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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26680 on: August 01, 2020, 05:56:31 PM »
As hinted at in the Listening thread. Mostly but not completely Alwyn.

[For the Rubbra. I already have two recordings of the Bliss.]








[I didn't get the recording of Symphonies 2 and 5 from that series because it's on back order and because I have a suspicion I already have it.]


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« Reply #26681 on: August 01, 2020, 06:44:26 PM »
Richard Wetz" Symphonie Nr.2 +Kleist-Ouvertüre op. 16   

Claudio Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
(Eine Live-Aufnahme aus dem Opernhaus Zürich; Regie: Klaus-Michael Grüber)   

Dimitri Kabalevsky: Symphonien Nr.1-4 + Rhapsodische Symphonie op. 95 +Sinfonietta Capricciosa op. 98

Giovanni Sgambati: Symphonien Nr.1 D-Dur op.16 & Nr.2 Es-Dur

Theodore Dubois: Violinkonzert  +Violinsonate; Ballade für Violine & Klavier   

Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Symphonie Nr. 5
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26682 on: August 01, 2020, 09:49:33 PM »
Well, stimulated by a discussion on Beethoven's Violin Sonatas on PIs in the 'New Releases' thread, I made the purchase below - the attached reviews convinced me vs. some of the other suggestions - hope that I'm right!   :laugh:  Dave

Thanks AMW - I was aware of only several of those PI sets mentioned above - most were reviewed in the Fanfare Archives, and I was most impressed w/ the comments on the Ian Watson & Susanna Ogata performances (attached) - Importcds had the set shown below for $26 (+ $4), so went ahead and made the order!  Dave :)



One suggestion more...  :D And available streaming, I believe.
I've been a very happy camper with this PI performances by Johannes Leertouwer and Julian Reynolds:



Though one could argue about the historical correctness since a 1845 Rosenberger piano is used. More appropriate for Brahms than Beethoven. A magnificent sounding instrument though, and it works for me. :)

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26683 on: August 02, 2020, 12:30:59 PM »

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« Reply #26684 on: August 02, 2020, 04:02:59 PM »
Purchased following concert works by film composer Cliff Eidalman. Music heavily influnced by Phillip Glass.



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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26685 on: August 02, 2020, 05:06:54 PM »
The Ippolitov-Ivanov is actually the Naxos reissue. The Taneyev is a Marco Polo original. I found them both in a charity shop (my first visit there since they reopened). Although I can't seem to find if Gunzenhauser recorded Nos. 1 & 3. Turns out the ones I knew about beforehand on Naxos are different recordings, by Thomas Sanderling.
Ok thanks. Ippolitov-Ivanov and Taneyev are both composers whose music appeals to me.
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« Reply #26686 on: August 02, 2020, 05:10:27 PM »
Richard Wetz" Symphonie Nr.2 +Kleist-Ouvertüre op. 16   

Claudio Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
(Eine Live-Aufnahme aus dem Opernhaus Zürich; Regie: Klaus-Michael Grüber)   

Dimitri Kabalevsky: Symphonien Nr.1-4 + Rhapsodische Symphonie op. 95 +Sinfonietta Capricciosa op. 98

Giovanni Sgambati: Symphonien Nr.1 D-Dur op.16 & Nr.2 Es-Dur

Theodore Dubois: Violinkonzert  +Violinsonate; Ballade für Violine & Klavier   

Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Symphonie Nr. 5
Which Weinberg recording Paul? His masterpiece I think along with Symphony 6. That Kabalevsky set is terrific IMO. I was delighted to have a modern recording of Symphony No.4 which is my favourite and surprisingly neglected. I consider it to be one of the great Soviet symphonies.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26687 on: August 02, 2020, 05:13:15 PM »
As hinted at in the Listening thread. Mostly but not completely Alwyn.

[For the Rubbra. I already have two recordings of the Bliss.]








[I didn't get the recording of Symphonies 2 and 5 from that series because it's on back order and because I have a suspicion I already have it.]


