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Offline MichaelRabin

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BBC Mag released a wonderful Op 86 (live performance with Michael Thompson and David Pyatt amongst the soloists). You should try this out. Meanwhile, which is your favourite version of this and give your reasons why?


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Re: Your favourite Schumann Konzertstuck for 4 horns & orch Op 86
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2010, 10:26:58 AM »
Yes, great recording in the BBC Music magazine.  Its now one of my favorite versions, the other being this one:

http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=8163&album_group=5

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Re: Your favourite Schumann Konzertstuck for 4 horns & orch Op 86
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2010, 05:48:06 AM »
How about Tennstedt's BPO EMI recording with the 4 horns of the BPO, and also the CSO Barenboim DG version? Barenboim also made a video of the same piece in Berlin, I believe.


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Re: Your favourite Schumann Konzertstuck for 4 horns & orch Op 86
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2021, 09:02:28 AM »
Right now my favorite is the Thielemann on DG. AMAZING recording with a great 2nd symphony as well. Aces! Can't get enough of this piece recently.




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Re: Your favourite Schumann Konzertstuck for 4 horns & orch Op 86
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2021, 09:09:39 AM »
Having heard only one, I'm not really in the position to nominate a favorite.
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Re: Your favourite Schumann Konzertstuck for 4 horns & orch Op 86
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2021, 10:33:38 AM »
Having heard only one, I'm not really in the position to nominate a favorite.
I've heard at least two - the HIP recording with John Eliot Gardiner and a recent one featuring the Stockholm horns on Ondine - but they're both so good that I'm not either. (Edit: Stockholm not Helsinki, see the post below this one.)


This seems to be one of those works which nobody ever bothers to record if they're going to do it poorly. i.e. the only people recording it are those who really care to do it well. Consequently there are almost no bad choices. Maybe we should have a thread on pieces of music like that. "Musica callada" also comes to mind.
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Re: Your favourite Schumann Konzertstuck for 4 horns & orch Op 86
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2021, 01:39:44 PM »
My preferred version has been Markus Maskuniitty (et al.) with the RSPO under Sakari Oramo, although I will admit I got this recording for the Gliere.

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Re: Your favourite Schumann Konzertstuck for 4 horns & orch Op 86
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2021, 01:45:01 PM »
I'm mortified to admit I have never heard the work and have no recording of it, despite an embarrassing large collection of classical CDs. :(

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Re: Your favourite Schumann Konzertstuck for 4 horns & orch Op 86
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2021, 02:11:18 PM »
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Re: Your favourite Schumann Konzertstuck for 4 horns & orch Op 86
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2021, 02:20:18 PM »
I'm mortified to admit I have never heard the work and have no recording of it, despite an embarrassing large collection of classical CDs. :(
It's like 15 minutes long, vivacious, and full of horn calls. A delight, be happy you have such a well-made trifle yet to enjoy!

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Re: Your favourite Schumann Konzertstuck for 4 horns & orch Op 86
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2021, 12:14:49 AM »
I think I have two but I only remember the one with Gardiner (very good), the other one is in a box with the Sawallisch symphonies and other concertos. It's a fun piece if one like horns/brass and quite unique.
Schumann also has two piano concert pieces not sufficiently well known and one for violin (I also forgot, but I must have heard it).
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Re: Your favourite Schumann Konzertstuck for 4 horns & orch Op 86
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2021, 10:12:49 AM »
The Op. 86 may be my favorite concertante piece of Schumann's
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Re: Your favourite Schumann Konzertstuck for 4 horns & orch Op 86
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2021, 09:56:18 AM »
How about Tennstedt's BPO EMI recording with the 4 horns of the BPO, and also the CSO Barenboim DG version? Barenboim also made a video of the same piece in Berlin, I believe.

You beat me to it - those were exactly the two versions I was going to list!  The BPO version is epic!