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by Thumper
Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
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Views: 1267971

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

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Four cello concertos and some lollipops. I'm looking forward to hearing this.
by Thumper
Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4122
Views: 1267971

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

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Another addition to my Brilliant Classics box set collection for £11.22 inc. postage. 8)
by Thumper
Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4122
Views: 1267971

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

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Brilliant Classics have me twirled around their little finger. I should add that I acquired this second-hand 40CD box set, including postage, for £11.62. :D
by Thumper
Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4122
Views: 1267971

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51LTXWbeUrL._SL500_AA300_.jpg I think that you should enjoy that one; I have always liked listening to Capella Istropolitana recordings :D Thank you, Fergus. I bought it chiefly for the Capella Istropolitana; let's hope this W. A. Mozart fellow doesn't spoil my...
by Thumper
Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2012 CMG Pledge!
Replies: 65
Views: 12673

Re: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2011 CMG Pledge!

*looks up* Pah. Far too conventional. Some of you need to stretch your ears. This year, I shall acquaint myself with: Beethoven: Symphonies, 2, 4 & 8. No. :oops: Beethoven: Piano Sonatas 1-32 (exc. the Pathétique, Moonlight, Pastorale and Waldstein) 1-7, 21, 22-26, 28. Beethoven: String Quartets (c...
by Thumper
Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4122
Views: 1267971

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51krqnJplLL._SL500_AA300_.jpg A Christmas present. I'm really not sure about the French horns or the slow tempi. This might be a "learning the repertoire" album, leading to other purchases. :? Britten's best heard as a Composer, his Bach leaves a lot to be desi...
by Thumper
Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4122
Views: 1267971

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

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A Christmas present. I'm really not sure about the French horns or the slow tempi. This might be a "learning the repertoire" album, leading to other purchases. :?
by Thumper
Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4122
Views: 1267971

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BVwBbcVeL._SL500_AA280_.jpg Four Last Songs courtesy of Solti/Kiri Te Kanawa. two glorious pieces of music there Thumper... see if you can pick this one up, by way of comparison: http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn99/fandango68/Late%20Romantic/Metamorphosen...
by Thumper
Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4122
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Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

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Four Last Songs courtesy of Solti/Kiri Te Kanawa.
by Thumper
Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4122
Views: 1267971

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518NTBUU9PL._SL500_AA300_.jpg I await your brickbats. :) I have some of Karajan's 'big band' Mozart and it's just fine if you like it that way :wink: For me, there's room for a range of interpretations; I hope you enjoy your purchase Thumper. Let us know... Tha...
by Thumper
Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4122
Views: 1267971

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

It's got to be better than the viola da gamble.
by Thumper
Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4122
Views: 1267971

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Jared wrote:
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I see you're keeping Fergus company, thumper.. :wink:
It's a small example of pan-European financial contagion. :)
by Thumper
Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach vs Beethoven
Replies: 13
Views: 3140

Re: Bach vs Beethoven

Bach vs Beethoven is a rather parochial affair; far better to hold an international contest:

by Thumper
Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4122
Views: 1267971

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51j3QvN1gBL._SS500_.jpg I'm on a roll. :wink: I downloaded this direct from Naxos, and have found its sound quality to be superior to the Beethoven entry in the series, which I purchased from Audible. It was worth spending my money just to learn that the teenag...
by Thumper
Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Victoria: Sacred Works (Archiv 10 CD Boxset)
Replies: 10
Views: 1737

Re: Victoria: Sacred Works (Archiv 10 CD Boxset)

Victoria's Requiem is the subject of the "Building a Library" feature in November's BBC Music Magazine.
by Thumper
Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4122
Views: 1267971

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/517Q1XCZZ1L._SL500_AA300_.jpg It took a few months of knocking on Lance's spam filter to get back in after CMG's recent catastrophic crash, but here I am. Someone has to lower the tone. The above CD is helping me to prise open my 50CD Brilliant Classics Beethov...
by Thumper
Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4122
Views: 1267971

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/612qbtIuLtL._SL500_AA300_.jpg The Planets was probably the first piece of classical music that held my attention but I haven't owned a recording of it for many years. Last week, I felt like plugging the gap in my paltry collection. I popped into a charity shop ...
by Thumper
Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3351115

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Beethoven - String Quartet No. 10, Op. 74, "Harp". http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51tQhgE9hRL._SL500_AA300_.jpg My Beethoven odyssey continues. I'm in the habit of filling my mp3 player with tracks from sampler CDs from Gramophone, BBC Music Magazine, Classic FM, etc., and enjoying the ensuin...
by Thumper
Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3351115

