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  1. Beethoven: Piano sonatas No. 14, 20, 23, & 30. There are many outstanding recordings of these well-known pieces. Entremont's vigorous and nuanced readings (at 85!) are among the very best.. Exemplary sound from a 24/88 Qobuz download.
  2. In spite of the somewhat mystifying album title, what we have here is an engaging reading of Bach's GVs by Andre Parfenov on piano, plus a number of variations by Mr. Parfenov himself. Altogether an enjoyable endeavor. Fine recorded sound from a Qobuz 16/44 stream.
  3. Muzio Clementi: Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. I. Played with verve by Giacomo Scinardo. Vivid and spacious sound from a 24/96 Qobuz download.
  4. Played with flair, not flare, of course. (sorry).
  5. Ruby Braff: Hi-Fi Salute to Bunny. Delightful, and played with flare by all (Braff, Pee Wee Russel, Benny Morton, Dick Hafer, Nat Pierce, Steve Jordan, Walter Page, Buzzy Drootin). Fine sound from a CD rip (also available on Qobuz).
  6. Domenico Scarlatti: 12 Keyboard Sonatas. Nuanced and engaging piano playing by András Schiff. Excellent sound from a CD rip. (also available on Qobuz).
  7. Vivaldi: Teatro alla Moda. Crisp and expressive playing by Amandine Beyer and her ensemble Gli Incogniti. Vivid, pellucid sound from a 24/88 Qobuz download.
  8. Cherubini: Requiem in C minor. Marche funèbre. Chant sur la mort de Haydn. Engaging performances by the Kammerchor der Frauenkirche Dresden with the Philharmonisches Orchester Altenburg Gera directed by Matthias Grünert. Very good recorded sound, streaming from Qobuz at 16/44.
  9. Strange . . . Neither my name nor my email addresses have changed. But thanks for the discount. Happy holidays. Guido F.
  10. A recent (for me) discovery: the Carducci String Quartet, a youthful Anglo-Irish group, in spite of having adopted the Italian poet's name. Augmented by Julian Bliss on clarinet, here they play with seemingly effortless polish Weber's Clarinet Quintet in B flat Major and Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A Major K. 581. Vivid and detailed recorded sound from a hyperion 24/96 download.
  11. Hilary Han plays Bach's Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2 and Partita No. 1. Streaming from Qobuz at 16/44, but available as download at 24/88.
  12. Thank you very much for posting this! Very engaging performances by the Concerto Italiano. Kudos to naïve for the excellent sound (but not for yet another incongruous cover art)
  13. Beethoven: String Quartets, op. 18 Nos. 3 & 10. Energetic and nuanced playing by the Quartetto di Cremona. Admirably, the recorded sound is clear and detailed; less admirably, it is also a bit harsh -- both attributes perhaps pointing to very close miking. A 24/96 Qobuz download.
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