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    Strauss, R: Don Quixote, Op. 35 and Dance Suite from harpsichord pieces by Francois Couperin




    Paul Tortelier (cello), Max Rostal (viola)
    Staatskapelle Dresden- Rudolf Kempe
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    Ahhh .... Maestro Noseda and the BBC Phil. do more Romantic ....

    Rufinatscha: Orchestral Works, Volume 1


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    Mayr: Mass in E flat major.

    Dorota Szczepańska (soprano), Johanna Krödel (alto), Markus Schäfer (tenor), Daniel Ochoa (bass)

    Simon Mayr Chorus, Concerto de Bassus- Franz Hauk
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    Lovely Adagio mvt on...

    Rheinberger: Symphony No. 2


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    Daniël de Lange - Symphony in C-minor, Op.4 (c. 1865) ... on ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enthusiast View Post
    Now this one from Currentzis is controversial and has many haters - mostly put off by the lighter (or "whiter") voices than we used to get in the days of the classic recordings and by the allegedly over-imaginative continuo - but I love it. It has real zing, is fun and IMO very true to the work.

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    Hate is a big word, I can see / hear that people like it but for me is just not working, if I had to chose only one it would be Solti on Decca, with that all star cast : Lucia Popp (Susanna), Kiri Te Kanawa (Countess), Frederica von Stade (Cherubino), Samuel Ramey (Figaro), Thomas Allen (Count).
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    Myslivecek: Three Wind Octets and Haydn: Divertimento (Parthia) in F major, Hob.II:F7

    Albert Schweitzer Octet


    Myslivecek: Octet No. 1 in E flat major
    Myslivecek: Octet No. 2 in E flat major
    Myslivecek: Octet No. 3 in B flat major
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    Quote Originally Posted by flamencosketches View Post
    Good set, you think? I'm considering pulling the trigger on it myself, though I'm also heavily considering Eugen Jochum's DG Brahms cycle, the mono set.
    I haven't heard the Jochum, but yes; this is the one I keep returning to. It's had mixed reviews, but many of the remarks don't make sense to me at all.

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    Bach: Matthäus Passion

    Tenor [Evangelist]: Claes-Håkan Ahnsjö; Baritone [Jesus]: Hermann Prey; Soprano [Uxor Pilati, Arias & Recitatives]: Margaret Marshall; Soprano [Magd I]: Christa Schneider; Contralto [Zeuge I, Arias & Recitatives]: Jard van Nes; Alto [Magd II]: Martina Koppelstetter; Tenor [Zeuge II, Arias & Recitatives]: Aldo Baldin; Bass [Pontius Pilatus, Arias & Recitatives]: Anton Scharinger, Bass [Petrus]: Christoph Dobmeier; Bass [Pilatus]: Thomas Dobmeier; Bass-Baritone [Judas]: Thomas Hamberger

    Tölzer Knabenchor

    Bach-Collegium München- Enoch zu Guttenberg




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    Quote Originally Posted by flamencosketches View Post
    Good set, you think? I'm considering pulling the trigger on it myself, though I'm also heavily considering Eugen Jochum's DG Brahms cycle, the mono set.
    There are some beautiful moments in this set (4th symphony, second movement stands out in my mind) but I find the sound not ideal, too strong heavy, brass and winds recessed. I think his 60's cycle is his best in this music. If I had to pick one cycle it would be Kertesz/WPO.
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    Disc 2

    Chanson Hébraïque
    Don Quichotte a Dulcinée
    Ronsard à son âme
    Sainte
    Les grands vents venus d'outre-mer
    Un grand sommeil noir
    Chanson italienne
    - José Van Dam (baritone), Dalton Baldwin (piano)

    Troise poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmeé - Felicty Lott (soprano), Ensemble de Chambre de L'Orchestre de Paris
    Noël des jouets
    Deux épigrammes de Clément Marot
    Chanson écossaise
    - Felicity Lott (soprano), Dalton Baldwin (piano)

    Chansons madécasses - Jessye Norman (soprano), Michel Debost (flute), Renaud Faontanarosa (cello), Dalton Baldwin (piano)
    Chanson du rouet
    Si morne
    - Jessye Norman (soprano), Dalton Baldwin (piano)

    The second disc of this set is just as good as the first. What a treasure trove this set is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eljr View Post
    I was looking into this album not long ago. I discovered that there were two "William Still". One was the William Still that is referred to in this album. The other was a relaitively unknown composer, William Grant Still.

    First, a description of the William Still the album refers to, then the description of William Grant Still.


    William Still
    William Still (October 7, 1821[1][2] — July 14, 1902) was an African-American abolitionist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a conductor on the Underground Railroad, businessman, writer, historian and civil rights activist. Before the American Civil War, Still was chairman of the Vigilance Committee of the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society. He directly aided fugitive slaves and also kept records of the people served in order to help families reunite.

    After the war, Still continued as a prominent businessman, a coal merchant, and philanthropist. He used his meticulous records to write an account of the underground system and the experiences of many refugee slaves, entitled The Underground Railroad Records (1872).

    William Grant Still
    William Grant Still (May 11, 1895 – December 3, 1978) was an American composer of nearly 200 works, including five symphonies and nine operas.

    Often referred to as the "Dean of Afro-American Composers", Still was the first American composer to have an opera produced by the New York City Opera. Still is known primarily for his first symphony, Afro-American Symphony, which was until 1950 the most widely performed symphony composed by an American.

    Born in Mississippi, he grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, attended Wilberforce University and Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and was a student of George Whitefield Chadwick and later Edgard Varèse.

    Of note, Still was the first African American to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, the first to have a symphony (his 1st Symphony) performed by a leading orchestra, the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company, and the first to have an opera performed on national television.

    Due to his close association and collaboration with prominent African-American literary and cultural figures, Still is considered to be part of the Harlem Renaissance movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerx View Post
    Hate is a big word, I can see / hear that people like it but for me is just not working, if I had to chose only one it would be Solti on Decca, with that all star cast : Lucia Popp (Susanna), Kiri Te Kanawa (Countess), Frederica von Stade (Cherubino), Samuel Ramey (Figaro), Thomas Allen (Count).
    I am not sure what it is I look for and need in a Mozart performance but some conductors (old time or more recent) have it and others don't. Currentzis has it for me ... often more than Jacobs (who follows a similar approach with the da Ponte operas) and much more than, say, Gardiner. Solti sometimes had it (when he relaxed a little?) and I do like his Figaro, too.

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    Started my day with this, on my way to work:



    Brahms: Double Concerto
    Perlman/Rostropovich – Haitink/RCO

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