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....(I understand they are all good, although perhaps Petrenko is best overall being so recent?....)

Actually, Barshai's is the best sonically (great performances, too). It's the hall that does it. The Philharmonie, Köln is a stunner acoustically, very "open", bringing out the burnished sound of the orchestra wonderfully. Obviously the technical team knew its stuff, too.
The Jazz Lounge / Re: What Jazz are you listening to now?
« Last post by Tom 1960 on Today at 10:44:06 AM »
One of the greatest choral/orchestral works ever written IMHO:

General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by HIPster on Today at 10:29:27 AM »
A beautiful CD. Good morning my friend.

I actually met her some 8 months ago, and I can tell you I hardly recognized her from this picture.
Her disposition is one of sweetness and natural beauty....the picture is a bad reflection of the person she is.   

Hello, Harry:)

At your urging, I purchased the Dufay recording.  Kirkman does an excellent job here.  ;)

As to the Chopin cover, I am quite certain you are right on!  A real shame that that was the cover image used. . .  ::)

TD, a first listen:

A winning program of forest nymph inspired Baroque.

Composer Discussion / Re: Schoenberg's Sheen
« Last post by Mahlerian on Today at 10:21:35 AM »
I was wondering, if one of the big label conglomerates were to produce a complete Schoenberg edition (unlikely, but perhaps for the 150th birthday coming up in a few years), how many discs would it fill?  The answer as far as I can tell (excluding most fragments) is 31.

Did I miss anything that Schoenberg wrote or arranged himself?

Schoenberg Complete Set (31 discs)

Arrangements of Other Composers' Works (4 discs):
1   - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
2   - Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Reger: Romantic Suite, J. Strauss: Waltzes
3   - Bach: Chorale Preludes, Prelude and Fugue in E-flat, Brahms: Piano Quintet in G minor
4   - Cello Concerto after Monn, String Quartet Concerto after Handel

Chamber Works for mixed ensembles (2 discs):
1   - Wind Quintet Op. 26, Chamber Symphony No. 1 (original version)
2   - Serenade Op. 24, Suite Op. 29, Three Pieces for Chamber Ensemble, Christmas Music

Chamber Works for Strings (4 discs):
1   - Juvenilia, String Quartet in D major
2   - String Quartet No. 1 in D minor, String Quartet No. 2 in F# minor
3   - String Quartet No. 3, String Quartet No. 4
4   - Verklarte Nacht (sextet), String Trio, Phantasy for violin with piano accompaniment

Choral Works (2 discs):
1   - Friede auf Erden, Deutsche Volkslieder (1st version), Canons for chorus, Four Pieces Op. 27, Three Satires Op. 28
2   - Six Pieces Op. 35, Kol Nidre Op. 39, A Survivor from Warsaw Op. 46, Deutsche Volkslieder (2nd version), Choral Works Op. 50a, 50b, 50c

Lieder (5 discs):
1-4 - Lieder for voice and piano
5    - Lieder for voice and orchestra Op. 8 and Op. 22, Herzgewachse, Lied der Waldtaube  (chamber version)

Melodrama (1 disc):
1   - Pierrot lunaire, Ode to Napoleon (chamber version)

Keyboard Music (1 disc):
1   - Works for solo piano, Variations on a Recitative for organ

Opera (4 discs):
1   - Erwartung, Der gluckliche Hand
2   - Von heute auf morgen
3/4 - Moses und Aron

Oratorio (3 discs):
1/2 - Gurrelieder
3    - Die Jakobsleiter

Orchestral Works (5 discs)
1   - Verklarte Nacht (string orchestra), String Quartet No. 2 (string orchestra)
2   - Pelleas und Melisande, Chamber Symphony No. 1 (full orchestra), Chamber Symphony No. 2
3   - Five Pieces Op. 16, Variations for orchestra, Accompaniment to a Cinema Scene, Ode to Napoleon (string orchestra version)
4   - Suite in G for Strings, Prelude to Genesis Op. 44, Theme and Variations Op. 43a
5   - Violin Concerto Op. 36, Piano Concerto Op. 42, Theme and Variations Op. 43b
I succumbed to temptation... although it seems they are on back order  and I won't get it until Mar 23 at the earliest.  Came to just under $74US.
A steal, although I got mine for slightly less of course.  0:) I hope you'll get it.

Tobias Hume
The First Part of Ayres - Captain Humes Musicall Humors (1605)
Susanne Heinrich, viola da gamba

The Diner / Re: One Word Posts
« Last post by LKB on Today at 10:01:40 AM »
The Diner / Re: Six-letter-word posts
« Last post by LKB on Today at 09:59:54 AM »
Since we did everything in our power to push the set at GMG, I expect no complaints later from anyone who missed out.... :D

Later comers: the last ships are sailing from French Amazon:

Prices are going through the roof anywhere else....


I succumbed to temptation... although it seems they are on back order  and I won't get it until Mar 23 at the earliest.  Came to just under $74US.
The Diner / Re: Three-Word Posts
« Last post by LKB on Today at 09:58:40 AM »
Simon Bar Sinister
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