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    Abbado and Orchestra Mozart.

    Mozart-38th (Prague)and 41st Symphonies.
    I do not consider myself to be an expert and am therefore reluctant to pass judgement on performances/recordings. However I really did not enjoy these two performances.....I had just returned to the Prague and turned it off....something not quite right to these ears! Am now listening to Davis and the Staatskapelle Dresden performance. In both cases the recordings were new to me.....one from the Abbado Symphony Edition box set, the other from the Davis Symphonies box set. I am well aware that I am not comparing 'like with like' in that the orchestras are very different but I find myself far preferring Davis. It is not even as simple as preferring big modern orchestras to HIP informed outfits.......my performances of choice in this case have proven to be either conducted by Mackerras or Harnoncourt.
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    ^ I think I agree with much that you say. I find Abbado's Mozart is almost always too slick while Davis had a real feel for Mozart in his younger days. I do also often enjoy Harnoncourt's Mozart (especially those with the Consentus Musicus) but am not really a fan of Mackerras in Mozart (too little joy, rather hard pressed). Do you not warm to Bruno Walter's Mozart or Beecham's?

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    Thomas Tomkins



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    A nice disc of American composers music, recorded live - today I played the Harbison and Ives.

    Harbison, Symphony No 3 & Ives Symphony No 2 - Munchner Philharmoniker, James Levine.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jim prideaux View Post
    I do not consider myself to be an expert and am therefore reluctant to pass judgement on performances/recordings. However I really did not enjoy these two performances.....I had just returned to the Prague and turned it off....something not quite right to these ears! Am now listening to Davis and the Staatskapelle Dresden performance. In both cases the recordings were new to me.....one from the Abbado Symphony Edition box set, the other from the Davis Symphonies box set. I am well aware that I am not comparing 'like with like' in that the orchestras are very different but I find myself far preferring Davis. It is not even as simple as preferring big modern orchestras to HIP informed outfits.......my performances of choice in this case have proven to be either conducted by Mackerras or Harnoncourt.
    Fair point Jim - I bought that Abbado Mozart box but rarely listen to it. I will try it again in the near future. My gut feeling was that this wasn't Abbado's natural way with Mozart, was he outside his comfort zone whilst trying to 'modernise' his interpretations?

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    Liszt: Transcendental Studies, S139 Nos. 1-12


    Michel Dalberto (piano)
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    Disc 4
    -Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor,Op.15
    -Four Ballades,Op.10

    Rudolf Buchbinder piano
    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
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    A couple works from Beethoven which I rarely listen too...honestly forgot they even existed until I looked at the disc.

    Six National Airs with variations for Piano & Flute, Op. 105
    Ten National Airs with variations for Piano & Flute, Op. 107
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    Flute: Wolfgang Schulz
    Piano: Rudolf Buchbinder

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    Philip Glass - Aguas Da Amazonia. Absolute Ensemble, Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kristjan Jarvi


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    Antonio Vivaldi

    The Four Seasons

    Sarah Chang, violin
    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

    2007

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    Szymanowski: Stabat Mater, Op. 53/ Poulenc: Stabat mater


    Danielle Borst (soprano)
    Studio chorus, Orchestre de la Cite
    Michel Piquema
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogerx View Post





    Szymanowski: Stabat Mater, Op. 53/ Poulenc: Stabat mater


    Danielle Borst (soprano)
    Studio chorus, Orchestre de la Cite
    Michel Piquema
    So if you got through this whole thing, will you have learned the Stabat Mater?

    The only one of these to which I think i return is the Poulenc, I have heard the Szymanowski and Dvorak, maybe Rossini?

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    Chopin, Mazurkas

    I'm listening to the Michelangeli recordings in this set.

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    THE LION'S EAR
    A Tribute to Leo X, Musician among Popes
    Various and Anonymous Composers
    La Mora
    Corina Marti & Michael Gondko - directors

    Ramée
    P.M. Summer
    simul justus et peccator

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    Mahler 5 - one of Jansons' excellent recordings:


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