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    Hi there, I'm Ian (from England)- I'm not extraordinarily knowledgeable about classical music but I do know what I like - Opera is increasingly a love of mine- especially the Italians - Verdi and Bellini seem to be my favourites so far, but I like a range from Monteverdi through to Adams and Birtwistle. Also for a while now I can't get enough of medieval/renaissance polyphony - especially Byrd and Josquin along with more recent masses and requiems and an oratorio or three. Oddly instrumental classical music's never really grabbed me in the same way but I'm open to good pieces more of late.

    In terms of groups -The Tallis Scholars and The Sixteen are my choral go-tos and in terms of opera, it varies but I find Anna Netrebo and Sonya Yoncheva to be sound bets for my tastes along with Sarah Connolly and Danielle de Niese.

    Away from this, I also like 1980s onwards indie/punk rock along with sci-fi and fantasty fiction from a range of authors and some literary fiction especially Alan Hollinghurst.

    So there we are then. (other things I like available upon application)

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    Hi Ian and welcome, make yourself comfortable. Your classical music taste is all on my favourite list too. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ianinmaschera View Post
    In terms of groups -The Tallis Scholars and The Sixteen are my choral go-tos.
    Give the Dunedin Consort a try.
    https://www.dunedin-consort.org.uk/
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    Hi Ian. Welcome!

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    Welcome Ian!

    Hope you will find your way here!

    I share your Monteverdi appreciation. To me, Monteverdi is most wonderfully played by Ensemble Elyma and Gabriel Garrido, some 20 years ago. What would be your preferred recordings?

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    I'm not sure I have preferred recordings as yet - the L'Orfeo CD set I own is the Emmanuelle Haïm recording with Ian Bostridge as Orfeo and the DVD of L'incoronazione Di Poppea is Haïm at Glyndebourne from 2009 with Danielle De Niese and Alice Coote.

    I don't own any Vespers or other choral recordings as yet but as per Fritz's helpful link above, I note the Dunedin Consort have a Vespers recording and everytime I've heard them on radio 3 I've been very impressed with the Monteverdi Choir with JEG, so might start my shopping there

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    Welcome Ian.

    Attentively, Moriarty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ianinmaschera View Post
    I'm not sure I have preferred recordings as yet - the L'Orfeo CD set I own is the Emmanuelle Haïm recording with Ian Bostridge as Orfeo and the DVD of L'incoronazione Di Poppea is Haïm at Glyndebourne from 2009 with Danielle De Niese and Alice Coote.

    I don't own any Vespers or other choral recordings as yet but as per Fritz's helpful link above, I note the Dunedin Consort have a Vespers recording and everytime I've heard them on radio 3 I've been very impressed with the Monteverdi Choir with JEG, so might start my shopping there
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Monteverdi-...everdi+garrido

    If a link helps you on the way, I can add the above

    Good luck!

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