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Heavenly Harmonies - Byrd and Tallis
Heavenly Harmonies - Byrd and Tallis
Price: £7.23

5.0 out of 5 stars Desert Island Disc... 01 of 03..., 31 Mar 2014
The mith of 'The Desert Island Disc' (CD or LP) is hard to answer and maybe it doesn't exist alone.

Particulary if I have to decide now I'll pick this as first choice, Gardiner Haendel Messiah and a Bach concert CD.

Many will desagree and will choose others and it's really extremelly difficult to make a choice.

That said, this CD is shurelly wisely produced.

It intorpolates 'The 09 tunes for Achbishop Matthew' by Thallis, with 9 'Cantione Sacrae' of Byrd, creating an incredible atmosfere and coherent shift with one another.

The nine Psalm tunes form a group of 9 tunes of the Psalms 1, 68, 2, 95, 42, 5, 52, 67 and the Ordinal Veni Creator.

They last but a minute but are a pure reflective joy.

Among them, and the first track, we get the 'Third Tune' on Psalm 2 ("Why fum'th in sight...") that have on it's 5 last bars the theme rapted by Vaugham Williams to compose his 'Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Thallis' that either apear on the scene of the tempest on the 'Master and Commander' movie with Russel Krowe. Stunning!
On the web you can freelly find the scores of this tunes, so nice and so simple.

The Byrd's Cantione are either impressive moving and the whole CD is very desirable.

If you enjoy poliphonic and reflexive music, this is for you.

The performers.... well.... 13 strong among the best.

Shurelly one of the Desert Island Discs.

Highly recommended,

Capezio


Monteverdi: Vespers of the Blessed Virgin
Monteverdi: Vespers of the Blessed Virgin
Price: £19.96

5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous music Experience!, 28 Mar 2014
Monteverdi has a high skill on music and this recording is shurely a reference of this work.

There are a full hand of other recordings but, particulary they don't get the right approach.

Some are very interesting but uses one-part-per voice like Parrot and McCreesh.

The first Gardiner on Decca and the Suzuki uses larger forces but are a bit slow on pace making it a bit heavy.

This one receives a dance-like and strong-attack moments that makes it unbeatable.

The McCreash (on a Archiv too) have a nice lead but the one-voice-per choral parts are covered by the strong sounds of the brasses and sacbuts and the use of a bit larger choir as in Gardiner gives an excelent balance to the sound.

Some maybe bother by the voice of the soloists but they're very good. Among them you have Alaistair Miles, Nigel Robson and the now popular Brin Terfel in the begining.

This recording has either a substancial difference from the others because it was recorded on the exact place where it was writen for: the Basilica of St. Marc on Venice and the acustics is simply fabulous.

I either recommend you watch the video of this recording that's simply amazing and has a historic documentary of Monteverdi and the work.

A highly spiritual experience.

Capezio


Schumann: Complete Symphonies; Das Paradies und die Peri [+digital booklet]
Schumann: Complete Symphonies; Das Paradies und die Peri [+digital booklet]
Price: £22.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Vibrant and really complete, 23 Mar 2014
This Schumann/Gardiner box is really inspiring and you shure get the complete symphonies (including the non Op. number 'Zwickau' and the Mahler arrangment of the 4th.).

Plus you get the Konzerstuck for four hornes and 3 choral pieces:

1. The Requiem für Mignon aus Goethes "Wilhelm Meister", Op.98b for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra,

2. The Nachtlied "Quellende, schwellende Nacht", Op.108 for Chorus and Orchestra and

3. Tthe Persian theme oratorio 'Paradies und die Peri (Paradise and Peri) that is not commonly know.

On these three you can hear the always sharp Monteverdi Choir, the soloits Christoph Prégardien, Barbara Bonney and others.

The Orchestre Revolutionaire and Romantic plays very fine and you get a really vibrant reading of the symphonies and their german dance-like motifs.

If you're fond of Schumann and dont have reserves on Gardiner, this box has a comprehensive amount of works of this gifted composer.

The concertos could be included to complete the orchestral pack.

Recomended.

Capezio


Schumann: Complete Symphonies; Das Paradies und die Peri (DG Collectors Edition)
Schumann: Complete Symphonies; Das Paradies und die Peri (DG Collectors Edition)
Price: £18.92

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vibrant and really complete, 23 Mar 2014
This Schumann/Gardiner box is really inspiring and you shure get the complete symphonies (including the non Op. number 'Zwickau' and the Mahler arrangment of the 4th.).

