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« Reply #8060 on: November 09, 2014, 11:36:23 AM »
Boult's mono cycle  - Vaughan Williams

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« Reply #8061 on: November 09, 2014, 11:37:37 AM »
Boult's mono cycle  - Vaughan Williams


Monofish returns!

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« Reply #8062 on: November 09, 2014, 11:39:41 AM »
Monofish returns!

Yeah, historical recordings rock!!!!!    :-* :-* >:D
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« Reply #8063 on: November 09, 2014, 12:51:23 PM »
Finally ordered a few. The Monteverdi box was less than $40 at importcds in their 10% sale. Ends today or tomorrow.







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« Reply #8064 on: November 09, 2014, 01:36:51 PM »
Marvelous haul, love every one of them, the Foulds is on my list too. And yes the Bertali, one of the best discs I heard this year.
A lot of good listening here. And well the Monteverdi box is self recommending. :)
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« Reply #8065 on: November 09, 2014, 04:28:47 PM »
Boult's mono cycle  - Vaughan Williams



An incredible set there.
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #8066 on: November 09, 2014, 05:22:09 PM »
No purchases exactly, but the big Bernstein box finally rolled in. What a whopper! Terrific amount of interesting repertoire. My only concern is the frequency with which Gould comes up in the concertos :(. I'll try to listen with an open mind, but I generally prefer him to stay in his Bach-box. Of course like everyone, I've got a couple of 5-star alternatives for each of those anyway. 
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« Reply #8067 on: November 09, 2014, 05:38:03 PM »
No purchases exactly, but the big Bernstein box finally rolled in. What a whopper! Terrific amount of interesting repertoire. My only concern is the frequency with which Gould comes up in the concertos :(. I'll try to listen with an open mind, but I generally prefer him to stay in his Bach-box. Of course like everyone, I've got a couple of 5-star alternatives for each of those anyway.

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« Reply #8068 on: November 09, 2014, 05:43:35 PM »
No purchases exactly, but the big Bernstein box finally rolled in. What a whopper! Terrific amount of interesting repertoire. My only concern is the frequency with which Gould comes up in the concertos :(. I'll try to listen with an open mind, but I generally prefer him to stay in his Bach-box. Of course like everyone, I've got a couple of 5-star alternatives for each of those anyway.
Dude. I've listened to like 7 of the CDs this weekend, and have successfully avoided Gould. (Isn't he only in like 3 concertos?) So far every single one has been gold! Right now, Rossini and Suppe overtures. This guy was good at everything. :)

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« Reply #8069 on: November 09, 2014, 05:47:57 PM »

Everbody but meeeeeeeeeeeeeee.  :'(

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Dude. I've listened to like 7 of the CDs this weekend, and have successfully avoided Gould. (Isn't he only in like 3 concertos?) So far every single one has been gold! Right now, Rossini and Suppe overtures. This guy was good at everything. :)

BASTARD!

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« Reply #8070 on: November 09, 2014, 06:12:14 PM »
Found a used copy at my local store:


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« Reply #8071 on: November 09, 2014, 07:44:47 PM »
Dude. I've listened to like 7 of the CDs this weekend, and have successfully avoided Gould. (Isn't he only in like 3 concertos?) So far every single one has been gold! Right now, Rossini and Suppe overtures. This guy was good at everything. :)

I have the 5-disc player loaded up now.  Sonic heaven.  I put on the Bach, since it's disc one, with pretty low expectations. But even this is really sweet. Lenny just had really good taste--elegant, refined, with just the right touch of sentiment (of course having Isaac Stern visit for the violin parts doesn't hurt anything).  I have Bartok, Barber, and some Spanish music cued.
   I pity the poor suckers who are still waiting for this box to arrive, seething as they hear how much everyone else is enjoying it, constantly jumping up to peep through the blinds, only to find that the hoped-for UPS man is really just the neighbor's 8-year-old... :'(
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« Reply #8072 on: November 09, 2014, 08:16:32 PM »
Just got back from the conference and bought FAR too many books and these two sets from Harmonia Mundi:


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« Reply #8073 on: November 09, 2014, 08:17:21 PM »
I have the 5-disc player loaded up now.  Sonic heaven.  I put on the Bach, since it's disc one, with pretty low expectations. But even this is really sweet. Lenny just had really good taste--elegant, refined, with just the right touch of sentiment (of course having Isaac Stern visit for the violin parts doesn't hurt anything).  I have Bartok, Barber, and some Spanish music cued.
   I pity the poor suckers who are still waiting for this box to arrive, seething as they hear how much everyone else is enjoying it, constantly jumping up to peep through the blinds, only to find that the hoped-for UPS man is really just the neighbor's 8-year-old... :'(



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« Reply #8074 on: November 09, 2014, 08:55:33 PM »
Importcds.com  ordered direct to save amazon’s basic charge applied to each item,
DVD   René Clair’s Italian Straw Hat to replace my awful VHS copy and Itami’s Tampopo because it too is a classic
Cds include BIZET Le Docteur Miracle   ROPARTZ: ‘Cello Rhapsody etc., the organ of Osterhanninge and a tour of 7 organs in the area of Newburyport Mass..  SAVE10 is the sale code to get 10% off their already low prices
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« Reply #8075 on: November 09, 2014, 09:06:25 PM »
Good choice, Ken; Levine's Brahms is not just good, but distinctive and unlike the others.

listener - I did enjoy Le Docteur Miracle. Not profound, but a lot of fun.

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« Reply #8076 on: November 09, 2014, 11:39:21 PM »
I have the 5-disc player loaded up now.  Sonic heaven.  I put on the Bach, since it's disc one, with pretty low expectations. But even this is really sweet. Lenny just had really good taste--elegant, refined, with just the right touch of sentiment (of course having Isaac Stern visit for the violin parts doesn't hurt anything).  I have Bartok, Barber, and some Spanish music cued.
   I pity the poor suckers who are still waiting for this box to arrive, seething as they hear how much everyone else is enjoying it, constantly jumping up to peep through the blinds, only to find that the hoped-for UPS man is really just the neighbor's 8-year-old... :'(

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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #8077 on: November 10, 2014, 12:30:30 AM »
Just bought for $24 via Presto Classical:



This set has definitely flown under my radar on more than a few occasions and once I found this deal on Presto, I couldn't refuse.
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« Reply #8078 on: November 10, 2014, 07:23:52 AM »
Finally decided myself...







Now targeting the Seon and Monteux boxes. I'm sure the newer Bernstein on Sony, and the third Ansermet set, will see their prices fall in the future...

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« Reply #8079 on: November 10, 2014, 07:25:13 AM »
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I think this is my ninth Brahms symphony cycle  ???

Also you shouldn't miss Levine's Schumann cycle which I really find wonderful :