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« Reply #25280 on: January 14, 2020, 04:52:00 PM »
My usual practice with these sort of sets is to do a CD a day, or at most two, so it shouldn't be too wearing on the ear.

That sounds appropriate and comfortable for brain.


Personally, never had a problem to listening this sort of music in any dose.

In my case, too optimistic music playing over and over again can irritate me.  ;D

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« Reply #25281 on: January 14, 2020, 07:41:32 PM »
Triggered by my earlier conversation on this thread with Harry



[It's been on my wishlist for several years. But I decided it was time to "fish or cut bait", to use the more delicate version of the saying.]

I have the Sony Stolz box and the two Kleiber New Year's concerts. I have been sorely tempted by that Naxos giant box, but on the other hand, I know how unlikely it is to ever be a major feature of my listening. I love Strauss but sample about one CD of his a month. That box would take a few months!

From streaming and my parents' incomplete collection of the original Marco Polo issues, I know the Peter Guth recordings are really killer - top rate.

Please do let me know what the package (sleeves/book) situation is like?

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« Reply #25282 on: January 14, 2020, 08:10:40 PM »
I have the Sony Stolz box and the two Kleiber New Year's concerts. I have been sorely tempted by that Naxos giant box, but on the other hand, I know how unlikely it is to ever be a major feature of my listening. I love Strauss but sample about one CD of his a month. That box would take a few months!

From streaming and my parents' incomplete collection of the original Marco Polo issues, I know the Peter Guth recordings are really killer - top rate.

Please do let me know what the package (sleeves/book) situation is like?

52 CDs. At your rate, about 4 years!

I had it sent to an Amazon locker. Amazon alleges it will arrive on Monday.

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« Reply #25283 on: January 14, 2020, 08:11:43 PM »
I have this release, and I think it will satisfy me for the foreseeable future. (I also have some inadvertently obtained recordings, in giant Karajan box sets, for example.)




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« Reply #25284 on: January 14, 2020, 08:19:12 PM »
I have this release, and I think it will satisfy me for the foreseeable future. (I also have some inadvertently obtained recordings, in giant Karajan box sets, for example.)



Investigate the VPO New Years concerts for a sample of stuff that's not by Josef Strauss II!

[Tangentially, it's possibly a tribute to the quantity and quality of Strauss's music that this one purchase is raising so much discussion on this thread.]

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« Reply #25285 on: January 14, 2020, 08:31:12 PM »
Investigate the VPO New Years concerts for a sample of stuff that's not by Josef Strauss II!

I've seen a number of the new years concerts on PBS over the years. I'll happily take Andre Rieu in these works. :)


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« Reply #25286 on: January 14, 2020, 10:13:32 PM »
Can’t believe I didn’t have this recording in my Barber collection, but I rectified this instantly:

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« Reply #25287 on: January 14, 2020, 11:34:00 PM »
I have the Sony Stolz box and the two Kleiber New Year's concerts. I have been sorely tempted by that Naxos giant box, but on the other hand, I know how unlikely it is to ever be a major feature of my listening. I love Strauss but sample about one CD of his a month. That box would take a few months!

From streaming and my parents' incomplete collection of the original Marco Polo issues, I know the Peter Guth recordings are really killer - top rate.

Please do let me know what the package (sleeves/book) situation is like?

Hard paper covers, and a excellent thick book added. Will give you all info you need. I have listen to this set twice already.
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« Reply #25288 on: January 15, 2020, 03:43:48 AM »
Promped by the Strauss talk in this thread (and that I have no music of the Strauss family in my library)...:



I paid $1.50. Free shipping. It sounded too good to be true for a 2CD, so we'll see what happens. But I had to go for it at that price.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #25289 on: January 15, 2020, 07:12:28 AM »
Boulez: Sur Incises; Messagesquisse; Anthèmes 2 and ..explosante-fixe...; Notations; Structures

Crumb: Makrokosmos Vol.1 & 2 and Zeitgeist/Music for a Summer Evening and Unto the Hills/Black Angels









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« Reply #25290 on: January 15, 2020, 09:41:20 AM »
Boulez: Sur Incises; Messagesquisse; Anthèmes 2 and ..explosante-fixe...; Notations; Structures

I think of explosante-fixe as my favorite piece by Boulez so far.

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« Reply #25291 on: January 15, 2020, 10:52:34 AM »
Boulez: Sur Incises; Messagesquisse; Anthèmes 2 and ..explosante-fixe...; Notations; Structures

Crumb: Makrokosmos Vol.1 & 2 and Zeitgeist/Music for a Summer Evening and Unto the Hills/Black Angels




Boulez at his best. I had the individual CD, but it's also in the DG "Complete Works" box. 

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« Reply #25292 on: January 15, 2020, 11:18:20 AM »
Boulez at his best. I had the individual CD, but it's also in the DG "Complete Works" box.

Idle thoughts of getting the Complete Works box are moot, since it is out of print. Probably I have enough Boulez CDs to last me...

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« Reply #25293 on: January 15, 2020, 11:51:27 AM »
Laying in some additional Prokofiev for the winter, all for about the price of a decent lunch...





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And his affections dark as Erebus.
Let no such man be trusted.

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« Reply #25294 on: January 15, 2020, 12:49:58 PM »
Laying in some additional Prokofiev for the winter, all for about the price of a decent lunch...


This one is incredibly good, IMO.

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« Reply #25295 on: January 15, 2020, 12:58:43 PM »
This one is incredibly good, IMO.

+1 My favorite cycle of Prokofiev’s PCs.
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« Reply #25296 on: January 15, 2020, 01:05:14 PM »
This one is incredibly good, IMO.

Good to hear!  Honestly I ordered this one on a lark -- Amazon has it for less than $5, so I thought it was worth a risk. 

I love the piano concertos; I've had the sets from Ashkenazy/Previn and Beroff for years, and thought it was time to expand the horizons a bit... :)
The man that hath no music in himself,
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Let no such man be trusted.

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #25297 on: January 15, 2020, 02:09:55 PM »

Recommended by experienced GMGers (you know who you are   ;):


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« Reply #25298 on: January 15, 2020, 02:41:04 PM »
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Those concertos are very interesting indeed, but a feature I don't entirely like of them is the way some movements finish: simplistic and abrupt, above all abrupt.

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« Reply #25299 on: January 15, 2020, 03:26:06 PM »
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A fine set. I also like Malipiero’s SQs. Check those out (if you haven’t already).
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