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« Reply #25560 on: February 13, 2020, 12:44:35 PM »
So, you shouldn't avoid this either:



I saw that as well, had to make a choice and the price decided for me: 3.69$ vs 12.83$  ;)

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« Reply #25561 on: February 13, 2020, 03:49:43 PM »
I saw that as well, had to make a choice and the price decided for me: 3.69$ vs 12.83$  ;)

I can't discuss that reason!

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« Reply #25562 on: February 13, 2020, 07:20:59 PM »


I have a few items by Domeniconi, but it’s the Genzmer concerto I really want to hear. How the producers could misspell his name on the cover is beyond stupid, though  ::)

They were probably distracted by her legs. :D

It reminds me of a Haydn album (I can't remember which one, but I recall that it was on a respectable label, not one of those cheapo "Best Of" discs) upon the cover of which the composer's name was boldly announced as "HADYN."
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« Reply #25563 on: February 13, 2020, 09:45:52 PM »
They were probably distracted by her legs. :D

It reminds me of a Haydn album (I can't remember which one, but I recall that it was on a respectable label, not one of those cheapo "Best Of" discs) upon the cover of which the composer's name was boldly announced as "HADYN."

Amazon.com shows 4 pages of results for Hadyn although only one CD actually has that on the cover. Misspellings in the listings can though be a way of finding bargains others have missed. I once got an antique book on the Moon like that.

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« Reply #25564 on: February 13, 2020, 10:48:16 PM »
So, you shouldn't avoid this either:



What's the Raats 8th Symphony like Cesar? (Or anyone else).
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« Reply #25565 on: February 14, 2020, 03:55:00 AM »
Oh, I almost forget to add this recording to the purchases from above:



I bought this for around $6 via Amazon Marketplace. Not a bad deal.

Ah, I've been wanting to get this disc. The opera is crazy. Schoenberg putting on his best Weill impression while not-so-subtly deriding his colleagues with the plot ;D

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« Reply #25566 on: February 14, 2020, 04:54:22 AM »
Really? Why? When I look at booklets at all it's while I'm listening to CDs, so a booklet I have to view on a computer is pretty useless to me.

Print it / get it printed. I don't reach for the CD-ROM, I reach for the printout.
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« Reply #25567 on: February 14, 2020, 07:15:38 AM »
Ah, I've been wanting to get this disc. The opera is crazy. Schoenberg putting on his best Weill impression while not-so-subtly deriding his colleagues with the plot ;D

I’ve heard a little of it before (probably on YouTube or something) and thought it sounded pretty cool.
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« Reply #25568 on: February 14, 2020, 10:17:54 AM »
What's the Rääts 8th Symphony like Cesar? (Or anyone else).

Very much like coming after his Sixth from 1967 and also Symphony No. 7 five years later, yet separated from them by almost two decades & much turmoil in the (still) Soviet-occupied nations.
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« Reply #25569 on: February 14, 2020, 05:50:53 PM »


I have all the other symphonies (1, 3, 4 and 5). Don’t listen to them often but whenever I do, I enjoy them a lot.

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« Reply #25570 on: February 15, 2020, 07:19:14 AM »
There are things that you miss (unavoidable), this was one of them.



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« Reply #25571 on: February 15, 2020, 07:41:55 AM »
There are things that you miss (unavoidable), this was one of them.




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« Reply #25572 on: February 15, 2020, 10:53:14 AM »
What's the Raats 8th Symphony like Cesar? (Or anyone else).

I don't own any of those Räät's CDs, Jeffrey. Sorry for not being helpful.

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« Reply #25573 on: February 15, 2020, 12:06:15 PM »
I don't own any of those Räät's CDs, Jeffrey. Sorry for not being helpful.

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« Reply #25574 on: February 15, 2020, 12:08:26 PM »
I don't own any of those Räät's CDs, Jeffrey. Sorry for not being helpful.

Rats !

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« Reply #25576 on: February 15, 2020, 01:08:49 PM »
Rä[ä]ts !
Settles it all. #forever
Very much like coming after his Sixth from 1967 and also Symphony No. 7 five years later, yet separated from them by almost two decades & much turmoil in the (still) Soviet-occupied nations.

Never heard any of his symphonies yet though.  ???
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« Reply #25577 on: February 15, 2020, 01:11:38 PM »
The Bongiovanni label will be known to any lover of (mainly Italian) historic opera recordings, and off the beaten track repertoire. From their tiny shop in Bologna, I got these:


Carlo Coccia’s belcanto opera Caterina di Guisa apparently was a runaway success when first performed at La Scala in 1833, but since then both the opera and its composer have lapsed into oblivion. I’m always interested in byways of the Italian operatic repertoire between the retirement of Rossini and the (IMHO mostly nefarious) irruption of Verdi in the scene.


I may not be that keen on Verdi in general, but consider Falstaff one of the great operas ever composed (I’m actually seeing it live tomorrow afternoon in Modena). I have the later Toscanini NBC recording in my collection, as well as Mariano Stabile in a live recording under Victor de Sabata, but this 1937 Salzburg performance (which I’m afraid will have dismal sound) has legendary status.


Mascagni’s L'amico Fritz is a guilty pleasure of mine (particularly the second act). Having this delightful opera with the voices of Cesare Valletti and Rosanna Carteri, under the baton of the great Vittorio Gui I was a no-brainer for me (again, the sound won’t be that good, but well).


I didn’t even know this recording existed. Having the underrated Bruno Canino perform the piano music of Casella, one of my favourite 20th century Italian composers, was another no-brainier.
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« Reply #25578 on: February 15, 2020, 05:13:40 PM »


A beautiful work. I’ve had it as a download for some years, but that’s not good enough. Make room for the real thing!

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« Reply #25579 on: February 15, 2020, 05:30:36 PM »
Settles it all. #forever
Never heard any of his symphonies yet though.  ???

You didn’t get the joke, did you?   :-\