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Re: Frank Martin
« Reply #260 on: January 26, 2022, 07:18:21 AM »
I have the CD from the Casavelle label, with Brigitte Balleys.
I actually bought the CD because I love Rilke.

Ah yes, that's the recording with López Cobos conducting. Looks like a nice recording. How's the performance, Paul?
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Re: Frank Martin
« Reply #261 on: January 26, 2022, 08:08:09 AM »
I've "always" as in a long time back liked Frank Martin a lot, but the work that really conviced me of his genius is the songcycle Der Cornet which nobody here seem to mention, The Orfeo recording ids the best of the 3 I own.

Otherwise lots of great recommendations here. His works for voices (oratorios, Mass etc) are great, and I like to throw in a recommendation for Bamert's Chandos disc of the Ballades.

Re Der Cornet: I have the Fabio Luisi version, which is very fine IMO.

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Re: Frank Martin
« Reply #262 on: January 26, 2022, 08:18:12 AM »
Re Der Cornet: I have the Fabio Luisi version, which is very fine IMO.

Ah yes, I've been considering this one. It has received some favorable reviews.

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Re: Frank Martin
« Reply #263 on: January 26, 2022, 08:30:10 AM »
Ah yes, that's the recording with López Cobos conducting. Looks like a nice recording. How's the performance, Paul?
I have no others to compare to. To my ear this recording is good enough.
I have only listened to it three times, I think, over a 20 year period.
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Re: Frank Martin
« Reply #264 on: January 26, 2022, 08:39:07 AM »
I've have a longstanding love of Frank Martin's music and my listening notes seem to express great satisfaction with almost everything by Martin that I have listen to.

One work which made a very strong impression, and which doesn't seem to get much attention is the Concerto pour Clavecin. Very inventive use of the harpsichord, and compelling music.



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Re: Frank Martin
« Reply #265 on: January 26, 2022, 08:54:45 AM »
I've have a longstanding love of Frank Martin's music and my listening notes seem to express great satisfaction with almost everything by Martin that I have listen to.

One work which made a very strong impression, and which doesn't seem to get much attention is the Concerto pour Clavecin. Very inventive use of the harpsichord, and compelling music.



All of the Martin MDG recordings are outstanding, SP. And yes, the Concerto pour Clavecin is very good, indeed.
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