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Re: Beethoven in Period Performances
« Reply #880 on: December 04, 2019, 05:28:22 AM »
I have the physical CDs, have played them once, liked what I heard.
BIS has stuffed three concertos onto one disc, so CD 1 is 87 minutes long!

I also got the Brautigam's set of Variations, Bagatelles, etc. That in fact landed today.

I've bought FLAC downloads that had way too much on a disk to put on a physical disk, but not actual disks with that much over! I do have some that are 81 minutes, but 87; that's a mystery. Glad you liked them though, that's good to know. I think I will too; Brautigam is hard to dislike. :)

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Re: Beethoven in Period Performances
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Re: Beethoven in Period Performances
« Reply #882 on: February 02, 2022, 02:50:13 PM »


Premont - you liked Rübsam on lute harpsichord. I think you should hear Koch’s Beethoven sonatas. Both Koch and Rübsam are exploring ways of expressing contrapuntal music with a keyboard. I think they would approve of each other.
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Re: Beethoven in Period Performances
« Reply #883 on: February 02, 2022, 03:27:04 PM »


Premont - you liked Rübsam on lute harpsichord. I think you should hear Koch’s Beethoven sonatas. Both Koch and Rübsam are exploring ways of expressing contrapuntal music with a keyboard. I think they would approve of each other.

I acquired this set some months ago. I find his playing a bit mannered, so he is probably an acquired taste - like Rübsam. Need to listen more to him.
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Re: Beethoven in Period Performances
« Reply #884 on: February 02, 2022, 09:37:40 PM »
It was op 26 which caught my attention, especially the first movement.
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Re: Beethoven in Period Performances
« Reply #885 on: February 03, 2022, 04:22:49 AM »
It was op 26 which caught my attention, especially the first movement.

Thanks, I shall concentrate upon that.
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Re: Beethoven in Period Performances
« Reply #886 on: February 13, 2022, 10:42:17 AM »
I can't remember if this was mentioned in the new releases thread last year.

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Re: Beethoven in Period Performances
« Reply #887 on: June 29, 2022, 12:21:57 PM »
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First listen tonight


The cello sonatas were interesting and involving. Not my favorite Beethoven, but these sounded like different works than I remember from previous recordings.

The Bagatelles were underpowered, boring, and crying out to be played on a Steinway.

So a very mixed bag, and a definite miss by Staier.

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Re: Beethoven in Period Performances
« Reply #888 on: June 29, 2022, 10:05:50 PM »
The two older chamber music discs with Staier (+ Sepec) with two violin sonatas and trios I used to find very good while I was not as fond of the Diabelli variations as I had expected to be. Since then he apparently recorded a few Beethoven sonatas (opp.31, 34, 35) but I have not heard them and hadn't even been aware of the recordings.
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Re: Beethoven in Period Performances
« Reply #889 on: August 19, 2022, 02:48:17 AM »
Thoughts on van Immerseel/Schroeder for the Violin Sonatas or other complete sets? I haven't heard the former in ages, nor have I kept up with other complete sets if they do exist.
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Re: Beethoven in Period Performances
« Reply #890 on: August 19, 2022, 04:36:19 AM »
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First listen tonight


The cello sonatas were interesting and involving. Not my favorite Beethoven, but these sounded like different works than I remember from previous recordings.

The Bagatelles were underpowered, boring, and crying out to be played on a Steinway.

So a very mixed bag, and a definite miss by Staier.

Disappointing review,  I was intrigued the other day when I saw it on offer: Dieltens is one of my favorite cellists.  😑

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Re: Beethoven in Period Performances
« Reply #891 on: August 19, 2022, 10:43:49 AM »
Disappointing review,  I was intrigued the other day when I saw it on offer: Dieltens is one of my favorite cellists.  😑

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My problem was with the Bagatelles; the Cello Sonatas were rather good. So if Dieltens is the draw for you, it will probably satisfy.

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Re: Beethoven in Period Performances
« Reply #892 on: August 19, 2022, 11:51:04 AM »
My problem was with the Bagatelles; the Cello Sonatas were rather good. So if Dieltens is the draw for you, it will probably satisfy.

Oh, alrighty then. I have many fine versions of the bagatelles, but the cello works need something special. Roel is the man!

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