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It was foreseeable that Trump, a Kremlin toady during the campaign, would turn out to be a Russian stooge in office. The only question is what kind he is. “Is it malice? Or stupidity? Is his fawning appeasement a sign that he is a Russian asset or a credulous dupe? Is the story of Russiagate more James Bond or, as David French suggests, more Austin Powers?”
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Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Last post by amw on Today at 06:15:41 AM »
You're in New Zealand aren't you? He's from there I think.
That makes sense, people here are for some reason particularly prone to the charms of fundamentalist cults
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Composer Discussion / Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Last post by André on Today at 06:13:45 AM »
I'd recommend Silvestri & Bournemouth and Barbirolli & Philharmonia.

+1 !
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Thanks, Harry. I found one I’m very interested in !
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Composer Discussion / Re: Vaughan Williams's Veranda
« Last post by North Star on Today at 05:58:03 AM »
I was asking some questions over on the current listening thread--to which Irons kindly replied with some information regarding Boult and his recordings of the Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis--and am wondering which of the recordings my fellow forumites like best of them (if any)?   :)

Best wishes,

PD
I'd recommend Silvestri & Bournemouth and Barbirolli & Philharmonia.
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Composer Discussion / Re: Frederick Delius
« Last post by André on Today at 05:52:42 AM »
Listened to yesterday: A BBC Scotland broadcast of a little-known opera by Delius , The Magic Fountain. Magnificent music, from Delius’ Florida period (Daybreak from the Florida Suite appears as a leitmotif throughout). For some reason the engineers seem to have placed a mic right next to the sarrusophone (probably a contrabassoon). There is but one commercial recording and it’s very hard to find at a reasonable price (and Amazon reviews pan the performance of the vocalists). The BBC performance boasted a strong cast, particularly the soprano and bass.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by André on Today at 05:51:33 AM »
A BBC Scotland broadcast of a little-known opera by Frederick Delius, The Magic Fountain. Magnificent music, from Delius’ Florida period (Daybreak from the Florida Suite appears as a leitmotif throughout). For some reason the engineers seem to have placed a mic right next to the sarrusophone (probably a contrabassoon). There is but one commercial recording and it’s very hard to find at a reasonable price. Amazon reviews pan the performance of the vocalists. The BBC had a strong cast, paricularly the soprano and bass.
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General Classical Music Discussion / Re: Purchases Today
« Last post by Jo498 on Today at 05:51:18 AM »
Did you get the CBS/Sony or the DG recordings of Boulez?
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Composer Discussion / Re: Mahler Mania, Rebooted
« Last post by ritter on Today at 05:46:28 AM »
Thanks for the clarification, Jens. The Boulez completist in me will have to do with the DG and Accentus releases for the time being, but will not rest until I locate a copy of this elusive GMYO recording (even if I have to stalk the PR director of Munich RE to achieve this  ;D).

Cheers,
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