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    Krieg und Frieden

    Sweelinck-Philps-Gibbons-Byrd-Louis Couperin-Froberger and others

    Bob van Asperen


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    William Byrd: Fantasia no. 1 in 4 Parts

    played by:

    Mélisande Corriveau, treble viol
    Rebecca Reed, tenor viol
    Arnie Tanimoto, tenor viol
    Patricia Ann Neely, bass viol


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    Quote Originally Posted by haziz View Post
    Any comments?

    Been intrigued by the idea of Karlowicz for a while!
    'so where are the strong, who are the trusted and where is the harmony, sweet harmony?'
    (Nick Lowe)

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    Strauss: Oboe Concerto & Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

    Alf Nilsson (oboe)

    Stockholm Sinfonietta, Neeme Järvi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsaraslondon View Post


    Davis's 2001 LSO performance of Elgar's 1st Symphony runs to about the same timings as Barbirolli's, but it just seems a lot slower, right from the rather opening theme, which sounds lugubrious rather than nobilmente. Not a patch on the Barbirolli I listened to yesterday and the symphony failed to make anywhere near the same effect.
    I think I agree. But luckily he got to record it again (with the Staatskapelle Dresden) and did much better (IMO). Of course, Barbirolli's Elgar recordings are rarely equalled (and probably never bettered - although Barenboim just might have) but the works are big enough to respond well to a variety of approaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haziz View Post
    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 "Winter Reveries"
    Bournemouth SO - Litton

    A comment of no great importance - - that was the first Tchaikovsky Symphony disc I bought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim prideaux View Post
    Henry....Intrigued by the fact that Norrington has seemed to attract such criticism/'vitriol' over the years. To my ears his Beethoven SWR recordings are 'bang on'.....I also have the good fortune to have access to his Schumann and Mendelssohn recordings with the same orchestra that I also find impressive. Am seriously considering the recent Brahms symphony release and the Mozart box looks attractive to me.

    As Beethoven 4 is one of my favourite symphonies by anybody I am going to go back to the Harnoncourt recording on your recommendation in your next post!
    Agreed. The Mozart set is well worth exploring: cutting edge serious Mozart.

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    Othmar Schoeck: Sommernacht (1945)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorf View Post
    Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, Op. 43; Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
    The London Classical Players, Roger Norrington

    This disc is one example (among others) of Norrington's first Beethoven cycle that I think still holds up very, very well. It's a bold, always musical, rhythmically astute performance. Certainly: no vandalism. Even just with period instruments, there are more ways than one to successfully interpret this great symphony!

    I think the Beethoven symphonies respond well to a wide variety of approaches - I can't think of any works that come close in this (perhaps Mahler's symphonies?). There must be more than ten sets of the symphonies that seem indispensable to me. But, until the Harnoncourt Consentus Musicus (just one record, I think) and the Haselbock recordings came along, there were not that many HIP sets that seemed to me to be as successful as the best. Many seemed bland, although not Norrington or Gardiner I'll grant you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryPenfold View Post
    I agree, the Stuttgart Mozart is special, but the earlier LCP is up there too.

    I know so many people who have it in for him, but he's a near genius (and wonderful live in concert, I vouch).
    We're agreeing, aren't we?

    In any case I am glad to be seeing lots of pro-Norrington posts ... I have been trying to elicit some for a while!

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    Too many posts from me ... and I haven't even mentioned how I spent the morning. It was with this ...

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    Brahms, Piano Concerto No 1 - Stephen Kovacevich, LPO, Wolfgang Sawallisch.



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    boccherini1.jpg

    Luigi Boccherini

    String Quintet in E op. 11 no. 5, Minuetto
    Guitar Quintet IV in D, G 448, "Fandango"
    Cello Concerto in G, G 480
    Guitar Quintet in C, G 453

    Europa Galante (quintets)
    Fabio Biondi

    Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, Finland (concerto)
    Julia Kangas

    2001 and 2003, compilation 2012
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    Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3 & other works for solo instrument
    and orchestra

    Jean-Jacques Kantorow (violin) & Heini Kärkkäinen (piano)

    Tapiola Sinfonietta, Jean-Jacques Kantorow & Kees Bakels

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