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21.10.18

#morninglistening to #JohnClark (#FrenchHorn) in #Mozart...



#morninglistening to #JohnClark (#FrenchHorn) in #Mozart -riffing #Jazz on @CompCord

The Odd Couple Quintet

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/3YvYlL6


Nearly #classicalmusic #classicalcdcollection #classicalmusiccollection #WolfgangAmadeusMozart
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20.10.18

#morninglistening to #Bartok & #Stravinsky on LSOLive:...



#morninglistening to #Bartok & #Stravinsky on LSOLive: @ValeryGergiev w/@LondonSymphony & @YefimBronfman

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/2nb4Zbk

#MiraculousMandarin & #PianoConcerto 3 + #Firebird + #Prokofiev #RomeoAndJuliet Suite 2

#madeinnewjersey

#orchestralworks #classicalcdcollection #classicalmusic #LSOLive #classicalmusiccollection #OrchestralMusic #RussianMusic #YefimBronfman #HungarianClassicalMusic #20thcenturyclassical #20thCenturyMusic #balletmusic
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#morninglistening to #LvB #PianoConcerto No.5 & #PianoSonata...



#morninglistening to #LvB #PianoConcerto No.5 & #PianoSonata op.90 et al. w/@AlessioBaxPiano & @southbanksinf on @SignumRecords

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/4MBEz6t

tastefully done #ludwigvanbeethoven

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #Ludwigvan #orchestralmusic #solokeyboard #AlessioBax @southbanksinfonia @alessiobax #SouthbankSinfonia #SignumRecords
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19.10.18

#morninglistening to #Richafort & #DesPrez et al. w/the...



#morninglistening to #Richafort & #DesPrez et al. w/the @KingsSingers on @SignumRecords ahead of their concert @festspielhausAT tonight

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/5EtVLXP

#EarlyMusic bliss

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #renaissancemusic #StPölten #choralmusic #acapella #historicalinstruments #historicallyinformedperformance #HIP #flemishmusic #KingsSingers #SignumRecords
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#morninglistening to #EugenJochum’s #CarlOrff #Trionfi...



#morninglistening to #EugenJochum’s #CarlOrff #Trionfi w/@BRSO

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/5vp7uJF

1952-55 mono recordings w/the composer’s imprimatur

#TritticoTeatrale: #CarminaBurana, #CatulliCarmina & #TrionfoDeAfrodite

#classicalmusic #orchestralmusic #stringorchestra
#classicalmusiccollection #20thcenturyclassical #Orff #20thCenturyMusic
#GermanClassicalMusic #germanromanticism #classicalcdcollection #onehitwonder #Jochum #DeutscheGrammophon
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18.10.18

#morninglistening again to #Zelenka w/ #FriederBernius,...



#morninglistening again to #Zelenka w/ #FriederBernius, #KammerchorStuttgart & #BarockorchesterStuttgart on @CarusVerlag

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/54PADsr

Because it’s *that* good!

#Missa Sancti Josephi - which somehow pre-shadows Mozart’s Requiem. ♡

#EarlyMusic #sacredmusic #historicallyinformedperformance #historicalinstruments #jandismaszelenka #baroquemusic #CarusVerlag
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#morninglistening to #Mozart #pianoconcertos w/@mco_London,...



#morninglistening to #Mozart #pianoconcertos w/@mco_London, #Bilson & #Gardiner on @dgclassics

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/OgkK8Jt

#classicalmusic
#classicalmusiccollection #pianoconcerto #DeutscheGrammophon #orchestralmusic #pianoconcertos #JohnEliotGardiner #MalcolmBilson #EnglishChamberOrchestra
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#morninglistening to the #vocalConstructivists’...



#morninglistening to the #vocalConstructivists’ #WalkingStill on @innovadotmu

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#vocalmusic #acapella, maybe #classicalmusic #HIPSTERmusic #contemporarymusic #21stcenturyclassical #classicalcdcollection #classicalmusiccollection

Horrid, juvenile, ugly, stupid music that must seem clever only to pretentious college music majors. utterly unlistenable corny hokum. And not even actually new.
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17.10.18

#morninglistening to the opening statement of...



