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My friends! As I've said every time but the first time, the results of the polls have surprised me, not only because sometimes a recording does better than I'd expect (as Arnold's dances did in the recent one) but because often a recording does much worse than I'd expect.

So here are the lowest scorers from the first ten or so polls. I wonder whether any of them did badly because the competition was too stiff? Feel free to vote for as many or as few as you want!

I might as well again express my very sincere gratitude to all voters. These polls have been greatly educational for me. I appreciate everyone's tolerance as I've essentially spammed the board with my self-centered polls, and everyone's indulgence as they've voted for on one "what the heck is he thinking?" poll after another. Very kind of all of you.
 

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Oops, that Gounod record is really great and would be my primary recommendation for the composer.

Rebel´s trio sonatas have gotten good reviews (I have only read those of another recording), and to hear a few works besides the jawdropping Les Elemens can only be a good thing.

The Allegri piece is famous of course due to the Mozart associations, so I guess one has to hear it. As for the rest, I have not much interest in them.
 

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I hope you have a good used record shop nearby which tolerates a little reverse-shoplifiting!! :lol:
I would never do that. I have principles! Ordinary shoplifting, in a pinch, maybe; but of classical music, reverse shoplifting is below me.

I should admit something...

I like every single one of the recordings on this poll. If I had to choose a favorite out of the fifteen here, seven of them would be in the running.
 

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The Allegri, the Beethoven, the Charpentier, the Telemann, the Rebel. Great title for a poll too. :)
 
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I don't know any of these but I'd like to so I voted for them. Hope you do too, assuming you will listen to everything that's been voted for in all of your recent polls.

Pohjonen & Kosminen: Uniko - Kronos Quartet (Nonesuch)

Rebel: Trio Sonatas - Ensemble Rebel (DHM)

Telemann: String Concertos "sinfonia spirituosa" - Goebel (DG)












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The Allegri has the added benefit of the Palestrina; not a small bonus to say the least! The Gounod is a great recording, I've had some wonderful times with it.
 
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Leroy Anderson ~ so you know there is high craft at work on less 'serious' music, not that you don't already, but if you don't find it a turn-off (or like me, intensely not interested, LOL), it is beautifully crafted fun stuff. A break from all the other music you've listed.
 

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Guys, I want to thank all of you for voting. It just occurred to me that perhaps a little more of our individual taste appears when this kind of recording is under discussion. Anyway, when this falls down the page enough, I'll be back with an ordinary "totally random" poll!
 
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