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« Reply #29300 on: July 28, 2021, 05:26:59 PM »
The Maconchy quartets are stupendous and very concise. There are some hints of Bartók in them.
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« Reply #29301 on: July 28, 2021, 05:29:27 PM »
The Maconchy quartets are stupendous and very concise. There are some hints of Bartók in them.

Yeah, I’ve been reading about these SQs for years and decided to pull the trigger on them. I’ll definitely be pulling out the few orchestral recordings I have of her music in due course. Looking forward to hearing these SQs.
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« Reply #29302 on: July 28, 2021, 05:45:14 PM »
Just bought:



He bears a striking resemblance to Gore Vidal.
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« Reply #29303 on: July 28, 2021, 05:50:48 PM »
He bears a striking resemblance to Gore Vidal.

There’s a little resemblance, but I wouldn’t say much of one. Anyway, the music is what counts! Are you familiar with the composer’s music?
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« Reply #29304 on: July 28, 2021, 05:52:59 PM »
The bassoon CD looks interesting.

I'll look forward to your report. I've wishlisted it for now.

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« Reply #29305 on: July 28, 2021, 06:09:59 PM »
The bassoon CD looks interesting.

I'll look forward to your report. I've wishlisted it for now.

I bought it for the Panufnik Bassoon Concerto, but, yeah, the whole program does seem interesting. I already know a few works from the set, but there will be some music that is new to me also, so that’s always a bonus.
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« Reply #29306 on: July 28, 2021, 06:55:00 PM »
There’s a little resemblance, but I wouldn’t say much of one. Anyway, the music is what counts! Are you familiar with the composer’s music?

Not a bit. Perhaps I'll get around to him one of these years. ::) I've said before that there needs to be a moratorium on recordings so I can have some time to catch up.
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« Reply #29307 on: July 28, 2021, 08:52:57 PM »
The Maconchy quartets are stupendous and very concise. There are some hints of Bartók in them.
I agree. And some of the first classical CDs, as opposed to LPs, I ever bought.
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« Reply #29308 on: Today at 03:19:45 AM »
All the love of late for Œdipe piqued my curiosity ... and I happened to see that the Naxos recording was conducted by Gielen, and as my fed tax refund (mysteriously) landed at last today, I allowed myself an impulse purchase.

Good to hear Karl,I'm listening now to the last act,I was called away yeasterday so I startet with act 3 today.I'm not familiar with any other recording but I enjoy this one with Lawrence Foster.The music is really something,If you like troubled souls you will be in heaven. :)