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Michel

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The one recording you believe everyone should own
« on: May 09, 2007, 08:41:34 AM »
Just for a bit of fun - what CD from your collection should be an absolute no brainer for someone building a collection? It must be an absolute personal gem, and one you would be willing to give to someone if they could only hear one piece of music in their entire life.

Please only recommend one, otherwise the fun is spoiled! Though I think we can and ought to accept cycles.

For me:





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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2007, 08:46:35 AM »
For me that would be the Dvorak Symphonies, conducted by Rafael Kubelik. :)

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2007, 08:51:49 AM »
This is actually 2 CD's . . . . . .


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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2007, 08:57:58 AM »
One single CD?

Easy:



Probably the greatest Beethoven performance committed to disc.

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2007, 09:01:44 AM »
All Mahlerian's should own this, even if you have 30 Resurrections....you really should own this too  ;D

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2007, 09:05:10 AM »
Well, I'm taking notes, Tony  8)

For me that would be the Dvorak Symphonies, conducted by Rafael Kubelik. :)

I wondered how you might choose, for purposes of this thread, Harry! -- and I might have guessed that your choice would be, not the one recording, but a small parcel of recordings  ;D

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2007, 09:07:03 AM »
Well, I'm taking notes, Tony  8)

Hmmm...You still not endulged yet Karl?

Never mind, I will add it to your list  ;D

Gonna have to force you!!

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2007, 09:15:29 AM »
This:


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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2007, 09:16:33 AM »
Que's Tahra LVB 9th with Furt....what a classic, I have...and boy it deserves its place in this thread  ;)

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2007, 09:18:38 AM »
Not an easy question.


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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2007, 09:20:27 AM »
I could choose any one of a hundred or so, but this one fits the bill admirably:

"I don't at all mind actively disliking a piece of contemporary music, but in order to feel happy about it I must consciously understand why I dislike it. Otherwise it remains in my mind as unfinished business."
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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2007, 09:25:24 AM »
Helmut Walchas recording of the Art of Fugue, available separately now:
http://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/hnum/8784091/rk/classic/rsk/hitlist
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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2007, 09:26:27 AM »
Not an easy question.



I have just acquired this, not yet fully digested it.

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2007, 09:54:14 AM »
The universe is change; life is opinion.   Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2007, 10:02:59 AM »

It's that good? I have Biret and Helffer, plus Pollini in the 2nd, and I think of these works as good rather than great.
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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2007, 10:14:08 AM »
Tureck's DG set of the Well-Tempered Clavier.

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2007, 10:32:46 AM »
The Haydn Cello Concertos as performed by Hogwood/Coin. The closest to perfect classical music CD of my collection.

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2007, 10:36:12 AM »
One single CD?

Easy:



Probably the greatest Beethoven performance committed to disc.

I second this.

It's that good? I have Biret and Helffer, plus Pollini in the 2nd, and I think of these works as good rather than great.

I have Pollini in the 2nd and he really is amazing. I don't know quite how I would rank the sonata itself.