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Offline ritter

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #15800 on: June 17, 2020, 06:12:02 AM »
Is anyone, by some small chance, familiar with this album? I'm intrigued by the programming.



The French seem to have been seriously into these collective compositions at a certain point.
I've had it since it was first released. The most successful collection of homages in it is, IMHO, the first such venture, dedicated to Haydn. It's good to have the famous pieces of this collection (the Debussy and Ravel--the latter being the best of the lot, I'd say), along with the lesser-known ones (Hahn's delightful pastiche, d'Indy's Menuet, the Dukas plaintive Prélude...). As the basic melodic material is the same (as prescribed by the commission), it's actually quite fascinating to hear how each composer treats it.

The Fauré and Roussel homages left a weaker impression on me (but the Ravel Berceuse for violin and piano--in the former--is quite enchanting). IIRC, since both these sets have pieces with different instrumental combination--including, in some cases, singing--(as opposed as the Haydn collection, which is for piano solo in its entirety), they also appear less unified (not that this is good or bad per se). Still, I should revisit them soon.

Margaret Fingerhut's playing is first rate. Here's a very positive review from Gramophone.
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #15801 on: June 17, 2020, 04:47:46 PM »
Thanks! Much appreciated including the Gramophone link.
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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #15802 on: June 20, 2020, 05:29:34 AM »




I want to 1.) hear how the younger Fouchenneret sounds in Beethoven, and 2.) know why he and his brother didn't record the violin sonatas.



Hmm.



Hmm, indeed.
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« Reply #15803 on: June 21, 2020, 01:22:02 PM »



I can't believe I missed this before, Herbert Schuch teaming up with Reinhard Goebel and Mirijam Contzen to play some Hummel.  I'm thinking I need to buy.

He also recently teamed with Sarah Christian and Maximilian Hornung (!) to perform some Mozart Piano Trios for Bavarian Radio.  Man, I hope that gets released. 

And Ms Christian has paired up with Ragna Schirmer, too.  So many things to look forward to hearing.
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« Reply #15805 on: Today at 02:33:30 PM »


Thoughts? I'm interested primarily for the Piano Concerto w/ Alicia de Larrocha. I'm not really sure if I need another recording of the 2nd symphony at the moment, enjoying Järvi/RSNO quite well. But this is a cheap set.

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Re: Recordings That You Are Considering
« Reply #15806 on: Today at 03:25:01 PM »


Thoughts? I'm interested primarily for the Piano Concerto w/ Alicia de Larrocha. I'm not really sure if I need another recording of the 2nd symphony at the moment, enjoying Järvi/RSNO quite well. But this is a cheap set.

I’ve thought about that set as well, but, honestly, I don’t really need it. The Piano Concerto is an outstanding work, IMHO. If the price is right, then I’d say go for it. I’m not sure how the performances are, but I’m sure some of these are pretty old performances. I would say if you’re interested in the concerti, then you may want to turn your attention to the newer series on CPO. If you really like Järvi’s conducting then you may want to try this recording, which is excellent (if you can find it for a good price):

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