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    Poulenc: Trio for horn, trumpet, and trombone












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    Quite surprising for an ignoramus like me ! I'm used to Lieder by Mahler and Schubert or Hugo Wolf, my first Leader CD was Winterreise by Goerne; there's a lot more gaiety and lightness here. Quite happy to have bought it.

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    JC Bach: Sinfonias Op. 6, 9, 18 & Overture 'La calamita' Netherlands Chamber Orchestra conducted by David Zinman on Philips
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    Recordings from the 1970's of these enjoyable JC Bach Sinfonias. Bright and cheerful fast movements framing elegant slow movements. Mozart must have learnt a few things from JC Bach, because much of this music sounds so like early Mozart.

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    After Mandryka mentioned this HIP version of Brahms, I had to have it. I can really hear those older style valveless horns. The overall texture seems to be lush and delicate, with a certain balance I like. Occasionally I hear a very consonant sweetness, like at the end of the first mvt. of Symphony 3. It's nice.

    Still, it's Brahms.

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    Ravel, Scherezade. Stravinsky, Rite of Spring

    Ravel with Bernstein/Marilyn Horne and Stravinsky with Lorin Maazel.


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    CONSORT SONGS
    William Byrd
    Emma Kirkby - soprano
    Fretwork - viol consort

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    Brahms, Violin Concerto

    Eugene Ormandy conducting with Isaac Stern in violin.


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    Some Beethoven today.

    Symphonies 2 & 7. Carl Schuricht: Orchestre De La Société Des Concerts Du Conservatoire. The seventh is really fiery and exciting, worth a listen if you’ve never heard Schuricht do it.



    String Quartets Op. 59/2, 95. Quartetto Italiano. Sublime.



    String Quintets op. 4 & 29. Nash Ensemble. Op. 29 is his only original string quintet. The op. 4 was adapted from his Octet for Winds, but still fun to hear. Sorry, no album cover.

    Piano Sonatas, 31, 13, 8, 3. Annie Fischer. What a treasure to have these recordings from Fischer.


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    CPE Bach: Sense and Sensibility - Sonatas, Fantasias & Rondo Riccardo Cecchetti (fortepiano) on Challenge Classics
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    In general I listen to recordings of the fortepiano with interest but come away thinking it would sound better on a modern piano. However this recording of the fortepiano just seems so right to my ear. It's very well recorded, allowing you to hear every nuance of the instruments colours. CPE Bach's mercurial style, with it's many relatively short-breathed phrases, and rapid changes of tempo and dynamics, probably suits the fortepiano.

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    Gielen and the SWR Orch.

    Beethoven 4th and 8th Symphonies.

    a wonderfully brisk first movement of the 4th which still manages to be precise and positively glows......may even rival Maag!
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    Tveitt: Sun God Sym. Stavanger Sym. Orch./ Ruud (BIS)

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    Bruckner, Symphony No. 9


    Nice remastering. I'm hearing things in this piece I haven't heard before.

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    This is nice! Have heard almost the whole first disc. Reminds me of Monteverdi and G. Gabrieli, didn't think that the last time I heard Schütz...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kjetil Heggelund View Post
    This is nice! Have heard almost the whole first disc. Reminds me of Monteverdi and G. Gabrieli, didn't think that the last time I heard Schütz...
    That's a great set of CDs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manxfeeder View Post
    Bruckner, Symphony No. 9


    Nice remastering. I'm hearing things in this piece I haven't heard before.

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    I have listen the 9th more than 500 times. With every new hearing I find new musical elements and hidden treasures. A true CREATION symphony.
    O my brave Soul!
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    O darling joy, but safe! are they not all the seas of God?
    O farther, farther, farther sail!

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