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by Jared
Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I LOATHE Bland
Replies: 46
Views: 6939

Re: I LOATHE Bland

There are some composers who are so subtle that, given a superficial listening, can seem bland, but reward you with stunning beauty when you listen more closely. quite right.... I was kind of thinking along those lines when recalling this wonderful disk... http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn99/fa...
by Jared
Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I LOATHE Bland
Replies: 46
Views: 6939

Re: I LOATHE Bland

I fully understand only for me it's no more effete, pansy, sissy Mozart, Hidin', Bra-a-ahms. Beethoven's fine but no more of that elite pop music from the 18th c. The stuff where people had to attend concerts because it was done, not because they liked the music - hence Haydn's Farewell and Surpris...
by Jared
Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Haydn: Stabat Mater: Any Recommendations?
Replies: 23
Views: 4202

Re: Haydn: Stabat Mater: Any Recommendations?

^^ thanks Mel, it will be purchased in my next batch... :D 8)
by Jared
Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249054

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

johnQpublic wrote:
maestrob wrote: ...with time off for choral listening during the Christmas season.
Ah, yes; our token choral listening takes place at Xmas. :P
my Choral listening takes place on most days... 8)

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by Jared
Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Haydn: Stabat Mater: Any Recommendations?
Replies: 23
Views: 4202

Re: Haydn: Stabat Mater: Any Recommendations?

^^ thank you Mel, it was the version I was tending towards already, and is residing in my Amazon basket.... how would you say, does it differ from Pinnock's? Larger forces, more traditional interpretation?
by Jared
Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4107
Views: 1177937

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

^^ thanks for that post Sean... a set of the same works is certainly on my priority list, too.. 8)
by Jared
Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Haydn: Stabat Mater: Any Recommendations?
Replies: 23
Views: 4202

Haydn: Stabat Mater: Any Recommendations?

Recently, I purchased and enjoyed the Trevor Pinnock version of this piece, but would like to hear another version of this music. http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn99/fandango68/Early%20Classical/61oe0GoRmDL__SL500_AA300_.jpg There doesn't appear to be a plethora of choices out there, has by and ...
by Jared
Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Taking Stock: Beethoven´s Missa Solemnis
Replies: 45
Views: 5628

Re: Taking Stock: Beethoven´s Missa Solemnis

I don't think you should judge a nation by my failings. I dare say most Australians listen to it weekly, as they throw another shrimp on the barbie... :D I'm sorry, but the Xmas 1985 Special 'Kylie and Jason' karaoke megamix version doesn't count... I positively refuse to acknowelge any version of ...
by Jared
Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Penguin Guide: Is This What It's Come To?
Replies: 14
Views: 5642

Re: Penguin Guide: Is This What It's Come To?

I certainly didn't want to give up with the PG; my 2008 version is probably just as well thumbed as Darren's... but I owe Darren a great deal of thanks for putting me in touch with the excellent Third Ear, which I felt could be used as an effective 'counterweight' alongside the PG, to collectively ...
by Jared
Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249054

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

^^ that maybe becasue mine has the older cover design...

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by Jared
Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249054

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Mozart - Flute and Harp Concerto (Lisa Beznosiuk/Frances Kelly/Christopher Hogwood, The Academy of Ancient Music, L'Oiseau-Lyre) http://image.allmusic.com/00/acg/cov200/cm500/m515/m51531rscu8.jpg as you possibly saw Darren, I was also listening to that one yesterday... I think it's a delightful lit...
by Jared
Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249054

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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I'm digesting my Byrd, some weeks before both Thanksgiving and Christmas... 8)
by Jared
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Penguin Guide: Is This What It's Come To?
Replies: 14
Views: 5642

Re: Penguin Guide: Is This What It's Come To?

I gave up on the Penguin Guide long ago, once I got a copy of the Third Ear Guide to Classical Music. That book has guided me to literally hundreds of great recordings. Well worth the small outlay for a used copy on amazon. I certainly didn't want to give up with the PG; my 2008 version is probably...
by Jared
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4107
Views: 1177937

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

I'm afraid that pickings were slim and opportunities few down in 'Charity Shop Central' this morning, howeveer for the princely sum of £1, I decided that another version of Scheherazade couldn't hurt:

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by Jared
Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Taking Stock: Beethoven´s Missa Solemnis
Replies: 45
Views: 5628

Re: Taking Stock: Beethoven´s Missa Solemnis

barney wrote:I don't think I've listened to the Missa Solemnis for a decade.
:shock: :shock: :shock:

always knew Australia was a cultural backwater.... :mrgreen:
by Jared
Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249054

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Cello Concertos...
by Jared
Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249054

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Incorrect....one can never have too much Beethoven :wink: That reminds me that I really need to invest in a complete SQ cycle sometime soon; it may very well be that LvB was at his best in this medium imho :idea: I think Sean will be able to help you there... he has almost as many as you have Symph...
by Jared
Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Penguin Guide: Is This What It's Come To?
Replies: 14
Views: 5642

Penguin Guide: Is This What It's Come To?

Words fail me... yes, it has come in for a considerable degree of criticism in the past from CMGers, but I will always maintain that it was INVALUABLE for me, when I was starting out, trying to build myself up the most basic of libraries.... I think we were all surprised and at least a little disapp...
by Jared
Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249054

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Fergus wrote:Incorrect....one can never have too much Beethoven :wink:
I'm sure that is the correct answer for most on this forum, although I'd say 27 rounds of LvB would be too many for me! :lol:
by Jared
Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249054

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

^^ my apologies Fergus, Darren has just posted it in the New Purchases thread...he must have gained inspiration from you (as we all do from time to time.. :D )

anyway, this Oboe is wonderfully infectious... 8)
by Jared
Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249054

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

^^ that sounds like a very worthy past time and set of considerations you've come up with. I fear I shall never be able to go quite that in depth with any major work, partly because there is too many diversions I keep branching out into, and partly because of cost, space and time implications. I hav...
by Jared
Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249054

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

bombasticDarren wrote:
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I notice you've been listening to quite a few different LvB Symphonies recently... have you found the comparative study enlightening?
by Jared
Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249054

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

^^ yes thanks Darren... I have both, which I enjoy very much... :D

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by Jared
Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249054

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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by Jared
Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249054

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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by Jared
Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4107
Views: 1177937

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

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well, so much for me abstaining from new purchases... :?
by Jared
Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249054

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn99/fandango68/Early%20Classical/51fqrUDiVCL__SL500_AA300_.jpg i'm always in the market for more Mozart masses Jared. Can you recommend any of your recent purchases? all of them, Darren, quite frankly... the Hogwood Coronation, McCreesh Great & Marriner Requiem w...
by Jared
Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249054

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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by Jared
Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249054

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

josé echenique wrote:Cute. You play Black Sabbath but won´t touch Les Huguenots with a stick. :lol:
his many flaws and contradictions are part of the man's charm, Pepe... :wink:

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by Jared
Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249054

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Chalkperson wrote: I still play the first two albums... :D :D :D
I think everything up to Sabotage would still be quite valid.... :wink:

but hey, that was a past life for me... I spent too lonmg on Prog Rock and Metal.... and not enough time on Richard Strauss tone poems... :wink:
by Jared
Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249054

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Chalkperson wrote: Listening to Strauss always leaves me wishing I had played something else, Black Sabbath for example... :mrgreen:
they were my fave band when I was about 13... :D
by Jared
Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249054

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61OIp5FGN7L._SL500_AA300_.jpg You listen to way too much of Herr Richard, just watch 2001 instead, it's way superior as a work of Art... :wink: you can never listen to too many Strauss tone poems... 8) although I have to say, I haven't been doing so myself for ...
by Jared
Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4107
Views: 1177937

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

^^ are you saying that the Greek bailout and mounting Italian debt crises might be fiscally soothed if the politicians played more of Dowland's music for lute... rather than the bankers making off with it? :mrgreen:
by Jared
Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4107
Views: 1177937

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

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I see you're keeping Fergus company, thumper.. :wink:
by Jared
Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bach vs Beethoven
Replies: 13
Views: 2992

Re: Bach vs Beethoven

But I don't mind a bit. I'm quite happy with my own preferences. :wink: I think that's the right way to look at it, Marc... to be happy in your own musical skin, and be confident in your own tastes. Speaking personally, if I were allowed to take only 5 recordings to a desert island, the Missa Solem...
by Jared
Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:50 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4107
Views: 1177937

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

^^ OK, if you see it cheaper than £12.53, let me know... :lol: Perhaps Chalkie will give you his copy :mrgreen: all donations gratefully received... .... just mail them here, where all gifts will be administered by the 'Jared Butcher benevolent fund' which will ensure they go to a deserving home, d...
by Jared
Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249054

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Well, Jared, you should also investigate Furtwängler (DG) and Gunter Wand (especially his NDR recording, but the BPO is also outstanding. In period instruments Immerseel has been the most successful so far. But Furtwängler is quite simply beyond compare. many thanks... all in good time... :!: :idea...
by Jared
Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4107
Views: 1177937

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

^^ OK, if you see it cheaper than £12.53, let me know... :lol:
by Jared
Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4107
Views: 1177937

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

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now, that looks VERY interesting indeed! I've never even seen that album beofre... might have to check it out... :idea: 8)
by Jared
Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249054

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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absolutely lovely set... everyone should own it... 8)
by Jared
Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249054

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Schubert - Symphony No.8 'Unfinished' (Guiseppe Sinopoli, Staatskapelle Dresden, DG) http://image-1.verycd.com/6ed481abedd2895135ffa6553086295e23679(600x)/thumb.jpg still possibly my favourite recording of those works, Darren... 8) I take it you haven't heard Szell yet the Jared? :wink: no... just ...
by Jared
Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249054

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

bombasticDarren wrote:Schubert - Symphony No.8 'Unfinished' (Guiseppe Sinopoli, Staatskapelle Dresden, DG)

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still possibly my favourite recording of those works, Darren... 8)
by Jared
Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Plainchant or Not?
Replies: 19
Views: 2788

Re: Plainchant or Not?

The Mark Brown disc arrived. Very nice, particularly the acoustic - it's enough without blurring what's going on. Chanting is superb. No disappointment at all so thanks for that tip, Jared. A good marketplace seller. I ordered it just 2 days ago! thanks my friend... it is a good disk, and I'm very ...
by Jared
Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4107
Views: 1177937

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

^^ thanks, I had read that it was considered to be the standard for this repertoire... and I have LOADS of Beaux Arts performances anyway, so the intention had always been there, but I just couldn't resist it at the price, even if it sits on the shelf until next spring... :shock: :lol:
by Jared
Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249054

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

^^ thanks Chalkie, I will certainly bear it in mind... :)

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by Jared
Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4107
Views: 1177937

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

just in case you hadn't noticed, I'm really in love with all things Haydn at present... so you can imagine my great pleasure when I checked into ebay, and found this delightful little bargain appear for less than half the price it is on Amazon: http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn99/fandango68/Earl...
by Jared
Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249054

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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this is indeed a beautiful disk...
by Jared
Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249054

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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1st listen... because a man simply can't have too many Oboe Concertos in his life... 8)
by Jared
Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3249054

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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1st listen... this version of the F&H Concerto is quite enchanting... 8)
by Jared
Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4107
Views: 1177937

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

^^ didn't think so for a moment... :wink: