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Forthcoming Releases

Maybe this will be a decent topic:

Post below details of any forthcoming releases that you personally find interesting, for whatever reason.

To kick things off, two releases from Hyperion in August:

Spohr/Onslow - piano sonatas (Shelley)

Respighi - Vilon Sonatas (Tanja Becker Bender)

Naupilus

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I'm truly surprised none has contributed so far. I could give some interesting forthcoming releases almost everyday. To me, a very pertinent for this forum topic.

For tonight (and before a huge tiring trip), please note:

- Nocturnes for Guitar from Brilliant Classics, with guitarist Giorgio Mirto. For an instrument so unique in the Classical field, it seems to me there is no interest at all in this forum. The program of this fascinating CD is extremely original, exciting and inventive. Provided that the soloist is capable enough to deliver, this CD is a "must" for any collector or even music lover.

- VIVALDI: La Cetra, op. 9 - Rachel Podger - Holland Baroque Society, on Channel Classics. Podger, having proved to be a huge exponent of the Baroque and early Classical period's music for Violin, explores these highly demanding, in technical terms, concertos of Vivaldi. Channel has proved also to be a demonstration quality recording label. The SACD production heralds another great set from the team of Channel Classics.

- F. BENDA : Violin Concertos - I. Zenaty - Prague Philharmonia on Supraphon. While Franntisek Benda was not a major composer figure, he constituted one of the very top violinist of the 18th century. Therefore, his Concertos should be of great violinistic interest as far as the virtuosity and innovation are concerned.

- Riccardo MALIPIERO: Complete Music for Solo Piano - J.R. Lopez on Toccata. For those who love to be called fans of the inventive composers of the last century, this CD must fill a nice gap. Riccardo was the nephew of the well-known Gian Francesco Malipiero. He was supposedly a quite modern composer (as for the technique) and, at the same time, versatile (as for the style).

Parla

 

 

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Perhaps posters haven't contributed because, like you, they do not like lists.

Oh, you've made a list and a fairly dreary one too.

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Do you call this a "list"? (I pass the "fairly dreary").

The initial two CDs that Naupilus mentioned is a "list"? And does he invite us to produce "lists"?

Don't always go over the top, Troyen. This is a decent, as Naupilus said, and appropriate musical thread in a forum of a magazine dealing with new or forthcoming releases of CDs.

Parla

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parla wrote:

Do you call this a "list"?

The initial two CDs that Naupilus mentioned is a "list"? And does he invite us to produce "lists"?

Parla

The fact that Naupilus didn't use the word 'list' is neither here nor there. List, catalogue, enumeration, preference rating, what would you prefer? Your penchant for backtracking on your own labyrinthian logic and conducting arguments with nobody but yourself, is somewhere between perplexing and hilarious.

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None of them, Tagalie! I just mentioned, as Naupilus did and asked, 4 new forthcoming releases, without any specific preference or order and chosen at random out of hundreds. That's all!

I leave the rest, including the "hilarious" stuff, for you.

Parla

 

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I thought all of this 'discussion/debate' had finally come to an end after over 400 posts on another thread. If it has not, kindly continue over there rather than dragging another topic down - I hate to think what any new forum member would think if they opened up the forum.

Naupilus

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tagalie wrote:

Keep your hair on, naupilus, response is unnecessary. Most forum members have long since made up their minds about this man and his views.

As for releases I'd like to see, we're well overdue for a dvd of Prokofiev's Fiery Angel and a modern version of Martinu's Julietta. About a third of Brian's symphonies still await their first recording and I don't believe Naxos ever quite completed their Harris symphony cycle.

(Off topic - Tagalle, maybe you are right about 'this man' and if that is the case why bother with another pointless exchange? Seems a pyrrhic victory at best to me...)

The thread is supposed to be about recordinsg that we know are coming up, so I cannot comment on your first two wishes. However, regarding Brian it seems you wish wil in part be granted. Dutton are recording the Violin Concerto, Symphony No.13 and English Suite No.4 with RNSO and Martyn Brabbins. Sadly a recording of the symphonies Nos.22-24 from Naxos was cancelled due to budget cuts at the RLPO.

Naupilus

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Hi Naupilus! Greet idea for a thread! Must admit, there are so many CDs released every month that it's hard to keep up with them. I have found that Membran releases some very good boxed sets--particularly of operatic recordings. I should put myself on their email list! Sorry, it's been a rather long day and I am a bit tired, but I promise that I'll put together a list of some upcoming ones which look particularly tempting to me soon!

