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Lisztianwagner

Quote from: ritter on November 26, 2022, 08:49:15 AMTHREAD DUTY:

Giuseppe Sinopoli conducts the Dresden Staatskapelle in Liszt's Dante Symphony (it's been ages since I've listened to this music)...


A very beautiful recording, superbly performed, I hope you'll enjoy it, Rafael!
"Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire." - Gustav Mahler

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Edward Elgar
Sea Pictures


"Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire." - Gustav Mahler

ritter

Quote from: Lisztianwagner on November 26, 2022, 10:02:35 AMA very beautiful recording, superbly performed, I hope you'll enjoy it, Rafael!
I enjoyed it very much, Ilaria! And the Busoni filler as well... This repertoire was very suited to Sinopoli. A great disc!

Buona sera a te.
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absolutelybaching

Franz Schreker's
Der Geburtstag der Infantin

Vasily Petrenko, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. (Benjamin Britten)

SonicMan46

Quote from: Florestan on November 26, 2022, 09:21:40 AMPlease post your thoughts on this, Dave, when you have time.


Hi Andrei - on my second listening to Julia Fischer and Martin Helmchen along with comparison to my other set of Alina Ibragimova and Cedric Tiberghien, probably more alike than different, thus keeping both.  The duo performances are equally accomplished with the instruments on equal footing (hate when one seems in the background) - the recording engineering is excellent with both performances although the Pentatone is a SACD - I don't have the equipment to hear that layer but in one of the reviews attached mention is made of feeling like one is sitting between Fischer and Helmchen.  As to the violinists, Julia seems to have a more mellow intonation with Alina being at times harsher on the strings (a slight caveat in one of the reviews).  All in all, these are performances by seasoned musicians who play together beautifully - again, I'm keeping both sets and wish that I could listen to that SACD recording (but at my age not about to invest in a MAJOR upgrade of my audio equipment -  :laugh: ).  Dave

   

Florestan

Quote from: SonicMan46 on November 26, 2022, 10:51:38 AMHi Andrei - on my second listening to Julia Fischer and Martin Helmchen along with comparison to my other set of Alina Ibragimova and Cedric Tiberghien, probably more alike than different, thus keeping both.  The duo performances are equally accomplished with the instruments on equal footing (hate when one seems in the background) - the recording engineering is excellent with both performances although the Pentatone is a SACD - I don't have the equipment to hear that layer but in one of the reviews attached mention is made of feeling like one is sitting between Fischer and Helmchen.  As to the violinists, Julia seems to have a more mellow intonation with Alina being at times harsher on the strings (a slight caveat in one of the reviews).  All in all, these are performances by seasoned musicians who play together beautifully - again, I'm keeping both sets and wish that I could listen to that SACD recording (but at my age not about to invest in a MAJOR upgrade of my audio equipment -  :laugh: ).  Dave

   

Many thanks for this review, Dave.
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absolutelybaching

Olivier Messiaen's
La Fauvette des jardins

Yvonne Loriod (piano)

Tricky to love, I fear. I sometimes "get" Messiaen, and then for the longest stretches, it's just a 'lot of notes' to me. :(
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. (Benjamin Britten)

absolutelybaching

Johann Sebastian Bach's
Violin Concerto BWV 1052

Emmy Verhey (violin), Camerata Antonio Luco

Phew. A bit of a relief after what came before! Though it's only an adequate performance, rather than a brilliant one.
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. (Benjamin Britten)

Linz

Johann Kuhnau Magnificat in C major, Jan Dismas Zelenka Magnificat in C major ZWV 107, Magnificat in D major, ZWV 108, Johann Sebastian Bach Magnificat in D major, BWV 243

ritter

A live recording of Vittorio Gui's last concert, in Florence on October 5th, 1975 (just a couple of weeks after his 90th birthday, and 12 days before his death). The orchestra is that of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Gui had founded the orchestra —with another name— almost 50 years earlier, and had also established the Maggio festival in 1933), and the programme was Brahms' Fourth and Mozart's No. 40.



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Linz

Sibelius Horst Stein With CD1 Symphony No. 2 in D major Op.40, Night Ride and Sunrise Op.53 and Finlandia Op.26

Dry Brett Kavanaugh

Bartok Piano Works: Lili Kraus.



Madiel

Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on November 26, 2022, 08:23:11 AMInclusion of the Requiem in a series christened The Secret Fauré looks like a sarcasm, though.

I really don't like the presentation of that series, regardless of the qualities of the music or recordings.
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While it is nicely executed from the point of view of chops, and well enough recorded, I feel as though it loses more than it gains from the pure tones and even registers of a modern grand piano. It sounds tamer than it ought to.  This may be partly Hamelin's doing, his approach seems not to phrase the music particularly incisively.

Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on November 26, 2022, 07:15:39 AMHow do you like it?

Give me some time to think about it, at the moment I don't have anything interesting to say.
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Mandryka

Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on November 26, 2022, 08:23:11 AMInclusion of the Requiem in a series christened The Secret Fauré looks like a sarcasm, though.

Because of the version used

The present recording is based on the score prepared by Christina M. Stahl and Michael Stegemann in 2011 as part of Bärenreiter's new critical edition. It is the first to rely not only on the original edition of the "symphonic version" of the Requiem but also on orchestral parts from the period in question. Numerous detail have been re-evaluated in this way and certain instrumental passages that had been forgotten have been reincorporated into the work.


https://static.qobuz.com/goodies/25/000133452.pdf
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k a rl h e nn i ng

Quote from: Mandryka on November 26, 2022, 06:59:46 PMBecause of the version used

The present recording is based on the score prepared by Christina M. Stahl and Michael Stegemann in 2011 as part of Bärenreiter's new critical edition. It is the first to rely not only on the original edition of the "symphonic version" of the Requiem but also on orchestral parts from the period in question. Numerous detail have been re-evaluated in this way and certain instrumental passages that had been forgotten have been reincorporated into the work.


https://static.qobuz.com/goodies/25/000133452.pdf
Thanks for the color, Howard. I did reflect that there was room for an alternate version, even as I remarked upon the ironic look.
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Quote from: Linz on November 26, 2022, 01:13:47 PMSibelius Horst Stein With CD1 Symphony No. 2 in D major Op.40, Night Ride and Sunrise Op.53 and Finlandia Op.26
That's a very nice set. The original LP with just the tone poems was probably one of my first classical LPs when I was a teenager.

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