Discussion:
Please name your 5 favourite CDs
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Alain Dagher
2003-09-03 18:55:30 UTC
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Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.

Thanks

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Samir Golescu
2003-09-03 19:09:09 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
So the insurance thing worked out fine, under the condition that you buy
CDs as opposed to receiving money?? ( :

Some suggestions (not the first five favorites, but rather keeping in mind
"out-of-mainstreamness" and "unlikeliness-to-get-them-otherwise"
criteria):

Silvestri conducts Tchaikovsky's Manfred (Testament)
The Conchita Supervia Songbook (Pearl)
Berl Senofsky in French masterpieces (Cembal d'amour)
Hamelin "Kaleidoskope" (Hyperion)
Victor de Sabata and Berliner Philharmoniker (Pearl, 2 CDs)

regards,
SG
Alain Dagher
2003-09-03 22:29:02 UTC
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Post by Samir Golescu
Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
So the insurance thing worked out fine, under the condition that you buy
I can receive, for each lost CD, either CAD$10 (depreciated value) or
one brand new CD. It's what they call a no-brainer.


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Simon Roberts
2003-09-04 01:19:40 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
Post by Samir Golescu
Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
So the insurance thing worked out fine, under the condition that you buy
I can receive, for each lost CD, either CAD$10 (depreciated value) or
one brand new CD. It's what they call a no-brainer.
Perhaps you lost five ring cycles....

Simon
David M. Cook
2003-09-04 05:50:42 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
I can receive, for each lost CD, either CAD$10 (depreciated value) or
one brand new CD. It's what they call a no-brainer.
In that case, perhaps we should list full-price CDs on our want list:

* Jordi Savall's recordings of "La Folia" variations on Alia Vox
* Wendy Carlos: Switch on Bach set (East Side digital)
* Various Bruckner symphonies on Camerata
(I'm interested particularly in 7 & 8)
* Simpson: Symphonies 3 & 5 on Hyperion
* Tubin symphonies on Alba
* Bliss film music on Chandos
* Kubelik's live Bruckner 9 on Orfeo (heard at the last Brucknerthon)
* Andras Schiff's Haydn set
* Schuricht's Bruckner 3 on Preiser
* Wispelwey's Elgar and Lutoslawski on Channel Classics

Dave Cook
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2003-09-04 10:47:26 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
I can receive, for each lost CD, either CAD$10 (depreciated value) or
one brand new CD. It's what they call a no-brainer.
Any restrictions on what each CD can cost? Because now could be the
time to get all of those Japanese imports ...

Naun.
David7Gable
2003-09-04 00:58:12 UTC
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I don't know what my five favorite CD's are and I couldn't even tell you what
my favorite CD's of the moment are. Some of my great favorites include:

Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore w/Gueden, Di Stefano, Capecchi, Corena,
Molinari-Pradelli (Decca)

Berio: Notturno w/Alban Berg Quartet

Spontini: Agnese di Hohenstaufen w/Udovick, Corelli, Gui

Boulez: Pli selon pli w/Lukomska, Boulez, BBC SO

Debussy: La mer w/Boulez, Philharmonia

-david gable
pavane
2003-09-03 20:23:11 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
Thanks
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Puccini, Tosca, Callas, DiStefano, Gobbi, deSabata EMI GROC

Mahler 2, Rattle/Birmingham, EMI Classics

Bruckner 8, Wand, Norddeutschen Rundfunks live at Lubeck, RCA

Bach, Partitas 2&3, Sonata 3 solo violin, Hilary Hahn, Sony

Hanson Symphony 1&2, Eastman Orchestra, Hanson, Mercury

pavane
Joshua Kaufman
2003-09-03 21:13:27 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
I guess Ranma Doco 2 wouldn't fit your list, huh? :)

-Joshua
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Matthew B. Tepper
2003-09-03 22:24:06 UTC
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Post by Joshua Kaufman
Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
I guess Ranma Doco 2 wouldn't fit your list, huh? :)
-Joshua
Alain doesn't need to turn into a giant panda right now.
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Rob
2003-09-03 22:06:16 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
Well, I'm not sure how only 5 CD's are going to help choose 236. Or
why you even care what I think in the first place. Anyway:

1) Bruckner: Symphony No8/9: Eugene Jochum/Dresden Staatskappel:
Double Forte (EMI?)
2) Purcell: Dido and Aeneas: Rene Jacob
3) Genesis: Selling England by the Pound (hey, no criteria)
4) Magma: Mekanik Destructiw Kommando
5) Prokofiev: Scythian Suite, Love for Three Oranges, etc:
Dorati/London: Mercury Living Presence

Rob
Andy Evans
2003-09-03 22:30:42 UTC
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Steely Dan, Gaucho, Aja, Two against nature, Everything must go.
Donny Hathaway, Live
Lou Rawls, At Last
Taj Mahal, The Real Thing (test your subwoofer with the 4 tuba horn section!)
Any Leo Ferre
Miles Davis - Quiet Nights, Porgy and Bess
Bill Evans - You must remember Spring, duos with Jim Hall
Brahms 2nd Symphony, Col/Walter
Rachmaninov playing anything
Kieth Jarrett live in Tokyo (trio)
Feinberg's 48, and in fact playing anything.
Malcuzynski playing any Chopin
Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Archie Shepp/Horace Parlan 'Goin' Home' + 'Trouble in Mind'
Les Introuvables de Manuel Falla
Ansermet's 8 disc Stravinsky box
Die Meistersinger, Sawallisch
The Rite, Chicago Ozawa
Paul Desmond double album with the sublime Ed Bickert
Takamitsu - 'Green'
Bach Vln Concerti - Oistrakh
Some organ blues, e.g. Jack McDuff, Jimmy Smith, Big John Patton
Some Serbian Kola music in some of the further out time signatures.
Billy Holiday - the last stereo sessions with Ben Webster, Jimmy Rowles etc.
Ellington - Black Brown and Beige
Some Big Bill Broonzy, Rev Gary Davis or Robert Johnson
Joni Mitchell - Blue and the Hissing of Summer Lawns
Gottardamerung - maybe Solti
Some Bach Cantatas - I'd choose Gardiner
Beethoven String Quartets - Vegh
Cortot playing Debussy Preludes book 1
Debussy's Jeux, Boulez DG