#morninglistening to the opening statement of #KLANGKOLLEKTIVwien in #Schubert’s 1st & 8th #symphonies:

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/1FcbhY0

#FranzSchubert’s #Unfinished on @GramolaKlassik in analog CD and digital #SACD Sound.

#wienerklassik done proud.

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection
#classicalcdcollection #germanromanticism #orchestralmusic #symphony
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16.10.18

#morninglistening to @surprisedbeauty composer #Braunfels on...



#morninglistening to @surprisedbeauty composer
#Braunfels on @CapriccioRec w/@StaatsphilRLP

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/4E5KoYJ

The #PianoConcertos

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #orchestralmusic #20thCenturyMusic
Excellent liner notes. 😀 #20thcenturyclassical

#WalterBraunfels #capricciorecords #noFilter #SurprisedByBeauty #entartetekunst
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15.10.18

#morninglistening to #ToivoKuula’s #chambermusic...



#morninglistening to #ToivoKuula’s #chambermusic w/@karmonnina & #OliverTriendl on @jpc_de

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/79WRtik

#classicalcdcollection #classicalmusic #FinnishClassicalMusic #classicalmusiccollection #contemporaryclassical #20thcenturyclassical #surprisedbybeauty

A student of #Sibelius’ #ViolinSonata & miniatures
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14.10.18

#morninglistening to #Munich-#American composer #GloriaCoates in...



#morninglistening to #Munich-#American composer #GloriaCoates in #chambermusic & #Symphony No.10 on @NaxosRecords

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#classicalcdcollection #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #contemporaryclassical #20thcenturyclassical #21stcenturyclassical #orchestralmusic #womencomposers

Even on second and third listen I cannot gain a glimpse of the WHY for this music. Rather disappointing, actually.
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#morninglistening to the #Shostakovich #StringQuartets...



#morninglistening to the #Shostakovich #StringQuartets w/@borodinquartet on @firmamelodia:

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/1yp8tGv

The classic second (first complete) cycle from this #stringquartet

See also @ionarts’ #DSCH #SQ4t cycle survey!

#chambermusic #surprisedbybeauty #classicalmusic #DmitriShostakovich #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #20thCenturyMusic #20thcenturyclassical #RussianClassicalMusic #Melodiya #BorodinQuartet
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12.10.18

#morninglistening to #Bach #sonatas for #violin &...



#morninglistening to #Bach #sonatas for #violin & #harpsichord #BWV1014 - 1019 w/@rbpviolinist & @jvinikour on @cedillerecords

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/5BAfb9u

#ChamberMusic #EarlyMusic #baroquemusic #ViolinSonatas #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #RachelBartonPine #JoryVinikour

Among the works of Bach that contain the least of his dance-into-eternity magic; easy-come/easy-go, compared to, say, the cantatas or organ works or single-instrument chamber works. Strange, how an essential quality seems missing, and not strange at all that we should want to like these works so much, even if we cannot succeed very easily.
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11.10.18

#morninglistening to #Salieri’s #opera #LesHoraces on...



#morninglistening to #Salieri’s #opera #LesHoraces on @AparteMusic w/@TalensLyrique:

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/2tHUy3I

Entertaining #ItalianOpera hinting of Gluck and Mozart. Fab. performance.

#baroquemusic #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #MozartContemporary #historicallyinformedperformance #historicalinstruments #LesTalensLyrique #AntonioSalieri
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#morninglistening to #Brahms’s #DeutschesRequiem...



#morninglistening
to #Brahms’s #DeutschesRequiem w/#FritzLehmann & @BerlinPhil on @dgclassics

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/4w7JzVU

Slow and old but a rousing classic driven by the vast-yet-alert choral performance.
#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #ChoralMusic #MariaStader #OttoWiener #DeutscheGrammophon #germanromanticism #GermanClassicalMusic #vocalmusic #JohannesBrahms #Requiem
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9.10.18

#morninglistening to #Boito in memory of #MontserratCaballe....



#morninglistening to #Boito in memory of #MontserratCaballe. W/(New) @londonSymphony & #
on EMI/@WARNERclassics:

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/5NzFkVi

#Mefistofele - with a dream cast of #Treigle, #Domingo & #Caballé.

