Your Latest CD/DVD/Download Purchase
As there wasn't a thread in this section I thought I would start one.
What were the last CDs that you purchased and what are your thoughts about them?
Over the last few days I have bought:
Cherkassky: Berg Piano Sonata, Chopin Piano Sonata No 3, etc (BBC Legends)
Cherkassky: Nimbus boxed set (it was at a bargain price, so I couldn't resist it)
Elgar: "Collectors Edition" of 30 CDs
I haven't yet been able to get at the Cherkassky discs and have only dipped my toe into the Elgar but was started to hear Elgars own recording of his Pomp and Circumstance Marches - done with real drive and vigour.
The Rene Jacobs recording of Die Zauberflote. The reviews were mixed: some saying it was wonderful, some saying it was bonkers. I concluded that it was my sort of recording.
Last edited by VodkaDilc; 24-11-10 at 18:32.
Reason: The reply was only posted as far as the umlaut and then stopped. I have reposted without the umlaut.
The last CD I bought was Hyperion 'The Romantic Piano Concerto - 38', with Marc-Andr
Hmm... I wrote a lot more than that. Is Mr Hamelin perhaps banned from these boards? (Wash my mouth out!)
The 2-CD set of Bach's "Orgelbuchlein" [umlaut removed - thank for the warning VodkaDilc] etc played by Margaret Phillips in the Church of St Louis-en-l'Ile in Paris. Extracts on Building a Library seduced me... I'm a Bach fan but not really an organ fan. This is a knock-out CD though - awesome sound and instrument, beautiful playing.
Three cheers to French Frank for this new forum.
I hope it prospers
Don P: Did you have the same problem as I did - the post stopped when it got to an accent?
Is that our first teething problem?
I think the acute accent on his second forename will have truncated things... see VodkaDilc above..
Originally Posted by Don Petter
Well - all that effort in calling up the character map to give the man his accent and it scuppered my first post. And I don't even like his playing! It was quite a long post covering a second CD as well, but I'm not inclined to remember and retype it all now - the muse has left me and it's time for supper.
I hoped that by chooosing 'Edit' I might find the offensive item and remove it, restoring all the missing text but no, Wot You See Is All You Got.
ff - Could this be fixed, or do we need a list of Characters To Avoid (apart from strange men with sweets). Many thanks for getting things up and running so soon for us, by the way.
I will try to complete my contribution to this thread later.
Hmmm, they haven't counted on an erudite Radio 3 membership, evidemment. No it didn't like that accent although it was fine in preview.
Garrick Ohlsson's complete Chopin on Hyperion. Very helpful for fumbling my way through early Mazurkas (have been guided by scratchy transfers of Rubinstein so far...it's nice to hear all the notes). Entrancing playing. Haven't got beyond the solo works yet. I also bought Busnois' (attrib.) L'homme arme (any clues how to do foreign characters?) masses, performed by Cantica Symphonia on Glossa, which I am listening to now for the first time. A lovely blend of warm, buzzing sackbuts and well-balanced voices.