Is that enough? (No criteria - just my faves)






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mazzolata
2003-09-03 22:56:17 UTC
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Steely Dan, Gaucho, Aja, Two against nature, Everything must go.
Donny Hathaway, Live
Lou Rawls, At Last
Taj Mahal, The Real Thing (test your subwoofer with the 4 tuba horn section!)
Any Leo Ferre
Miles Davis - Quiet Nights, Porgy and Bess
Bill Evans - You must remember Spring, duos with Jim Hall
Brahms 2nd Symphony, Col/Walter
Rachmaninov playing anything
Kieth Jarrett live in Tokyo (trio)
Feinberg's 48, and in fact playing anything.
Malcuzynski playing any Chopin
Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Archie Shepp/Horace Parlan 'Goin' Home' + 'Trouble in Mind'
Les Introuvables de Manuel Falla
Ansermet's 8 disc Stravinsky box
Die Meistersinger, Sawallisch
The Rite, Chicago Ozawa
Paul Desmond double album with the sublime Ed Bickert
Takamitsu - 'Green'
Bach Vln Concerti - Oistrakh
Some organ blues, e.g. Jack McDuff, Jimmy Smith, Big John Patton
Some Serbian Kola music in some of the further out time signatures.
Billy Holiday - the last stereo sessions with Ben Webster, Jimmy Rowles etc.
Ellington - Black Brown and Beige
Some Big Bill Broonzy, Rev Gary Davis or Robert Johnson
Joni Mitchell - Blue and the Hissing of Summer Lawns
Gottardamerung - maybe Solti
Some Bach Cantatas - I'd choose Gardiner
Beethoven String Quartets - Vegh
Cortot playing Debussy Preludes book 1
Debussy's Jeux, Boulez DG
Is that enough? (No criteria - just my faves)
The Mingus is indispensible.
But no Tom Waits? or Bob Dylan?
Plus, 'Court and Spark' is better than Blue.
I would also add Ancerl doing Les Noces, and Szell doing Mahler 4, and
Eric Dolphy's 'Out to Lunch' and something by Andew Hill.
Rosen doing the late Sonatas.
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Andy Evans
2003-09-03 23:48:50 UTC
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The Mingus is indispensible.
But no Tom Waits?
Oversight
or Bob Dylan?
Another oversight - John Wesley Hardin?
Plus, 'Court and Spark' is better than Blue.
Another oversight - lovely album
I would also add Ancerl doing Les Noces,
Bulls eye
and Szell doing Mahler 4,
Absolutely
Eric Dolphy's 'Out to Lunch' and something by Andew Hill.
Curiously, one of my favourite Andrew Hill tracks is on a Roland Kirk album.
More oversights -
Cedar Walton - Eastern Rebellion
Dlifford Jordan - Glass Bead Games
Ahmed Jamal - Poinciana - At the top Revisited (hrrrrm, strangely not on CD
maybe. Gorgeous version of Theme from Valley of the Dolls of Previn)
Rosen doing the late Sonatas.


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David7Gable
2003-09-04 01:00:58 UTC
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Post by mazzolata
Rosen doing the late Sonatas.
I should have put that on my list!

-david gable
Jeremy Dimmick
2003-09-03 23:48:28 UTC
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Post by Andy Evans
Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
(etc. - snip)
Post by mazzolata
The Mingus is indispensible.
But no Tom Waits? or Bob Dylan?
Plus, 'Court and Spark' is better than Blue.
I would also add Ancerl doing Les Noces, and Szell doing Mahler 4, and
Eric Dolphy's 'Out to Lunch' and something by Andew Hill.
Rosen doing the late Sonatas.
Oh lord, I'd have to do a separate list for jazz, or it'd just get
silly (or sillier anyhow). I could start with:
Charles Mingus -- Mingus Ah Um and probably Black Saint / Sinner
Lady too
Eric Dolphy -- Out to Lunch (I'm certainly with Mazzolata there)
John Coltrane Quartet -- "Plays" or "Giant Steps" -- not sure how
I'd choose
and some Bud Powell, maybe the 'Best of Bud Powell on Verve' if I
could only have one disk, but ideally "The Amazing Bud Powell" vol.
1 (Blue Note) too.
Andy Evans
2003-09-03 23:58:04 UTC
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John Coltrane Quartet -- "Plays" or "Giant Steps" -- not sure how I'd choose>>

Mmmm - very tough one. I like Ballads and Plays the Blues. I think Tommy
Flanagan can't really make the changes on Giant Steps. No wonder McCoy took
that chair

gosh - Cannonball Adderley - how could I forget him. Sheesh.

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Philip
2003-09-04 01:39:35 UTC
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Post by Andy Evans
John Coltrane Quartet -- "Plays" or "Giant Steps" -- not sure how I'd choose>>
Mmmm - very tough one. I like Ballads and Plays the Blues. I think Tommy
Flanagan can't really make the changes on Giant Steps. No wonder McCoy took
that chair
"A Love Supreme" and "Ascension" for me please.
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Post by Andy Evans
gosh - Cannonball Adderley - how could I forget him. Sheesh.
I always forget Adderley when hearing Parker or Ornette Coleman.

Philip
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Andy Evans
2003-09-04 10:11:15 UTC
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I always forget Adderley when hearing Parker or Ornette Coleman.>>

It's the beat and the wacky intros.

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Jeremy Dimmick
2003-09-04 18:55:03 UTC
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gosh - Cannonball Adderley - how could I forget him. Sheesh.
And I forgot Monk...
Andy Evans
2003-09-04 19:41:35 UTC
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And I forgot Monk...
How about some of those lovely solo albums, with gems like "There's danger in
your eyes, Cherie" (cave Tony Blair....)

Aren't some of the solo sessions now on double/triple disc compilations?

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mazzolata
2003-09-04 13:26:30 UTC
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John Coltrane Quartet -- "Plays" or "Giant Steps" -- not sure how
I'd choose
Giant Steps *and* A Love Supreme. And maybe Live at the Village
Vanguard, too.

And did we forget Wayne Shorter? Speak No Evil and Footprints Live for me.
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Andy Evans
2003-09-04 16:53:57 UTC
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And did we forget Wayne Shorter? Speak No Evil and Footprints Live for me.


And the album with Nascimento, and Juju, and there's also Hancock's Speak like
a Child

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Samir Golescu
2003-09-04 20:11:47 UTC
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By the way, Alain, for full-price CDs (and it still makes sense to get as
many of them as you can and to buy budget CDs later, with your own cash)

I would seriously investigate the Marston
www.marstonrecords.com

the APR
www.aprrecordings.co.uk

and the Arbiter
www.arbiterrecords.com

catalogues -- except perhaps for some really old items of preponderantly
collector and archival interest (or of some not really good sounding live
recordings), many of the issues of all three labels offer extraordinarily
valuable musical treasures in exceptional transfers. If you want I can get
more specific but I have the feeling that you would know what you might
enjoy once you take a look. Buying directly from them where possible is
also recommendable -- if not in disagreement with the insurance company's
terms -- insofar more of the profit would go to the labels themselves, in
the hard times we're experiencing.

regards,
SG
Marcus Maroney
2003-09-04 16:58:16 UTC
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Eno - Another Green World
Ellington at Newport (2 CDs)
Coltrane - Major Works and Live at the Village Vanguard Again!
The Complete Atomic Basie
Bill Evans - Conversations with Myself
Dusty in Memphis
Art Tatum - any of the Solo Masterpieces series
Cecil Taylor - Unit Structures
Steve Vai - Flexable
Zappa - Hot Rats
Nick Drake - Fruit Tree (4 CDs)
Nina Simone - Philips Recordings

Ok, ok but top 5 classical off the top of my head:

Bach Matthew Passion (Harnoncourt - Teldec)
Ravel Piano Concertos (Zimermann/Boulez - DG)
Sibelius Symphonies (Bernstein - Sony)
Schubert Winterreise (Goerne - Hyperion)
Britten Turn of the Screw (Cleobury - Collins)

Cheers,

MM
Jeremy Dimmick
2003-09-03 22:35:02 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need
suggestions. List
Post by Alain Dagher
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
Thanks
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Fascinating; I found myself scanning the shelves looking for CDs
where the thought of never being able to hear them again gave me an
immediate reaction of horror (it had to be an immediate reaction --
no time for remembering or reconsidering). Among those that I think
I paid full-price for, here's an arbitrary selection of five:

Holloway, Fantasy-Pieces on Schumann's Liederkreis; Serenade in C.
Nash Ensemble (Hyperion)

Hummel, Septet in D minor, Op. 74. Nash Ensemble (CRD)

Rameau, Les Fêtes d'Hébé. Les Arts Florissants / Christie

Simpson, Symphonies nos. 2 & 4. Bournemouth SO / Handley (Hyperion)

Wings in the Night: Swedish Songs. Von Otter / Forsberg (DG)

Jeremy
Ian Bell
2003-09-03 23:40:09 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
Five that come to mind OTTOMH:

Chopin, Nocturnes, Moravec, Warner Apex
Schubert, Sonatas D 845/894, Lupu, Decca
Beethoven, Diabelli Variations and op. 119 Bagatelles, R. Serkin, Sony
Beethoven, Sonatas 21, 24, and 31, Kovacevich, EMI
Treasures of the Spanish Renaissance, Westminster Cath. Choir, Hill,
Hyperion

Come to think of it, that's a lot of piano. So maybe substitute one or more
of the above w/:

Schubert, Late String Quartets, Quartetto Italiano, Philips Duo
Mozart, Mass in C minor k. 427, Hogwood, L'Oiseau-Lyre

IB
Paul Goldstein
2003-09-03 21:42:03 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
Bruckner 9 - Haitink/Concertgebouw (Philips DDD)
Beethoven 3 - Toscanini/NBCSO 1953
Brahms 2 - Monteux/LSO Philips
Brahms Clarinet Quintet - Kell/Busch Qt. (EMI)
Sibelius 2 - Szell/Cleveland live Sony

Paul Goldstein
Sol L. Siegel
2003-09-04 01:18:33 UTC
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Mahler Sym. #3 - Bernstein (Sony)
Copland conduction the chamber version of Appalachian Spring
Chopin Mazurkas - Rubinstein (the 1950's cycle, Vol. 27 of the
RCA survey)
Berlioz Les Troyens - Colin Davis (Philips)
Schubert "Great C Major" with Toscanini/Philadelphia or
Furtwangler (either DG), or both
Stravinsky Rite of Spring with Muti/Philadelphia
R. Strauss Zarathustra - any incarnation of the '54 Reiner/Chicago
Verdi Otello - Domingo/Levine (RCA)

I didn't include a fair number that simply aren't available right now.

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Steve Molino
2003-09-04 13:15:18 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
Sibelius 2 - Szell/Cleveland live Sony
Except get the Cleveland Orchestra set instead. It has more music on it and
the sound is a little warmer.
taro takei
2003-09-04 00:43:32 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
The only criteria you set is "full-priced." Then I noticed
my recent purchases are almost lower priced reissues and box
sets or used CDs. Anyway, here are some:

Finlandia FACD 357 (1987)
The Fantastic Harpsichord (recorded in 1989)
Jukka Tiensuu, harpsichord
Xenakis, Corrette, Soler, Saariaho, Tiensuu and Sciarrino
* A very interesting and fun CD

Ondine ODE 992-2
Sibelius Favourites
* Includes Sibelius conducting his Andante festivo, and
Robert Kajanus' work: Symphonic Poem 'Aino'

Speaking of Sibelius, I would like the symphony cycles by Davis/
LSO and Vanska on BIS. These are still in full price, I believe.

Another I think of is:

Handel: Water Misuc, Fireworks Music
Niquet & Le Concert Spirituel Orchestra
(Forgot the label)

-- taro
Matthew B. Tepper
2003-09-04 02:21:59 UTC
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Ondine ODE 992-2
Sibelius Favourites
* Includes Sibelius conducting his Andante festivo, and
Robert Kajanus' work: Symphonic Poem 'Aino'
Presumably, this is the "real" recording with Sibelius conducting, not the
other contemporary one (perhaps conducted by Toivo Haapanen, and the first
person who asks me "what's Haapanen" will get bopped on the head by this
here lollipop) which has masqueraded as it from time to time. The first
issue of the "real" one known to me was on an obscure label called YLE,
with the catalogue number CDY 231, entitled "Jean Sibelius - Live"; other
contents are "En Saga" with Kletzki from 1958, and a 1954 David Oistrakh
performance of the Violin Concerto with Nils-Erik Fougstedt; the Finnish
National Radio Orchestra performs in all selections.

Unfortunately, from the timing I've seen on the CD (which I have therefore
not bought) I suspect that the Ondine issue has been shorn of the spoken
announcement which seems to "authenticate" the performance as genuine. The
YLE disc times out at 7:38, including the announcement.
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2003-09-04 05:04:06 UTC
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Post by taro takei
Ondine ODE 992-2
Sibelius Favourites
* Includes Sibelius conducting his Andante festivo, and
Robert Kajanus' work: Symphonic Poem 'Aino'
Presumably, this is the "real" recording with Sibelius conducting, not the
other contemporary one (perhaps conducted by Toivo Haapanen, and the first
person who asks me "what's Haapanen" will get bopped on the head by this
here lollipop) which has masqueraded as it from time to time. The first
issue of the "real" one known to me was on an obscure label called YLE,
with the catalogue number CDY 231, entitled "Jean Sibelius - Live"; other
contents are "En Saga" with Kletzki from 1958, and a 1954 David Oistrakh
performance of the Violin Concerto with Nils-Erik Fougstedt; the Finnish
National Radio Orchestra performs in all selections.
Unfortunately, from the timing I've seen on the CD (which I have therefore
not bought) I suspect that the Ondine issue has been shorn of the spoken
announcement which seems to "authenticate" the performance as genuine. The
YLE disc times out at 7:38, including the announcement.
Ondince does not include any announcement. What does the
announcement say? Is that in Finnish?

-- taro
Sonarrat
2003-09-04 00:45:35 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
Sounds like a good time to buy boxed sets. How about the Michelangeli box?
Beethoven complete quartets with the Guarneri or whomever you like? The
Francois Chopin box? The RCA Rachmaninoff box?

-Sonarrat.
Jake & Sarina Adelman
2003-09-04 00:51:59 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
Thanks
ad
I couldn't even begin to pick 5 favourites from my ~1700 CD's. I might be
able to manage my 100 favourites, though even that varies from day to day.
%^)

Other than a large quantity of Herreweghe CD's (mostly Bach) & various
Renaissance choral music that I have recently liberated from the BRO
stockrooms, here is what I have been listening to most over the last month
or so. I think at least a few of them would end up in a hypothetical 5
favourites listing.

Schubert: Impromptus (Radu Lupu, DECCA 460 975-2)
Beethoven: Symphonies 3,5,6,9 & Brahms Symphony 1 & Haydn Variations
(Furtwangler "Legendary Post-War Concerts", Tahra FURT 1067-1070)
Debussy: La Damoiselle Elue & various arias (Bidu Sayao, Sony MHK 63221)
Faure: Requiem (1893) (Herreweghe, Harmonia Mundi HMC 901292)
Heavenly Spheres (Renaissance Choral Music) (CBC MVCD 1121)
Mozart: Requiem (Savall, Auvidis ES9915)
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Ferrier, Patzak, Walter, DECCA 466 576-2)
Schubert: Mass in A flat major D.678 (Herreweghe, Harmonia Mundi HMC 901786)
A Year With Frog and Toad (OC recording)
Steve Earle: Jerusalem
Americans Swinging in Paris: Cat Anderson (EMI 7243 539658 2)
Robyn Archer: Songs for Bad Times, 1 and 2 (Brecht/Weill/Eisler/Dessau
collaborations in English translation) (Festival Records Pty. Ltd. (Aust)
D24101 & D24102)
Puccini: Tosca (Callas, Di Stefano, Gobbi, de Sabata, EMI 7243 5 67759 2)
Sarah Vaughan: Sassy Swings the Tivoli (Emarcy 832)
Etta James: Time After Time (Private Music/BMG)
B.B. King: Indianola Mississippi Seeds (MCA MCAD 31343)
John Coltrane: A Love Supreme (Impulse GRD 155)

As you can see, I've taken you up on the "No Criteria" offer. %^)

Happy shopping!

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William Quentin
2003-09-04 00:53:43 UTC
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On Wed, 03 Sep 2003 18:55:30 GMT, Alain Dagher
Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
Thanks
ad
For some reason I can't resist making lists. So, here are my top
five:

1) Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky - Symphony of Psalms, Symphony in C,
Symphony in Three Movements - CBC SO, Columbia SO - CBS Masterworks

2) Brahms, Violin Concerto - Sibelius, Violin Concerto - Francescatti,
Bernstein conducting the NY Phil - Sony/Bernstein Royal Edition (I
don't much like the Sibelius VC, but this is my favorite Brahms)

3) Debussy - Orchestral Works - Boulez conducting the Cleveland
Orchestra and the New Philharmonia Orchestra - Sony

4) Schoenberg - Piano Concerto, Chamber Symphonies 1 and 2 - Brendel,
Gielen cond. SWF Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden - Philips

5) Wagner - Tristan und Isolde - Boehm, Nilsson, Windgassen, et. al. -
DG

This list will, I'm sure, be entirely different a couple days from
now. :-)

-Billy
William Quentin
2003-09-06 14:36:26 UTC
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Post by William Quentin
On Wed, 03 Sep 2003 18:55:30 GMT, Alain Dagher
Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
Thanks
ad
For some reason I can't resist making lists. So, here are my top
1) Stravinsky conducts Stravinsky - Symphony of Psalms, Symphony in C,
Symphony in Three Movements - CBC SO, Columbia SO - CBS Masterworks
2) Brahms, Violin Concerto - Sibelius, Violin Concerto - Francescatti,
Bernstein conducting the NY Phil - Sony/Bernstein Royal Edition (I
don't much like the Sibelius VC, but this is my favorite Brahms)
3) Debussy - Orchestral Works - Boulez conducting the Cleveland
Orchestra and the New Philharmonia Orchestra - Sony
4) Schoenberg - Piano Concerto, Chamber Symphonies 1 and 2 - Brendel,
Gielen cond. SWF Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden - Philips
5) Wagner - Tristan und Isolde - Boehm, Nilsson, Windgassen, et. al. -
DG
This list will, I'm sure, be entirely different a couple days from
now. :-)
-Billy
Primarily for my own amusement, here's my list at the current moment.
Only the Tristan remains from my list from a few days ago (I've been
repeatedly listening to Act 3 for the past few weeks for some reason).
Anyway, here's my new list:

Wagner - Tristan und Isolde w/Nilsson, Windgassen, Boehm - DG
Originals

Schubert - Sonatas 959, 784, 157 w/Radu Lupu - Decca

Brahms - Piano concerto 1, various solo piano pieces w/Rubinstein,
Reiner - Rubinstein Collection #34, RCA

Messiaen - Chronochromie, Et Exspecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum
w/Boulez, Cleveland Orchestra - DG

Mozart, Brahms - Clarinet Quintets w/Gervase De Peyer, Melos Ensemble
- EMI

-Billy
David M. Cook
2003-09-04 00:57:52 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
It might help to know the audience for the CDs.

And only 5? That's brutal ;}

Sibelius: Symphonies 4 & 5 - Karajan, BPO/EMI (These are now on a 2-fer with
1, 2, 6, I believe)
Janacek: Sinfonietta - Ancerl/Supraphon (Don't have the lastest reissue yet.)
Janacek: Cunning Little Vixen - Mackerras/Decca
Shostakovich: Cello & Violin Concertos No 1 - Rostropovich, Oistrakh/Sony
Elgar: Sea Pictures; Cello Concerto - Baker, DuPre/EMI

Dave Cook
David7Gable
2003-09-04 00:59:39 UTC
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Berio String Quartets - Arditti SQ (naive)
Whose Notturno do you like better? The Alban Berg Quartet's or the Arditti's?
Just curious.

-david gable
Van Eyes
2003-09-04 03:01:58 UTC
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Post by David7Gable
Berio String Quartets - Arditti SQ (naive)
Whose Notturno do you like better? The Alban Berg Quartet's or the Arditti's?
Just curious.
Haven't heard the ABQ.

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Marc Perman
2003-09-04 01:00:17 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need
suggestions. List
Post by Alain Dagher
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
Bruckner 8th - Eichhorn (Camerata)
Imperial Bedroom - Elvis Costello
Mahler 2nd - Kubelik (Audite)
London Calling - The Clash
Brahms 2nd, etc. - Monteux/LSO (Philips)

Marc Perman
Ward Hardman
2003-09-04 02:04:33 UTC
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Alain Dagher <***@bic.mni.mcgill.ca> wrote:
: Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
: your 5 favourites. No criteria.

This sounds like a strange requirement ... so many good recordings are
available at mid-price nowadays. Somebody else has listed the Callas
"Tosca," but that is not full price. You can't get the Heifetz/Reiner
Brahms/Tchaikovsky concerti either, or the Reiner/CSO "Heldenleben"/
"Zarathustra," or the Fennell/Eastman Sousa marches, or the Klemperer
Brahms "German Requiem." The Markevitch/LSO Tchaikovsky symphonies
are on a pair of Phillips Duos, and the Rowicki/LSO Dvorak symphonies
are on a trio, same label.

Looks like it's time to get a clarification from the insurance company!
See whether they will allow restatement of the settlement as "236 full-
priced CDs, or the cash equivalent in lower-priced CDs."

By the way, are you interested in replacing any of those you lost?
(Or all but 5 of them. ;-)

--Ward Hardman

"The older I get, the more I admire and crave competence, just simple
competence, in any field from adultery to zoology."
- H.L. Mencken
Simon Roberts
2003-09-04 12:35:56 UTC
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Post by Ward Hardman
: Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
: your 5 favourites. No criteria.
This sounds like a strange requirement ... so many good recordings are
available at mid-price nowadays. Somebody else has listed the Callas
"Tosca," but that is not full price. You can't get the Heifetz/Reiner
Brahms/Tchaikovsky concerti either,
Actually, you can - get the JVC remasterings, $30 *per concerto* at Tower
(mumble grumble mumble), along with his Beethoven concerto with Munch.

Simon
Alain Dagher
2003-09-04 15:05:18 UTC
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Post by Ward Hardman
: Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
: your 5 favourites. No criteria.
This sounds like a strange requirement ... so many good recordings are
available at mid-price nowadays.
I was not clear. I can buy any 236 CDs I want. Obviously I will not
restrict myself to full-price.
Post by Ward Hardman
By the way, are you interested in replacing any of those you lost?
(Or all but 5 of them. ;-)
I will replace many that I lost of course, but to be frank, I don't
remember exactly which ones were stolen.

Alain
Johannes Roehl
2003-09-04 16:53:33 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
Post by Ward Hardman
: Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
: your 5 favourites. No criteria.
By the way, are you interested in replacing any of those you lost?
(Or all but 5 of them. ;-)
I will replace many that I lost of course, but to be frank, I don't
remember exactly which ones were stolen.
The ones you don't remember may not be worth being replaced anyway ;-)

So I'd suggest:

Handel: Italian Cantatas Kozena/Minkowski (DG Archiv)

Mozart: 6 quartets dedicated to Haydn, Hagen Quartet (either full priced
3CD-Box, or apparently in some countries 3 for 2) (DG)

Haydn: 4 Piano Trios Beths/Bylsma/Levin (Sony)

Schubert: Octet, L'Archibudelli (Sony)

Chopin: 4 Scherzi Pogorelich (DG)

Johannes
Jake & Sarina Adelman
2003-09-05 05:39:05 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
Post by Ward Hardman
: Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
: your 5 favourites. No criteria.
This sounds like a strange requirement ... so many good recordings are
available at mid-price nowadays.
I was not clear. I can buy any 236 CDs I want. Obviously I will not
restrict myself to full-price.
Post by Ward Hardman
By the way, are you interested in replacing any of those you lost?
(Or all but 5 of them. ;-)
I will replace many that I lost of course, but to be frank, I don't
remember exactly which ones were stolen.
Alain
My earlier suggestions were all over the map, price wise. In the spirit of
optimizing this opportunity, here's a full price one from one of my Wish
Lists/shopping carts (ie, love it, want to buy it, too cheap to do so at
present...):

"Arias for Farinelli" Genaux, Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik (Harmonia
Mundi HMC 901778) Has excellent liner notes and complete texts

Also, two other personal favourites which are at full-price or close to it:

Vivaldi: Motets for Soprano (Karina Gauvin, Analekta FL 2-3099) Contains:
Laudate pueri Dominum in C minor, RV 600, O qui coeli, RV 631, and Sum in
medio tempestatum, RV 632

Reimann: Lear (Fischer-Dieskau, Dernesch, Albrecht, DG 2GH2 463-480). The
CD release doesn't have the spiffy book that came with the LP but it does
have a libretto.

