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Title: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: EMI Virgin EMI Virgin EMI
Post by: snyprrr on April 14, 2014, 10:50:06 AM
I'm going to try this Thread out to see if it works. After we've exhausted conversation concerning one label, we can Retitle every day, week, or month. So, hopefully we'll rediscover some gems here?

On Sony, we've had Stravinsky and Varese,... who can forget the Lutoslawski, Ligeti, and Schnittke?,... I like that Slava disc of Schnittke's 2nd CC,... then there's that disc of Henze's 'Reqiuem', very unique,... and don't forget the odd-duck Penderecki 'Gala' disc, lolz!

There are lots of one-offs, such as the single disc devoted to Berio 'concertos' conducted by Boulez,.. I mean, I didn't mean this to be a Boulez Thread, but, of course, he is responsible for some of their output. So, maybe, what are some of your non-Boulez favourites?
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: SONY
Post by: Todd on April 14, 2014, 10:59:36 AM
(http://img15.nnm.me/c/9/c/f/a/c9cfa87dd4a891412b8685a92a06ad12_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: SONY
Post by: DavidW on April 14, 2014, 11:02:03 AM
The Ligeti Edition.
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: SONY
Post by: North Star on April 14, 2014, 11:40:43 AM
Salonen recorded Turangalîla & Des Canyons Aux Etoiles on Sony.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61opW1JoJYL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)   (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51cB01v%2BSGL._SY450_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61InQZB6xOL._SL500_SY450_.jpg)
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: SONY
Post by: EigenUser on April 14, 2014, 01:06:51 PM
The Ligeti Edition.
Ugh. That thing.
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: SONY
Post by: kishnevi on April 14, 2014, 02:01:45 PM
Ugh. That thing.

It awaits me in The Pile.

Tangential source of amusement:  went to check to see which label was responsible for the Percussions de Strasbourg.  Took me a couple of minutes to make sure who it was, since  apparently they did their best to hide the label's name on the box.  (It's a UMG production,  with Erato and Universal's French jazz label being the prominent copyright holders.  But you have to look for the recording data on each CD to find that out,  plus a small logo on the back of the box in a group of logos not necessarily familiar to English language audiences.)
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: SONY
Post by: EigenUser on April 14, 2014, 06:06:40 PM
It awaits me in The Pile.
I have disc 3 (the piano works) which is great because I love most of the etudes and most of the "Musica Ricercata". I am generally unhappy with that series because I would have really liked to see some orchestral works of his.
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: SONY
Post by: kishnevi on April 14, 2014, 06:17:29 PM
I have disc 3 (the piano works) which is great because I love most of the etudes and most of the "Musica Ricercata". I am generally unhappy with that series because I would have really liked to see some orchestral works of his.
Those  are in the Warner box.  Have both and you have almost all of Ligeti.
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: SONY
Post by: The new erato on April 14, 2014, 10:04:47 PM
(http://img15.nnm.me/c/9/c/f/a/c9cfa87dd4a891412b8685a92a06ad12_full.jpg)
This is not a reply to the OP?
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: SONY
Post by: ritter on April 14, 2014, 10:50:27 PM
This classic performance has just recently been made available on CD:


Even if the last movement of the Sinfonia is missing (it hadn't been composed when this recording was made--a couple of days after the world premiere), this is simply fantastic!



This CD was my introduction to Kaija Saariaho's work:


I think Château de l'âme is rather beautiful song-cycle (and Dawn Upshaw is simply ravishing in it  :) ).



And last but not least, these two fascinating Nono / Abbado albums:





Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: SONY
Post by: ritter on April 14, 2014, 11:53:08 PM
Two more (both long OOP, and the Stockhausen--which was strongly recommended to me by a connoisseur--only available at outrageous prices  >:( ):

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41G1N4ADKKL._SL500_SX300_.jpg)



Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: SONY
Post by: EigenUser on April 15, 2014, 03:38:40 AM
Those  are in the Warner box.  Have both and you have almost all of Ligeti.
I know. I have the Warner Teldec box. I still wish that there were more recordings of his orchestral works. Normally I don't care about having more than one or two recordings of a piece, but Ligeti's music can be so complicated that it helps to hear different interpretations.
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: SONY
Post by: petrarch on April 15, 2014, 03:37:14 PM
Two more (both long OOP, and the Stockhausen--which was strongly recommended to me by a connoisseur--only available at outrageous prices  >:( ):



That Stockhausen is simply fantastic! A prized item in my collection since it was released, even if the "bonus" tracks (the Mikrophonien) can be found in an SV release.
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: SONY
Post by: ritter on April 16, 2014, 12:17:31 AM
That Stockhausen is simply fantastic! A prized item in my collection since it was released, even if the "bonus" tracks (the Mikrophonien) can be found in an SV release.
Yep, I read nothing but praise for this album...contrary to what I wrote earlier, new copies are available at decent prices on both sides of the Atlantic...I'm quite tempted!

In my collection, I have the SV album of the Klavierstücke I through XIV with Ellen Corver:

(http://www.stockhausencds.com/CD_Covers_html/56.jpg)

Even if the last Klavierstücke are missing from the Kontarsky album, I must admit that the later pieces are a bit too bizarre for my taste (with the keyboard player having to grunt, count, etc.  ::) -- and some thing of a model rocket having to be thrown from the piano  :D).  Nrs. XV, XVII and XVIII are available in other SV CDs, while AFAIK Nr. XVI still awaits its world premiere...
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: SONY
Post by: ritter on April 16, 2014, 12:31:11 AM
And to come back on-topic...

