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And when San Francisco is destroyed by North Korea they will have to learn to deal with it.  All white Southerns should tell them we will not go and get revenge for them.

Yes, because desperately clinging to historical symbols of treason against our nation and constitution and denying the historical shame of living off the backs of slaves without whose labor southern whites would never have been able to wage a war of secession in the first place are the most important concerns of modern life.  :laugh:
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Opera and Vocal / Re: What Opera Are You Listening to Now?
« Last post by Tsaraslondon on Today at 11:00:22 AM »
In spite of Callas efforts to revive an interest in Gaspare Spontini operas, it has not really caught on.  [

Not quite correct. Callas appeared in one production of La Vestale, which opened the 1954 La Scala season. It was the first production she did with Visconti, and unveiled the new ultra-slim Callas. The production was stunningly beautiful, but the opera didn't take fire the way Cherubini's Medea had, and consequently it was never revived.



The same fate befell Visconti's equally stunning production of Gluck's Iphigenie en Tauride, also with Callas.





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Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: J.S. Bach on the Organ
« Last post by Dancing Divertimentian on Today at 10:59:09 AM »
Copying from the Purchases Today thread:


Too bad Vernet's set is priced as if it's gold plated platinum...
If you are interested in a second set, the Hanssler set is good value for the money. Unless you can in fact find a copy of Vernet that is not priced like gold plated platinum.

Okay, emerged from my hunt for a second Bach organ set (utilizing YouTube to its fullest) with very favorable impressions of several organists: Weinberger, Kooiman et al (their respective parts on the Silbermann set), Alain, Bowyer, Vernet, Isoir, Chapuis, and who knows who else. But one organist stood out for me as a clear favorite: Vernet.

My initial impressions of Vernet were confirmed the more I heard: Vernet is more on the extrovert side compared to Foccroulle, but not lacking in subtlety, with a winning freshness. Foccroulle is still king of the king of instruments in Bach for me, but I'm looking forward to Vernet eagerly.

AND...in a spectacular stroke of luck, Vernet's set has just been reissued (in May)! It's not available in the States so far as I can tell, but it's available at a very attractive price from some of the European Amazons. With the exchange rate FINALLY evening out I snatched up a copy from AmazonDE for $39 US shipped!

Copious tips of the beret, Jeffrey!

https://www.amazon.de/Bach-Ouvre-Orgue-Olivier-Vernet/dp/B06XHSK2HP/ref=pd_sim_15_3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=1EVWB4Z2954PMXTAE4RX



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Introductions / Re: My first post here... greetings.
« Last post by vandermolen on Today at 10:56:59 AM »
Greetings from East Sussex. UK. Hope you enjoy your time here.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by Dancing Divertimentian on Today at 10:50:06 AM »
Too bad Vernet's set is priced as if it's gold plated platinum...
If you are interested in a second set, the Hanssler set is good value for the money. Unless you can in fact find a copy of Vernet that is not priced like gold plated platinum.

Okay, emerged from my hunt for a second Bach organ set (utilizing YouTube to its fullest) with very favorable impressions of several organists: Weinberger, Kooiman et al (their respective parts on the Silbermann set), Alain, Bowyer, Vernet, Isoir, Chapuis, and who knows who else. But one organist stood out for me as a clear favorite: Vernet.

My initial impressions of Vernet were confirmed the more I heard: Vernet is more on the extrovert side compared to Foccroulle, but not lacking in subtlety, with a winning freshness. Foccroulle is still king of the king of instruments in Bach for me, but I'm looking forward to Vernet eagerly.

AND...in a spectacular stroke of luck, Vernet's set has just been reissued (in May)! It's not available in the States so far as I can tell, but it's available at a very attractive price from some of the European Amazons. With the exchange rate FINALLY evening out I snatched up a copy from AmazonDE for $39 US shipped!