One of my favorite operas and my favorite recording thereof.

#opera #ArrigoBoito #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #vocalmusic #19thCenturyMusic #19thcenturyclassical #MonserratCaballé #LondonSymphonyOrchestra #italianopera #Goethe #Faust
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8.10.18

A Survey of Shostakovich String Quartet Cycles



Discographies on ionarts: Bach Organ Cycles | Beethoven Piano Sonata Cycles I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX | Beethoven Symphony Cycles Index | Beethoven String Quartet Cycles | Bruckner Symphony Cycles | Dvořák Symphony Cycles | Shostakovich Symphony Cycles | Shostakovich String Quartet Cycles | Sibelius Symphony Cycles | Mozart Keyboard Sonata Cycles


Continuing my discographies, this is a survey of - hopefully - every extant recorded cycle of Shostakovich's String Quartets. As opposed to the 16 quartets of Beethoven's, where the survey covers nearly six dozen cycles, there are 'only' about 20 such cycles of Shostakovich's String Quartets out. For now, they are neatly bookended by the Borodin Quartet's first and fourth attempt at a cycle. (Raising the question, à la “Can you step in the same river twice?”, whether a string quartet is still the same string quartet 50 years later, with all new members).

The Borodin also raises the question as to what is a complete-enough cycle. Their first cycle, containing quartets 1-13, certainly counts - it was complete at the time and 13 out of 15 ain't bad. The Borodin's digital re-recordings of quartets 2, 3, 7, 8 & 12 for Virgin, however, which may or may not have been intended to be a cycle, don't qualify in my book. (Also, I don't think they are particularly good). Neither do the Hagen Quartet, who recorded six quartets (3, 7, 8 & 4, 11, 14), the excellent Jerusalem Quartet's 6/15 cycle (ionarts review), the St. Petersburg Quartet's first go at it for Sony (1, 2, 4 + 3, 5, 7), or the Rubio Quartet's first attempt at a cycle on Globe from 1996 - 98 (1, 4, 8, 2, 3, 5 + 7, 9, 12) or the Quatuor Debussy's six quartets (3, 7, 10, & 4, 8, 13), or the Aviv Quartet's eight quartets (1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 13), or the Prazak's two discs (7, 8, 14, 15 + op.36), or the Kopelman Quartet's recordings on Nimbus (1, 8 + Miaskovsky, 2 + E.Kissin [sic!], 3, 7 + Prokofiev & 10 + Weinberg), although their programming was innovative and prefigured the Pacifica cycle. (Then again, it still seems ongoing and might yet be finished.) There's even the Japanese Morgaua Quartet recording these works (when they don't dabble in progressive rock) with a cycle about half-way through and available only from/via Japan.

I am sitting on the data for several new discographic entries under work. Ring cycles, Mahler, Nielsen, Martinů and Beethoven symphony-cycles, as well as Bartók string quartet-cycles. They just take an awful lot of time to research and then put into html-presentable shape and even then they are rarely complete or mistake free. Neither will this one be, and every such post is also a plea to generously inclined readers with more information and knowledge of the subject than I have to lend a helping hand correcting my mistakes or filling data-lacunae. I am explicitly grateful for any such pointers, hinters, and corrections and apologize for any bloomers. Unlike some earlier discographies, this one does intend to be comprehensive. So I am especially grateful if sets that I have missed are pointed out to me. I have not listened to them all, of course, but most. Favorites are indicated with the "ionarts choice" graphic. With several hundred links in this document, there are, despite my best efforts, bound to be some that are broken or misplaced; I am glad about every correction that comes my way about those, too.

#morninglistening to #Verdi in memory of #MontserratCaballe....



#morninglistening to #Verdi in memory of #MontserratCaballe. W/(New) @Philharmonia & #Gardelli on @DECCAclassics:

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/6eud9Tf

#IMasnadieri - with a cast of #Bergonzi, #Raimondi, #Cappuccilli & #Caballé.

#opera #GiuseppeVerdi #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #vocalmusic #19thCenturyMusic #19thcenturyclassical #PhilharmoniaOrchestra #italianopera
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7.10.18

#morninglistening to #Puccini in memory of #MontserratCaballe....



