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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #28900 on: June 19, 2021, 04:16:43 AM »
After the high praise Suitner’s Dvořák received from various members here, I decided it was time I take the plunge, but instead of buying the box set, I opted for these Japanese reissues. Plus, I think the box sets don’t contain the bonus couplings you get with some of these individual recordings like Carnival et. al.

It turns out that, while the boxes don't include those bonuses... there's also a reissue (that looks for all the world like the same series) that just has the bonuses! Rather odd decision, but there you are.
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« Reply #28901 on: June 19, 2021, 04:28:12 AM »
I apologize before hand if I already posted the CD's I ordered yesterday, but I do not remember it.
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« Reply #28902 on: June 19, 2021, 04:48:24 AM »
Well it was Suitner and Rowicki I was looking at.** This is the first I've heard of alternate editions?!??

EDIT: I see that Dvorak made a revision to the symphony about 20 years later after composition. Does this mean one of them isn't using the revision?

**In the sense that things get put on my Word document that serves as a kind of shopping list, gradually get refined over time, and sometimes get bought 5 years or more later.
That is my presumption, but none of the booklets for any of the sets I have specifically address questions of editions, which means that I don't know which is the revised and which the original version. Logic would seem to suggest that Rowicki is using the unrevised original, because (a) he's the only one to use his version, and (b) it is slightly longer, and my guess would be Dvorak was more likely to make cuts than additions 20 years later.

(I favor the standard version mostly, but the Rowicki edition has a more satisfying end of the slow movement. At the end of his slow movement, there's a whole minor key climactic outburst, which everyone else trims down to four ominous chords. To me, when it's just four chords, what's even the point?)

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #28903 on: June 19, 2021, 06:09:31 AM »
Kertesz for 4-6, Harnoncourt for 7-9.

Ah okay, very nice. I like both of these conductors in Dvořák.
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« Reply #28904 on: June 19, 2021, 06:45:32 AM »
Decided to expand my Dvořák operatic collection beyond Rusalka with these two recordings:

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #28905 on: June 19, 2021, 08:38:26 AM »
Recent Purchases:




I remember G&S a bit from childhood, they used to be performed on the television.

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« Reply #28906 on: June 19, 2021, 11:47:16 AM »


I have no idea of the music but I do like the cover art.
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« Reply #28907 on: June 19, 2021, 08:10:31 PM »
I remember G&S a bit from childhood, they used to be performed on the television.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ggcu_z9Bn2A

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #28908 on: June 19, 2021, 08:15:57 PM »
:D


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Hat-Tip Mirror Image for the Ravel/Tharaud. :)

I bought quite a lot of stuff in recent months - maybe time to relax a bit and listen to it all... :D

Nice, Conor! Both of those sets are top-notch. I’m sure you’ll enjoy them as well. I’d like to take a break from buying, too, but I just keeping adding stuff to the pile. :)
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« Reply #28909 on: June 20, 2021, 01:32:09 AM »

I bought quite a lot of stuff in recent months - maybe time to relax a bit and listen to it all... :D

Alternatively, you could continue buying and join the large sub group here called "Watching the unopened pile of purchases grow gang"  ;D
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« Reply #28910 on: June 20, 2021, 03:27:27 AM »
Alternatively, you could continue buying and join the large sub group here called "Watching the unopened pile of purchases grow gang"  ;D

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« Reply #28911 on: June 20, 2021, 04:06:00 AM »
Alternatively, you could continue buying and join the large sub group here called "Watching the unopened pile of purchases grow gang"  ;D

Hehe - I could be a member of that gang already... :D

Since last post I bought some more stuff too  :-[ :):





I hadn't been aware of the Sixteen Box-Set before - 10 Discs of Music from Tudor England...
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« Reply #28912 on: June 20, 2021, 04:09:04 AM »
Hehe - I could be a member of that gang already... :D

Since last post I bought some more stuff too  :-[ :):





I hadn't been aware of the Sixteen Box-Set before - 10 Discs of Music from Tudor England...

Yes, I do believe that you are a veteran member already  8)
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #28913 on: June 20, 2021, 05:00:04 AM »






Good pick, I hope you like it!
I really enjoyed this Requiem. Jacobs doesn't always seem to be the most popular choice when it comes to interpretations, but I'm a big fan, I find his recordings offer a fresh, and sometimes wild, view on the piece he's conducting. 

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« Reply #28914 on: June 20, 2021, 05:25:43 AM »
Alternatively, you could continue buying and join the large sub group here called "Watching the unopened pile of purchases grow gang"  ;D

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« Reply #28915 on: June 20, 2021, 05:26:45 AM »
Hehe - I could be a member of that gang already... :D

Since last post I bought some more stuff too  :-[ :):



Nice! Possibly the greatest set of the Scriabin symphonies. Intense and passionate performances.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #28916 on: June 20, 2021, 09:31:04 PM »
Good pick, I hope you like it!
I really enjoyed this Requiem. Jacobs doesn't always seem to be the most popular choice when it comes to interpretations, but I'm a big fan, I find his recordings offer a fresh, and sometimes wild, view on the piece he's conducting.


Thank you! - I'm becoming a fan of Jacobs' work too (I'm hoping to pick-up his recordings of Magic Flute and the Da Ponte Operas at some stage also, if they are still available). :)


Nice! Possibly the greatest set of the Scriabin symphonies. Intense and passionate performances.


Thanks - looking forward to receiving the set and listening to some more Scriabin! :D
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« Reply #28917 on: June 21, 2021, 05:54:33 AM »

Thank you! - I'm becoming a fan of Jacobs' work too (I'm hoping to pick-up his recordings of Magic Flute and the Da Ponte Operas at some stage also, if they are still available). :)


I had to buy the Da Ponte Trilogy from a 3rd party seller a little over a year ago, but it was new, and totally worth the price.

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« Reply #28918 on: June 21, 2021, 06:06:47 AM »
Ever since the Previn/Beethoven 7th event here on GMG I've been exploring more Previn recordings. Came across these two that I really enjoyed. And then this recording of Rosenkavalier that was recommended by the Mirror Image himself.




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« Reply #28919 on: June 21, 2021, 06:10:30 AM »


Pounds the table! I just hope you don’t get a CD-R like I did. :-\ I sent mine back because of the false advertising and ended up buying the Japanese hybrid SACD.
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