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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2007, 10:38:47 AM »
The first thing that popped into my mind:



or perhaps


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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2007, 10:45:41 AM »


Granted, I'm a bit of a classical music novice, but I
couldn't imagine not having Part's Da Pacem in my
collection. It was a close call because I enjoy
Belohlavek's reading of Dvorak's Stabat Mater, but
nothing moves me as much as this collection...
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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2007, 11:45:01 AM »
Carlos Kleiber, Brahms Symphony No. 4


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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2007, 11:45:16 AM »
Nice choice Boris!  :)

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2007, 12:04:32 PM »
Lots of interesting preferances, and some archaic discs worth noting down, I think.

Rubio, thanks for your point about Hogwood; I have a number of his discs, although not that one in particular, and they are all quite special and highly recommended.

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2007, 12:22:19 PM »


It pales next to the Michelangeli I listed earlier. The master is still better than the student.

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2007, 12:40:32 PM »


Frank Martins Der Cornet in this stunning recording.

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2007, 12:50:41 PM »
Frankly, I find it absolutely impossible to choose. I have no favorite disc, or at least my favorites change all the time. For a while I thought I'd just post what I have been listening to the most over the last year or so (that would be a DG set of Simoneau and Alarie - my greatest discovery of the past year) but finally decided I should post the disc that most amazed me when I first heard it and still remains a favorite. So here it is:

Bach's Keyboard Concertos (played on the piano!) Gould, CSO, Bernstein, Golschmann

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2007, 01:07:54 PM »
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.

My first thoughts were that Kleiber Beethoven 5 and 7, and the Boulez sonatas with Jumppanen is an intriguing choice. 

By these criteria, I would pick my favorite CD, and hope that any one of the three works on it would appeal to a listener.  I do think that everyone should have one version of each of these pieces in his or her library, even if on another recording, but this is an excellent trio, all composed at roughly the same time.



Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Riccardo Chailly, conductor

Mosolov: Iron Foundry (1928)
Varèse: Arcana (1925-27)
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 3 (1928)

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2007, 01:28:28 PM »

Probably still this one.

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2007, 01:30:57 PM »
I could make 3 or 4 different replies but here goes:-

Choose from any one of these below:-

1) Michael Rabin - EMI 6 CD box set (most fantastic St Saens Op 28)
2) Leonid Kogan - Tchaikovsy VC (EMI with Silvestri - blows every other violinist 
    out of the water)
3) Mendelssohn VC - Campoli, Boult, LPO on Beulah (still my fav. over all others)
4) Rimsky-Korsakov - Cap Espagnole Op 34 BPO , Maazel on earth shattering form
    (DG Originals)

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2007, 01:31:17 PM »
Yikes! What a question.

Sticking to classical...

I'll go out on a limb and...

Choose this one...



I'm probably wrong though.  :-\

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2007, 01:35:47 PM »
Yikes! What a question.

Sticking to classical...

I'll go out on a limb and...

Choose this one...



I'm probably wrong though.  :-\

Only in doubting yourself.  :)

I almost put that one, I am glad someone did!

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #34 on: May 09, 2007, 01:36:46 PM »
Yikes! What a question.

Sticking to classical...

I'll go out on a limb and...

Choose this one...



I'm probably wrong though.  :-\

You certainly could do alot worse

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #35 on: May 09, 2007, 01:37:55 PM »
Thanks, men.  :)

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #36 on: May 09, 2007, 01:39:47 PM »
Hard to pick just one, but I'll go with this:


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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #37 on: May 09, 2007, 01:46:28 PM »
Que's Tahra LVB 9th with Furt....what a classic, I have...and boy it deserves its place in this thread  ;)

Tahra has re-released that performance on a 4 CD set with the 1942 Berlin and 1951 Bayreuth performances of the 9th.  The fourth CD is a fascinating comparison of the three performances by Sami Habra.  Another must have; it could have been my choice in this thread.

On the subject of Furtie, is it true that, when the CD was being developed by Sony, the reason they decided it should hold 75 minutes of music was so that the Bayreuth 9th could fit on a single disc?

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #38 on: May 09, 2007, 02:03:15 PM »
For me that would be the Dvorak Symphonies, conducted by Rafael Kubelik. :)
You mean the 7-8-9 2CD set? Because I cannot stand his performances of 1-2-3-4.



Steve - you almost stole my choice. However, my choice is this CD:



Which contains not only the Brahms 4, but also the Schubert Unfinished and two tracks from Tristan und Isolde. I own both of these discs  ;D  , and when I saw this thread title I knew the Brahms-Schubert-Wagner CD was my choice (it's subtitled "Tribute to a Unique Artist", if I remember correctly). It's a CD that everyone - everyone - should own. I've given it to friends who don't listen to classical.

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Re: The one recording you believe everyone should own
« Reply #39 on: May 09, 2007, 02:05:52 PM »
If it can be any kind of music then this:


S'Express - Original Soundtrack - Rhythm King Records 1989

If it has to be classical then this:


Elgar - The Apostles - Sir Adrian Boult - EMI Classics
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