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post #61 of 78
Great lists. Thank you all.
post #62 of 78

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 78

 

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

 

post #64 of 78

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

 http://open.spotify.com/user/1231388220/playlist/1rHT4oIROI9UKN5hPH8kD2

and the spotify URI

spotify:user:1231388220:playlist:1rHT4oIROI9UKN5hPH8kD2

 

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 78

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

 

thanks. 

post #66 of 78

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 78

Phillip Glass is a monotonous hack.

post #68 of 78
Thread Starter 

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 78

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

post #70 of 78

Nice list, Thanks!

post #71 of 78

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

post #72 of 78

Thank you Tyson, what a wonderful list. Thanks again !!!

post #73 of 78

Do you have a recommendation for "Mozart - Magic Flute" ? 

post #74 of 78

try this


it's a great cast of Mozart specialists, Keenlyside is a great vocal comedian as Papageno, and the two ladies are appropriately intense and lovely (respectively). Colin Davis direction is very conservative, but things are kept alive but what's happening on stage. The production has drawn some criticism - considered too dark for the subject matter. Personally I find it beautiful and well attuned to the music and story.

post #75 of 78

I seems like this thread is dead - what a shame!

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