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Back on topic: a new recent discovery - all the tracks were new to me - some lovely melodies. Like with Heifetz, I love the tone of Szeryng's violin. 

 

 

+1 on Szeryng

 

My all time favorite Brahms :

Brahms/Khachaturian: Violin Concertos

 

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Ignoring EMI's usual dreadful marketing with the cd cover.... This is an extraordinary good listen! Nielsen's violin concerto is a delightful offering and deserves to be more popular than it is. Paired with an absolutely smashing rendition of Bruch's incredibly popular concerto. The recording quality is astounding to match. Originally released in 2000 and has since been re-released and I'm not surprised.

 

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Indeed the cover "art" is nothing short of dreadful :p.

have to admit I have never heard of Znaider before, I'll check out some of his recordings.


Edited by icebear - 8/21/14 at 11:28am
post #2177 of 2470
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As the discussion touched on Schubert I checked my shelf and discovered that I don't have any of his symphonies.
After a little reading I ordered the Immerseel :
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I'm a big van Immerseel fan. That guy really surprises me. I suspect part of the reason is that I hardly ever hear about him. Of that set, I've heard only no. 5, which I found in a library a few months ago and really enjoyed.

The thin fortepiano sound can be bothersome in the Mozart sonatas and Schubert piano trios (though not in Mozart and Beethoven concerti), but a tube amp will fix that.
post #2178 of 2470

This is interesting double cd set by Ensemble Recherche released this year. The songs are all dedicated to the aforementioned contemporary music group and are all 'love songs' without words. Each composer was allowed a limited number of instruments. The group's idea was that there are no love songs anymore in regards to classical music and so they asked all of their regular composers to contribute one song to make a collective.

 

I'm recommending it because there is some absolutely lovely modern music here for the more open minded out there. It is also a great introduction to some modern composers.  

 

More info here of the composers involved. http://www.wergo.de/shop/en_UK/3/show,324623.html 

 

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Recently bought this new release of live Moscou recordings, very good!

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I saw this one yesterday (tbr Sept. 9 '14). It's from the same 50th Anniversary Edition of Melodiya.

Unfortunately no short pre-listen tracks online.

 

Oistrakh, K. Kondrashin

Tchaikovsky & Glasunov violin concertos

David Oistrakh, Violin

 

How is the sound quality of the Richter set and when was it recorded?

post #2181 of 2470
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post
 

Ignoring EMI's usual dreadful marketing with the cd cover.... This is an extraordinary good listen!  [...]

 

 

I didn't find the cover dreadful, quite the contrary. But I looked at other pics of Nikolaj Znaider, and then I found them quite dreadful.

 

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Originally Posted by icebear View Post
 

I saw this one yesterday (tbr Sept. 9 '14). It's from the same 50th Anniversary Edition of Melodiya.

Unfortunately no short pre-listen tracks online.

 

Oistrakh, K. Kondrashin

Tchaikovsky & Glasunov violin concertos

David Oistrakh, Violin

 

How is the sound quality of the Richter set and when was it recorded?


The recording is quite good, recorded in the (mostly late) 70-ties

post #2183 of 2470
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I didn't find the cover dreadful, quite the contrary. But I looked at other pics of Nikolaj Znaider, and then I found them quite dreadful.

 

hahaha terrible choice of lippy :p

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Hahaha
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Recently bought this new release of live Moscou recordings, very good!

Good call, I checked some of it out on spotify but I need to give it some more time. I had read a review about it some weeks ago. The SQ seems pretty good and well... Its Richter playing Schubert! What more could you want! :D

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I'd not listened to Schubert's symphonies except the no.5. So eager to discover I started on the below yesterday. There is some intensity in Schubert's music! 

Added Anima Eterna Brugge's recordings of Mozart and Debussy to my playlist too.  

 

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As the discussion touched on Schubert I checked my shelf and discovered that I don't have any of his symphonies.

After a little reading I ordered the Immerseel :

Schubert: The Complete Symphonies

 

I usually prefer a smaller orchestra/ensemble to the all out/massive approach and I didn't want to splash a couple of grand on the Gunther Wand cycle ($4758 new and $645 used) LOL. I guess there will be a reissue of that one.

 

Immerseel's no. 5 is slightly faster, so it's going to take some time to adjust. 

 

I'd been listening to Karl Bohm's version of the symphony no. 5. What I like about Bohm is that in all his records I have heard, the tempo has been pretty much spot on, at least for my taste.

post #2187 of 2470
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Ensemble Recherche are amazing.

I haven't heard this disk and am generally suspicious of compilations of this type but anything they do is worth a listen for the open-minded.

post #2188 of 2470
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Ensemble Recherche are amazing.

I haven't heard this disk and am generally suspicious of compilations of this type but anything they do is worth a listen for the open-minded.

 

Also:bigsmile_face::

 

The black heart provides a nice contrast to Znaider's pink lips(in the other recent post here) so.....

post #2189 of 2470
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I'd been listening to Karl Bohm's version of the symphony no. 5. What I like about Bohm is that in all his records I have heard, the tempo has been pretty much spot on, at least for my taste.

 

Love Bohm's Schubert personally.

Mozart as well.

post #2190 of 2470

and Beethoven and Wagner.

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