Apart from the Berio Sinfonia mentioned above, ArkivMusic is resissuing several 20th century albums of the Columbia / RCA / Sony catalogue that had never been transferred to CD:

(http://www.arkivmusic.com/graphics/covers/non-muze2/large/1153092.jpg)

(http://www.arkivmusic.com/graphics/covers/non-muze2/large/939316.jpg)

(http://www.arkivmusic.com/graphics/covers/non-muze2/large/939319.jpg)

and "ze" jewel in "ze" crown  ;) :

(http://www.arkivmusic.com/graphics/covers/non-muze2/large/1014246.jpg)

Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: SONY
Post by: petrarch on April 16, 2014, 03:17:06 AM
Even if the last Klavierstücke are missing from the Kontarsky album,

Yep, they didn't exist when the album was recorded.

I must admit that the later pieces are a bit too bizarre for my taste (with the keyboard player having to grunt, count, etc.  ::) -- and some thing of a model rocket having to be thrown from the piano  :D).

That's Licht for you. I don't care much for it even though there are a few works there that I enjoy--and I have most of it already anyway.

Nrs. XV, XVII and XVIII are available in other SV CDs, while AFAIK Nr. XVI still awaits its world premiere...

XVI was released in SV57.

I'm only missing XII-XIV (I've thought of getting the Corver CD just to fill the gaps, though I have them recorded) and XIX.

I must say that Natürliche Dauern has satisfied me much more thoroughly (as far as Stockhausen on the piano goes) than the Licht Klavierstücke ever could :).
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: SONY
Post by: ritter on April 16, 2014, 03:55:10 AM
petrarch, in order not to derail this thread any more off-topic, I've replied to you here: http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,3533.msg792433.html#new.

Regards,
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: SONY
Post by: snyprrr on April 16, 2014, 08:12:20 PM
Salonen recorded Turangalîla & Des Canyons Aux Etoiles on Sony.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61opW1JoJYL._SL500_AA280_.jpg)   (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51cB01v%2BSGL._SY450_.jpg)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61InQZB6xOL._SL500_SY450_.jpg)

Oh yes, I forgot about that rare Kurtag,... and the Stockhausen,... yes, one must get these things before they suddenly become hundreds of $$$ overnight!

Salonen's the man, that's for sure.

This classic performance has just recently been made available on CD:


Even if the last movement of the Sinfonia is missing (it hadn't been composed when this recording was made--a couple of days after the world premiere), this is simply fantastic!



This CD was my introduction to Kaija Saariaho's work:


I think Château de l'âme is rather beautiful song-cycle (and Dawn Upshaw is simply ravishing in it  :) ).



And last but not least, these two fascinating Nono / Abbado albums:







Ah, the Nono, mm, yea, shouldn't have skipped those...mm...

Well, but, is that it for SONY? It's like, with them, every release was of such importance, that we all know every disc, haha. I mean, it's like we haaave to include the Skempton disc, just because there are so few? Shall we move on?
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: SONY
Post by: North Star on April 16, 2014, 09:05:02 PM
Well, but, is that it for SONY? It's like, with them, every release was of such importance, that we all know every disc, haha. I mean, it's like we haaave to include the Skempton disc, just because there are so few? Shall we move on?
Perhaps it could be time - we would get to start on a new page too, with the post after this one. I suppose people could still post ones they remember after the discussion has officially moved on?

Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: SONY
Post by: ritter on April 17, 2014, 01:29:10 PM
Elliott Carter
Juilliard String Quartet
This title will be released on April 29, 2014.



Yep...how did we miss that one?  :-[ . It's already available here in Europe, BTW (saw it last week in Berlin).

This was the earlier incarnation (sans the 5th SQ--not yet composed at the time--but avec the Duo for violin and piano).

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/114/MI0001114624.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: SONY
Post by: Archaic Torso of Apollo on April 17, 2014, 01:55:15 PM
Elliott Carter
Juilliard String Quartet
This title will be released on April 29, 2014.


Good to know. That reminds me of a question I want to ask on the Carter thread....
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: SONY
Post by: snyprrr on April 17, 2014, 04:22:43 PM
Yep...how did we miss that one?  :-[ . It's already available here in Europe, BTW (saw it last week in Berlin).

This was the earlier incarnation (sans the 5th SQ--not yet composed at the time--but avec the Duo for violin and piano).

(http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_400/MI0001/114/MI0001114624.jpg?partner=allrovi.com)

woo hoo!! Yea, forgot about that classic SONY Carter. Now to come again!!
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: PHILIPS (Page2)
Post by: snyprrr on April 17, 2014, 04:32:23 PM
PHILIPS

1) Maderna Oboe Concertos 1-3 (Holliger)

2) Skalkottas 'Cycle' (Holliger)

3) Holliger/ Carter/ Veress (Holliger)

4) Lutoslawski

5) Berio

6) Honegger/ Martinu/ Martin (Holliger)

7) Percussions de Strasbourg Box

8) Ustvolskaya (the most extreme Philips cd???)

9) Vivier (another coup!)

10) Stravinsky Complete Works for Violin (Mustonen/ van Kuelen)

11) Webern String Quartets (Q. Italiano) CLASSIC!!

12) Lochenhaus Ed.- Schnittke SQ 2,... Schullhoff?,...

13) Busioni/ Madge Box- not the best reputation- but cool anyhow!

13) Reger...


I'm running out of steam here, help me out!
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: SONY
Post by: Mirror Image on April 17, 2014, 04:34:20 PM
I know. I have the Warner Teldec box. I still wish that there were more recordings of his orchestral works. Normally I don't care about having more than one or two recordings of a piece, but Ligeti's music can be so complicated that it helps to hear different interpretations.