#morninglistening to #Puccini in memory of #MontserratCaballe. W/@LPOrchestra & #ZubinMehta on @DECCAclassics:

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/6iVS3zD

#Turandot - with the original dream-team cast of #Sutherland, #Pavarotti & #Caballé.

#opera #surprisedbybeauty #GiacomoPuccini #classicalmusic #Mehta #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #vocalmusic #20thCenturyMusic #20thcenturyclassical #londonphilharmonic #italianopera
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#morninglistening to something that isn’t quite...



#morninglistening to something that isn’t quite #classicalmusic - but within its wider realm: #Moondog, whom I first met in @philipglass’ autobiography.

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/h0P3nEP

w/@davidchalmin, @KMLabeque et al.

Fascinating, entertaining; short review upcoming.

#classicalcdcollection #20thcenturycomposer
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6.10.18

#morninglistening to @BACH_JohannSeb’s #SonatasAndPartitas...



#morninglistening to @BACH_JohannSeb’s #SonatasAndPartitas on @dgclassics w/@GCarmignola:

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/2Kq5pqs ♡ 🎻 ♡

A first taste of #Bach333

#Bach
#baroquemusic #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #DeutscheGrammophon #violinmusic #sonatas #partitas #historicallyinformedperformance #historicalinstruments #JohannSebastianBach #JSBach #SeiSolo: You Are Alone.
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5.10.18

#morninglistening to #Langgaard w/@viennaphilharmonic [!] on...



#morninglistening to #Langgaard w/@viennaphilharmonic [!] on @DacapoRecords

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/5harxpP

@SurprisedBeauty Music! ♡☆♡

My favorite quirky #20thcenturycomposer performed by the volatile but reputable #viennaphilharmonic! Win-win!

#symphonies #classicalmusic #surprisedbybeauty #20thcenturyclassical #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #orchestralmusic #danishmusic
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3.10.18

#morninglistening to the #Shostakovich #StringQuartets...



#morninglistening to the #Shostakovich #StringQuartets w/@borodinquartet on @DECCAclassics:

Amazon:http://a-fwd.to/7gENu9K

New, fourth (second complete) cycle in half a century from this #stringquartet

#chambermusic #surprisedbybeauty #DSCH #classicalmusic #DmitriShostakovich #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #20thCenturyMusic #20thcenturyclassical #RussianClassicalMusic
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#morninglistening to #BélaBartók w/@londonsymphony under...



#morninglistening to #BélaBartók w/@londonsymphony under #IstvanKertesz on @DECCAclassics:

Amazon:http://a-fwd.to/2vyOm88

#Bluebeard’s Castle

with the original dream-team cast of #ChristaLudwig & #WalterBerry.

#opera #surprisedbybeauty #Bartok #classicalmusic #BelaBartok #IstvánKertész #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #vocalmusic #20thCenturyMusic #20thcenturyclassical #londonsymphonyorchestra
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2.10.18

#morninglistening to #Bach #cantatas w/@bachstiftung: Amazon:...



#morninglistening to #Bach #cantatas w/@bachstiftung:

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/7sSeeGb ♡☆♡ #BWV127 Herr Jesu Christ, wahr’ Mensch und Gott

#BWV156 Ich steh’ mit einem Fuß im Grabe

#BWV97 In allen meinen Taten #classicalmusic #EarlyMusic #baroquemusic #RudolfLutz #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #historicallyinformedperformance #originalinstruments
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#morninglistening to the @bachstiftung’s #LandsGemeinde...



#morninglistening to the @bachstiftung’s #LandsGemeinde #cantata by #RudolfLutz, roughly in the style of #Bach: Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/57zVW6K

#AllesLebenStrömtAusDir #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection
#classicalcdcollection #EarlyMusic #baroquemusic #cantatas
#BachStiftung almost #bachcantatas #JohannSebastianBach #Appenzell #Lederhosen
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#morninglistening to one of the classic #Debussy recordings on...



#morninglistening to one of the classic #Debussy recordings on @dgclassics: #PierreBoulez w/@CleveOrchestra

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/2NpQveO

#Nocturnes

#ClaudeDebussy
#orchestral works #classicalcdcollection #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #OrchestralMusic #CompleteDebussy #DeutscheGrammophon #DebussyEdition

reading along in the lovely b-day gift of the #Durand score!
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30.9.18

#morninglistening to @bambergsymphony juxtaposing the...



#morninglistening to @bambergsymphony juxtaposing the proto-Hipster bearded #Brahms & #Dvorak

http://a-fwd.to/6BqSwGA

under #JakubHrusa (#jakubhrůša, for the diacritically inclined) in the first of a series of recordings coupling #JohannesBrahms’ & #AntoninDvořák’s #orchestralmusic

Starting w/ #symphonies 4 & 9, respectively.

Out soon.

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #CzechMusic #Bamberg #BambergSymphony #AntoninDvorak
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25.9.18

#morninglistening to #Beethoven’s #symphonies...



#morninglistening to #Beethoven’s #symphonies w/@Vienna_Phil & @LennyBernstein on @dgclassics for a @ClassicsToday review.

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/3L8TYBj

Nod to @Baerenreiter & #FranzLiszt

Remastered and very nicely presented re-issue. #blurayaudio…

One of the more famous cycles of the 9 Sys. - but has it aged well?

#classicalmusic
#classicalmusiccollection
#classicalcdcollection #Symphony #Ludwigvan #ludwigvanbeethoven #viennaphilharmonic #wienerphilharmoniker
#LeonardBernstein #ludwigvanbeethoven #Bernstein
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#morninglistening to #LvB #symphonies w/#GeorgeSzell & ...



#morninglistening to #LvB #symphonies w/#GeorgeSzell & @CleveOrchestra on @sony_classical:

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/1H43Zm2

Arguably the classic American #Beethoven #Symphony cycle with the #clevelandorchestra!?!

See also the @ionarts alphabetical Index of every LvB Symphony cycle ever recorded.

#classicalmusic
#classicalmusiccollection #sonyclassical #orchestralmusic #germanromanticism #Ludwigvan #Szell #ludwigvanbeethoven #classicalcdcollection
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24.9.18

#morninglistening to the #Bach #LutheranMasses v.2 Amazon:...



#morninglistening to the #Bach #LutheranMasses v.2

Amazon: https://a-fwd.to/U6ty4n9 w/@MSuzukiBCJ & @bach_collegiumE on #BISrecords

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection
#classicalcdcollection #sacredmusic #EarlyMusic #baroquemusic #Masses #JohannSebastianBach #bachcollegiumjapan #MasaakiSuzuki #SACD #birthdaylistening
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23.9.18

#morninglistening to #LarsErikLarsson’s 1st #Symphony et...



#morninglistening to #LarsErikLarsson’s 1st #Symphony et al. w/@hbgkonserthus & #AndrewManze

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/4CFkQ84

#repertoireexplorer
#classicalcdcollection #classicalmusiccollection #classicalmusic #orchestralmusic #SwedishMusic #SwedishClassicalMusic #20thcenturyclassical
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#morninglistening to the #Bach #LutheranMasses v.1 Amazon:...



#morninglistening to the #Bach #LutheranMasses v.1

Amazon: https://a-fwd.to/U6ty4n9

w/@MSuzukiBCJ & @bach_collegiumE on #BISrecords

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection
#classicalcdcollection #sacredmusic #EarlyMusic #baroquemusic #Masses #JohannSebastianBach #bachcollegiumjapan #MasaakiSuzuki #SACD #birthdaylistening
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22.9.18

#morninglistening to #DesPrez #motets & deplorations...



#morninglistening to #DesPrez #motets & deplorations w/@CapellaAdam w/#DanielReuss on @harmoniamundi / @piasclassicsusa

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/3xXdVEE

Miserere mei Deus: Funeral Motets

#EarlyMusic bliss

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #renaissancemusic #choralmusic #historicalinstruments #historicallyinformedperformance #HIP #flemishmusic #CappellaAmsterdam #harmoniaMundi
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#morninglistening to #Debussy’s #SuiteBergamesque et al....



