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by Jared
Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hildegard von Bingen to be Canonized & Made Dr. of Church
Replies: 8
Views: 1444

Re: Hildegard von Bingen to be Canonized & Made Dr. of Churc

I'm sorry to have to admit I find her music supremely boring... :shock: Really? You find this supremely boring? http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn99/fandango68/Renaissance/61BapFsZjIL__SL500_AA300_.jpg each to their own I suppose, but I really wouldn't have thought that possible... :?
by Jared
Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3167606

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Walton I: Boult/BBC.....live performance, 1975: released on CD by BBC Magazine. have you seen this months CD mb? It has Menuhin performing the Beethoven VC from 1948 and RVW conducting his own Dona Nobis Pacem from 1936... 8) I just got the December issue last week: we're a little slow here across ...
by Jared
Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Handel's Messiah
Replies: 25
Views: 7145

Re: Handel's Messiah

I'm afraid that, like most threads on CMG, I am unable to contribute very much mb... at present, I only have two versions, both of which I like very much; Harry Christophers with BBC Phil and Huddersfield Choral Soc, and this: http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn99/fandango68/Baroque/MessiahPinnock...
by Jared
Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3167606

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

I am sure one day I will venture into music of this era. Thankfully I have plenty of time, and a couple of reliable guides on CMG when the time comes for me :D yes, I'd recommend Tallis, Byrd, Palestrina, Gabrieli & Victoria before tackling Obrecht... but you are right, Fergus & Pepe would be your ...
by Jared
Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4099
Views: 1120728

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http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41GMKB3JGYL._SL500_AA300_.jpg I don't really feel like I have broken my 'rule' here. In total this only set me back £2.84! :roll: shan't believe anything you say in future about tightening the purse strings, Mr Rose.. :wink: however if you were wishing to loose...
by Jared
Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3167606

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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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)
by Jared
Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3167606

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://i48.tinypic.com/4kffyo.jpg This is another of my favourite Christmas recordings, and gets my vote as the finest recording of the Gabrieli Consort. Praetorius´s In Dulci Jubilo sung by some 600 voices (The Gabrieli consort plus the church congregation) is alone worth the price of the cd. Pepe...
by Jared
Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4099
Views: 1120728

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

^^^ well, let me post my 3000th post on CMG (for the 2nd time around! :oops: ) by thanking you for said reassurance... :lol:
by Jared
Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4099
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Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

I admire the amount of thought you have put into the purchase Jared. I'll leave it at that. :wink: :lol: phew... I'm relieved about that, because in the New Year, I'm likely to try something similar with the Angela Hewitt complete Bach piano works. If I play my cards right and wait for the price to...
by Jared
Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3167606

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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
by Jared
Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4099
Views: 1120728

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

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 Jared
Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4099
Views: 1120728

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

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oh, Fergus is going to love me for this! :D
by Jared
Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3167606

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

johnQpublic wrote:'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:
by Jared
Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3167606

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^^ 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)
by Jared
Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3167606

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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pure genius... 8)
by Jared
Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3167606

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

maestrob wrote:Walton I: Boult/BBC.....live performance, 1975: released on CD by BBC Magazine.
have you seen this months CD mb? It has Menuhin performing the Beethoven VC from 1948 and RVW conducting his own Dona Nobis Pacem from 1936... 8)
by Jared
Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4099
Views: 1120728

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

josé echenique wrote:I once gave Skrowaczewski a ride to the airport :D
Only on CMG could you read a comment like that! :lol: 8)
by Jared
Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3167606

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

bombasticDarren wrote:Well, it's in my Amazon basket now :roll:
Make it a *New Year* resolution Darren... (and not before!) :lol:
by Jared
Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3167606

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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 Jared
Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3167606

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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traversal of the early SQs this morning...
by Jared
Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4099
Views: 1120728

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

^^ so much for 'last significant haul this year' young man! :lol:

you certainly seem to be enjoying your Walton these days... :D
by Jared
Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4099
Views: 1120728

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

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...
by Jared
Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3167606

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn99/fandango68/Late%20Classical/51DX1jPrvKL__SL500_AA300_.jpg all of this boxset... The String Quintet is a particular peach of a recording, in my view :wink: ^^ they are all fine Darren, although I think the String Quintet is of particular merit... but then fran...
by Jared
Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3167606

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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all of this boxset...
by Jared
Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3167606

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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been giving this set a full run through today...
by Jared
Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tongue lashings
Replies: 16
Views: 2510

Re: Tongue lashings

barney wrote:Dorothy Parker was truly formidable.'
Great post, Barney... my favourite Parker line was:

"If all the girls who attended the college ball were laid end to end, I shouldn't be at all surprised".