There are plenty of orchestral recordings of Ligeti. I mean you have the Teldec box, the DG box, various recordings on Wergo, a new recording on Ondine (w/ Lintu and Schmid in the Violin Concerto), among others. Some composers, especially more unknown ones, are lucky to have more than one recording of even one their works. I think we should just be thankful instead of wishing there were more available. The CD medium has been very kind to Ligeti.
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: PHILIPS (Page2)
Post by: kishnevi on April 17, 2014, 04:58:23 PM
Quote
7) Percussions de Strasbourg Box

From what I can tell, Philips itself had nothing to do with those recordings--they all seem to be copyrighted by other members of the Universal Group.  The most frequent by far is Classics Jazz France, un label de Universal Music France.; there are also mentions of Erato (the original one,  I assume, not the substitute for Virgin) and Arion.
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: PHILIPS (Page2)
Post by: Archaic Torso of Apollo on April 17, 2014, 05:46:26 PM
PHILIPS [snypped...]
I'm running out of steam here, help me out!

A couple major Penderecki works (St. Luke Passion and Utrenja) were issued on Philips. But I think they were licensed from some Polish label.

I'm glad I held onto my Philips LPs. It's a little sad they're out of the recording biz now, subsumed in Decca.
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: PHILIPS (Page2)
Post by: snyprrr on April 18, 2014, 07:33:55 AM
From what I can tell, Philips itself had nothing to do with those recordings--they all seem to be copyrighted by other members of the Universal Group.  The most frequent by far is Classics Jazz France, un label de Universal Music France.; there are also mentions of Erato (the original one,  I assume, not the substitute for Virgin) and Arion.

I'm pretty sure the original Xenakis on there was on a Philips LP, but... mmm...


A couple major Penderecki works (St. Luke Passion and Utrenja) were issued on Philips. But I think they were licensed from some Polish label.

I'm glad I held onto my Philips LPs. It's a little sad they're out of the recording biz now, subsumed in Decca.

Philips has a few bizarre things out there,... and then... nothing!?! I'll give it a little while longer for the SONY-heads to catch up, but it looks as though Philips was just waaay to conservative to release too much Avant-Garde.
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: SONY
Post by: edward on April 18, 2014, 07:41:00 AM
(http://www.arkivmusic.com/graphics/covers/non-muze2/large/939319.jpg)
This one looks very welcome: the Double Concerto on this disc, never previously issued on CD, is widely regarded as the finest recording of the work.
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: PHILIPS (Page2)
Post by: edward on April 18, 2014, 11:26:48 AM
I thought about it and Philips just doesn't have anything (for me) that is worth mentioning.
Not the case at all with Sony which has some releases that really changed me.

(i.e. several Boulez releases, Ligeti, Stockhausen .. )

Off the top of my head, there were some excellent Philips discs with Reinbert de Leeuw:
Vivier's Marco Polo pieces
Gubadulina's Perception and Jetzt immer schnee
Ustvolskaya's Composition I-III
Gorecki's Lerchenmusik and Kleines Requiem fur eine Polka

Also a good disc of Zimmermann concertos with Schiff, Holliger and Hardenberger.
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: PHILIPS (Page2)
Post by: kishnevi on April 18, 2014, 12:52:48 PM
I thought about it and Philips just doesn't have anything (for me) that is worth mentioning.

The question was not, did Philips have any "new music" releases worth mentioning.
The question was,  did they have any, regardless of the merits of the music/performance?

And going back over the Percussions de Strasbourg box,  I realized I must need new glasses, since at least of the third of the pieces have copyrights that refer to "prospective de 21eme siecle, Philips".  The Xenakis is only one of many.
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: PHILIPS (Page2)
Post by: ritter on April 18, 2014, 01:17:02 PM
Philips issued this (which I have in my collection  :) ), mentioned above by synprrr:

(http://pixhost.me/avaxhome/8c/74/0013748c_medium.jpeg)

There's also AFAIK two Berio CDs (I don't know which one snyprrr meant):

(http://pixhost.me/avaxhome/f8/e6/0021e6f8_medium.jpeg)
(now avaialble from Newton Classics)

(http://www.classical.net/music/recs/images/p/phi46094.jpg)
(I don't know this recording, alas)
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: PHILIPS (Page2)
Post by: edward on April 18, 2014, 01:55:20 PM
(http://www.classical.net/music/recs/images/p/phi46094.jpg)
(I don't know this recording, alas)
Looks like quite a significant recording; I've never heard Canticum Novissimi Testamenti II, but it seems to have been well-recieved, which certainly wasn't always the case with late Berio.
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: PHILIPS (Page2)
Post by: ritter on April 18, 2014, 02:09:26 PM
Looks like quite a significant recording; I've never heard Canticum Novissimi Testamenti II, but it seems to have been well-recieved, which certainly wasn't always the case with late Berio.
The "II" suffix has me a bit intrigued...I know Canticum Novissimum Testamenti from the Peter Rundel recording on Wergo, and really enjoyed the work...but neither the Centro Studi Luciano Berio (www.lucianoberio.org) nor Universal Edition list a Canticum Novissimum Testamenti II    ? ? ? ?
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: PHILIPS (Page2)
Post by: snyprrr on April 18, 2014, 02:35:09 PM
I thought about it and Philips just doesn't have anything (for me) that is worth mentioning.
Not the case at all with Sony which has some releases that really changed me.

(i.e. several Boulez releases, Ligeti, Stockhausen .. )


yea, i mean, I somewhat agree,... but you don't just love the Maderna/Holliger disc? But even if you don't, we must acknowledge that Philips (The Establishment) actually did lose their shit a couple of times and release something worthy (like edward and ritter just noted). But yea, Philips is in the tank when it comes to the Avant Garde (which is a pity because of their yummy sonics).

