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    Forgive me for foisting an image of my moosey self upon you all, but I recently purchased this sweatshirt, and am really rather proud of it!!
    "The only absolute in music is that there are no absolutes." Jorge Bolet (1914-1990)

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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    I couldn't pass this up for 18 dollars. 6 CDs, and the performance of Knoxville Summer 1915 is excellent.

    I was not very familiar with Barber but last night on my local PBS FM station I heard a performance by the Dover Quartet of his adagio. Very beautiful. I'll have to search out more by him.
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baregrass View Post
    I was not very familiar with Barber but last night on my local PBS FM station I heard a performance by the Dover Quartet of his adagio. Very beautiful. I'll have to search out more by him.
    Bill McGlaughlin featured the music of Samuel Barber all week on his Exploring Music show.
    http://exploringmusic.wfmt.com/liste...show/30/barber

    Some other beautiful pieces you may want to listen to:

    Canzonetta For Oboe & Strings
    Overture To The School For Scandal, this features a beautiful melody written when Barber was only 21.
    Knoxville Summer Of 1915, try the versions featuring Sylvia McNair, Karina Gauvin or Kathleen Battle
    2nd movement from the piano concerto
    Fadograph of a Yestern Scene
    Violin Concerto

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    Default Finds from the Public Library Semi-Annual Sale

    CDs:



    Rachmaninov: The Bells; Spring; 3 Russian Songs / Dutoit, Philadelphia O, et al

    Rossini: Colbran, The Muse / Joyce DiDonato, Eduardo Müller, Orchestra e Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecila

    Beethoven: String Quartets, Op. 18, Nos. 1-6 / Talich Quartet

    Stravinsky: The Firebird; Fireworks; Four Studies / Boulez, CSO

    Beethoven: Fidelio (Highlights) / Dernesch, Vickers, Ridderbusch, Kelemen, HvK, BPO, et al


    LPs:



    Vivaldi: Piccolo & Violin Concertos / Ristenpart, Chamber O of the Saare, et al

    Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 35, 39, 40, 41 "Jupiter" / Szell, Cleveland O

    Schubert: Lieder / Gerard Souzay, Dalton Baldwin





    Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1 - 4 / HvK, BPO

    Brahms: German Requiem; Haydn Variations / HvK, BPO, et al





    Beethoven: Bicentennial Collection, Vol. I - Symphonies & Overtures, Part I / HvK, BPO

    Beethoven: Bicentennial Collection, Vol. II - Symphonies & Overtures, Part II / HvK, BPO

    Beethoven: Bicentennial Collection, Vol. III - Concertos / Kempff, Leitner, BPO; Ferras, HvK, BPO

    Beethoven: Bicentennial Collection, Vol. IV - Piano Sonatas (Selected) / Kempff

    Beethoven: Bicentennial Collection, Vol. VII - String Quartets (Selected) / Amadeus Quartet

    Beethoven: Bicentennial Collection, Vol. VIII - Music for Piano / Kempff, Anda, Demus, Shetler

    Beethoven: Bicentennial Collection, Vol. X - Music for Violin & Cello / Kempff, Menuhin, Fournier, et al


    Total cash outlay for 6 CDs and 46 LPs: $16.
    Blog Index of JACE's 100 Favorite Classical Recordings: 1 - 50 and 51 - 100

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    Quote Originally Posted by JACE View Post
    CDs, LPs:

    Finds from the Public Library Semi-Annual Sale....


    Total cash outlay for 6 CDs and 46 LPs: $16.

    Coulda sworn I just heard the RIAA choking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaneyes View Post
    Coulda sworn I just heard the RIAA choking.
    Tis a consummation greatly to be desired.
    Noli Illegitimi Carborundum

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    I am trying to slow down! My Lieder and Opera campaigns are now concluded, but this was left on my wish list:

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    Biber Rosenkranz Sonaten
    Holloway, Moroney, Tragicomedia

    I had considered Letzbor or Goebel, but the prices are so outlandish, that I cannot even consider them. Reading the review more closely, this is a highly valued recording: I had overlooked that it was a Gramophone Award winner for best Baroque reissue in 1991.

    I neglected to mention that this recording was on Nereffid's 'Mars' list
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    I recently bought these two from a charity shop - bargains!

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    And, having a bit of a Rachmaninov kick, bought two recordings of his 1st symphony, and this superb old Vox 3-CD set, on ebay.

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    There may come a time when Youtube won't let us do this...

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    Schoenberg: Violin Concerto (Hilary Hahn)
    Sibelius: Violin Concerto

    Heard on Spotify a couple of days ago, a revelatory performance of Schoenberg's Op. 36

    "No composer has been more innovative than Beethoven, he radically changed the nature and character of the music composed in the two centuries that followed his earliest works" - Charles Rosen ("The Classical Style")

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    I just bought the Colin Davis Mozart Great C minor Mass, a performance I used to have but can't seem to find.

    I have the Gardiner performance but find it "inadequate" compared to the Davis performance.
    Facts don't care about your feelings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiesIraeVIX View Post
    Schoenberg: Violin Concerto (Hilary Hahn)
    Sibelius: Violin Concerto

    Heard on Spotify a couple of days ago, a revelatory performance of Schoenberg's Op. 36

    This is the recording that turned me into a believer.
    It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious. And I am a very ingenious fellow

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    I do not buy many CDs. I own less than 30 CDs; almost all keyboard music. I also have 3 county library cards that provides me access to literally tens of thousands of classical albums. I also have a large digital music library. I save the 'hard copy' purchases for special selections.

    I've had my eyes on these for awhile and just 'pulled the trigger' (such an odd expression):

    Leoš Janáček: The Piano (2 discs)
    CAVI-MUSIC (2013)
    Cathy Krier, piano

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    György Ligeti: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2
    BIS (1996/1998)
    Fredrik Ullén, piano

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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    Bill McGlaughlin featured the music of Samuel Barber all week on his Exploring Music show.
    http://exploringmusic.wfmt.com/liste...show/30/barber

    Some other beautiful pieces you may want to listen to:

    Canzonetta For Oboe & Strings
    Overture To The School For Scandal, this features a beautiful melody written when Barber was only 21.
    Knoxville Summer Of 1915, try the versions featuring Sylvia McNair, Karina Gauvin or Kathleen Battle
    2nd movement from the piano concerto
    Fadograph of a Yestern Scene
    Violin Concerto
    Thanks! Will do. This is one reason why this forum is so great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JACE View Post


    LPs:




    Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 35, 39, 40, 41 "Jupiter" / Szell, Cleveland O





    Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 1 - 4 / HvK, BPO




    The Szell Mozart was one of my first classical LPs. I still have it. Only within the last year did I get his fantastic 39th on CD.

    I had the Karajan Brahms at one point. I sold it to someone, but swapped out his fourth with the Abbado fourth. The buyer wasn't too happy.

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    This wasn't highest on my "to buy" list, but Archivmusic had it at such a terrific price last week, I could not resist.

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