Your Favourite Purchases & Musical Discoveries of 2022

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Que

Please post your favourite purchases and musical discoveries of the past year here!  :)

It is time for a round-up of your amazing musical discoveries in terms of recordings and repertoire of this year.

Pleast post all your favourites of the year, whether long standing or brand new recordings....

Mention as many as you like, and feel free to update in the coming weeks.



Previous issues in this long standing GMG tradition:  :)

Your Favourite Purchases & Musical Discoveries of 2021
Your Favourite Purchases & Musical Discoveries of 2020
Your Favourite Purchases of 2018
Your Favourite Purchases of 2017
Top Five Purchases Of 2016
Your Favourite Purchases of 2015
Best of 2014 - Classical Music Edition (recordings/performances)
Your Favourite Purchases of 2013
Favourite Purchases of 2012

vandermolen

All these Somm releases
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

vandermolen

"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

vandermolen

Although I'm not going to receive this one until Christmas.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

Papy Oli

A few that spring to mind:

- A continuing enjoyment of the Bach Cantatas with the Harnoncourt/Leonhardt cycle :



- Kempe unlocked Strauss for me :



- I particularly loved those recordings in my first foray into Opera this year:

* Parsifal/Karajan



* Gluck - Orfeo Ed Eurydice (Jacobs)



* Tosca - Callas



Olivier

Lisztianwagner

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

71 dB

Definitely J.S.Bach Complete Cantatas boxset by Helmut Rilling amd the realisation that I prefer HIP style with Bach's early cantatas, but modern non-HIP style on later cantatas.
Spatial distortion is a serious problem deteriorating headphone listening.
Crossfeeders reduce spatial distortion and make the sound more natural
and less tiresome in headphone listening.

My Sound Cloud page <-- NEW track "Jazzz"

Todd

Quote from: Papy Oli on November 27, 2022, 12:29:33 AM- I particularly loved those recordings in my first foray into Opera this year:

* Parsifal/Karajan



The most exquisitely beautiful version of this opera I've heard, and still my favorite version.  It is hard to top perfection.
The universe is change; life is opinion. - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

People would rather believe than know - E.O. Wilson

Propaganda death ensemble - Tom Araya

Dry Brett Kavanaugh

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Daverz

I don't seem to have been as engaged with much new stuff this year as I was last year.











Catching up with a few things from late 2021:





In reissues:

Marriner's Philips Haydn recordings:

(Strictly, from Nov. 2021)

The Mitropoulos complete Columbia recordings:



Paul Paray on Eloquence



Zoltan Kocsis complete Philips recordings:






Peter Power Pop


amw

I did not acquire anywhere near as much music this year as last year; in particular I did not acquire very much contemporary music. These seem to be the favourites, although there are a few albums obtained recently that I haven't listened to yet.

Johann Sebastian Bach - The Well-tempered Clavier II - Luca Guglielmi [CAvi-music]
Christophe Bertrand - Vertigo - Zafraan Ensemble, et al. [Bastille Musique]
Johannes Brahms - Sonatas for viola and piano - Roberto Díaz, Jeremy Denk [Naxos]
Mirela Ivičević - Scarlet Songs - Klangforum Wien, et al. [Kairos]
György Kurtág - Kafka-Fragmente - Anna Prohaska, Isabelle Faust [Harmonia Mundi]
Olivier Messiaen - Vingt regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus - Bertrand Chamayou [Erato]
Franz Schubert - Winterreise - Ernst Haefliger, Jörg Ewald Dähler [Claves]
Franz Schubert - Piano Sonata D.960 / Moments musicaux D.780 - Jörg Ewald Dähler [Claves]
Franz Schubert - Complete String Quartets - Quatuor Modigliani [Mirare]
Robert Schumann - Novelletten, Gesänge der Fruhe - Martin Helmchen [Alpha]

Mapman

Here are some of my favorite works that I discovered and excellent performances that I purchased this year.

Stanford: Symphony #6


Casella: Symphony #3


Harty: With the Wild Geese


Poulenc Concerto for 2 Pianos!


