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Post by Lance » Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:44 am

Some ERNEST ANSERMET reissues on Decca Eloquence, all with L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande unless otherwise noted:

•Decca 480 0052: Franck: Symphony in d; Les Eolides; Le hasseur Maudit

•Decca 480 0023: Famous French Overtures by Lalo, Auber, Hérold, Thomas, Boieldeu, Offenbach

•Decca 480 0379 [2 CDs]: Mozart: Symphony #38 (Prague); Flute Concerto #2 in D w/A. Pepin, flute; Exsultate Jubilate w/Janine Micheau, soprano*; Serenade in B-flat for 13 Wind INstruments; Leopold Mozart: Trumpet Concerto in D with Michel Cuvit, trumpet *Paris Conservatory Orchestra

•Decca 480 0378: Haydn: Symphony #22 (Philosopher); #90; Trumpet Concerto in E-flat w/Paolo Longinotti, trumpet; Hummel: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat w/Michel Cuvit, trumpet

•Decca 480 0082: Saint-Saens: Symphony #3 (Organ) w/Pierre Segon, organ; Le Rouet d'Omphale; Dans macabre; Chabrier: Espana-Rhapsody for Orchestra; Marche Joyeuse [first release of rare mono recordings]

•Decca 480 1942 [2 CDs]: Haydn: The "Paris" Symphonies" - Nos. 82-87
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Post by Lance » Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:47 am

on DECCA ELOQUENCE series: (one I have long awaited!)

Decca 480 0428: Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Op 61 w/Arthur Grumiaux, violin; Symphony #2 in D Op 36 w/Concertgebouw Orchestra-Amsterdam; Eduard van Beinum, conductor (Concerto r. 1957; Symphony r. 1954)
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Post by Lance » Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:50 am

46 FOLK SONG ARRANGEMENTS BY BEETHOVEN, HAYDN, WEBER

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Edith Mathis, soprano; Julia Hamari, mezzo; Alexander Young, tenor; rIAS Chamber Chorus, Aurele Nicolet, flute; Karl Engel, piano - and others.

DGG Eloquence [2 CDs] 480 0385, 122:39, ADD
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Post by Lance » Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:52 am

Decca Eloquence 480 0955, ADD, 77:55
First International Release on CD

•Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B Minor w/Pierre Fournier
•Janacek: Sinfonietta
•Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet-Fantasy Overture

Vienna Philharmonic,
Rafael Kubelik, conductor
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Post by Lance » Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:54 am

Decca Eloquence 442 9955, 59:07, DDD
First International Release on CD

David Del Tredici
FINAL ALICE
Barbra Hendricks, soprano
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Sir Georg Solti, conductor
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Post by Jared » Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:11 am

^^ I wondered where you had gone to, over this past week, Lance... enjoying some retail therapy, obviously.. :D

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Post by Lance » Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:20 pm

Actually, Jared, I have been involved in heavy piano work, recitals, etc. My soprano sister is up from Atlanta and giving a recital this Sunday (June 14, 2009), of which I am participating with an accordion obbligato in a piece, preparation of the Steinway and recording the concert. IMAGINE! It's been 45 years since I've touched a squeeze box. I've also been involved in recording live recitals. But I continue to look in on CMGers as much as possible. What's the saying: "You have to make hay while the sunshines!" :)
Jared wrote:^^ I wondered where you had gone to, over this past week, Lance... enjoying some retail therapy, obviously.. :D
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Post by Lance » Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:40 pm

