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« Reply #29280 on: July 27, 2021, 10:09:49 AM »


I used to have the integral of the symphonies on EMI LPs and although HvK’s schwarzeneggerian way with the allegros may lack subtlety, it certainly does not lack allure, conviction and sheer panache. I’m glad to have them back on cd.

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« Reply #29281 on: July 27, 2021, 10:16:09 AM »


I used to have the integral of the symphonies on EMI LPs and although HvK’s schwarzeneggerian way with the allegros may lack subtlety, it certainly does not lack allure, conviction and sheer panache. I’m glad to have them back on cd.
”schwarzeneggerian”….brilliant!  :)

Reminds me of a neologism used by one of the characters of the French series Dix pour cent (“Call my Agent”) in a particularly difficult business situation: “C’est hiroshimesque”.  ;D

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« Reply #29282 on: July 27, 2021, 11:16:12 AM »
”schwarzeneggerian”….

 “C’est hiroshimesque”.

Inspired, both. 😎

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« Reply #29283 on: July 27, 2021, 01:57:26 PM »
Inspired, both. 😎

If you say so… ;D

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« Reply #29284 on: July 27, 2021, 04:46:54 PM »
Arrived today from jpc:


(h/t to André for this one)

   

All at prices I couldn't pass up ...
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« Reply #29285 on: July 27, 2021, 05:02:16 PM »
Two things off Amazon MP

And a followup to Vol 1 of this new series


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« Reply #29286 on: July 27, 2021, 05:11:14 PM »
Two things off Amazon MP


8) I’ll be interested in your thoughts of this set. I own the original issues, which I ought to revisit:

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« Reply #29287 on: July 27, 2021, 05:20:17 PM »
8) I’ll be interested in your thoughts of this set. I own the original issues, which I ought to revisit:



I'm curious about Les Orientales, which I never heard of before now, much less heard.
Will report in due course.

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« Reply #29288 on: July 27, 2021, 05:24:55 PM »
I'm curious about Les Orientales, which I never heard of before now, much less heard.
Will report in due course.

Les Orientales is just a name of a program from Roth that has given to these works by Glazunov, Grieg et. al. that were inspired by the Orient, which are included along with Stravinsky's L’oiseau de feu.
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« Reply #29289 on: July 27, 2021, 05:48:03 PM »
Arrived today from jpc:


(h/t to André for this one)

   

All at prices I couldn't pass up ...

Let us know what you make of the Marek set, Alek. I have the orchestral works set and was very favourably impressed.  :)

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« Reply #29290 on: July 27, 2021, 06:05:48 PM »
Let us know what you make of the Marek set, Alek. I have the orchestral works set and was very favourably impressed.  :)

Will do. Actually, I think I intended to buy the orchestral set instead of this one. :D But I'll see how this one is.
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« Reply #29291 on: July 27, 2021, 06:52:29 PM »
Naxos has those Czech chamber orchestras doing all those cool 18th century symphonies, but they keep inserting prominent harpsichord continuo parts, sometimes with improvisations. And I don't like that manner of performance.  :(

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« Reply #29292 on: July 27, 2021, 08:03:12 PM »
Les Orientales is just a name of a program from Roth that has given to these works by Glazunov, Grieg et. al. that were inspired by the Orient, which are included along with Stravinsky's L’oiseau de feu.

Well no, it's actually the name of a ballet that used those works. Not Roth's invention, but Diaghilev's.

Stravinsky was one of the early composers that Diaghilev selected to compose new music, but many of the Ballet Russes productions used orchestrations of existing music. Les Orientales comes from the same year as The Firebird, and I think might have been paired with it.
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« Reply #29293 on: July 27, 2021, 08:04:56 PM »
Well no, it's actually the name of a ballet that used those works. Not Roth's invention, but Diaghilev's.

Stravinsky was one of the early composers that Diaghilev selected to compose new music, but many of the Ballet Russes productions used orchestrations of existing music. Les Orientales comes from the same year as The Firebird, and I think might have been paired with it.

Ah, okay. Well, that’s pretty cool. Thanks for the info. I learn something new everyday. 8)
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« Reply #29294 on: July 27, 2021, 08:09:40 PM »
Ah, okay. Well, that’s pretty cool. Thanks for the info. I learn something new everyday. 8)

If only I could share an exhibition catalogue... through a complicated set of circumstances, the Australian National Gallery owns a sizeable number of Ballet Russes costumes and some sets as well. When they put them on display a few years ago... let's just say being able to see original costumes from Petrushka and Daphnis et Chloe and various other things was absolute magic.

EDIT: It turns out much of the material from the exhibition can still be viewed here: https://nga.gov.au/Exhibition/BalletsRusses/Default.cfm
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« Reply #29295 on: July 27, 2021, 08:14:24 PM »
If only I could share an exhibition catalogue... through a complicated set of circumstances, the Australian National Gallery owns a sizeable number of Ballet Russes costumes and some sets as well. When they put them on display a few years ago... let's just say being able to see original costumes from Petrushka and Daphnis et Chloe and various other things was absolute magic.

I bet that was something amazing to see. Too bad I don’t live Australia or wouldn’t definitely loved to have seen that exhibit.
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« Reply #29296 on: July 27, 2021, 08:16:44 PM »
I bet that was something amazing to see. Too bad I don’t live Australia or wouldn’t definitely loved to have seen that exhibit.

See my edit for the vicarious experience...
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« Reply #29297 on: July 27, 2021, 08:28:38 PM »
See my edit for the vicarious experience...

Thanks for the link. 8)
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« Reply #29298 on: Today at 01:19:10 PM »
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The opera Oedipe

With a libretto (176 pages) this is an edition from other times, it seems that press work is more expensive than making a disc.

 

All the love of late for Œdipe piqued my curiosity ... and I happened to see that the Naxos recording was conducted by Gielen, and as my fed tax refund (mysteriously) landed at last today, I allowed myself an impulse purchase.
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