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post #1681 of 1686

Unlike many, apparently, I started listening to classical mainly via chamber music (I wore out the vinyl of Gould's Bach Goldberg of course, and Michelangeli's Chopin Mazurkas) and only later started to appreciate big band stuff...

 

Some of my favorites I have not seen mentioned in the last 70+ posts are:

0) Bach Musical Offer (Savall/Hantai, there are no words to praise enough this recording) 

1) Bach Violin Sonatas and Partitas (hard to chose one performance, perhaps Kremer for the modern sound, and energy?)

2) Scarlatti keyboard sonatas (again too many excellent choices, but I'd start from Staier on harpsichord, or Sudbin on Piano)

3) Schubert Arpeggione Sonata (discussed earlier in this thread, IIRC)

4) Brahms Piano Quintet (Emerson+Fleisher)

5) Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht (Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, or Talich Quartett for more drama)

6) Ligeti Musica Ricercata (Aimard)

7) Crumb Black Angels (Kronos Quartet performance is all I have heard, try before you buy :wink_face: )

post #1682 of 1686
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Originally Posted by sh4dowd4ncer View Post
 

Number 13 = Opus 48 ?

 

If so, I really enjoy Rubinstein in this one:

Thanks for that. I'm looking to work my way through more Chopin recordings. I've been pretty much focused on Ohlsson and Aurrau this past month or so. I do own others from Barenboim, Horowitz and Argerich but have yet to delve into Rubinstein. I'm always put off by the older recorded sound... Shame but true. (damn this audiophile in me!)

 

 

 

Heres my recommendation for Schumann's piano works as I mentioned earlier. Aurrau, (followed closely by Richter) was the greatest Schumann player imo.

 

Recorded over ten years from 1966 onwards. The sound quality is generally very good (quite warm)

 

I'm sure these recordings will persuade any doubters that Schumann is right up there with Chopin, Schubert, Beethoven, Debussy. in regards to piano composing. 

post #1683 of 1686

Just for anyone looking for more modern composer recordings, this may be worth a quick glance. I started a thread a few years ago and there are lots of good recommendations here.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/557598/favorite-living-classical-composer

post #1684 of 1686
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

Just for anyone looking for more modern composer recordings, this may be worth a quick glance. I started a thread a few years ago and there are lots of good recommendations here.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/557598/favorite-living-classical-composer

I'm not going to be the one to do it, but I kind of hope somebody resurrects that thread... been longing for an avenue to discuss modern classical around here for a while..!

post #1685 of 1686
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

have yet to delve into Rubinstein. I'm always put off by the older recorded sound... Shame but true. (damn this audiophile in me!)

Rubinstein recorded well into the 1970s. There are plenty of Rubinstein recordings with modern sound. In fact, the Living Stereo records are some of the best sounding piano recordings ever.
post #1686 of 1686


Maybe Brendel's best Schubert..

 


Hard to believe music can be this beautiful :eek:

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