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    Stravinsky

    The devil is hard at work in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress!

    The Rake's Progress

    John Eliot Gardiner



    "What ugly!", The young avant-garde composer Pierre Boulez fulminated in 1951 after hearing Stravinsky's opera The Rake's Progress. The equally radical and gifted Frenchman refused to understand that an intelligent composer like Igor Stravinsky could lower himself to a flight back in time: an opera based on the musical language of Mozart.
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    Mahler: Symphony No. 10. (Cooke third version) So expressive and life affirming. Gielen leads the orchestra in an assured and beautiful performance. Recommended, as is the entire set.


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    Mahler - Symphony No 3

    Zubin Mehta / Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

    Maureen Forrester - Contralto

    Recorded 1978


    A very good performance, although perhaps not quite on a par with my current favourite (Erich Leinsdorf / Boston Symphony Orchestra / Shirley Verrett - Mezzo-Soprano / 1966). However, I'm intrigued as I'd never considered Mehta to be a Mahlerian before. Will have to seek out some more of his recordings.

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    Tchaikovsky: 18 pieces for solo piano, Op. 72
    Mikhail Pletnev

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    Granados - Goyescas
    Albéniz - Iberia


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marinera View Post
    Granados - Goyescas
    Albéniz - Iberia


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    A wonderful disc.

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    Poor sound quality in this link but it is one of my favourite piano concertos:

    Ruth Gipps - Piano Concerto in G Minor

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Krfbm3ePmRw

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    Tippett's first opera (from the early/mid 50s).

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    Edward Elgar

    Cocaigne Overture
    Introduction and Allegro for Strings
    Serenade for String Orchestra
    Enigma Variations

    BBC Symphony Orchestra
    Sir Andrew Davis

    originally recorded 1991, reissued 2001

    I just got this album recently and really enjoy it. The performances and recording quality are both excellent.

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    Carl Maria von Weber: Quintet In B Flat Op. 34 For Clarinet, 2 Violins, Viola And Cello

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    A couple of recordings from yesteryear:

    Mendelssohn Violin Concerto - Yehudi Menuhin, Orchestre des Conserts Colonne, George Enescu.
    from 1938.

    Sibelius, The Swan of Tuonela & The Return of Lemminkainen - Stockholm RSO, Sixten Ehrling.
    from 1952.



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    Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age

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    Johann Sebastian Bach - French Overture & Italian Concerto BWV 831, 971;
    "Chromatic" Fantasia & Fugue BWV 903

    Evgeni Koroliov
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    HUNTING MUSIC
    Fanfares & Concert Pieces
    Anton Richter - Harry Höfer - French Hunting Music anon.
    Deutsche Naturhornsolisten

    MDG
    P.M. Summer
    simul justus et peccator

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    In honor of this horrifying event, Symphony No.3.



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