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New Classical purchases

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

  1. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Alan, got your festival tickets sorted this year? Some very good stuff coming!
  2. alanbeeb

    alanbeeb pfm Member

    ^Hmmm. I'm being a grumpy sod about the festival.

    Firstly the website is nearly as bad a disaster as it was last year.
    Secondly, everytime I book festival tickets, there is a family crisis and I don't get to go.
    Lastly, there's nothing in the programme that really looks interesting apart from MacMillan's new percussion concerto. The rest of it is all very predictable same old, same old.
  3. herb

    herb music live

    Conlon Nancarrow player piano box


    Erm, what can I say?

    I think that the Edinburgh Festival is far too conservative this year, I hope that the new director, Mr Linehan, gets a bit experimental next year. Hint, this would be a cheap show in the Queen's Hall. The Hub? I see that funding has been frozen for a few years at £4.7 million.
  4. binsey

    binsey pfm Member

    A CD replacement of my much loved vinyl copy of Handel's Water Musick conducted by Nicholas McGegan on Harmonia Mundi USA recorded by Peter McGrath.
  5. davidjt

    davidjt pfm Member

    Martha Argerich & Friends' latest Live from Lugano (2014) as recommended on CD Review last week. An absolute delight as always: old favorites plus new (to me, anyway) pieces to expand one's horizons, and I haven't got as far as cds 2 & 3 yet.
  6. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

  7. herb

    herb music live

  8. herb

    herb music live

  9. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    I tend to agree. Most visitors are 40+ and don't like this cheap-looking animation stuff.

    What I further don't understand is that there is a Lucerne Festival, an Easter Lucerne Festival, and a Piano Festival. You have to subscribe to all three newsletters on order to keep informed, the result is an avalanche of e-mails.

    BUT the venue is first-rate just like the artists.
  10. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Opened the Muti, Chicago live Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet. Not a great recording- the strings are an amorphous lump, winds and percussion fair better. Good reading of the score but not as good as his Philadelphia from decades ago. That recording woke me up to this work.
  11. herb

    herb music live

  12. herb

    herb music live

  13. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Not really surprising.
  14. gustavm

    gustavm pfm Member

    You can blame that on Schubert - his 7th is even more unfinished than the Unfinished (no 8)
  15. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Depends how you look at it <grin>. The 7th was fully 'written', but not orchestrated, the unfinished has two movements missing completely.

    A score draw perhaps?
  16. herb

    herb music live

    Oh no, it's as bad as Bruckner 0 and Mahler 10 then? Thanks, I must do some research, the booklet is rather confusing - Schubert is new to me,
  17. adamdea

    adamdea You are not a sound quality evaluation device

  18. irons1965

    irons1965 pfm Member

  19. alanbeeb

    alanbeeb pfm Member

    I really enjoyed this, good performance of the overshadowed 2nd symphony, and the Cello concerto performance was R3 Building a Library top choice. But the Improvisation on a theme by Benjamin Britten is completely new to me - its a superb mini-symphony.
    Performance are excellent and the recordings are sumptuous.
  20. herb

    herb music live

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