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Post by ContrapunctusIX » Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:47 pm

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra; Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta
Saito Kinen Orchestra & Seiji Ozawa - Philips

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Brahms: Symphony No. 4; Haydn Variations; Alto-Rhapsody
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Eduard Van Beinum - Philips

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Dvorak: Symphony No. 9; Slavonic Dances 1, 3 & 8
Vienna Symphony & Karel Ancerl - Philips

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Finally, an Ancerl 9th in good sound. The Supraphon disc with the Czech Phil. leaves much to be desired in terms of sonics.

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Post by Prometheus » Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:24 pm

Verdi-Attila-Muti-Opera D'oro.

Mozart-Overtures-Bohm/Hager-Universal.

Beethoven-Complete Overtures-Zinman-Arte Nova.

Haydn-Complete Masses-Hickox-Chandos.

A few selections from this box.

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Post by Seán » Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:18 pm

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Haydn
Symphonies 82, 83 & 84

Tafelmusik
Bruno Weil conducting


Wonderful playing and beautifully recorded too.
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Post by moldyoldie » Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:31 pm

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Schubert: Fantasia for piano in C major ("Wanderer")
Schumann: Fantasy for piano in C major
Maurizio Pollini, piano
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON


What a beautiful finale to the Schumann! A very fine alternative to Richter's, my personal favorite.
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Post by Seán » Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:52 pm

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Schubert: Fantasia for piano in C major ("Wanderer")
Schumann: Fantasy for piano in C major
Maurizio Pollini, piano
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON


What a beautiful finale to the Schumann! A very fine alternative to Richter's, my personal favorite.
I have the Schubert on vinyl and I LOVE it.
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Post by Thomas J » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:20 pm

ImageAnton Bruckner - Symphony #8
Vienna Philahrmonic, Herbert von Karajan conducts

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Post by Brendan » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:29 pm

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Delightful, but now I'm wondering about the Werner Ehrhardt and Michi Gaigg discs of Myslivecek symphonies. Anybody here able to compare the discs?

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Post by Chalkperson » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:47 pm

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Delightful, but now I'm wondering about the Werner Ehrhardt and Michi Gaigg discs of Myslivecek symphonies. Anybody here able to compare the discs?
Bambert's disc is a winner, I have the disc on Arkiv by Werner Erhardt and it's excellent, Mysliveck's Operas are also well worth checking out...
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Post by Brendan » Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:57 pm

Thanks, Chalkie! I'll order the Ehrhardt and Gaigg (which has excerpts and overtures from operas) discs post haste.

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Post by Prometheus » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:28 pm

The rest of today has turned into a day of Schumann piano works.

Schumann-Fantasy in C/Papillons-Richter-EMI.

Schumann-Works for Solo Piano-Ashkenazy-Decca.

Various pieces from this box set.

Schumann-Carnaval-Freire-Decca.



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Fanfare wrote:Matthias Bamert’s invaluable series of symphonies by contemporaries of Mozart has scored another success with six examples by the little-known Czech master, Josef Mysliveček (1737–1781). Mozart, who could be critical of his contemporaries, had generous things to say about Mysliveček. Unfortunately, their friendly relationship faded after Mysliveček was unable to secure a commission for Mozart in Naples. As a youth, Mysliveček dropped out of the university and became a miller, but soon turned to music. He went to Italy (where he became known as Il boemo because the locals couldn’t pronounce his name). He gained fame with his opera Il Bellerofonte and composed prolifically but eventually died penniless at the tender age of forty-three. For years, the only thing I knew about Mysliveček was that he had no nose, a factoid that popped up whenever his music was played on WQXR (which, admittedly, wasn’t often). Chandos’s notes omit this gruesome detail, as do the Harvard Biographical Dictionary, The Oxford Dictionary, and the Concise New Grove, but it was confirmed by The Concise Baker’s. Mysliveček contracted syphilis, and an operation left his face terribly disfigured, effectively, but tragically, ending the career of one of the more talented composers of his era.
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Post by Thomas J » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:59 am

ImageRachmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 1
Earl Wild - piano
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Jascha Horenstein conducts

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Post by bombasticDarren » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:27 am

Ives - Symphony No.4 (Michael Tilson Thomas, Chicago Symphony Chorus/Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sony Classical)

Mendelssohn - Piano Trio No.1 (Isaac Stern/Eugene Istomin/Leonard Rose, Sony Classical) below

Mozart - Violin Concerto No.4 (Anne Sophie Mutter/Riccardo Muti, Philharmonia Orchestra, EMI)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by maestrob » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:42 am

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Finally cracked this one open: some interesting stuff here.

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Post by Fergus » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:51 am

Thomas J wrote:Image
Anton Bruckner - Symphony #8
Vienna Philahrmonic, Herbert von Karajan conducts
I have that one on my Wish List for some time now so I would be interested to know whether or not you liked it :D

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Fergus » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:52 am

LvB....Symphonies No. 5 & 6....

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by ContrapunctusIX » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:40 pm

Berlioz: Harold en Italie; Overtures Rob Roy, Le Corsaire
Montreal Symphony Orchestra & Charles Dutoit - Decca

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Post by bombasticDarren » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:20 pm

ContrapunctusIX wrote:Berlioz: Harold en Italie; Overtures Rob Roy, Le Corsaire
Montreal Symphony Orchestra & Charles Dutoit - Decca

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I am always looking for an extra recording of 'Harold en Italie....

...what's this one like?

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Post by ContrapunctusIX » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:43 pm

bombasticDarren wrote: Image

I am always looking for an extra recording of 'Harold en Italie....

...what's this one like?
I like it quite a bit. I've always preferred Zukerman on the viola rather than violin, and he shows quite a bit of personality in a work that demands it. The Montreal Symphony Orchestra sounds decidedly Gallic, and I've always liked Dutoit's direction in regards to the French Repertoire. An excellent option, although I'd not be without the Munch or Ormandy recordings of this piece. But as far as modern digital recordings of the work go, this one is my personal favorite.

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Post by bombasticDarren » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:49 pm

Dvorak - Cello Concerto (Pierre Fournier/George Szell, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, DG)

Schubert - Piano Sonata No.20 (Maurizio Pollini, DG) below

Sibelius - Symphony No.3 (Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra, RCA)

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by bombasticDarren » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:53 pm

ContrapunctusIX wrote:I like it quite a bit. I've always preferred Zukerman on the viola rather than violin, and he shows quite a bit of personality in a work that demands it. The Montreal Symphony Orchestra sounds decidedly Gallic, and I've always liked Dutoit's direction in regards to the French Repertoire. An excellent option, although I'd not be without the Munch or Ormandy recordings of this piece. But as far as modern digital recordings of the work go, this one is my personal favorite.
Thanks...have just placed it in my Amazon basket :D

Do you, or anyone, have an opinion on Dutoit's recording of 'Symphonie Fantastique'
:?:

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by ContrapunctusIX » Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:18 pm

bombasticDarren wrote:
ContrapunctusIX wrote:I like it quite a bit. I've always preferred Zukerman on the viola rather than violin, and he shows quite a bit of personality in a work that demands it. The Montreal Symphony Orchestra sounds decidedly Gallic, and I've always liked Dutoit's direction in regards to the French Repertoire. An excellent option, although I'd not be without the Munch or Ormandy recordings of this piece. But as far as modern digital recordings of the work go, this one is my personal favorite.
Thanks...have just placed it in my Amazon basket :D

Do you, or anyone, have an opinion on Dutoit's recording of 'Symphonie Fantastique'
:?:
It's very good, but not my favorite - but then again I probably have 15 versions of this work :mrgreen: I'd probably rate Munch/BSO, Ansermet/SRO, Paray/DSO and Argenta/Paris Conservatoire ahead of it. That said, most of those other versions are out of print and expensive, and they are all older recordings.

