HMV.com has the forthcoming Dutton releases @ £5.99
Jacob, Dodgson, Carwithen, Arnell, Bowen, Bush, Brian and Delius (including Lebenstanz)
I ordered the Brian and Delius discs last week. Good price!
I haven't looked at these, but when checking prices for Duttons, bear in mind that their own site can be quite competitive.
The discs I ordered at £5.99 (post free) from HMV are £9.99 (post extra) from Dutton. No contest!
Agreed! I have found cheap items there sometimes (including cheap items being sold off), so it's worth a look.
Originally Posted by Curalach
Here's something marvellous, the 1939 recording of Rachmaninov's Third Symphony with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by the composer, on an excellent re-mastering by Mark Obert-Thorn. The other items are the lovely vocalise in its orchestral form, and The Isle of the Dead. I'm not sure how recent this Naxos release is, but nobody who likes the composer should miss it. There's wonderful orchestral playing with a very good balance, and there's no need for reservations about the sound. I was bowled over.
Rachmaninov seems to have secured a rather bitter quality in the playing, 1939 perhaps ?
Perhaps somebody here might know who the leader ( concert master) of the Philadelphia was back then ? That slow movement opening is superb.
This would suggest it was Alexander Hilsberg:
Originally Posted by Ferretfancy
I see Rozhdestvensky's Prokofiev symphony cycle is being reissued later this month (Melodiya). Great admirer of Noddy's work but haven't heard these. Any comments/opinions?
Just bought an interesting piano disc on Naxos. Florent Schmitt piano works maybe not that unusual but what makes the disc for me is the 32 minute transcription by Schmitt himself of Tragedie de Salome.
My HMV LP issue of what I presume are the same recordings got badly dammaged in a fire. I remember them with considerable fondness and will look out for the CD release, though being Melodiya it wlll probably be a bit pricey.
Originally Posted by Mahlerei
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