Louis Kentner, piano
The Pioneering Liszt Recordings, Volume 2

Appian (APR) 5614, 76:35, ADD

•Schubert/Liszt Soirée de Vienne 6 (r.1939)
•Grande Etudes de Paganini: #2 (Octave) (r.1942); #3 (La campanella; #5 (La chase) (both r. 1946)
•La leggierezza (r.1939)
•Gnomenreigen (r.1941)
•Liebestraum No. 3 (r.1941)
•Feux-follets (r.1937)
•Venezia e Napolia (Année de Pèlerinage) - Gondioliera and Tarantella (r.1938)
•En reve—nocturne (r.1951)
•R.W.-Venezia (r.1951)
•Czárdás macabre (r.1951)
•Meyerbeer/Liszt Illustrations du Prophète: Les Patineurs—scherzo (r.1939)

The first Kenter/APR CD was so musically exciting, a second has been issued.
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Post by Lance » Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:49 pm

Brilliant 92398 [3 CDs] 73:10, 71:12, 75:05 [ADD]
Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)
Piano Works
Esteban Sánchez, piano
[Licensed from Ensayo, Spain]

•Iberia, Books I, II, III, IV
•Piano Sonata No. 5 in G-flat Major
•Pavana-Capricho
•Tango in a
•Torre Bermeja
•Recuerdos de Viaje
•Suite Espagñola
•España, Seis hojas de álbum

Based on recommendations by CMGers, I decided to "go for it!"
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Good scores for Harnoncourt and Chailly

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Post by Chalkperson » Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:06 pm

I just purchased EMI's Pablo Casals 9cd Box, I had all his recording in a Japanese "Art of Pablo Casals" box that I bought in the early nineties, it will be good to hear these groundbreaking recordings again...
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Post by Fergus » Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:18 pm

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That is the only one that I know of your recent purchases and you should really enjoy it :wink:

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By come coincidence I just put a mint condition Takacs/Bartok set up for sale on e-bay after trying to listen to the first quartet.

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Post by stenka razin » Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:56 pm

Lance wrote:Decca Eloquence 442 9955, 59:07, DDD
First International Release on CD

David Del Tredici
FINAL ALICE
Barbra Hendricks, soprano
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Sir Georg Solti, conductor
Lance, OMG, what a coincidence. I just received my copy from Amazon. What a fascinating composition, my friend. 8)
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What do you think of the concertos discs nut-job?...I'd like to know. I enjoyed the organ concertos but that is as far as I have got into this set

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What do you think of the concertos discs nut-job?...I'd like to know. I enjoyed the organ concertos but that is as far as I have got into this set
I was wondering that, the Naxos Box is being well received and uses the same Orchestra and Conductor on all discs, methinks the WB Box may be even better...

The Organ Concerto is a hidden gem in the Haydn catalog... :D
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Post by Seán » Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:44 pm

I bought two box sets today in an attempt to nurture or rather satiate my Beethoven desires:

The Guarneri Quartet set of Beethoven String Quartet recordings:
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and Freidrich Gulda's complete set of Beethoven Piano Sonatas:
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Post by david johnson » Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:46 am

On Wednesday I ordered the mono dg Kempff Beethoven sonata box.

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Post by DavidRoss » Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:56 pm

Ordered last week:

Schiff's Well Tempered Clavier
Ozawa's Tanglewood Mahler 8th
Osborne's Rachmaninoff Preludes

(Virtually all my purchases are via internet as even the big B&M chains close their doors or stop stocking classical CDs.)
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Post by maestrob » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:28 am

Some of the finest Rachmaninov playing I've ever heard:

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Mozart Symphonies 39-41 + Bassoon concerto, Immerseel, Zig-Zag

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Post by Chalkperson » Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:56 pm

It's a real shame that Brendel only recorded that single disc of Bach, I would love to hear more, you will enjoy the Haydn Box too...
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Post by Jared » Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:50 pm

Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1-6 & 4 Orchestral Suites
Pinnock/ English Concert/ 3CD Set (Archiv)

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Guarneri Quartet, complete Beethoven Quartets. I have this same set of recordings (originally on Philips) on German "Eloquence" which has been processed with "AMSI" (Ambient Surround Imaging). From what I've been able to find out from the internet this is some sort of phony surround sound simulation system which seems to muck up to recording. I'm hoping the Brilliant Classics release presents the recordings in their pristine state.

