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    For some reason I have not been listening to The Sixteen but I liked this a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enthusiast View Post
    I do like the Harnoncourt a lot. I wonder how you would find Pinnock or McCreesh? Or perhaps Butt? Or Niquet? Or the old Colin Davis? Or Marriner? There are so many interesting takes on this masterpiece.
    Colin Davis had a great performance of it, despite the use of harpsichord. Which of your other suggestions uses modern instruments and has a killer Hallelujah?

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    Pinnock and McCreesh are both HIP performances from the earlier days of HIP and have been criticised for being a little too speedy. Butt (soloists drawn from the choir) and Niquet (I can imagine you hating his rather French Hallelujah) are more recent HIP and probably not what you are looking for, either. Sounds like you might try Marriner - a performance that I am in two minds about but with real strengths - or perhaps Mackerras with the English Chamber Orchestra and Janet Baker among the singers.
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    Currently my favourite Mozart Requiem - even if you don't like Jacobs this one might impress you - although I do turn to Harnoncourt when I want a bit more bite.

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    It's been a week of cracking open huge box sets.

    Chopin Ballades, Rubinstein, from the Complete Album Collection (otherwise known as "that pink thing").



    Only the first Ballade is a favorite of mine. Splendid! Aristocratic, immaculate, yet expressive.

    Schumann, Papillons, Symphonic Etudes, Murray Perahia, from "The First 40 Years."



    I didn't like his performance of Papillons, too heavy. Only Kempff's recording of this piece has ever pleased me. The Symphonic Etudes is a satisfying, committed performance.
    There are two kinds of music, good music and the other kind. - Duke Ellington.

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