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The Polling Station / Re: Your Top 10 Nordic Works
« Last post by schnittkease on Today at 11:30:31 AM »
Some nice works - but maybe you mean Nielsen´s Pan & Syrinx, though the Czech composer Novak wrote a Pan for piano or orchestra?

That's embarrassing. Novak and Fibich are most definitely not Nordic.
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J S Bach
Complete Sonatas and Partitas for violin solo, BWV 1001-6
Rachel Podger
[Channel Classics, 2002]

Newly acquired, though this recording is familiar from repeated listening on Spotify.

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The Diner / Re: You Know You're Watching a Stupid Movie When...
« Last post by Cato on Today at 11:06:45 AM »
Courtesy of Mystery Science Theater 3000:

"...the movie starts showing you pieces of itself from earlier."   8)
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The Polling Station / Re: Your Top 10 Nordic Works
« Last post by Turner on Today at 11:05:57 AM »
Bentzon, The Tempered Piano
Holmboe, Symphony 8 "Sinfonia Boreale"
Langgaard, Music of the Spheres
Leifs, Symphony 1 ''Saga Symphony''
Novák, Pan
Nørgård, Symphony 3
Pettersson, Symphony 7
Saariaho, L'Amour de Loin
Sibelius, Violin Concerto
Wirén, Serenade for Strings

Some nice works - but maybe you mean Nielsen´s Pan & Syrinx, though the Czech composer Novak wrote a Pan for piano or orchestra?
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Composer Discussion / Re: Max Reger(1873-1916)
« Last post by amw on Today at 11:05:55 AM »
For the Clarinet Quintet, Sabine Meyer & her groupies on EMI is good, paired with the String Sextet which is much more rarely recorded and a bit denser/less attractive.
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The Polling Station / Re: Your Top 10 Nordic Works
« Last post by schnittkease on Today at 11:04:07 AM »
Bentzon, The Tempered Piano
Holmboe, Symphony 8 "Sinfonia Boreale"
Langgaard, Music of the Spheres
Leifs, Symphony 1 ''Saga Symphony''
Nørgård, Symphony 3
Pettersson, Symphony 7
Rautavaara, Cantus Arcticus
Saariaho, L'Amour de Loin
Sibelius, Violin Concerto
Wirén, Serenade for Strings
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Composer Discussion / Re: Max Reger(1873-1916)
« Last post by Turner on Today at 11:00:12 AM »
The Naxos have pretty good. It's a coproduction with Deutschlandradio and hessischer Rundfunk, respectively.


Yes, I sampled the JPC & Presto websites for mp3 excerpts, and those recordings seemed lively.
MDT has their big Naxos campaign sales a couple of days more. I´m not 100% sure I´ll be buying them right now, however.
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Composer Discussion / Re: Max Reger(1873-1916)
« Last post by Jo498 on Today at 10:53:38 AM »
The Naxos have pretty good. It's a coproduction with Deutschlandradio and hessischer Rundfunk, respectively.



@Vandermolen: I do not know the disc in question but the Böcklin suite and the variations (Hiller and Mozart) are probably the most accessible of Reger's usually longish and sometimes thorny orchestral music.

The music of Reger that is in practice most frequently performed is certainly his organ and choral stuff, both are commonly performed in Germany (not quite as common as Bach, but probably next for the organ and right after Brahms and Mendelssohn for the romantic choral stuff)
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The Diner / Re: The unimportant news thread
« Last post by Spineur on Today at 10:49:49 AM »
It looks like Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz took a beating in German elections at the expense of the extreme right AfD, and to  lesser extend to the liberals (FdP) and the Greens.  They are talking about forming a Jamaican coalition (CDU-FdP-Green).  At this stage it is a little hard to see how all this will unfold.  My take, is that it is good for France (Merkel will need Paris a lot more than in the past) but not good for the Italian who will be facing an even more difficult election next year.
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Several new Amazon arrivals - purchased based on reviews in the latest issue of Fanfare (attached):

Kozeluch, Leopold (1747-1818) - Piano Concertos w/ Howard Shelley & London Mozart Players - prolific composer (over 400 compositions - list HERE), pianist, music publisher, and Viennese rival to Mozart.

Czerny, Carl (1791-1857) - Piano Concertos w/ Howard Shelley & the Tasmanian SO - both part of the Hyperion Piano Concerto Series (Classical & Romantic).  Dave :)

 
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