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Simon Barere
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m***@gmail.com
2012-11-02 02:25:09 UTC
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I see where Berkshire Record Outlet has restocked several Simon Barere CDs on the APR label, including a couple of discs recorded live at Carnegie Hall . I have no Barere in my collection - are any of the APR discs worth buying? If not, are there some other Barere discs available that are must-haves?

Mark
mandryka
2012-11-02 07:30:46 UTC
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I see where Berkshire Record Outlet has restocked several Simon Barere CDs on the APR label, including a couple of discs recorded live at Carnegie Hall . I have no Barere in my collection - are any of the APR discs worth buying? If not, are there some other Barere discs available that are must-haves?
Mark
Try the disc with Blumenfeld's Etude for the left hand, the live
recording he made in 1947.
t***@hotmail.com
2012-11-02 07:41:50 UTC
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Post by m***@gmail.com
are any of the APR discs worth buying?
Yes!
Post by m***@gmail.com
If not, are there some other Barere discs available that are must-haves?
Except APRs , "Simon Barere / The Last Recording Sessions" .

http://www.amazon.com/Simon-Barere-Last-Recording-Sessions/dp/B00005RTT1/ref=sr_1_7?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1351841638&sr=1-7&keywords=barere

But ... his last sessions were of uneven quality.
Dufus
2012-11-02 12:07:42 UTC
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Post by m***@gmail.com
I see where Berkshire Record Outlet has restocked several Simon Barere CDs on the APR label, including a couple of discs recorded live at Carnegie Hall . I have no Barere in my collection - are any of the APR discs worth buying? If not, are there some other Barere discs available that are must-haves?
Mark
Sorry, cant speak to the APR's, but there are several reviews of those
APR cd's at Amazon-US below.

I have 1 Barere cd, the Pearl below. Perhaps I did not listen closely
enough , but beyond the technique,not much moved me or inclined me to
purchase others,although the repetoire may be the problem.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dclassical&field-keywords=barere

http://tinyurl.com/d9y85fq

Dufus
Dufus
2012-11-02 19:37:19 UTC
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Track listing from the Pearl, cant recall off hand but think these are
all circa '30's (?) :

1.Réminiscences de Don Juan (I & II), for piano (after Mozart: Don
Giovanni), S. 418 (LW A80)
2. Rhapsodie espagnole (Folies d'Espagne et jota aragonesa), for
piano, S. 254 (LW A195)
3. Sonetto del Petrarca No. 104 (Pace non trovo; II) for piano (Années
II/5), S. 161/5 (LW A55/5)
4. Islamey, Oriental fantasy for piano
5. Etude for piano in C major, Op. 31/1 ( Rubinstein )
6. Etude for piano (left hand), Op 36 ( Blumenthal )
7. Gnomenreigen, for piano (Zwei Konzertetüden No. 2), S. 145/2 (LW
A218/2)
8. Valse oubliée, for piano No. 1, S. 215/1 (LW A311/1)
9. La Leggierezza, for piano in F minor (Grandes études de concert No.
2) , S. 144/2 (LW A118/2)
10. Toccata for piano in C major, Op. 7 (Schumann )
11. Mazurka for piano No. 38 in F sharp minor, Op. 59/3, CT. 88
12. Waltz for piano No. 5 in A flat major, Op. 42, CT. 211
basnperson
2012-11-08 20:22:32 UTC
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Post by m***@gmail.com
I see where Berkshire Record Outlet has restocked several Simon Barere CDs on the APR label, including a couple of discs recorded live at Carnegie Hall . I have no Barere in my collection - are any of the APR discs worth buying? If not, are there some other Barere discs available that are must-haves?
Mark
Sorry, cant speak to the APR's, but there are several reviews of those
APR cd's at Amazon-US below.
I have 1 Barere cd, the Pearl below. Perhaps I did not listen closely
enough , but beyond the technique,not much moved me or inclined me to
purchase others,although the repetoire may be the problem.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dclassical&f...
http://tinyurl.com/d9y85fq
Dufus
agree........... one listen is enuf. Very little musicality evident.
AB
Arthur Shapiro
2012-11-02 19:16:13 UTC
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I see where Berkshire Record Outlet has restocked several Simon Barere CDs =
on the APR label,
Quite a few years ago, my local public library had a Barere LP containing the
most remarkable performance of the Liszt "La leggierezza" I've ever heard. I
see the first of the five Berkshire hits on Barere has this piece. I have no
idea if it is the same performance, but I'm going to grab it pronto.

Thanks for the heads-up.

Art
George
2012-11-02 23:34:58 UTC
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Post by Arthur Shapiro
Quite a few years ago, my local public library had a Barere LP containing the
most remarkable performance of the Liszt "La leggierezza" I've ever heard.
Art
Was it live? If so, it was likely the first CD in the Carnegie Hall
series. If not, it was probably the one in the 2CD APR release "The
Complete HMV Recordings 1934-36."

George
Arthur Shapiro
2012-11-08 19:50:15 UTC
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Post by George
Was it live? If so, it was likely the first CD in the Carnegie Hall
series. If not, it was probably the one in the 2CD APR release "The
Complete HMV Recordings 1934-36."
I don't recall - sorry! The library suddenly ditched its LP collection (and
couldn't tell me where they'd gone) quite a few years ago, before I had a
chance to dub the LP to reel-to-reel. The specifics have faded from memory,
but I was just astounded by the lightness and speed of the performance, just
as its name suggests.

My "Complete HMV..." set arrived yesterday, but I haven't had a chance to open
it yet.

Art
gggg gggg
2021-10-12 03:28:54 UTC
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Post by m***@gmail.com
I see where Berkshire Record Outlet has restocked several Simon Barere CDs on the APR label, including a couple of discs recorded live at Carnegie Hall . I have no Barere in my collection - are any of the APR discs worth buying? If not, are there some other Barere discs available that are must-haves?
Mark
(Recent Y. upload):

Simon Barere (1896-1951): Live at Carnegie Hall (R.1929 & unknown dates) with Antonia Brico
MichaelKaykovPianist
2021-10-14 16:12:33 UTC
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Barere was a titan, some of my favorite performances include: Chopin 3rd Scherzo, Rachmaninoff Second Concerto, Liszt Gnomenreigen, Don Juan, Spanish Rhapsody, Concerto 1....
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