I always loved the Lutoslawski Oboe/Harp Concerto on Philips, very crisp ('The Essential Lutoslawski', chortle, remember??- or the original LPs from the library, ahhh).

So, do we move on to our next Super Major? Who can it be now??


So, just to recap- SONY, they've shown quite a commitment to at least do things consistently, Philips, not so much at all... neeexxxt...
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: PHILIPS (Page2)
Post by: edward on April 18, 2014, 03:30:27 PM
The "II" suffix has me a bit intrigued...I know Canticum Novissimum Testamenti from the Peter Rundel recording on Wergo, and really enjoyed the work...but neither the Centro Studi Luciano Berio (www.lucianoberio.org) nor Universal Edition list a Canticum Novissimum Testamenti II    ? ? ? ?
From some digging, it appears that the II indicates that it was the revised version of 1991, rather than the original version of 1989 (which is no longer available for performance). This would probably explain why the II has been dropped from the title of the revised version.

I'm not sure what the differences between the two are.
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: PHILIPS (Page2)
Post by: Cato on April 18, 2014, 05:05:32 PM
Does Supraphon count as a major label?



Alois Haba's quarter-tone opera!

Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: PHILIPS (Page2)
Post by: snyprrr on April 19, 2014, 09:56:02 AM
Does Supraphon count as a major label?



Alois Haba's quarter-tone opera!

Nooooo! ::) silly... corporation t-shirt...
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: DG (Page 3) DG DG DG
Post by: snyprrr on April 19, 2014, 10:05:26 AM
ok, on to DG (surely James approves! ;))

What's the single most iconographic DG Avant-Garde disc?

1) Abbado conducts Ligeti, Boulez, Rihm, Nono

Surely everyone remembers this one? It seemed like back in the Stoned Age (the '80s) this was the only disc by DG with any meat. Then, there's:

2) Abbado conducts Xenakis, Dallapiccola, Henze, Perezzani

...and finally:

3) Abbado conducts Nono, Furrer, Kurtag


Then there's the famous

4) Mutter plays Berg/Rihm

..beyond that...

5) Gubaidulina 'Offertorium'

6) Levine conducts Carter, Cage, Babbitt,...

Kurtag/Stockhausen


Then, of course, we have their budget series with the funky art-work:

7) Berio
8) Henze
9) Henze VC
10) Schoenberg Chamber Music (Atherton)***
11) BA Zimmermann
12)

oy, just too many to list. THEN we have the 20/21 Series:

Schnittke
Takemitsu (3-4)
Boulez
Lindberg

oh, it's making my head hurt. Obviously DG has had quite the commitment. Whatcha got?
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: DG (Page 3)
Post by: ritter on April 19, 2014, 10:30:39 AM
Well, DG had loads of Stockhausen on LP, but the rights were bought by the Stockhausen Foundation, who now sell the CDs direct form the webpage (with excellent presentations, albeit at quite high prices  :( )...

But...you can still get some Stocky / DG albums in their original DG incarnations form ArkivMusic:

(http://www.arkivmusic.com/graphics/covers/non-muze/full/DG423378.jpg)

(http://www.arkivmusic.com/graphics/covers/non-muze/full/DG423379.jpg)

(http://www.arkivmusic.com/graphics/covers/non-muze/full/DG423596.jpg)

I got Samstag aus Licht this way, and am very happy with my purchase (which cost me about half as much as the SV edition).

As for Henze, there's of course this (including all the DG / Henze albums --AFAIK).
(http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/imgs/s300x300/4791522.jpg)
Quite beautifully produced (with the individual CDs reproducing the original artwork of the LPs or CDs--e.g. Ondine under Knussen).

And this "Complete Works" (or "Work-in-progess", as the back cover has it  ;) ):
(http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/imgs/s300x300/4806828.jpg)
Very high production standards, and a collection that (even if you own almost everything that it includes in previous incarnations, as is my case) stresses the unity and at the same time the remarkable evolution of Boulez's music over 60 years of composing (and contains the only available recording of Improvisé - Pour le Dr. Kalmus  :) --OK, it's just a miniature piece, but still  ;) )... But complete it is not  :( : apart from the withdrawn pieces (Polyphonie X or Poésie pour pouvoir--available elsehere--), some published works like the fanfare Initiale, or the orchestration of Ravel's Frontispice, or lesser-known opuses (e.g. the incidental music to J.-L- Barrault's staging of Thus spoke Zarathustra), are sadly missing form this set...
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: DG (Page 3)
Post by: petrarch on April 19, 2014, 12:17:23 PM
1) Abbado conducts Ligeti, Boulez, Rihm, Nono

Love that one. Got it for the Ligeti when it came out, but the Rihm made such a lasting impression that I had to get everything I could put my hands on from that composer.

There is also this, though I prefer the Arditti/Richard version:

(http://www.trustysound.com/image/public/0000/2917/460a.jpg)

The budget series has too many good releases to list...

And this "Complete Works" (or "Work-in-progess", as the back cover has it  ;) ):
(http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/imgs/s300x300/4806828.jpg)
But complete it is not  :( : apart from the withdrawn pieces (Polyphonie X or Poésie pour pouvoir--available elsehere--), some published works like the fanfare Initiale, or the orchestration of Ravel's Frontispice, or lesser-knowkn opuses (e.g. the incidental music to J.-L- Barrault's staging of Thus spoke Zarathustra), are sadly missing form this set...

