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kishnevi

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #32620 on: February 22, 2013, 08:52:40 AM »
Don't be surprised to open up Feltsman's Partitas and find more than one disc.

It landed today (with the Dudamel Mahlers and the Monk set).
You were right--2 CDs with total timing of 2 hours.
For those interested, not only does Arkiv list it as a single CD, but is apparently pricing it as a single CD.

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« Reply #32621 on: February 22, 2013, 08:12:47 PM »
Listening to Vladimir Feltsman playing The Art of Fugue prompted me to go on a Feltsman frenzy. 
Ordered the following of his recordings, some from Arkivmusic and some from Amazon MP (including one UK dealer, which I don't usually do, but the price was about $10 less than anyone else).
Bach: English Suites
Bach: Well Tempered Clavier
Beethoven: Sonatas 28 and 29 (Hammerklavier)
Beethoven: Sonatas 30-32
Beethoven: Moonlight, Appassionate and Pastorale sonatas
Chopin:  Waltzes and Impromptus
Chopin: Ballades and other works
Chopin: Nocturnes and other works

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #32622 on: February 22, 2013, 09:47:53 PM »
Vile, abject failure at self-control: that's all.  I was motivated by a discount offered by a penitent online dealer who thrice screwed up an order and the subsequent charging of my card; and I didn't even raise a stink about it!  Maybe a little too easy.....
Crafty bastards!


Perhaps the first HIP Brahms I'll have heard?  I like the cover but I don't understand it at all.  "Brahms the Revolutionary"?


It seems that Arkiv offers an expensive burn-on-demand, yet there are still ample new copies floating about...I don't often see that.  I barely know Mussorgsky at all, though I was floored enough by BORIS GODUNOV to get two recordings of it very close to one another.  I hope this acquisition was a good one to go on...


The last of the Alto label's trilogy (?) of dedicated Schubert discs by Richter that I needed.










Mainly for the Clavier-Übung III, though samples I have heard from the other discs have been interesting.


I understand that Hamelin's Alkan is at least incredible pianism; but in a confusion of testimonials, I decided on this Gibbons as my intro to Alkan.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #32623 on: February 23, 2013, 02:43:21 AM »
Bought a few things this week - Im not sure if the Bartok was a good idea as I dont like him much apart from the CFO  :-[ .  I still havent heard a lot from him if Im being honest so I will try to keep an open mind :) I owned the Ysaye Quartet and QI Discs before but I cant find them anywhere - I think I must have sold them when we still had a Classical Music Shop in Perth last year because I have big boxes with these works too. I have been a bit too eager to sell stuff in the past to fund new Discs but I make a point of keeping everything now!  :laugh: .










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« Reply #32624 on: February 23, 2013, 03:18:58 AM »
Bought a few things this week - Im not sure if the Bartok was a good idea as I dont like him much apart from the CFO  :-[ .  I still havent heard a lot from him if Im being honest so I will try to keep an open mind :) I owned the Ysaye Quartet and QI Discs before but I cant find them anywhere - I think I must have sold them when we still had a Classical Music Shop in Perth last year because I have big boxes with these works too. I have been a bit too eager to sell stuff in the past to fund new Discs but I make a point of keeping everything now!  :laugh: .



I haven't listened to the Rattle, but the Solti Bartok set is amazing, it contains my favourite recordings of the Concerto for Orchestra, the Dance Suite and Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta (along with Karajan's recording).
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #32625 on: February 23, 2013, 03:48:56 AM »
Arrived this cold, snowy morning from JPC: Reger Piano Concerto (but purchased as much for the Bach/Busoni Concerto); and the complete keyboard sonatas of Haydn, played on a modern piano by Rudolf Buchbinder.




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« Reply #32626 on: February 23, 2013, 03:54:22 AM »
Hogwash...



Well, if you just had to pull an MI ( :D ) there are few more deserving Bruckner recordings for which to do it (IMHO, of course).

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #32627 on: February 23, 2013, 05:06:42 AM »
Well, if you just had to pull an MI ( :D ) there are few more deserving Bruckner recordings for which to do it (IMHO, of course).

I have a Celibidache B3 on some Italian knock-off label (Exclusive IIRC), and it's beautiful, much like his 6th.  It's the same as the DG B3 according to abruckner.com.

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« Reply #32628 on: February 23, 2013, 05:47:59 AM »
Well, if you just had to pull an MI ( :D ) there are few more deserving Bruckner recordings for which to do it (IMHO, of course).

Sarge

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #32629 on: February 23, 2013, 05:53:28 AM »


It seems that Arkiv offers an expensive burn-on-demand, yet there are still ample new copies floating about...I don't often see that.  I barely know Mussorgsky at all, though I was floored enough by BORIS GODUNOV to get two recordings of it very close to one another.  I hope this acquisition was a good one to go on...





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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #32630 on: February 23, 2013, 10:49:00 AM »
I heard about this recording on a podcast and it intrigued me enough to pull the trigger. It features Beethoven's complete (so Amazon says) works for piano duet. There are two discs, one featuring the music played on a forte piano, and the other having a grand piano. I've not listened to it yet, but hope to get to it this weekend.


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« Reply #32631 on: February 23, 2013, 01:35:31 PM »
I haven't listened to the Rattle, but the Solti Bartok set is amazing, it contains my favourite recordings of the Concerto for Orchestra, the Dance Suite and Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta (along with Karajan's recording).


Good stuff!, thanks Ilaria  :D

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« Reply #32632 on: February 23, 2013, 04:17:15 PM »
Got this last week too:
Edit: Added the Adams disc this morning

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #32633 on: February 24, 2013, 09:21:21 AM »
Just landed:

Already!



Talk to me, Karl.  I have a set on the shelf:



but should I own two based on these performances? 
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« Reply #32634 on: February 24, 2013, 11:10:41 AM »
I just ordered from amazon.de:



Nice that they are reissuing the old EMI Electrola recordings. Lots of light romantic opera to be found. And I have fond memories of the Reflexe series that seems to be in the process of being reissued.

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« Reply #32635 on: February 24, 2013, 11:20:33 AM »
I just ordered from amazon.de:



Nice that they are reissuing the old EMI Electrola recordings. Lots of light romantic opera to be found. And I have fond memories of the Reflexe series that seems to be in the process of being reissued.
Are they really cheaper there than from UK sources when you include p&p (the selection at amazon.uk seems a little haphazard, but I've bought quite a few titles from there and presto)?

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« Reply #32636 on: February 24, 2013, 11:28:23 AM »
I haven't seen these in the UK store, and they end up about the same (slightly more) I think. I paid 30€ including p&p.
They will probably show up in the UK store after a while, but I was bored, and the "buy" button was winking at me... ;)

Edit: Just checked and they are available in England, but the price is higher. 33£ for the same CDs in amazon.co.uk. Slightly cheaper from Presto, but they don't have Undine
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« Reply #32637 on: February 24, 2013, 11:29:52 AM »
Are they really cheaper there than from UK sources when you include p&p (the selection at amazon.uk seems a little haphazard, but I've bought quite a few titles from there and presto)?

I have found the EMI Icon boxes are actually priced lower at a number of Amazon US sellers than the Presto sale prices.  As such, there is not much economic incentive for me to buy from Presto. 

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« Reply #32638 on: February 24, 2013, 12:19:26 PM »
Mozart - Symphonies 11 - 14



Mozart - Symphonies 21 - 24 & 26
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #32639 on: February 24, 2013, 12:35:30 PM »

Good stuff!, thanks Ilaria  :D

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