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Post by Ellie Kett » Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:19 am

GK wrote:"Extreme Nessun Dorma"--A CD put together by a friend, of a bunch of tenors singing the famous aria from Turandot. Most sing it pretty well even Andrea Bocelli--but not Michael Bolton. Franco Corelli does it the best.
My vote still goes to Jussi Bjorling. Among the more contemporary set, I would have to vote for Placido Domingo.

Oy, I hate it when a bunch of wanna-be tenors - i.e. Bocelli - fantasize about being opera singers in front of an audience. They destroy the works and my nerves.

Warmly,
Ellie

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Post by pardew » Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:45 am

First a disappointment Kagan and Richter playing Violin Sonatas by Mozart,Richter is too strong a personality on these Records,I found I was listening to him and not Kagan.
Then to follow a perfect partniship,Cello Sonata op69 by Beethoven with Pierre Fournier and Friedrich Gulda.the musical dialog between these Artists is brilliant.
I must find some more Records featuring Gulda.

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Post by Hondo » Sun Mar 25, 2007 12:37 pm

I'm listening to a real contrast in style and content today:

Caravan - Kronos Quartet
Sibelius: Four Legends, performed by the Gothenburg S.O., Jarvi

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Post by Wallingford » Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:21 pm

Ellie Kett wrote:
GK wrote:"Extreme Nessun Dorma"--A CD put together by a friend, of a bunch of tenors singing the famous aria from Turandot. Most sing it pretty well even Andrea Bocelli--but not Michael Bolton. Franco Corelli does it the best.
My vote still goes to Jussi Bjorling. Among the more contemporary set, I would have to vote for Placido Domingo.

Oy, I hate it when a bunch of wanna-be tenors - i.e. Bocelli - fantasize about being opera singers in front of an audience. They destroy the works and my nerves.

Warmly,
Ellie
Of course, most of us here would spin the occasional single track by Michael Bolton just for a comedic change of pace.....much the same motivation for my putting on the Marriner CD I just mentioned.

Myself, I've been compiling a 2-CD "Xtreme Sorcerer's Apprentice"--differing interpretations from the acknowledged masters (Munch, Paray, Monteux, Jorda), a two-piano transcription, one of the very first 78s of it (abridged, natch), some nameless performances (those grocery-chain promotions you see littering the thriftstores today), and I'm still making up my mind whether or not to include the Marriner as the odd-man-out/bottom-of-the-barrel candidate.
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Post by piston » Sun Mar 25, 2007 4:12 pm

Boris Lyatoshinsky (Ukraine, 1895-1968):
Symphony no.2 in B Minor, op. 26 (1935-36, rev. 1940)
Slavic Concerto for Piano and Orhestra, op. 54 (1953)
Symphony no.3 in B Minor, op.50 (1951, rev. 1954)
Suite from Music for Romeo and Juliet, op. 56
Symphony no.4 in B-flat Minor, op. 63 (1963)
On the Banks of the Vistula, op. 59 (1958)
Lyric Poem (1964)

Rheinhold Gliere
Symphony no. 3 "Ilya Muromets"

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Post by Singer » Sun Mar 25, 2007 5:33 pm

I Couldn't agree more about Bocelli - It just proves the power of MARKETING!

I've been listening to Coplands Old American Songs - Milnes with the Cincinnati Pops / Kunzel - Lovely singing.

Also the world"s greatest baritone - Fischer-Dieskau singing Schubert - can anything be more perfect.

(I suppose that comment could start some sort of contre-temps?)
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Post by moldyoldie » Sun Mar 25, 2007 5:51 pm

This weekend (and additionally over the past week), it's been much Shostakovich and Prokofiev. I've always liked Shosty, but have only recently taken to Prokofiev, especially his piano and violin concertos.

