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    Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23/ Tchaikovsky: Serenade for strings in C major, Op. 48**


    Andrei Gavrilov (piano)
    Philharmonia Orchestra
    Riccardo Muti
    Recorded: 1979-07-05
    Recording Venue: 4-5 July 1979. No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road Studios, London


    Philadelphia Orchestra**
    Riccardo Muti
    Recorded: 1981-02-09
    Recording Venue: 9th February 1981. Old Metropolitan Opera House.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegro Con Brio View Post


    I just read Sophocles’s original play of the same name yesterday, so I figured I’d follow it up with Strauss’s thrilling opera. It seems to be a polarizing work for some folks, but for me it captures all the immense horror and suffering of Greek tragedy, wrapped in Strauss’s signature masterful orchestration and dramatic sense. Inge Borkh turns in one of the greatest dramatic tour de forces I’ve ever heard.
    An outstanding opera and performance. Der Rosenkavalier, however, is my favorite Strauss of them all, especially the Bernstein/Wiener performance on Sony. Earlier this year, I bought the Japanese hybrid SACD set of this particular recording and it is glorious. I also like HvK on EMI (err...Warner Classics).
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    "Puritanism:The haunting fear that someone,somewhere,may be happy."

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    Liszt: Wanderer Fantasy, Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 13 & Brahms: Handel Variations

    Christopher Park (piano)
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    "Puritanism:The haunting fear that someone,somewhere,may be happy."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baxi View Post
    I own the cycle, of course. He's awesome, better than St Clair.
    I guess you were referring to a reply I made to you? It might help if you quote my original message, because, otherwise, it just makes you look like you’re talking to yourself.
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    One last work for the night:

    Sibelius
    Night Ride and Sunrise, Op. 55
    Toronto SO
    Saraste




    Night Ride and Sunrise used to be one of my least favorite Sibelius tone poems, but I’ve come to regard it as an incredible piece of music. It takes the listener on a journey of perhaps self-discovery on a bitterly cold winter night in which the traveller finally arrives at a village with the sunrise in distance. I know, I know I’m reading too much into this work, but hardly anything is known about it!
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    Haydn: Piano



    HobXV- 40-41-35-34-36-38

    Haydn Piano Trios

    Beaux Arts Trio
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    Haydn: Symphony No. 89 in F major

    Philharmonia Hungarica
    Antal Dorati
    Recorded: 1971-06-15
    Recording Venue: St.Bonifatius Kirche, Marl

    For the Saturday symphony tradition.
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    Gounod: Faust

    Eugene Conley (Faust), Cesare Siepi (Méphistophélès), Eleanor Steber (Marguerite), Frank Guarrera (Valentin), Margaret Roggero (Siébel), Thelma Votipka (Marthe) & Lawrence Davidson (Wagner)

    Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Fausto Cleva
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    Glinka

    Ruslan and Lyudmila - overture

    Rimsky Korsakov

    Sheherazade

    Scriabin

    Te Poem of Exstasy




    Yesterday I enjoyed Mahler 4 with Edo de Waart and Charlotte Margiono Soprano.
    I was very impressed by her sensitive warm presentation.
    Such a shame that RCA has decided so quickly to withdraw these beautiful recordings. They are live recordings made in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

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    Wagner: Parsifal (Highlights)

    Valery Gergiev

    René Pape, Violeta Urmana, Mariinsky Orchestra, Gary Lehman, Mariinsky Chorus




    Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2

    Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3

    Liszt: Piano Sonata in B Minor

    Martha Argerich


    And for comparison:



    Liszt: Piano Sonata in B Minor

    Anthony Hewitt

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    Mahler

    Symphony No.1

    Netherlands Radio Philharmonic

    Edo de Waart

    Live recording 1993 Concertgebouw Amsterdam



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    A nice set. I should play it more (but I have loads of Schumann SQ sets) and if I'm playing SQ1 I usually go for the Zehetmairs.

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    Sibelius: Symphony No. 5
    Helsinki PO - Paavo Berglund

    Sibelius is becoming one of my favorite composers. There was a time when the only composition of his I listened to was Finlandia! Then his Violin Concerto started climbing through the ranks until it is now my favorite violin concerto. Now I consider his symphonies indispensable. I am particularly fond of 1, 2 and 5, but I don't think of any of them as weak.


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