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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #29940 on: October 20, 2021, 01:49:24 AM »
Added more MacMillan to my collection:



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« Reply #29941 on: October 20, 2021, 06:18:04 AM »
Great choices!

Thanks! It was high time I added more of his music to my collection. He's such a fascinating composer to me.
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« Reply #29942 on: October 21, 2021, 12:07:06 PM »





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« Reply #29943 on: October 21, 2021, 08:12:21 PM »
Bought earlier this morning:



These are two recordings Wand made at the Lübeck Cathedral, which, in Bruckner circles, have achieved legendary status. I own a lot of Wand's Bruckner, but, strangely enough, I didn't own these two performances.
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« Reply #29944 on: October 21, 2021, 10:58:09 PM »

Don't know these recordings. Now seems a good time to discover them.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #29945 on: October 22, 2021, 06:53:27 AM »
Bought earlier this morning:



These are two recordings Wand made at the Lübeck Cathedral, which, in Bruckner circles, have achieved legendary status. I own a lot of Wand's Bruckner, but, strangely enough, I didn't own these two performances.

Bruckner recorded in a cathedral, very appropriate. Hopefully the sound image doesn't lose too much detail due to the not ideal circumstances

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« Reply #29946 on: October 22, 2021, 06:55:46 AM »
Bruckner recorded in a cathedral, very appropriate. Hopefully the sound image doesn't lose too much detail due to the not ideal circumstances

From several of the reviews I've read, I heard Wand actually makes allowances for the reverberation and let's the music breathe instead of allowing to become congested. One reviewer even proclaiming that the audio is some of the best RCA audio he's ever heard.
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« Reply #29947 on: October 22, 2021, 07:06:34 AM »
I personally dislike both performances. The sound does not congeal, but all dynamism is lost.

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« Reply #29948 on: October 22, 2021, 07:32:11 AM »
I personally dislike both performances. The sound does not congeal, but all dynamism is lost.

Wand is one of the reasons as to why I became a Brucknerian in the first-place, but I'll reserve judgement obviously until I've heard the recordings.
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« Reply #29949 on: October 22, 2021, 07:33:47 AM »
Bruckner recorded in a cathedral, very appropriate. Hopefully the sound image doesn't lose too much detail due to the not ideal circumstances
I've seen the 7th performed live in a cathedral, in Houston, TX of all places. The other acoustic quirk was that the orchestra was located in the junction of the cross-shaped building and although the primary audience was in the main seating area, the cheap seats for poor college students like me was off to the sides, almost behind the violins and basses. Still was a good experience.

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« Reply #29950 on: October 22, 2021, 08:16:46 AM »
Bought off the same seller on eBay. I had to pull the trigger on the Munch box before I talked myself out of it - I didn't know when I'd get a chance to buy it at the price I paid for it again! And of course Kertesz's Dvorak is one of the all-time great cycles.





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« Reply #29951 on: October 22, 2021, 08:22:23 AM »
The Munch box is a treasure. Good choice.

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« Reply #29952 on: October 22, 2021, 09:16:10 AM »
The Munch box is a treasure. Good choice.

Thank you - I couldn't resist at that price! There's so much good stuff in there - all sorts of Berlioz, one of the great Saint-Saens 'Organ' Symphonies, some excellent Beethoven, of course Debussy and Ravel...

Now, if someone would offer the elusive Szell box at a reasonable price... ;D

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« Reply #29953 on: October 22, 2021, 10:11:05 AM »
Wand is one of the reasons as to why I became a Brucknerian in the first-place, but I'll reserve judgement obviously until I've heard the recordings.

Obviously, of course. Wand is such an immense interpreter of these two symphonies, that’s why I think these particular performances don’t represent his Bruckner at his best. I much prefer his Hamburg discs (from Hamburg’s Musikhalle) and his Munich Phil discs (on Hanssler).

You tolerance to churchy acoustics may be greater than mine. I admit to ditching two cycles (Schaller and Paternostro) on account of what I hear as a defect (I’m well aware some think it’s eminently suitable). Please report your impressions, John !

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #29954 on: October 22, 2021, 12:12:23 PM »
I've seen the 7th performed live in a cathedral, in Houston, TX of all places. The other acoustic quirk was that the orchestra was located in the junction of the cross-shaped building and although the primary audience was in the main seating area, the cheap seats for poor college students like me was off to the sides, almost behind the violins and basses. Still was a good experience.

Beiing present is of course something completely different as listening to a CD at home.  :)

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« Reply #29956 on: October 22, 2021, 04:14:55 PM »




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« Reply #29957 on: October 22, 2021, 05:20:38 PM »







Downloads.  I need cycle 119.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #29958 on: October 22, 2021, 05:37:00 PM »
Just bought via JPC:



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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #29959 on: October 22, 2021, 05:57:56 PM »
Give us something else; give us something new; for Heaven's sake give us something bad, so long as we feel we are alive and active and not just passive admirers of tradition!

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