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1
David Oistrakh, violin
New York Philharmonic
Dimitri Mitropoulis, cond.
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1
Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
Philadelphia Orchestra
Eugene Ormandy, cond.
Sony MHK 63327

Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1; Cello Concerto No. 2
Heinrich Schiff, cello
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Maxim Shostakovich, cond.
Philips 475 7575

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1; Violin Concerto No. 2; The Love of Three Oranges (Suite)
Joshua Bell, violin
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, cond.
London 440 331-2

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6; Symphony No. 7
London Symphony Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, cond.
Philips 475 7655 (Disc #4)

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10; Ballet Suite No. 4
Scottish National Orchestra
Neeme Järvi, cond.
Chandos 8630

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Post by James » Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:49 pm

over the last 3 or 4 days ive been listening to...

paganini's violin & guitar duo stuff /shaham and can't remember the name of the guitarist but it's a really good disc. deutsche grammophon.

the other disc is simply AMAZING territory, imo OTHERWORLDLY playing of Rachmaninov's etudes-tableaux and select preludes by S. Richter, it's on the Regis label. Easily one of the greatest piano discs in my collection. Easily.

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Post by piston » Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:26 pm

Sergei Prokofiev:
Cello Sonata, op. 119
Symphony Concerto, op. 125
Cello Concertino, op. 132 (orch. Kabalevsky)

Sergei Taneiev, Canzona (arr. from clarinet)
Nicola Myaskovsky, Cello Concerto, op. 66
Alexander Glazunov, Concerto Ballata, op. 108.
Rostropovich, Richter, Rozhdentvensky, Svetlanov, et. al.

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Post by xiaopv » Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:42 pm

Mozart Piano Concertos Nos 23 & 24
Kempff, Leitner, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
DG 423 885-2

This is my first Mozart Piano Concerto CD. It is AMAZING, IMO, full of personal feeling, especially in the adagio of 23. Want to get a full set of Mozart Piano Concertos. Anybody have any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

Schubert Piano Sonata D960
Curzon
Decca 417 642-2

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Post by GK » Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:31 pm

Chopin: Piano Concerto #1--Capova/Pesek/Slovak Phil. (Pilz)
Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony--Abravanel/Utah Sym. (Vox)

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Post by karlhenning » Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:25 am

Dmitri Dmitriyevich
Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, Opus 43
CSO / Previn
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Post by karlhenning » Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:32 am

Vaughan Williams
Symphony No. 4 in F Minor
Bournemouth Symphony / Paul Daniel
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Post by david johnson » Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:55 am

tchaikovsky #7, jarvi/lpo

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Post by Chalkperson » Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:15 pm

Bartok String Quartets Parkanye Quartet on Praga
Shostakovich Symphonies Oleg Caetani on Arts Music
Tchaikovsky Piano Music Richter on Regis
Jordi Savall Christopher Columbus on Alia Vox
Mahler 1st Zinman on RCA
Beethoven Sonatas Paul Lewis on Harmonia Mundi

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Post by slofstra » Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:13 pm

xiaopv wrote:Mozart Piano Concertos Nos 23 & 24
Kempff, Leitner, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
DG 423 885-2

This is my first Mozart Piano Concerto CD. It is AMAZING, IMO, full of personal feeling, especially in the adagio of 23. Want to get a full set of Mozart Piano Concertos. Anybody have any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

Schubert Piano Sonata D960
Curzon
Decca 417 642-2
I don't have any full sets, but I have many recordings of Mozart's Piano Concertos. For my money, my favourite is Uchida, and you can buy her version as a set.

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Post by karlhenning » Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:22 pm

Prokofiev
Sonata for Cello & Piano, Opus 119
Maisky / Argerich


Gosh! Yet another piece which owes nothing to Wagner!
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Post by Chalkperson » Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:29 pm

All Kempff's concerto recordings are collected in a DG box set very worthwhile, as for Uchida's Mozart Concertos I don't think Tate is that great a conductor, Pehria's set on CBS has been remastered superbly and is a great value box set, check it out...also check out the Curzon Boxes on Decca the last one was just released and has his excellent reading of the Brahms First Concerto...

