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I once heard the late Earl Wild's protege, a 10 year old named Albert Wong, play the Hummel Rondo with real Golden Age flair. Now I see he's recorded the Bible, oh, and some Clementi sonatas. I wonder how he turned out.
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Speaking of the Well Tempered Clavier, Ralph Kirkpatrick recorded a pretty fantastic version on clavichord. His is one of my more often played versions.

His versions of both books are very well regarded. I probably don't listen to any book 2 more than his. (And I have several competing versions) Kirkpatrick is also quite well known for his Scarlatti sonatas on harpsichord which i also enjoy. The other major clavichord WTK version that I hear about, but have yet to hear for myself is Tilney for those interested. (maybe no one..)

An interesting version of Bach's Brandenburgs I have yet to see mentioned are Goebel's. They are one of the more standard recommendations for Bach Brandenburgs. Have heard them called "Bach on Speed". I myself have never heard them being too addicted to Jordi Savall's masterful rendition.
Edited by Deltron 3030 - 10/23/14 at 12:01am
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'Best classical recording.... ever!'

 

This DG 50 cd box just came in, maybe it's in here?? :rolleyes:

 

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'Best classical recording.... ever!'

 

This DG 50 cd box just came in, maybe it's in here?? :rolleyes:

 


Very nice.:)

 

I currently have my eye on another DG box set - 'The Originals: Legendary Recordings'.

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Gorgeous melodies

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'Best classical recording.... ever!'

 

This DG 50 cd box just came in, maybe it's in here?? :rolleyes:

 

Can you send a link to where you bought it from? 

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'Best classical recording.... ever!'

 

This DG 50 cd box just came in, maybe it's in here?? :rolleyes:

 

No one ever got fired for buying DG, and DG is my goto label for Beethoven and modern/contemporary music, but right now I can't think of many "best" Bach recordings on DG... perhaps Fournier Cello Suites or Gardiner St John Passion? I hope they included them!

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This is a lovely Schumann disc from the hands of Maria Joao Pires. She has only recorded a select number of works of Schumann and this is a bit of a shame imo. Her forte is normally Chopin and Mozart. Her touch is highly sensual and romantic and this works marvelously with Schumanns slower pieces. But I also like her energy and timing in the more bipolic parts. This comes highly recommended if you haven't heard it or want an introduction into Schumann's piano world.

I've always had a soft spot for Schumann's piano works, even the later pieces (the earlier works are normally accepted as being better before he became ill). I've already recommended Claudio Arrau as the Schumann champ and is still my choice for reference recordings.

 

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Can you send a link to where you bought it from? 

 

I bought it at Rarewaves through Amazon.co.uk for 77,- GBP

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No one ever got fired for buying DG, and DG is my goto label for Beethoven and modern/contemporary music, but right now I can't think of many "best" Bach recordings on DG... perhaps Fournier Cello Suites or Gardiner St John Passion? I hope they included them!

The Karl Richer records are great; Pinnock's harpsichord concerti are very good and I enjoy Simon Preston's organizing (lol).

A chunk of the box is Gardiner cantatas and Kenneth Gilbert harpsichord records--not to my taste but I can see someone else liking it. It has the two you mentioned.

It's the sort of set I could see myself recommending to a couple of my non-collector friends who already like Bach, so it's worth knowing about.
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Does anyone here own the Westminster Legacy box set(s)?

 

From my research, there is a cheaper but less extensive DG label box set (approx. £80). There are also two much more expensive, but more extensive Universal classics label box sets. Just wondering whether it's worth saving up for the latter two instead (amazon uk sells them for approx. £200 & £260).

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The Karl Richer records are great; Pinnock's harpsichord concerti are very good and I enjoy Simon Preston's organizing (lol).

A chunk of the box is Gardiner cantatas and Kenneth Gilbert harpsichord records--not to my taste but I can see someone else liking it. It has the two you mentioned.

It's the sort of set I could see myself recommending to a couple of my non-collector friends who already like Bach, so it's worth knowing about.

The Richter recordings are classic.

Also classic are  Walcha's Organ recordings.

 

EDIT: Come to think of it, Milstein's Sonatas and Partitas are on DG as well.

I'm very tired at the moment but I'm sure there are other fantastic recordings....


Edited by perhapss - 10/29/14 at 4:55am
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The Richter recordings are classic.

Also classic are  Walcha's Organ recordings.

 

EDIT: Come to think of it, Milstein's Sonatas and Partitas are on DG as well.

I'm very tired at the moment but I'm sure there are other fantastic recordings....

 

Not completely unrelated, and I'm not trying to brag or high jack the thread or anything, but just asking a question. I have seats to see Beethoven's Fifth Symphony performed by the Houston Symphony on Friday, Nov. 14 at Jones Hall in Houston, Texas (USA), with seats H 1 & 2, so essentially H rows above the conductor, dead-center. In a hall like Jones Hall, is that one of the ideal places to sit to fully absorb the incredible musical, emotional and ethereal power of a great symphonic work? I'm not saying that other seats aren't equal in their own unique perspective of the orchestra, but is slightly up dead center ideal in a concert hall of great size?


Edited by jackskelly - Yesterday at 11:10 pm
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Well, ... that obviously depends on the hall acoustics, where you get the most balanced direct sound from the orchestra/stage and reflections from the back and the sides. It can be very odd in some areas. I have never been to Houston and haven't heard any recording made in that hall. You'll have to hear for yourself. Enjoy and let us know. And usually within certain limits, performance is more important than sound ;).

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