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    Unsurprisingly enough, I just bought the Huelgas Ensemble A Secret Labyrinth box set; and because once the "no music buying until all new music has been heard" rule is broken, it's broken for the day, I added a MP3 collection of Paul O'Dette lute pieces, The Art of the Lute, and the Musica Antiqua Köln performance of Heinichen's Dresden Concerti. I'd say that should suffice for the weekend, but since the Huelgas Ensemble box set only arrives next week there's only about eight hours of new music...

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    I think I'll have to make do with my extant music collection for the most part. Either that or break the rule again.

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    just got this:

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    Current listening project: Exploring music of the 19th and 20th Centuries, especially National Schools

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    I splurged out today and paid a relative fortune for a 2nd hand copy of Solti's recording of Tristan und Isolde - just been unable to find it anywhere - I know it's not even supposed to be that good, but I just wanted it to complete my Solti Wagner collection

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    Scriabin Sonatas 4, 5, 8, 9 plus Poemes, with Andrei Korobeinikov.


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    Just getting into these:
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    Quote Originally Posted by poconoron View Post
    Just getting into these:
    I was listening to that recording of the 40th symphony on YouTube recently. What do you think of that set of Mozart symphonies compared to others? I've been wanting to get either that set or Hogwood's recording with the Academy of Ancient Music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ComposerOfAvantGarde View Post
    I was listening to that recording of the 40th symphony on YouTube recently. What do you think of that set of Mozart symphonies compared to others? I've been wanting to get either that set or Hogwood's recording with the Academy of Ancient Music.
    Get both. If you are getting only one, then buy Hogwood because it is more "complete" - all known symhonies, including doubtful/uncertain authorship, including works that Mozart himself considered as symphonies (such as opera sinfonia later reused as concert symphonies), and larger works containing symphonic movements that qualify as symphonies, such as large scale orchestral serenades, plus versions of a few symphonies (e.g. two versions recorded of no.40). I have both Pinnock's and Hogwood's, can't go wrong with either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarpsichordConcerto View Post
    Get both. If you are getting only one, then buy Hogwood because it is more "complete" - all known symhonies, including doubtful/uncertain authorship, including works that Mozart himself considered as symphonies (such as opera sinfonia later reused as concert symphonies), and larger works containing symphonic movements that qualify as symphonies, such as large scale orchestral serenades, plus versions of a few symphonies (e.g. two versions recorded of no.40). I have both Pinnock's and Hogwood's, can't go wrong with either.
    Thanks, HC. I've been moving more towards the Hogwood AAM recording though.

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    This GG solo Brahms was a wish-list item, until a very good Amazon Marketplace price came along. It did. Patience pays.

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    Like GG and Paul Jacobs, Joseph Villa is another immensely-talented classical music short-timer. We're lucky to have his Scriabin (formerly on Dante) from Piano Classics. Pre-ordered for a March reissue.

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    Getting this due to the classical music project. Looks like I'll like it...

    Interesting to reflect that two years ago all I knew of Elgar was the cello concerto and graduation music.



    Rather brighter image than the CD I have, but anyway - my first recording of the Sorcerer's Apprentice, and only my second recording of any work by Dukas.



    I think this is my 5th CD of Scarlatti's keyboard works, but my first of Handel. That is a thing I've neglected. I think I'll try Jarrett's recording someday.



    I know have most of the most famous Biber recordings. I will start getting alternate recordings of works I already have, but hopefully not for a couple of years; I ought to get to know what I have really well first.
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    I purchased quite a lot of stuff during the last week, most of it early music as I have been particularly enjoying this recently. I dont really need another Brahms set but I like Klemperer and it was cheap so I decided to go for it!. Anyway heres what I bought:





    I got another 4 Discs of Early Music as well but I wont list them as Amazon is running a bit slow at the moment - Im pretty pleased with my haul even though I overdid it a bit!.
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    The Huelgas Ensemble boxed set A Secret Labyrinth arrived. It comes with a 200-page booklet full of interesting information (for some reason can't insert Flickr photos, hence link):

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    As you can see, I was really hurting for some music to listen to (a little over 3500 "classical" CDs and about 600 MP3 albums):

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    No, I don't have a problem; I have a collection.

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    I like the Pinnock very much, but can't compare it because I don't have Hogwood. The Pinnock set is a "period instrument - with not quite a period instrument" sound to it. I like the tempos for the most part and the recordings seem very clear and precise to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josecamoessilva View Post
    The Huelgas Ensemble boxed set A Secret Labyrinth arrived. It comes with a 200-page booklet full of interesting information (for some reason can't insert Flickr photos, hence link):

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/josecam...ream/lightbox/

    As you can see, I was really hurting for some music to listen to (a little over 3500 "classical" CDs and about 600 MP3 albums):

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/josecam...0200/lightbox/

    No, I don't have a problem; I have a collection.

    Cheers,
    JCS
    I am eagerly awaiting my copy of A Secret Labyrinth but it probably wont arrive for a couple of weeks yet! - I hope you will post some of your thoughts on this set in the What are you listening to thread

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    Maria Garzon's exquisite handling of Elgar's piano pieces. Originally released on ASV, now reissued on Heritage. IMO Garzon's the clear winner in comparisons with Pettinger (Chandos), Wass (Naxos) CDs.


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    Though I purchased this Schnittke CD primarily for the Piano Trio with Rostropovich, the redundant works sound supreme as well.

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