Plus you get the Konzerstuck for four hornes & Orchestra, Overture Op.52 and 3 choral pieces:

1. The Requiem für Mignon aus Goethes "Wilhelm Meister", Op.98b for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra,

2. The Nachtlied "Quellende, schwellende Nacht", Op.108 for Chorus and Orchestra and

3. Tthe Persian theme oratorio 'Paradies und die Peri (Paradise and Peri) that is not commonly know.

On these three you can hear the always sharp Monteverdi Choir, the soloits Christoph Prégardien, Barbara Bonney and others.

The Orchestre Revolutionaire and Romantic plays very fine and you get a really vibrant reading of the symphonies and their german dance-like motifs.

If you're fond of Schumann and dont have reserves on Gardiner, this box has a comprehensive amount of works of this gifted composer.

The concertos could be included to complete the orchestral pack.

Recomended.

Capezio


Bach: Complete Orchestral Works
Bach: Complete Orchestral Works
Price: £31.25

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A reference set, excellent!, 16 Mar 2014
There are many sets similar to this one from NAXOS.

Among them you'll find the Pinnock on Archiv and the Kuijken on SONY, both on high standards of interpretation and recording.

This one runs on a excellent level and I consider it a head foward the others for it's reading that explores the score in a joyfull and dance-like way.

The recording is clear and spacious, the booklet is presented in english, german and other languages.

On the 8 CD set you get either a CD with Bach original and reconstructed versions of the harpsichord concertos that are originally wroted for oboe and oboe D'amore. Very nice.

Recommended.

Capezio


Handel: Solomon
Handel: Solomon

5.0 out of 5 stars A trilling reference!, 13 Mar 2014
This review is from: Handel: Solomon (Audio CD)
Although Gardiner have some back-faces, if you're a Handel admirer, should listen to this trilling oratorio, with sweet ans glorious double chorus sounds.

Seat and enjoy and I challeng you to find other double chorus track to mach the Monteverdi final 'Praise the Lord'.

Highly recommended!

Nice listening,

Capezio


Baroque Music for Trumpets
Baroque Music for Trumpets

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, more for the Teleman and Biber fanfarre, 6 Mar 2014
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Winton Marsalis is a reference on trumpet playing specially for casual or background listening.

I agree with Mr. J.C.Clark, reviewer from Amazon.com that we got 'something in the middle' on this CD.

I recommend it just for the two Teleman trumpet concertos, because they suite well for the two trumpet players, and the Biber fanfarre.

The other pieces are a bit weird, including the Vivaldi two trumpets concerto that shows a bizarre group of notes and improvisations on the final movement, not listenable on other recordings, making it a bit 'pop-valdi'.

The Michael Haydn is unispiring (seems to be a pavanne) and the Pachelbel Canon, a reflexive and meditative string piece, will shurelly get up the most drunk man.

For a good Marsalis CD go to 'In Gabriel's Garden', an excellent selection of english classical tunes that you can find on a bugget on Amazon.co.uk:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gabriels-Garden-Wynton-Marsalis/dp/B000002AP7/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1394067445&sr=1-1&keywords=Marsalis+Garden

Otherwise, you if you want real classical trumpet playing you must check the Sergei Nakariakov CDs, and similar to this, but better, you have:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Baroque-Trumpet-Concertos-Orchestra-Nakariakov/dp/B00270MH16/ref=dm_cd_album_lnk_alt

Capezio


Glenn Gould Plays Beethoven: The 5 Piano Concertos
Glenn Gould Plays Beethoven: The 5 Piano Concertos
Price: £9.52

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but the second is 'can-sound' on mono, 4 Mar 2014
This is an interesting historical compilation of the Beethoven five, by Gould and other important conductors, including Stokowski.

The first and the fourth concertos have an excellent open sound but the second has a terrible mono-can-like sound that ruins the record.

The third and fifth are good but more on the slow side.

Gould's playing is crisp and sincronic.

All in all a nice pack, if you're a historical Gould fan and enjoy Beethoven.

Capezio
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Complete Piano Concertos
Complete Piano Concertos
Offered by thebookcommunity
Price: £19.94

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent clear and powerfull interpretation, 4 Mar 2014
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Although I have Pollini and Bohm as my reference this reading of Beethoven five piano-concertos are as you'd expect listening:
clear, powerfull and inspired.

Michael Roll gives you a crisp, powerfull and sensitive interpretation.

On a extra-bugget price you get a plus with the Triple concerto.

Excellent!


Robert Fayrfax: The Five Masses
Robert Fayrfax: The Five Masses
Price: £14.36

5.0 out of 5 stars A direct voyage to paradise, 1 Mar 2014
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This set is simply superb.

Beautifull choral harmonies, clearly sung.

Great acustics and many minutes of enjoyment.

A reference choice.

Capezio


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