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post #61 of 71
Great lists. Thank you all.
post #62 of 71

A few perennial favorites, mostly "early music" played on historical instruments, things I've not seen mentionned heretofore. A few are, sadly, out of print, but when has that stopped anyone ?:


Guillaume Dufay, O Gemma Lux, Complete Isorythmic Motets, Huelgas Ensemble, Paul Van Nevel, Harmonia Mundi


Josquin Desprez, Missa Pange Lingua, Ensemble Organum, Ensemble Clément Janequin, Marcel Pérès, Harmonia Mundi


Claudio Monteverdi, L'Orfeo, Ensemble Elyma, Gabriel Garrido, K617


Henry Purcell, Fantasias for the Viols, Hesperion XX, Jordi Savall, Auvidis


Antoine Forqueray, Pièces de Viole avec la Basse Continue, Paolo Pandolfo, Glossa


François Couperin, Les Nations, Hesperion XX, Jordi Savall, Astrée Auvidis


J-S Bach, Great Organ Works, Gustav Leonhardt, Sony Vivarte


J-S Bach, The Well-Tempered Keyboard, Gustav Leonhardt, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi


Sylvius Leopold Weiss, Pièces de Luth, Hopkinson Smith, Astrée Auvidis


Jean-Philippe Rameau, Les Boréades, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Gardiner, Erato


Alban Berg, Wozzeck, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez, Sony

Edited by Mrtn77 - 8/5/12 at 11:21am
post #63 of 71


I prefer the recording below, but wanted an easy link to a portion of the work that you could preview.


post #64 of 71

I have put together on spotify a (huge) playlist containing all recordings of the big tyson list I could find there, plus a few middle-of-the-road replacements for the missing ones. Here is the url to the list


and the spotify URI



It is a collaborative list so please feel free to add any missing recording as they become available. Some day I will find the courage to try to put together something similar to tyson's list,  but for opera...

Edited by calaf - 8/28/12 at 12:40pm
post #65 of 71

Hi, may I ask for something similar to this? I don't know exactly where to start.



post #66 of 71

Just wanted to thank you for the list and I was wondering what you think about Philip Glass. I think it would be a good addition to the list.

post #67 of 71

Phillip Glass is a monotonous hack.

post #68 of 71
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Agree with bigshot - Glass tries my patience more often than not.  John Adams, Terry Riley, and Steve Reich are all much more interesting composers from the "minimalist" school.

post #69 of 71

I'm a maximalist. Too much is never enough.

post #70 of 71

Nice list, Thanks!

post #71 of 71

I like the Koyannisquatsi trilogy soundtracks, Dracula, and the Low Symphony. Agree with preference for Reich though.


I'd also put George Crumb, Kaija Saariaho, and Arvo Part on the list of essential contemporary composers.


Sibelius Symphonies - Maazel Vienna Philharmonic


Biber Violin Sonatas - Romanesca


Biber Mystery Sonatas - Andrew Manze

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