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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #3200 on: November 04, 2013, 09:12:03 AM »
A few purchases (one made a few days ago):



I also bought two books:

A Polish Renaissance (20th Century Composers) - Phaidon
Hindemith, Hartmann, and Henze (20th Century Composers) - Phaidon
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« Reply #3201 on: November 04, 2013, 09:27:31 AM »
Surprised to see this purchase from you, Karlo, but if you didn't own any of these ballets already, then they are, IMHO, essential acquisitions anyway.
Yes, I had managed to avoid recordings of these works somehow.
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« Reply #3202 on: November 04, 2013, 11:52:54 AM »
Yes, I had managed to avoid recordings of these works somehow.

You must've tried really hard, Karlo! ;)

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« Reply #3203 on: November 04, 2013, 12:42:04 PM »
From Amazon UK mp, $14 incl. shipping



Great pick that one , Karlo. Very lively !
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« Reply #3204 on: November 04, 2013, 02:01:35 PM »
Ordered yesterday:

   

   

Puchased today:



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« Reply #3205 on: November 04, 2013, 02:53:29 PM »
Have you heard that Beethoven, Que? Vera Beths's Beethoven concerto might be my favorite recording of anything (though apparently others are not so impressed). It may not be the most beautiful version, but the sense of freshness throughout, and of triumph at the end is unmatched (and rarely approached) in all the others I've heard.

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« Reply #3206 on: November 04, 2013, 06:14:30 PM »
Q - please post on the Bosgraaf!  I am very interested in that one.

Thanks!

Ordered today:


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« Reply #3207 on: November 04, 2013, 06:18:17 PM »
Spurred on by the SDCB thread, I did some early Christmas shopping for a friend...


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« Reply #3208 on: November 04, 2013, 06:19:28 PM »
Spurred on by the SDCB thread, I did some early Christmas shopping for a friend...



I hope they like Yo-Yo Ma. :)
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« Reply #3209 on: November 04, 2013, 06:20:59 PM »
I hope they like Yo-Yo Ma. :)

She absolutely does. Plays a cello (among other instruments too...)

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« Reply #3210 on: November 04, 2013, 09:02:49 PM »
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« Reply #3211 on: November 04, 2013, 09:13:08 PM »
Just bought:



Heard some of this recording via Spotify and it was quite beautiful, but with plenty of edges of course. :) Some of the music reminded me of Gorecki's 3rd. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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« Reply #3212 on: November 04, 2013, 09:56:26 PM »
Also bought these tonight:





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« Reply #3213 on: November 04, 2013, 11:08:57 PM »
Have you heard that Beethoven, Que? Vera Beths's Beethoven concerto might be my favorite recording of anything (though apparently others are not so impressed). It may not be the most beautiful version, but the sense of freshness throughout, and of triumph at the end is unmatched (and rarely approached) in all the others I've heard.

No, I haven't. :) Got it primarily for the piano concertos, but will be interested to hear another period performance of the violin concertos.
I already have the cello sonatas - which are superb (Though something must have been left out to fit? ::))


Q - please post on the Bosgraaf!  I am very interested in that one.

Talk to me, Que.

Will do, gentlemen! :)

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« Reply #3214 on: November 05, 2013, 06:06:21 AM »
Two items arrived today: Der Vampyr, an opera by Heinrich August Marschner (1795-1861) which, by the sound of it, greatly influenced Wagner; and music by Anthoine Boesset (1587-1643), a Gordo Shumway recommendation.




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« Reply #3215 on: November 05, 2013, 08:37:36 AM »
What can I say other than Feldman is an addiction. Oh, and I just bought these :) -



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« Reply #3216 on: November 05, 2013, 08:40:29 AM »


It's a shame you bought the version with the ugly cover  ;)

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« Reply #3217 on: November 05, 2013, 08:42:24 AM »
It's a shame you bought the version with the ugly cover  ;)

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 :P Yeah, well the Kronos Quartet recording is OOP and quite pricey used, so this was my next bet.
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« Reply #3218 on: November 05, 2013, 08:47:16 AM »
A medium-sized (for me) order from BRO came in yesterday.

I'll update here as I listen to them.

First up is this disc of Bach transcriptions for two harpsichords:



Sublime is the appropriate word here. . .  Sound quality and performance are exemplary!

This is my first purchase of a release on the Pierre Verany label and the sound quality is amazing!  Nagra 24/96 recording; certainly some of the finest digital sound I have heard.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #3219 on: November 05, 2013, 12:02:09 PM »
John, you're killing me!!!!! How come you're buying all those Feldman and Sciarrino recordings but cancelled your order of the BIS Tveitt recordings!?!?

I give up! :laugh: