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

Post by Fergus » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:48 am

A Christmas present to myself....


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Post by josé echenique » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:51 am

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


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:mrgreen:
I once gave Skrowaczewski a ride to the airport :D

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Post by Jared » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:56 am

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)

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Post by Fergus » Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:04 am

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


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I once gave Skrowaczewski a ride to the airport :D
And did you had a very interesting conversation Pepe?

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Post by Jared » Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:39 pm

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oh, Fergus is going to love me for this! :D

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Post by bombasticDarren » Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:50 pm

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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

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bombasticDarren wrote:
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
I do. Follow my thinking for a moment. That is a limited edition 22CD box set which is now out of print and going for over £100 on Amazon, if you can now find one. Mine was a fraction of that second hand (?!) on ebay. This set includes all his first (admittedly incomplete) traversal of Cantatas, which if I'd had collected separately would now cost me a small fortune. If I put the Passion CDs on ebay in the New Year along with a couple of Cantata disks, I *should* recoup approx 2/3 of the cost of this set back, gaining about 10/11 new CDs of Canatas in the process, which will cost considerably less than £2 a disk and also take up less shelf space.

Do you like my thinking, or do you think I'm nuts?

:D

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Post by bombasticDarren » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:05 pm

Jared wrote:
bombasticDarren wrote:
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
I do. Follow my thinking for a moment. That is a limited edition 22CD box set which is now out of print and going for over £100 on Amazon, if you can now find one. Mine was a fraction of that second hand (?!) on ebay. This set includes all his first (admittedly incomplete) traversal of Cantatas, which if I'd had collected separately would now cost me a small fortune. If I put the Passion CDs on ebay in the New Year along with a couple of Cantata disks, I *should* recoup approx 2/3 of the cost of this set back, gaining about 10/11 new CDs of Canatas in the process, which will cost considerably less than £2 a disk and also take up less shelf space.

Do you like my thinking, or do you think I'm nuts?

:D
I admire the amount of thought you have put into the purchase Jared. I'll leave it at that.

:wink:

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Post by Jared » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:12 pm

bombasticDarren wrote: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 dip sufficiently, I should gain about 7 disks of great new music for around a tenner... :lol: :mrgreen:

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Post by Fergus » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:19 pm

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:

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Post by Fergus » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:21 pm

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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 dance like fashion; a lovely recording.

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Post by Jared » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:22 pm

^^^ well, let me post my 3000th post on CMG (for the 2nd time around! :oops: ) by thanking you for said reassurance... :lol:

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Post by Fergus » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:35 pm

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

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Post by josé echenique » Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:37 pm

Fergus wrote:
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?

He came to conduct our National Symphony in 1977 or 78. My brother was second conductor of the orchestra at the time. And immediately after his last concert he had to take a flight to Germany.
Well, the driver that was supposed to take him to the airport never showed up, so my brother asked me to take him to the airport because he had an afternoon rehearsal. And so there goes little Pepe (I was 17) with the then little known Skrowaczewski to the airport. I remember him as a very nice man. I honestly don´t remember much about what we talked about but there was definitely some Mahler, since he came to conduct Mahler´s Seventh in a complete Mahler cycle that also included Eduardo Mata, chief conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional at the time, Erich Leinsdorf, Maurice Abravanel and another little known conductor that was to become in the next decade a celebrity: Klaus Tennstedt.

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Sibelius: Complete Symphonies
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Post by bombasticDarren » Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:54 am

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I don't really feel like I have broken my 'rule' here. In total this only set me back £2.84! :roll:

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Post by Jared » Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:11 am

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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 loosen them a little further, you might also consider this marvellous set:

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Post by Fergus » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:48 am

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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:

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Post by bombasticDarren » Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:09 pm

^^ I am happy to disappoint you both in this instance :wink:

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Post by Chalkperson » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:59 pm

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That certainly looks like a minimal Sleeve, love all the white space... :mrgreen:
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Post by Fergus » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:43 pm

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....

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I think you'll agree, (Bach Cantatas notwithstanding) I've been rather restrained recently... however this arrived this morning, as I have been really rather intrigued to hear it...

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Post by bombasticDarren » Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:43 pm

Jared wrote:I think you'll agree, (Bach Cantatas notwithstanding) I've been rather restrained recently...
Yes, and impressively so too :wink:

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bombasticDarren wrote:
Jared wrote:I think you'll agree, (Bach Cantatas notwithstanding) I've been rather restrained recently...
Yes, and impressively so too :wink:
a prime example of a vegetarian having gone 'cold turkey' before Christmas... :wink:

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Post by Seán » Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:41 am

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I hope you like that Darren, Sawallisch's cycle on EMI put me off Brahms for years and it was Jared and Pepe who encouraged me to try Harnoncourt et al and I haven't looked back since.

