New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2012 CMG Pledge!

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Re: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2011 CMG Pledge!

Post by Jared » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:27 pm

John F wrote: You did better than most with their New Year resolutions. :) There's no shame in pursuing your interests as they occur to you; time enough to fill in the blanks when that spirit moves you.
thanks John... I feel I have broadened my understanding quite considerably this year... but there are blanks on the above post which WILL be filled in over the next 12 months.. :D

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Re: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2011 CMG Pledge!

Post by Jared » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:51 pm

Jared wrote:Jared's Pledge:
Orchestral:

Haydn: Symphonies: 'Sturm Und Drang'
Suk: Azrael Symphony
Nielsen: Concertos & Overtures


Chamber:

Schubert: Complete Trios
Dvorak: String Quartets
Beethoven: String Trios


Instrumental:

Mozart: Piano Sonatas
Schubert: Piano Sonatas
Brahms: Piano Works


Choral/ Opera:

Britten: War Requiem
Bach: Oodles of Cantatas (gulp!)
Berlioz: Requiem/ Te Deum


Vocal:

Schubert: Winterreisse/ Schwanengesang/ Die Schone Mullerin
Eton Choirbook (The Sixteen)
Tallis: Complete Works (gulp!)

Ok.... here we go.... the 2012 CMG pledge. This time, I promise I will try and stick to it!!

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Re: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2011 CMG Pledge!

Post by johnQpublic » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:21 pm

johnQpublic wrote:
Aspiring to hear? Yeah I hope to hear some works of Kaipainen, Taneyev, Vogler, Hoffmeister, Grisey, Roslavets and Dalbavie in 2011. But only when their prices are attractive!
Well I got the Kaipainen and lots of Taneyev this past 2011. The other guys not yet. So I'll put them on my 2012 list.

There!! That was easy. :lol:
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Re: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2012 CMG Pledge!

Post by living_stradivarius » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:46 pm

play more music!
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Re: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2012 CMG Pledge!

Post by Jared » Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:07 am

living_stradivarius wrote:play more music!
you're a harsh taskmaster, l_s... :(

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Re: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2011 CMG Pledge!

Post by Fergus » Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:12 am

bombasticDarren wrote:
Jared wrote:
bombasticDarren wrote:I have to say that one of my priorities has been to reduce the number of unplayed discs in my collection too. :)
The number of unplayed disks in my collection just never seems to go down... I have just had a quick count up, and there are 73 unplayed disks sat on my shelf... seriously, that lot will last me beyond Easter, assuming I make no more purchases.... :?
It tends to be boxed sets and the odd opera that wait longest to be spun by me :roll:
I generally tend to force myself to listen to CDs more or less in order of purchase. This means that I do not have music sitting in the unlistened to pile for too long and it also means that if I am ploughing through a box set it sometimes has the effect of slowing down further purchases until I have completed it.....doesn't always work mind you :wink:

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Re: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2011 CMG Pledge!

Post by Fergus » Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:15 am

Jared wrote:Ok.... here we go.... the 2012 CMG pledge. This time, I promise I will try and stick to it!!
We will be watching closely :wink:

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Re: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2011 CMG Pledge!

Post by Jared » Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:42 am

Fergus wrote:I generally tend to force myself to listen to CDs more or less in order of purchase. This means that I do not have music sitting in the unlistened to pile for too long and it also means that if I am ploughing through a box set it sometimes has the effect of slowing down further purchases until I have completed it.....doesn't always work mind you :wink:
It is a situation to which I aspire... believe you me. A certain element of ruthless self-discipline will be required during 2012, I feel... :?

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Re: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2011 CMG Pledge!

Post by RebLem » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:34 pm

Lance wrote:I neglected to mention—the first time around—I may have to postpone my listening pledge of composers to AFTER December 21, 2012.
December 21, 2012 would be the perfect date to listen to the Verdi Requiem. :wink:
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Re: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2012 CMG Pledge!

Post by slofstra » Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:52 pm

The only thing I know I'll be listening to definitely is more of Schubert's lieder as I listen to all of them in chronological order using the Graham Johnson Hyperion Edition. I've had this set for almost a year, and I've gone through about 17 of the 37 CDs. (Each CD is a good 70-80 minutes long). It's been interesting and fun to listen to each of the CDs so far.
I plan to focus somewhat on Scandinavian composers, with a Stenhammar symphony set, a Sibelius set, and various and sundry recordings of Nielsen, Norgard and Langgard.
I also seem to have a new ear for Mozart; not sure why. So there'll be more of that, and probably a little less Schubert for now.
Other than that, I'll listen to anything and everything that strikes my fancy as the year progress.
Oh yes, Rameau.

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Re: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2012 CMG Pledge!

Post by bigshot » Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:17 am

I'd like to expand my baroque knowledge beyond Bach, Handel and Vivaldi this year.

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Re: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2012 CMG Pledge!

Post by bombasticDarren » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:02 am

Just the odd piece from the core repertoire that I haven't connected with yet, such as:-

Mendelssohn - Elijah
Elgar - The Dream of Gerontius
Liszt - Anees de Pelerinage

I also have couple of Verdi operas waiting to be listened to (plus Carmen :roll: )

I may have to curtail my collecting of Beethoven, Brahms and Sibelius symphony cycles :roll:

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Re: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2011 CMG Pledge!

Post by Jared » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:46 pm

Jared's Pledge:
Orchestral:

Haydn: Symphonies: 'Sturm Und Drang'
Suk: Asrael Symphony Purchased
Nielsen: Concertos & Overtures


Chamber:

Schubert: Complete Trios
Dvorak: String Quartets
Beethoven: String Trios


Instrumental:

Mozart: Piano Sonatas Completed!
Schubert: Piano Sonatas
Brahms: Piano Works


Choral/ Opera:

Britten: War Requiem
Bach: Oodles of Cantatas Next Up!
Berlioz: Requiem/ Te Deum


Vocal:

Schubert: Winterreisse/ Schwanengesang/ Die Schone Mullerin
Eton Choirbook (The Sixteen) Purchased!
Tallis: Complete Works Purchased!



Well folks, we are making inroads.... 8)

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Re: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2011 CMG Pledge!

Post by Thumper » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:25 pm

Thumper wrote:*looks up*

Pah. Far too conventional. Some of you need to stretch your ears. This year, I shall acquaint myself with:

Beethoven: Symphonies, 2, 4 & 8. No. :oops:
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas 1-32 (exc. the Pathétique, Moonlight, Pastorale and Waldstein) 1-7, 21, 22-26, 28.
Beethoven: String Quartets (complete) Harp, Serioso, Razumovsky 1-3
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis Nope.
Beethoven: Mass in C Nada.

I trust that all of you are now intimidated. :wink:
Ah, well. "Could do better" was never more apt. So, this year I pledge to polish off the above list and...

Brahms: Complete Works (Brilliant Classics box set)
Mozart: Seven operas (John Eliot Gardiner box set)
Bach: Cantatas (as finances and sanity allow)

Easy! :wink:
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Re: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2012 CMG Pledge!

Post by BWV 1080 » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:59 pm

Musicians I am not that familiar with in general:
Yusef Lateef
Xenakis
Radulescu
Scelsi


Specific works:
Messiaen: catalog d'oiseaux
Schnittke's SQs (other than #3 which I know very well)
Schumann's SQ (other than the Am)

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Re: New (to you) Repertoire: Your 2012 CMG Pledge!

Post by Seán » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:41 pm

BWV 1080 wrote:Musicians I am not that familiar with in general:
Yusef Lateef
I have several Yusef Lateef LPs, I have always enjoyed his work.
Seán

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