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by Fergus
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Views: 3278435

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Cantata for Christmas Eve....


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by Fergus
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3278435

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Both the Gardiner and McCreesh are excellent recordings and can´t be faulted, but really, Rinaldo Alessandrini´s is the finest of the lot, with pure Monteverdi blood running in the collective blood system of the marvelous Concerto Italiano. And since he has singers of the caliber of Roberta Inverni...
by Fergus
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: SEASON'S GREETINGS CMGers!
Replies: 18
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Nollag shona duit go léir :D

Happy Christmas to everyone :D
by Fergus
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2012 CMG Pledge!
Replies: 65
Views: 12132

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Jared wrote:Ok.... here we go.... the 2012 CMG pledge. This time, I promise I will try and stick to it!!
We will be watching closely :wink:
by Fergus
Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2012 CMG Pledge!
Replies: 65
Views: 12132

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I have to say that one of my priorities has been to reduce the number of unplayed discs in my collection too. :) The number of unplayed disks in my collection just never seems to go down... I have just had a quick count up, and there are 73 unplayed disks sat on my shelf... seriously, that lot will...
by Fergus
Fri Dec 23, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2012 CMG Pledge!
Replies: 65
Views: 12132

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I did not commit myself to anything in particular but what I did do was to reduce my Wish List by about 50% in 2011. I am pleased with this as quite a number of discs had been languishing there for quite some time.
by Fergus
Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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On vinyl, 2 LP set....


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by Fergus
Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Views: 3278435

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Currently listening to....


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by Fergus
Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3278435

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by Fergus
Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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by Fergus
Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
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Jared wrote: blimey Fergus... I'm surprised you can still find images of the covers online... :mrgreen:
I didn't Jared; they are my own images taken from my Photobucket account :lol:
by Fergus
Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3278435

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Quite right Jared, the Magrigals are not necessarily an easy listen for the novice in, or someone who does not have an ear for, Early Music. However, with persistence, the music can be very rewarding :D absolutely... I've just gleened far more from it than I did back in 2008... it's down to acquiri...
by Fergus
Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
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On vinyl, two very different versions of the same work.... http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Vinyl%20Covers/IMG_BeethovenS2Ansermet.jpg?t=1312018118 ....followed by the Piano Trio version of the same work.... http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt184/Aligreto/Vinyl%20Covers/IMG_Beetho...
by Fergus
Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
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Monteverdi is just about the 'oldest' composer in my collection. I like his Vespers very much, so please let me know how you get on with this disc also :) I've had these disks for over 3 years Darren, and I have to say they are quite different stylistically from his religious choral music, seeming ...
by Fergus
Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Views: 3278435

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by Fergus
Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3278435

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Wallingford wrote:
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I"ll promise to check this out on Rhapsody, along with the Caldaras disc mentioned prior.
Good for you....let us know what you think :D
by Fergus
Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3278435

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by Fergus
Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3278435

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Chalkperson wrote:Try and find the earlier, Mono Set too, also on DG... :D :D :D
Cheers Chalkie :D
by Fergus
Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1321
Views: 629786

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Beautiful low key Irish traditional music for Christmas....being a Celt I have to acknowledge the Winter Solstice with some appropriate Celtic lore!
by Fergus
Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3278435

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Some more really beautiful Christmas music from Charpentier....


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by Fergus
Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
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bombasticDarren wrote:Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.5 (Evgeny Mravinsky, Leningrad Philharmomic Orchestra, DG)

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There is some fabulous music making on the set 8)
by Fergus
Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4113
Views: 1203227

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Chalkperson wrote:That certainly looks like a minimal Sleeve, love all the white space... :mrgreen:
Minimalist to the last....let us see what the music is like....
by Fergus
Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3278435

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On vinyl....

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by Fergus
Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3278435

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http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61WSDAz142L._SL500_AA300_.jpg I see you finally picked up this disc Fergus. Are you enjoying it thus far? That's one of my favorite Dumay/Pires recordings. Yes indeed, I loved it. I found these to be very tuneful and engaging pieces that made for very pleasant ...
by Fergus
Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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by Fergus
Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Another seasonal favourite :D
by Fergus
Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Concerto Grosso Op.6 No. 8, Christmas Concerto.
by Fergus
Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3278435

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by Fergus
Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3278435

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by Fergus
Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
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This is a beautiful work that is very well sung and played here.
by Fergus
Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Jared wrote: yes, I'd recommend Tallis, Byrd, Palestrina, Gabrieli & Victoria....
....and all before Christmas Darren :lol:
by Fergus
Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3278435

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Jared wrote:
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^^ I have grown quite a fondness for the subtle harmonies in that piece, Fergus... background music in the very finest sense of the term.. 8)
It is sublime Jared 8)
by Fergus
Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4113
Views: 1203227

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bombasticDarren wrote:Image

I don't really feel like I have broken my 'rule' here. In total this only set me back £2.84! :roll:
Whatever you say Darren :wink: :roll:
by Fergus
Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3278435

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by Fergus
Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4113
Views: 1203227

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Jared wrote:^^^ well, let me post my 3000th post on CMG (for the 2nd time around! :oops: ) by thanking you for said reassurance... :lol:
My pleasure my friend....enjoy the Gardiner :D
by Fergus
Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4113
Views: 1203227

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http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51YcQrRzhvL._SL500_AA300_.jpg This was the first disc of Charpentier’s music that I bought and it still remains a seasonal favourite; with gorgeous singing and beautiful instrumental textures. The Noels are very melodious and lilt along at a lively pace, in a d...
by Fergus
Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4113
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Jared wrote: Do you like my thinking, or do you think I'm nuts?
Yep, I think you are nuts....but not for buying the Gardiner box set (shrewd move)....I just think you are nuts :mrgreen:
by Fergus
Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3278435

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51YcQrRzhvL._SL500_AA300_.jpg This was the first disc of Charpentier’s music that I bought and it still remains a seasonal favourite; with gorgeous singing and beautiful instrumental textures. The Noels are very melodious and lilt along at a lively pace, in a d...
by Fergus
Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3278435

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Jared wrote:^^ oh there is no doubting... the man knew how to write chamber music... and the Beaux Arts Trio (and friends) knew how to play it... truly sumptuous... 8)
Well said Sir :wink:
by Fergus
Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4113
Views: 1203227

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josé echenique wrote:
Fergus wrote:A Christmas present to myself....


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:mrgreen:
I once gave Skrowaczewski a ride to the airport :D
And did you had a very interesting conversation Pepe?
by Fergus
Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3278435

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http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn99/fandango68/Late%20Classical/51PlpXy7EL__SL500_AA300_.jpg traversal of the early SQs this morning... I am looking for a complete Schubert quartet cycle Jared. Does this one pass muster? very much so... it must be about the strongest in the field... 8) that sai...
by Fergus
Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4113
Views: 1203227

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A Christmas present to myself....


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:mrgreen:
by Fergus
Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3278435

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by Fergus
Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:20 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4113
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Jared wrote:^^ so much for 'last significant haul this year' young man! :lol:
I had the same thought myself Jared :lol:
by Fergus
Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3278435

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