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Posted on Aug 28, 2012 4:13:43 PM PDT
bejart7092 says:
Franz Benda (1709-1786): Sinfonia in D Major

Milan Munclinger conducting Ars Rediviva

Benda: 10 Sinfonie

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2012 5:19:20 PM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
Beethoven / Reiner / Horowitz, 1952: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E Flat, Op. 73 (Emperor) Complete

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_b-ehblCns&feature=g-all-u

Posted on Aug 28, 2012 5:28:12 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 28, 2012 5:29:52 PM PDT
I went through a box O' Mozart recently(EMI 50) and this is the first I've heard anything of his 'outside' the box since then...
so, the masonic funeral music.
actually all the masonic music.

actually a set with other things thrown in(including the adagio on fugue K.546 which is why I wanted to get to this set down off the shelf in the first place).
maag conducts. this was laid out in a three LP vox-box transfered to this 2-fer:Mozart: The Complete Masonic Music
sound is always a fear with vox recordings from the sixties.
this is pretty okay as far as that goes.

Posted on Aug 28, 2012 6:12:26 PM PDT
Johann Christian Bach; Berlin Harpsichord Concertos, vol. 1, Concerto in d minor - Hanover Band, Anthony Halstead

Anyone who thinks J.C. Bach was just a galant composer needs to hear this excellent work.

Bach, J.C.: Berlin Harpsichord Concertos (The), Vol. 1

Posted on Aug 28, 2012 7:24:39 PM PDT
bejart7092 says:
Domenico Cimarosa (1749-1801): Piano Sonata No.19 in A Major

Donatella Failoni, piano

Cimarosa & Clementi: Piano Sonatas

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2012 7:29:50 PM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
Charles Gounod (1818-1893) -- "O Divine Redeemer" (arr. Gamley)
Joan Sutherland, soprano (1926-10/10/2010) --New Philharmonia --conducted by Richard Bonynge.
This is NOT Joan in florid mode but as a spinto soprano with tone like lava - warm, smooth, flowing and glowing. -Magnificent- when Joan sang it was a GOLDEN AGE.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLv3NK7u_Bs&feature=g-all-f

Posted on Aug 28, 2012 8:08:04 PM PDT
Music by Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky conducted by Leopold Stokowski.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dpopular

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2012 8:22:14 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 28, 2012 8:28:11 PM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
I think this man had talent and the upbeat mood is good for my psyche.

The great Alfred Grünfeld playing his arrangement of some Johann Strauss melodies, recorded in 1910 (25 October). Grünfeld was the first great pianist to make any kind of commercial recordings, which he commenced in 1899.

He left recordings of works by Bach, Chopin, Schumann, Grieg, Debussy, Liszt, Brahms and others; but Grünfeld was known primarily as a provider of light entertainment music in Vienna, and his arrangements of Strauss's music are his most famous and enduring legacy. Note the sprung rhythms, smiling charm and sheer genial wit in the performance: this music is more often performed today as mere virtouso display.

ADDED: Alfred Grünfeld (1852-1924): Soirée de Vienne

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9HAB9-4JmU&feature=related

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2012 10:15:29 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 28, 2012 10:18:36 PM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
Alphonse Duvernoy : Ballade , Op. 8 No. 1

The Parisian composer and pianist Victor-Alphonse Duvernoy (1842-1907) studied under Antoine Marmontel at the Paris Conservatoire, and later taught there himself. His works include operas, various pieces for piano and orchestra, chamber music, songs and piano music (including a set of 100 studies). This piece comes from a set of two published in 1872, and, with its insistent accompaniment figure reminds me of the late piano works of Rossini.
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Played by Phillip Sear
http://www.psear.co.uk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDY4fol0A2g&feature=g-all-u

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 3:22:53 AM PDT
bejart7092 says:
Pietro Locatelli (1695-1764): Violin Concerto No.3 in F Major

Gunter Kehr directing the Mainz Chamber Orchestra -- Suzanne Lautenbacher, violin

