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Re: New Releases
« Reply #11160 on: January 21, 2021, 08:11:10 PM »
There is an Ormandy Beethoven set available....from Japan.


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« Reply #11161 on: January 21, 2021, 08:18:55 PM »
I was really looking forward to a digital transfer of the fabulous Philadelphian's recording of the Ginastera Concerto for Strings, especially now that that work has been "Kopatchinskaja'd" (a synonym for "murdilated" in my mind).

??? I LOVE this particular performance of Ginastera’s Concerto for Strings:

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« Reply #11162 on: January 23, 2021, 07:30:27 AM »


The big box of the year.





I've yet to listen to Ms Renaudin-Vary, but once again she delivers a striking album cover.  I'm thinking she plays a big part in her own marketing.  If so, good for her.



An unusual mixed program, but with execution all but guaranteed to be stratospherically good, it must be heard.










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« Reply #11163 on: January 23, 2021, 07:40:12 AM »
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." - Victor Hugo

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« Reply #11164 on: January 23, 2021, 08:02:50 AM »


Tempting. I've none of his music, and have only heard Hansel & Gretel.
Do you have a link to the listing? Amazon US refuses to show it no matter what I put in the search box.

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« Reply #11165 on: January 23, 2021, 08:29:25 AM »
Tempting. I've none of his music, and have only heard Hansel & Gretel.
Do you have a link to the listing? Amazon US refuses to show it no matter what I put in the search box.
It looks like he found some of these on Amazon Italia. I looked up the Grumiaux box and it's 72 CDs of goodness. Interesting that the Humperdinck album lists two orchestras but no conductors.

The attempt to label Previn's complete EMI recordings "HMV and Teldec" is somewhat contorted, but I am definitely interested in that bad boy too.

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« Reply #11166 on: January 23, 2021, 08:35:09 AM »
It looks like he found some of these on Amazon Italia.


Amazon France today.

The inclusion of Kaufmann and Alpers means that the Humperdinck set will be the reference for the rest of the century.
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #11167 on: January 23, 2021, 08:50:00 AM »


I’m sure Grumiaux would not appreciate this particular gif.
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #11168 on: January 23, 2021, 09:26:44 AM »


The big box of the year.

WOW....and indeed.

Finally, I was beginning to think it would never come.... ::)

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #11169 on: January 23, 2021, 11:22:58 AM »


Tempting. I've none of his music, and have only heard Hansel & Gretel.
Do you have a link to the listing? Amazon US refuses to show it no matter what I put in the search box.
JPC has a detailed content listing here. Seems to be all reissues. Jonas Kaufmann appears in excerpts of a complete recording of the opera Königskinder made in Montpellier in 2005 (and originally released on the Accord label).
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #11170 on: January 23, 2021, 03:28:22 PM »
Coming on Alpha later this spring:

- Bach WTC book 1 from 25-year-old Austrian pianist Aaron Pilsan, a student of Lars Vogt
- Brahms "viola" trio and sonatas Opp. 114 and 120 (originally for clarinet) - Miguel Da Silva, viola; Xavier Phillips, cello; Francois-Frederic Guy, piano
- Kopatchinskaja does Schoenberg, including Pierrot Lunaire and Phantasy Op. 47
- solo baroque flute from Francois Lazarevitch and "La famille Rameau" on harpsichord with Justin Taylor
- Olga Pashchenko begins a HIP Mozart concerto series with Il Gardellino; no word yet on what keyboard she uses
- another wave of reissues of back catalogue, including Amandine Beyer's Bach sonatas/partitas

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« Reply #11171 on: January 23, 2021, 07:35:47 PM »
JPC has a detailed content listing here. Seems to be all reissues. Jonas Kaufmann appears in excerpts of a complete recording of the opera Königskinder made in Montpellier in 2005 (and originally released on the Accord label).

Dear me. The only three complete works are a piano quartet, the piano work that gives the set its title, and a Wagner transcription. Everything else is just scattered movements and excerpts.

I may still get it, but my interest is much less.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #11172 on: January 23, 2021, 08:09:33 PM »
Coming on Alpha later this spring:

- Kopatchinskaja does Schoenberg, including Pierrot Lunaire and Phantasy Op. 47

Hmmm...I’m going to be keeping a lookout for this one, although I’m in no dire need of any of these works, but anything Kopatchinskaja does, especially in regards to 20th Century music, warrants my attention.
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« Reply #11173 on: January 24, 2021, 07:59:32 AM »
Sounds like this is right up my alley, Mike. Thanks for the review. :) Have you heard Gardner’s other Schoenberg recordings?

Yes, but only online. I enjoyed the Gurrelieder, but am happy with the cd versions that I have. The Erwartung and Pelleas disc is  very fine and the Bergan orchestra has been raising its game since Gardner took over.

