Started by Lethevich, July 20, 2009, 07:20:06 AM
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Quote from: OrchestralNut on March 22, 2023, 07:30:51 AMSo, these are the recordings I am potentially considering:
Quote from: Harry on March 22, 2023, 07:57:43 AMThose Kuchar recordings are not bad at all. But at least Ma Vlast is much better recorded, so for that you may want to look elsewhere.
Quote from: OrchestralNut on March 22, 2023, 07:59:04 AMThanks Harry. I already have Ma Vlast with Kubelik/Vienna - 1959 recording.
Quote from: Brian on March 22, 2023, 08:29:38 AMI have all the Kuchar recordings in the big Brilliant Kuchar box, which also includes his Nielsen cycle, Shostakovich, Latin American classics, and Dvorak. You can usually find it for US $35-40. Like Harry said, the Ma Vlast is not the best, but the rest of it - the things you want to collect - are very good. He is a reliable guide to little-known music. That looks like a good shopping list.By the way, the piece I was blown away by is Wallenstein's Camp. It is structured like a true symphonic poem, i.e., it is not structured the opening is shocking, it drops you head-first into the action. Things get less exciting after about 30 seconds, but throughout the whole rest of the piece, the images and colors involve really unusual, surprising solo parts, rhythms, and "plot twists" in the music. And at the end, every motif comes back together again for a big climax. The Kuchar performance is really thrilling but I also have it in the Kubelik complete DG box.
Quote from: Roasted Swan on March 21, 2023, 11:30:07 PM
Quote from: OrchestralNut on March 22, 2023, 11:55:20 AMIt also looks like the pianist from the Smetana Trio, Jitka Cechová, has recorded at least 7 volumes of piano music on Supraphon for Smetana. Does anyone have these and can provide comments and feedback?
Quote from: Roasted Swan on March 23, 2023, 02:15:05 AMmy guess is there might be other single or two disc surveys which will give you the key works only. As a unrepentant "completist" I'm happy to have the 7 disc set but I can imagine others getting "polka'd out....."!!!
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