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Post by karlhenning » Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:32 pm

Shostakovich
Sonata for Cello & Piano, Opus 40
Maisky / Argerich


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Post by slofstra » Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:39 pm

moldyoldie wrote:This weekend (and additionally over the past week), it's been much Shostakovich and Prokofiev. I've always liked Shosty, but have only recently taken to Prokofiev, especially his piano and violin concertos.

Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1
David Oistrakh, violin
New York Philharmonic
Dimitri Mitropoulis, cond.
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1
Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
Philadelphia Orchestra
Eugene Ormandy, cond.
Sony MHK 63327

Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1; Cello Concerto No. 2
Heinrich Schiff, cello
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Maxim Shostakovich, cond.
Philips 475 7575

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1; Violin Concerto No. 2; The Love of Three Oranges (Suite)
Joshua Bell, violin
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, cond.
London 440 331-2

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6; Symphony No. 7
London Symphony Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, cond.
Philips 475 7655 (Disc #4)

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10; Ballet Suite No. 4
Scottish National Orchestra
Neeme Järvi, cond.
Chandos 8630
Wow, what an interesting selection of recordings. I pretty much like everything I have by Bell (8 CDs). Is this a recent recording? Also, when was the Oistrakh version recorded, and how good is the quality? I have a reasonable number of CDs of these 2 composers but none of what you have - a fair bit came on the market with the centenary. I recently purchased the complete symphonies of Shostakovish - Haitink, but I haven't got to them yet in listening. I've also spent a fair bit of time in recent months listening to a chamber/piano set (Shostakovich) featuring Ashkenazy. Both of these composers are very rewarding - though I've listened more to Shostakovich, as I take it you have.

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Post by slofstra » Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:53 pm

Chalkperson wrote:All Kempff's concerto recordings are collected in a DG box set very worthwhile, as for Uchida's Mozart Concertos I don't think Tate is that great a conductor, Pehria's set on CBS has been remastered superbly and is a great value box set, check it out...also check out the Curzon Boxes on Decca the last one was just released and has his excellent reading of the Brahms First Concerto...
Uchida's playing has a crystalline quality; you can hear every note - Perahia is more of a pyrotechnical player, and I don't favour him as much. There is something to be said for avoiding box sets and just buying a number of individual recordings, esp. in the concertoes and esp. when buying at first. I've just looked at my catalog, and I have: Andsnes, Argerich, Haskil, Pires, Perahia - those are just the ones I really like. The concertoes require a light touch though, kind of the opposite of something like Rachmaninov (Cliburn, Ashkenazy, Volodos, Horowitz, Rach himself).

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Post by karlhenning » Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:29 pm

Shostakovich
Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Opus 47
St Petersburg Phil / Temirkanov
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Post by Chalkperson » Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:58 pm

Slofstra, I totally agree about box sets in general but the Kempff and Curson Concerto boxes are too good to pass up and the cost of the best discs individually makes them a good buy, I have many of the same pianists you do but keep returning to Perahia for the entire cycle, Uchida in the Sonatas is my favourite after the Lili Kraus First set now newly remastered on M+A, back in concertoland have you heard Ivan Moravec with Marriner...

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Post by karlhenning » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:35 pm

Earlier today, my Shostakovich listening included:

Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, Opus 43
Sonata for Cello & Piano, Opus 40
String Quartet No. 7 in F# Minor, Opus 108
Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Opus 47


Although I did not actually listen to the Eighth Quartet (Opus 110), I've often thought about it over the past couple of weeks, as I've been reading the second edition of Elizabeth Wilson's Shostakovich: A Life Remembered.

I am pleased to report today that, through a combination of shrewd googling, and a reading knowledge of Russian, I've finally been able to pin down the Russian revolutionary song referenced in the quartet ("Tormented by Lack of Freedom") . . . this has been maddening in all my years of reading about Shostakovich, this or that author would speak of this "famous" song, which everyone who heard the song in the Soviet Union would have recognized . . . yet these were Western writers who as a collective failed to inform us Americans (e.g.) of the source.

Well, I fixed that wagon but good, today :-)

Cheers,
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Post by slofstra » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:39 pm

You have made me very interested in Curzon. However, I could not find a complete box set on amazon.com (these web sites are just getting too cluttered - does not mean it isn't there). I did find this:
Partial Mozart Curzon concerto set which is very good value, and something I might be more inclined to purchase.
You should have a look at the Curzon box sets, as it seems they've reissued his entire back catalog in a very random and unattractive arrangement of repertoire.
I'm mistrustful of recommendations of Kempff, as I'm not overly fond of his Beethoven sonatas, with which Kempff is always named in almost the same breath. (Although I am fond of them, but not overly fond).
On box sets, I am somewhat guilty of ignoring my own advice - but usually for something that I'm keen to listen right through as a project over a period of weeks. But not before I already own a scattering of various single CDs, and I have to be convinced that the box set will be top drawer right through.

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Post by Chalkperson » Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:07 pm

Amazon is not the best for classical, The Curzon comes in four volumes on Decca and incluse solo piano the Kempff is solely Concertos, what you saw is a double cd of Mozart (still very good)...i'll look up catalog numbers and tracks tonite and post again tomorrow...

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Post by anasazi » Wed Mar 28, 2007 6:27 pm

I will definitely be listening to some Rudolph Serkin this evening, in honor of the anniversary of his birth (1903). The Beethoven 3rd pc is likely.
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Post by GK » Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:23 pm

Smetana: Vltava (Moldau): Vilem Tausky/BBC Sym.
Debussy: Iberia--Leppard/BBC Northern Sym.
Delius: Norwegian Suite--Ashley Lawrence/BBC Sym.

A BBC Music recording

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Post by Lance » Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:45 pm

Many things today ...

Kirk Sings Karl [Jenkins] [EMI] (see separate subject on this one)

Clifford Curzon, pf/Dvorak Piano Quintet [British Decca]

Godowsky - Volume 1 w/Scherbakov, pf [Marco Polo]

Adrian Aeschbacher, pf - Schumann/Schubert CD [Kasp]

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anasazi wrote:I will definitely be listening to some Rudolph Serkin this evening, in honor of the anniversary of his birth (1903). The Beethoven 3rd pc is likely.
Do you also enjoy his Beethoven "Emperor" with Bruno Walter conducting? What a splendid OLD Columbia/Sony recording of this wonderful interpretation!
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Post by Lance » Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:50 pm

Ellie Kett wrote:My vote still goes to Jussi Bjorling. Among the more contemporary set, I would have to vote for Placido Domingo.

Oy, I hate it when a bunch of wanna-be tenors - i.e. Bocelli - fantasize about being opera singers in front of an audience. They destroy the works and my nerves.

Warmly,
Ellie
Ellie: I couldn't concur with you MORE about Bocelli. What ... nerve has he! I like your lineup, however: Bjoerling and Domingo! It doesn't get better than that.
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Post by anasazi » Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:21 pm

Lance wrote:
anasazi wrote:I will definitely be listening to some Rudolph Serkin this evening, in honor of the anniversary of his birth (1903). The Beethoven 3rd pc is likely.
Do you also enjoy his Beethoven "Emperor" with Bruno Walter conducting? What a splendid OLD Columbia/Sony recording of this wonderful interpretation!
The "Emperor" is my favorite pc Lance. Unfortunately, I have not made the aquaintance with Walter as conductor. I own the Bernstein/Serkin CD (from the 1964 Columbia recording), although I have listened to several other recordings.
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Shostakovich
Cello Concerto No. 2, Opus 126
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Post by Singer » Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:59 pm

Lance wrote:
Ellie Kett wrote:My vote still goes to Jussi Bjorling. Among the more contemporary set, I would have to vote for Placido Domingo.

Oy, I hate it when a bunch of wanna-be tenors - i.e. Bocelli - fantasize about being opera singers in front of an audience. They destroy the works and my nerves.

Warmly,
Ellie
Ellie: I couldn't concur with you MORE about Bocelli. What ... nerve has he! I like your lineup, however: Bjoerling and Domingo! It doesn't get better than that.
Have you come across any of the recordings of the German Tenor Franz Volker ( died in 1960's I think) Now theres a singer worth listening to. Try to find his recording Circa 1930 of Rienzi's prayer.
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Vaughan Williams
Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1 in E Minor
Bournemouth Symphony (Stuart Green, solo viola) / Paul Daniel
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Vaughan Williams
Flos campi
Bournemouth Symphony / Paul Silverthorne, viola / Bournemouth Symphony Chorus / Paul Daniel
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Post by Gary » Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:59 pm

Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons)

Fischer-Dieskau
Mathis
Jerusalem

Academy and Chorus of St Martin in the Fields
Marriner

Philips DUO

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Post by Barry » Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:17 pm

Bruckner fourth: Abbado/VPO

This recording was recently recommended to me, so I ordered it used from Amazon and am very happy I did. It's one of the better Bruckner fours I've heard; with tremendous climaxes and the VPO sounding wonderful. They made a lot of great Bruckner recordings during the late 80s and early 90s with Karajan, Giulini and Abbado.
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Post by moldyoldie » Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:44 pm

slofstra wrote:
moldyoldie wrote:Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1
David Oistrakh, violin
New York Philharmonic
Dimitri Mitropoulis, cond.
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1
Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
Philadelphia Orchestra
Eugene Ormandy, cond.
Sony MHK 63327

Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1; Cello Concerto No. 2
Heinrich Schiff, cello
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Maxim Shostakovich, cond.
Philips 475 7575

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 1; Violin Concerto No. 2; The Love of Three Oranges (Suite)
Joshua Bell, violin
Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, cond.
London 440 331-2

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6; Symphony No. 7
London Symphony Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, cond.
Philips 475 7655 (Disc #4)

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10; Ballet Suite No. 4
Scottish National Orchestra
Neeme Järvi, cond.
Chandos 8630
Wow, what an interesting selection of recordings. I pretty much like everything I have by Bell (8 CDs). Is this a recent recording? Also, when was the Oistrakh version recorded, and how good is the quality? I have a reasonable number of CDs of these 2 composers but none of what you have - a fair bit came on the market with the centenary. I recently purchased the complete symphonies of Shostakovish - Haitink, but I haven't got to them yet in listening. I've also spent a fair bit of time in recent months listening to a chamber/piano set (Shostakovich) featuring Ashkenazy. Both of these composers are very rewarding - though I've listened more to Shostakovich, as I take it you have.
The Bell/Dutoit recording is from '93 and has been reissued in compilations at least twice since. It's not as "spiky" as I've heard in other performances; both concertos as played by Bell tilt toward the lyrical without losing the sense that they're "modern" works. The recording blends soloist and orchestra very well; Bell's violin isn't "in your face".

The Oistrakh/Mitropoulis is from '56, soon after the work's premiere, and was released on CD in '98. The sound is very clean mono with the soloist spotlit front and center. Personally, I think Oistrakh's performance, while very well-played, is perhaps a bit too "careful". Perhaps his proficiency gives that impression. However, he was the work's dedicatee. I also have excellent digital recordings of the First by Mullova/Previn and Mordkovitch/Järvi. I've yet to hear the much touted Vengerev/Rostropovich.

I think you'll be very pleased with the Haitink set; his version of the Eighth Symphony is a personal favorite.

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Post by piston » Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:55 pm

Shostakovich's Suite from The Gadfly, op.97. And they say that Dmitri only produced garbage film music to satisfy Josef and save his own skin! The "Introduction and Dance" of The Gadfly has got to be one of his most inspired movements.
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Post by karlhenning » Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:31 pm

Prokofiev
Three Songs to Words of Pushkin, Opus 73
Andrei Slavny / Yuri Serov


At just over ten minutes, but a minor work, of course; but the combination of Pushkin texts and mature Prokofiev music is rich.
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Post by piston » Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:50 pm

I listened to Peter Mennin's symphonies no. 3, 5 and 7.
He was once an important person.

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Post by Inverness_Man » Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:12 am

The following Clarinet pieces downloaded from eClassical recently. I've really enjoyed these works. I'm getting more into Clarinet & Flute music.

1. Carl Maria von Weber: Clarinet concerto No. 1. Tapiola Sinfonietta, directed by Jean-Jacques Kantorow.
2. Sir Malcolm Arnold: A clarinet concerto composed for a jazz clarinetist. Malmö Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lan Shui.
3. Aaron Copland: Clarinet concerto for string orchestra with harp. Dedicated to Benny Goodman. Malmö Symphony orchestra.
4. Carl Nielsen: Concerto for Clarinet & Orchestra, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, directed by Osmo Vänskä.
5. Kalevi Aho: Concerto for Clarinet & Orchestra, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, directed by Osmo Vänskä.
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Post by Wallingford » Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:07 pm

Haydn's 104th, Schubert's 5th & Mozart's 41st (all Beecham 1.....w/LPO)
Strauss' Till Eulenspiegel (Rodzinski)
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That the things we never had
Never mattered we were always ok
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Post by piston » Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:50 pm

B. Britten:
1. Peter Grimes, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Sir Colin Davis. Philips.

2. BillyBudd (original version), Halle Orchestra, K. Nagano. Erato.

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Post by Chalkperson » Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:06 pm

Dbbussy - Childrens corner, Transcriptions cond Yoav Talmi ATMA
Lauridsen - Nocturnes, Polyphony Hyperion
Shostakovich - String Quartets The Beethoven Quartet on Legendry Treasures

all very excellent discs, the Debussy is a new release and is simply stunning and of course The Beethoven Quartet is the difinative cycle, at least in my opinion...

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Post by Wallingford » Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:29 pm

Just transferred to CD some LPs of conductor Paul Freeman's "Black American Composers" series for Columbia. Freeman, in the 70s, was resident maestro of the Detroit Symphony, and with them he did these works:

GEORGE WALKER: Piano Concerto (w/Natalie Hinderas);
HALE SMITH: Ritual & Incantation;
ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK: Celebration!;
ROQUE CORDERO: Violin Concerto (w/Sanford Allen) & 8 Miniatures......Columbia M-32784 & 34556.


Freeman also led the LSO in two other LPs in the series. The above Detroit recordings were finally reissued by an indie label, Royce, in '02, but that label came & went. The LSO recordings are direly in need of a second chance, too.
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Post by Ken » Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:12 pm

I am listening to the wicked harpsichord cadenza in the opening movement of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto no.5, recorded by Nicholas Harnoncourt and Concertius Musicus Wien. Listening to Herbert Tachezi perform this solo, I often go into a trance and completely forget where I am, or that there is a chamber orchestra awaiting to begin playing again.
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Post by Gary » Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:43 pm

Spohr:
Violin Concerto 8
Heifetz
RCA Victor Orch.

Double Quartet, Op. 65
Heifetz and friends

Beethoven:
Serenade, Op. 8
Heifetz and friends

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Post by karlhenning » Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:56 am

Britten
War Requiem, Opus 66
Vishnevskaya
Pears
Fischer-Dieskau
Bach Choir
LSO Chorus
Highgate School Choir
Simon Preston, organ
Melos Ensemble
LSO
Britten
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