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    Hector Berlioz: Les nuits d'ete & La mort de Cleopatre Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Robin Ticciati with Karen Cargill (mezzo soprano) on Linnberlioz les nuits.jpg

    Another recording of 'Les nuits d'ete', a work that I always enjoy. This is a splendid recording of it, coupled with the youthful 'La mort de Cleopatre'.

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    Nikolai Myaskovsky - various works starting tonight and concluding tomorrow morning.


    Symphony no.6 in E-flat minor for orchestra and mixed choir op.23 (1921-23):




    Symphony no.16 [Aviation] in F op.39 (1935-36):
    Symphony no.19 in E-flat for wind band op.46 (1939):




    Violin Concerto in D-minor op.44 (1938):




    Symphony no.24 in F-minor op.63 (1943):
    Symphony no.25 in D-flat op.69 (1946 - rev. 1949):




    Cello Sonata no.1 in D op.12 (1911 - rev. 1930-31):
    Cello Concerto in C-minor op.66 (1944):
    Cello Sonata no.2 in A-minor op.81 (1948):

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    I was listening to selected tracks by Deep Purple before this. The heaviest, most intense music I could think of. Then this arrived in the mail, I put it on, and it was a perfect continuity. This music is as "heavy" and intense as the rock which preceded it. This is due to performance in no small measure; there is an intensity, a power, which is very satisfying.

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    I've been a very mild Schumann listener over the years but this performance is really knocking me out.
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    Beethoven: Sonatas 19, 20, 21 (Waldstein), 22 & 25. Arrau (Decca)

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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    I've been a very mild Schumann listener over the years but this performance is really knocking me out.
    Listen to how well-engineered this recording is! I love the Columbia Masterworks for this very reason.

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    if you want to own this recording, try to either get the LP or early CD version. Later "Ambisonics" remastering of this and PC1 did a lot of damage to orig. Philips recording.

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    Frédéric Chopin / Bella Davidovich ; London Symphony Orchestra*, Neville Marriner* ‎– Piano Concerto No. 2 In F Minor / "Krakowiak" Op. 14
    Label: Philips Digital Classics ‎– 410 042-2

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    Quote Originally Posted by millionrainbows View Post
    Listen to how well-engineered this recording is! I love the Columbia Masterworks for this very reason.
    The Japanese remastered symphony set is touted as sounding really great. Has the same design as the 1996 set with Szell's face on the cover.

    NP: CD from this issue: Martinu Piano Concerto No.4 Garrick Ohlsson - piano; Dvorak - Legends
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    Beethoven Symphony # 4 in B flat major, Op 60




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    Kaspars Putnins leading the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir in Alfred Schnittke's "Psalms of Repentancee":

    I love music. I want music. I need music.

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    Earlier today:



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    Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 7 'Archduke' & Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1

    Viktoria Mullova (violin), Heinrich Schiff (cello) & André Previn (piano)
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    Paganini: Caprices for solo violin, Op. 1 Nos. 1-24

    David Garrett (violin), Bruno Canino (piano)
    arranged by Schumann for violin & piano
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    Quote Originally Posted by 13hm13 View Post
    if you want to own this recording, try to either get the LP or early CD version. Later "Ambisonics" remastering of this and PC1 did a lot of damage to orig. Philips recording.

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    Frédéric Chopin / Bella Davidovich ; London Symphony Orchestra*, Neville Marriner* ‎– Piano Concerto No. 2 In F Minor / "Krakowiak" Op. 14
    Label: Philips Digital Classics ‎– 410 042-2
    I do have a signed copy from this one.
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