Excellent performances of Vaughan Williams and Grainger works for band.


Dohnányi: Symphony #1. Not the greatest symphony, but very interesting. I'm looking forward to exploring more of his music.


My introduction to Langgaard, another composer I'm looking forward to exploring more of.


Florence Price Symphonies


Szell's performance of Haydn 93 is great!


This performance made me appreciate Haydn's 31st ('Hornsignal'). It's a piece that can show off a great orchestra.


Gielen's Mahler. What I've heard from this box is mostly excellent.


I enjoyed Grieg's orchestral songs.


Blomstedt Nielsen 5. I finally got a copy, and it is fantastic as everyone says.


My introduction to Rubbra. Another composer I'm enjoying exploring.

kyjo

Quote from: Mapman on November 28, 2022, 05:37:14 PMHere are some of my favorite works that I discovered and excellent performances that I purchased this year.

Stanford: Symphony #6


Casella: Symphony #3


Harty: With the Wild Geese


Poulenc Concerto for 2 Pianos!


Excellent performances of Vaughan Williams and Grainger works for band.


Dohnányi: Symphony #1. Not the greatest symphony, but very interesting. I'm looking forward to exploring more of his music.


My introduction to Langgaard, another composer I'm looking forward to exploring more of.


Florence Price Symphonies


Szell's performance of Haydn 93 is great!


This performance made me appreciate Haydn's 31st ('Hornsignal'). It's a piece that can show off a great orchestra.


Gielen's Mahler. What I've heard from this box is mostly excellent.


I enjoyed Grieg's orchestral songs.


Blomstedt Nielsen 5. I finally got a copy, and it is fantastic as everyone says.


My introduction to Rubbra. Another composer I'm enjoying exploring.


Great stuff, Mapman! 8)
"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music" - Sergei Rachmaninoff

Maestro267

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ORCHESTRAL
Wellesz: Complete Symphonies (CPO)
Henze: Symphonies Nos. 1-6 (Brilliant), Nos. 7 & 9 (EMI)
Medtner: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-3; Sonatas (BIS)
Atterberg: Complete Symphonies (CPO) (Not here yet but will be by Saturday)
Strauss: Orchestral Works (Kempe, EMI)

CHAMBER
Piano trios by Brahms, Schubert & Mendelssohn (Sony)
Piano trios by Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky (DG)
Britten: String Quartets Nos. 1-3 (Maggini, Naxos)
Piano quintets by Schubert, Brahms, Dvorak & Schumann (EMI)

PIANO
Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas (Paul Lewis, Harmonia Mundi)

OPERA
Strauss: Salome (Karajan, EMI)
Strauss: Elektra (Two: Solti, Decca / Sinopoli, DG)
Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust (C. Davis, LSO)

vandermolen

"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

Daverz


Roy Bland


Todd

I purchased few recordings this year, at least when compared to prior years.  Since I can and do stream almost everything before buying, I had a 100% hit rate among purchases, a first.  I suspect this is the new normal.

The easy top choice:




Other notable purchases:



 

 

 

 

 

 

 
The universe is change; life is opinion. - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

People would rather believe than know - E.O. Wilson

Propaganda death ensemble - Tom Araya

Mandryka

The new recordings which have become favourites for me are all early music

Matteo Ciccitti - Ortiz and Hume and others
Mikka Ikähaimo - Per Brahe
Federico Rossignoli - Gégoire Braysing
Tianqi Du - Goldberg Variations
Gustav Leonhardt - English Organ Music (previously unreleased.)
Leon Berben - John Bull
Andrea Bacchetti - WTC 2
Duo Enssle Lamprecht - Songs of an Anonymous Lover


There is a recording of new music which I find really intriguing, I can't explain why, and I don't think it's quite true to say it's a favourite. It's Peter Ablinger's Against Nature on Kairos. I feel the same way about Mitsuko Uchida's Diabelli Variations and Sokolov's Haydn sonatas.
Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muss man schweigen