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    I love Gil Shaham's Devil's Dance, and Heifetz' Showpieces and a lot of Perlman CDs. Are there any others as good as these?
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    Perlman CDs
    I'm one huge Perlman fan. His refined and silvery tone is really relaxing to hear, and therefore enjoy.
    I think Fabio Biondi with his Ensemble Europa Galante as mentioned by Daniel is a must have also.

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    Heh...I have listened to Lara St. John's Re:Bach over and over and over again...and never tire of it...

    ...she sounds a little different...and I don't nec. like everything they put into the arrangements...but it's so upbeat!...
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    There are just too many for me to decide. Also I would change my mind weekly. I listen to Mozart and Baroque music most... the performers don&#39;t matter much to me.
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    Yes too many to decide...My present favs: David and Igor Oistrach playing Bach. Gould Brahms 1 st piano conc. and Beethoven 4 th piano concert with Aarrau

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    Originally posted by becky@Jul 23 2004, 06:07 PM
    There are just too many for me to decide. Also I would change my mind weekly. I listen to Mozart and Baroque music most... the performers don&#39;t matter much to me.
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    Me too&#33; I have different favorites at different times--really though, I suppose they&#39;re all favorites, but I like to go back and forth. I like Mozart and baroque best, too. Also Holberg Suite (but not most of Grieg&#39;s other works), and Haydn. I think Handel and Mozart are my favorite composers.

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    Also Holberg Suite (but not most of Grieg&#39;s other works)
    This is a wonderful suite&#33; And is rebuilding baroque manner () The Air is my fav&#33;

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    Yes, Grieg&#39;s Holberg Suite is fantastic&#33;
    so is Ravel&#39;s Le Tombeau de Couperin...
    Nothing beats modern creations like Baroque in Modern Dress&#33; B)
    Talking about suites...Nvm, I&#39;ll post this as a new thread.

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    I should listen to Ravel&#39;s "Le Tambeau de Couperin" sometime. I didn&#39;t know it was written in a baroque style.

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    Today I purchased:

    Wieniawski and Sarasate - James Ehnes (and Eduard Laurel - piano, CBC)
    Rolla and Vivaldi - Viola concertos - (Phillips Classics)
    Shostakovich - Viola Sonata (cello sonata arr. for viola) with Annette Bartholdy (and Julius Drake - piano, Naxos)

    ...I haven&#39;t listened to them yet...I&#39;ll post an update when I do...
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    ...don&#39;t know that I&#39;ll be listening to the Shostakovich very much...*bleh*...
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    Picked up a copy of Menuhin playing Mozart and Beethoven violin Sonatas...beautiful! I especially am entralled by the two Mozart Sonatas (K. 376 in F major and K. 526 in A major)...

    ...I'm assuming they're very difficult to play...am I right? Anyone know?...
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    Default Rolla Rolla

    I'm not big on th Rolla concerto. It has some pleasant parts, but it's more interesting from the point of technique rather than genuine musical interest. It's still nowhere even near something like Britten's Lachrymae or Bartok's concerto.

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    Rolla, hm, never heard. Can you tell us a little about this composer, please?

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    How to put it... Rolla is to the viola what Viotti is to the violin. A virtuoso with good but not great compositional talents. I've only listened to his concerto once a very long time ago... that was my opinion then, I may feel differently now. My opinions change very quickly; I like things one month and hate them the next, then perhaps love them again later.

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