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New Classical purchases

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

  1. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Right, I've got to get that Trevor Pinnock/ English Concert Fireworks Music..
  2. pianoman

    pianoman pfm Member

  3. Nic Robinson

    Nic Robinson Moderator

    Hough can really play!
  4. pianoman

    pianoman pfm Member

    I agree - everything he touches seems just right - I praised his very recent Grieg disc (Lyric Pieces) and this is just as characterful
  5. Nic Robinson

    Nic Robinson Moderator

    Went to school with him...a long, long time ago.
  6. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    Can you still remember how that music used to make you smile?
  7. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Maria Joao Pires, John Eliot Gardiner, LSO live- the Schumann Concerto.

    Heard this on Radio 3. There is true magic in this performance. The two of them surmount the limitations that venue acoustic. The older I get the more I love and respect Schumann- I found particularly his symphonic writing 'clunky' when I was young.
    The coupling on the disc is with Mendelssohn- Hebrides and Symphony No.3, a good match for the Schumann. SACD and a free Blue Ray audio disc- I'll look forward to trying the latter through the hdmi input on my NAD M51 DAC with an eye to the data rate that the NAD is getting.
  8. davidjt

    davidjt pfm Member

  9. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    DG Archiv, Pinnock, English Concert- Handel Fireworks and Water Music. There is a god! Trevor Pinnock can do no wrong.

  10. tones

    tones Tones deaf

    Certainly the best Water Music ever put on record. Which Fireworks? Pinnock recorded it twice, once with strings, the other with "military instruments" (the original version).
  11. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    The early eighties recording of the version with the 'violeens' that the old boy on the throne at the time loathed.
    I've been looking for years for a recording that sounds like this, so thank you to R3 CD Review. I have Pinnock's Brandenburgs from the same period and his version is the tabula rasa for me.
  12. eisenach

    eisenach European

    Went to Yarborough House in Bishop's Castle again this week-end, and came away with a respectable haul, including this:


    I hesitated over it, but it's the jewel amongst the bunch. Exceptionally well recorded and performed. The mezzo's voice is light, bright and fresh, as is the instrumental playing. A delight; if you like that kind of thing !
  13. eisenach

    eisenach European

    CD Review on Radio 3 this morning played these two tracks, and they sound wonderful:

    They're on a Channel Classics CD (CC72696) lasting just over four minutes at around £6, and the proceeds go to a charity that sends musicians into conflict areas (brave people !)

    I downloaded via Presto Classics. http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/Challenge%2BClassics/CC72696
    Be careful: if you buy the whole CD download (Flac) it looks as though it costs £9.75 but if you buy the tracks only (and there are only two tracks on the CD from what I can work out), they're £1.20 each !

    Beautifully performed and sung, and a good cause. Thank you Radio 3.

    Amazon link here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Arvo-Part-Kusskuss-Kallike-Weihnachtliches-Wiegenlied/dp/B014VP1YZ4/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1449335917&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=Arvo+P%C3%A4rt+Kusskuss
  14. adamdea

    adamdea You are not a sound quality evaluation device

  15. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

  16. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    I’m hearing Bliss’s Morning Heroes on Radio 3 for the first time in my life! It’s a delight.
  17. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

  18. eisenach

    eisenach European

    I've heard clips from this CD and have meant to buy it for a while:



    The reviews have got it right. It's like listening to the piece newly minted. If you know how the Four Seasons goes, you might not like this. At times, it almost feels as though it's being improvised. Beautifully played, beautifully recorded and ideal fodder for ESL63s!
    narabdela and windhoek like this.
  19. daytona600

    daytona600 Registered User

    Vinyl version is excellent
  20. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    I just ordered the Podger-Brecon Baroque Vivaldi SACD above and this LSO Live 3-SACD/1-blu ray Nielsen Symphony box-set :)

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