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Roge/Dutoit for Saint-Saens.

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Roge/Dutoit for Saint-Saens.

That's the one I have but I prefer Rubinstein's no. 2, which makes me wonder if there are better sets.
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Rubinstein is special.

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A truly great account of Debussy masterpieces.

Sonics are dated but it's worth it.

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^ Thanks for the other suggestions. I've ordered the Stephen Hough cd. Roge/Dutoit I'm listening to at the moment. Slightly faster tempo on the 'Egyptian' than I'm used to. Enjoying the whole works nevertheless.

 

A similar comment was made few pages back by another member, but prior to getting the living stereo box set, I'd avoided Rubinstein because I'd heard recordings which were 'old-sounding' - for me it was his renditions of Rachmaninov but not sure... Boy was I mistaken. His Chopin, Beethoven and Saint-Saens no.2 in the LS box set are anything but that...so much passion.  Will get the vol.2 box soon.

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Never judge classical music by the age of the recording. That is one of the biggest mistakes you can make.

 

(I like van Beinum much better than Haitink.)


Edited by bigshot - 6/22/14 at 12:09pm
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Collard/Previn on EMI/Warner.
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This recording from the solo trumpet of the Rotterdam Phil. Orchestra is a beautiful mix across genres and the recording quality is top notch.Sound Liaison is selling it in both wav and flac studio master format.

The first track, a breathtakingly beautiful version of Astor Piazzolla's Oblivion is worth the whole download.

 

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Sounds like the soundtrack to a romantic Italian movie from the late 70s.

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Which reminds me - I heard Gerhardt's classic recording of the suite from Korngold's The Sea Hawk on the radio this morning - what a way to start the day!
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Collard/Previn on EMI/Warner.

Thanks. Listening to this on the streaming service. In addition to the piano concertos, it also has the Africa fantasie piece which I had forgotten about. It has a really beautiful piano theme section. 

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Not many compositions come close in awesomeness..

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Never judge classical music by the age of the recording. That is one of the biggest mistakes you can make.

 

(I like van Beinum much better than Haitink.)

I have made that mistake so many times unfortunately, then I found this thread.  

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Rubinstein is special.

What is your favorite - what would you recommend? 

 

 

Also If you have any suggestions for classical music documentaries I would appreciate it very much. Quinto recommended Shostakovitch against Stalin a while back and it was absolutely brilliant! 

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I have made that mistake so many times unfortunately, then I found this thread.  

What is your favorite - what would you recommend? 

 

 

Also If you have any suggestions for classical music documentaries I would appreciate it very much. Quinto recommended Shostakovitch against Stalin a while back and it was absolutely brilliant! 

 

Rubinstein's Chopin recordings are lovely. I have this set:

 

 

It's also a great value.

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