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Mendelssohn: Ein Sommernachtstraum
Sandrine Piau, Delphine Collot, Choeur de La Chapelle Royale and Collegium Vocale Gent, Orchestre des Champs-Elysees, cond. Herreweghe

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Opera and Vocal / Re: ~ Baroque Opera ~
« Last post by Que on Today at 01:14:58 PM »
Generally speaking yes.  Garrido sound is lush and exotic (to my ears).  It suits L’Incoronazione di Poppea best.  But Ulysse is a rough and shrewd character and Jacobs capture this side of Ulisse well.  Also Jacobs chose for the missing part of the score music from other Monteverdi works that blend very well with the work.

Thanks, much appreciated!  :)
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Composer Discussion / Re: Schoenberg's Sheen
« Last post by Mirror Image on Today at 01:10:36 PM »
If I ever hear an atonal Schoenberg work, I'll be sure to do that.

Sounds like a plan! ;)
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Que on Today at 01:10:35 PM »
JS Bach: Mass in B minor [Hengelbrock]....





This is a good version but not in my top tier. It lacks a certain fluidity and overall presence somehow [something that I cannot quite define] but it certainly has its moments notably in the orchestral and choral tutti. It is where we have a soloist accompanied by less dense orchestration and in its slower movements that I feel the performances are not as consistently good.

For HIP versions I would probably choose Herreweghe, but overall I do not think Hengelbrock is far behind.

I like Hengelbrock.Which Herreweghe? The newest one?  :)

Q
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Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: New Releases
« Last post by Mandryka on Today at 01:10:23 PM »
I got quite excited for a moment there because I confused Benjamin Alard with Régis Allard. Oh well . . .
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I am putting it on.  I had this set for years but only run it once.

Excellent! 8) Do let me know how you get on with it, Spineur.
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The Jazz Lounge / Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Last post by Tom 1960 on Today at 12:58:22 PM »
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One of the greatest choral/orchestral works ever written IMHO:



Nice to see you in this thread, and with a very remarkable work.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Spineur on Today at 12:48:26 PM »
Quatre Poemes d'Edmond Haraucourt, Op. 7:



As Andre already knows, this whole set is exquisite. If anyone is into early 20th Century French songs, then I highly recommend this Koechlin set.
I am putting it on.  I had this set for years but only run it once. 
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JS Bach: Mass in B minor [Hengelbrock]....

This is a good version but not in my top tier. It lacks a certain fluidity and overall presence somehow [something that I cannot quite define] but it certainly has its moments notably in the orchestral and choral tutti. It is where we have a soloist accompanied by less dense orchestration and in its slower movements that I feel the performances are not as consistently good.

For HIP versions I would probably choose Herreweghe, but overall I do not think Hengelbrock is far behind.
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