Your Favourite Purchases & Musical Discoveries of 2022

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Quote from: Mandryka on January 01, 2023, 03:42:05 AMDuo Enssle Lamprecht - Songs of an Anonymous Lover

Their "Tesserae" is also quite good.
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Brian

I'm going through my listening log now wrapping up my 2022 musical diary.

Here, roughly chronologically, are my favorite works I explored for the first time ever in 2022, and composers I discovered or dove deeper into than previously:

- the complete Boccherini guitar quintets (not just the famous one)
- Grumiaux/Klien Mozart violin sonatas
- Pavel Vranicky / Paul Wranitzky
- the complete Cherubini string quartets (incredible edition on BIS)
- Krommer wind partita octets
- Hummel septets and piano quintet
- Hyperion romantic violin concertos by Stanford, Lassen, Scharwenka, and Langgaard
- Mahler 7
- Gunnar de Frumerie (had never heard of him before!)
- Bartok solo piano music (Zoltan Kocsis Big Box)
- Ernesto Halffter
- Rodrigo's Per la flor del lliri blau, for wind/brass band
- Jan Novak (thank you, Daverz!)
- recordings by the Czech Nonet
- the entire Naxos Brazil series, but particularly the choros of Camargo Guarnieri and the symphonies of Claudio Santoro
- Anders Eliasson
- Guillaume Connesson's Cosmic Trilogy
- the orchestration skill of Kenneth Hesketh
- ongoing project to listen to the complete Kalevi Aho

Also had my first listen to some other major works, like Haydn's Creation and Mahler's Das Lied, that will no doubt grow on me over time.

Todd

Quote from: Brian on January 01, 2023, 08:51:28 AMAlso had my first listen to some other major works, like Haydn's Creation and Mahler's Das Lied, that will no doubt grow on me over time.

Or they may not.  Which is OK.  I will say, though, that hearing The Creation in person may give you a different impression of the work.  Along with Petrushka and DSCH 11, after hearing it live, hearing it on disc just never satisfies as much.
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Brian

Purchases of the year

Kocsis Big Box
Les ballets russes box from Warner

New recordings of the year

Beethoven and Mozart / Paul Wee
Montgeroult / Clare Hammond
Reynaldo Hahn / Pavel Kolesnikov
Naxos Brazil series
Brahms sextets / Belcea, Zimmermann, Queyras

Quote from: Todd on January 01, 2023, 09:00:28 AMOr they may not.  Which is OK.  I will say, though, that hearing The Creation in person may give you a different impression of the work.  Along with Petrushka and DSCH 11, after hearing it live, hearing it on disc just never satisfies as much.
I know this to be very true of DSCH 11. Hopefully the live opportunity arises.

kyjo

Quote from: Brian on January 01, 2023, 08:51:28 AMI'm going through my listening log now wrapping up my 2022 musical diary.

Here, roughly chronologically, are my favorite works I explored for the first time ever in 2022, and composers I discovered or dove deeper into than previously:

- the complete Boccherini guitar quintets (not just the famous one)
- Grumiaux/Klien Mozart violin sonatas
- Pavel Vranicky / Paul Wranitzky
- the complete Cherubini string quartets (incredible edition on BIS)
- Krommer wind partita octets
- Hummel septets and piano quintet
- Hyperion romantic violin concertos by Stanford, Lassen, Scharwenka, and Langgaard
- Mahler 7
- Gunnar de Frumerie (had never heard of him before!)
- Bartok solo piano music (Zoltan Kocsis Big Box)
- Ernesto Halffter
- Rodrigo's Per la flor del lliri blau, for wind/brass band
- Jan Novak (thank you, Daverz!)
- recordings by the Czech Nonet
- the entire Naxos Brazil series, but particularly the choros of Camargo Guarnieri and the symphonies of Claudio Santoro
- Anders Eliasson
- Guillaume Connesson's Cosmic Trilogy
- the orchestration skill of Kenneth Hesketh
- ongoing project to listen to the complete Kalevi Aho

Also had my first listen to some other major works, like Haydn's Creation and Mahler's Das Lied, that will no doubt grow on me over time.

Great list, Brian! Big thumbs-up for Frumerie, Halffter, Guarnieri, Santoro, and Connesson especially.
"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music" - Sergei Rachmaninoff