Started by George, April 06, 2007, 05:54:08 AM
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Quote from: George on April 08, 2007, 11:38:57 AMOpinions on This One?:
Quote from: Wanderer on April 19, 2007, 11:01:38 AMHello, George! This is one of my favourite Schubert recordings. I recommend it wholeheartedly. Pires plays magnificently and perfectly attuned to Schubert's idiom.I'd also recommend the Harnoncourt set of Schubert's symphonies, very exciting and refreshing performances.
Quote from: Nunc Dimittis on April 20, 2007, 07:51:03 AMScelsi: The Orchestral Works 2. The only alternatives for two of the compositions on this CD are on OOP disks from Accord. So this is more a matter of do I want to spend the money.
Quote from: Nunc Dimittis on April 20, 2007, 07:51:03 AM[Pisendel: Concerti con varii strumenti. I do not have any all Pisendel CD's yet. I have one CD with his concerto grosso No. 1 along with some other baroque music from the Dresden court and want to explore more of his music.
Quote from: rubio on April 21, 2007, 01:25:00 AMI wonder how this box set is? It's quite expensive, so I'm a bit reluctant.
Quote from: George on April 21, 2007, 05:12:01 AMThere's a few ways to check out some of it for cheap. The cheapest is a single CD of some of the name sonatas. Or the twofer of the late works.His LvB is quite expansive, if you like you're LvB this way, you'll love it. If you don't (like me) then you may find yourself liking some of his interpretations, but finding that others miss the mark. I only have the two aformentioned releases and they did not pursuade me to get the set. Being that I am a completeist when it comes to these works, I will one day own the set, but I am in no hurry to get it. I definitely recommend trying out a CD or two of his LvB for yourself, because his set is very well respected and loved by many.
Quote from: rubio on April 21, 2007, 08:10:39 AMThank you for the comment. Maybe I start with sampling his Beethoven Piano Concert 4 & 5 with Haitink from this set. I would also like to find his Piano Sonata No. 32 Op. 111 on a single CD, as this is supposed to be one of his best. But I haven't managed to locate it yet.
Quote from: George on April 21, 2007, 08:58:28 AMYou can get the final 5 sonatas on a two-fer one on Philips. Shouldn't cost more than a mid-priced CD. IMO, he is more sucessful with the concertos than with the sonatas, so listening to the concertos may not give you an accurate picture of his sonatas. Who else did you say you had in the sonatas, rubio?
Quote from: rubio on April 21, 2007, 09:16:18 AMI have full sets of the sonatas from Kempff (mono), Lucchesini, Gulda and Annie Fischer (minus 2 CD's I think). I have the last piano sonatas of Schnabel on Pearl + some individual discs with Pollini, Moravec and Gilels, I think. I cannot comment too much on favourites as I haven't listened enough (or at all...). It's only the last couple of years I have really gotten into classical music, and so far I have concentrated more on symphonies (especially Beethoven, Mahler and Bruckner). When it comes to piano music I have delved more into Schumann and Chopin who still are my favourites for solo piano music. Also my wife is Polish, so she always asks for Chopin . There is so much good music...
Quote from: rubio on April 21, 2007, 09:34:32 AM I think I pass on the complete Arrau set for now, but that Gilels set for sure is tempting!
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