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

....I'm tempted to start a thread/rant about the difficulties of transferring CD track information to media players. :? That has been a big issue for a long time now but I think Chalkie is working on the solution at the moment :wink: Yes, I have been working on this problem for nearly five years, j...
by Thumper
Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3351115

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Beethoven - Symphonies 1 & 3 (Herbert Blomstedt, Staatskapelle Dresden). Album cover art from Brilliant Classics, who can't seem to decide exactly which boxed set the CD belongs to. At least my recent rip transferred the CD's track details to my media player without fuss. I'm tempted to start a thre...
by Thumper
Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3351115

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51eIrVNLueL._SL500_AA300_.jpg Since you ask, the scherzo of the above work, courtesy of Gramophone's (controversial) new online player. On hearing it, I realised I must have owned a version of Dvorák's 6th some years ago. I haven't heard this movement in years;...
by Thumper
Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3351115

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51E9b6HaTrL._SL500_AA300_.jpg A good example of Naxos's "value for money" ethos; it's an excellent Prokofiev primer. Thumper, old beast!! I finally get to welcome you to CMG.... you are very welcome indeed to join us!! 8) :D :D one word of warning however... an...
by Thumper
Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3351115

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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A good example of Naxos's "value for money" ethos; it's an excellent Prokofiev primer.
by Thumper
Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2012 CMG Pledge!
Replies: 65
Views: 12673

Re: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2011 CMG Pledge!

*looks up* Pah. Far too conventional. Some of you need to stretch your ears. This year, I shall acquaint myself with: Beethoven: Symphonies, 2, 4 & 8. Beethoven: Piano Sonatas 1-32 (exc. the Pathétique, Moonlight, Pastorale and Waldstein) Beethoven: String Quartets (complete) Beethoven: Missa Solemn...
by Thumper
Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4122
Views: 1267971

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT4cxiXjLmkzXUsCS7lUcDWTRPF1NyslfrAsHEr2TbCDUIxbq8R8A A charity shop find. It just so happens that I don't have a copy of Rach's 2nd PC on my hard drive, so this will do for the time being. Additionally, the soloist is the same Jeno Jandó from my Naxos Beetho...
by Thumper
Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3351115

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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My adventure across the blank parts of my musical universe continues. The Pathétique I know and love, but I've enjoyed getting to know Sonata No.3.
by Thumper
Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3351115

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

He's playing musical chairs...
by Thumper
Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3351115

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2BfEu5vOiL._SL500_AA300_.jpg Volume 10: Piano Sonatas 1, 2, 19 and 20, played by John Lill. Today has seen my first encounter with these pieces. The last movement ( prestissimo ) of the 1st sonata caught my ear but the rest of the disc will require further i...
by Thumper
Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3351115

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

I have not heard that Naxos CD Seán but at Naxos prices it is certainly worth a try :wink: I know that Prokofiev doesn't exactly "light your fire" Fergus but that's a really good CD. Rudin's cello playing is lovely and Kuchar is a splendid conductor in my (humble) opinion. And it's a rare instance ...
by Thumper
Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4122
Views: 1267971

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

In for a penny, in for a pound... ...I want to explore Beethoven's core repertoire and this seems like a good way of going about it. If I fall in love with, for example, Beethoven's string quartets and want to investigate other recordings of them, all well and good; if not, my bank balance won't ha...
by Thumper
Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: BBC Radio 3's message board is closing...
Replies: 3
Views: 896

BBC Radio 3's message board is closing...

In its wisdom, the BBC has decided to close Radio 3's message board : "In the ten years since the Radio 3 message boards were launched, the internet has changed dramatically. There are now many different ways to talk about Radio 3 and talk to each other. We have some big financial challenges ahead a...
by Thumper
Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4122
Views: 1267971

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Chalkperson, maestrob, absinthe - thank you for the warm welcome. (I need the warmth because it's getting cold in my part of the world.)

bombasticDarren, Britten's A Ceremony of Carols is a marvellous work. I do wish you hadn't reminded me I need to buy it. :| :wink:
by Thumper
Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4122
Views: 1267971

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2BfEu5vOiL._SS400_.jpg In for a penny, in for a pound... I suspect that the CMG membership is very familar with this 40-CD box set from Brilliant Classics. Let me tell you something: Amazon is dangerous. :wink: Not having much money to spare, nor in possessi...