Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by -Alan, Dec 20, 2009.
More early music. Now playing this CD, which arrived from MDT a few days ago ...
Amazing neck of the musical woods.
My favorite, roundabout those parts:
Now playing this CD from my Bach collection ...
I was really unfamiliar with Anna Haase until I have heard the Chopin Polish Songs CD from this BC set ...
Just arrived this morning, I'm heading for a long Wagner weekend. Review to follow later.
Only $16.34 over at amazon! 11 CD set.
Thank you, George. I just went ahead and ordered that.
I recently ordered this set and it should arrive today. Does anybody have any thoughts on it?
Do you really expect to get through that whole set this weekend? That's a lot of listening.
Handel: Concerti Grossi
George, Robin, Jay, Coop or others familiar with this work:
I'm sending in an order for Couperin's Concerts Royaux, Savall version (if you have it let me know your opinion of the music - I know Savall's performance has to be top shelf)...
But along with that, I'm considering Handel's Concerti Grossi, Op.6. Worth getting? If so, which version(s) are recommended?
Enjoy! That's an incredible bargain!
Sorry, I can't help with those works.
I don't know either of these well enough to recommend anyone. I bet Stuart will, though.
Yeah I was thinking that as well.
Thanks, guys. Maybe Stuart will chime in...
I was thinking of getting the Handel's Concerti Grossi, Op.6 only because it's listed on Classical Net's Basic Repertoire list as an essential (with a "star"). I've never heard these concerti as far as I can recall, so not sure if it's one of his better works.
Now playing CD6 from this set ...
1. Hab'ich nur deine Liebe:- Boccaccio Listen
2. Klänge der Heimat (Czardas):- Die Fledermaus, '(The) Bat' - excerpts Listen
3. Casanova: Nonnenchor und das Lied der Laura (Nuns' Chorus and Laura's Song) (Schanzer & Welisch) Listen
4. Die Tänzerin Fanny Elssler: Draußen in Sievering (Act 2) Listen
5. Sei nicht bös (Act 2):- Der Obersteiger (Meder) Listen
6. Ich schenk' mein Herz (Scene 5):- Die Dubarry (Knepler, Welleminsky & Mackeben) Listen
7. Es lebt eine Vilja, ein Waldmägdelein (Vilja-Lied: Act 2):- Die Lustige Witwe (Léon & Stein) Listen
8. Heut' noch werd' ich Ehefrau:- Der Graf Von Luxemburg (1995 Digital Remaster), ACT 1 Listen
9. Hoch, Evoë, Angèle Didier - Ich danke, meine Herrn und meine Damen (Angèle - Chor):- Der Graf von Luxemburg · Operette in 3 Akten (1994 Digital Remaster), Zweiter Akt Listen
10. Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiss (Scene 4):- Giuditta (Knepler & Löhner) Listen
11. Ich möcht' einmal die Heimat seh'n (Act 2):- Das Land des Lächelns (Herzer & Löhner) Listen
12. Warum hast du mich wachgeküsst? (Act 2):- Friederike Listen
13. Frau Luna: Schlösser,die im Monde liegen (Bolten-Baeckers) Listen
14. Der Favorit: Du sollst der Kaiser meiner Seele sein (Grünbaum & Sterk) Listen
15. Frühjahrsparade: Wien wird bei Nacht erst schön (Sterk) Listen
16. Spiel das Lied von Glück und Treu:- Die Ungarische Hochzeit (Hermecke) Listen
17. Du mein Schönbrunn (Maria Theresia - Chor):- Die Kaiserin · Operette in 3 Akten (1995 Digital Remaster) Listen
18. Glücklich am Morgen (Liselott):- Liselott · Operette (1995 Digital Remaster)
Don't think I will make it all the way through but I listened to Rheingold (2 discs) and the first disc of Walkuere today.
I haven't listened to my '97 Solti Ring box set in a while but my first impression is that you get signifiantly more detail, especially during Walkuere it was definitely goose bump time.
The quality of the outer box is outstanding, the CDs come in a DVD type case with one CD on each side. I actually like the packaging of the individual Esoteric CDs better but it's the sound that matters.
With Two You Get Eggroll
Get the Orpheus set [Archiv 3-fer] with the Royal FireWater Music
& the two superbudget Nicholas McGehan Corelli Concerti Grossi, Op.6. CDs on Harmonia Mundi.
Orpheus is Modern, McGeghan's Philharmonia Baroque is H.I.P.P. all the way. Both wonderful.
It was written is a state of high inspiration. The source of said inspiration is Corelli's even more inspired Op. 6. That's why I recommend both.
I do indeed have this recording. It is an excellent recording.
Couperin: Les Nations, 1726, Hesperion XX/Jordi Savall.
For Handel's Concerti Grossi, you cannot go wrong with the recording by Trevor Pinnock and the English Concert. While the recording is some 20 years old, the level of performance and virtuority are something to cherish.
You may want to consider this set, which is quite reasonably priced ...
The 6-CD is available at some Amazon MarketPlace vendor for about $30.
Couperin works tend to be a bit bland when performed by some groups but Savall somehow spiced up the work.
Now playing CD7, the last CD - Schubert Lieder from this set ...
Guys: Thanks for the recommendations on the Handel and Couperin - along with the Corelli recording, which I was also browsing earlier today.
I too. Really nice find.
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