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  1. #11 - Barenboim conducting BPO - Bruckner - Symphony No. 9

    I've been a fan of Barenboim for a long time. His Beethoven cycle with Staatskappele Dresden ranks alongside with Abbado's live Berliner Philharmoniker cycle as my favorite 21st Century Beethoven symphonies' cycles.

    He has done a wonderous job with Mozart and Beethoven's piano sonatas and cocnertos. Of all the interpretation of Beethoven's Five Piano Concertos I've heard [and it ain't a small figure. Twelve? And couple of individual performances. Is that small? Gosh, shouldn't it be?], ...

    Updated Mar-03-2015 at 19:37 by Lord Lance

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  2. Bach Violin Concertos

    This month’s selection from the Podcast Vault is the first of three posts n the Tuesday Blog dedicated to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. It also serves to conclude our previous month’s “Double, Double” series, with a pair of double concertos by the Cantor, and feeds another ongoing arc on concertos of all sorts.

    Bach, like many of his Baroque contemporaries, was instrumental in creating ...

    Updated Mar-03-2015 at 11:40 by itywltmt

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  3. #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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  4. #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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  5. #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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