Started by DavidRoss, September 07, 2010, 08:06:33 AM
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Quote from: North Star on January 07, 2013, 12:41:55 PM1. Alkan: 12 Etudes in the minor keys etc., Gibbons2. Bach: Art of the Fugue, Fretwork3. Bartók: String Quartets, Belcea Quartet4. Beethoven: Late Sonatas, Pollini5. Berlioz: Colin Davis & LSO box, LSO6. Brahms: Chamber music, Hyperion7. Chopin: Mazurkas, Luisada (RCA)8. Debussy: Orchestral works, Martinon9. Dvorak: Symphonies, Tone Poems & Overtures, Neumann & CzPO10. Elgar: Cello Concerto & Sea Pictures, du Pré, Baker & Barbirolli11. Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 76, Quatuor Mosaïques12. Janacek: House of the Dead, Neumann13. Mahler: EMI 150th anniversary14. Martinu: Chamber music, Dartington Ensemble15. Mozart: Piano Concertos, Barenboim & ECO16. Prokofiev: Piano Sonatas & solo piano pieces, Raekallio17. Rachmaninoff: All-night Vigil, Paul Hillier & Estonian Chamber Choir18. Ravel: Piano Trio & Sonatas, Capucons & Braley19. Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder, Craft20. Schubert: String Quintet, String Quartets nos 14 & 15, Belcea Quartet21. Shostakovich: Symphonies, Jansons22. Sibelius: Symphonies, Maazel & WP23. Stravinsky: Boulez's DG box24. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 & Serenade for Strings, Gatti, HM25. Tippett: Concertos & Fantasia Concertante, Barshaï, Tippett, Ogdon
Quote from: North Star on January 24, 2016, 10:26:16 AMChopin - Mazurkas (Luisada RCA)
Quote from: George on January 24, 2016, 03:00:25 PMHave you heard his DG recording? I haven't heard the RCA, but Jed Distler on Classics Today likes the DG (8/9) more than the RCA (6/8.)RCA - http://www.classicstoday.com/review/review-15492/DG - http://www.classicstoday.com/review/review-14796/
Quote from: Spineur on January 30, 2016, 10:46:22 AMActually it is almost as interesting to see which of the greatest works has been dumped. It is amazing to see that Bach St Matthew Passion is only on Bogey's list. Everybody else dumped it. Why ? Why did I choose Haydn Seven last words of Christ over St Matthew's Passion ? I cant answer this ....
Quote from: Monsieur Croche on January 30, 2016, 11:27:25 PMThe OP asks for lists of essentials for noobies.
Quote from: DavidRoss on September 07, 2010, 08:06:33 AMYou can approach this however you like, as a broad overview intended for a rank newcomer, as a narrower but deeper exploration of a particular era or genre that excites you and you think will excite others, or as a personal "desert island faves" list that you would not want to be without...or by throwing darts at your CD collection, if that's what floats your boat!
Quote from: North Star on January 30, 2016, 11:44:04 PMNot exactly, the long-departed OP did leave room for interpretation, and I have a feeling that, in harmony with the thread title, most have chosen to make a list of their personal essentials.
Quote from: Monsieur Croche on January 31, 2016, 12:13:14 AMAn OP which is completely non-committal to any one purpose then makes it essentially a free-for-all set of lists, including the aleatory, 'toss darts at your CD collection and list the ones you hit,' is utterly non-functional and self-indulgent.
QuoteAt best, so many music internet foras' member-made lists are wonky replications of lists of those highly accessible ones already in circulation from magazines or more learned publications, those already more than adequate to their purpose.
Quote from: North Star on January 31, 2016, 12:26:55 AMNon-functional? The whole purpose is to see what are the membership's personal essential discs. The thread has worked well so far.Right, and since there are already more than enough of those beginner's guides, including the collective GMG list linked to in the OP, there's no earthly reason to think that this thread should be like that.
Quote from: knight66 on January 30, 2016, 11:43:25 PMOver the years on here I have been very taken aback with the pieces that members have put forward as the one that prompted them into classical music.
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