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Re: New Releases
« Reply #9280 on: November 28, 2019, 05:13:39 PM »
He's a poet, don'tcha know it....
The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils.
The motions of his spirit are dull as night,
And his affections dark as Erebus.
Let no such man be trusted.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #9281 on: November 29, 2019, 07:56:49 AM »
Anyone knows if Warner did any re-mastering for this set?

I looked at Warner's website and there was no info about new re-mastering of the new complete Beethoven box, so I think no, because when labels take the trouble re-mastering recordings they are usually "loud" about it.
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #9282 on: November 29, 2019, 10:10:56 AM »
:( I think you are right ... and I think I might just be better off with handpicked performances ... even if it might cost x10 times in the end ... Although this one looks cool!

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« Reply #9283 on: November 29, 2019, 08:48:49 PM »
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #9284 on: November 29, 2019, 11:01:33 PM »


One of my favorite works by Prokofiev, which just discovered this month.  Now a brand new recording.

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« Reply #9285 on: November 30, 2019, 09:27:24 AM »
That's not a new release--it's been available from Presto Classical for quite a while: https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8512833--900-austria-germany (It does reveal he contents.)


Um, if you'll notice the link you provided, that is the second of the '900' releases, the one focused on Austria and Germany.  I own that one.  This new one is named 'Italia'. 
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« Reply #9286 on: November 30, 2019, 10:04:36 AM »

Um, if you'll notice the link you provided, that is the second of the '900' releases, the one focused on Austria and Germany.  I own that one.  This new one is named 'Italia'.
Indeed. And here is the contents (found in IsraBox):

01. Busoni: 7 Elegien, BV 249-7. Berceuse
02. Busoni: Sonatina No.4, BV 274 "in diem nativitatis Christi MCMXVII"
03. Alaleona: La città fiorita, cinque "impronte" per pianoforte-2. Crisantemo
04. Malipiero: Risonanze-1. Calmo
05. Malipiero: Risonanze-2. Fluido
06. Malipiero: Risonanze-3. Non troppo mosso
07. Malipiero: Risonanze-4. Agitato, non troppo
08. Lupi: 6 Studi per pianoforte-1. Vivo e fresco
09. Lupi: 6 Studi per pianoforte-2. Moderatamente mosso
10. Lupi: 6 Studi per pianoforte-3. Velocissimo
11. Savagnone: Prisma armonico, Op. 22-Preludio No. 1: Allegro
12. Berio: 6 Encores-3. Wasserklavier
13. Castiglioni: Sonatina per pianoforte-1. Andantino mosso assai dolcino
14. Castiglioni: Sonatina per pianoforte-2. Ländler. Allegro semplice
15. Castiglioni: Sonatina per pianoforte-3. Fughetta. Allegretto
16. Mosso: Secondo quaderno per pianoforte
17. Mosso: Pièce mécanique per pianoforte (in memoria di E.Satie)
18. Mosso: 22 Preludi per pianoforte-No. 4 Canzone
19. Mosso: 22 Preludi per pianoforte-No. 11 Allegretto vivo
20. Mosso: 22 Preludi per pianoforte-No. 14 Allegro marziale
21. Mosso: 22 Preludi per pianoforte-No. 18 Canzone di culla
22. Mosso: 22 Preludi per pianoforte-No. 22 Molto allegro, volante
23. Colla: Notturno IV "Moonbow"
24. Colla: Notturno VII "Mosarc"
25. Colla: Notturno IX "Rope bridge"
26. Colla: Notturno X "Lunar Ephemeris"


As usual with these releases by Cascioli, a mix of the (more or less) well-known, the relatively obscure, and the never heard of. I’m tempted, very tempted... :)
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #9287 on: December 01, 2019, 04:51:39 AM »
I notice on Naxos they're issuing a recording of works for harp by Boris Tishchenko, a composer who has fascinated me for years. It includes a harp concerto lasting some 42 minutes, far far weightier and longer than any other harp concerto I know of. I am really looking forward to this disc when it comes in January.

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« Reply #9288 on: December 01, 2019, 06:26:59 AM »
The Tishenko concerto is on YT - propably in an old Russian performance (it is not clear to me - the kitschy illustration I find just ugly).

For the new cd: https://nl.ulule.com/sortie-dun-nouveau-cd-pour-harpe/

The harpist is Ionella Marinutsa.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #9289 on: December 01, 2019, 02:31:18 PM »
An 8-hour, 7-disc recording of a Sorabji piano work. Let the drooling begin! (Seriously...)



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« Reply #9290 on: December 01, 2019, 05:36:16 PM »
An 8-hour, 7-disc recording of a Sorabji piano work. Let the drooling begin! (Seriously...)



One of those recordings I'd like to hear (at least in part  ;)) but am extremely unlikely to buy.

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« Reply #9291 on: December 01, 2019, 07:14:00 PM »
One of those recordings I'd like to hear (at least in part  ;)) but am extremely unlikely to buy.
Many of Piano Classics releases are on streaming platforms such as Qobuz and Tidal, so if you subscribe to one that carries the label, then that's a very inexpensive way to listen to it. I have Qobuz, but I'll probably buy the CD to have Powell's extensive essay on the work.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #9292 on: December 01, 2019, 08:13:35 PM »
My mouth is curiously dry.

