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« Reply #28840 on: June 13, 2021, 04:58:58 AM »
Very good performances, John. I do like this set a lot. Although like you, the Borodins are my go to.

I think that is a terrific set, John, from a performance point of view. The only issue that I have with it is that I find the instruments are too closely miced for my liking but one gets over that. Enjoy it.

Thanks, gents. I bought this set brand new for around $12 (w/ free shipping) via eBay, so the deal was too good to pass up. What I found particularly interesting is the Fitzwilliam Quartet were able to study the last couple of SQs through correspondence with the composer. This kind of personal background may not mean much in the way to someone else, but it does to me. It gives them a special insight that not a lot of musicians had even those working while the composer was still alive.
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« Reply #28841 on: June 13, 2021, 10:22:31 AM »
I don't have sophisticated enough ears to detect something like that.  :D

Not in the least sophisticated I assure you; sensitive perhaps  ;D
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« Reply #28842 on: June 13, 2021, 10:23:42 AM »
I bought this set brand new for around $12 (w/ free shipping) via eBay, so the deal was too good to pass up. What I found particularly interesting is the Fitzwilliam Quartet were able to study the last couple of SQs through correspondence with the composer. This kind of personal background may not mean much in the way to someone else, but it does to me. It gives them a special insight that not a lot of musicians had even those working while the composer was still alive.

That was the very same reason that I too originally bought the set.
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« Reply #28843 on: June 13, 2021, 06:27:15 PM »
Decided to pluck these off my wishlist


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« Reply #28844 on: June 14, 2021, 12:40:02 AM »
I heard the Cello Concertino by Weinberg on the car radio the other day and thought it great. As with Bliss's Cello Concerto (originally 'Concertino') the diminutive title doesn't do the work full justice:

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« Reply #28845 on: June 14, 2021, 02:07:48 AM »
I heard the Cello Concertino by Weinberg on the car radio the other day and thought it great. As with Bliss's Cello Concerto (originally 'Concertino') the diminutive title doesn't do the work full justice:


That a fine disc Jeffrey!
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« Reply #28846 on: June 14, 2021, 02:22:51 AM »


“All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.”

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« Reply #28847 on: June 14, 2021, 04:27:52 AM »
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Okay, so I quite like Gilbert & Sullivan - I think I won't have to buy any more after acquiring this set...  :D

What is the best choice,this one on EMI or the Decca edttion ?

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« Reply #28848 on: June 14, 2021, 04:31:12 AM »
More Gardiner Cantatas used copies on the way (Vol. 4, 7, 12, 20, 25).

      
   
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« Reply #28849 on: June 14, 2021, 06:15:31 AM »
More Gardiner Cantatas used copies on the way (Vol. 4, 7, 12, 20, 25).

      
   

The set is starting to build up on your shelf, Olivier  8)
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« Reply #28850 on: June 14, 2021, 06:29:42 AM »



Very nice purchase, VonStupp. I adore Poulenc's music for choir, and Tenebrae is one of the best discs I've heard. Enjoy!

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« Reply #28851 on: June 14, 2021, 06:56:55 AM »
Very nice purchase, VonStupp. I adore Poulenc's music for choir, and Tenebrae is one of the best discs I've heard. Enjoy!

Thanks, I am looking forward to it. I had a Robert Shaw recording of Poulenc's sacred choral music from the 80's and was happy with it for a long time. I never went back to his a cappella choral music, in favour of Poulenc's concertos and orchestral music instead. Now I want to go back and get a truer European sensibility to this choral music I love. VS
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« Reply #28852 on: June 14, 2021, 07:11:02 AM »
The set is starting to build up on your shelf, Olivier  8)

Getting there Fergus  ;D Once those are in, that will be 6 to go if my tally is correct.
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« Reply #28854 on: June 14, 2021, 09:10:02 AM »
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« Reply #28855 on: June 14, 2021, 10:05:47 AM »
Decided to pluck these off my wishlist

   

I've also been enjoying the Dussek fortepiano series on Brilliant - up to Vol. 9 (not sure how many more will be released, if any?) - but in grabbing that image, I saw that Brilliant has also released a 5-CD set of the unrelated František Xaver Dušek (nothing in my collection of him) - cannot find a review - comments from anyone appreciated - thanks.  Dave :)

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« Reply #28856 on: June 14, 2021, 10:38:36 AM »
I've also been enjoying the Dussek fortepiano series on Brilliant - up to Vol. 9 (not sure how many more will be released, if any?) - but in grabbing that image, I saw that Brilliant has also released a 5-CD set of the unrelated František Xaver Dušek (nothing in my collection of him) - cannot find a review - comments from anyone appreciated - thanks.  Dave :)

Very interesting, thanks for posting!  :)

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« Reply #28857 on: June 14, 2021, 11:24:35 AM »
Very interesting, thanks for posting!  :)

Hey Que - now, I recognize the name František Xaver Dušek, but he obviously has been 'under my radar' for years since I own nothing by him (and in all honesty hardly anything is available on Amazon USA!) - BUT, in my previous post, I left a link which has a catalogue by VJ Sykora who lists just over 200 works by this Czech composer, labeled as S. - below are just rough counts of some works that would interest me, especially the Wind pieces - guess that he's waiting to be discovered?  At least his KB compositions have been available JUST recently.  Dave :)

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« Reply #28858 on: June 14, 2021, 12:00:57 PM »
Getting there Fergus  ;D Once those are in, that will be 6 to go if my tally is correct.

That was quick building  8)
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« Reply #28859 on: June 14, 2021, 12:34:54 PM »




Yikes! It’s fright night! :P

I love Pettersson. I love his complexity, his anguish, and his Bates Motel/Bukowski/film noire vibe. I'm absolutely certain that I don't understand him as well as I might, but I'm hooked. I've been listening to the Christian Lindberg set with Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, although the CPO versions were my first introduction.

I need to pick them up again, but some of the English symphonies have somewhat distracted me in recent weeks. Thanks for the reminder 🙂
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