+zum+Kracherpreis?searchtype=campaigntext
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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6512 on: April 18, 2018, 10:17:24 AM »
Caprice (Sweden) discs on sale at JPC. These are NEVER on sale anywhere. 7.99€ each (6.70€ ex-VAT).

Among those I mightily recommend are the following:



Yes: THE version of Pettersson’s VC 2 !!



Superb late-romantic concertos.

+ the Hilding Rosenberg string quartets, and many others !


And this beautiful Requiem by Olsson (a quiet work. Don’t expect thunderous Dies irae here).



And that one too, one of my favourite modern music discs:



And this (2 discs), too. Beware: not for the faint of heart. A harrowing emotional journey.

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6513 on: April 18, 2018, 05:39:04 PM »
At JPC de 192  Naxos titles for ridiculous low prices. Eat ya heart out :laugh:

https://www.jpc.de/s/Naxos+-+Riesenauswahl+zum+Kracherpreis?searchtype=campaigntext

Nothing in this sale is worth buying to me.
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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6514 on: April 18, 2018, 05:40:21 PM »


Yes: THE version of Pettersson’s VC 2 !!

Until Lindberg releases his recording of it. ;)
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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6515 on: April 18, 2018, 08:52:08 PM »
Caprice (Sweden) discs on sale at JPC. These are NEVER on sale anywhere. 7.99€ each (6.70€ ex-VAT).

Among those I mightily recommend are the following:



Yes: THE version of Pettersson’s VC 2 !!



Superb late-romantic concertos.

+ the Hilding Rosenberg string quartets, and many others !


And this beautiful Requiem by Olsson (a quiet work. Don’t expect thunderous Dies irae here).



And that one too, one of my favourite modern music discs:



And this (2 discs), too. Beware: not for the faint of heart. A harrowing emotional journey.



Indeed, I know the Pettersson, Wiklund, Rosenberg and Sandstrom ones, and those are fine records.
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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6516 on: April 19, 2018, 03:54:33 AM »
Until Lindberg releases his recording of it. ;)

Wrong. There will be no competition, as Wallin/Lindberg opt for the revised version, not the original one. IMHO it’s an inferior work, with the sense of strife and struggle noticeably tamed. At least that’s how it sounds in the van Keulen interpretation. Maybe Wallin will change that, but I doubt it.

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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6517 on: April 19, 2018, 05:28:42 AM »
Wrong. There will be no competition, as Wallin/Lindberg opt for the revised version, not the original one. IMHO it’s an inferior work, with the sense of strife and struggle noticeably tamed. At least that’s how it sounds in the van Keulen interpretation. Maybe Wallin will change that, but I doubt it.

Well, I was just messing with you. ;) Personally, I can’t stand the work (as is the case with most of Pettersson’s music for me) nor do I care about what version is performed.
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Re: The Super-Duper Cheap Bargains Thread
« Reply #6518 on: April 20, 2018, 09:06:57 PM »
60 titles of the label "Caprice" for budget price. JPC de

https://www.jpc.de/s/1238733_97401?searchtype=cid
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« Reply #6519 on: April 21, 2018, 03:00:35 AM »
I forgot an important one: among the Caprice records batch at JPC stands this little gem of a guitar recital by Göran Söllscher. Superb concerto by von Koch, as good and tuneful as Malcolm Arnold’s.

 Recommended with enthusiasm.