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Post by Seán » Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:17 am

While I agonise over whether I should get the Fischer or the Dorati Haydn box sets I have decided to try the 7 CD set below of Bruno Weil with the Tafelmusik ensemble on period instruments.

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Seán wrote:While I agonise over whether I should get the Fischer or the Dorati Haydn box sets I have decided to try the 7 CD set below of Bruno Weil with the Tafelmusik ensemble on period instruments.

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Dorati or Fisher? Not everyone needs that much Haydn. Consider these gems:

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Post by Seán » Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:36 am

Thanks nut-job I had a conversation with a self confessed "Haydn nut" earlier today and he recommended Fischer and Harnoncourt, in fact he loves Harnoncourt.
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Mozart Symphonies 39-41 + Bassoon concerto, Immerseel, Zig-Zag
On back-order at the publisher, alas. Canceled. :cry:

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Post by maestrob » Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:29 am

I just opened up Magdalena Kozena's new Handel CD, and what a revelation! Loved every piece on it: she's full of dramatic flourishes and exaggerations without ever going over the top, that bring the music to life: this is not intellectualized Handel, by any means. Lively, spontaneous, and pinpoint accurate singing in runs and flourishes, she's got a glorious voice and knows exactly how to use it for maximum effect. IOW, I enjoyed this album tremendously.

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Post by Heck148 » Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:13 am

nut-job wrote:[img]+ Bassoon concerto, Immerseel,
who's the soloist??

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Post by nut-job » Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:25 am

Heck148 wrote:
nut-job wrote:[img]+ Bassoon concerto, Immerseel,
who's the soloist??
Jane Gower. It is an original instrument ensemble, probably not your cup of tea. :lol:

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Post by Jared » Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:41 pm

I have been treating myself to a 'Beethoven Piano Concerto' day today... I'm comparing the Harnoncourt/ Aimard set with the Leitner/ Kempff disk... love them both, actually... :D

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Post by slofstra » Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:29 pm

Seán wrote:While I agonise over whether I should get the Fischer or the Dorati Haydn box sets I have decided to try the 7 CD set below of Bruno Weil with the Tafelmusik ensemble on period instruments.

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I don't have that particular recording, but you will NEVER go wrong with Tafelmusik. Once I hear their rendition of something it becomes a benchmark for anything else I hear. For example, their Mozart Requiem, Jupiter Symphony, German Dances, Haydn's Die Schopfung, Bach's Brandenburgs. In the Mozart pieces, obviously there are other good recordings, but no one can touch either Die Schopfung or their Brandenburgs.

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Post by Ken » Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:32 pm

^ Along with the most prolific NACO, they're Canada's gift to the recorded Classical-era repertory, huh Henry? ;)
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Post by Lance » Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:02 pm

Anneliese Rothenberger, soprano
Membran 232764, 10 CDs, Mono, ADD

Radio performances, rarities, songs, opera arias, various conductors and co-artists such as Nicolai Gedda, Herbert Ernst Groh, Heinz Hoppe, Hermann Prey, Rudolf Schock, Kurt Bohme, Peter Anders, Walter Berry.

Contrary to original thoughts, these are NOT transfers of previously issued performances taken from LPs.
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Post by Lance » Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:05 pm

Christians Ferras, violinist
Pierre Barbizet and *Jean-Claude Ambrosini, piano

Franck: Violin Sonata in A
Lekeu: Violin Sonata in G
Brahms: Violin Sonatas 1-3 plus FAE-Sonata (Scherzo) movement
Schumann: Violin Sonatas 1 and 2 plus 3 Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 94
Encores by Kreisler, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Dinicu, and others *

Brilliant 4-CD set 93791, Stereo, ADD [all taken from Deutsche Grammophon originals]
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Post by Lance » Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:08 pm