Copious tips of the beret, Jeffrey!

https://www.amazon.de/Bach-Ouvre-Orgue-Olivier-Vernet/dp/B06XHSK2HP/ref=pd_sim_15_3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=1EVWB4Z2954PMXTAE4RX



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Composer Discussion / Re: Haydn's Haus
« Last post by Jo498 on Today at 10:35:56 AM »
Reinhold Friedrich did one recording on an historical instrument (with Haselböck) and another one on a modern one (with Marriner, coupled with Hummel, M. Haydn and L. Mozart). I bought the latter several years ago believing it was the former. So I had to get both...
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Composer Discussion / Re: Haydn's Haus
« Last post by Gurn Blanston on Today at 10:30:20 AM »
Haydn's Trumpet Concerto on a modern instrument - suggested recordings?  Cross-posting again - just left the response below to a post by Sarge - as stated, my only 'modern' recording of this work is w/ Marsalis from years ago - comments and favorites, please - thanks.  Dave :)

Hi Sarge - I have just one CD of Haydn's Trumpet Concerto on a modern instrument; plus, the 2 recordings added above were a 'keyed trumpet' is used - my only modern trumpet recording is w/ Marsalis, bought years ago when released - must obtain another 'modern' version - hope that some recommendations are made; of course, an important consideration is what the 'other' works are on the discs under consideration.  Thanks all for any comments - Dave :)

I don't have the Helseth, but I watched it a couple of times on Youtube and found it very enjoyable. Same with Alison Balsam. If I was compelled to have a modern instrument recording in addition to the Marsalis I have had for years, either of those would be very acceptable. Of the four which I pictured in my essay, I do like the Steele-Perkins with King's Consort the best, although I enjoy the true effort that they all have invested in playing such a difficult instrument. Immer on the Hogwood disk is especially hardworking. He pulls it off, but you can hear him working for it. As it should be. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it. :)

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Composer Discussion / Re: Haydn's Haus
« Last post by SonicMan46 on Today at 09:57:54 AM »
Haydn's Trumpet Concerto on a modern instrument - suggested recordings?  Cross-posting again - just left the response below to a post by Sarge - as stated, my only 'modern' recording of this work is w/ Marsalis from years ago - comments and favorites, please - thanks.  Dave :)

Haydn Trumpet Concerto played by Tine Thing Helseth and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

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Hi Sarge - I have just one CD of Haydn's Trumpet Concerto on a modern instrument; plus, the 2 recordings added above were a 'keyed trumpet' is used - my only modern trumpet recording is w/ Marsalis, bought years ago when released - must obtain another 'modern' version - hope that some recommendations are made; of course, an important consideration is what the 'other' works are on the discs under consideration.  Thanks all for any comments - Dave :)
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The Diner / Re: Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!
« Last post by Mr. Minnow on Today at 09:56:54 AM »
Great stuff Mr. Minnow, thanks for your detailed reply :).
Thanks for pointing out that the Cardiac's music is available from their website - I will have a look there and see what's available.

It would seem all the album-length CDs are currently in stock - including the side projects - except for Archive Cardiacs, which is excellent but probably not the best starting point. The CD singles/EPs that were listed a while back are no longer there, so they may be harder to find - maybe on iTunes?

These youtube videos are well worth a look:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/N5QYijFfOaQ" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/N5QYijFfOaQ</a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/OxhuQWKwbqY" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/OxhuQWKwbqY</a>

These are rehearsals by the most recent line-up for the live performances documented on the two Garage Concerts CDs. These were gigs at which they only performed very early material, the idea being to record the definitive versions of these songs. Apart from some songs from The Seaside cassette, most of which had been reissued on CD, many of these songs had only ever been released on very early, impossible to find and very rough lo-fi releases (cassettes and a vinyl single); there are also a few songs which had never been released in any form at all, including my favourite Cardiacs song Hello Mr. Minnow (;D). Admittedly Jibber and Twitch is Cardiacs at their most frenetic and potentially forbidding for anyone new to them, but it's a hell of a song and the video's great. Enjoy!
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Haydn Trumpet Concerto played by Tine Thing Helseth and the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra

   


Hi Sarge - I have just one CD of Haydn's Trumpet Concerto on a modern instrument; plus, the 2 recordings added above were a 'keyed trumpet' is used - my only modern trumpet recording is w/ Marsalis, bought years ago when released - must obtain another 'modern' version - hope that some recommendations are made; of course, an important consideration is what the 'other' works are on the discs under consideration.  Thanks all for any comments - Dave :)
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