Your Latest Music Purchase

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« Reply #20 on: 7 Feb 2018, 05:36 pm »
Oh please be still, my tender beating heart - a pleasant surprise on a snowy day in the form of another order in the mail from https://www.fantotal.de/en/index

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« Reply #21 on: 9 Feb 2018, 08:38 pm »
At last. What took him so long to record these?




"Long renowned for his performances of this composer, Perahia’s brand new recording pairs together two of the most radically ground-breaking of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas, in a release that is sure to be a crown jewel of the Beethoven discography".

"Murray Perahia explored the “Hammerklavier” Sonata first when he was in his mid-twenties. While the work’s enormous technical and physical challenges fell within his grasp, its profound musical demands eluded him. He quietly dropped the “Hammerklavier” from his repertoire, recognising that he would need time to fathom its cosmic depths. Over four decades passed before he felt ready to programme the piece in recital".

"After years of studying the original manuscripts, working sketches and editions published during the composer’s lifetime, and having edited the new Henle Urtext edition of The Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Perahia now presents two of Beethoven’s most famous sonatas as a revelation".

“The challenge of this music is still alive because one can get deeper and deeper into the piece’s mysteries. That’s endless – both musicologically and emotionally. Everything in it is connected. There isn’t a random note, yet it feels improvisatory. So it’s a mystery that will intrigue and occupy musicians forever.” – Murray Perahia



From Presto Classical, 9th February 2018:

    "At just over forty minutes, it must be one of the swifter accounts [of the Hammerklavier] out there, and yet it never feels hurried or “too fast”, partly because of the clarity and conviction that Perahia brings, but also because of the care he takes over the ends of phrases...Perahia latches onto this idea of [the Moonlight] being more of a fantasy, and brings a wonderful freedom to his playing".

Video here:
https://youtu.be/5iKuv9Gy3EA



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Calypte

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« Reply #22 on: 9 Feb 2018, 10:01 pm »
I wonder if he's going to do all 32.

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Re: Your Latest Music Purchase
« Reply #23 on: 9 Feb 2018, 10:38 pm »
Liked watching the trailer. Will grap the prostudios download

CanadianMaestro

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« Reply #24 on: 9 Feb 2018, 11:30 pm »
I wonder if he's going to do all 32.

I WISH. Doubt it.

It took Pollini decades to complete the "cycle".

Sony has a very nice box set of many sonatas, just not complete. To be frank, not all 32 are gems. imho, I would say, 15-25 are worth collecting repeatedly. Definitely #29 and 14 as recorded here. The adagio of #29....absolute heaven.    :thumb:

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Re: Your Latest Music Purchase
« Reply #26 on: 10 Feb 2018, 02:05 am »
About $1 cdn.  difference

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« Reply #27 on: 21 Feb 2018, 08:51 pm »



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« Reply #29 on: 28 Feb 2018, 03:10 pm »
Just in the mail.



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CanadianMaestro

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« Reply #30 on: 28 Feb 2018, 03:50 pm »
@john1970,  How did you find Schiff's Beethoven?

imo he is better at Mozart. I find he plays Beethoven like......Mozart.

I highly recommend the sets of Beeth sonatas by: Wilhelm Kempff. Richard Goode. and of course, Alfred Brendel.

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« Reply #31 on: 28 Feb 2018, 07:56 pm »
Typing away in my most beloved Xanadu, Lady Laundrew is heard entering the house and loudly proclaimed in mild astonishment that another music order has just arrived at our humble abode from points unknown  :thumb: :lol:



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« Reply #33 on: 9 Mar 2018, 03:13 pm »
recent arrivals in the mail.



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« Reply #34 on: 9 Mar 2018, 04:52 pm »


I never knew there was a British version of this album with additional material, plus a better mastering than the regular Jet one.

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Re: Your Latest Music Purchase
« Reply #35 on: 9 Mar 2018, 04:58 pm »


I just pulled out Lay It Down from the Cowboy Junkies last night for the first time in years. I had forgotten how good the performance was and how really good the recording is. I should pull this one out too!

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« Reply #36 on: 15 Mar 2018, 03:07 pm »
Another work week is now history and to top it all off and a s
mile ensues as these gems were patiently waiting on Laundrew's desk after arriving in the mail.




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« Reply #37 on: 18 Mar 2018, 12:48 am »
@john1970,  How did you find Schiff's Beethoven?

imo he is better at Mozart. I find he plays Beethoven like......Mozart.

I highly recommend the sets of Beeth sonatas by: Wilhelm Kempff. Richard Goode. and of course, Alfred Brendel.

Cheers

The recording quality is very good, but I thought the overall presentation was a bit relaxed.  I ordered the Alfred Brendel set on Decca so later on I can do a comparison between the two.  At $33 for 10 CDs it was difficult to say no to the purchase. 

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I very much enjoy the BIS Beethoven cycle with the Minnesota Orchestra and hope to also enjoy the Sibelius symphony cycle. 

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