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« Reply #11174 on: January 24, 2021, 08:28:35 AM »
Yes, but only online. I enjoyed the Gurrelieder, but am happy with the cd versions that I have. The Erwartung and Pelleas disc is  very fine and the Bergan orchestra has been raising its game since Gardner took over.

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Erwartung is one of my favorite works from Schoenberg (I love his whole ‘free atonal’ period), but I have mixed feelings about Gardner in general. I think he’s done some good things --- that Polish series he did several years ago covering Lutoslawski and Szymanowski was quite good (the Lutoslawski being especially fine, IMHO), but his Bartók, for example, is a misfire. His Janáček, on the other hand, was very good as was his Britten, although I haven’t heard his recording of Peter Grimes. I’m debating on whether to buy it or not as I was so disappointed in the Bluebeard’s Castle he recorded not too long ago, so I’m kind of finding myself wondering whether it’s worth the money to continue to hear him in operas that I hold in high regard and, probably, have an even more acute critical ear when I’m listening. I suppose I should be listening and not judging, but it is difficult to shake those old biases one develops.
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« Reply #11175 on: January 24, 2021, 08:29:45 AM »
I’m sure Grumiaux would not appreciate this particular gif.

Yeah, hell I don’t even appreciate it. Uncouth to say the least. :)
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #11176 on: January 24, 2021, 12:32:29 PM »
Cover art for a few previously reported items...


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« Reply #11177 on: January 24, 2021, 04:48:59 PM »
Erwartung is one of my favorite works from Schoenberg (I love his whole ‘free atonal’ period), but I have mixed feelings about Gardner in general. I think he’s done some good things --- that Polish series he did several years ago covering Lutoslawski and Szymanowski was quite good (the Lutoslawski being especially fine, IMHO), but his Bartók, for example, is a misfire. His Janáček, on the other hand, was very good as was his Britten, although I haven’t heard his recording of Peter Grimes. I’m debating on whether to buy it or not as I was so disappointed in the Bluebeard’s Castle he recorded not too long ago, so I’m kind of finding myself wondering whether it’s worth the money to continue to hear him in operas that I hold in high regard and, probably, have an even more acute critical ear when I’m listening. I suppose I should be listening and not judging, but it is difficult to shake those old biases one develops.

Have you heard the Ormandy Bluebeard yet?  Yes, it's in English, and one isn't going to want to listen to it that way very often, but I was very impressed with it, the singing, the diction, and the orchestra, of course.

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« Reply #11178 on: January 24, 2021, 08:42:33 PM »
Have you heard the Ormandy Bluebeard yet?  Yes, it's in English, and one isn't going to want to listen to it that way very often, but I was very impressed with it, the singing, the diction, and the orchestra, of course.

Yep, I have heard it and own it. I bought it when it was reissued several years ago. I think there’s a certain magic taken away from this opera when its sung in German, English or another language other than Hungarian. The conducting from Ormandy is top-notch, but I find it odd that Ormandy, a Hungarian, recorded the opera in English. Anyway, performance-wise, yes, it’s quite good, but it'll never be a favorite.

The reissue in question:



Special edit: Cross-posted from the Bluebeard thread -

I’ve acquired many recordings of Bluebeard’s Castle over the years. Here are the ones I own:

- Zhidkova/White/Gergiev (LSO Live)
- Ludwig/Berry/Kertész (Decca)
- Otter/Tomlinson/Haitink (EMI)
- DeYoung/Relyea/Gardner (Chandos)
- Norman/Polgár/Boulez (DG)
- Troyanos/Nimsgern/Boulez (Sony)
- DeYoung/Tomlinson/Salonen (Signum Classics)
- Hellwigh/Koréh/Süsskind (Praga Digitals)
- Elias/Hines/Ormandy (Sony)
- Marton/Ramey/A. Fischer (Sony)
- Kasza/Melis/Ferencsik (Hungaroton)
- Szendrenyi/Struckmann/Inbal (Denon)
- Kallisch/Fried/Eötvös (Hänssler)
- Töpper/Fischer-Dieskau/Fricsay (DG)
- Varady/Fischer-Dieskau/Sawallisch (DG)
- Szönyi/Székely/Dorati (Mercury Living Presence)
- Kováts/Sass/Solti (Decca)
- Komlosi/Polgár/I. Fischer (Philips)
- Charbonnet/Tomlinson/Saraste (Warner Classics)
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« Reply #11179 on: January 25, 2021, 07:31:16 AM »
Cover art for a few previously reported items...



Not too large of an image, but it looks pretty cool. I’ll probably end up buying this recording just so I can have my Bluebeard Castle collection end on an even number. ::) ;D
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