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First-Listen Tuesdays -

Cuatro piezas españolas
Fantasía Bética
Homenaje. "Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy”
Falla: Homenaje 'Pour le Tombeau de Paul Dukas’
Noches en los jardines de Espana
Canción
Nocturno
Mazurka
Serenata Andaluza


Javier Perianes, piano
Josep Pons, conductor
BBC Symphony Orchestra




Wow...this really is an outstanding disc! I’m glad I bought it.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by amw on Today at 08:09:01 PM »
The biggest drawback for me was the voicing, maybe I've been  listening to too much of Kempff in the same sonata, but I don't want it played by someone who identifies an attractive melody and pushes all the rest into the distant background, that just seems naive, and the sonata seems too long for that sort of cantabile treatment.
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Yep. The Kempff prewar recordings you (or someone??) highlighted have one of the better slow Hammerklaviers out there and a lot of it is because the playing is much more contrapuntal and confrontational.
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The Jazz Lounge / Re: Who are your Top Five Jazz Artists?
« Last post by Mirror Image on Today at 08:06:05 PM »
Julie London
Dave Brubeck
Chet Baker
Charlie Parker
John Coltrane

I could have easily included Chet Baker. One of the most lyrical trumpeters I’ve ever heard.
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Pfffft. Pure carelessness on my part. Sorry!!

No worries, some guy. :)
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Either I'm misreading or there is a typo here. You seem to be saying that you will spend on music that isn't in your collection or that is well represented in your collection. I'm assuming you mean music that isn't well represented in your collection.

In any case, doesn't seem to be a change in strategy, I'm sure getting music not in your collection or not well-represented was always the goal. You just have more stuff now.

I have the same plan, except the decrease in CD buying keeps getting foiled by my growing domain of interest.

Yes, I meant music that isn’t well-represented in my collection. While I agree that the goal initially is to acquire more music, I, more or less, created this thread as a way of reassessing the current state of my own collection and, hopefully, while I’m doing this, this might encourage other members who buy a lot of recordings to do the same thing.
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First-Listen Tuesdays -

Cuatro piezas españolas
Fantasía Bética
Homenaje. "Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy”
Falla: Homenaje 'Pour le Tombeau de Paul Dukas’
Noches en los jardines de Espana
Canción
Nocturno
Mazurka
Serenata Andaluza


Javier Perianes, piano
Josep Pons, conductor
BBC Symphony Orchestra


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Monkemayer goes on the list.... meanwhile Mozart for me as well.


K. 174/406(516b)/593
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by André on Today at 07:23:55 PM »


A powerful, vigorous account of this fine work. Mendelssohn at his most conventional, but the good bits far outweight the stale stuff.
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The Diner / Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Rock Albums Of All-Time
« Last post by Alek Hidell on Today at 07:17:29 PM »
This is a surprisingly tough task for me. Rock used to be about all I listened to, and I used to sort of keep a list like this in my head. But I haven't thought seriously about it for a long time.

I think it's understood that "Top 5 Favorite" does not at all mean the same thing as "Top 5 Greatest." Those would be two different lists for me (though there could be some overlap).

Anyway:

   

 

... with the proviso, of course, that this list is subject to almost-certain change. I left out Dylan and the Beatles, both of whom could quite easily have cracked the list, and I also notice that only one of these five was released after 1980. That leaves out more recent work that means quite a lot to me, like the Drive-By Truckers' Brighter Than Creation's Dark, The National's Boxer and High Violet, anything by R.E.M., DJ Shadow's Endtroducing, The Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs, etc., etc. ...

And do we consider James Brown "rock" in any sense? If so, Star Time displaces one of the above.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Todd on Today at 07:10:00 PM »



Here's a disc that over-delivers.  Since it was an Add-on, I would have been happy with an enjoyable disc, but it's more than that.  The Kegelstatt is as good as any I've heard (Kovacevich & Co, augmented BAT, Kraus & Co, upscaled Ma/Ax/Stoltzman).  The two violin sonatas transcribed for viola and piano are just splendid.  The second new version of K423 just this year is at least as enjoyable as the Kim/O'Neill version.  The remaining small works are all spiffy.  Throw in superb sound, and this disc more or less shows that majors can still crank out good stuff.  Prior to hearing this disc, I was expecting I would be buying William Youn's Mozart sonata cycle box later this year; now I eagerly look forward to it.
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