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    Iberia is very colourful, the orchestration of claire de lune is worth the price of this record, and I especially enjoy the flute on afternoon of a faun.

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    Bach - Cello suites - Fournier

    Bach - English suites 2,4 and 6 - Gustav Leonhardt on the clavecin (is that a clavichord?) [I was looking for Gould or Perahia, but lucky me, the CDs were all HIP. ]

    Mendelssohn - Piano Concertos - Perahia, ASMF, Marriner

    Scuhbert - Fantasy in C 'Wanderer', Piano sonata No.21, D.959 - Perahia

    Scuhbert - Symphonies 8 and 9 - NYPO, Bernstein [This has been a 'to-buy or not-to-buy' CD for a long time]
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    Quote Originally Posted by opus67 View Post
    Bach - Cello suites - Fournier

    Bach - English suites 2,4 and 6 - Gustav Leonhardt on the clavecin (is that a clavichord?) [I was looking for Gould or Perahia, but lucky me, the CDs were all HIP. ]

    Mendelssohn - Piano Concertos - Perahia, ASMF, Marriner

    Scuhbert - Fantasy in C 'Wanderer', Piano sonata No.21, D.959 - Perahia

    Scuhbert - Symphonies 8 and 9 - NYPO, Bernstein [This has been a 'to-buy or not-to-buy' CD for a long time]
    "clavecin" is the French word for harpsichord, so they're synonyms. A clavichord is a smaller harpsichord ... and it doesn't have a very interesting sound.

    Congrats of your great purchases! I actually have never heard Mendelssohn's piano concerti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morigan View Post
    "clavecin" is the French word for harpsichord, so they're synonyms. A clavichord is a smaller harpsichord ... and it doesn't have a very interesting sound.
    I should've realised... the liner notes is completely in French.

    Thanks for clarifying that.

    Congrats of your great purchases! I actually have never heard Mendelssohn's piano concerti.
    These are not works often associated with Mendelssohn, but they are very nice. No.2 is my favourite.
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    Still waiting on the late Beethoven sonatas performed by Alfred Brendel to get here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric683 View Post
    Still waiting on the late Beethoven sonatas performed by Alfred Brendel to get here...
    Is it the Philips 2 CD set? I was about to buy that, but since I had already taken many solo and solo-piano works, I didn't get it.
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    Yes, I believe so

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    The last classical CD I bought was (unfortuantely) titled something like "Chopin's Greatest Hits." I typically dislike "greatest Hits" collections, but I bought this one because the second disc contained both of his two piano concerti.

    I already had the rest of the tracks on it as I had the Complete Piano Works box set by Vladimir Ashkenazy. So, it was worth the $6.00 to get the concerti.

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    Found a copy of great CD's at a used CD store on the weekend:

    Schubert - Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished"; Symphony No. 9 "The Great" (Herbert von Karajan and Berlin Philharmoniker) EMI Classics label

    Mozart - Symphony No. 40; Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter" (George Szell and Cleveland Orchestra) CBS Records


    also, a few taken out at the library:

    Sir Arnold Bax - String Quartets No. 1 & 2 (Maggini Quartet) Naxos label

    Bartok - Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta Sz.106; Concerto for Orchestra Sz.116 (James Levine and Chicago Symphony Orchestra) DG label

    Finally, I have the full length symphonies of these famous Schubert and Mozart pairs in my permanent collection.

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    Last couple of weeks:

    Beethoven / Brahms Triple Concerto / Brahms - Double Concerto (Oistrakh, Rostropovich, Richter - Karajan/ Szell)
    Leoncavallo "Pagliacci" (Pavarotti, Freni, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Patane)
    Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (19/4/1942) (Berger, Pitzinger, Rosvaenge, Watzke, Berlin Philharmonic, Furtwangler)
    Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (03/2/1952) (Guden, Anday, Patzak, Poell, Vienna Philharmonic, Furtwangler)
    Ponchielli La Giaconda (3xCD) (Caballe, Pavarotti, Baltsa, Milnes, Ghiaurov, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Bartoletti)
    Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (29/7/1951) (Schwarzkopf, Hongen, hopf, Edelmann, Bayreuther Festspiele Furtwangler)
    Beethoven Symphony No 9/Prometheus Overture Op.43 (Lovberg, Ludwig, Kremett, Hotter, Philharmonia Chorus/Orchestra, Klemperer)
    Various Furtwängler - The Complete Pre-War Studio Sessions 1926-42 (6xCD), Berlin Philharmonic
    Chopin Chopin (5xCD) Rubinstein / London Symphony Orchestra Barbirolli, John
    Various Furtwängler - The Unforgettable Columbia Records (1949-1954) (6xCD) Philharmonia Orchestra with Edwin Fischer / Vienna Philharmonic
    Beethoven Piano Works Volume 5: Sonatas 14-16 (Schnabel)
    Beethoven Piano Works Volume 3: Sonatas 7-10 (Schnabel)
    Brahms The Late Piano Music - Kovacevich / Varsi (2xCD)
    Brahms Furtwangler conducst Brahms - The Complete Symphonies etc (4xCD)
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    I spat out a considerable amount of money last week. But I can't complain.

    Shostakovich: Complete Symphonies (on 12CDs, Rostropovich, Warner Classics label)

    Shostakovich - Cello Concertos 1 & 2, Strauss - Romanze for Cello and Orchestra (Arto Noras cello, Rasilainen conducting)

    Berg/Janáček/Hartmann: Violin Concertos (Zehetmair violin, Holliger conducting)

    Beethoven: Symphonies 2 & 6 (Menuhin)

    Debussy: Jeux, Khamma, Le martyre de Saint-Sébastien (Conlon)
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    I just received this today. Definitely a great performance, as usual, by the Berlin Phil! It also contains some vocal performances by The Choir of Magdalen College at Oxford. Highly recommended!

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    On the recommendation of Az, we (Mrs. Phil & I) took a run up to J&R Music in New York yesterday.

    On the recommendation of Sr. M, I spent more than half-a-day's pay on the Keilberth Die Walkure. ($$$$... but I think it'll be worth it. )

    I also added to my Dvorak supply by picking up the Kubelik Complete Symphonies. (To me, the Kertesz cycle was priced to the point of consumer resistance.) Also, I added a Naxos Dvorak Violin Concerto/Glazunov Violin Concerto (Kaler/Polish NRSO). Kind of embarrassing that I had the Glazunov study score, but not any recording of it.

    Lots of good ideas were found here, and not in the pages of some "authoritative" review guide. So... thanks Az, thanks Sr. M, and thanks to Maestro K for aiding in my willingness to explore more Dvorak.
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    On the recommendation of ChamberNut, I picked up the Schumann Complete Symphonies (Zinman/Zurich). How could I go wrong at that price?

    So far, I like it better than the Beethoven Overtures discs by the same musicians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi_town/Philly View Post
    On the recommendation of ChamberNut, I picked up the Schumann Complete Symphonies (Zinman/Zurich). How could I go wrong at that price?
    CTP, I'm very happy you decided to get this. You're right, you can't go wrong here. Great sound, great conductor, orchestra and symphonies for a low price!

    Enjoy!

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