Locatelli: Art of the Violin 1

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2012 6:10:17 AM PDT
Melvyn, tempos on the HJ Lim are on the fast side, I think 4 sonatas were left out because "Beethoven didn't approve their publication" if memory serves. Great liner notes, which is rare these days. I like it, but my opinion on such things has been deemed worthless around here. The download was around 10 bucks when I got it, so I consider it win-win.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2012 6:36:13 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 29, 2012 6:38:59 AM PDT
Piso Mojado says:
John Ruggeri, s you likely know, Alfred Grunfeld was the last court pianist to the Austrian emperor. His playing and arrangements of Strauss waltzes and the like are utterly charming. Rudolf Buchbinder played some of them as encores here after a serious program. He could have gone on playing them all night.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2012 6:43:15 AM PDT
Piso Mojado says:
Zadok, right as rain. The "Elector" sonatas Beethoven wrote in Bonn at about age 15 are hard to find and often omitted, although Gilels included them. They date from the same period as his three piano quartets, which are also rare. A relative of Beethoven's, his brother I think, without his permission sold to a publisher for ready money the two sonatinas known as Sonatas 19 and 20 of the 32. I'm very glad he did.

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 7:29:38 AM PDT
Berg: Wozzeck / Schoenberg: Erwartung

yeah, and I watched Fassbinder's 'despair' last night and I'll probably read a few chapters of Hegel this afternoon.

Happy days are here again....

the filmDespair [Blu-ray]
the only fassbinder filmed and released in English with dirk bogard.
It is based on the Nabokov novel with a screenplay by tom stoppard.

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 8:14:49 AM PDT
bejart7092 says:
Andreas Romberg (1767-1821) & Bernhard Romberg (1767-1841): 3 Duos for Violin and Cello

Barnabas Keleman, violin -- Kousay Mahdi Kadduri, cello

Romberg: Duos for Violin & Cello

Apparently, these cousins composed these works together ---

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 9:11:27 AM PDT
Boccherini; Quintet for Guitar and String Quartet, #1 in d minor (G 445) - Jean-Pierre Jumez guitar, Dimov String Quartet

Boccherini: Guitar Quintets Nos. 1-6

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 10:14:57 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 29, 2012 12:47:36 PM PDT
bejart7092 says:
Hyacinthe Jadin (1776-1800): String Quartet in F Minor, Op.1, No.3

Quatour Franz Joseph: Olivier Brault and Jacques-Andre Houle -- Helene Plouffe, viola -- Marcel Saint-Cyr, cello

Jadin: 3 String Quartets, Op 1

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 10:21:51 AM PDT
Jam Dismas Zelanka; Capriccio #4 - Das Neu-Eroffnete Orchestre, Jurgen Sonnentheil

Zelenka: Complete Orchestral Works (3-CD Set)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2012 10:55:06 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 29, 2012 11:11:51 AM PDT
OK, Z, thanks. Pretty much what I think, too. Sonatas 19 & 20 omitted, yes, and excluding the 1783 "Elector" works, natch.

Mel

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Now: Sonata No. 6 from Gulda's Beethoven traversal (Beethoven: Piano Sonatas).

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 11:58:39 AM PDT
Mozart: Piano trios

Pires, Dumay, Wang on DG

Mozart: Piano Trios K.496 & 502 [Germany] plus divertimento.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2012 12:22:38 PM PDT
Chopin's Piano Sonata #2, w/ Samson Francois at the piano, the September, 1956 recording.

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 12:49:58 PM PDT
bejart7092 says:
Ferdinand Ries (1784-1838): Cello Sonata in C Major, Op.20, No.1

Kousay Mahdi Kadduri. cello -- Peter Nagy, piano

Ries: Cello Sonatas

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2012 12:59:55 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 29, 2012 1:19:46 PM PDT
Cesqui says:
M. Piso, forgot one of the best, Barenboim.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2012 1:22:35 PM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
Ludwig van Beethoven --Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
Kerstin Lindberg-Torlind, sopran --Else Jena, alt --Erik Sjoberg, tenor --Holger Byrding, bariton
Danish Radio Chorus -- Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra --Fritz Busch, conductor
Live recording Copenhagen, 9.IX.1950.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7B98INRp3s&feature=em-uploademail

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2012 2:21:11 PM PDT
John Ruggeri says:
Mamma Mia- Is one supposed to cry during the first several minutes?

Bruckner Symphony No.7 - Toscanini - NYP - 1935 (fragments)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RP8D_2VPbI&feature=context-gfa
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