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Post by GK » Mon Jun 13, 2005 9:26 pm

Rachmaninoff: Sym.#2--Downes, BBC Sym.

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Post by Ralph » Mon Jun 13, 2005 9:29 pm

jserraglio wrote:
Because of the Wagner thread I put on Lorin Maazel's Telarc recording of Wagner's Ring cycle sans words. It's fun although I know some consider it to be sacrilege or worse.
I haven't heard it yet but I will soon. Bought it yesterday at my favorite used book/record store. When Maazel performs it at next year's reunion concert in Cleveland, I will be there. No way I'm missing that one.
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Post by Ralph » Mon Jun 13, 2005 9:30 pm

Mahler, Symphony No. 6, Inbal on DENON.
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Post by karlhenning » Tue Jun 14, 2005 6:05 am

Berlioz, Roméo et Juliette
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Post by Ralph » Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:16 am

Bruckner, Symphony No. 0, Chailly, Symphony No. 0, RSO Berlin on LONDON.
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Post by jserraglio » Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:40 am

Introducing the World of American Jewish Music (Naxos)

new to my ears

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Post by Darryl » Thu Jun 16, 2005 9:46 am

Pines Of Rome, Reiner/CSO, on XRCD.

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Post by Corlyss_D » Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:10 pm

Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms.
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Post by Barry » Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:13 pm

Giulini's Brahms fourth with the VPO. I'm also going to get to his VPO Bruckner 9th later tonight or tomorrow.
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Post by muzikin » Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:02 am

Wiklund piano concerto no 2 on Caprice

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Post by karlhenning » Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:07 am

Corlyss_D wrote:Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms.
Whose performance?
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Post by jserraglio » Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:44 am

Sir Alexander Mackenzie, Orchestral Works (Hyperion)

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Post by BWV 1080 » Fri Jun 17, 2005 9:14 am

Takemitsu - In an Autumn Garden (written for traditional Japanese Gagaku ensemble)

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Post by Ralph » Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:00 am

Beethoven's Second Symphony to accompany breakfast with Zinman on Arte Nova.
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Post by jserraglio » Sat Jun 18, 2005 9:53 am

Mahler, Symphony 2 "Resurrection"--Christa Ludwig, Leonard Bernstein-CO 7/9/70 another spellbinding LB Mahler performance.

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Post by karlhenning » Sat Jun 18, 2005 12:17 pm

Tchaikovsky, Capriccio italien
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Post by Haydnseek » Sat Jun 18, 2005 3:57 pm

Schubert: Symphonies 5 and 6 - Colin Davis, Staatskapelle Dresden
Mendelssohn: Italian Symphony - Claus Peter Flor, Bamberg Symphony
Beethoven: Fidelio - Michael Halasz conducting for Naxos
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Post by Barry » Sat Jun 18, 2005 9:07 pm

Atterberg's first and fourth symphonies

Sibelius' 2nd symphony (Karajan/BPO/EMI)
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Post by fourseasons » Sat Jun 18, 2005 9:25 pm

Vivaldi:Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C

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Post by Ralph » Sat Jun 18, 2005 10:22 pm

fourseasons wrote:Vivaldi:Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C
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Post by Ralph » Sat Jun 18, 2005 10:23 pm

Schumann's Third Symphony, Zinman on Arte Nova. It's a very nice two-disc recording of the four symphonies.
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Post by Corlyss_D » Sun Jun 19, 2005 1:03 am

fourseasons wrote:Vivaldi:Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C
Mmmmm. Another Vivaldi fan????? Welcome, 4. Hope you post a lot on our Baroque favorites.
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Post by jserraglio » Sun Jun 19, 2005 4:36 am

on LP vinyl--
Grieg / Schumann Piano Concertos (Katchen-Kertesz Israel PO) London CS 6336

Scriabin Piano Concerto (Ashkenazy-Maazel LPO) London CS 6732

Orchestrations Astromantic (Otaka-Tokoyo PO) RCA RDCE-6

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Post by Ralph » Sun Jun 19, 2005 5:48 am

Bruckner, Symphony No. 7, Tintner on NAXOS.
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Post by Michel » Sun Jun 19, 2005 6:44 am

Tinter is a really great recording of that. Distanced and restrained. Not my favourite though, I prefer more involvement.

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Post by greygypsy » Sun Jun 19, 2005 9:49 am

Bruckner complete set Jochum and Staatskapelle Dresden. Early symphonies are a revelation.

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Post by RebLem » Sun Jun 19, 2005 12:57 pm

Right now I am listening to Simon Rattle's Beethoven Pastorale Symphony. Today I have already listened to Claudio Abbado's Beethoven 5 & 6, and most of Rattle's 5th. About halfway through the last movement, however, the CD started to skip. So I put it in my Nitty Gritty CD cleaning machine and gave it The Treatment. Now I am letting it rest so the static electricity can have a chance to discharge. I'll listen to just the last movement after the Pastorale.
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Post by Wallingford » Sun Jun 19, 2005 2:19 pm

Well, I've just polished off a stack of Bernstein LPs that I picked up as trade-in on a bigger stack of my own discards......I got these Bernsteins on a whim, stuff Columbia released of him in his post-NYP years (but probably RECORDED just before he left).

