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Offline vandermolen

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #10480 on: September 16, 2020, 10:07:47 AM »
The bass only sings in every movement.  No reason to mention him on the cover.  ::)
Fair point. It's Vitaly Gromadsky - he gets a mention on the back cover.
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« Reply #10481 on: September 16, 2020, 11:10:08 AM »
This arrived recently, and looking forward to hearing it soon. It's the sixth installment in the Minnesota Orchestra's Mahler cycle, and if it's similar to the others, Osmo Vänskä and these superb musicians are having a formidable impact.

https://minnesotaorchestra.org/about/recordings/2325-mahler-symphony-no-7

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« Reply #10482 on: September 16, 2020, 11:24:12 AM »
Hurwitz thinks that's the best in their cycle so far, fyi. "He secures excellent playing from the orchestra, and concentrates his attention on ensuring lively rhythms and an impressive degree of textural transparency, all to the benefit of Mahler’s extraordinary orchestration."

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« Reply #10483 on: September 16, 2020, 01:02:28 PM »
Hurwitz thinks that's the best in their cycle so far, fyi. "He secures excellent playing from the orchestra, and concentrates his attention on ensuring lively rhythms and an impressive degree of textural transparency, all to the benefit of Mahler’s extraordinary orchestration."

(Well, what do you know...Hurwitz and I might actually agree on something.  ;D )

Seriously, "best so far" is saying something. The previous recordings in the cycle (haven't heard all of them) have been magnificent.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #10484 on: September 17, 2020, 05:20:34 AM »
 Mr. Paik is becoming quite prolific.



  A double album. Not listed in US Amazon, for some reason.
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #10485 on: September 17, 2020, 07:31:27 PM »


Ear candy at least, probably much more than that.

This has caught my attention, and normally I wouldn’t bother with this stuff, I’d have thought anyone interested in the music will find a lot of stimulating things going on on these performances, it’s one of the best recordings of the year so far IMO.
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #10486 on: September 18, 2020, 08:48:23 AM »
For Todd's Christmas list:

"Schubert: 12 Great Sonatas"
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Some box sets potentially for the Christmas lists of others:
- Naxos complete Villa-Lobos symphonies
- Brautigam HIP complete Mozart concertos (BIS)
- Charles Mackerras/Scottish Chamber Orch complete recordings on Linn

Also I find this cover portrait hilarious:



Finally, there's a premiere recording of a new critical edition of the Gershwin Piano Concerto which purports to be based solely on Gershwin's own notes, without any of the outsider tweaks and edits that appeared as the piece moved to performance and publication. Editor Timothy Freeze claims the result is "less romantic." On a Naxos disc with Tower, Harbison, and Piston rarities. The same critical edition, btw, has a version of An American in Paris with 100 additional bars of music. Wonder when that will get recorded.
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #10487 on: September 18, 2020, 09:24:21 AM »
For Todd's Christmas list:

"Schubert: 12 Great Sonatas"
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Mine as well, thanks.  :)

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Naxos complete Villa-Lobos symphonies

Have them already.

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- Brautigam HIP complete Mozart concertos (BIS)

Intriguing.

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- Charles Mackerras/Scottish Chamber Orch complete recordings on Linn

Link to content if you have it, please.

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Also I find this cover portrait hilarious:


Hilarious or not (it is), I need it. I have all the other volumes in the (hopefully ongoing) series.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #10488 on: September 18, 2020, 10:18:10 AM »
For Todd's Christmas list:

"Schubert: 12 Great Sonatas"
Daniel-Ben Pienaar
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Like I'll wait until Christmas.  And new Paik, too.  And new LvB cycles.  Lots of piano listening coming up.
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #10489 on: September 18, 2020, 10:18:45 AM »

Like I'll wait until Christmas. 

 :D :D :D
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #10490 on: September 18, 2020, 12:18:41 PM »
For Todd's Christmas list:

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- Charles Mackerras/Scottish Chamber Orch complete recordings on Linn



At the very least it includes some excessively excellent Mozart.

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #10491 on: September 18, 2020, 08:30:28 PM »

Also I find this cover portrait hilarious:




It looks like he's saying " why are you making me play this?"

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #10492 on: September 18, 2020, 10:14:54 PM »
that's horrible - who at Chandos marketing approved that??
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #10493 on: September 19, 2020, 05:17:59 AM »
Beethoven series from Harmonia Mundi continues:

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #10494 on: September 19, 2020, 05:55:56 AM »
Pygmalion singing Bach motets on Harmonia Mundi:

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #10495 on: September 19, 2020, 06:35:07 AM »


To quote Marv Albert: Yes!



A definite must-buy.



Looks like a Dude vs MTT shootout is a brewin'.





















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Re: New Releases
« Reply #10496 on: September 19, 2020, 06:54:13 AM »
+1 for the MTT Ives boxed set.
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #10497 on: September 19, 2020, 07:48:56 AM »



Is that the DHM Haydn "Creation" in that Sony Harnoncourt box?

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Re: New Releases
« Reply #10498 on: September 19, 2020, 08:00:33 AM »
The Podger/Cooper is a reissue, right?
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #10499 on: September 19, 2020, 10:41:19 AM »
The Podger/Cooper box and the Alstaedt Shostakovich/Weinberg have been out for a while, even years. I own the Alstaedt - it's probably the best stereo recording of the Weinberg concerto so far, and has a nice little surprise slice of Lutoslawski. Everyone who records Weinberg now is welcome, since it's such a great piece; everyone is also competing with the live Rostropovich recording from the USSR. But Altstaedt is darn good, I think a tad faster and more personality-ful than Gunnarsson on Chandos.