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  1. #9 - Ronald Brautigam - Beethoven - Bagatelles [HIP]



    Hearing the works for the first time. To mark the occasion, I chose fortepiano performances of the various bagatelles instead of a standard grand piano performance. The sound of the fortepiano is just lovely. Like the Harpsichord actually. You either hate them or adore them. I suspect a lot of people to dislike the HIP approach to Beethoven's piano works [The Brautigam cycle is an investment worth considering ...

    Updated Mar-02-2015 at 08:37 by Lord Lance

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  2. #8 - Haitink conducting LPO - Vaughan Willliams - Symphonies No. 5 and 7



    Listening to Symphony No. 5 under a master's hand: Bernard Haitink. Hearing them for the first time.

    I'm trying to expand my listening horizons and venturing into 20th Century British symphonic music seems as good a place as any.

    EDIT: I couldn't make heads or tails of Symphony No. 5. A re-listen is in order.

    Updated Mar-01-2015 at 14:36 by Lord Lance

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  3. #7 - Chailly conducting RCO - Bruckner - Symphony No. 1



    A "modern" cycle. Began in 1980s and ended recently at the start of the millennia. Recorded by Decca, so the sound of course is outstanding.

    A general note about the whole cycle is that this isn't your brass-heavy show that reminds one of Karajan or king of brass: Solti. Rather, it is a balanced approach where each and every instrument are given their fair due. This results in some calling the performance perhaps ...

    Updated Mar-09-2015 at 15:11 by Lord Lance

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  4. #6 - Wand conducting NDR-Sinfonieorchester - Bruckner - Symphony No. 3

    I'm not a electrical/mono/early-stereo elitist. For the next record, I fast-forward 41 years:



    Should be splendid! Wand already has a well-acclaimed Bruckner cycle to his credit and his series of live Bruckner performances with Berliner Philharmoniker and NDR-Sinfonieorchesterare classics too.

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    Updated Mar-01-2015 at 13:49 by Lord Lance

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  5. #5 - Furtwangler conducting Wiener Philharmoniker - Bruckner - Symphony No. 5

    Continuing in the Grand Furtwangler Tradition [GFT] {TM} (Yes, I produce a lot of Trademarks on a daily basis. Its just one of the perks of being humanity's savior. }

    Popped in this performance from Membran box set:



    Bruckner's Fifth Symphony - 1951 - Wiener Philharmoniker

    The loudness and dynamics seems to be testing the limits
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    Updated Mar-03-2015 at 08:00 by Lord Lance

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