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    Beethoven Triple Concerto with Leslie Parnas, Jaime Laredo and Rudolf Serkin and Alexander Schneider conducting the Marlboro Festival Orchestra.

    Just got this today. Like saying hello to an old friend, as I had this performance once upon a time on LP.

    A great performance of this underrated Beethoven concerto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GiulioCesare View Post
    Does anybody know a complete set of Haydn's string quartets on period instruments? Last time I checked (a couple of years ago) there was no such thing.
    For period instruments, The one I (strongly) recommend (and love) is by the Quatuor Mosaiques. It had been out of print for a while, but Naive Records boxed it up and released it last fall:



    It's not complete but has nearly all the major quartets: op. 20, 33, 64, 76, and 77 (and op. 51, the string quartet version of the Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross).

    For the earlier quartets, try the London Haydn Quartet, which have done op. 9, 17, 20, and 33:



    What you're missing therefore would be: op. 50, 54, 55, 71, and 74. (The first has 6 quartets, the later four opus have 3 each). For the last two I use a modern instrument version, the Takacs Quartet, on Hyperion.
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    A beautiful box of music,sounds better than ever before. .71YQLsiQeRL__SL1500_ (2).jpg

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    Georg Christoph Wagenseil: 5 Symphonies

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    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Music by Vincenzo Tommasini , Alfredo Casella, Gian Francesco Malipiero and, Carlo Pedrotti. Good stuff.


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    I have made the first of two orders, split purely to fit the delivery times around my current shifts. This first part will hopefully - if Amazon Prime delivered on time - should arrive tomorrow, fingers crossed.

    I noted previously in this thread quite recently that after finding her on YouTube I have become quite a fan of Christine Brewer. To this end I have picked up these two additional albums featuring the wonderful collaboration between Christine Brewer and Donald Runnicles.

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    The Great Strauss Scenes is an auto-rip album and sounds truly fantastic. I hesitated on the recording of Four Last Songs because it is one of those collections that I seem to have numerous times. Hearing a sample of the performance forced me to radically re-evaluate my position and so I bought it.

    Christine Brewer has breached my top five Sopranos at present, alongside Flagstad, Caballe, Popp and Borkh.

    The final part of my first order is a collection Mendelssohn's Piano Trios by Fischer, Muller-Schott & Gilad.

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    I am currently devoting more time to Chamber Music and this disc has been on my wish list for a while. I have finally pulled the trigger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AClockworkOrange View Post
    Two Chamber purchases for me as I continue to explore Chamber Music in-between Symphonies and Operas.

    My first purchase is this wonderful disc on Naxos of Honegger's Complete Violin Sonatas performed by Laurence Kayaleh and Paul Stewart. Honegger is a Composer I have become somewhat hooked on following his turn in the fantastic Saturday Symphonies series.

    One thing I have discovered through experience is that Naxos can be particularly depended upon in the field of Chamber Music. The samples I heard of these pieces sounded great and as the album qualifies as being Auto-Rip, whilst I eagerly await the disc dropping through the door I have a digital copy I can listen to in the meantime. So far, I am really enjoying this album.

    My love of sonatas for (usually string) instrument & piano continues to flourish evergreen.

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    My second and final purchase is this collection of Interwar Duets for Violin & Cello Yegor Dyachkov & Olivier Thouin features works by Ravel, Martinu, Schulhoff and again, Honegger. I already have the Honegger though a second performance is welcome, it is the works by Ravel, Martinu and Schulhoff (the latter is unknown to me) which particularly interest me.

    My knowledge of works the Violin and Cello Oeuvre was until recently very limited until I received some excellent recommendations (Thanks PetrB). These instruments pair together fantastically and result in some truly beautiful music.

    This disc is auto-rip too, which is always a pleasant bonus.

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    A small and perfectly formed order which will offer much happy listening.

    A few others, if I may.

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    : Violin Sonatas 1 & 2, w. Bieler & Tichman (Naxos, rec.2003); Persichetti: Works for Violin and Piano, w. Borup & Conner (Naxos, rec. 2013); Schnittke: Violin Sonatas 1 & 2, w. Wallin & Pontinen (BIS, rec.1991); Szymanowski: Music for Violin and Piano, w. Kramer & Durcan (Naxos, rec.2005).

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    Default BACH MASTERWORKS The Original Jackets Collection

    BACH MASTERWORKS

    The Original Jackets Collection

    The greatest Deutsche Grammophon
    and Archiv Produktion albums



    Anyone have this? Is it worth it?

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    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    Picked up these at a used record store:



    My classical vinyl collection is sorely lacking, so it's nice to have these. Listening to the Schumann one now
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    Beethoven, String Quartets 4 & 5 (op. 18) - Cleveland Quartet



    Plus, my Takacs Quartet recording of Beethoven's Late Quartets came in the mail a couple days ago. Perhaps the crown jewel of my Beethoven collection!
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    Today, I picked up two LPs during a lunchtime record shop run:


    "The Brahms I Love" / Arthur Rubinstein (RCA)

    I've wanted this LP for a long while, and the copy I found is still sealed!

    The LP includes:
    • Ballades, Op. 10, Nos.1-4
    • Rhapsody In G Minor, Op. 79, No. 2
    • Intermezzo In B-Flat Minor, Op. 117, No.2
    • Capriccio In B Minor, Op. 76, No. 2
    • Intermezzo In E Minor, Op. 116, No. 5
    • Intermezzo In E-Flat Minor, Op. 118, No. 6
    • Rhapsody In B Minor, Op. 79, No. 1




    Scriabin: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 & 3 / Lazar Berman (CBS Masterworks/Melodiya)

    Also in mint condition.



    Two of my favorite pianists. Looking forward to hearing them this evening.

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    Had originally torrented an earlier version of this when I was in high school. Lost it when my external hard drive died. Since it took a few weeks to download before, I decided to just buy it this time, and it's basically the only thing I'm going to buy for a while.


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