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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirror Image View Post
    You know what? I did purchase one recording many months ago that I regreted. It was Gorecki's "Symphony No. 3 - Symphony of Sorrowful Songs." I don't know if it's just me or the actual music itself, but I hated this symphony.
    It's good to know that you're human, MI. I don't feel so bad now. Except that Yanni is a horrible mixture of Pop/ speudo classical crossover so I probably should have known better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirror Image View Post
    You know what? I did purchase one recording many months ago that I regreted. It was Gorecki's "Symphony No. 3 - Symphony of Sorrowful Songs." I don't know if it's just me or the actual music itself, but I hated this symphony.
    I am with you I do not like this work, but hate is a bit strong for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andante View Post
    I am with you I do not like this work, but hate is a bit strong for me
    Okay, I disliked it immensely. How's that for ya?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cortision View Post
    It's good to know that you're human, MI. I don't feel so bad now. Except that Yanni is a horrible mixture of Pop/ speudo classical crossover so I probably should have known better.
    Everybody knows Yanni is a hack. Shame on you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirror Image View Post
    Everybody knows Yanni is a hack. Shame on you!
    I promise I'll never do it again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andante View Post
    The Goldberg Variations are a must for me, the best I have is Rosalyn Tureck, one of the best Bach players IMO you would never be disappointed with her interpretations
    I have been very happy with Pnina Becher's piano performance of the Goldberg Variations. I also have an excellent synthesizer version called New Age Bach and Jacques Loussier's jazz interpretations of the Goldberg Variations. So I've been enjoying them a lot more than I used to.

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    I was always a fan of Loussiers I have the 40 year anniversary CD 'The Bach book' very disappointed as an Electric bass is used,

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    This thread kind of sputtered out after three pages in 2009. I thought I'd bring it back, to see if there are any newer regrets regarding classical recording purchases.

    Personally, I've tried to put the hundreds if not thousands of CD culls out of my head as soon as they're gone. But a few linger on, and occasionally pop to the front of my brain.

    Walter Klien Mozart Piano Sonatas was an early goner. What an awful-sounding piano.

    Any others? Do tell.

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    What I regret most is when I buy a CD and then find out that I could've gotten it as part of a box set at a much better deal.

    But that's about all I can think of. Even if I don't enjoy the music, I usually don't regret the purchase.
    Liberty for wolves is death to the lambs.

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    No I am much more careful to day no more of "Loussiers 40 year anniversary CD 'The Bach book' I did try to give it away but no one wanted it so I use it as a bird scare on the fruit tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirror Image View Post
    ...and Georg Tinter is one of the worst Bruckner conductors I've heard. Truly terrible.

    I wonder why this long-gone contributor didn't expand on what pissed him off about Tintner - his Naxos recordings are solid as a cycle on the whole and I thought he was especially good with the early ones (00-3).

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    Quote Originally Posted by elgars ghost View Post
    I wonder why this long-gone contributor didn't expand on what pissed him off about Tintner - his Naxos recordings are solid as a cycle on the whole and I thought he was especially good with the early ones (00-3).
    For the time, it was a valued cycle. Not much Bruckner was available, as it is now. Though playing and sound could be harsh, some different editions were used, and the cost reasonable. It faded as Skrowaczewski finished his cycle on Arte Nova, the Jochum cycles prices were reduced, and Bruckner became more popular and widely recorded.

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    I usually end up regretting buying - and eventually culling - rehash. Rued Langgaard was a notable one, but there have been others. I do dip my toes in the water with these kinds of composers, & the outcome of that kind of determines whether I go further or not. Now I am buying only what I need, not just virtually everything I want. Like the old Mick Jagger song goes. Same with live concerts. I don't force music onto myself, I just go with what has a fair chance of gelling with me in some way.

    Having said that, I have not been disappointed with any big names in music (apart from maybe a very few), I am okay with hunting out works that I'm virtually guaranteed to like, after a few sniffles around. & with Australian composers, I have warmed to them immediately, no surprises there as to why...
    Last edited by Sid James; Mar-01-2012 at 01:06.

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    Langgaard Complete Symphonies - just oddities, in the end.
    Carrissimi 'Jepthe' Oratorio - a wonderful early 17th c., oratorio, but the ensemble, Consortium Carrissimi, is simply awful.
    Enescu - Romanian Rhapsodies - Romanian Radio and Television Orchestra - also an awful performance. Sub-professional.

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    Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro recording by Levine/Met on DG. I think the performance is very bland, I don't like voices, I still don't like operas. I could never finish listening to even one CD (tried all three discs but same result..eject)

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