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    Default 4 best single CDs - composer of your choice

    Oh yet another variation on the recommendation theme
    I want to spend money again you see. I am looking thru my collection wondering what I an missing out on, what composer would do with an injection of music. I'd be very interested if some of you took the time to mention 4 CDs by one composer that you like - and not to include Bach, Mozart or Beethoven. Not cause I don't like them but because I have too much by them already !

    It would really help if you could select 4 single CDs from your collection rather than getting into doubles. For folks with bigger collections this should be easy enough.

    Thanks in Advance
    KL

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    I think this will place me at the second place, just after Tapkaara, on the "I know what he will recommend/mention before reading this post" list But if you want something less known, yet great, then you won't blame me :<>







    There are three covers, I couldn't find the fourth, which means that CD is not avaiable anywhere anyway.

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    Some great recommendations. This is the 4th version ~ the only superlative modern rendition of the old Zarebski classic on a par with the Warsaw Quintet:



    Right - no one make any more recommendations until Jamie buys one of these

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    Hi Jamie

    Here's a bit of the swedish national pride. One of these CDs is with Hugo Alfven as a conductor. It is also the first stereo recording ever made in Sweden (Alfven conducting "Midsommarvaka", Midsummer's Vigil) dating October 7 1954. Hope you can find these where you live.


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    You should already have all of these - essential to even the most basic listener's collection - so go out and get them now if you don't

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    oh nice ones and unfamiliar too I don't even have any of the Brahms recordings. I have works, some of them, but not these versions.

    hmmm this involves consideration ...

    if anyone else wants to confuse me with more then be my guest
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    Mahler:


    Symphony 1: Boulez/Chicago


    Symphony 2: Boulez/Vienna


    Symphony 6: Levine/Boston


    Das Lied von der Erde: Reiner/Chicago (this is apparently out of print now, which makes me very sad...)
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    An interesting recommendation for Mahler 6 recording World Violist . I haven't heard it but I will. I have a couple of different recordings of this symphony, Boulez, Barbirolli, Horenstein, Karajan and Eschenbach, but not this one. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by muxamed View Post
    An interesting recommendation for Mahler 6 recording World Violist . I haven't heard it but I will. I have a couple of different recordings of this symphony, Boulez, Barbirolli, Horenstein, Karajan and Eschenbach, but not this one. Thanks
    Yes, Levine's latest Mahler 6 is really energetic. I don't think I've ever heard the opening march done quite so wonderfully. It's a beautiful thing to hear string instruments really digging into the notes for once, especially in this age of being too careful!
    You get a frog in your throat, you sound hoarse.

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    You should already have all of these - essential to even the most basic listener's collection - so go out and get them now if you don't

    Essential? And I don't have a single one of them in spite of some 1300 or 1400 discs.

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    The value of recommendations differ, depending on one's taste. Like I'm into mid to late C20th stuff, but not everyone around here is. But an excellent cd I'd recommend is on Naxos, the music of Astor Piazzolla played by the Versus Ensemble - including a collection of songs, tangos, and the Maria de Buenos Aires Suite. I think it's simply superb:

    http://www.amazon.com/Piazzolla-Buen...6896451&sr=1-6

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    I'll try to avoid taking the obvious route of promoting my personal favorite. Since I've been listening quite a bit recently to French music I'll suggest a few discs by Gabriel Faure... a composer that is certainly worthy of exploration:



    This is his essential work... the Requiem... one of the most marvelous (and certainly better than Brahms). It also includes the Pelléas et Mélisande, incidental music and suite for orchestra and the Pavane, for orchestra & chorus... all lovely works.

    Faure's chamber music is especially marvelous. I would look especially at these:





    His Nocturnes for piano are among the most beautiful works in the piano repertoire... and certainly among this genre second only to Chopin's:



    Adding a 5th for good measure I'd suggest that Faure was a master of the French "art song" or Mélodie and this is one of the finest performances of the same:


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    Well, as the "Notices" above reminds us, it's 2010, so

    Otomo Yoshihide:


    Time Magic City. A fantastic collaboration with the turntable duo Busratch (Katsura Mouri and Yamamoto Takahiro)


    Trace Cuts. Another collaboration, this one with French composer eRikm and Canadian composer Martin Tetreault. (Collaborations--and composer/performers--have returned in the late 20th/early 21st centuries.)


    Turntable Solo. The outrageous turntable solo (without LPs) mentioned in James McHard's The Future of Modern Music.


    The Night Before the Death of the Sampling Virus. 77 short cuts, to be played with the player on "random."

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    Wow some real interesting ones there... thanks everyone!

    however...st.lukes has won ;-) I have gone the Faure route. It makes sense cause I love Ravel and Debussy and also love modal influence on harmonies. I only had the Requiem. I already just bought the Domus and the Violin Sonatas. The passion of the violin playing is something else. Only had a brief listen yet.

    I will remember this thread for the next shoppin trip - try someone else's set

    thanks

    Jaime
    KL

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    What happened to my other three images? They were there last night.

    Hmmmm.

    The system gave me trouble while I was posting, too. Anyone know anything about images? You copy the image location. You paste it into a post. You click the image icon. You do the little popup window thingy, and you're good to go, right?

    (Wrong. Apparently.)

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