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« Reply #11720 on: June 10, 2021, 01:01:20 PM »
I don't know much about Barenboim; when was this cycle of the sonatas recorded? I understand he's done three or four of by them now.
This is a reissue of the very first one, from the 1960s. I think he's up to four piano sonata cycles now, with two of the four from after 2000.

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« Reply #11721 on: June 10, 2021, 02:44:32 PM »
This is a reissue of the very first one, from the 1960s. I think he's up to four piano sonata cycles now, with two of the four from after 2000.

Interesting, I'm more interested in his earlier work. May have to check this out.

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« Reply #11722 on: June 10, 2021, 05:25:54 PM »
This is a reissue of the very first one, from the 1960s. I think he's up to four piano sonata cycles now, with two of the four from after 2000.

The concertos in this new set seem to be otherwise available only in this supercomplete set (which has the same 1960s sonatas).  They aren't the Klemperer conducted cycle that was EMI standard re-issue fodder.


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« Reply #11723 on: June 10, 2021, 05:37:15 PM »
Amazon lists this with a release date of July 2.

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« Reply #11724 on: June 10, 2021, 09:26:26 PM »
Amazon lists this with a release date of July 2.


Check!  :) Good thing I caught up with the violin concertos again.... ready for nr. IX...

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« Reply #11725 on: June 10, 2021, 11:08:37 PM »
This is a reissue of the very first one, from the 1960s. I think he's up to four piano sonata cycles now, with two of the four from after 2000.

The first Barenboim cycle on EMI is the one out of the four that I would return to the most. It is an interesting cycle in that DB explores many new ideas outside of the big mainstream sonatas. If you want a great Appassionata, Op 109/110, Pathetique or Moonlight you're going to be disappointed. He tends to fall over in the later sonatas with one exception in my opinion. More about that later.

The early and some of the middle sonatas are really worth listening to and at the time they sounded very fresh. It was very evident that Barenboim wasn't prepared to rush any of these works and this is particularly evident in his handling of the slow movements as well as some of the first movements. I love his leisurely approach with the first movement of Op 28 - it just makes sense and he follows this with a well measured andante. Similarly his Op2/3 really shines in these areas.

Rather than go on and mention many other sonatas (Todd has covered these thoroughly) I'd like to highlight how Barenboim used a slower pace to create a great effect. The initial sonata that made me sit up and go 'wow' was the Waldstein. While the first movement didn't have all the drive that is necessary, the Introduzione led into a Rondo that is slower than normal but it works the way DB plays it. Sokolov does similar in his Paris live concert.

Op 111 is similar in approach and the only other pianist who I've heard do what Barenboim does with the Arietta is Arrau. Most pianists seem to want to get it over and done with asap but not those two. They linger lovingly over all the harmonic twists and turns and create what I would describe as an ethereal performance.

Barenboim developed some affectations in his next cycles that aren't there in the EMI/Warner cycle. A pity as he really understands LvB and if you've watched any of his master classes on YT you see that he really knows how to play Beethoven.
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Re: New Releases
« Reply #11726 on: June 12, 2021, 03:35:06 AM »


Both July.



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Re: New Releases
« Reply #11727 on: June 12, 2021, 06:20:14 AM »
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« Reply #11728 on: June 12, 2021, 10:45:51 AM »




Anticipating a Newtonian event  ;D
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« Reply #11729 on: June 12, 2021, 05:36:40 PM »
Ooh. I could be interested in an option for the Barber string quartet.
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« Reply #11731 on: June 13, 2021, 08:22:03 AM »
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« Reply #11732 on: June 13, 2021, 08:29:09 AM »


I don't know the organist, but the record company and the organ  (and the composer) are definitely right!  :)

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« Reply #11734 on: June 14, 2021, 08:42:02 AM »


Odd cover art. Something from George Inness or Frederic Edwin Church would’ve been more appropriate I think.

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« Reply #11735 on: June 14, 2021, 01:27:25 PM »
For those that missed Roth’s Stravinsky the first-time around:


From what I've heard of this so far (track samples on Presto, a longer extract on Spotify) it is very good indeed.

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« Reply #11736 on: June 14, 2021, 02:20:03 PM »
From what I've heard of this so far (track samples on Presto, a longer extract on Spotify) it is very good indeed.

Excellent. I should revisit these recordings.
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« Reply #11738 on: June 17, 2021, 09:54:19 AM »


Arthur Schoonderwoerd has really gone off his rocker now. He's tackling the Eroica with a string sextet - two violins, two violas, one cello, one bass - plus the full complement of winds and brass.

"Why not feature a line-up that follows exactly what we find in Beethoven's score? It calls for one first violin, one second violin, two violas, cello, bass, and the usual winds."

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« Reply #11739 on: June 17, 2021, 12:04:40 PM »
If he’s not playing the piano I’ll consider it.