Also missing are the two musique concrète Études he composed at the GRM (also available elsewhere)...
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: DG (Page 3)
Post by: ritter on April 19, 2014, 01:09:58 PM
Also missing are the two musique concrète Études he composed at the GRM (also available elsewhere)...
Where? I'd really like to get to know these (even if Im not really much of a musique concrète person  ;) ).

The Ravel orchestration can be heard almsot in its entirety (a couple of seconds are missing at the end  :( ) here: http://www.universaledition.com/Frontispice-Pierre-Boulez/composers-and-works/composer/88/work/12922

Regards,
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: DG (Page 3)
Post by: petrarch on April 19, 2014, 01:15:39 PM
Where? I'd really like to get to know these (even if Im not really a much of a musique concrète person  ;) ).

The Archives GRM box:
http://boutique.ina.fr/cd/musique/electroacoustique/PDTINA000271/archives-grm-album.fr.html

Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: DG (Page 3)
Post by: ritter on April 19, 2014, 01:19:54 PM
The Archives GRM box:
http://boutique.ina.fr/cd/musique/electroacoustique/PDTINA000271/archives-grm-album.fr.html
Thanks, petrarch!!!!     :) :)    Fortunately, they not only sell the whole set, but also the individual CDs; so I got volume 1, the one they label "The visitors to musique concrète" (including Boulez, Messaien, Milhaud, Varèse...)..
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: DG (Page 3)
Post by: ritter on April 19, 2014, 01:46:03 PM
DG also has / had some avantgarde stuff with the late Giuseppe Sinopoli

Maderna. I think this was Sinopoli's his first recoding for the yellow label--now reissued by Brilliant.
(http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/imgs/s300x300/4775383.jpg)

A fascinating Bussotti compilation. The Rara Requiem is conducted by Taverna, Sinopoli does Lorenzaccio and Bergkristall (now available from ArkivMusic).
(http://pixhost.me/avaxhome/aa/05/001405aa_medium.jpeg)

And the suite from his own opera Lou Salome.
(http://pixhost.me/avaxhome/e0/66/002966e0_medium.jpeg)
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: DG (Page 3)
Post by: amw on April 19, 2014, 03:19:23 PM
Love that one. Got it for the Ligeti when it came out, but the Rihm made such a lasting impression that I had to get everything I could put my hands on from that composer.

There is also this, though I prefer the Arditti/Richard version:

(http://www.trustysound.com/image/public/0000/2917/460a.jpg)

The LaSalle Q doing Fragmente-Stille was on DG as well. And if the 20/21 series is the one with the ridiculously ugly covers I have some Xenakis from that one.
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: DG (Page 3)
Post by: snyprrr on April 19, 2014, 03:35:03 PM
Now you're talkin'   

Off the top of my head .. (the meaningful ones)

STOCKHAUSEN LPS! (the ones I especially love pictured below)

(http://stockhausen.hostingsiteforfree.com/dg2530443.jpg)(http://stockhausen.hostingsiteforfree.com/dg138811.jpg)(http://stockhausen.hostingsiteforfree.com/dg2530583.jpg)
(http://stockhausen.hostingsiteforfree.com/dg137002.jpg)(http://stockhausen.hostingsiteforfree.com/telemusik.jpg)(http://stockhausen.hostingsiteforfree.com/dg2707039.jpg)
(http://stockhausen.hostingsiteforfree.com/dg2543003.jpg)(http://stockhausen.hostingsiteforfree.com/dg2530208.jpg)(http://stockhausen.hostingsiteforfree.com/dg2707122.jpg)

I also got Donnerstag, Samstag, that Suzanne Stephens disc, and Invisible Choirs in DG CD formats.

Pollini - Boulez/Stravinsky/Webern/Prokofiev

Emerson's Bartok

All the Boulez stuff. (his own stuff, and conducting others (i.e. 2nd Vienesse School, Bartok, Stravinsky, Varese, Messiaen, Birtwistle)

Gubaidulina's Offertorium.

Ligeti box. (Clear & Cloudy)

Late Stravinsky .. the Knussen disc.

Messiaen stuff. Organ Works, Bird Catalogue & others ..

Berio .. Sequenzas, Sinfonia, Coro

Carter .. Symphonia

Mutter's Berg.

Pollini/Nono

Dutilleux


That 'Telemusik/Mixtur' cover is sooo yummy. Isn't there another one of his head unravelling? What's that style called?


Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: DG (Page 3)
Post by: snyprrr on April 19, 2014, 03:36:35 PM
The LaSalle Q doing Fragmente-Stille was on DG as well. And if the 20/21 series is the one with the ridiculously ugly covers I have some Xenakis from that one.

Then there's the Sachnabel/Gielen String Quartets disc, very sweet. The LaSalle are due for a Box, no?
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: DG (Page 3)
Post by: snyprrr on April 19, 2014, 03:38:59 PM
And just for the record- I just couldn't believe when I saw that Pettersson 8th by Commisioana(?) on DG- also in need of reissiue.
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: PHILIPS (Page2)
Post by: snyprrr on April 19, 2014, 03:43:05 PM
Does Supraphon count as a major label?



Alois Haba's quarter-tone opera!

sorry to yell at you, ha!

From the biz standpoint, Major Label is classically DG, Philips, Decca/London, SONY, RCA/BMG... or something like that, the "Hollywood" labels. the fed. the Man...

Haba 1/4 tone opera, eh? sounds... mm...
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: DG (Page 3)
Post by: Cato on April 20, 2014, 04:08:47 AM
This might make the cut...given the conductor, these works for him were avant-garde!