What a fabulous selection Jeffrey!
Highlights for me from that list would be the Rubbra, Bliss and Bax CD from Hyperion, all the Alwyn's symphonies in fine performances and especially his VC and Rawsthorne's 'Symphonic Studies'.
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« Reply #26688 on: Today at 03:52:21 AM »
Which Weinberg recording Paul? His masterpiece I think along with Symphony 6. That Kabalevsky set is terrific IMO. I was delighted to have a modern recording of Symphony No.4 which is my favourite and surprisingly neglected. I consider it to be one of the great Soviet symphonies.
It is the CHANDOS recording.
Most of my Veinberg recordings are on Olympia which I got from BRO many years ago. The 5 I think I had. It must have been borrowed and not returned, a familiar fate for most discs as a result of my generosity.
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« Reply #26689 on: Today at 07:52:56 AM »
Wow, quite an order!  Of these, my favorite music would be the Bax tone poems, the Bliss Cello Concerto and the Colour Symphony.

I have a question about the Meditations CD when you get it: is there a digital "blip" noise at 37 seconds into the first track?  It's there on Qobuz and the samples at Amazon and Presto.

Quick note here. I also heard no noise (other than, of course, the noises Bliss expected from his score).

You were quite right about the Bax tone poems. I may give the other two a listen later today.

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« Reply #26690 on: Today at 07:59:53 AM »
The 5 I think I had. It must have been borrowed and not returned, a familiar fate for most discs as a result of my generosity.

Did that once, and never again.
The items borrowed were - after some effort from my part - returned, but looked liked sh*t.... :P

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26691 on: Today at 08:50:26 AM »
As hinted at in the Listening thread. Mostly but not completely Alwyn.

[For the Rubbra. I already have two recordings of the Bliss.]








[I didn't get the recording of Symphonies 2 and 5 from that series because it's on back order and because I have a suspicion I already have it.]



Once again, a fine selection!
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« Reply #26692 on: Today at 08:52:00 AM »
Richard Wetz" Symphonie Nr.2 +Kleist-Ouvertüre op. 16   

Claudio Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
(Eine Live-Aufnahme aus dem Opernhaus Zürich; Regie: Klaus-Michael Grüber)   

Dimitri Kabalevsky: Symphonien Nr.1-4 + Rhapsodische Symphonie op. 95 +Sinfonietta Capricciosa op. 98

Giovanni Sgambati: Symphonien Nr.1 D-Dur op.16 & Nr.2 Es-Dur

Theodore Dubois: Violinkonzert  +Violinsonate; Ballade für Violine & Klavier   

Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Symphonie Nr. 5

You’re unlikely to be disappointed by any of those! ;)
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #26693 on: Today at 09:17:29 AM »
One suggestion more...  :D And available streaming, I believe.
I've been a very happy camper with this PI performances by Johannes Leertouwer and Julian Reynolds:



Though one could argue about the historical correctness since a 1845 Rosenberger piano is used. More appropriate for Brahms than Beethoven. A magnificent sounding instrument though, and it works for me. :)

Q

Thanks Que for the recommendation above; AMW also brought up that pair, so two strong votes!  Just checked Spotify and found innumerable albums of Beethoven Violin Sonatas w/ plenty of options on period instruments, even the 'new' one from Albany Records (which is still on pre-order in Amazon USA) which recently showed up in the 'New Releases' thread.  BUT - I made a playlist of the two volumes w/ Johannes Leertouwer and Julian Reynolds and will give their performances a listen, although I'm looking forward to the set just ordered (now in the mail) from the reviews I posted.  Dave :)


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« Reply #26694 on: Today at 09:26:57 AM »
Did that once, and never again.
The items borrowed were - after some effort from my part - returned, but looked liked sh*t.... :P

Some years ago I made copies of my Vainberg/Weinberg symphonies on Olympia and mailed them to another member along with the original booklets, with a note to return the latter once they had been copied, since I was too lazy to copy them and my printer was rather capricious (constant paper jams).

Well, the booklets have gone AWOL and for the life of me I can’t recall who I had sent them to (too many correspondents at the time  ::)). I sent emails here and there, but to no avail. So I still have the discs with the back covers, but no booklets. ???

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Historic recordings from the 50s and the 60s. Of particular interest to me are the two live recordings of the Fantastique, with Munch/BSO in Tokyo (1960) and Monteux/COA in Vienna (1962). Plus the legendary Requiem under Scherchen.

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HB
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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