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    Downloaded via iTunes today:

    Bach: Orchestral Suites

    Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings (thank you again, Chambernut & Hawk )

    All performed by Capella Istropolitana on the Naxos label. The other day I also ordered their recording of Bach's Musical Offering via Amazon-- it will be in later next week.

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    A great buy.
    At first, I discovered the wonders of classical music through the marvels of its baroque period and especially those from Mr. Handel, which explain my forum nickname. About 10 years ago, my interest leaned over classical period and Herr Haydn's production. The music bus recently drove me to the early 1800s. Where will it end?

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    I just got Mahler's complete symphonies (Leonard Bernstein conducting) for a Christmas present. I have got to listen to that. Also bought Brahms' A German Requiem and listened to it (Otto Klemperer, Fischer-Dieskau, Schwartzkopf). It's gorgeous.
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    Damn, iTunes is dangerous!

    Downloaded today:

    Capella Istropolitana's recording of Bach's Mass in B minor (I confess I've not heard it in its entirety)

    A neat arrangement of Bach's Goldberg Variations for two oboes, English horn and bassoon by the Homecoming Woodwind Ensemble (its very "woody" sounding)-- listening to this right now.

    AND yesterday (with a gift card I received for Christmas) I downloaded:

    A bunch of Erik Satie (the Sarabandes, Gymnopedies, Gnossiennes and a few other piano pieces as performed by Jean-Yves Thibaudet (I feel he gets the tempo about right)

    and a couple pieces of late pieces of Morton Feldman: For Bunita Marcus and his Violin and String Quartet

    and Gorecki's Third Symphony (with Dawn Upshaw-- I used to own this years ago & I've missed it)

    I may have downloaded a couple other odds & ends too. OK-- between this and some other recent purchases, I am set for the next several weeks! *whew!*

    ~josh

    p.s. And I forgot to mention all the Takemitsu CDs I got for Christmas too!
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    Last night I downloaded one more thing unexpectedly-- and well worth it... Its Bach's Sonatas & Partitas for solo violin... performed on cello by Vito Paternoster (Vito "Ourfather"?)

    I've already got Rachel Podger's recording of this on violin (and Gidon Kremer's ECM recording too, though I was not happy with that recording), but this makes an interesting supplement to Bach's awesome cello suites.

    The Chaconne from the 2nd partita is excellent!

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    I have just now purchased Beethoven's 9th and 5th violin sonatas with perlman and ashkenazy. i am listening to it now, this is my first exposure to violin sonatas and i like what i hear (so far the first 2 movments of kreutzer, the 9th)

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    This CD is a sonic jewel. The Organ Symphony has fiery intensity, complemented by the impressionistic La Mer and Escales. And at a bargain price, too!
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    Just purchased "Eleven String Baroque" by Goran Sollscher
    Tremendous recording. Well worth adding to your Guitar collections

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    Handel's Judas Maccabeus (McGegan/Harmonia Mundi) and Biber's Rosary sonatas (Ensemble Cordaria, Brilliant Classics)

    The famous "See the conqu'ring hero comes" http://www.box.net/shared/rfvsc6hsks

    And from the oratorio, "Sing unto God" http://www.box.net/shared/a1gesmj0oc
    At first, I discovered the wonders of classical music through the marvels of its baroque period and especially those from Mr. Handel, which explain my forum nickname. About 10 years ago, my interest leaned over classical period and Herr Haydn's production. The music bus recently drove me to the early 1800s. Where will it end?

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    Earlier this week off of iTunes I purchased
    Enescu: Symphony No. 3-Romanian Rhaspody No. 1
    Franck: La Chasseur Maudit-Psyche Psyche is definitely a forgotten masterpiece. Highly recommend!
    Gorecki: Kleines Requiem fur eine Polka-Harpsichord Concerto-Good Night (Requiem for Soprano, Alto Flute, 3 Tam-Tams, and piano
    Kancheli: Abi Ne Viderem-Morning Prayers-Evening Prayers Highly recommend! I also recommend Exil, one of the most haunting, sad pieces of music I have ever heard.
    Pettersson: Symphonies No 8 and 10
    Roussel: Symphonies No. 2-4-Ballets
    Schnittke: Symphony No. 8- Gogol Suite
    Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2

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    It's very easy to spend money you don't have on iTunes

    Just purchased and am currently listening to
    Artur Rubinstein; Vol. 26 of the Rubinstein Collection with Chopin's 19 Nocturnes, 3 Etudes, and more

    The music seems really familiar even though to the best of my knowledge I have never heard it before

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    I just got back from buying Sibelius' complete symphonies, Lorin Maazel conducting. Sounds great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by World Violist View Post
    I just got back from buying Sibelius' complete symphonies, Lorin Maazel conducting. Sounds great!
    Check out his Finlandia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handel View Post


    A great buy.
    D'Arcangelo? Daniels? Ciofi? Genaux?

    This CD looks truly wonderful! I MUST BUY :O

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    Some new CDs after the longest gap (yet) without a purchase.




    Phew! I feel SO relieved now. Previously, every time I was at the store, I knew well that I REALLY needed this in my collection, but without a bottomless wallet full of money I used to choose some other CD over this one since I got to listen to these symphonies quite often. I decided to end this debate with myself today and bought it. So now it's 4 down (5,6,7 and 9) and 5 to go.

    And finally some chamber music...



    Yet another CD that has been on the wishlist for quite sometime.
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