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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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