:lol:
by Jared
Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4099
Views: 1120728

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

[Two more Renaissance beauties for my burgeoning collection... 8) For some completely unknown reason I do not enjoy Dufay, I have no idea why, unless it's because he's French... I have, and enjoy his Mass for St Anthony of Padua... like I said before, I like all the French music I''ve heard .. up t...
by Jared
Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4099
Views: 1120728

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

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two more Renaissance beauties for my burgeoning collection... 8)
by Jared
Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3167606

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http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn99/fandango68/Late%20Classical/51DX1jPrvKL__SL500_AA300_.jpg http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn99/fandango68/Late%20Classical/515i01FDohL__SL500_AA300_.jpg http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn99/fandango68/Late%20Classical/61xVlvTZ3wL__SL500_AA300_.jpg Lovin...
by Jared
Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3167606

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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: ) I'm sure there HAS to be something I really love that you just don't like... can't think what it might be, though... ...
by Jared
Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3167606

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^^ don't like Ravel... not really taken by Boulez... and Bolero has to be just about the worst piece of 'classical' music ever written... :shock:

purely my uneducated opinion, of course.. :mrgreen:
by Jared
Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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^^ I think that disk has to be my idea of hell, Darren... :wink:

btw, how did you get on with the Trout I sent you?
by Jared
Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4099
Views: 1120728

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

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41KWVJDRF1L._SL500_AA300_.jpg I am pleased to see you have made that investment :D It has been on the List for a while now Darren :roll: sadly, it's still on my list... :oops: however, these now aren't: http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn99/fandango68/Early%2...
by Jared
Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3167606

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what a truly wonderful traversal this had been.... completely lived up to my expectations, both in terms of the quality of the music and performances ... fabulous!
by Jared
Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4099
Views: 1120728

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

Just sold a few DVDs on ebay, and blown most of the profit raised, in one fell swoop:

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rash, or what??

:shock: :mrgreen:
by Jared
Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Hottest Piece of Music in 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1761

Re: Hottest Piece of Music in 2012

Allen wrote:Q : Which piece of classical music will be played most often in the year 2012?

A : “1812” overture by Tchaikovsky

:lol: :lol: :lol:
not in my living room it won't be... :wink:
by Jared
Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3167606

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Good to hear. Opportunities for concert-going in East Anglia are hardly regular so I am glad your travels reaped some reward :) aren't they just... unless you visit either Holkham Hall or Snape Maltings... in either case, you'll have to sell your birthright to afford a ticket... :? I went to a 'pro...
by Jared
Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3167606

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

bombasticDarren wrote:Good to hear. Opportunities for concert-going in East Anglia are hardly regular so I am glad your travels reaped some reward :)
aren't they just... unless you visit either Holkham Hall or Snape Maltings... in either case, you'll have to sell your birthright to afford a ticket... :?
by Jared
Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4099
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http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn99/fandango68/British/51GOMZNrQ4L__SL500_AA300_.jpg I really good purchase there Jared. Probably my favourite piece by Elgar, incidentally thanks Darren... I'm already very familiar with the Kennedy/ Handley set... so when I saw this in a Malvern charity shop fo...
by Jared
Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4099
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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 Jared
Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Hi Folks, I have just got back from visiting most of my reletives, on the way to a work conference in Wales... been away 8 days, so I am afraid I've not got much listening done, but am pleased to say I have at least managed three full traversals of this great set: http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/...
by Jared
Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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Vaughan Williams - 'Dona nobis pacem' (Judith Howarth/Thomas Allen/Matthew Best, Corydon Singers/Corydon Orchestra, Hyperion) http://i.prs.to/t_200/hyperioncda66655.jpg Wjhat do you think of RVW's 'Dona Nobis Pacem' Darren? I have the Hickox version with Sancta Civitas, which I think makes for an e...
by Jared
Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
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Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Seán wrote:By the way, the Beaux Arts Trio box set of Beethoven Trios is FANTASTIC, I love it, do yourself a favour and get it.
it's on the er... New Year's Honours list?? :wink:
by Jared
Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
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Seán wrote:Image

I picked up this Schubert cycle on jpc for the price of a cup of tea: €2.99
quite a ridiculous price, Sean... I bought a LvB 2&4 by Maag recently, which was surprisingly good... please let us know how you get on..
by Jared
Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
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Seán wrote:I must listen to it again.
Sean you must... it's one of his most critically acclaimed pianistic achievements... 8)
by Jared
Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
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^^ is it as colourful an interpretation as the cover suggests, Fergus... :?:

in short, are you 'tickled' with your trout??
by Jared
Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4099
Views: 1120728

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Fergus wrote:Image
a quality purchase Fergus... one of the best versions.. :idea:
by Jared
Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4099
Views: 1120728

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

the clincher was the thought of grabbing nine symphonies for a fiver. :lol: Although I like your thinking (and feel that in your parsimony, I have found a kindred spirit) I would venture to suggest that there might be sound economic reasons why you can pick up 9 of Karajan's Mozart Symphonies for a...
by Jared
Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4099
Views: 1120728

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^^ it has a good enough write-up, so I thought I'd give it a go.. I could do with a couple more general textbooks, and this one looks like it will fit the bill... :D