#morninglistening to #Debussy’s #SuiteBergamesque et al. on @harmoniamundi / @pias_usa

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/2SWFNy0

w/#NikolaiLugansky.

Excellent supplements for the Debussy centenary boxes from DG & Warner! This one with #pianoworks

Out in US Oct. 5

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection
#classicalcdcollection #frenchmusic #FrenchClassicalMusic #ClaudeDebussy #HarmoniaMundi #solokeyboard
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21.9.18

On ClassicsToday: Major Discovery - Orff’s Surprising Gisei

Major Discovery: Orff’s Surprising Gisei

by Jens F. Laurson
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Carl Orff is–just behind Johann Pachelbel, who dominated my unscientific Twitter poll on the topic–the quintessential one-hit composer. It’s Carmina-or-bust with him. He hits all the criteria: His one hit is very famous and the fame-disparity between that hit and his next-best-known work (Die Kluge?... Continue Reading

FYI: Here's Charles' review of this release: Briefly Noted: Orff's 'Gisei' Lives Again




Orff: Gisei - The Sacrifice ("Das Opfer"), Vorspiel

#morninglistening to #Schubert #StringQuartets w/#AmadeusQuartet...



#morninglistening to #Schubert #StringQuartets w/#AmadeusQuartet on #Audite

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/1UVq2e3

Berlin #RIAS / @dlfkultur recordings 1950-1964

Golden oldies or ash heap of history?

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #ChamberMusic #StringQuartet #DeathAndTheMaiden #classicalcdcollection #wienerklassik #FranzSchubert #historicalperformers
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#morninglistening to stunning @BACH_JohannSeb #Sonatas on the...



#morninglistening to stunning @BACH_JohannSeb #Sonatas on the #guitar w/#BinHu

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2QNoaxi

@ClassicsToday review forthcoming. Now if only @eudorarecords could get their records onto Amazon properly. 😯

#classicalmusic #Bach #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #SACD #pianomusic #soloviolin transcribed #transcription #JohannSebastianBach
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20.9.18

#morninglistening to #Musorgsky [sic] & #Debussy...



#morninglistening to #Musorgsky [sic] & #Debussy w/#HenriBonamy on @genuinclassics

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/1rmDc4J

Come for the #picturesatanexhibition, #stay for #Images

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #pianomusic #solokeyboard #mussorgsky #ClaudeDebussy #modestmussorgsky
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On ClassicsToday: The Reference - The Takács Quartet’s Beethoven Cycle

The Reference: The Takács Quartet’s Beethoven Cycle

by Jens F. Laurson
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At the Freer Gallery, or at the Corcoran Gallery (when it was still a chamber music oasis in Washington, DC), or at the more humble Landon School Mondzac Performing Arts Center, the Takács Quartet made my life better with their performances of Bartók, Beethoven, Haydn,... Continue Reading



Beethoven: Quartet in B flat major, op.130 - V. Cavatina: Adagio molto espressivo

#morninglistening to #Schubert #StringQuartets...



#morninglistening to #Schubert #StringQuartets w/@chiaroscuro4tet on #BISrecords

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2DrAn8v

Out in October.

V. fine performances of #TodUndDasMädchen & #StringQuartet No.9 by the #ChiaroscuroQuartet.

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #ChamberMusic #StringQuartet #DeathAndTheMaiden #classicalcdcollection #wienerklassik #alinaibragimova #originalinstruments #FranzSchubert #historicalinstruments
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#morninglistening to #Schubert #D850 & #Brahms opp.116 &...



#morninglistening to #Schubert #D850 & #Brahms opp.116 & 79 w/#HenriBonamy on @genuinclassics

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/1rmDc4J

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #pianomusic #solokeyboard #JohannesBrahms: Fantasien; Rhapsodies, #FranzSchubert #PianoSonata No.17
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19.9.18

#morninglistening to #Vivaldi on @harmoniamundi /...



