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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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Haydn: Cello Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 - Mstislav Rostropovich - Academy of St Martin in the Fields - EMI:



This is one I keep coming back to:

 

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Not only do they play just the way I like it – they’re not a HIP group I think, but they know how to make the score come alive and not ruin it with romantic treacle – but all of these recordings, which span more than a decade, sound great. Some of them are exemplary audiophile recordings.

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Mozart Quartets: try the old Italian Quartet recordings, which were reissued as part of the Mozart Edition back in the 1990s. I have them as well as the above Hagen set. I think the Italians are perfectly suited to the Mozart. Their Beethoven set, which I also have, is beautifully played but slightly lacks the attack and insights that one gets from either the Hungarians (1960s) or our own Goldner Quartet [ABC records).

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5 hours ago, mrbuzzardstubble said:

Georgy Sviridov - Hymns And Prayers.

 

 

Thanks, that was very nice, much better than the cover suggests :) 

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On 31/01/2021 at 8:51 PM, Steffen said:

Mozart’s newest track (he hasn’t put out much in a while...):

 

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Puzzling choice of pianist and instrument in this premiere.

I am trying to get hold of his new album below.

 

 

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I’ve just added this to my library (via Qobuz), out of curiosity mostly. I’m shocked at the quality of the recording. This was recorded in 1944 at the Semperoper in Dresden. The orchestral sound is impressive, but the clarity of the voices is unbelievable. I could never before discern the lyrics better in a Wagner opera recording.

 

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I have occasionally read a music review on a hifi website and thought "that sounds like my jam" and sought out the album for listening. This is the first time I recall getting excited about a piece of music discovered in an equipment review. 
 

kiki’s delivery service is one of my favourite films of all time. It is pure and delightful and gorgeous and the score is wonderful and I was today years old when I learned that there is a symphonic suite performance of the score and it is glorious. I usually don’t listen to scores on their own because imho very few hold up separated from the movie as pieces of music. I don’t know if this is an exception or just that it hits me in the same feels as the movie and that is enough. 
 

if you haven’t seen Kiki’s Delivery Service, you should see it. Yes, it’s a cartoon. Don’t worry about that. If you have young kids or nieces or nephews or grandkids you should watch it with them. If you don’t, you should watch it anyway.

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Dvorak - Concerto for cello in b minor (op.104)

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