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    Quote Originally Posted by arpeggio View Post
    You should check out the Schuman thread: William Schuman
    Thanks. I checked it out yesterday. Hope the OP got to like Schuman as much as I do. I notice the thread began in 2011.
    I was a mere child at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by senza sordino View Post
    I watched and listened to Peter Grimes, Britten opera, for the first time a couple of months ago. I was blown away.
    My favorite opera (along with Les Troyens). When I was living in NYC, I saw it twice in one season, I was so impressed.
    Fortunate enough to see Jon Vickers in the title role.
    I'm glad you were 'blown away". So was I.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PetrB View Post
    To you, and any interested, I strongly recommend the recording of Schuman's 6th with Eugene Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra.
    Thanks. I already have this recording. Tough to listen to the Schuman 6th in that boxy mono sound. I have 2 stereo versions of the Schuman 6th, and prefer to listen to it that way. Sounds like the Ormandy performance was recorded in a phone booth.
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    Haydn's symphonies - most of them are great!

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    Phorion - Lukas Foss
    Black Angels - George Crumb

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    Karajan's EMI Fidelio.
    It always blows me away.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    I recently went to a chamber concert and among the works was Shostakovich's Piano Trio No 2.
    I found it emotionally overwhelming! The experience was as powerful as listening to one of his symphonies.

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    'Listen, Mister god!
    Isn't it boring
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    I've just bought a recording of Shura Cherkassky playing the Tchaikovsky first piano Concerto. It is simply amazing playing. Causes one to appreciate the old warhorse all over again in a different light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Karajan's EMI Fidelio.
    It always blows me away.
    One of the great recordings!

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    Schoenberg's Violin Concerto.. The famed Hilary Hahn recording. What a ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PetrB View Post
    To you, and any interested, I strongly recommend the recording of Schuman's 6th with Eugene Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra.
    I heard Schuman's 6th on the radio the other day and I was taken aback. It will take me a few more listens to fully absorb it. Thanks for posting the link!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrTortoise View Post
    I heard Schuman's 6th on the radio the other day and I was taken aback. It will take me a few more listens to fully absorb it. Thanks for posting the link!
    Glad to hear it. Once you finish that one, try the 9th, then the 10th, 8th and 4th.
    The 6th and 9th are acknowledged by critics to be his finest symphonies; in my opinion, the 10th, 8th and 4th are terrific too!
    It's a shame this composer doesn't get more concert programming time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidA View Post
    One of the great recordings!
    YUP, One of the truly GREAT opera recordings.
    Goose bumps every time.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    'Listen, Mister god!
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    every day, into a jelly of clouds?'

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