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    Default Reccomended CDs!

    hello,
    I thought I'd start a thread where everyone can reccomend their favorite CDs I have quite a few, but I'll start with:

    Richard Strauss: Don Quixote and Burleske

    Conductor: Fritz Reiner
    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Soloists:

    Antonio Janigro- 'cello
    John Preves- viola
    John Weicher- violin

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    Havergal Brian: Gothic symphony in D minor.

    The Naxos recording. I won't list the conductor or solists or the orchestras as there are many of both! However, everyone in this recording is Slovak, so it's easy to recognise.

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    You did mention the "Gothic symphonie" so often that I must search for it....

    I will start with some CDs also:

    David Oistrakh: Tschaikovsky and Sibelius violin concertos
    Conducter: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

    Emil Gilels: Brahms concertos
    Conducter: Eugen Jochum

    Stephen Hough: Hummel piano concertos
    Conducter: Bryden Thomas

    Felix Mendelssohn concertos for piano and strings a-minor and doubleconcerto for violin and piano d-minor
    Soloists: Andreas Staier (Fortepiano) and Rainer Kussmaul (violin)
    Ensemble: Concerto Köln

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    Heifetz' "Showpieces"
    Gil Shaham's "Devil's Dance"
    Heifetz' "Rare and Never-Before-Released Recordings"
    Shlomo Mintz' "Paganini 24 Caprices"
    Perlman's "Concerto's from My Childhood"
    "Itzhak Perlman's Greatest Hits"
    The Postal Service's "Give Up" and "Such Great Heights"
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    Gould: Bach's Goldberg Variations 1981
    Milstein or also Mintz: Bach's Partitas and Sonatas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel
    You did mention the "Gothic symphonie" so often that I must search for it....
    Sorry, I just sometimes get so enthusiastic about peices of music...

    Also I can reccomend one viola CD ( only one at the moment unfortunatly ):

    The recorded viola, volume four of "The history of the viola on record"

    There are many different composers and violists on this CD. I don't reccomend the first three volumes, just the fourth volume CDs.

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    Do you have a favourite violist? In general?

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    I haven't heard enough Really, viola reccordings are hard to find. Violists I've heard and liked:

    Milan Skampa
    Bruno Giuranna
    Csaba Erdelyi
    Rivka Golani ( she is amazingly virtuosic, Paganini like! )
    Yizhak Schotten
    Christopher Wellington

    I know Primrose is popular, but his tone is awfull; he sounds like a violinist!

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    I'm trying to find a copy of Nokathula Ngwenyama's CD. I hear she's fantastic!
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    I have 3 Box sets that I absolutely love, and can fully recommend them:

    Beethoven - Complete Symphonies
    Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Nickolaus Harnoncourt
    Teldec label


    Beethoven - Complete String Quartets
    Quartetto Italiano
    Philips label

    Brahms - Orchestral Works
    Berliner Phiharmoniker/London Philharmonic Orchestra - Wolfgang Sawallisch
    EMI label

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    I know I may sound insane, but I really like:

    Lionel Tertis: Complete Columbia Recordings 1929-1933 (Box Set, 4 CD's)

    Jacqueline Du Pre: Favourite Cello Concertos (Box Set, 3 CD's)

    Heifetz: Beethoven and Mendelssohn Concerti (1 CD, Living Stereo)

    Marlboro Festival 40th Anniversary: Schubert "Trout" Quintet, Mozart Clarinet Quintet, K. 581

    Yehudi Menuhin: Bach Sonatas and Partitas (The old one) (That's why I started a new thread about these pieces)
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    My favorites:

    Bach's WTC - Tureck/DG and BBC
    Bach's Goldbergs - Tureck/DG, Gould (81)/Sony, Schiff/ECM
    Bach's French Suites - Cates/Music & Arts
    Mozart's Great Mass in C minor - Leppard/EMI
    Shostakovich's Op. 87 Preludes and Fugues - Nikolayeva/Hyperion & Melodiya
    Scriabin's Op. 11 Preludes and Shost. Op. 34 Preludes - Deyanova/Nimbus

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    Quote Originally Posted by godzillaviolist View Post

    Richard Strauss: Don Quixote and Burleske

    Conductor: Fritz Reiner
    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    My "option A" Don Quixote! (I suppose that shouldn't be surprising, given my screen name)

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel View Post
    Gould: Bach's Goldberg Variations
    My "option A" Goldberg variations!

    Quote Originally Posted by World Violist View Post
    I know I may sound insane, but I really like Jacqueline Du Pre Favorite Cello Concertos
    If that's insane, let me into that asylum! This set can make a person fall in love with Cello playing. Also, be sure to check out the "5 favorite recordings" thread, for lots more top stuff!
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    I meant that people would find me crazy for putting early 1930's recordings down as my favorites, not the Du Pre.
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    some of my all time favourites:
    Handel Alcina (Hickox with the delectable Arleen Auger)
    Rameau Les Indes galantes (Christie)
    Rossini Maometto II (Scimone)
    Mozart Don Giovanni (Ostman)
    Mahler 2 (Klemperer)
    Chopin Etudes (Perahia)
    Mozart Idomeneo (Gardiner)
    Mozart Piano Concertos (Gardiner/Bilson)
    Verdi La Traviata (Kleiber)
    Rossin Heroines (Bartoli)
    Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto (Dutoit/Chung)
    Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto 1 (Dutoit/Argerich)

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    Bach – Mass in B Minor (Klemperer/NPO)

    Beethoven – Symphony No. 9 (Wand/NGRO)

    Beethoven – Symphony No. 9 (Karajan/BPO - 1963)

    Brahms – German Requiem (Klemperer/PO)

    Bruckner – Symphony No. 6 (Klemperer/NPO)

    Bruckner – Symphony No. 7 (Karajan/VPO)

    Bruckner – Symphony No. 8 (Boulez/VPO)

    Bruckner – Symphony No. 8 (Celibidache/Munich)

    Dvorak – Cello Concerto (Rostropovich/Karajan/BPO)

    Elgar – Cello Concerto (Du Pre/Barbirolli/LSO)

    Mahler – Symphony No. 2 (Mehta/VPO)

    Mahler – Symphony No. 9 (Karajan/BPO – live recording)

    Shostakovich – String Quartets (Fitzwilliam String Quartet)

    Sibelius – Violin Concerto (Kuusisto/Segerstam/Helsinki)

    Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto (Kogan/Silvestri/Paris)

    Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto (Oistrakh/Ormandy/Philadelphia)


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