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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #30840 on: Today at 09:54:45 AM »
What? No L'amico Fritz?



Very good, John.  You've finally seen the light.  :laugh:

Hah! ;D Not hardly. Don't get too comfortable with the idea of me exploring Italian opera. Between Puccini, Verdi, Mascagni and Respighi, I think I'm good now.
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« Reply #30841 on: Today at 09:55:53 AM »
Hah! ;D Not hardly. Don't get too comfortable with the idea of me exploring Italian opera. Between Puccini, Verdi, Mascagni and Respighi, I think I'm good now.

Oh, I don't. Actually, I expect you to cancel the order within the next 24 hrs.  ;)
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« Reply #30842 on: Today at 11:27:59 AM »
Oh, I don't. Actually, I expect you to cancel the order within the next 24 hrs.  ;)

I'm not cancelling anything. I want to hear more Mascagni.
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« Reply #30843 on: Today at 11:37:47 AM »
I'm not cancelling anything. I want to hear more Mascagni.

Then you need L'amico Fritz too. Just ask ritter if in doubt.  ;)
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« Reply #30844 on: Today at 11:51:17 AM »
Then you need L'amico Fritz too. Just ask ritter if in doubt.  ;)

Oh, I definitely intend on purchasing it, Andrei. Just not right now.
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« Reply #30845 on: Today at 11:53:44 AM »
Just pre-ordered:



It's a shame that Sony didn't do something special for this box set in terms of presentation since this is the first-time that Craft's Webern on Columbia has been issued on CD. :-\
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« Reply #30846 on: Today at 12:00:00 PM »
Oh, I definitely intend on purchasing it, Andrei. Just not right now.

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« Reply #30847 on: Today at 12:22:47 PM »
Just pre-ordered:



It's a shame that Sony didn't do something special for this box set in terms of presentation since this is the first-time that Craft's Webern on Columbia has been issued on CD. :-\
That's basically what keeps me from ordering it. That kind of presentation does not do justice to such great music at all.

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« Reply #30848 on: Today at 12:43:26 PM »
Just pre-ordered:



It's a shame that Sony didn't do something special for this box set in terms of presentation since this is the first-time that Craft's Webern on Columbia has been issued on CD. :-\
I got this set, and have listened to CD1 so far. The performances are not as polished as later recordings of these works, but I enjoyed them very much. I hope you like them, John!

That's basically what keeps me from ordering it. That kind of presentation does not do justice to such great music at all.
Yep, but I’m afraid it’ll be this, or not having this pioneering set at all. I would love a Craft “Complete Original Jackets” box, but would not expect it anytime soon.  :(
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« Reply #30849 on: Today at 12:51:18 PM »
Just bought (and clearly in ritter territory now):



Being quite the fan of Cavalleria rusticana, I wanted to dive a bit more into Mascagni's oeuvre. Wolf-Ferrari is next I imagine.
Yes, Mascagni is a guilty pleasure if mine.  ;) :-[

I have that recording of Silvano, but think I only listened  to it once (it’s a work in which the composer tried to emulate the formula of Cavalleria, with all the “crude” passions, but transposing it to a marine setting. I think it’s a minor work.

Zanetto is quaint, melancholic quasi-love story in a medieval setting, and is rather charming (I don’t know that particular recording).

But Iris, oh Iris! It’s so OTT, so bizarre (music and story), that it’s a blast! I return to it rather often. I suppose it’s one of those things you either love or hate…I love it!

Good evening you, John!
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Re: Purchases Today
« Reply #30850 on: Today at 01:27:13 PM »
That's basically what keeps me from ordering it. That kind of presentation does not do justice to such great music at all.

Yeah, I was rather undecided, but I wanted hard copies, so I just went for it. I have the Boulez Complete on DG, which is a gorgeous set plus Boulez's earlier Columbia recordings (in the Boulez Complete Sony box).
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« Reply #30851 on: Today at 01:29:20 PM »
Yes, Mascagni is a guilty pleasure if mine.  ;) :-[

I have that recording of Silvano, but think I only listened  to it once (it’s a work in which the composer tried to emulate the formula of Cavalleria, with all the “crude” passions, but transposing it to a marine setting. I think it’s a minor work.

Zanetto is quaint, melancholic quasi-love story in a medieval setting, and is rather charming (I don’t know that particular recording).

But Iris, oh Iris! It’s so OTT, so bizarre (music and story), that it’s a blast! I return to it rather often. I suppose it’s one of those things you either love or hate…I love it!

Good evening you, John!

A good evening to you as well, Rafael. Thanks for the feedback. I look forward to Iris, but I'm certainly curious about Silvano and Zanetto.
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