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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7860 on: September 08, 2018, 06:47:42 AM »
The Chailly box is very tempting because of his continually high standard of excellence, but Chailly is 65 and - hopefully - has at least 15 more years to keep recording more symphonies.

Chandos have just released a new recording of Berlioz' Grande Messe des Morts from Edward Gardner and his Bergen forces. One noteworthy aspect is the tenor soloist is the composer himself. I knew Berlioz had a decent voice and at one point joined a theatre chorus to support himself but I thought he was a baritone not a tenor.

https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%205219?utm_source=Chandos+Records+Ltd&utm_campaign=57ef49c1b3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_08_29_01_04&utm_medium=
This makes it sound like Berlioz is singing on the Chandos album!

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7861 on: September 08, 2018, 09:33:00 AM »
Wow, you’ve already received the Brabbins’ disc? The Hyperion website shows it’s release date of the 28th of this month. You’ll definitely have to let me know what you think of it.

Will do John. Yes, I'm really surprised it just turned up - maybe an advantage to obtaining it direct from Hyperion ( and for £10 which is not unreasonable). I'm just giving Ruth Gipps another hearing and then I'll play the VW.
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« Reply #7862 on: September 08, 2018, 10:13:04 AM »
I will say the Bruckner from that set is really superb, I'm tempted to say my absolute favorite. The Mahler as well. I haven't hear the Beethoven, Brahms or Schumann.

I think the Beethoven cycle is high quality, probably the best of  those done in recent years.

I have at least half of that box, so I will pass on it unless it falls into SDCB status.

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« Reply #7863 on: September 08, 2018, 11:59:56 AM »
I’m going to be all over this like a pitbull on a poodle:



Having been absolutely enthralled with Brabbins’ performance of A London Symphony, I eagerly await this next installment in what looks to be a series (crossing my fingers that this is the case).
I think you'll be pleased John. I found it to be a very moving and gripping performance. The recording sounded a bit cavernous at first but I got used to it. Brabbins conducts a deeply-felt performance and the short but moving additional Whitman setting is a real bonus.
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7864 on: September 08, 2018, 04:04:59 PM »
Chailly Brahms (his 2nd cycle) is excellent in my view.

Personally I'm unlikely to get that box in view of the double-ups and my general antipathy to such large boxes, but there's a lot in there that looks appealing.
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7865 on: September 08, 2018, 07:34:45 PM »
I think you'll be pleased John. I found it to be a very moving and gripping performance. The recording sounded a bit cavernous at first but I got used to it. Brabbins conducts a deeply-felt performance and the short but moving additional Whitman setting is a real bonus.

Thanks for the feedback, my friend. Sounds like you’ve given it a big thumbs up and this is quite surprising considering how much RVW you’ve heard. I’ll probably get this recording around Christmas time. I really do hope this turns into another RVW cycle. We need more, more, more RVW in the market! ;D
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« Reply #7866 on: September 08, 2018, 10:01:11 PM »
Thanks for the feedback, my friend. Sounds like you’ve given it a big thumbs up and this is quite surprising considering how much RVW you’ve heard. I’ll probably get this recording around Christmas time. I really do hope this turns into another RVW cycle. We need more, more, more RVW in the market! ;D
My pleasure John. The recording sounded slighly cavernous and the soloists closely miked but I soon got used to it and it might be better on a higher grade system than my own. Overall I found it a deeply moving experience. With the Haitink I think that the finale is in a class of its own but with this new Brabbins recording I found myself more moved throughout the work and I appreciated the earlier movements like never before. If you get hold of it I'd be very interested to hear your views.
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7867 on: September 08, 2018, 11:46:15 PM »
A Chailly symphony edition is due out mid-October :



https://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/classical/products/8474782--riccardo-chailly-the-symphony-edition

I'm tempted, mainly because it will cover his entire time at the Concertgebouw Orchestra.
And they did some amazing recordings.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7868 on: September 09, 2018, 06:45:27 AM »


More Bach from Nordstoga, interestingly this time at Lüneberg.
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7869 on: September 09, 2018, 10:33:49 AM »
This makes it sound like Berlioz is singing on the Chandos album!

