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

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

Post by Wallingford » Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:26 pm

....They were a buck apiece, so didn't break the bank for me.
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Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Post by david johnson » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:17 am

Hey, Wallingford, I STILL have a few of these lps :)
Wallingford wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:44 pm
Two weeks ago, I picked up a load of about twenty vinyl albums at a sale taking place at my alma mater. Among them were:

A Chabrier Concert……Dervaux, Orch. Colonne (Seraphim S-60108)
Dvorak Slavonic Dances (complete)…..Dorati, Bamberg Sym. (Turnabout QTV-S 34672)
Bartok Concerto for Orchestra; Janacek Sinfonietta…..Szell, Cleveland Orch. (Columbia MS-6815)
Berlioz Troyens Suite….Martinon, Lamoureux Orch.; Glinka Ruslan & Ludmilla Suite….Fistoulari, LSO (MGM E-3053)
Szell Conducts Richard Strauss (Don Juan, Till, Tod)…..Szell, Cleveland Orch. (Odyssey Y-30313)
Brahms Handel Variations, Waltzes….Fleisher (Epic LC 3331)
Prokofiev Sym. #5…..Martinon, PCO (London STS-15195)
Chopin Berceuse, Tarantelle, Bolero, Barcarolle, etc…..Rubinstein (RCA LSC-2889)
The Romantic Music of Chopin; Respighi Rossiniana…..Golschmann, SLSO (Columbia ML-5161)
Kodaly Hary Janos Suite & Peacock Variations….Leinsdorf, BSO (RCA LSC-2859)
Schumann Sym. #3…..Paray, DSO (Mercury MG-50133)
Debussy La Mer & Faune; Ravel Daphnis #2…..Szell, Cleveland Orch. (Epic BC 1263)
Massenet Le Cid Suite; Meyerbeer-Lambert Les Patineurs Ballet….Martinon, Israel Phil. (London STS-15051)
Chavez Sinfonia India; Sinfonia de Antigona….Chavez, NYP (“Stadium Sym. Of NY”) (Everest SDBR-3029)

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

Post by maestrob » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:17 am

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There have been several excellent recordings of Bartok's two Violin Concertos in recent years, and this latest endeavor joins them. Christian Tetzlaff joins conductor Hannu Lintu with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in these sensitive, well thought-out readings, with great attention to details of color, in a recording that captures the essence of Bartok very well. Exquisite playing, both from Tetzlaff and the fine orchestra, has to be heard to be believed. Ondine has done it again. This could be my favorite violin recording of the year. Five stars!

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

Post by John F » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:47 am

For me, the most beautiful recording of the 1st concerto's first movement is by Isaac Stern and Eugene Ormandy.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wICkne2WsD8

By the way, Stefi Geyer, for whom Bartok composed the concerto but who never played it, was in the original Lucerne Festival Orchestra, along with the members of the Busch String Quartet and others.
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Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Post by Wallingford » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:29 pm

At the same sale mentioned above, I got these miniature scores for a dime a throw (they've been really desperate to get rid of their sheet music):

Ravel's La Valse
Bartok's Divertimento
Stravinsky's Octet for Winds
Bach Motets #1, 2 & 3
Brahms' Haydn Variations
Strauss' Don Quixote
Saint-Saens' Piano Conc. #2
Rossini Overtures (Gazza Ladra, Italiana in Algiers, Turco in Italia, Assedio de Corinth, Cenerentola, Scala di Seta, Tancredi, Semiramide)
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Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Post by maestrob » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:19 pm

John F wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:47 am
For me, the most beautiful recording of the 1st concerto's first movement is by Isaac Stern and Eugene Ormandy.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wICkne2WsD8

By the way, Stefi Geyer, for whom Bartok composed the concerto but who never played it, was in the original Lucerne Festival Orchestra, along with the members of the Busch String Quartet and others.
Thanks for that, John. :)

Ormandy had a magic touch with XXth Century music during the 1960's: I admire him and Stern very much. Strangely, I never got around to replacing my LP with a CD. Thanks to you jogging my memory, I will do so now.

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

Post by maestrob » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:33 am

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Maestro Edward Gardner has turned in a series of very fine recordings during the past decade or so, and this excellent disc of Elgar II and the Serenade for Strings is one of them. Couple this with Gardner's outstanding reading of Elgar I, and you have interpretations to rival Boult, Solti or Barenboim. The sound on this SACD is indeed super audio, and Gardner's electric reading of the Scherzo will please you mightily, along with his sensitive phrasing and colors in the quieter moments. What I look for in a great conductor is not sensationalism, but consistent quality across a wise range of composers. Gardner has this (see his Walton or Janacek, for example). Five stars!

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

Post by Belle » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:53 pm

I've only recently discovered this gorgeous conductor and here he is showing us around one of my favourite cities in the world, Bergen, Norway.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVY9OEXNGvA

The Bergen Philharmonic has its own digital concert hall, available here:

http://www.bergenphillive.no/

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

Post by Chalkperson » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:58 pm

NONE, it's over.
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Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Post by maestrob » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:51 am

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Adam Fischer's latest foray into Mahler with this live recording with the Dusseldorfer Symphoniker had my approval until the finale, where Fischer holds back the excitement too much by slowing his tempo almost to the breaking-point and fussing with details. This error in judgement surprised me from this usually excellent musician, which made the explosive finale lose steam and lacked effectiveness. Fischer's attention to detail in this performance impressed me, so the lame finale disappointed me deeply. Three stars.

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