THE ART OF GEZA ANDA (pianist)
Brilliant 4-CD set, 93795, ADD, Stereo/Mono, recorded 1943 & 1963
All from Deutsche Grammophon originals

Beethoven: Diabelli Variations
Schubert: Piano Sonata #21 in B-flat, Op. Posth./D960
Chopin: 24 Preludes, Op. 28; Polonaise No. 6, Op. 53 ("Heroic"); Etude Op 25/5; Mazurkas Nos. 47 & 49
Liszt: La Campanella; Waldesrauschen; Mephisto Waltz
Schumann: Kreisleriana, Op. 16; Davidsbundlertanze, Op. 6; Fantaisie in C Major, Op. 17; Symphonic Etudes (two versions, rec. 1943 and 1963)

If you have DGG's mega-set, don't bother with this one; all material replicated.
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Post by Lance » Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:12 pm

Great Pianists • Louis Kentner
1938-1951 recordings
Audio restoriation: Marina and Victor Ledin; Anthony Casuccio, mastering engineer
Naxos 8.111223

Walton/Kentner: Facade Valse (r.1939)
Liszt: Csardas Macabre (r.1951)
Liszt: En Reve (Nocturne) (r.1951)
Balakirev: Sonata in B-flat Minor (1905) (r.1949)
Chopin: Bolero in C, Op. 19 (r.1949)
Liszt: Venizia e Napoli: Gondoliera; Tarantella (r.1938)
Liszt/Lambert: Dante Sonata w/Sadler's Wells Orchestra, Constant Lambert, conductor (r.1940)

Kentner, one of the great ones! Seems to be a resurgence of interest in his work over the last half-dozen years or so.
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Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Post by Chalkperson » Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:15 pm

slofstra wrote:I don't have that particular recording, but you will NEVER go wrong with Tafelmusik. Once I hear their rendition of something it becomes a benchmark for anything else I hear. For example, their Mozart Requiem, Jupiter Symphony, German Dances, Haydn's Die Schopfung, Bach's Brandenburgs. In the Mozart pieces, obviously there are other good recordings, but no one can touch either Die Schopfung or their Brandenburgs.
Ah, The Truffles, my favourite chocolates, they go down a treat whilst listening to Baroque Chamber Music... :wink:
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Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Post by Lance » Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:15 pm

Great Pianists • Artur Schnabel
Naxos 8.110664, Mono, 61:34
Restoration Engineer: Mark Obert-Thorn

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15
London Philharmonic Orchestra, George Szell, conductor (r.1938, London)

Brahms: Intermezzo in E-flat, Op. 117/1 (r.1947); Intermezzo in a, Op. 116/2 (r.1947); Rhapsody in g, Op. 79/2 (r.1947)

Have these on original EMI CDs, however Obert-Thorn has done a superb job in these transfers. I already had the Naxos of Piano Concerto No. 2 - also superb.
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Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Post by Lance » Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:18 pm

Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67
Eleanor Roosevelt, narrator/Boston Symphony Orchestra/Serge Koussevitzky, conductor (r.1950)

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 43
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky, conductor (r.1950)

This was Koussevitzky's final recording for RCA - superbly remastered by Mark Obert-Thorn and, for me, one of the finest recordings of the Sibelius Second Symphony I have ever heard. It is throbbing, this performance, especially the final two movements. The BSO never sounded better!

Naxos 8.111290, 72:42, ADD, Mono
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Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Post by Lance » Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:20 pm

Great Pianists • Josef Hoffman (1876-1957)
Acoustic recordings - 1916-1923
Naxos 8.111326, Mono, 75:05
Restoration: Mark Obert-Thorn

Chopin, Liszt, Schubert/Liszt, Mendelssohn, Moszkowski, Paderewski, Rachmaninoff

All recorded in NYC.

Anybody interested in historical pianists will want to have these very early recordings of Hofmann, a one-of-a-kind pianist.
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