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New Classical purchases

Discussion in 'classical' started by eisenach, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. eisenach

    eisenach European

    Actus Tragicus by Gesulado Consort, Amsterdam on Etcetera.

    Heard Komm Jesu Komm from the disc on Radio 3 CD Review on Saturday and ordered it on the strength of that. A lovely disc. Cantata 106, Komm Jesu, Komm, Cantata 125, all leavened with organ pieces. Some fine performances, with the Motet being the stand-out for me.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Actus-Tragicus-Context-Musica-Amphion/dp/B00P35206Y

    (At that price, I didn't buy from Amazon; MDT were the cheapest.
    http://www.mdt.co.uk/bach-actus-tragicus-bach-in-consort-pieter-jan-belder-etcetera.html)
     
  2. mjw

    mjw pfm Member

    eisenach
    Is this music just choir and organ? Reason I ask is, for the first time in my life I recently attended Evensong at King's College, Cambridge and it was bloody lovely (and free) - barely lit (candles), no traffic noise and these beautiful sounds. It made me dig into the 70s LPs I have recorded at the same venue but I'm looking to try more.
     
  3. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Shostakovich Leningrad Symphony by Petrenko and the Liverpool Phil on Naxos - hi res download from Qobuz.

    Beethoven complete string quartets by the Tokyo String Quartet - bargain box of SACDs from Amazon.

    Mozart Requim by Suzuki and Bach Collegium Japan - hi res download from Qobuz.
     
  4. eisenach

    eisenach European

    No, the Cantatas and Motet use a (small) baroque-style orchestra. The sound-world is a bit different from King's; beautiful in another way !
     
  5. tones

    tones Tones deaf

  6. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    I found that here: Beethoven: Complete String Quartets Box set, Hybrid SACD. An amazing deal, 8xSACD at under £25 - I've just ordered a copy!

    PS May I ask that people please directly link to Amazon content where applicable as the link affiliation payments do help keep pfm/myself afloat!
     
  7. mjw

    mjw pfm Member

    Can you put a link up for the Beethoven, please. I can only find a complete set in CD, not SACD.
    Ta

    OK, Tony's done it.
     
  8. herb

    herb music live

    Szymanowski box, Rattle

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Szymanowski...1425039417&sr=8-1&keywords=szymanowski+rattle

    Rautavaara boxes

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rautavaara-...qid=1425039543&sr=8-3&keywords=Rautavaara+box

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rautavaara-...qid=1425039543&sr=8-2&keywords=Rautavaara+box

    I have had no time to listen to them seriously yet though, just experimenting.

    (Rautavaara Symphonies 5 and 6 playing now, great 'vertical' music - a good buy. Getting in the mood for Norrington Nite, RSNO at the Usher Hall at 7:30)
     
  9. irons1965

    irons1965 pfm Member

  10. davidjt

    davidjt pfm Member

  11. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    That's a great box, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
     
  12. davidjt

    davidjt pfm Member

    Thanks. I'm not familiar with some of the earlier music, so it'll be a fun learning curve, too.
     
  13. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    My last classical purchase was Mahler 2, conducted by Benjamin Zander (link). Although I already own a copy of the Zubin Mehta/Berlin PO SHM-SACD release, I bought Zander's to hear the Grammy Nominated (for Best Surround Sound Album) multichannel mix, albeit it in 4.0 as per my speaker setup. Fwiw, it lost out to Beyonce's eponymous album and counted Pink Floyd's The Division Bell among its competitors for the award, so even though it hasn't arrived yet, I'm hopeful the m/c mix will be more than perfunctory :)

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  14. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    Very happy to find this at my local secondhand record shop yesterday - paid £15 for a nice minty copy :)
     
  15. PsB

    PsB Citizen of Nowhere™

    If you like Rautavaara, have you tried this CD:
    http://www.amazon.com/Clarinet-Concerto-Garden-Spaces-Rautavaara/dp/B0007Y0DCY/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1425317474&sr=8-6&keywords=rautavaara+cantus+arcticus

    I like both the clarinet concerto and the Cantus Arcticus (which includes tapes of arctic geese and other large birds as an extra chorus)
     
  16. herb

    herb music live

  17. PsB

    PsB Citizen of Nowhere™

    Oops, yes; sorry I had not noticed them in the Concerto box.
     
  18. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

  19. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    I just ordered Mahler Symphony 1-9 Boxset by Abbado/ Lucerne FO for £23.68 delivered @ Amazon. I've got a few Mahler symphonies and this is a fairly cheap way to fill the gaps. Fwiw, it's been about £45 for six months, so now's the time to buy :)

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  20. Colin L

    Colin L pfm Member

    Just received Angela Hewitt's box-set of Bach's complete solo piano works. 15 CD's for 50 quid from Amazon. Plenty of listening in that lot..
     

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