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by bombasticDarren
Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Brahms - Haydn Variations (Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker, DG)

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by bombasticDarren
Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Sibelius - Lemminkainen Suite (Petri Sakari, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Naxos)

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by bombasticDarren
Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Jared wrote:
bombasticDarren wrote:I will be joining you in that endeavour Jared. I picked up the McCreesh a few weeks ago in a charity shop :)
charity shops... don't you just love 'em?

my set also only cost me about £3.50... :wink: :D
£4.99 for mine :roll:
by bombasticDarren
Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
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http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn99/fandango68/Baroque/51TYJGiu-JL__SL500_AA300_.jpg oh, Fergus is going to love me for this! :D I could have swore blind that you already had JEG's recordings of the Passions and Mass. :? Either way, that will be a great addition to your collection I do. Follow ...
by bombasticDarren
Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Bruckner - Symphony No.4 (Klaus Tennstedt, Berliner Philharmoniker, EMI)

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by bombasticDarren
Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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'tis the Season"....Day 1 Handel - Messiah (Shaw/Telarc) I'll shortly be joning you in this excursion, although I have McCreesh's high octane chariot race of a version, up for consideration this Xmas.. :lol: I will be joining you in that endeavour Jared. I picked up the McCreesh a few weeks ago in ...
by bombasticDarren
Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
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Jared wrote:Image

oh, Fergus is going to love me for this! :D
I could have swore blind that you already had JEG's recordings of the Passions and Mass. :?

Either way, that will be a great addition to your collection
by bombasticDarren
Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Jared wrote:Image

pure genius... 8)
A set that should be in any personal collection of Brahms' works, imho :)
by bombasticDarren
Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Stravinsky - Petrushka (Colin Davis, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Philips)

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This has to be one of the finest Stravinsky collections available. One of my top purchases of the past year :D
by bombasticDarren
Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Jared wrote:
bombasticDarren wrote:Well, it's in my Amazon basket now :roll:
Make it a *New Year* resolution Darren... (and not before!) :lol:
I think it will have to be :(
by bombasticDarren
Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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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 bombasticDarren
Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Stravinsky - Orpheus (Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra, Philips)

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by bombasticDarren
Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Beethoven - Symphony No.9 'Choral' (Jane Marsh/Josephine Veasey/Placido Domingo/Sherrill Milnes/Erich Leinsdorf, Chorus Pro Musica/New England Conservatory Chorus/Boston Symphony Orchestra, RCA) Schoenberg - 'A Survivor from Warsaw' (Sherrill Milnes/Erich Leinsdorf, New England Conservatory Chorus/B...
by bombasticDarren
Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Jared wrote:Image

traversal of the early SQs this morning...
I am looking for a complete Schubert quartet cycle Jared. Does this one pass muster?
by bombasticDarren
Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
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^^ I am glad you were both paying attention :D

And, yes, I do love Walton and can't get enough of him :roll:
by bombasticDarren
Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Sibelius - 'Finlandia' & 'Karelia Suite' (Petri Sakari, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Naxos) http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51YW7wmungL._SL500_AA300_.jpg Darren, have you got the entire Sakari/ISO cycle of Sibelius Symphonic recordings, if you have do you like them? Yes Sean I have the whole s...
by bombasticDarren
Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Stravinsky - 'L'Oiseau de feu' (Colin Davis, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Philips)

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by bombasticDarren
Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
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I feel I should point out that I'll be getting no new music whatsoever this christmas... the infamous shelf is positively bulging with new music which is scheduled to last me until Easter as it is... I really daren't encourage anyone to attempt to add to it... The selection from me above should be ...
by bombasticDarren
Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Sibelius - Symphony No.5 (Sakari Oramo, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Erato)

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by bombasticDarren
Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Schubert - Symphony No.9 'Great' (Klaus Tennstedt, London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Legends)

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by bombasticDarren
Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Jared wrote:Image

all of this boxset...
The String Quintet is a particular peach of a recording, in my view :wink:
by bombasticDarren
Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Sibelius - 'Finlandia' & 'Karelia Suite' (Petri Sakari, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Naxos)