And yes, gents (and any other females that happen to post here!), PLEASE try and get over any past squabbles and be nice to each other! Or if nothing else, be civil as we are all here for the music, non? Or, just ignore "the bait"?! It really is horrible to see/read some of these posts and has kept me away at times and I'm sure deters a number of people from this site. We're such a minority (sadly) that we need to stick together and focus on what this site is about: the love of classical music!

Best wishes to all,

Petra

 

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parla wrote:

Do you call this a "list"?

Parla

No, I call it B List at best.

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parla wrote:

Do you call this a "list"? (I pass the "fairly dreary").

The initial two CDs that Naupilus mentioned is a "list"? And does he invite us to produce "lists"?

Don't always go over the top, Troyen. This is a decent, as Naupilus said, and appropriate musical thread in a forum of a magazine dealing with new or forthcoming releases of CDs.

Parla

You've listed four works.

Putting aside the fact that I didn't know the robot from Futurama wrote music why do you deny this?

In fact a list was asked for and you responded having already, in another place, expounded on your distaste for lists. A dumbing down?

Yet again you have been caught out.

I know some find this tiresome but not as tiresome as I find your constantly contradictory and heavily researched posts!

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Naupilus requested us to mention any forthcoming releases we may be aware of and I responded to that, without any preference against other releases. I believe the sense of the "list" is not simply to enumerate two or more items at random, but, when artificially or not you try to "create" some sort of categories, like the "Hall of Fame", "my top fifty" or the "desert island" one. Here, we have simply "forthcoming releases". For me, this is a request for information! Nothing else!

If to mention only one item is still a list, Orfeo is struggling to release an apparently superb Lohengrin from Bayreuth (1967) with Kempe. The cast is truly great, with Konya at the title role. I understand that Orfeo has not managed yet to get the rights from Bayreuth, and while it was twice, ready for release, it has to be postponed. Possibly, within this summer, we may see it coming up.

Parla

 

 

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Re Bayreuth 1967 Lohengrin (Rudolf Kempe):

In fact Orfeo has already released this set some time ago and I have it.  However the performance they have issued is not from the first night (when Konya sang the role of Lohengrin), but of a later performance with James King in the role.  Konya was already ill on the first night (I heard the live broadcast on the night) and was understandably not in good voice. During the run of performances five different tenors took the role.  The first night performance has been issued on Golden Melodram, but not in very good sound. The Orfeo set is in very good sound and it is a fine performance even without Konya.

Chris A.Gnostic

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c hris johnson wrote:

 The Orfeo set is in very good sound and it is a fine performance even without Konya.

How would you rate it alongside the VPO Kempe performance on EMI?

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parla wrote:

Naupilus requested us to mention any forthcoming releases we may be aware of and I responded to that, without any preference against other releases. I believe the sense of the "list" is not simply to enumerate two or more items at random, but, when artificially or not you try to "create" some sort of categories, like the "Hall of Fame", "my top fifty" or the "desert island" one. Here, we have simply "forthcoming releases". For me, this is a request for information! Nothing else!

If to mention only one item is still a list, Orfeo is struggling to release an apparently superb Lohengrin from Bayreuth (1967) with Kempe. The cast is truly great, with Konya at the title role. I understand that Orfeo has not managed yet to get the rights from Bayreuth, and while it was twice, ready for release, it has to be postponed. Possibly, within this summer, we may see it coming up.

Parla

 

 

Call it what you like but you have "listed" a number of recordings.

Caught you out, again.

Why do you bother? You are such a phoney.

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Tagalie, You asked about the Orfeo Lohengrin (Kempe, Bayreuth 1967):

It is a fine performance, more dynamic than the Vienna studio recording.  Other than Kempe's conducting its greatest strength is the superb choral singing (under Wilhelm Pitz), not insignificant in this opera. Almost all the principal singers though are finer in the Vienna set.  Neither has a perfect Lohengrin. Konya in full voice would have been different.  Hard to choose between James King and Jess Thomas. (The Kempe Vienna recording did not have the first-choice Lohengrin either: Jon Vickers had been the planned singer, but he withdrew apparently).

If you already have the Vienna set, you could consider the 1958 Bayreuth recording (with Konya and Rysanek,  Cluytens conducting a warm romantic reading), or 1959 with Lovro von Matacic and Konya and Grümmer. Both are available in quite reasonable sound, though not as good as the stereo 1967 recording. If you don't have Kempe in either recording, then I must say I listen to the Vienna recording more often than the Bayreuth.  One can only imagine how Kempe and the Bayreuth cast had to cope with five different Lohengrins in seven performances (Konya, King, Jean Cox, Hermin Esser and Jess Thomas).

[Full cast in case you don't have it: King, Heather Harper, Grace Hoffman, Donald McIntyre, Karl Ridderbusch]

 

Chris A.Gnostic

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