Mine as well. :)
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #9293 on: December 01, 2019, 08:17:32 PM »
An 8-hour, 7-disc recording of a Sorabji piano work. Let the drooling begin! (Seriously...)


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« Reply #9294 on: December 01, 2019, 09:59:36 PM »
My mouth is dry as well but I may have wet my pants...

Okay, that made me laugh out loud fairly hard.
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #9295 on: December 02, 2019, 01:18:41 AM »


It all sounds a bit trivial, but amusing nonetheless.
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« Reply #9296 on: December 02, 2019, 05:40:11 PM »
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« Reply #9297 on: December 03, 2019, 02:38:12 AM »
Frederick Septimus Kelly (29 May 1881 – 13 November 1916) was the seventh child from an enormously wealthy Australian family. After grammar school in Australia, Frederick and his five brothers were sent to Eton in 1893, where he progressed on to Baliol College Oxford in 1909.

Music had been his passion since his youth; he had allegedly memorised Mozart piano sonatas by the age of five and began composing at around the same age. However, his parents dissuaded him from leaving Eton to attend a conservatoire aged 14, and Frederick found a substitute in sporting pursuits; football, cricket, but especially rowing.

Indeed during his life, he achieved most fame as a rower, winning the Grand Challenge Cup at Henley 1903 and 1905 and gold at the 1908 London Olympics as part of the men’s eight, plus a multitude of other events. He was apparently considered one of the finest ‘skulls’ of his generation, with a poise and effortless technique unrivalled by any of his contemporaries.

His musical and sporting pursuits were detrimental to his studies at Oxford (he graduated with a fourth class degree in history), but he had made the connections and friends he needed, and a large inheritance on his father’s death in 1901 and his mother's in 1902 meant that he never wanted for money, although the emotional impact of losing both of his parents within the space of a year marked a period of readjustment for the young composer.

Oxford had given him the opportunity to mix with like-minded individuals and after his father’s death he recommenced a more serious study of music. From 1903 onwards he attended the Hochschule Konservatorium in Frankfurt to study piano and composition, a choice perhaps influenced by the attendance there of another Australian, Percy Grainger, with whom Kelly had made an acquaintance previously, although it was also had an English contingency in Cyril Scott, Balfour Gardiner and Roger Quilter.

For the next five years his experience as a concert pianist fluctuated; his diaries record some triumphant public performances, but also disappointments (on one occasion, his memory failed him during a piano concerto). Meanwhile, he composed steadily, with his works making semi-regular appearances in London performances, although there was no 'break out' work and his archives reveal many half-completed works.

As a patron of the arts, he also encouraged other musicians, for example taking over the running of the Classical Concert Society. It was through this that he met a Hungarian violinist called Jelly D'Aranyi, for whom he composed several works and it is widely assumed he would have married, although this period of his life was marked by several relationships that cooled off before engagement.

The Grantully Castle, date unknown At the outbreak of war in August 1914, Kelly was quick to volunteer, joining the newly-formed Royal Navy Division in September 1914. Posted in the Drake Battalion, he was transferred to the Hood Battalion sailing aboard the Grantully Castle towards the Dardanelles in the eastern Mediterranean where he found himself among acquaintances such as the composer William Denis Browne, Arthur Melland Asquith (son of the Prime Minister, known as "Oc"), the banker Patrick Shaw Stewart (now best known for the war poem "Achilles in the Trench"), Charles Lister and most famously the poet Rupert Brooke, whose midnight burial on the Isle of Skyros among the olive groves is one of the more famous episodes in the early part of the war.

After the ensuing battles at Gallipoli, Kelly was awarded a Distinguished Service Cross for conspicuous gallantry during the evacuation in January 1916. While recuperating he composed his Elegy for strings and harp "in memoriam Rupert Brooke" (1915-6), one of the few works by Kelly to have been recorded.

He was promoted to lieutenant-commander, but posted to the Somme where a bullet claimed his life at Beaucourt-sur-Ancre on 13 November 1916 while leading an attack on a German machine-gun emplacement.

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« Reply #9298 on: December 04, 2019, 01:48:21 PM »
More JANUARY goodies:





This includes the original versions of Op. 18 No. 1 and the first movement of Op. 131.



"Der magische Spiegel (‘The Magic Mirror’), a 1954 ballet by the Swiss composer Richard Flury (1896–1967), tells a pantomime tale of flirtation, cuckoldry, magical spells and perdition – but this is no puritanical morality play: using the limited resources of a chamber orchestra to surprisingly full-bodied effect, Flury conjures up a delightful sequence of dances – a generous number of waltzes, with a czardas, a bolero and more – that skip past in good-humored succession."

The interesting movement titles:
I. In the Woman's Chamber
II. In the Laboratory of a Mediaeval (sic) Alchemist and Magician
III. Still in the Woman's Chamber

No front cover yet but there is a back cover posted:











IMPORTANT REISSUE:



This is the Astrée cycle that has long been out of print.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #9299 on: December 04, 2019, 02:19:19 PM »
Also out in January - not found contents though.




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