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by bombasticDarren
Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Stravinsky - 'La Sacre du Printemps' (Colin Davis, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Philips)

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by bombasticDarren
Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Walton - Symphony No.2, 'Overture: Portsmouth Point' & 'Comedy Overture: Scapino' (Andre Previn, London Symphony Orchestra, EMI)

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by bombasticDarren
Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Walton - 'Belshazzar's Feast' (Bryn Terfel/Andrew Davis, BBC Singers/BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Warner Apex)

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by bombasticDarren
Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Ravel - Piano Concerto in G major (Monique Haas/Paul Paray, Orchestre National de la RTF, DG)

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by bombasticDarren
Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Walton - 'Belshazzar's Feast' (Thomas Hampson/Simon Rattle, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, EMI)

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by bombasticDarren
Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
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^^ they are very fine performances Sean. I am sure you'll both enjoy them! :D
by bombasticDarren
Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Fergus wrote:Image

Piano Trio Op. 1 No. 3
I think that's a great set Fergus :D
by bombasticDarren
Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Brahms - Symphony No.1 (Bernard Haitink, London Symphony Orchestra, LSO Live)

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This is one of the most joyful sounding Brahms 1's I have ever had the pleasure to listen to
by bombasticDarren
Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Adams - 'Doctor Atomic' Symphony (David Robertson, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Nonesuch)

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by bombasticDarren
Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Sibelius - Symphony No.1 (Petri Sakari, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Naxos)

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by bombasticDarren
Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Milhaud - Symphony No.2 (Michel Plasson, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, DG)

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by bombasticDarren
Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Rodrigo - 'Concerto de Aranjuez' (Carlos Bonell/Steuart Bedford, English Chamber Orchestra, Regis)

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by bombasticDarren
Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Sibelius - Symphony No.4 (Petri Sakari, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Naxos)

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by bombasticDarren
Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Walton - Symphony No.1 (Simon Rattle, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, EMI)

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by bombasticDarren
Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your Favourite NEW Recordings of 2011
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I have given this topic a fair bit of thought and the Martyn Brabbins' Walton disc on Hyperion is one that I will treasure for a long time. A wonderful addition to the Walton catalogue, easily worthy a place alongside the classic Previn and Szell recordings :) http://www.musicweb-international.com/c...
by bombasticDarren
Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
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http://cdn.7static.com/static/img/sleeveart/00/007/440/0000744031_350.jpg http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2008/Feb08/Clementi_symphonies_2564627622.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61eBv-ea3xL._SL500_AA300_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/410XJVABAHL._SL500_AA300_....
by bombasticDarren
Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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^^ Ah, but you see, I adore Ravel is all his guises, despite his flaws I am fascinated by Boulez, AND I absolutely love the Bolero (admittedly it a bit of a guilty pleasure :oops: )
by bombasticDarren
Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Jared wrote:^^ I think that disk has to be my idea of hell, Darren... :wink:
Why's that?

I did listen to the Schubert disc. I think it's a piece that comes off very well in most performances. I have added it to my collection permanently Jared - so that's a good sign :wink:
by bombasticDarren
Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
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The second disc here is posted as a tribute to Jared :wink:

:lol:
by bombasticDarren
Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Ravel - 'Ma Mere l'Oye' & 'Bolero' (Pierre Boulez, Berliner Philharmoniker, DG)

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by bombasticDarren
Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Sibelius - Symphony No.3 (Petri Sakari, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Naxos)

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by bombasticDarren
Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Sibelius - Symphony No.7 (Petri Sakari, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Naxos)

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by bombasticDarren
Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
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Fergus wrote:Image
I am pleased to see you have made that investment :D
by bombasticDarren
Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Sibelius - Symphony No.5 (Petri Sakari, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Naxos)

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by bombasticDarren
Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Milhaud - Symphony No.1 (Michel Plasson, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, DG)

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by bombasticDarren
Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Sibelius - Symphony No.6 (Petri Sakari, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Naxos) http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2001/May01/Sibelius67.gif You have convinced me....I will buy that cycle :roll: I'm glad. It's really impressive so far and, as I have posted before, the second-hand prices are ...