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    Another two Mahler 4s. The earlier Bernstein is a little crude and really not as good as the later (Concertgebouw) one, I don't think. So this is another symphony (along with 5 and 6) where Lennie's second run improved on his first.

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    And then Gielen: a good performance, simple and yet seems to need nothing. But right now I think I prefer the more interventionist Concertgebouw Bernstein.

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    Berwald Symphony No.1 from this set.
    If you are not familiar with these symphonies and you like romantic style symphonies then you are in for a treat.
    Listen to me when I'm talking to you boy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haydn man View Post
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    Berwald Symphony No.1 from this set.
    If you are not familiar with these symphonies and you like romantic style symphonies then you are in for a treat.
    Just bought Neeve Jarvi set recently as one of my Twitter friends posted no 3 and was impressed. Hadn't heard of him before that

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    Even after all these years the goosebumps still come - -

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    Gidon Kremer (violin) & Daniil Trifonov (piano), Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė (cello) performing; Rachmaninov: Piano Trios.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post


    Still listening to this beautiful set.
    Love it!
    Bought this CD recently. Lovely recording

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    Messages Of The Late Miss R.V. Troussova (Op. 17) and the two Op. 27 pieces (...quasi una fantasia... and Double Concerto) from this:

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    Quite contemporary but instantly likable. You can hear why some consider him the greatest living composer.

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    Willi Boskovsky conducting; Schubert: Rosamunde

    Ileana Cotrubas (soprano)

    Staatskapelle Dresden, Rundfunkchor Leipzig.
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    On vinyl

    Mokranjac - Overture (Jagust/Radio-Television Beograd)
    Khachaturian - Violin Concerto (Szeryng/Mercury)
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    Bizet arr. Shchedrin - Carmen suite.
    I love the Carmen suite anyway but this is wonderfully imaginative.
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    Sir David Willcocks conducting; Allegri: Miserere & Palestrina: Stabat Mater & other choral works

    The Choir of King's College, Cambridge.
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    Now streaming on Apple Music:



    Saturday Symphony!
    Brahms no. 1

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    Shostakovich symphonies nos.9 and 10 by Barshai WDR
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    For the Saturday Symphony:
    Berwald, Symphony No 1 - Malmo SO, Ehrling.



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    Three relatively contemporary works - The Canticle of the Sun, Kafka Fragments and Le Marteau sans Maitre - by three key composers of the age that is just passing. Each is perhaps the most recorded piece by its composer - so maybe the composers' most successful works? - but each is rather spare and uncompromising. Oh yes, they are also very inspired and satisfying works: you may have to do a little "work" to decode them but it is very worthwhile doing so. So I find it quite inspiring to think of these pieces as their composers' most successful works.

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