Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by bluemooze, Feb 22, 2017.
Going through the Strauss operas.
Now playing CD1 from the following twofer from my JS Bach collection ...
I have the SACD version ...
J.S. Bach: Goldberg Variations arr. Trio Zimmermann for string trio. Trio Zimmermann: Frank Peter Zimmermann, Antoine Tamestit, and Christian Poltéra. BIS
Listening to "Orlando Di Lasso - Missa Tous Les Regrez / Motetten / Motets" performed by Singer Pur on Ars Musici.
DG 429 934-2
Enjoyable accounts of the Triple Concerto by L von Beethoven and Brahms's Double in a disc I had since the early 90's that got misfiled a year back.
For decades, this has been one of my very favorite LP's. As far as I know, it has never made it to CD (maybe in Japan?). I transferred it to cassette and also to homemade CD-R years ago. Narciso Yepes is of course well known and well recorded. Whatever happened to Ms. Monden? Discogs shows only this and 2 or 3 other recordings.
She is so good, her 90s Bartok was the first I heard, don't think she has put a foot wrong since.
Got a new washing machine so had to move a rack to get it through and found this, on top with loads of slip cases.
It is wonderful. By the way it's Janet not Jessye in The Song of the Earth.
I remember seeing this LP when it first came out (way before the internet!), and I had no idea who she was and there not any easy method of finding out. (I still can't find much about her.) At the time, I didn't care for his solo playing, but I saw this in a record store yesterday and figured for $2.98 it was worth a gamble! I appreciate his playing more these days.
I’m not a huge opera fan, but I do rather like Strauss’ Elektra, Salome, and the, at times, Wagnerian Die Frau ohne Schatten.
Daphne is late some thirty years after Electra, think more Four Last Songs that superb writing for the female voice. Some say it's not his greatest.
For me it holds all those Strauss thing I love.
Lots of Isabelle Faust fans here, I'm sampling this now:
I’m not a huge fan of Strauss’ music, but Four Last Songs may very well be the greatest piece he has written.
Listening to "Metamorfosi Trecento - Transformations of Myth in the Ars Nova" performed by La Fonte Musica led by Michele Pasotti on Alpha.
She is generally not my go-to violinist when it comes to baroque works. I have her recordings of Beethoven and Schumann ...
I bought this CD a number of years ago. It is another excellent recording by Monica Huggett who was the lead violinist of the AAM under Christopher Hogwood ...
Now playing the following CD from my Corelli collection ...
I have the Sonnerie CD on loan from the library. I bought used copy of the Orchestral suites by Hogwood.
My favourite recording of those Bartók works. I like it more than the Steinbacher recording on Pentatone which is so revered.
I remember the Hogwood Bach Orchestral Suites as I have them - unfortunately spread across 2 CD's ...
You are not gonna to get me to buy this CD since Bartok music does not agree with me ...
I really like this one:
also for No.1:
In addition to fantastic playing, the SACD audio is superb, too.
I don't know much about her early music recordings, more her Romantic and modern stuff Jolilvet ,Berg and Egk, but her Bach Sonatas and Petitas is about as good as it gets.
Her Mozart Violin Concertos are very special.
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