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    Brahms, Double Concerto


    Pierre Fournier with David Oistrach.

    The cover of this box says it all; there are giants here. The only real disappointment is the first CD with Jacqueline Du Pre playing two of Bach's cello suites, sounding like she hadn't reached maturity yet. But the rest has all the big names of the cello playing the big-named composers.

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    I see that's an inexpensive download. Is that whole set worth hearing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo Romanza View Post
    NP:

    Strauss
    Vier letzte Lieder
    Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano
    Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
    Szell




    A desert island performance for me. There have been no better than this performance. I feel every note Schwarzkopf sings and Szell's accompaniment is exquisite. Sonics have been greatly improved in this remastering.
    Is the remastering of this reissue more recent than the one EMI did in 1997?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyIII View Post
    Is the remastering of this reissue more recent than the one EMI did in 1997?
    It's the same remastering. I was referring to the original issued CD and how it sounds much better here.
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    Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
    Czech Philharmonic - Kletzki


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    Following up Das Lied with this:

    Szymanowski
    Symphony No. 3, Op. 27 "Song of the Night"
    Jon Garrison (vocals), Peter Thomas (violin)
    City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
    Rattle


    From this set -



    For me, this is still Rattle's greatest achievement. He is completely in his element in Szymanowski's idiom.
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    Hugo Wolf
    from the Spanish Song Book
    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Baritone
    Gerald Moore, Pianist

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    Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts Bach - Brandenburgische Konzerte Nr. 1-6. Concentus Musicus Wien. Telefunken 2LP box. 1982 German release.

    Performed on Period instruments.

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    NP:

    Shostakovich
    String Quartet No. 6 in G major, Op. 101
    Pacifica Quartet


    "Humility is society's greatest misconception."

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    NP:

    Debussy
    Estampes
    Rafal Blechacz


    From this set -

    "Humility is society's greatest misconception."

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    Quadro Hotteterre : Telemann - Quartette; Quadro G-moll Für Blockflöte, Violine, Viola Und B.c. / Concerto À 4 A-moll Für Blockflöte, Oboe, Violine Und B.c. / Quartett G-dur Für Blockflöte, Oboe, Violine Und B.c. / Concerto Di Camera G-moll Für Blockflöte, 2 Violinen Und B.c.. Telefunken 1981 German release

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    THE NIGHT OF SAINT NICHOLAS
    A Medieval Liturgy for Advent
    Officium Sancti Nicolai Episcopi & Confessoris
    La Reverdie
    I Cantori Gregoriani


    ARCANA
    P.M. Summer
    simul justus et peccator

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manxfeeder View Post
    I see that's an inexpensive download. Is that whole set worth hearing?
    Yes, it is inexpensive, while I have old ears the overall sound to me is fine, albeit some of the 50's recordings can sound a tad harsh here and there as expected. I am new to Rudolf Barshai, trying to widen my collection (and my knowledge) with period recordings of those considered great by those who frequent these fora. As mentioned above while I was aware of his conducting I wasn't aware of his Viola expertise and while still in the early CDs I am thoroughly enjoying his playing and the very top drawer accompanists. I am thrilled with the purchase so far and have no doubt my pleasure will continue through the rest of the set.

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    Sir Neville Marriner conducts Händel - Concerti A Due Cori. The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Philips 1980, Netherlands pressing

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    NP:

    Mahler
    Symphony No. 3
    Norma Procter (contralto)
    Ambrosian Singers, Wandsworth School Boys Choir, London Symphony Orchestra
    Horenstein


    "Humility is society's greatest misconception."

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