Again, as far a digital versions go, IMO Dutoit is at the top of the heap...and that includes the Abbado version from your sig Darren. :D
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bombasticDarren wrote:
ContrapunctusIX wrote:I like it quite a bit. I've always preferred Zukerman on the viola rather than violin, and he shows quite a bit of personality in a work that demands it. The Montreal Symphony Orchestra sounds decidedly Gallic, and I've always liked Dutoit's direction in regards to the French Repertoire. An excellent option, although I'd not be without the Munch or Ormandy recordings of this piece. But as far as modern digital recordings of the work go, this one is my personal favorite.
Thanks...have just placed it in my Amazon basket :D

Do you, or anyone, have an opinion on Dutoit's recording of 'Symphonie Fantastique'
:?:
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Seán » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:35 pm

ContrapunctusIX wrote:
bombasticDarren wrote:
ContrapunctusIX wrote:I like it quite a bit. I've always preferred Zukerman on the viola rather than violin, and he shows quite a bit of personality in a work that demands it. The Montreal Symphony Orchestra sounds decidedly Gallic, and I've always liked Dutoit's direction in regards to the French Repertoire. An excellent option, although I'd not be without the Munch or Ormandy recordings of this piece. But as far as modern digital recordings of the work go, this one is my personal favorite.
Thanks...have just placed it in my Amazon basket :D

Do you, or anyone, have an opinion on Dutoit's recording of 'Symphonie Fantastique'
:?:
It's very good, but not my favorite - but then again I probably have 15 versions of this work :mrgreen: I'd probably rate Munch/BSO... :D
Yes they are superb recordings.
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by ContrapunctusIX » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:59 pm

Schubert: Wanderer-Fantasy; Impromptus D899 & D935
Wilhelm Kempff - DGG

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Post by Thomas J » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:05 pm

Fergus wrote:
Thomas J wrote:Image
Anton Bruckner - Symphony #8
Vienna Philahrmonic, Herbert von Karajan conducts
I have that one on my Wish List for some time now so I would be interested to know whether or not you liked it :D
Fergus, the only other performance I can compare this with is from the Jochum/Dresdsen Staatskappelle box set. As much as I enjoy that great collection, von Karajan blows this one away. Easily recommended.

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Post by josé echenique » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:26 pm

Thomas J wrote:
Fergus wrote:
Thomas J wrote:Image
Anton Bruckner - Symphony #8
Vienna Philahrmonic, Herbert von Karajan conducts
I have that one on my Wish List for some time now so I would be interested to know whether or not you liked it :D
Fergus, the only other performance I can compare this with is from the Jochum/Dresdsen Staatskappelle box set. As much as I enjoy that great collection, von Karajan blows this one away. Easily recommended.
It´s one of the greatest Bruckner recordings of all time. I was present at Carnegie Hall when Karajan and the VPO performed this colossal symphony in his last U.S. tour. It was one of the greatest things I´ve ever heard.

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Post by Wallingford » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:35 pm

Liszt's Totentanz (Johannessen/Schmidt-Isserstedt)
Brahms' Serenade #2 (Tilson Thomas.....live w/BSO)
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Post by Prometheus » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:47 pm

Prokofiev-Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution-Jarvi-Chandos.

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Post by Thomas J » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:52 am

Image Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 00, "Study Symphony"
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Georg Tintner conducts

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Last night, prompted by query elsewhere on the site. Haven't heard this for a couple of years, I think. Lovely.
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Post by johnQpublic » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:04 am

S. Arnold - Overture in G, Op. 8, #5 (Mallon/Naxos)
W.A. Mozart - Piano Concerto #25 (Brendel/Philips)
F.J. Haydn - Symphony #83 (Dutoit/London)
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Post by maestrob » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:13 am

josé echenique wrote:
Thomas J wrote:
Fergus wrote:
Thomas J wrote:Image
Anton Bruckner - Symphony #8
Vienna Philahrmonic, Herbert von Karajan conducts
I have that one on my Wish List for some time now so I would be interested to know whether or not you liked it :D
Fergus, the only other performance I can compare this with is from the Jochum/Dresdsen Staatskappelle box set. As much as I enjoy that great collection, von Karajan blows this one away. Easily recommended.
It´s one of the greatest Bruckner recordings of all time. I was present at Carnegie Hall when Karajan and the VPO performed this colossal symphony in his last U.S. tour. It was one of the greatest things I´ve ever heard.
I was there too! This, along with Szell, is a truly great Bruckner VIII. You MUST have this in your collection.

Listening today includes the great Richter in Beethoven chamber music: the "Archduke" Trio and the Wind Quintet:

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Post by bombasticDarren » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:41 pm

Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.3 (Martha Argerich/Claudio Abbado, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, DG) & 'Mass in C' (Christiane Eda-Pierre/Kurt Moll, London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Philips)

Debussy - 'Sarabande' & 'Danse' (Orch: Ravel) (Riccardo Chailly, Royal Concertbebouw Orchestra, Decca)

Hindemith - 'Symphony 'Mathis der Maler'' (Eugene Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra, Sony Classical)

Ravel - 'Bolero' (Riccardo Chailly, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Decca)

Shostakovich - Symphony No.1 (Eugene Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra, Sony Classical) & 'Festive Overture' (Andre Kostelanetz, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Sony Classical) below

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Post by Thomas J » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:03 pm

ImageProkofiev - Dorati Conducts Prokofiev

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Post by Fergus » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:49 pm

maestrob wrote:
josé echenique wrote:
Thomas J wrote:
Fergus wrote:
Thomas J wrote:Image
Anton Bruckner - Symphony #8
Vienna Philahrmonic, Herbert von Karajan conducts
I have that one on my Wish List for some time now so I would be interested to know whether or not you liked it :D
Fergus, the only other performance I can compare this with is from the Jochum/Dresdsen Staatskappelle box set. As much as I enjoy that great collection, von Karajan blows this one away. Easily recommended.
It´s one of the greatest Bruckner recordings of all time. I was present at Carnegie Hall when Karajan and the VPO performed this colossal symphony in his last U.S. tour. It was one of the greatest things I´ve ever heard.
I was there too! This, along with Szell, is a truly great Bruckner VIII. You MUST have this in your collection.
Unanimous acclaim, it seems.....a definite purchase for the futiure so....thank you all for your input :wink:

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Post by Fergus » Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:52 pm

Schumann –Symphony No. 2....

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Followed by Castelnuovo-Tedesco – Guitar Concerto No. 1 played by J Williams, the English Chamber Orchestra/Groves:

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Post by Donaldopato » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:23 pm

Boulez Chicago SO

Symphony in 3 Movements
Pulcinella
4 Etudes

CSO Resound CSOR901918

Dull dull dull.... and that is just the Symphony.
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St. Petersburg State Symphony Orch., Moscow Symphony Orch. - Andre Anichanov, Dmitry Yablonsky conductors

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Post by ContrapunctusIX » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:22 pm

Brahms: Symphonies 3 & 4
London Symphony Orchestra & Antal Dorati - MLP

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Post by josé echenique » Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:39 pm

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It´s difficult to understand why such a delicious and tuneful opera as La Dame Blanche is not more popular. It´s like French Rossini! This marvelous recording is really a must, you just have to hear the things Rockwell Blake can do, unbelievable!!! And the lovely Annick Massis is great too. For some reason when first released the Gramophone didn´t bother to review it, and many people, especially outside France, missed it, now it´s worldwide available at some 20 bucks, but without libreto. Still if you don´t own already it´s a must-buy.

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Post by ContrapunctusIX » Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:54 pm

Zemlinsky: Lyric Symphony
Bryn Terfel: baritone
Deborah Voigt: soprano
Vienna Philharmonic & Giuseppe Sinopoli - DGG

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Post by Prometheus » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:47 pm

Nothing like some rousing Russian choral works after a long evening at City Hall. :p

Prokofiev-Alexander Nevsky-Abbado-DG.

Shostakovich-The Execution of Stepan Razin-Schwarz-Naxos.

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Post by josé echenique » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:29 am

ContrapunctusIX wrote:Zemlinsky: Lyric Symphony
Bryn Terfel: baritone
Deborah Voigt: soprano
Vienna Philharmonic & Giuseppe Sinopoli - DGG

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I have some 8 recordings of the Lyric Symphony, including the excellent present one. But my ideal recording would have soprano Luba Orgonasova from the Claus Peter Flor recording in RCA, Terfel from the Sinopoli, and the Concertgebouw and Chailly from DECCA. Since it doesn´t exist all three are necessary plus the older Maazel DG version with Julia Varady and her baritone husband.

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Post by Chalkperson » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:01 am

josé echenique wrote:Image

It´s difficult to understand why such a delicious and tuneful opera as La Dame Blanche is not more popular. It´s like French Rossini! This marvelous recording is really a must, you just have to hear the things Rockwell Blake can do, unbelievable!!! And the lovely Annick Massis is great too. For some reason when first released the Gramophone didn´t bother to review it, and many people, especially outside France, missed it, now it´s worldwide available at some 20 bucks, but without libreto. Still if you don´t own already it´s a must-buy.
I have the Jean Fournet live recording on Opera D'Oro, it has no recitatives, which makes me happy, I was unaware of this recording so does Minkowski have them in his reading, and, of course, you are dead right about it being Rossiniesque...
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Post by josé echenique » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:22 am

Chalkperson wrote:
josé echenique wrote:Image

It´s difficult to understand why such a delicious and tuneful opera as La Dame Blanche is not more popular. It´s like French Rossini! This marvelous recording is really a must, you just have to hear the things Rockwell Blake can do, unbelievable!!! And the lovely Annick Massis is great too. For some reason when first released the Gramophone didn´t bother to review it, and many people, especially outside France, missed it, now it´s worldwide available at some 20 bucks, but without libreto. Still if you don´t own already it´s a must-buy.
I have the Jean Fournet live recording on Opera D'Oro, it has no recitatives, which makes me happy, I was unaware of this recording so does Minkowski have them in his reading, and, of course, you are dead right about it being Rossiniesque...
Most of us first heard La Dame Blanche in the Fournet recording. It was the only one available for many years, and I think it´s quite good, especially for Nicolai Gedda. But this studio recording (the only studio recording I believe) is something else. Minkowski is more lively than Fournet, and perhaps more stylish too. The lovely French coloratura Annick Massis is much better than Spoorenberg, more charming and with better high notes, and Blake gives a virtuoso performance that just has to be heard, he is breathtaking. Gedda is also extremely good, and makes a more beautiful sound, but Blake can do things that no other tenor of our time can even dream about. The score is given complete and the digital sound is obviously much better than the Radio Hilversum tape from Opera d´Oro. And since it´s very unlikely that we will get another studio recording in at least 2 decades, I urge you to try it.

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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by Chalkperson » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:26 am

josé echenique wrote:And since it´s very unlikely that we will get another studio recording in at least 2 decades, I urge you to try it.
I certainly will, thanks Jose...
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by johnQpublic » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:04 pm

Smareglia - Overture to "Oceana" (Frontalini/Bongiovanni)
Rachmaninov - Suite #1 for Two Pianos (Ogdon & Lucas/ASV)
Stravinsky - Jeu de cartes (Conlon/Erato)
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Thanks to Karl for this specific recommendation several years ago, and to someguy for the reminder today that Berlioz is worth our time.
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Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Post by ContrapunctusIX » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:10 pm

josé echenique wrote:
I have some 8 recordings of the Lyric Symphony, including the excellent present one. But my ideal recording would have soprano Luba Orgonasova from the Claus Peter Flor recording in RCA, Terfel from the Sinopoli, and the Concertgebouw and Chailly from DECCA. Since it doesn´t exist all three are necessary plus the older Maazel DG version with Julia Varady and her baritone husband.
'Tis true josé, Terfel is a beast in this recording. He's got a big enough voice to handle the huge role of the male in this "symphony" (I use the term loosely) and that in itself is no small feat.

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