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    I downloaded the Purcell from the Naxos offerings. It was between that and the Haydn for me. I've been wanting to explore Purcell lately though so that's what I went with.

    Does anyone have any suggestions how I might be able to find out which soloists are featured in each piece for tagging purposes? The booklet credits 6 vocal soloists and even provides biographical information for each of them, but it doesn't specify which soloists are featured on each track. I've searched around on a few sites but haven't had any luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AeolianStrains View Post
    Who's getting what of these? I'm really torn from among them.
    I just subscribed again with a different e-mail address. Hopefully now I'll be able to download two of the albums each month. Please don't tell Naxos!


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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    I just subscribed again with a different e-mail address. Hopefully now I'll be able to download two of the albums each month. Please don't tell Naxos!
    Not got the email yet at any of the three email addresses I'm subscribed with. Maybe UK/Europe is behind the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    I just subscribed again with a different e-mail address. Hopefully now I'll be able to download two of the albums each month. Please don't tell Naxos!
    Not got the email yet at any of the three email addresses I'm subscribed with. Maybe UK/Europe is behind the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankreedy View Post
    Not got the email yet at any of the three email addresses I'm subscribed with. Maybe UK/Europe is behind the US.
    We in the UK tend to be a couple of days behind our friends in the US for these offers.

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    Noticed the Colin Davis Symphonies box is now up to £59.99 on UK Amazon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    The way this is being marketed makes no sense. Why offer it on Amazon US to be shipped from the UK at an additional 9 dollars? I'm just going to get his Sibelius/BSO cycle from Presto.
    Earlier in the year they did the same with the Marzendorfer Haydn symphony cycle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankreedy View Post
    Not got the email yet at any of the three email addresses I'm subscribed with. Maybe UK/Europe is behind the US.
    Also make sure to check your spam box and set the naxos address as safe in your email software. It happened to me too when I subscribed, now I always get them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenOC View Post
    Free November D/L from Naxos, choose from these three celebrations of St. Cecelia.

    I got the Purcell, and then subscribed with my other email address to get the Handel Listening to the Purcell now, the Ode. Pretty good music. I reckon Purcell was a great composer, I need to hear more of his music. Man, the Haydn sounds great too. The reason I didn't download it is because another recent free download was a couple other Haydn masses from the same forces, and the sound was pretty subpar.

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    OK. Nothing new here, and I really don't need another set of "Four Seasons"

    The Bruggen OP 10 is interesting. Uses recorder on everything except #3 and #4. Vivaldi intended these concertos to be played on flute, not recorder. #1 and #2 were never really intended for recorder. Using oboe as the accompanying instrument rather than violin is not something that Vivaldi would have done even given the instrumentation of RV101 vs RV434.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oakey View Post
    Also make sure to check your spam box and set the naxos address as safe in your email software. It happened to me too when I subscribed, now I always get them.
    Yes, I always check my spam folder. I just subscribed again with another email address and got September's newsletter so I think it's just a matter of waiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobBrines View Post
    OK. Nothing new here, and I really don't need another set of "Four Seasons"

    The Bruggen OP 10 is interesting. Uses recorder on everything except #3 and #4. Vivaldi intended these concertos to be played on flute, not recorder. #1 and #2 were never really intended for recorder. Using oboe as the accompanying instrument rather than violin is not something that Vivaldi would have done even given the instrumentation of RV101 vs RV434.[/QUOTE]


    Not sure what nothing new is supposed to mean. There is plenty new compared to the old box set. No none of it is new recordings and it was certainly written a long time back. As to what Vivaldi would have done, how can we know? Quite the puzzler statements.

    Anyway, you are right about the 4 season on this set. It isn't much to talk about in my opinion. But there are plenty of other tracks here worth note. One work someone may like seems worth the price even if nothing else is.

    But, to each his own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flamencosketches View Post
    I got the Purcell, and then subscribed with my other email address to get the Handel Listening to the Purcell now, the Ode. Pretty good music. I reckon Purcell was a great composer, I need to hear more of his music. Man, the Haydn sounds great too. The reason I didn't download it is because another recent free download was a couple other Haydn masses from the same forces, and the sound was pretty subpar.
    After listening through a number of track for each I went with Haydn, it seemed like the winner to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhoosierdude View Post


    OK. Nothing new here, and I really don't need another set of "Four Seasons"

    The Bruggen OP 10 is interesting. Uses recorder on everything except #3 and #4. Vivaldi intended these concertos to be played on flute, not recorder. #1 and #2 were never really intended for recorder. Using oboe as the accompanying instrument rather than violin is not something that Vivaldi would have done even given the instrumentation of RV101 vs RV434.


    Not sure what nothing new is supposed to mean. There is plenty new compared to the old box set. No none of it is new recordings and it was certainly written a long time back. As to what Vivaldi would have done, how can we know? Quite the puzzler statements.

    Anyway, you are right about the 4 season on this set. It isn't much to talk about in my opinion. But there are plenty of other tracks here worth note. One work someone may like seems worth the price even if nothing else is.

    But, to each his own.[/QUOTE]

    What I meant was that this box is a rehash of widely recorded material. Different performances, but nothing that adds to the literature. And, yes, after 75 years or so of intense scholarship, we do have a pretty good idea what Vivaldi would do in performance. This is Italian music, and Venetian at that. Wind instruments would never be used alone as accompaniment to a solo line. In German music, yes. Italian, no. It would be appropriate to double the violins with oboes and the cellos with bassoons during a ritornello, but not during an episode. Exception: A bassoon is appropriate as the continuo bass rather than a cello when the soloist is a wind instrument.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobBrines View Post
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    Not sure what nothing new is supposed to mean. There is plenty new compared to the old box set. No none of it is new recordings and it was certainly written a long time back. As to what Vivaldi would have done, how can we know? Quite the puzzler statements.

    Anyway, you are right about the 4 season on this set. It isn't much to talk about in my opinion. But there are plenty of other tracks here worth note. One work someone may like seems worth the price even if nothing else is.

    But, to each his own.
    What I meant was that this box is a rehash of widely recorded material. Different performances, but nothing that adds to the literature. And, yes, after 75 years or so of intense scholarship, we do have a pretty good idea what Vivaldi would do in performance. This is Italian music, and Venetian at that. Wind instruments would never be used alone as accompaniment to a solo line. In German music, yes. Italian, no. It would be appropriate to double the violins with oboes and the cellos with bassoons during a ritornello, but not during an episode. Exception: A bassoon is appropriate as the continuo bass rather than a cello when the soloist is a wind instrument.[/QUOTE]

    I don't know about all of that. I'm still pondering the nothing new thing. I'll ask Viv next time he comes around.
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