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4 hours ago, masch said:

Oh yes, absolutely +1

And don't forget the other two recordings in the series.

 

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Yes, I have those as well.  Also purchased The Essential Sibelius boxed set from BIS which has Vänskä's full symphony cycle with the Lahti Symphony.  Overall, I think I prefer the newer cycle with Minnesota, but I enjoy whichever I'm listening to at the moment.

 

I also have Neeme Järvi's two sets with the Gothenburg Symphony, the first one on BIS, and the second on DG, along with his set of tone poems for DG.  And I have Paavo Berglund's first two complete sets of the symphonies (couldn't pass them up on Amazon, they were around $10 for each boxed set lol), and a boxed set of Eugene Ormandy's Sibelius recordings for RCA, with the glorious Philadelphia Orchestra.


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On 2/10/2018 at 5:45 AM, Musicophile said:

Agree, just bought it yesterday as well. A review is in the making.

 

Liked the excerpts I heard, considering the purchase.


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57 minutes ago, Musicophile said:

Sneak preview: @masch is right. very good Hammerklavier, outstanding Mondschein. 

Thanks for the confirmation. But then again, I have already discovered before this occasion that I often seem to favour the same classical recordings and artists than you do. 

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Howard Shelley

Felix Mendelssohn

Complete Solo Piano Music, Volume 1

 

 

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First time listening to this, I just received volumes 1 through 4 from Amazon today.


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10 hours ago, masch said:

Oh yes, absolutely +1

And don't forget the other two recordings in the series.

 

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*cough*  I do find it odd nobody has weighed in on this given the overwhelming regard for the cycle.

 

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26 minutes ago, rando said:

 

*cough*  I do find it odd nobody has weighed in on this given the overwhelming regard for the cycle.

 

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I only listened to Kullervo once, before I had a copy of the text and knew the subject matter.  I probably won't listen again, as it's repulsive to me now haha.  I have Vänskä's earlier recording with the Lahti Symphony, as well as Järvi's recording on BIS, and one of the Berglund versions.  If a favorite singer were involved in another recording of it, I'd listen for the singer alone haha.


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Howard Shelley

Benjamin Britten

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

Edward Gardner/BBC Philharmonic

 

another CD I just received today from Amazon (I got a bit of a scare seeing recently how many of Howard Shelley's recordings have gone out of print, so I ordered everything that seemed interesting that I didn't already own haha)

 

 

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Johannes Brahms

Violin Concerto & "Double" Concerto

Claudio Abbado/Berlin Philharmonic

 

Now listening to another CD from the bundle I received today after a panicked search and seeing the work of favorite performers going out of print.

 

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Gabriel Fauré

The Fauré Album

 

 

 

 

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18 hours ago, Hugo9000 said:

I only listened to Kullervo once, before I had a copy of the text and knew the subject matter.  I probably won't listen again, as it's repulsive to me now haha.  I have Vänskä's earlier recording with the Lahti Symphony, as well as Järvi's recording on BIS, and one of the Berglund versions.  If a favorite singer were involved in another recording of it, I'd listen for the singer alone haha.

 

Thank you for bringing the true nature of Kullervo to my attention.  That is not the heartwarming tale of national identity I thought it was.  Funny you have so many recordings of something you have listened to once.  I may try to find out why they chose to record this piece.  After I can figure out what folk story prominently set to music I was thinking of which is actually heartwarming and reflective of Nordic culture to this day.  

 

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Saint-Saens: Suite algerienne,

Op. 60 - Suite in D major, Op. 49

Suite for cello and orchestra in D minor, Op.16

Serenade in E flat major, Op.15

 

Orquesta Sinfonica de Euskadi

 

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5 hours ago, rando said:

 

Thank you for bringing the true nature of Kullervo to my attention.  That is not the heartwarming tale of national identity I thought it was.  Funny you have so many recordings of something you have listened to once.  I may try to find out why they chose to record this piece.  After I can figure out what folk story prominently set to music I was thinking of which is actually heartwarming and reflective of Nordic culture to this day.  

 

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I'm sorry it's ruined for you now as well, but it's not my fault you let your curiosity get the better of you!  I never actually stated what the tale was, haha!

 

Every version I have came as part of a boxed set that included other pieces that I wanted.  Most of them are bundled with the symphonies.  The Vänskä/Minnesota version wasn't included with symphonies or tone poems, otherwise I'd own that version as well, probably! :D  As I get older, and dementia sets in, I may forget the story and want to listen to all of those recordings, as it's interesting from a musical standpoint, anyway.  lol

 

The Lemminkäinen Suite is gorgeous, and while the background story is rather awful, as well, it can safely be ignored, since it's not enshrined in the piece via word-setting haha.  Lemminkäinen is a character in the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala.  I think my favorite recording of it is Järvi/Gothenburg on DG, although I also love Ormandy's recording of the full suite with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Vänskä/Lahti is wonderful as well.  The Swan of Tuonela is one of the movements from the suite, and there are tons of recordings of that movement on its own.

 


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I kept trying to edit my post to embed the Lemminkäinen Suite from youtube, but I guess I'm too stupid to figure out how to do it on this forum, so I gave up.  lol


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Piano album of the evening.  Signed, a new element of personal enjoyment for me that is only to be found through owning the physical copy.  The usual suspects here are no doubt aware of who she is, whereas this was my introduction.

 

 

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