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    Mancini - Overture to "Gl'Amanti Generosi" (Parley of Instruments/Hyperion)
    Viviani - Selections from "Capricci Armonici" (Letzbor/Arcana)
    D. Scarlatti - Sonatas in D, K.443-444 (Kipnis/EMI)
    Vivaldi - Viola d'amore Concerto in A minor, RV.397 (Pine/Cedille)
    Corelli - Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 11 (Rolla/Hungaraton)
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    IGOR STRAVINSKY - Monumentum; Mass; Choral-Variationen (on "Vom Himmel hoch"); Symphony of Psalms
    Herreweghe, Philippe
    Collegium Vocale Gent
    Royal Flemish Philharmonic



    IMO, Philippe Herreweghe is consistently excellent in choral music.

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    Like a fool I hesitated when Berkshire Record Outlet offered all five in this series for 29 dollars. But I did manage to get this one.
    In Mahler I usually prefer the Solti approach -caveman having a seisure whips orchestra into a frenzy!! - Radames, TC member

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    Backtracking to the first Chamber symphony, this time in the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin recording. A very engaging and interesting piece. In this case both this recording and the Naxos recording were pleasing.




    Anyone heard the Kremer recordings of this music on ECM?
    There are two kinds of music, good music and the other kind. - Duke Ellington.

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    Arne overtures and Handel's Op. 4 organ concertos ....



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    Leading countertenor Max Emanuel Cenčić is joined by Polish period instrument ensemble Orkiestra Historyczna for a programme of operatic showstoppers and sparkling instrumental music by Handel and his contemporaries.

    Introduced live from Wigmore Hall by Hannah French.

    Handel: All'orror delle procelle (Riccardo Primo, re d'Inghilterra, HWV 23)
    Leonardo Vinci: Sta l'alma pietosa (Gismondo, re di Polonia)
    Francesco Geminiani (arr. Charles Avison): Violin Sonata in G, Op. 1, No. 1
    Francesco Scarlatti: Concerto grosso No. 4 in E minor; Concerto grosso No. 3 in A minor
    Nicola Porpora: Core avezzo al furore (Polifemo)
    Handel: Deggio morire, o stelle (Siroe, re di Persia, HWV 24)

    8.20 pm
    Interval music (from CD)
    JS Bach: English Suite No. 3 in G minor BWV 808
    Murray Perahia (piano)

    8.40 pm
    Leonardo Vinci: Bella pace (Gismondo, re di Polonia)
    Handel Se dolce m'era già (Floridante, HWV 14)
    Francesco Scarlatti: Concerto grosso No. 1 in E
    Charles Avison: Concerto grosso No. 6 in D (after Domenico Scarlatti)
    Handel: La tigre arde di sdegno (Admeto, re di Tessaglia, HWV 22)
    Johann Adolf Hasse: Non sempre oprar da forte (Cajo Fabricio)

    Max Emanuel Cenčić (countertenor)
    Orkiestra Historyczna
    Martyna Pastuszka (conductor)

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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post


    Like a fool I hesitated when Berkshire Record Outlet offered all five in this series for 29 dollars. But I did manage to get this one.
    Sorry, I can't resist rubbing salt into the wound - last October I managed to get the 5 volume box direct from Chandos for £15. One of the best bargains I've come across for a very long time.
    Last edited by Malx; Sep-23-2021 at 17:39.

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    Some of Messiaen's work leaves me dumbfounded, but I truly love this recording of Visions by Osborne / Roscoe.

    Last edited by Red Terror; Sep-23-2021 at 18:09.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron Scarpia View Post
    Backtracking to the first Chamber symphony, this time in the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin recording. A very engaging and interesting piece. In this case both this recording and the Naxos recording were pleasing.



    Anyone heard the Kremer recordings of this music on ECM?
    Yes. Highly recommended.

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    Not totally random selections this afternoon the cover of the first disc led me to the second selection.

    Brahms, Cello Sonata No 2 - Steven Isserlis & Stephen Hough.

    Debussy, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune & La Mer - Berlin PO, Sir Simon Rattle.

    I rate Rattle's La Mer (live recording) - he underplays things compared to many but the orchestral colours come through in a subtle manner.






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    Joseph Holbrooke - Symphony No. 3; etc. (Howard Griffiths)

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    This week's quartet and some other Verdi pieces transcribed for string quartet).


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    Alban Berg - various works part three of three for the rest of today, probably concluding with the final act of Lulu sometime tomorrow morning. I love the sound-world of Lulu but the text is an absolute swine to keep up with at times, thanks mainly to a legion of people coming and going in 'blink and you miss them' fashion - if Emperor Joseph II could grumble about too many notes in one of Mozart's operas then maybe insignificant old me can wonder if Berg had too many characters in one of his.


    Drei Stücke from the Lyrischen Suite for string quartet, arr. for string orchestra by Alban Berg (orig. 1925-26 - arr. 1928):
    Violin Concerto (1935):




    Adagio from the Kammerkonzert for piano, violin and winds, arr. for violin, clarinet and piano by Alban Berg (orig. 1923-25 - arr. 1935):




    Lulu - opera in three acts (orchestration posthumously completed by Friedrich Cerha) [Libretto: Alban Berg, after the plays Erdgeist and Die Büchse der Pandora by Frank Wedekind] (1927-35 inc.):

    '...a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without a single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...' - Leigh Hunt on the Prince Regent (later George IV).

    ὃν οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν ἀποθνῄσκει νέος [Those whom the gods love die young] - Menander

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malx View Post
    Sorry, I can't resist rubbing salt into the wound - last October I managed to get the 5 volume box direct from Chandos for £15. One of the best bargains I've come across for a very long time.
    Which demonstrates the profit margin on CDs. Amazon and other vendors are asking 25-35 dollars per disc.
    In Mahler I usually prefer the Solti approach -caveman having a seisure whips orchestra into a frenzy!! - Radames, TC member

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