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Post by Seán » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:46 am

Darren, you are falling in love with Richard Wagner's music, enjoy.
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Post by Seán » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:48 am

I spent a wee while in Tower today and used my Christmas voucher to buy these:

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Post by bombasticDarren » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:04 pm

Seán wrote:Darren, you are falling in love with Richard Wagner's music, enjoy.
I am mildly ashamed to admit that Wagner plays a significant role in my conversion to CM appreciation. I am ashamed because it was via the most predictable source, namely Apocalypse Now :oops:

Furthermore, Haitink's Ring highlights disc was one of my purchases when I invested in my first three 'taster' CM CD's (knowing it could go either way, and turn out that I wasn't suited to serious CM listening at all) :roll:

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Post by bombasticDarren » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:30 pm

A trawl around London yielded the following for a pittance:-

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Post by josé echenique » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:47 am

All essential recordings Darren. All I Puritani needs is the 4 greatest singers in the World, and that´s just what it got in 1953 with Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano, Rolando Panerai and Nicola Rossi-Lemeni. That was Callas´first recording with EMI by the way. The Cherubini Requiem with Markevitch is wonderful too.

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Post by Chalkperson » Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:19 pm

josé echenique wrote:All essential recordings Darren. All I Puritani needs is the 4 greatest singers in the World, and that´s just what it got in 1953 with Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano, Rolando Panerai and Nicola Rossi-Lemeni. That was Callas´first recording with EMI by the way. The Cherubini Requiem with Markevitch is wonderful too.
Agreed... :D :D :D
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A Christmas present. I'm really not sure about the French horns or the slow tempi. This might be a "learning the repertoire" album, leading to other purchases. :?
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I love that recording, Fergus... 8)

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I love that recording, Fergus... 8)
I am glad to read that Jared....it has been on the Wish List for a long time!

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A Christmas present. I'm really not sure about the French horns or the slow tempi. This might be a "learning the repertoire" album, leading to other purchases. :?
Britten's best heard as a Composer, his Bach leaves a lot to be desired, the kind of recording that make you aware very quickly that there are much, much, better ones out there...
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A Christmas present. I'm really not sure about the French horns or the slow tempi. This might be a "learning the repertoire" album, leading to other purchases. :?
Britten's best heard as a Composer, his Bach leaves a lot to be desired, the kind of recording that make you aware very quickly that there are much, much, better ones out there...
Thank you for confirming my suspicions. The first two concerti are "loose" and lacklustre, and the flabby horns sound as though they've been overdubbed. The remaining four Brandenburgs are better, workaday recordings that are acceptable for the time being.
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Post by Seán » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:17 pm

My thanks to Jared for pointing out that the following sets were available at a reasonable price on Amazon:

The Quartetto Italiano:
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The Beaux Arts Trio:
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Thumper wrote:
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A Christmas present. I'm really not sure about the French horns or the slow tempi. This might be a "learning the repertoire" album, leading to other purchases. :?
Britten's best heard as a Composer, his Bach leaves a lot to be desired, the kind of recording that make you aware very quickly that there are much, much, better ones out there...
Thank you for confirming my suspicions. The first two concerti are "loose" and lacklustre, and the flabby horns sound as though they've been overdubbed. The remaining four Brandenburgs are better, workaday recordings that are acceptable for the time being.
Thumper, try this set:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bach-Brandenbur ... 631&sr=1-2

it's both inexpensive and very highly thought of... 8)

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I finally completed the triptych :roll:

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Post by Chalkperson » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:56 pm

Seán wrote:My thanks to Jared for pointing out that the following sets were available at a reasonable price on Amazon:

The Quartetto Italiano:
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The Beaux Arts Trio:
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Don't forget the String Quintets...
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I finally completed the triptych :roll:
About time too! I am sure you'll enjoy them :)

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I finally completed the triptych :roll:
About time too! I am sure you'll enjoy them :)
those three disks are quality Darren... I'd really urge you to consider them... 8)

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fine disk Darren, although the tempos are a little on the 'swift' side for some.. :wink:

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bombasticDarren wrote:
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I finally completed the triptych :roll:
About time too! I am sure you'll enjoy them :)
Yes, it took quite a while I do agree....such is the size of the List :roll:

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Jared wrote:
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fine disk Darren, although the tempos are a little on the 'swift' side for some.. :wink:
That suits me Jared. Generally speaking, I do prefer my JSB at an energetic tempo :wink:

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bombasticDarren wrote:
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fine disk Darren, although the tempos are a little on the 'swift' side for some.. :wink:
That suits me Jared. Generally speaking, I do prefer my JSB at an energetic tempo :wink:
I also agree Darren....Bach with bite suits me also :D

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Post by josé echenique » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:32 pm

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Vivaldi´s only surviving oratorio Fergus, and a military one.
That´s a superb recording, with the lovely Magdalena Kozena cutting Holofernes´s head with real panache :lol:

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Yet another great Kubelik performance. We are so fortunate for this live performance in excellent sound, since Kubelik never made a studio recording. This is a more humane reading than Klemperer´s or Karajan´s, a truly great Deutsches Requiem, right Fergus?

