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5 hours ago, Larry Kart said:

 

 

Barbirolli, Halle Orchestra, Sibelius 5 (EMI originally, now in this inexpensive Warner Classics set)

Quite a difference between this -- for want of a better term, humane -- performance and the machine-tooled Karajan DGG Berlin Philharmonic Sibelius 5. The latter, stunningly precise, also at times brings to mind the Nuremberg Rally. Indeed, I like all these Barbirolli Sibelius recordings.

 

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:tup, Sibelius once said: 'My music is in good hands of Barbirolli'. Barbirolli also recorded the second with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra earlier. Still want to hear that version ! Maybe one time in the future. Nice to see this set come by....

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8 hours ago, Marzz said:

Inspired by the earlier Martinu posts :tup

Concerto #3 from this disc (with Pesek/Czech Philharmonic)

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then, Janacek piano music,

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Both beautiful ....

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Juilliard String Quartet - Schubert D.703 "Quartettsatz"

Bernstein / Juilliard String Quartet - Schumann Piano Quintet Op.44

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17 hours ago, Marzz said:

Inspired by the earlier Martinu posts :tup

Concerto #3 from this disc (with Pesek/Czech Philharmonic)

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then, Janacek piano music,

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Now included in this box:

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33 minutes ago, Chuck Nessa said:

Now included in this box:

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Treasure trove ....

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10 hours ago, Referentzhunter said:

:tup, Sibelius once said: 'My music is in good hands of Barbirolli'. Barbirolli also recorded the second with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra earlier. Still want to hear that version ! Maybe one time in the future. Nice to see this set come by....

Barbirolli's Sibelius 2 with the RPO is probably more highly regarded than his version with the Hallé O.  The RPO version is more extroverted -- and more well-recorded. (It was engineered by Kenneth Wilkinson and subsequently reissued on Chesky.)

FWIW, I actually prefer Barbirolli's recording with the Hallé. But any Sibelius fan needs to hear both. ;) 

 

Incidentally, like Larry, I'm not a fan of Herbert von Karajan's Sibelius.  I don't hear anything so dire as a Nazi rally; HvK's reading is just so polished, sleek, and smooth. ... It doesn't align with my idea of Sibelius. 

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1 hour ago, HutchFan said:

Barbirolli's Sibelius 2 with the RPO is probably more highly regarded than his version with the Hallé O.  The RPO version is more extroverted -- and more well-recorded. (It was engineered by Kenneth Wilkinson and subsequently reissued on Chesky.)

FWIW, I actually prefer Barbirolli's recording with the Hallé. But any Sibelius fan needs to hear both. ;) 

 

Incidentally, like Larry, I'm not a fan of Herbert von Karajan's Sibelius.  I don't hear anything so dire as a Nazi rally; HvK's reading is just so polished, sleek, and smooth. ... It doesn't align with my idea of Sibelius. 

I believe Leif Segerstam should be mentioned here 😎 ....

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5 hours ago, HutchFan said:

Barbirolli's Sibelius 2 with the RPO is probably more highly regarded than his version with the Hallé O.  The RPO version is more extroverted -- and more well-recorded. (It was engineered by Kenneth Wilkinson and subsequently reissued on Chesky.)

FWIW, I actually prefer Barbirolli's recording with the Hallé. But any Sibelius fan needs to hear both. ;) 

 

Incidentally, like Larry, I'm not a fan of Herbert von Karajan's Sibelius.  I don't hear anything so dire as a Nazi rally; HvK's reading is just so polished, sleek, and smooth. ... It doesn't align with my idea of Sibelius. 

Barbirolli's RPO Sibelius 2 is a gem, but the version I prefer is Tauno Hannikainen's.

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2 hours ago, Larry Kart said:

Barbirolli's RPO Sibelius 2 is a gem, but the version I prefer is Tauno Hannikainen's.

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I'm not familiar with that one. Will have to check it out. :tup

 

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Disc 4 - String Quartets Nos. 8, 9 & 10

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5 hours ago, soulpope said:

I believe Leif Segerstam should be mentioned here 😎 ....

soulpope, I'm curious which Segerstam Sibelius cycle you prefer: Danish National SO or Helsinki PO?

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This RCA LP is Ormandy's second recording of Sibelius' Second Symphony. His first, for Columbia/Sony, is considered a "classic," but I like this later interpretation too.

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Brahms: Four Serious Songs; Two Songs for Alto & Viola; etc. / Janet Baker, André Previn, et al (Angel)

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4 hours ago, HutchFan said:

soulpope, I'm curious which Segerstam Sibelius cycle you prefer: Danish National SO or Helsinki PO?

Danish National SO hands down .... adventurous Sibelius with with edges but still a natural flow ....

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4 hours ago, HutchFan said:

Now spinning:

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This RCA LP is Ormandy's second recording of Sibelius' Second Symphony. His first, for Columbia/Sony, is considered a "classic," but I like this later interpretation too.

indeed one of the classic's (Columbia Sony).

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So nice to listen to. She has such a nice flow... 

Soler / Eight Sonatas * Granados / Seiz Piezas Sobre Cantos Populares Espanoles

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15- 32- 6 Variations on an Original Theme * 32 Variations on a Walz of Diabelli

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2 hours ago, Referentzhunter said:

So nice to listen to. She has such a nice flow... 

Soler / Eight Sonatas * Granados / Seiz Piezas Sobre Cantos Populares Espanoles

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👍Yes👍 ....

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On 11/11/2019 at 8:24 AM, Chuck Nessa said:

Now included in this box:

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Yes, that's the one :tup Good value too. I already had about half of the recordings and was still worth the price of the box for me. 

 

Just enjoyed the superb Dvorak/ Janacek / Martinu - Lieder disc from that set - Rudolf Firkusny with Gabriela Benackova.

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next up Dvorak: Lieder - Bernada Fink & Roger Vignoles (harmonia mundi)

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59 minutes ago, Marzz said:

Just enjoyed the superb Dvorak/ Janacek / Martinu - Lieder disc from that set - Rudolf Firkusny with Gabriela Benackova.

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👍Yes👍 ....

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Schubert - Piano Sonata D.840

Dvorak - String Quartet No.12, Op.96 "American"

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Bartok Four Pieces for Orchestra, which is new to me, from this set

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