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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #29980 on: October 23, 2021, 01:52:10 PM »
Last year I bought a used copy of a CD where Sergei Babayan (!!) plays the Vine First Sonata coupled with Messiaen. Definitely worth seeking.

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Yes, I've heard Babayan's version and it's perhaps the best I've heard.
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« Reply #29981 on: October 24, 2021, 10:14:45 AM »
Clementi is one of my musical heroes. The disc played by Olivier Cavé is a gem. I don’t know the other two though.
Thanks for mentioning this CD; I just listened to some of it on youtube.  Lovely!  :)

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p.s.  Didn't know much about Clementi, but looking at Wiki, I see that he spent much of his life in England (originally born in Italy).

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« Reply #29982 on: October 24, 2021, 12:07:41 PM »
Thanks for mentioning this CD; I just listened to some of it on youtube.  Lovely!  :)

PD

p.s.  Didn't know much about Clementi, but looking at Wiki, I see that he spent much of his life in England (originally born in Italy).

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« Reply #29983 on: October 24, 2021, 01:25:18 PM »
At the secondhand store:



and also:



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« Reply #29984 on: October 24, 2021, 05:37:17 PM »
Visited a used CD/book store in Fort Lauderdale. Results included
--a live Bruckner 8 under Furtwangler from Berlin 1949
--Roy Harris Symphonies 3 and 4 under Alsop
--a double CD of American string quartets mostly from the late 19th/early 20th century, but including Benjamin Franklin's effort at a string quartet composed entirely on open strings
And a bunch of operas:
Rossini: Ermione
Rossini: Zelmira
Spohr: Faust (first version, on Capriccio)
Gounod: Faust (Hadley and Ramey conducted by Carlo Rizzi)
Verdi: Giovanni d'Arco (Caballe/Domingo/Milnes under Levine)
Lortzing: Undine (with Prey, Gedda and others)
Faure: Penelope (Norman and van Dam under Dutoit)

Both Rossini operas are conducted by Scimone, and include Cecilia Gasdi in the cast. She's also the female lead in the Gounod.
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« Reply #29985 on: October 25, 2021, 04:52:34 AM »
Verdi: Giovanni d'Arco (Caballe/Domingo/Milnes under Levine)

Giovanni?  :laugh:
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« Reply #29986 on: October 25, 2021, 05:17:10 AM »
Visited a used CD/book store in Fort Lauderdale. Results included
--a live Bruckner 8 under Furtwangler from Berlin 1949
--Roy Harris Symphonies 3 and 4 under Alsop
--a double CD of American string quartets mostly from the late 19th/early 20th century, but including Benjamin Franklin's effort at a string quartet composed entirely on open strings
And a bunch of operas:
Rossini: Ermione
Rossini: Zelmira
Spohr: Faust (first version, on Capriccio)
Gounod: Faust (Hadley and Ramey conducted by Carlo Rizzi)
Verdi: Giovanni d'Arco (Caballe/Domingo/Milnes under Levine)
Lortzing: Undine (with Prey, Gedda and others)
Faure: Penelope (Norman and van Dam under Dutoit)

Both Rossini operas are conducted by Scimone, and include Cecilia Gasdi in the cast. She's also the female lead in the Gounod.
Sounds like you had a fun day out!  :)

Giovanni?  :laugh:
Hey, we all make goofs.   ;)

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #29987 on: October 25, 2021, 05:36:19 AM »
From FNAC in Madrid:



Possibly (nay, very probably  ;)) more Saint-Saëns —34 CDs— than I’m willing to listen to, but the price was right, my interest in French music justifies a deeper exploration of the composer’s music and, who knows, I might be in for some pleasant surprises.  :)
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #29988 on: October 25, 2021, 08:05:12 AM »
From FNAC in Madrid:



Possibly (nay, very probably  ;)) more Saint-Saëns —34 CDs— than I’m willing to listen to, but the price was right, my interest in French music justifies a deeper exploration of the composer’s music and, who knows, I might be in for some pleasant surprises.  :)

Nice box! Hope you enjoy it and maybe even find out that 34 CDs of Camille Saint-Saëns actually isn't too much.  ;D
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« Reply #29989 on: October 25, 2021, 08:29:02 AM »
Nice box! Hope you enjoy it and maybe even find out that 34 CDs of Camille Saint-Saëns actually isn't too much.  ;D
Thanks! I look forward to the discoveries the set will provide. :)
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« Reply #29990 on: October 25, 2021, 02:47:32 PM »
From FNAC in Madrid:



Possibly (nay, very probably  ;)) more Saint-Saëns —34 CDs— than I’m willing to listen to, but the price was right, my interest in French music justifies a deeper exploration of the composer’s music and, who knows, I might be in for some pleasant surprises.  :)

Hurwitz covered the box:

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« Reply #29991 on: October 25, 2021, 05:35:12 PM »
I keep debating with myself about that Saint-Saens box. More precisely, I'm holding off to see if the price decreases a bit.
Meanwhile I ordered these off Amazon.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #29992 on: October 26, 2021, 02:18:06 PM »
Just bought:

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« Reply #29993 on: October 26, 2021, 06:14:25 PM »
Just pulled the trigger on this.

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« Reply #29994 on: October 26, 2021, 08:09:58 PM »
And also on this


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« Reply #29995 on: October 27, 2021, 03:05:23 AM »
Just pulled the trigger on this.


And also on this


Excellent choices!  The Anda one in particular looks tempting, but I suspect that I might already own a big chunk of it.  I'll have to look into it.

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« Reply #29996 on: October 27, 2021, 04:27:07 AM »
Prompted by JBS, I did some digging around (re Anda).  Missing in my collection from that DG set:

1)  Brahms PC No. 2 with the Berliner and HvK
2)  Grieg PC with Kubelik and Berliner
3)  Beethoven Triple Concerto with Fricsay, Fournier & Schneiderhorn (need to double-check on that one)
Might have a few of the Mozart ones with Camerata Acad. (hard to get to at the moment, but I suspect that at most, I only have a few of them...think that that had to do with recalling that the recording sound was off for me
4) Bach - Chorale Preludes 1
5) No Scarlatti
6) Brahms Klavierstücke (4)
7) Brahms Intermezzi (3)

If this is helpful for anyone else here, what I do own of his recordings in terms of sets: 

4 CD set on Brilliant Classics "The Art of Geza Anda"
DG's Original Masters "Geza Anda Troubadour of the Piano"
Membran's 4 CD set (longbox) just called "Geza Anda"

Note:  There are some works in these sets that are not on that big DG one too.

The Brahms and the Grieg are probably the ones that I would most be tempted to get.  Thoughts by other folks here always appreciated!  :)

PD

p.s.  I do also have his 3 Bartok piano concerto recordings both on CD and LP 😍 Love those!


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« Reply #29997 on: October 27, 2021, 08:59:56 AM »
Just bought:


Great stuff John! It reminds me to play No.4 from that set.
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« Reply #29998 on: October 27, 2021, 09:07:32 AM »
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Great stuff John! It reminds me to play No.4 from that set.

Stepping on Daddy's toes, I see.  :o



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« Reply #29999 on: October 27, 2021, 10:43:16 AM »
Great stuff John! It reminds me to play No.4 from that set.

Yeah, I hope so, Jeffrey. This set received some favorable reviews, but I listened to a little bit of the 1st symphony and it sounded good (to my ears).

Stepping on Daddy's toes, I see.  :o




I'm not sure why you're shocked. He's recorded a good bit of music his dad has already done.
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