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josé echenique wrote:
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Yet another great Kubelik performance. We are so fortunate for this live performance in excellent sound, since Kubelik never made a studio recording. This is a more humane reading than Klemperer´s or Karajan´s, a truly great Deutsches Requiem, right Fergus?
I thought that I might get approval from you on that one Pepe :D

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josé echenique wrote: This is a more humane reading than Klemperer´s or Karajan´s, a truly great Deutsches Requiem, right Fergus?
I've heard good things about the Klemperer, although I found the Karajan offering fairly turgid, with rather slow tempi in places.. I exchanged it for the Herreweghe version a while ago, and felt I came out of the deal well. Kubelik's is a version I've yet to hear.. but one day...

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Jared wrote:
josé echenique wrote: This is a more humane reading than Klemperer´s or Karajan´s, a truly great Deutsches Requiem, right Fergus?
I've heard good things about the Klemperer, although I found the Karajan offering fairly turgid, with rather slow tempi in places.. I exchanged it for the Herreweghe version a while ago, and felt I came out of the deal well. Kubelik's is a version I've yet to hear.. but one day...
I compared the Kubelik to the Klemperer and Karajan versions because they are all "old school" Brahms, more recent hip versions like the Herreweghe and Gardiner have different priorities and therefore are not strictly comparable. The Klemperer is thought by many as the classic recording, the library choice, and maybe it still is, but Kubelik offers a kinder and gentler reading, superbly sung by the Choir of the Bavarian Radio, and it is very eloquent too, Kubelik works his special magic and the results are stunning. I´d certainly recommend it Jared :D

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josé echenique wrote: Kubelik offers a kinder and gentler reading, superbly sung by the Choir of the Bavarian Radio, and it is very eloquent too, Kubelik works his special magic and the results are stunning. I´d certainly recommend it Jared :D
it's funny. What you have said here is exactly how I feel about his (for me, underrrated) set of Mahler Symphonies, when similarly contrasted with the 'old school'.. I'm quite fond of his interpretations here, and was quite surprised at how good they were, when I first heard them... as I'd previously, naively had him down as being at his best in Czech repertoire... not the case, I see.

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Jared wrote:
josé echenique wrote: Kubelik offers a kinder and gentler reading, superbly sung by the Choir of the Bavarian Radio, and it is very eloquent too, Kubelik works his special magic and the results are stunning. I´d certainly recommend it Jared :D
it's funny. What you have said here is exactly how I feel about his (for me, underrrated) set of Mahler Symphonies, when similarly contrasted with the 'old school'.. I'm quite fond of his interpretations here, and was quite surprised at how good they were, when I first heard them... as I'd previously, naively had him down as being at his best in Czech repertoire... not the case, I see.
I love everything that I have of Kubelik in my collection and his first Mahler studio cycle set on DG is magnificent.
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Seán wrote:
Jared wrote:
josé echenique wrote: Kubelik offers a kinder and gentler reading, superbly sung by the Choir of the Bavarian Radio, and it is very eloquent too, Kubelik works his special magic and the results are stunning. I´d certainly recommend it Jared :D
it's funny. What you have said here is exactly how I feel about his (for me, underrrated) set of Mahler Symphonies, when similarly contrasted with the 'old school'.. I'm quite fond of his interpretations here, and was quite surprised at how good they were, when I first heard them... as I'd previously, naively had him down as being at his best in Czech repertoire... not the case, I see.
I love everything that I have of Kubelik in my collection and his first Mahler studio cycle set on DG is magnificent.
If anyone were to ask me to recommend a complete Mahler cycle I would direct them to Kubelik...

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Now, that's what I call getting to the very core of the matter Thumper... I hope you enjoy those readings.. 8)

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the Pinnock recording is very good indeed... I'm sure you've got a few recordings of the Trumpet & Keyboard Concertos, but the Oboe doesn't seem to be recorded as often, and that's a lovely version, which I must admit I play quite a bit.

It would be interesting to hear Sabine Mayer's HIP performance of the Clarinet Conc.. I only have her pairing with Hans Vonk and the Stad. Dresden (again!) which I very muich enjoy..

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