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    I guess I buy a lot if older recordings because I went through all those links and I didn't buy any of the mentioned recordings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricABQ View Post
    I guess I buy a lot if older recordings because I went through all those links and I didn't buy any of the mentioned recordings.
    I think I made only two "new release" purchases this year: Corelli - Violin Sonatas, Op 5, w. Avison Ensemble (Linn); Penderecki/Lutoslawski - String Quartets, w. Royal Qt. (Hyperion).

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    Julia Lezhneva's disc, Rachel Podger's bach violin concertos and Guardian Angel, Patricia Kopatchinskaja's Bartók. Eötvös. Violin Concertos (her Beethoven violin concertos disc was spectacular), Bartoli's Norma, John Eliot Gardiner's Bach cantatas, and Janowski's Parsifal were already all on my "wish list", and I already have Bartoli's Stabat Mater by Agostino Steffani.
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    It looks like I only made two officially sanctioned "good" purchases this year:

    - ‘A New Venetian Coronation 1595’ - Gabrieli Consort & Players / Paul McCreesh

    - Moeran: Cello Concerto, etc - Ulster Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, Naxos


    But I also bought tracks off of a few other albums:

    - the Mazurka-Oberek track off of the Chloe Hanslip Glazunov album;

    - Janine Jansen's Verklärte Nacht (this work only)

    - Christian Poltera's Barber Cello Concerto (this work only)

    - Batiashvili Clara Schumann Romances with Alice Sara Ott (only)


    In years past I have bought more new releases; this year I feel like I have most everything I need.
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    I have now purchased one recording mentioned in those links. I downloaded the Helene Grimaud Brahms concertos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricABQ View Post
    I downloaded the Helene Grimaud Brahms concertos.
    Any thoughts? I was thinking of picking up this set and I've only read praise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skilmarilion View Post
    Any thoughts? I was thinking of picking up this set and I've only read praise.
    I've listend through once and really enjoyed it. Prior to this, the only version of these that I had were the one's on the Rise Of The Masters mp3 set. Off the top of my head I don't remember who the performers were in that set.

    The Grimaud versions certainly come off as energetic and exciting to my ears.

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    I haven't bought any of those listed. In the past, I have usually owned at least one, but this year I seem to have missed out. Some of them look interesting, but I don't know when I will get around to them.

    The Tallis Scholars Blu-Ray Audio release intrigues me - I have that album already, in CD form. I am quite curious as to how the sound would be, and the review has my curiosity piqued. Admittedly, while I love the Palestrina Mass, with Allegri's Miserere, after an initial frequent listening, I have grown a little tired of it. Now, if they were to give the same treatment to their Tallis Spem in Alium album, I can't imagine holding back on that purchase.

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    Alex Ross at The New Yorker picks his notables for 2013...

    http://www.newyorker.com/online/blog...s-of-2013.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by BPS View Post
    It looks like I only made two officially sanctioned "good" purchases this year:

    - ‘A New Venetian Coronation 1595’ - Gabrieli Consort & Players / Paul McCreesh

    - Moeran: Cello Concerto, etc - Ulster Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, Naxos....
    Thanks for listing this, BPS. I bought that also, so I must correct my new releases purchased...from 2 to 3.

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    Three "new releases" this year for me, all on Naxos

    Villa-Lobos' Symphonies Nos 3 & 4

    Shostakovich Symphony No. 7

    Bloch Symphony in C sharp
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    ArkivMusic's Best of 2013:
    http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/...C?list_id=3609


    Add to my haul two more albums:


    - Ellington: Black, Brown & Beige / Falletta, Buffalo / Naxos


    - Violin Lullabies / Rachel Barton Pine / Cedille
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