Or am I being unfair?   :D





Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: DG (Page 3)
Post by: ritter on April 20, 2014, 04:57:02 AM
Two hits on the operatic front:

(http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/imgs/s300x300/4596942.jpg)
Now reissued by Budapest Music Group

(http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/imgs/s300x300/0734026.jpg)

Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: DG (Page 3)
Post by: Archaic Torso of Apollo on April 20, 2014, 07:58:26 AM
And just for the record- I just couldn't believe when I saw that Pettersson 8th by Commisioana(?) on DG- also in need of reissiue.

That one was first released by a Swedish label called Polar. DG then licensed it. So I'm guessing that DG lacks the rights to re-issue it.
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: DG (Page 3)
Post by: kishnevi on April 20, 2014, 08:24:50 AM
DG also has / had some avantgarde stuff with the late Giuseppe Sinopoli

Maderna. I think this was Sinopoli's his first recoding for the yellow label--now reissued by Brilliant.
(http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/imgs/s300x300/4775383.jpg)

A fascinating Bussotti compilation. The Rara Requiem is conducted by Taverna, Sinopoli does Lorenzaccio and Bergkristall (now available from ArkivMusic).
(http://pixhost.me/avaxhome/aa/05/001405aa_medium.jpeg)

And the suite from his own opera Lou Salome.
(http://pixhost.me/avaxhome/e0/66/002966e0_medium.jpeg)
The Maderna and Lou Salome recordings are both available as part of "The Art Of Giuseppe Sinopoli" orchestral set, and the companion concerto set includes Manzoni's Masse with Pollini as soloist.  I do not remember if that last is in the Pollini 20th century set, although it should be.  Each set has a bit of Schoenberg as well, although the real focus of both sets is much more mainstream (meaning pre 1910).  And there is also Sinopoli's Second Viennese set.
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: DG (Page 3)
Post by: snyprrr on April 20, 2014, 08:59:31 AM
That one was first released by a Swedish label called Polar. DG then licensed it. So I'm guessing that DG lacks the rights to re-issue it.

check

This might make the cut...given the conductor, these works for him were avant-garde!

Or am I being unfair?   :D







I'd say those are every good boy's first Avant-Garde! Isn't that everyone's favourite Webern? And i only love that old Pollini Schoenberg Piano Concerto. Of course!
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: DG (Page 3)
Post by: snyprrr on April 20, 2014, 09:01:41 AM
DG also has / had some avantgarde stuff with the late Giuseppe Sinopoli

Maderna. I think this was Sinopoli's his first recoding for the yellow label--now reissued by Brilliant.
(http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/imgs/s300x300/4775383.jpg)

A fascinating Bussotti compilation. The Rara Requiem is conducted by Taverna, Sinopoli does Lorenzaccio and Bergkristall (now available from ArkivMusic).
(http://pixhost.me/avaxhome/aa/05/001405aa_medium.jpeg)

And the suite from his own opera Lou Salome.
(http://pixhost.me/avaxhome/e0/66/002966e0_medium.jpeg)

Love that Bussotti set! But I need an original copy with the white plastic box! Must. Have. White. Box.
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: DG (Page 3)
Post by: snyprrr on April 20, 2014, 09:08:22 AM
The Maderna and Lou Salome recordings are both available as part of "The Art Of Giuseppe Sinopoli" orchestral set, and the companion concerto set includes Manzoni's Masse with Pollini as soloist.  I do not remember if that last is in the Pollini 20th century set, although it should be.  Each set has a bit of Schoenberg as well, although the real focus of both sets is much more mainstream (meaning pre 1910).  And there is also Sinopoli's Second Viennese set.

That Manzoni disc used to be the Grail/Whale of DG Avant discs. Great catch!


It's funny. I have The Library set up somewhat Chronologically, so, when you get to the 20th Century, you have all these yellow (DG) and red (EMI) spines, with Decca/London... but then, around the 1950 mark, all those spines stop! (not perfectly Chronological, mind you) Then you have the odd yellow or red amoungst all the Import spines.

But the box full of the Masters of High Modernism has lots of DG, SONY, and EMI spines... only because they come FROM the Viennese Tradition. Anyhow,... nevermind! :laugh: 8)
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: DG (Page 3)
Post by: snyprrr on April 20, 2014, 09:09:21 AM
There is an old DG LP of Martinu's Piano Concerto No.5 that hasn't seen light yet.
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: DG (Page 3)
Post by: snyprrr on April 20, 2014, 09:11:12 AM
Love that one. Got it for the Ligeti when it came out, but the Rihm made such a lasting impression that I had to get everything I could put my hands on from that composer.

Were you a bit disappointed by Abbado's 'Tarkovsky' album?
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: DG (Page 3)
Post by: ritter on April 20, 2014, 09:57:05 AM
The Maderna and Lou Salome recordings are both available as part of "The Art Of Giuseppe Sinopoli" orchestral set, and the companion concerto set includes Manzoni's Masse with Pollini as soloist.  I do not remember if that last is in the Pollini 20th century set, although it should be.  Each set has a bit of Schoenberg as well, although the real focus of both sets is much more mainstream (meaning pre 1910).  And there is also Sinopoli's Second Viennese set.
The Manzoni piece was originally released along with Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony Nr. 1:

(http://www.arkivmusic.com/graphics/covers/non-muze/full/DG423307.jpg)
Also now avaialable from Arkiv... This was the first recording by Sinopoli I ever purchased, when it first came out in LP  :) ...

The Second Viennese set is Teldec, not DG... ;)

Love that Bussotti set! But I need an original copy with the white plastic box! Must. Have. White. Box.
You've got more Bussotti (Rara - eco serologico) on this guitar recital by Leo Broower:

(http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/imgs/s300x300/4715892.jpg)
It also includes what I think is the only recording of music by Cristóbal Halffter (Codex) on DG.
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: DG (Page 3)
Post by: snyprrr on April 21, 2014, 05:07:13 AM
I'm waiting on that DG Schoenberg Box! Any day now...
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: DG (Page 3)
Post by: snyprrr on April 21, 2014, 05:10:20 AM
Well, wow, the DG segment was surely exciting. Do we have a few more jewels or should we move on? Are you all enjoying this?, I sure am!

