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« Reply #16540 on: February 06, 2017, 07:59:05 AM »
Cheers, Gordo. The set certainly has been praised a lot at GMG and by critics - and I definitely like Podger's playing in general.
I like it, too ... but the boxed version is really just some carboard around a few discs ... you don't even get all the bare-bones infos (no recording dates for instance). Lousy, if you ask me, and it's not THAT cheap after all.

My favourite Mozart violin sonatas though is the old Szigeti/Horszowski (Szell on a few) - touches me like little else does.

I will be interested to read your thoughts on that one once you get a chance to listen to it.
It's excellent, get it while you can!
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« Reply #16541 on: February 06, 2017, 08:22:32 AM »
I like it, too ... but the boxed version is really just some carboard around a few discs ... you don't even get all the bare-bones infos (no recording dates for instance). Lousy, if you ask me, and it's not THAT cheap after all.

My favourite Mozart violin sonatas though is the old Szigeti/Horszowski (Szell on a few) - touches me like little else does.
It's excellent, get it while you can!
That is certainly not a nice thing. Then again, at the price of 2 new single issues, I'm not complaining.

I'll have to look into the Szigeti/Horszowski recordings, thanks.
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« Reply #16542 on: February 06, 2017, 08:58:27 AM »
This series got a lot of attention here last year and I promised myself that I would eventually get some or all of them. I have decided to start with this one....


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« Reply #16543 on: February 06, 2017, 08:59:30 AM »

It's excellent, get it while you can!

A strong recommendation, thank you.
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« Reply #16544 on: February 06, 2017, 09:48:56 AM »
I'll have to look into the Szigeti/Horszowski recordings, thanks.

It's a four disc set on Vanguard, presenting what was then (fifties) considered a complete cycle, I think.

I'm often into older rather than newer recordings, just be aware of this please, if so far you weren't. And I'm right now on a trip of listening to as much Horszowski as I can lay my hands on ... this box has been treasured for quite a while, before I started checking out Horszowski on his own.
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« Reply #16545 on: February 06, 2017, 10:24:29 AM »
It's a four disc set on Vanguard, presenting what was then (fifties) considered a complete cycle, I think.

I'm often into older rather than newer recordings, just be aware of this please, if so far you weren't. And I'm right now on a trip of listening to as much Horszowski as I can lay my hands on ... this box has been treasured for quite a while, before I started checking out Horszowski on his own.
Cheers, I already found the set on Amazon [B000EQ46JQ].
And yes, if the recordings feature Horszowksi, Szigeti and Szell, I will expect it to show some age. ;)
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« Reply #16547 on: February 06, 2017, 02:07:03 PM »
Just paid a pretty penny for this rare, OOP set, but I only owned a few single issues from it and the ones I've heard are absolutely smashing:



Probably the last anything I buy of Walton. Looking forward to digging into this set. Also, the fact that I bought this set brand new is quite a find.
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« Reply #16548 on: February 06, 2017, 02:35:57 PM »






Excellent choices, all of them. Have them too :)
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« Reply #16550 on: February 07, 2017, 11:58:27 PM »
There comes a point in your life when you realize: Who matters, Who never did, Who won't anymore, And who always will. So, don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.

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« Reply #16551 on: February 08, 2017, 11:47:56 AM »
More Ricercar Consort on Mirare label.  :)

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« Reply #16552 on: February 08, 2017, 12:33:39 PM »
Leifs: Works for Voices and Orchestra....


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« Reply #16553 on: February 08, 2017, 07:11:09 PM »
Just arrived:



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Never waste a good reason for a purchase....  ;)

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« Reply #16554 on: February 08, 2017, 08:05:44 PM »
Just paid a pretty penny for this rare, OOP set, but I only owned a few single issues from it and the ones I've heard are absolutely smashing:



Probably the last anything I buy of Walton. Looking forward to digging into this set. Also, the fact that I bought this set brand new is quite a find.

Well, this order got canceled on me by the seller due to a pricing on error on their part. ::) I sent the seller an email saying that I'm still interested in this set early this morning and still haven't heard anything from them. I haven't left them feedback (yet).
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« Reply #16555 on: February 08, 2017, 08:09:35 PM »
BRIAN'S 2017 PURCHASES!

Honestly, this year my wishlist was pretty short, so this year's binge is modest by the standards of most people 'round here. Things started off with a bang when a GMGer sold me Muza Rubackyte's Liszt at a handy discount...now I'm finishing off the rest of my 2017 purchases:

Pittsburgh/Honeck



Piano



The Prazak Quartet playing Janacek, Schumann (with Evgeny Koriolov), Dvorak (with Ivan Klansky), and Brahms Sextets (with half the Zemlinsky Quartet):



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« Reply #16556 on: February 08, 2017, 08:18:25 PM »
Previn's RVW cycle is one of my favorites. That's a nice set as it's been remastered and it sounds much better than the previous issues.
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« Reply #16557 on: February 09, 2017, 02:37:13 AM »
Malcolm ARNOLD   Symphony no.7  (have  the Naxos already)
and new things I didn't  have: Philharmonic Concerto op.120 and Fantasy on a theme of John Field op.116
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« Reply #16558 on: February 09, 2017, 03:10:37 AM »
A JPC order:



I was struck dumb by their interpretation of # 1 - quite as powerful as Furtwängler's epochal '51 Vienna recording.



Günther Herbig, like Rögner or Bongartz is highly regarded in Germany, but he never landed a recording contract with one of the majors.



Excerpts reveal a very detailed and committed orchestral sound in very good sonics. I already have Böhm's Berlin, Dresden and Vienna recordings of the 9th. This one seems particularly alive (if I believe the short extracts available).



This seems to be quite fine. At the price, a no-brainer.



Schubert from one of my favourite pianists (I have a couple of Schubert sonata discs from him). My chance to hear the Grazer-Fantasie for the first time !
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« Reply #16559 on: February 09, 2017, 07:51:35 AM »
Since my William Walton Complete Works box set was canceled (insert loud sigh here), I decided to pick this one up:



The price wasn't the greatest (around $17 + shipping), but it's OOP. My buddy Jeffrey (Vandermolen) tells me this is a smoking performance. I already own Thomson's recording of the Walton's 2nd. Can't wait to hear this one.
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