It's stuff I've always felt Ormandy (his "main competition" at Columbia) did a whole lot better, & playing these LPs was merely to prove that fact to myself: literature like Strauss waltzes; Military Marches; Bizet's L'Arlesienne; and string orchestra stuff.
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Post by Haydnseek » Sun Jun 19, 2005 3:29 pm

Schubert: Symphonies 1 and 3 - Colin Davis, Staatskapelle Dresden
Brahms: Piano Sonata No. 1 and Piano Pieces Op. 119 - Gerhard Oppitz
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 - Solti, Chicago Symphony
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Post by karlhenning » Mon Jun 20, 2005 6:29 am

Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique
Colin Davis, LSO
(the Philips reissue.)
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Post by Wallingford » Mon Jun 20, 2005 3:01 pm

I'm now working on 2-CD Celibidache set released by Tahra.....I'm dipping my toe in this "cult" figure's art to see what all the shouting's about.

The further away he gets from pre-Romantic repertory, the better: he does stuff with Haydn's "Surprise" Symphony I don't really agree on, but it's amazing what he does with Till Eulenspiegel & Debussy's Fetes (despite an almost-ridiculous slowing down of the tempo in the hushed-muted-trumpets section).

Astonishing, too, hearing the gapes in intonation of the late-40s Berlin Phil.
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Post by karlhenning » Mon Jun 20, 2005 3:09 pm

Wallingford wrote:... but it's amazing what he does with Till Eulenspiegel & Debussy's Fetes (despite an almost-ridiculous slowing down of the tempo in the hushed-muted-trumpets section).
Your argument may be with Debussy rather than with the conductor :-)
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Post by Michel » Mon Jun 20, 2005 3:56 pm

Tonight I've been listening to an assortment of Chopin's brilliant Mazurka's performed by the always-interesting Ignaz Friedman - though these are the only recordings I have, so I can't really compare them to anything else. Great music, though. :)

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Post by Thomas J » Mon Jun 20, 2005 6:04 pm

Beethoven - Symphony #9, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kubelik

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Post by jserraglio » Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:02 am

Leonid Kogan playing Lalo's Symphonie espagnole (Kondrashin-Philharmonia)
[did the KGB think that anything this beautiful had to be subversive?]

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Post by Ralph » Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:57 am

This morning, Giulini and the CSO with Mahler's First Symphony and Beethoven's Seventh Symphony.
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Post by DavidRoss » Tue Jun 21, 2005 9:11 am

Arthur Grumiaux, Bach Sonatas & Partitas
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Post by BWV 1080 » Tue Jun 21, 2005 9:26 am

Guitarist David Russell playing Scarlatti

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Post by Ralph » Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:32 am

Rachel Barton Pine on her wonderful Cedrille release of the Brahms and Joachim violin concertos.
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Post by Corlyss_D » Tue Jun 21, 2005 1:11 pm

Sergei Tanayev's Sym #4. A lovely work I've never heard before - it don't sound Rooooshan at all.
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Post by Thomas J » Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:49 pm

Shostakovich - Symphony #10, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

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Post by oisfetz » Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:17 pm

Beethoven Archduke by the first Beaux Art (got a 3 CD Philips box with the complete piano trios, 1965). Extraordinary :D

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Post by Steven » Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:58 pm

Poulenc, Aubade, recorded from the radio.
He steals whole pages from Stravinsky, I really love it.
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Post by Corlyss_D » Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:33 pm

Steven wrote:Poulenc, Aubade, recorded from the radio.
He steals whole pages from Stravinsky, I really love it.
Steve :D
One of my faves too. Who's the oboist?
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Post by Ralph » Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:31 pm

Based on a comment on another thread I'm closing the night with Dvorak's Piano Concerto, Firkushny performing.
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Post by Corlyss_D » Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:56 am

Anne Schwanewilms singing R. Srauss lieder. Some breathtakingly beautiful playing and singing.
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Post by karlhenning » Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:25 am

Thomas J wrote:Shostakovich - Symphony #10, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink
So how is Haitink with the Tenth?
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Post by DavidRoss » Wed Jun 22, 2005 8:00 am

Aranjuez, Isbin/Serebrier/NYPO
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Post by Ralph » Wed Jun 22, 2005 8:03 am

I'm about to hear a just released Mahler 3rd with Zubin Mehta conducting. Report to follow.
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Post by jserraglio » Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:07 am

Bach Mass in B Minor. Solti - CS0
[so satisfying it's got me wondering what his version of Matthew's Passion is like.]

Berlioz Damnation of Faust. Ozawa - BSO
[from the World Champs]

Shostakovich Symphonies 2 & 3. Haitink-LPO
Shostakovich Symphony 5. Skrowaczewski-Minnesota
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