Enjoy.
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Post by bombasticDarren » Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:57 am

Seán wrote:I hope you like that Darren, Sawallisch's cycle on EMI put me off Brahms for years and it was Jared and Pepe who encouraged me to try Harnoncourt et al and I haven't looked back since.
No, I agree about the Sawallisch EMI set. I couldn't get on with it at all, but I heard good things about the ridiculousy cheap Philips cycle so though I would try it out. I have to say I have never truly taken to Harnoncourt's Brahms, even though I remain a critical fan of many of his recordings :)

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Post by Jared » Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:00 am

^^ for the record I didn't recommend the Harnoncourt, but I have recently been enjoying this recommendation from Fergus, immensely...

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Post by bombasticDarren » Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:14 pm

Jared wrote:^^ for the record I didn't recommend the Harnoncourt, but I have recently been enjoying this recommendation from Fergus, immensely...

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What a wonderful cycle that is!! I am glad that quite a few members of CMG have realised this also :D

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One from Amazon's Bargain Basement :wink:

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Post by josé echenique » Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:13 pm

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For a Brahms cycle with a modern medium size orchestra this should also be considered, it´s very well conducted and magnificently played. In fact the COE orchestral performance surpasses Mackerras´Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Though lately the Brahms I have been enjoying the most is with sumptuous symphony orchestras, namely 2 utterly extraordinary live Fourths, one with Giulini and the Concertgebouw part of Box 5 of the Anthology of the Royal Concertgebouw years 1980-1990 and a recently released white hot Günter Wand/Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester in the Profil label that should be investigated.

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Post by Jared » Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:15 am

bombasticDarren wrote:One from Amazon's Bargain Basement :wink:
I'm down there myself so often rooting around, that I'm surprised we don't bump into each other... :wink:

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Post by bombasticDarren » Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:28 am

Jared wrote:
bombasticDarren wrote:One from Amazon's Bargain Basement :wink:
I'm down there myself so often rooting around, that I'm surprised we don't bump into each other... :wink:
Fun, isn't it? :wink:

Found another one...

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bombasticDarren wrote:
Jared wrote:
bombasticDarren wrote:One from Amazon's Bargain Basement :wink:
I'm down there myself so often rooting around, that I'm surprised we don't bump into each other... :wink:
Fun, isn't it? :wink:

Found another one...

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:roll:
how many disks do you own, which you haven't played yet?... I own 86. That's enough. No more until I've worked through (most of) them...

New Year's Resolution... listen to everything I have, before purchasing any more.. 8) :D

yeah, right... :mrgreen:

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Post by bombasticDarren » Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:48 am

Jared wrote:
bombasticDarren wrote:
Jared wrote:
bombasticDarren wrote:One from Amazon's Bargain Basement :wink:
I'm down there myself so often rooting around, that I'm surprised we don't bump into each other... :wink:
Fun, isn't it? :wink:

Found another one...

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:roll:
how many disks do you own, which you haven't played yet?... I own 86. That's enough. No more until I've worked through (most of) them...

New Year's Resolution... listen to everything I have, before purchasing any more.. 8) :D

yeah, right... :mrgreen:
In terms of individual discs (not boxed sets) I would say I am even with you, maybe a bit less in fact

As long as we enjoy it, hey? :wink:

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Post by Fergus » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:04 am

Strict discipline is what is called for gentlemen :lol:

I only now have 9 individual CDs and 1 set unlistened to on my shelf 8)


However, I ordered 6 CDs yesterday and will probably go again today :lol:

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if and when you consider a 2nd Darren... this is electric:

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Post by arthound » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:22 pm

Seán wrote:
arthound wrote:Hope you continue getting better Darren.

Have you picked up this one? Mine is hopefully arriving soon:

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I, too, am curious aboit that set, I had it in my jpc basket and let it go.
Finally arrived around week ago - it's a superb set and well priced at the moment through some online outlets.

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arthound wrote:
Seán wrote:
arthound wrote:Hope you continue getting better Darren.

Have you picked up this one? Mine is hopefully arriving soon:

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I, too, am curious aboit that set, I had it in my jpc basket and let it go.
Finally arrived around week ago - it's a superb set and well priced at the moment through some online outlets.
That's a great set, I have all the individual discs, each one a winner... :D :D :D
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Chalkperson wrote:
arthound wrote:
Seán wrote:
arthound wrote:Hope you continue getting better Darren.

Have you picked up this one? Mine is hopefully arriving soon:

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I, too, am curious aboit that set, I had it in my jpc basket and let it go.
Finally arrived around a week ago - it's a superb set and well priced at the moment through some online outlets.
That's a great set, I have all the individual discs, each one a winner... :D :D :D
I thought you would have these already Chalk - good to hear you enjoy them as well. I like the way the Brandenburgs and overtures are split up throughout the discs.

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