Who are some other Composers who have a decent shot at a DG Box?
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: DG (Page 3)
Post by: listener on April 21, 2014, 07:11:56 PM
I've got to get the stack of cd's down to be able to reach the LP shelves.    eg
the 2 DGG 5 (or 6) - disc sets like these
 with a couple of the single disc covers
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: DG (Page 3)
Post by: snyprrr on April 22, 2014, 06:27:29 AM
I've got to get the stack of cd's down to be able to reach the LP shelves.    eg
the 2 DGG 5 (or 6) - disc sets like these
 with a couple of the single disc covers

Well, it sure says 'Avant Garde' there, doesn't it?, haha!!


I was just looking up Schnittke's rise to fame, and who all of a sudden all the major labels gave him a shot- DG, Decca, RCA,, EMI,... used him up and spit him out, mm mm mm. If there can't destroy your soul they're not a major label!! (maybe they only worked him too hard?)
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: DG (Page 3) RCA RCA RCA RCA RCA
Post by: snyprrr on April 22, 2014, 06:31:41 AM
I'm going to throw a curve ball and move on to RCA.

1) Henze/Brahms Piano Quintets

2) BA Zimmermann

3) Berio

4) Peter Serkin recitals

5) Takemitsu

6) Messiaen

7) early Arditti LP

8)

hmm, I'm going to need a little help here...
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: DG (Page 3)
Post by: snyprrr on April 22, 2014, 06:32:34 AM
bump for RCA
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: RCA (Pages 4-5)
Post by: listener on April 22, 2014, 06:40:22 AM
STOCKHAUSEN, BOULEZ and MADERNA among others on RCA's Victrola label LPs, pre CD but stereo.
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: RCA (Pages 4-5)
Post by: ritter on April 22, 2014, 06:57:28 AM
Well, I had mixed some Columbia and RCA recordings in previous posts, because now these labels are all part pf the big, happy Sony family... ;)

Here's some more RCA (they clearly had a weakness for Berio  :) ):

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51odhT7etQL._SY300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31T7KQprZpL.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/616wL-gCmgL._SX300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31uNAALQWfL.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/612zU-4atJL._SY300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518EulMrkvL._SY300_.jpg)

Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: RCA (Pages 4-5)
Post by: Cato on April 22, 2014, 07:26:35 AM
Roger Sessions: does he count as avant-garde?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61P55fUAbtL._SY300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: RCA (Pages 4-5)
Post by: snyprrr on April 22, 2014, 07:32:59 AM
Roger Sessions: does he count as avant-garde?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61P55fUAbtL._SY300_.jpg)

It doesn't matter- you get extra points just for posting that great recording!! ;)
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: RCA (Pages 4-5)
Post by: Cato on April 22, 2014, 07:36:05 AM
Bartok on RCA:

(http://s.ecrater.com/stores/161929/4bf7bbb82e623_161929n.jpg)

Varese is surely avant-garde!

(http://eil.com/images/main/Edgard+Var%E8se+-+Arcana+%2F+Concerto+for+Seven+Wind+Instuments,+Timpani...+-+LP+RECORD-540532.jpg)

And somewhere out there is recording from RCA of the Fourth Symphony composed by Jean Martinon:

(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1289/69684257.jpg)
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: RCA (Pages 4-5)
Post by: snyprrr on April 22, 2014, 07:45:47 AM
Well, I had mixed some Columbia and RCA recordings in previous posts, because now these labels are all part pf the big, happy Sony family... ;)

Here's some more RCA (they clearly had a weakness for Berio  :) ):

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51odhT7etQL._SY300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31T7KQprZpL.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/616wL-gCmgL._SX300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31uNAALQWfL.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/612zU-4atJL._SY300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518EulMrkvL._SY300_.jpg)

Yer pushin' it, haha!, but as long as you keep Posting such marvellous specimens, by all means continue! Ooo... Varese AND Martin!!! ...oooO

Yea, y'know, it's like RCA may have put out some Avant=Garde, but, yea, not very many I find desirable! Maybe the Majors have these Composers on contract!!, and Berio was RCA's b****?? oy!! An interesting point brought up.

I am desperately trying to find a cheap copy of that Henze/Brahms PQ disc.

I'd almost have to say that that Zimmermann disc is the most Avant thing they ever did????? huh???? (maybe that Arditti/Xenakis LP?- or was it the Ligeti/Ferneyhough??). There's one Schnittke 'Homage', I believe. Wow, is that it??

RCA's looking like the prude on the block at this point!

That's why I wanted to do this Thread, just to clear up any issues!! We can settle the recorded world well into the '90s with this Thread (when exactly did the "change" happen in the music biz? I forget...mis '90s?...) Universal?
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: RCA (Pages 4-5)
Post by: snyprrr on April 22, 2014, 05:28:31 PM




Ah, there we go. Now I remember, Ensemble Modern did record for RCA. I do seem to recall some real one-offs like that from them. Cool! Thanks
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: Decca/London Decca/London Decca/London
Post by: snyprrr on April 23, 2014, 06:16:32 AM
Well, since RCA was kind of a bust, let's move on to Decca/London, shall we? I certainly get the two mixed up, but, no matter.

1) the "cheap" series- Henze, Schoenberg (Atherton), Berio,... it's a long list

2) Birtwistle 2cd

3) Turnage 2cd

4) Lutroslawski*** (looove it!)

5)

Hmm, I'm getting hung up. Help!








I really do like those Schoenberg/Atherton recordings, mm mm.
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: Decca/London Decca/London Decca/London
Post by: North Star on April 23, 2014, 07:23:49 AM
Chailly's discs of Berio's arrangements, Schnittke (Concerti Grosso 3 & 4), Varèse, Turangalîla, Gurrelieder/Verklärte Nacht/Chamber Symphony No. 1
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: Decca/London Decca/London Decca/London
Post by: PaulSC on April 23, 2014, 03:01:35 PM
Decca had the whole "Headline" series in the late 70s.

http://www.discogs.com/label/30321-Headline-2

If I had to single one out:

(http://s.pixogs.com/image/R-1666419-1397897940-5659.jpeg)
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: Decca/London Decca/London Decca/London
Post by: Cato on April 23, 2014, 03:50:48 PM
How about this one?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519%2BhRT8ixL._SY300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: Decca/London Decca/London Decca/London
Post by: edward on April 23, 2014, 04:49:13 PM
Returning briefly to RCA, I can't believe you guys ignored the Musik in Deutschland 1950-2000 series. Well over 100 discs, including huge amounts of material never issued elsewhere. If only it was easier to find. :P
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: Decca/London Decca/London Decca/London
Post by: snyprrr on April 24, 2014, 11:37:22 AM
Decca had the whole "Headline" series in the late 70s.

http://www.discogs.com/label/30321-Headline-2

If I had to single one out:

(http://s.pixogs.com/image/R-1666419-1397897940-5659.jpeg)
How about this one?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519%2BhRT8ixL._SY300_.jpg)
Returning briefly to RCA, I can't believe you guys ignored the Musik in Deutschland 1950-2000 series. Well over 100 discs, including huge amounts of material never issued elsewhere. If only it was easier to find. :P

Yes, ha, I left them off t due to annoyance!

How about this one?

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519%2BhRT8ixL._SY300_.jpg)

Bingo!



That Ferneyhough- woah! Sweet
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: Decca/London Decca/London Decca/London
Post by: snyprrr on April 24, 2014, 11:40:58 AM
Chailly's discs of Berio's arrangements, Schnittke (Concerti Grosso 3 & 4), Varèse, Turangalîla, Gurrelieder/Verklärte Nacht/Chamber Symphony No. 1

That Schnittke was such a BigDeal when it came out! Oh! Major label!!

2 other RCAs ..

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61948COZTiL.jpg)


Some DECCA/LONDON off the top ..








MTT/Stravinsky! Yes, one of the best programmed discs!

Tashi cracks me up! :laugh:

Now that I think of it, I have an RCA CD with The Audobon Quartet playing Laderman and someone else, and there's a Tashi disc with Hindemith, and a few other lost gems.
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: Decca/London Decca/London Decca/London
Post by: snyprrr on April 24, 2014, 11:42:30 AM
London did some cool stuff but still has a very conservative image like Philips. Still, they belie that image with - oh, Decca Head Xenakis/Howarth!
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: Decca/London Decca/London Decca/London
Post by: snyprrr on April 25, 2014, 11:32:44 AM
Well, I'm enjoying the conversation. Let's just keep it rolling through the weekend, and switch to EMI, and we can just have a round robin at the end.

1) Schnittke/Rihm String Quartets

2) Schnittke Cello Concerto 1

3) LUTOSLAWSKI

4) PENDERECKI

5) Maw

6)

Hm, I'm hitting a brick wall here, help me out.
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: EMI EMI EMI EMI EMI EMI
Post by: North Star on April 25, 2014, 11:39:38 AM
Adès
Slava's Dutilleux CC (with Lutoslawski's)
Birtwistle: Tragoedia
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51y%2B9GMGmsL._SY450__PJautoripBadge,BottomRight,4,-40_OU11__.jpg)
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: EMI EMI EMI EMI EMI EMI
Post by: ritter on April 25, 2014, 11:54:57 AM
French avantgarde (and not so avantgarde) in this OOP CD:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VCiNQWc5L._SL500_SY300_.jpg)

The ABQ does Berio, Lutoslawski and Urbanner:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51j%2BGkoLP1L._AA160_.jpg)

Assorted Stockhausen:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51rr6qtbCLL._AA160_.jpg)

A classic Elliott Carter CD on sub-label Virgin:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51M-3DVUmkL.jpg)

Alexander Goehr's Violin concerto:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51F7xD0TdaL._SY300_.jpg)
Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: EMI EMI EMI EMI EMI EMI
Post by: Todd on April 25, 2014, 11:58:24 AM
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Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: EMI EMI EMI EMI EMI EMI
Post by: edward on April 25, 2014, 01:05:06 PM
A very fine Schnittke disc you missed out:



The first recording of Nono's Prometeo



More Nono & Metzmacher as a filler on this fine disc:



Gubaidulina, Rostropovich and Pahud:

Title: Re: Major-Label Avant-Garde Classics: EMI EMI EMI EMI EMI EMI
Post by: snyprrr on April 26, 2014, 06:28:58 AM
Ah, yes, all those were good ones! :D

I did like that Dalbavie was getting some EMI time, not to mention the other two.

It seems EMI and DG were fighting over Schnittke, haha!


I suppose we should include Virgin then. I seem to recall... oh, yes, a nice Takemitsu disc.

And it's quite a dedication to do that Nono.



I better stop looking or I'm gonna catch some CDCDCD here!! haaa- choooo!!!



I remember that old EMI with Schnidt, Busoni and Lutoslawski- nice cover!