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Arvo Part: Te Deum Arvo Part (Composer), Tonu Karljuste (Conductor), Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (Orchestra)  Format: Audio CD    

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Well I am officially smitten with Smetana. I spent all day yesterday trawling through Spotify listening. His solo piano pieces are beautiful and melodic and his string quartets are amazing. I particul

Film score compilation by John Williams played by superstar Anne-Sophie Mutter. 

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Bach, the gift that (sometimes) keeps giving. I find that annoying because some Bach (most of his vocal settings) is hard for me to listen to. But then there is this, which puts him on a very high pedestal:

 

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David Oistrakh, Mravinsky/Kondrashin, Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra - Shostakovich: Violin Concertos 1 & 2 

Shostakovich*, David Oistrakh*, Mravinsky*, Kondrashin* - Violin ...

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Nevermind the Tuckwells and Halsteads, this is still my reference recording. Tim Brown does a fantastic job on the valveless horn (much like the one pictured), and Kuijken‘s harpsichord continuo elevates the pieces to a whole new level or charming and authentic.

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Walton: Symphony no.2, Cello concerto and Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten

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 Ingrid Haebler - Das Niederländische Kammerorchester* / Szymon Goldberg,   Haydn –‎– Klavierkonzert D-Dur/ Sonate Es-Dur/ Variationen F-Moll.  Philips ‎ SAL 3742  802 737 LY, Stereo UK>.

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Always find this triple billing strange, even after owning this record for years.  
Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Rachmaninov’s 6 Preludes and Prokofiev’s Toccata op.11 by 3 separate pianists.

 

But all is forgotten once I started playing this record. Probably one of the better sounding piano records in my collection. 

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On 16/08/2020 at 5:32 PM, mrbuzzardstubble said:

Caroline Shaw / Attacca Quartet - Orange.

 

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An amazing album. Great composer from the states. 

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Katia & Marielle Labèque*, Sylvio Gualda & Jean-Pierre Drouet - City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Simon Rattle,  Bartók ‎– Sonata For Two Pianos And Percussion · Concerto For Two Pianos, Percussion And Orchestra.   EMI ‎ CDC 7 47446 2  UK 1987.

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New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Members Of The London Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Schneider, Stern, Perlman, Mehta,  ‎Bach – Double Violin Concerto & Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2. CBS ‎ MYK 38487  CBS Great Performances – 95  CD, Album, Reissue, Stereo US.

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On 25/08/2020 at 6:05 PM, balk2117 said:

An amazing album. Great composer from the states. 

Shaw, but it looks like a photo of  'willow leaf' mandarin on the cover, not an orange, or am I just being picky?

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