Have a look at the link, Brian - if you scroll down a bit, it does indeed say "Solo: Hector Berlioz tenor."

This could be a HIP recording that Florestan could go for! ;)
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7870 on: September 09, 2018, 11:42:48 AM »


More Bach from Nordstoga, interestingly this time at Lüneberg.


I own this already, but haven't listened to it yet.


Obs: The Lüneburg organ is equally tempered.
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7871 on: September 12, 2018, 05:22:13 AM »
Is it a new recording or a reissue of the long-unavailable EMI recordings?
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Also, here are track timings.

D. 958
11:36
8:03
3:46
9:51

D. 959
17:50
8:24
5:21
12:45

D. 960
23:49
10:59
4:02
9:11

D. 946
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14:04
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7872 on: September 12, 2018, 05:26:30 AM »
EMI D958:
11:33
8:25
3:46
10:05

EMI D959:
17:35
8:13
5:16
12:47

EMI D946:
9:36
12:39
5:35

recorded about 25 years ago.

I guess at least he's consistent.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7873 on: September 12, 2018, 10:45:38 AM »
Have a look at the link, Brian - if you scroll down a bit, it does indeed say "Solo: Hector Berlioz tenor."

This could be a HIP recording that Florestan could go for! ;)

You bet! And btw, just let me know when the remastered release of Chopin's last recital is due --- I'll preorder it on the spot.
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7874 on: September 12, 2018, 03:38:50 PM »
UPDATE
on Alexander Lonquich Schubert

D. 960
23:49

Now that's the kind of first movement timing that I love. Methinks I'll be checking this out...
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« Reply #7875 on: September 13, 2018, 03:21:37 AM »
Samples sounded good. Never heard of this composer, will probably order it.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7876 on: September 13, 2018, 09:19:51 AM »
The upcoming Chandos recording of Berlioz' Requiem only just pushes 80 minutes, rather than the traditional timing of 90-95 minutes. Did the label say they could only afford to press single CDs for it, so they had to speed it up beyond all recognition?

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« Reply #7877 on: September 13, 2018, 09:40:59 AM »
The upcoming Chandos recording of Berlioz' Requiem only just pushes 80 minutes, rather than the traditional timing of 90-95 minutes. Did the label say they could only afford to press single CDs for it, so they had to speed it up beyond all recognition?
There are 88-minute long CD's so that's probably not the reason why it's 80 minutes long..
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #7878 on: September 13, 2018, 10:11:55 AM »
Samples sounded good. Never heard of this composer, will probably order it.


I remember thinking that the samples were rather good and the instrument also. Ton Koopman recorded a Cornet CD for Astree which is on a historic organ, St Jean-Baptiste Roquemaure, a bit tough but well worth checking out I think. And Arnaud van der Cauter has recorded another Peeter Cornet CD which I liked, on two different organs, one pretty old.
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« Reply #7879 on: September 13, 2018, 08:05:25 PM »
I remember thinking that the samples were rather good and the instrument also. Ton Koopman recorded a Cornet CD for Astree which is on a historic organ, St Jean-Baptiste Roquemaure, a bit tough but well worth checking out I think. And Arnaud van der Cauter has recorded another Peeter Cornet CD which I liked, on two different organs, one pretty old.

I listened carefully to the second tone fantasy by van der Cauter and Koopman. As a result I feel less positively about Koopman, and more positively about Cauter. And I’m impressed by Peeter Cornet’s music too.

Van Der Cauter  plays very fluidly. . His registrations are good, he knows how to cut through the  rich sounding tones of the  organ with astringent timbres, a pleasure to hear. He gives the music relief and tension, and direction. The final climactic three minutes are incandescent,

 Koopman benefits from the complex and characterful sound of an ancient organ. He plays in a much more articulated way than Van Der Cauter, hence with less fluidly, more jolt. The result was hard to follow, and seemed aimless and flat, with no sense of climax or structure, and little nobility or gravitas. I didn’t enjoy the Koopman at all.



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