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    Mahler Symphonies Favorite Recordings

    Quote: Originally Posted by mbhaub Zender...Zander...must be old age. Yes, I do have the ZENDER, and it's ok. Actually I wish ZANDER would at least give us an analysis, but now that Telarc isn't making anymore classical we'll probably never get it. Keithdn: you get Vanska/Minnesota...
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    Mahler Symphonies Favorite Recordings

    Quote: Originally Posted by keithdn I too enjoy Abbado; you said it correctly: "panache." He has a remarkable recording of M5 (live), even better than Bernstein's recording with Vienna Philharmonic. I do, however, envy you to see Abbado perform Mahler in concert! I only get to see Osmo...
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    Classical music: works that collect themselves

    I have multiple copies of Mahler's symphonies and song cycles as well as almost all of Beethoven, Mozart, Bach and Haydn's Music. I also have multiple copies of music by Brahms, Dvorak, Wagner, Schoenberg, Milhaud, Chopin, Liszt, Copland, Bernstein, Crumb, CPE Bach, WF Bach, Vivaldi, Pergolesi...
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    Two Classical music questions: Beethoven and Stravinsky recommendations

    Quote: Originally Posted by wower The Beethoven Florestan isn't available on amazon.ca for some reason else that would be my choice. The Florestan Trio's Beethoven is available at Amazon Canada, it's just listed eccentricly. Here's a link. To find the other volumes of the...
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    Which version of Nessun Dorma?

    Quote: Originally Posted by DarkAngel Just had a thread about this a couple months ago here....... I'm waiting for the new crop of tenors to get to it. Out with the old and in with the new.
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    Mahler Symphonies Favorite Recordings

    Quote: Originally Posted by DavidMahler Now the 4th tonight was so far the best conducted and performed work of the series thus far. No one can tell me that tonight wasn't extremely EXTREMELY special. Roschmann is genius....perfect for Wunderhorn and the 4th finale. Boulez's conducting...
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    Mahler Symphonies Favorite Recordings

    Quote: Originally Posted by DavidMahler Hey!!! Yeah I'll be at the rest of the cycle.........we should definitely try and meet up. Quote: Originally Posted by JayG Meant to post here sooner to see if others were taking part in the Carnegie series. I too have tickets to...
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    Mahler Symphonies Favorite Recordings

    Quote: Originally Posted by DavidMahler Hey!!! Yeah I'll be at the rest of the cycle.........we should definitely try and meet up. Incidently I just got home.....I found Boulez very VERY underwhelming in the Resurrection symphony. Quite disappointed. It's the wrong vehicle for him...
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    English liturgical music?

    Händel's Messiah is not liturgical music. It was not written, nor is it used as the music for a religious service. Although it is often performed in a church at Christmas or Easter, it is not performed as part of the religious service. Bach's Cantatas, on the other hand are liturgical music in...
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    Mahler Symphonies Favorite Recordings

    Quote: Originally Posted by Doc Sarvis Hi all - It's been a while since I was here and checked this epic thread. Two questions: 1. What does everyone regard as the hot new Mahler set/recordings? 2. Is it true that the Bernstein NYP set is out of print? Hi! Good to see...
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    Mahler Symphonies Favorite Recordings

    Quote: Originally Posted by pbarach It's because he's so inconsistent. For every illuminating performance of one piece, there is an interpretation of some other piece that is either odd or tedious. So while nobody criticizes his baton technique or his ability to get an orchestra to do...
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    Puccini's Nessun Dorma - which is your favourite version?

    Quote: Originally Posted by DarkAngel Beautiful orchestral setting in the ancient ruins..........Pavarotti has great range in his voice especially in the lower registers which makes the highs even more impressive, powerful voice yet nice emotional projection and caressing of words. When...
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    Puccini's Nessun Dorma - which is your favourite version?

    Certainly di Stefano and Corelli were wonderful and Pavarotti made this aria a signature piece, but Jussi Bjoerling absolutely owned it.
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    Mahler Symphonies Favorite Recordings

    My fingers are itching and my wallet is aching because DH has given Fischer's M4 the coveted 10/10 with a review filled with superlatives. While I don't always agree with DH, it's rare to find him so enthusiastic without just cause. Here's an excerpt: So when I say that there is no...
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    Beethoven Piano Concertos

    Quote: Originally Posted by seacard It's been a little slow on the classical music front here, but in case you haven't seen it, an interesting recording of the Beethoven Piano Concertos that I think people here will enjoy is going to be released soon. Mackerras/SCO (and Linn), the...
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