#morninglistening to #Vivaldi on @harmoniamundi / @pias_usa
w/@queyrasjg

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/1LllY5X

#cellisonatas w/#bassocontinuo

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #HarmoniaMundi #earlyclassicalmusic #baroquemusic #AntonioVivaldi #chambermusic #JeanGuihenQueyras
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On ClassicsToday: The Deluxe Magic Flute Standard

The Deluxe Magic Flute Standard

Review by: Jens F. Laurson
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Artistic Quality: ?

Sound Quality: ?

Otto Klemperer’s recording of the Magic Flute has long been considered therecording. When it came out, in 1965, it impressed itself on so many listeners as the standard Zauberflöte–an indelible emotional footprint that still informs our hearing. It seems only right that Warner has given the most fulsome treatment for this latest luxurious re-issue.... Continue Reading

#morninglistening to #Mendelssohn’s #Paulus...



#morninglistening to #Mendelssohn’s #Paulus w/#HelmuthRilling & #GächingerKantorei on @HaensslerMusic

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/4w86qG0

Terrific singers; excellent performance!!

#choralworks #Elija #SymphonyNo2 (not quite top notch) #Psalms
#classicalmusic #BoxSet #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #MendelssohnBartholdy
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#morninglistening to #Bach’s #SonatasAndPartitas on...



#morninglistening to #Bach’s #SonatasAndPartitas on @AparteMusic w/#GottfriedVonDerGoltz:

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/1gRQgeW ♡ 🎻 ♡

Leader of the fab. @FreiburgBaroque

Terrific first impression!

@BACH_JohannSeb

#baroquemusic #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #violinmusic #sonatas #partitas #historicallyinformedperformance #historicalinstruments #JohannSebastianBach #JSBach #SeiSolo: You Are Alone.
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18.9.18

On ClassicsToday: Under The Radar - Cavalli’s Should-I-Die-Before-I-Wake Requiem

Under The Radar: Cavalli’s Should-I-Die-Before-I-Wake Requiem

by Jens F. Laurson
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Francesco Cavalli is a lesser-known composer of the Italian high baroque, known best (if that’s the word) for his opera La Calisto that René Jacobs and, back in the days, Raymond Leppard have recorded. If you ever have a chance of catching David Alden’s wild production at the Munich State Opera... Continue Reading



Cavalli: Domine Jesu Christe

#morninglistening to #Bach #cantatas #BWV106, 131, 99, 56, 82...



#morninglistening to #Bach #cantatas #BWV106, 131, 99, 56, 82 & 158

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/w2rL7Zi

w/#JoshuaRifkin & #TheBachEnsenble on @deccaclassics

Puoneering historically correct #OVPP recording with a very chamber-like quality.

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection
#classicalcdcollection #cantata #EarlyMusic #baroquemusic #JohannSebastianBach #BWV106 Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit ( #ActusTragicus ) #BWV131 Aus Der Tiefen Rufe Ich, Herr, Zu Dir
#BWV99 Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan
#BWV56 Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen
#BWV82 Ich habe genug
#BWV158 Der Friede sei mit Dir

#AusDerTiefenRufeIchHerrZuDir
#IchWillDenKreuzstabGerneTragen
#IchHabeGenug
#GottesZeitIstDieAllerbesteZeit
#DerFriedeSeiMitDir
#WasGottTutDasIstWohlgetan

#MartinLuther

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17.9.18

#morninglistening to #Wagner’s #Parsifal w/@WagnerFestival...



#morninglistening to #Wagner’s #Parsifal w/@WagnerFestival Orchestra on @WarnerClassics /@warnerclassicsUS

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/4eYcjT8

Used copies are a bargain. Fab. booklet + texts.

A classic among classics w/#Knappertsbusch #MarthaMödl, #WolfgangWindgassen, #GeorgeLondon, #LudwigWeber et al.

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #RichardWagner #Teldec #BayreutherFestspiele #1951 #HansKnappertsbusch live recording from the post WWII re-opening of the #Festspielhaus. #opera #germanromanticism #sloooow
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16.9.18

#morninglistening to #GustavHolst’s #ThePlanets...



#morninglistening
to #GustavHolst’s #ThePlanets w/#JamesLevine & @chicagosymphony on @dgclassics

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2NhZrmQ

Wazooom.

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #20thcenturyclassical #englishmusic #orchestralmusic #Holst #Levine #Planets
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