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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #16420 on: January 11, 2022, 04:19:27 PM »
Not a big fan of Ozawa, but I read some nice good reviews on the Amazon USA site. Should I get it?

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« Reply #16421 on: January 11, 2022, 04:24:50 PM »
Not a big fan of Ozawa, but I read some nice good reviews on the Amazon USA site. Should I get it?

Nope. There are so many other performances that are worth your attention, IMHO. Hell, I even prefer Dutoit to Ozawa in Falla.
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« Reply #16422 on: January 11, 2022, 04:27:36 PM »
Nope. There are so many other performances that are worth your attention, IMHO. Hell, I even prefer Dutoit to Ozawa in Falla.

To be fair, I think the Dutoit recording is very fine (especially 3c hat). I know you don’t care much though.

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« Reply #16423 on: January 11, 2022, 05:26:35 PM »
To be fair, I think the Dutoit recording is very fine (especially 3c hat). I know you don’t care much though.

I like Dutoit pretty well actually. I just didn't care for his Holst. He's especially fine in Impressionistic music.
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #16424 on: January 17, 2022, 04:22:39 AM »
Concerto Italiano is certainly worth considering. This box has it paired with great Pergolesi and Allegri albums (not familiar with Minkowski's Bach) for the same price as the single issue, with the original albums in a cardboard box, so you get the liner notes etc. And it has the added benefit of being led by your namesake. ;)


Hah :) Looks like quite the steal, thank you!

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« Reply #16425 on: January 17, 2022, 09:26:28 PM »
Two italian composers of jewish heritage (Sinigaglia died before deportation)

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« Reply #16426 on: January 21, 2022, 04:28:45 PM »
A couple of discussions on the forum prompted me to consider these sets, at least after pay day:

Warner Saint-Saëns Edition (34 CDs)

This seems to be a cost-effective way of acquiring all of Saint-Saëns' major works in decent performances. The only glaring omissions I can find are the 2nd cello concerto and the Oratorio de Noël.

Dvořák: Complete Symphonies, Staatskapelle Berlin/Otmar Suitner

An excellent value set which also manages not to split any of the symphonies between CDs, unlike some of the others.

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« Reply #16427 on: January 21, 2022, 05:08:04 PM »
I like Dutoit pretty well actually. I just didn't care for his Holst. He's especially fine in Impressionistic music.

Have you checked Dutoit’s Kodaly? Last time, you were not interested.

https://www.gramophone.co.uk/review/kod%C3%A1ly-orchestral-works-0

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« Reply #16428 on: January 21, 2022, 05:57:55 PM »
A couple of discussions on the forum prompted me to consider these sets, at least after pay day:

Warner Saint-Saëns Edition (34 CDs)

This seems to be a cost-effective way of acquiring all of Saint-Saëns' major works in decent performances. The only glaring omissions I can find are the 2nd cello concerto and the Oratorio de Noël.

Dvořák: Complete Symphonies, Staatskapelle Berlin/Otmar Suitner

An excellent value set which also manages not to split any of the symphonies between CDs, unlike some of the others.

Also in the middle of contemplating the Suitner... I'm not sure of it's availability but there is also a larger Brilliant box that includes those 5 discs plus other Dvorak works by other conductors. The Suitner is still the main drawcard, but if you happen to see the larger box for a similar price then you're just getting bonuses.

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« Reply #16429 on: January 21, 2022, 07:11:22 PM »
Also in the middle of contemplating the Suitner... I'm not sure of it's availability but there is also a larger Brilliant box that includes those 5 discs plus other Dvorak works by other conductors. The Suitner is still the main drawcard, but if you happen to see the larger box for a similar price then you're just getting bonuses.



Thanks! I was not aware of this box - it would be an even better option but unfortunately seems to be out of print, and only available used for a silly price, or as a download.

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #16430 on: January 21, 2022, 08:28:45 PM »
Have you checked Dutoit’s Kodaly? Last time, you were not interested.

https://www.gramophone.co.uk/review/kod%C3%A1ly-orchestral-works-0

I was looking through my some of my collection and ran across this Dutoit recording. I haven't heard it in years, so I'll have to get back to you on that one, Dry Brett. :)
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