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Bernstein Symphony Box Help! Polls Close in 60 Minutes!
« on: December 31, 2014, 07:45:19 AM »
I want to bring home 6 CDs from the Symphony box for listening over this evening and tomorrow.
 
Which should I select?
 
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Re: Bernstein Symphony Box Help! Polls Close in 60 Minutes!
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2014, 07:48:08 AM »
Random selection will probably yield excellent results, given this box.

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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2014, 07:50:50 AM »
I am sure  :)
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Re: Bernstein Symphony Box Help! Polls Close in 60 Minutes!
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2014, 07:58:47 AM »
I had good luck driving home for Christmas with Sibelius 2 & 7! I also love the Dvorak/Franck coupling and whichever disc has David Diamond and Carlos Chavez on it. Rather enjoyed Bernstein's own first symphony on a recent first listen. And I'm going to play the Prokofiev later today. :)

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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2014, 08:03:56 AM »
Harris 3
Dvorak -- eccentric but that'sa plus
One Haydn disc

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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2014, 08:08:31 AM »
I had good luck driving home for Christmas with Sibelius 2 & 7! I also love the Dvorak/Franck coupling and whichever disc has David Diamond and Carlos Chavez on it. Rather enjoyed Bernstein's own first symphony on a recent first listen. And I'm going to play the Prokofiev later today. :)

Thanks!  I did already have (and already know) the Sibelius . . .

Harris 3
Dvorak -- eccentric but that'sa plus
One Haydn disc

. . . and the Haydn, so you gents have taken care of my requisite here.
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2014, 08:10:02 AM »
. . . Rather enjoyed Bernstein's own first symphony on a recent first listen.

Oh, and when you get to the Age of Anxiety, I think your table will be at risk.
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2014, 08:10:14 AM »
I agree with Brian, but to add a couple of others, the Brahms is awesome, IMO.  If you would rather leave the warhorses behind, his American stuff (schuman and Ives) are really good, and his Haydn is a delight.

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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2014, 08:15:55 AM »
Roussell 3rd
Hindemith E-flat

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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2014, 08:17:26 AM »
I agree with Brian, but to add a couple of others, the Brahms is awesome, IMO.  If you would rather leave the warhorses behind, his American stuff (schuman and Ives) are really good, and his Haydn is a delight.

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I can add the Brahms.  I do already know (and of course concur in praise of) his Schuman and Haydn!

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Roussel now added. Aye, that Hindemith is hot!
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« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2014, 08:19:48 AM »
I agree with Brian, but to add a couple of others, the Brahms is awesome, IMO.  If you would rather leave the warhorses behind, his American stuff (schuman and Ives) are really good, and his Haydn is a delight.

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I would think Karl too well-mannered to inflict Ives on his family
. Lots of good choices.

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« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2014, 08:22:10 AM »
Roussell 3rd
Hindemith E-flat
Yes and yes!
And his Hindemith in the concerto box is sensational too. The Weber Metamorphoses is beyond praise. (Hint: you need that box too Karl.)

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« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2014, 08:34:56 AM »
Yes and yes!
And his Hindemith in the concerto box is sensational too. The Weber Metamorphoses is beyond praise. (Hint: you need that box too Karl.)

I'm sure I do; the Op.50 Konzertmusik must be in there . . .

All right!  Many thanks, here is the lot (50% over request, but within budget):

Disc 10: Brahms № 1
Disc 11: Brahms № 2 & 3
Disc 12: Brahms № 4, Chávez Sinfonía india & Diamond № 4
Disc 15: Dvořák № 7 & Franck d minor
Disc 16: Dvořák № 9 & Harris № 3
Disc 25: Ives № 2 & 3
Disc 39: Mozart № 36 & 40 & Roussel № 3
Disc 43: Prokofiev № 1 & 5
Disc 60: Tchaikovsky № 6 & RVW № 4
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« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2014, 08:47:05 AM »
I'm sure I do; the Op.50 Konzertmusik must be in there . . .

All right!  Many thanks, here is the lot (50% over request, but within budget):

Disc 10: Brahms № 1
Disc 11: Brahms № 2 & 3
Disc 12: Brahms № 4, Chávez Sinfonía india & Diamond № 4
Disc 15: Dvořák № 7 & Franck d minor
Disc 16: Dvořák № 9 & Harris № 3
Disc 25: Ives № 2 & 3
Disc 39: Mozart № 36 & 40 & Roussel № 3
Disc 43: Prokofiev № 1 & 5
Disc 60: Tchaikovsky № 6 & RVW № 4
What excellent choices we all made! (And you, too, I assume, with Disc 60.) I think Bernstein's Brahms 2 was still alive and competing when madaboutmahler's Brahms game abruptly got canceled.

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« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2014, 09:02:22 AM »
Good choices but there's also a lovely Goldmark CD, the Sibelius (no. 2 is superb) and the Haydn symphonies, for instance #86 is excellent.

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« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2014, 02:54:27 PM »
Too late to add the Goldmark (there will be 2015!) . . . and encore une fois, I already know about the excellent Sibelius and Haydn, as I had bought earlier reissues of those prior to this Big Box o' Symphonies  :)
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« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2014, 02:55:23 PM »
What excellent choices we all made! (And you, too, I assume, with Disc 60.)

Aye, I realized I had never heard this account of the RVW Fourth!
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« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2014, 03:37:25 PM »
Mahler 2, 3, 6, 7

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Re: Bernstein Symphony Box Help! Polls Close in 60 Minutes!
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2014, 05:52:58 PM »
Better just take the whole set and leave some clothes behind to make room...I suggest leaving socks and underwear.  You're traveling.  Go wild!
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