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Allow me to bring us forward in time a little to this gem...

Leon Boellmann
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Jean-Pierre Ferey - piano
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Lovely renditions of some little known works.

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A slow day today at CMM...

Now listening to Suite No. 6, from the album:
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Jaap ter Linden, violoncello instrument: Giovanni Grancino, Milano 1703.


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Listening to Op. 6 No. 8 in C Minor, from the album:
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If but for a place to purchase this...

Hogwood seems to avoid his tendency to produce mathematical, academic performances here. Some truly magnificent examples of the baroque concerto before bed tonight...

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Today Handel's penultimate Italian opera, Imeneo, from the time of Messiah. A reasonable effort by Spering and the performers. Sound is a little cold but ok. The only choice for this music (forget the Vox/Brewer Chamber Orchestra recording). Hear a couple of great extracts..
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Handel-Imeneo-G ... B00011MK5G
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Charles-Valentin Alkan
Grande Sonate Op 33, Sonatine
Marc-Andre Hamelin - piano
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Utterly fabulous.

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Sorin Eushayson wrote:
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Uff-da!
Hearing these on period instruments gives them new life. They're much more substantial, not the frilly things you hear on television commercials. Modern interpretations of these pieces often leaves them sounding almost romantic-period! The historical-treatment makes them sound almost medieval in parts. Excellent.


I dont know this CD, but what you say is very interesting.
Do you know Christopher Hogwood's interpretation of Op. 8?
I would say the same (except for the "medioeval" nuances!) about it.
I'm going to listen to the samples ...

some minutes ago I was listening to the samples from Handel's Salve Regina posted in a thread of this forum: extraordinary!

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- Handel: Dettingen Te deum - Coro della Radio Svizzera / Ensemble Vanitas / cond: Diego Fasolis
- Charpentier: Salve Regina for three Choirs and Orchestra - Chorus and Symph. Orch. of the Gulbekian Foundation / cond. Michel Corboz (very good, but rather "modernized" interpretation
of an absolute masterwork)
- Charpentier: Salve Regina H. 27 Concerto Vocale / René Jacobs


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Brine wrote:
I dont know this CD, but what you say is very interesting.
Do you know Christopher Hogwood's interpretation of Op. 8?
I would say the same (except for the "medioeval" nuances!) about it.
I'm going to listen to the samples ...

I got that album in particular because Hugget is a very reputable period violinist and, well, it was the cheapest used. :oops: Was looking for a period performance of these works. I'm sure Hogwood does well enough, though I've found his approach to be too stiff for my liking on several occasions. And some of these concerti reminded me of medieval band music, in parts... Odd... :shrug: Anyhow, I thought Huggett did well.

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I'm sure Hogwood does well enough, though I've found his approach to be too stiff for my liking on several occasions. And some of these concerti reminded me of medieval band music, in parts... Odd... :shrug: Anyhow, I thought Huggett did well.


I had the Hogwood edition in LP, time ago, and now I cannot listen at it, but i remember it was not stiff at all. For instance it's very imaginative in the ornamentation of the refrains and of the doubles, wery rich in the sound (with theorbo, baroque guitar and so on).

I understand what you say about the limits and the stiffness of some of Hogwoood's interpretations: his recording of the Brandeburg Concertos let me a bit disappointed. But his Vivaldi is better.


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Brine wrote:
I had the Hogwood edition in LP, time ago, and now I cannot listen at it, but i remember it was not stiff at all. For instance it's very imaginative in the ornamentation of the refrains and of the doubles, wery rich in the sound (with theorbo, baroque guitar and so on).

I understand what you say about the limits and the stiffness of some of Hogwoood's interpretations: his recording of the Brandeburg Concertos let me a bit disappointed. But his Vivaldi is better.

His Beethoven symphonies and Mozart wind concerti are like that too, rather dull and academic. I can't really pass a judgement on his legendary Mozart symphony cycle, but from what I've heard of that it sounds much the same. He's done well with Handel though, and I'm glad you liked his Vivaldi; after all, the purpose of recordings is to enjoy them, not dissect them!

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For this morning. The cello imitates my awakening muscles. Thats right. My muscles are filled with resonance! :shock:


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Thats right. My muscles are filled with resonance! :shock:


Have you been to the doctor about it M10? :D Today resonating muscles- tomorrow vibrating innards!

Are you happy with that purchase now you've had time to dip in?

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Today Beethoven Festspiel music performed by Geza Oberfrank directing the Budapest Philharmonic, with the Hungarian Radio and Television Chorus. Great stuff...

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Yes, please give this a visit and add some comments! :D

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This album's page at Amazon.com

Contains Haydn's 26th, 52nd, and 53rd Symphonies, as well as his Violin Concerti and Sinfonia Concertante, all on period instruments.

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Daniela Longhi: soprano
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Enrico Balboni: viola
Zoltan Szabo: violoncello
Claudio Bartolomai: contabbasso)

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Sorin Eushayson wrote:
Contains Haydn's 26th, 52nd, and 53rd Symphonies, as well as his Violin Concerti and Sinfonia Concertante, all on period instruments.


Hi Sorin!
Kujiken's Petite Bande and The Age of Enlighment
It must be a good recording!
If I find it in one of my usual on-line stores, I will put it in my whishlist.


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