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Offline DavidW

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« Reply #27860 on: February 23, 2021, 09:53:46 AM »

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« Reply #27861 on: February 23, 2021, 09:54:53 AM »
Enjoy David - has been in my collection for a while, along w/ Ronald Brautigam - have not done any A:B comparisons, so no comments -  :laugh:  Dave

If it is anything like his Haydn and Mozart, that Brautigam set is probably also excellent.

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« Reply #27862 on: February 23, 2021, 10:43:00 AM »
Placed a small order with JPC:



And this DVD with a performance and documentary on Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire:

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« Reply #27863 on: February 23, 2021, 10:52:47 AM »
That is an excellent recording!

Good to know, thanks. It’s not the kind of music I normally enjoy (a capella singing is kind of synonymous of boredom to me  :-X). Hearing you recommend it means a lot  ;).

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« Reply #27864 on: February 23, 2021, 11:06:18 AM »



G&S with real singers. :)

Aha! My local orchestra, André.  :)
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« Reply #27865 on: February 23, 2021, 11:27:36 AM »
Aha! My local orchestra, André.  :)

Yes ! And Bramwell Tovey is a seasoned hand, a really good conductor. I very much look forward to hear them all in this repertoire.

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« Reply #27866 on: February 23, 2021, 06:24:39 PM »
Just bought:



A rarer, OOP recording of one of Martin’s early masterpieces. This recording has the man himself supervising and even playing the piano in the performance. The fidelity is far from superb, but the performance from what little I sampled on YouTube, was downright mesmerizing. Also, I found this review to be helpful:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R60EJ6V452A1Q/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B000R30ANC

I really wish this reviewer would join GMG.
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« Reply #27867 on: February 24, 2021, 07:04:26 AM »
Just bought:



A rarer, OOP recording of one of Martin’s early masterpieces. This recording has the man himself supervising and even playing the piano in the performance. The fidelity is far from superb, but the performance from what little I sampled on YouTube, was downright mesmerizing. Also, I found this review to be helpful:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R60EJ6V452A1Q/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B000R30ANC

I really wish this reviewer would join GMG.

Indeed, an extraordinary performance of an extraordinary work.

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« Reply #27868 on: February 24, 2021, 07:38:53 AM »
Indeed, an extraordinary performance of an extraordinary work.

8) Yeah, I’ve heard this work probably about 10 years ago, but I never followed-up in actually buying the recording. There are several recordings of Le vin herbé now, but this Amazon reviewer who I view as a Frank Martin ‘expert’ of sorts mentioned that this recording is the only performance that has stayed true to the score and I found this fascinating.
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« Reply #27869 on: February 24, 2021, 09:13:51 AM »







I so enjoyed Ivo Kahánek's take on some piano music of Miloslav Kabeláč that I figured I should try some more works by the composer.  And heck, by Kahánek, too.

I have ordered the Kabelac symphonies, due early March.

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« Reply #27870 on: February 24, 2021, 11:22:11 AM »
Just bought:



This performance sounded so much better and nuanced than the McCabe performance I own on Hyperion.
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« Reply #27871 on: February 24, 2021, 11:40:09 AM »
8) Yeah, I’ve heard this work probably about 10 years ago, but I never followed-up in actually buying the recording. There are several recordings of Le vin herbé now, but this Amazon reviewer who I view as a Frank Martin ‘expert’ of sorts mentioned that this recording is the only performance that has stayed true to the score and I found this fascinating.

For more about the work, its interpreters, rare photos etc René Gagnaux’ website is a treasure trove. For everything swiss, actually. That’s where I found the link for the recording many years ago.


https://notrehistoire.ch/search?scope=media&query=Frank+martin&author_id=&gallery_id=&location%5Blatitude%5D=&location%5Blongitude%5D=&location_name=&location%5Bradius%5D=1000&document_date=

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« Reply #27872 on: February 24, 2021, 11:52:37 AM »
For more about the work, its interpreters, rare photos etc René Gagnaux’ website is a treasure trove. For everything swiss, actually. That’s where I found the link for the recording many years ago.


https://notrehistoire.ch/search?scope=media&query=Frank+martin&author_id=&gallery_id=&location%5Blatitude%5D=&location%5Blongitude%5D=&location_name=&location%5Bradius%5D=1000&document_date=


Thanks a lot, Andre!
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« Reply #27873 on: February 25, 2021, 01:52:47 AM »
Looks like a great and attractively designed set.

Eurodisc are nice clean pressings too.
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« Reply #27874 on: February 25, 2021, 08:56:46 AM »
Got these 8 individual discs a few days ago at a local used CD shop for $21!  Including the Franck which was still unwrapped.  All of these are works I've never heard before, except for Bruckner's 4th and Bizet's Symphony in C.
















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« Reply #27875 on: February 25, 2021, 10:43:19 AM »
Let us know what you think of the new works in the "Pieces that have blown you away recently" Thread.

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« Reply #27876 on: February 25, 2021, 10:45:30 AM »
Let us know what you think of the new works in the "Pieces that have blown you away recently" Thread.

I will indeed, as I already have one work in particular that has (I've only listened to two of the CDs thus far).  :)
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« Reply #27877 on: February 25, 2021, 11:24:10 AM »
Got these 8 individual discs a few days ago at a local used CD shop for $21!  Including the Franck which was still unwrapped.  All of these are works I've never heard before, except for Bruckner's 4th and Bizet's Symphony in C.

















What a great bargain! I'm jealous that you still have 'CD shops' where you are. That Popov Symphony is especially good - great CD choices.
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« Reply #27878 on: February 25, 2021, 01:23:49 PM »
Bought the oop of Glazunov/Jarvi. So happy.

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« Reply #27879 on: February 25, 2021, 03:09:09 PM »
Bach Complete Chamber Music for Flute [Borgstede/Wentz]


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