Further to my earlier suggestion of John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme", there
is a higher priced version 2 CD version currently out which is remastered
and has additional takes, if you don't have it already.

Sarina

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Raymond Hall
2003-09-04 02:39:37 UTC
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"Alain Dagher" <***@bic.mni.mcgill.ca> wrote in message news:COq5b.12301$***@charlie.risq.qc.ca...
| Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
| your 5 favourites. No criteria.
|
| Thanks

Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet (Previn, or Maazel, EMI Forte and Decca Double)
Debussy - Pelléas et Mélisande (Karajan, EMI)
The Guide to Good Sax - Getz, Parker, Young, Rollins, Hodges, Coltrane, et
al (Verve twofer)
Bach Cantatas (your choice, but I enjoy Rilling, and Schreier especially)
Haydn symphonies - (Dorati, but preferably Fischer, with all of Weil's
output on Sony Vivarte)

Of course, on much cheaper labels still, I have hundreds of preferable
favourites, but if spending money is the object, then why not? Basically,
for the the cost of 236 full-priced CDs, I'd get better value from 500 or
more mid-priced or bargain favourites, but then it is your call.

Whatever you decide to get, happy listening anyway.

Regards,

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See You Tamara (Ozzy Osbourne)

Ray, Taree, NSW
Paul Kintzele
2003-09-04 06:56:59 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
I have to go beyond five, but I will try to limit my choices to at or
near full price (twofers included):

Beethoven, Sym. 3 "Eroica" - Savall/Astree
Canteloube, Songs of the Auvergne - Davrath/Vanguard
Sibelius, Sym. 5 (final and original versions) - Vanska/BIS
Strauss, Vier letzte lieder - te Kanawa/Solti/Decca
Mahler, Sym. 2 - Blomstedt/SFSO/Decca
Bruckner, Sym. 8 - Celibidache/Munich/EMI (syms. 3-9 are all great)
Beethoven, Violin Cto. - Zehetmair/Brueggen/Philips
Haydn, Die Schöpfung - Gardiner/EBS/Archiv
Chopin, Nocturnes - Rubinstein/RCA (1965)
Bach, Sonatas & Partitas - Zehetmair/Teldec (and Hilary Hahn/Sony is
also fantastic)
Lalo, Symphonie espagnole; Vieuxtemps, Vln. Cto. 5; Saint-Saens, Intro.
and Rondo Capriccioso - Mintz/Mehta/DG
Haydn, Sym. 104 etc. - Fey/Haenssler
La Traviata - Kleiber/DG
Bach, Mass in b - Gardiner/EBS/Archiv
Berlioz, Damnation of Faust - Markevitch/DG
Beethoven, String Qts. Opp. 132 & 135 - Lindsay Qt./ASV (1987)
Mahler, Sym. 9 - Haitink/Philips Duo

Paul
Matthew B. Tepper
2003-09-04 14:41:52 UTC
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Post by Paul Kintzele
Sibelius, Sym. 5 (final and original versions) - Vanska/BIS
This is an excellent CD, but even more I love the CD with both versions
(standard and original) of the Violin Concerto.
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Joshua Kaufman
2003-09-04 16:50:58 UTC
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Post by Matthew B. Tepper
Post by Paul Kintzele
Sibelius, Sym. 5 (final and original versions) - Vanska/BIS
This is an excellent CD, but even more I love the CD with both versions
(standard and original) of the Violin Concerto.
Going back to the Symph 5 original, best to get that coupled with the
original En Saga, for completeness's sake.

-Joshua
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Christian Ohn
2003-09-04 09:15:38 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
With my usual penchant for the organ (no, not *that* organ, stupid...):

- Frederic Blanc improvises (Motette 11451)
- Jean Ferrard plays Bach (SIC 004)
- Ben van Oosten plays Widor symphonies 5&6 (MDG 316 0403-2)
- Louis Robilliard plays Liszt, Mendelssohn and Brahms (Festivo 6931 722)
- Stephen Tharp plays Widor, Franck, Saint-Saens and Dupre (JAV 130)

Christian
Richard Schultz
2003-09-04 08:51:22 UTC
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In article <COq5b.12301$***@charlie.risq.qc.ca>, Alain Dagher <***@bic.mni.mcgill.ca> wrote:

: Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
: your 5 favourites. No criteria.

I don't know if I have 5 "favorite" CDs, but some recordings that I wouldn't
want to be without:

1. Chausson: Symphony et al. (Munch/BSO)
2. Faure: Orchestral works (Marriner/ASMF)
3. Ligeti: the Atmospheres, Lux Aeterna, etc. disc on Wergo
4. Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Ferrier/Patzak/Walter or
Miller/Haefliger/Walter)
5. Shostakovich: Symphony #8 (Mravinsky/Leningrad)

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Opinions expressed are mine alone, and not those of Bar-Ilan University
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Alex Rigas
2003-09-04 10:58:57 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
Thanks
ad
Mahler 4 - Haitink/Alexander/ACO (Philips, DDD)
Brahms 1 - Furtwaengler/Hamburg (Tahra)
Beethoven 5 - Klemperer/VPO (DG)
Bruckner 9 - Jochum/BPO (DG)
Schumann 1 - Mitropoulos/VPO (Orfeo)

Best,

Alex
Andante teneramente
2003-09-04 11:30:32 UTC
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I'd take some of DECCA's opera recordings that
are kept at full price, like:

Nabucco (Gobbi, Suliotis/Gardelli)
Fledermaus (Gueden, Kmentt/Karajan)
Parsifal (Frick, Ludwig, Kollo/Solti)
Turandot (Sutherland, Pavarotti/Mehta)

plus a bit from the Andante label:
Pelleas (Jansen, Joachim, Etcheverry/Desormiere)

Regards
Matthew Silverstein
2003-09-04 12:36:52 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
Wow. That's tough (I buy so few full-priced CDs these days). Here are the
first five that popped into my head:

Mahler 2, Ozawa (Sony)
Beethoven, Op. 130, Hagen Quartet (DG)
Beethoven, Concertos 3 and 4, Levin/Gardiner (DG)
Vivaldi Concertos (take your pick), Carmignola (Sony)
Strauss, 4 Last Songs, Isokoski (Ondine)

Matty
mazzolata
2003-09-04 13:30:54 UTC
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Did anyone mention the Corydon Singers doing RVW Mass and Howells
Requiem? If not, let me be the first.
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Simon Roberts
2003-09-04 12:42:37 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
I don't have five favorite CDs. Instead, since you like Mozart's operas, I'll
mention five stereo recordings of those (I hope each one counts as one rather
than three or two or whatever):

Figaro: Boehm/DG (?) (or wait for Jacobs')
Cosi: Jacobs
Flute: Christie
Clemenza: Kertesz (if it's still around), Gardiner (if it isn't)
Don G.: Gardiner (?); Giulini (?)

Simon
Yoram Regev
2003-09-05 00:52:53 UTC
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Post by Simon Roberts
Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
I don't have five favorite CDs. Instead, since you like Mozart's operas, I'll
mention five stereo recordings of those (I hope each one counts as one rather
Figaro: Boehm/DG (?) (or wait for Jacobs')
Östman?
Post by Simon Roberts
Cosi: Jacobs
Flute: Christie
Östman?
Post by Simon Roberts
Clemenza: Kertesz (if it's still around), Gardiner (if it isn't)
Don G.: Gardiner (?); Giulini (?)
Simon
Matthew B. Tepper
2003-09-04 14:41:52 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
Thanks
Horowitz Schumann Jacket Collection MS 7264 Sony
For what this costs you can get the entire Sony box from MDT. That is
something to consider too, where you order your CDs from to maximize your
funds.
And one can even shop around and find sealed record club editions of the Sony
box on eBay or other such venues. That's how I got mine for <$105.

I hate to ask, but is the BMG Horowitz box gone, or even gone gone?
--
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Thomas Muething
2003-09-04 16:00:19 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
Ralph Vaughan Williams, Symphony No.5 / Tallis Fantasia RPO/Previn (Telarc)

Miklos Rozsa, Violin Concerto/Cello Concerto
McDuffie/Harrell/AtlantaSO/Levi (Telarc)

Reinhold Gliere, Symphony No.3 "Ilya Muromets" BBCP/Downes (Chandos)

Robert Farnon, Horatio Hornblower Suite, Violin Rhapsody etc.
Cohen/RPO/Farnon (Reference Recordings)

Samuel Barber, Violin Concerto, Korngold, Violin Concerto
Shaham/LSO/Previn (DG)

Thomas
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Bruce Hodges
2003-09-04 18:48:40 UTC
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(In no particular order)

Bartok - Concerto for Orchestra/Miraculous Mandarin - Chailly/RCOA (Decca)
Mahler - Symphony No. 5 - Chailly/RCOA (Decca)
Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 - Karajan/Vienna (DGG)
Karita Mattila: Arias and Scenes - Sado/LPO (Erato)
Rachmaninoff - Symphonic Dances/Isle of the Dead - Ashkenazy/RCOA (Decca)

And three more, since I just really can't decide:

Berg - Orchestral works - Levine/Fleming/Met Orchestra (Sony)
Wien Modern: Ligeti, Nono, Boulez, Rihm - Abbado/Vienna (DGG)
Arditti 2: Bartok, Gubaidulina, Schnittke - Arditti Quartet (Gramavision)

As others have mentioned, this list will be different about an hour from now.

--Bruce
Matthew B. Tepper (posts from uswest.net are forged)
2003-09-04 19:46:59 UTC
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Verdi, Otello (Martinelli / Rethberg / Pinza, cond. Panizza; M&A)
Jascha Heifetz live concerto recordings (M&A)
I was told that Music and Arts does not currently have a distributor in
Canada. Pity, because I particularly wanted to get the Koussevitzky Brahms
cycle.
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Alan Cooper
2003-09-04 20:21:15 UTC
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On Thu, 04 Sep 2003 19:46:59 GMT, "Matthew B. Tepper (posts from
Post by Matthew B. Tepper (posts from uswest.net are forged)
Verdi, Otello (Martinelli / Rethberg / Pinza, cond. Panizza; M&A)
Jascha Heifetz live concerto recordings (M&A)
I was told that Music and Arts does not currently have a distributor in
Canada. Pity, because I particularly wanted to get the Koussevitzky Brahms
cycle.
Readily available from MDT.

AC
Matthew B. Tepper
2003-09-05 02:21:19 UTC
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On Thu, 04 Sep 2003 19:46:59 GMT, "Matthew B. Tepper (posts from
Post by Matthew B. Tepper (posts from uswest.net are forged)
Verdi, Otello (Martinelli / Rethberg / Pinza, cond. Panizza; M&A)
Jascha Heifetz live concerto recordings (M&A)
I was told that Music and Arts does not currently have a distributor in
Canada. Pity, because I particularly wanted to get the Koussevitzky
Brahms cycle.
Readily available from MDT.
Well, I imagine so, but I felt that as long as I was outside the USA, I
might as well check for these things. The Naxos displays at the HMV Store
had all of the Met and Toscanini product right out there in the open.
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Scott Kurtz
2003-09-04 23:14:33 UTC
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The distribution situation is getting rather desperate almost everywhere.
For example, the Pavane and Ondine labels are no longer distributed in the
UK, even though they have some US distribution. So UK customers may have to
start making some of their purchases from Germany or even the US. As a US
record collector, I sure wish jpc's postal rates to the US were not so
outlandishly high.
Post by Matthew B. Tepper (posts from uswest.net are forged)
Verdi, Otello (Martinelli / Rethberg / Pinza, cond. Panizza; M&A)
Jascha Heifetz live concerto recordings (M&A)
I was told that Music and Arts does not currently have a distributor in
Canada. Pity, because I particularly wanted to get the Koussevitzky Brahms
cycle.
--
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My personal home page -- http://home.earthlink.net/~oy/index.html
My main music page --- http://home.earthlink.net/~oy/berlioz.html
To write to me, do for my address what Androcles did for the lion
War is Peace. ** Freedom is Slavery. ** It's all Napster's Fault!
Joshua Kaufman
2003-09-05 00:40:09 UTC
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I might as well contribute a few, that I don't think anyone else has
said/is likely to say:

'American Piano Classics', Cinci Pops/Kunzel, on Telarc

Saint-Saens Complete Music for Piano & Orchestra, Hough/City of
Birmingham/Oramo, on Hyperion

Bernstein Arias and Barcaroles, LSO/MTT, DG

Sibelius Maiden in the Tower, etc., Estonian National Symphony/P. Jarvi,
Virgin

Harp Concertos, Robbils and Ellis, etc., 2fer, Decca


-Joshua
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Michael Lehrman
2003-09-04 22:13:22 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
Thanks
Brahms 2nd PC + LvB sonata #23, Richter, RCA (or get new RCA double, which
also includes LvB 1st PC + sonata #12).

Berlioz, Damnation of Faust, Monteux BBC (or Markevitch DG).

Mozart, Don Giovanni, Haitink EMI.

Schubert, Symphony #9, Furtwaengler, DG

Bach, Cello Suites, Fournier, DG

ML (this is my signature).
Bill Pittman
2003-09-04 22:59:29 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
Any 5 by the Kingston Trio!
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Yoram Regev
2003-09-05 00:44:02 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
Thanks
ad
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde - Klemperer/EMI
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte - Jacobs/HM
Beethoven - Symphony no 9 - Gardiner/DG Archiv
Bach - St Matthew's - McCreesh/DG Archiv
Brahms - Symphony no 4 - Kleiber/DG

and many more
mazzolata
2003-09-05 01:12:23 UTC
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Beethoven - Symphony no 9 - Gardiner/DG Archiv
I thought I was the only person that liked this !
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Yoram Regev
2003-09-05 09:02:02 UTC
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Post by Yoram Regev
Beethoven - Symphony no 9 - Gardiner/DG Archiv
I thought I was the only person that liked this !
A must, i think, if only for the first movement, which is just
unbelieveable.
Yoram
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Sol L. Siegel
2003-09-06 00:58:10 UTC
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Brahms Symphonies #2 & 4 / Levine/CSO (OK I'm cheating;
did this one myself)
As you would have had to, since these are the two in that
cycle that haven't been on any (TMK) US CD.

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Sol L. Siegel
2003-09-06 00:59:26 UTC
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Speaking of Milstein, I'm very fond of his Bach Sonatas and Partitas
So am I. (The DG's, at least; haven't heard the EMI's.)

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mazzolata
2003-09-06 13:00:41 UTC
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Speaking of Milstein, I'm very fond of his Bach Sonatas and Partitas
So am I. (The DG's, at least; haven't heard the EMI's.)
Yes, the DG. That's the one I have.
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Steve Molino
2003-09-06 13:24:49 UTC
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Post by Sol L. Siegel
Speaking of Milstein, I'm very fond of his Bach Sonatas and Partitas
So am I. (The DG's, at least; haven't heard the EMI's.)
Yes, the DG. That's the one I have.
You should check out the EMI set, which I find a lot more poetic (the DG has
more fire). The sound is also very good.
mazzolata
2003-09-06 23:37:33 UTC
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Post by mazzolata
Post by Sol L. Siegel
Speaking of Milstein, I'm very fond of his Bach Sonatas and Partitas
So am I. (The DG's, at least; haven't heard the EMI's.)
Yes, the DG. That's the one I have.
You should check out the EMI set, which I find a lot more poetic (the DG has
more fire). The sound is also very good.
Actually, what I really want to check out is the Podger set. It's on my
list ...
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Dan
2003-09-06 19:31:14 UTC
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1. Rossini - Cenerentola (Abbado, DG)
2. Prokofiev - Alexander Nevsky et al (Abbado, DG)
3. Schubert - Death and the Maiden + Trout Quintet (Amadeus Quartet, DG)
4. Berlioz - Les Troyens (Sir Colin Davis, LSO)
5. Verdi - Traviata (Kleiber, DG)

Dan
Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
Thanks
ad
Barry Zukerman
2003-09-07 03:52:45 UTC
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Beethoven's 9th: Furtwangler-BPO Music & Arts

Beethoven's 3rd: Furtwangler-BPO 12/8/52 Tahra

Bruckner's 6th: Celibidache-EMI

Brahms' 2nd symphony: Walter/NY Phil

Brahms' 1st concerto: Gilels-Jochum-BPO
Matthew B. Tepper
2003-09-07 22:18:34 UTC
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Takemitsu, somethin like -- "That which you call Time" on Sony
Wasn't there also a performance of this on BBC Music Mag disc some years ago?
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Hunter Johnson
2003-09-08 14:20:24 UTC
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Takemitsu, somethin like -- "That which you call Time" on Sony
"From me flows what you call Time". Sony 63044, coupled with his
Requiem and Twill by Twilight.
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Wasn't there also a performance of this on BBC Music Mag disc some years ago?
Yep. MM123 (Vol. 2 No. 11), coupled with Walton's Symphony No. 1.

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dave12122
2003-09-08 01:07:59 UTC
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Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
Thanks
Howells: Hymnus Paradisi...Handley (+ English Mass)
Howells: Piano Quartet ...Meridian Quartet
Vaughan Williams: Symphony # 5 ...Barbirolli or Hickox
Finzi: Ecologue...Lane (+ Delius, Vaughan-Williams, Piano Concerti
Tippett: Child Of Our Time....on Philipps (Davis or Haitink, can't remember)

Dave DeLucia
Wayne Reimer
2003-09-13 05:01:52 UTC
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In article <COq5b.12301$***@charlie.risq.qc.ca>, ***@bic.mni.mcgill.ca
says...
Post by Alain Dagher
Simple request. I must buy 236 full-priced CDs. I need suggestions. List
your 5 favourites. No criteria.
Thanks
ad
Well, here's five or so out of many more favorites -

The Raekallio Prokofiev Sonatas on Ondine
Bach Trio Sonatas played by John Butt on Har. Mundi
Simpson Syms. 2 and 4 on Hyperion
Medtner 2nd Violin Sonata and other piece on ASV
Koechlin Music for Bassoon on cpo

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