Started by karlhenning, April 12, 2007, 06:03:44 AM
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Quote from: karlhenning on April 12, 2007, 10:15:43 AMThe only Haitink I've heard is the Pastoral and the Fourth, and it is mighty good.
Quote from: Sergeant Rock on April 12, 2007, 02:17:02 PMHaitink's Seventh is magnificent, too; it's arguably the greatest recording ever of this fascinating piece. It deserved that Gramophone award (best orchestral record of 1986).Sarge
Quote from: Robert on April 12, 2007, 02:30:28 PMSarge,I do not own any Haitinks VW. I cannot say its the greatest recording..I will have to listen for it as the seventh is one of my favs.....On the other hand, I do not put much credibility into anything gramophone recommends...
Quote from: XXXPawn on April 14, 2007, 10:22:00 AMHaitink: indeed a great set and as I remember a cheap buy, in the Netherlands, that is. But I caný say that Bernard beats Vernon Handley's set (EMI Eminence).X
Quote from: O Mensch on April 12, 2007, 09:38:15 AMYes, Haitink's Antartica is without narration. Boult has the traditionally used poems that RVW put in the original score. Leppard (Indianapolis SO) has a very fine recording with an alternative narration of excerpts from Scott's diaries, which I think works better. Allegedly, Leppard discussed this idea with RVW personally.
Quote from: Captain Haddock on April 14, 2007, 11:18:48 PMBoult's EMI version of No 7 does not contain the spoken superscriptions before the music.
Quote from: O Mensch on April 15, 2007, 06:28:26 PMThe Boult Decca recording (the only one I have) has Gielgud reciting the poems.
Quote from: tjguitar on April 16, 2007, 01:49:28 PMBesides the 3 Chandos film music CDs, I only have:I haven't had a chance to listen to it yet, but what I like about the packaging of this box is that all the cd's are in individual jewel cases instead of sleeves in a box that most seem to be released in these days.
Quote from: Don on April 16, 2007, 01:51:32 PMWouldn't that make for a very wide box that wastes storage space?
Quote from: btpaul674 on April 16, 2007, 03:27:52 PMVaughan Williams' The Death of Tintagiles based on a play by Maurice Maeterlinck of the same name (La Mort de Tintagiles)
Quote from: karlhenning on April 18, 2007, 05:14:49 AMWell, it is official: I like A London Symphony, which means that I now like all the set of nine. Not sure who the performers were in the recording I heard a couple of years ago.So, with this favorable acquaintance with No. 2, and the love-at-first-hearing audition of Job, I feel that the Handley set has done its work. Yet more than that, though, the recordings of Nos. 7, 8 & 9 in this set are even better than the Bakels Naxos recordings, which first 'sold' me on those pieces.
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