What is your top ten favourite recordings?

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What is your top ten favourite recordings?

Mine is:

 

 

  • Bach, Johann Cristian, Symphonies and Concertos, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
  • Bach, Brandenburg Concertos, Goebel
  • Bach, Magnificat, Gardiner
  • Bach, Mass in B Minor, Gardiner
  • Beethoven, Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8, Brüggen
  • Heinichen, Dresden Concerti, Goebel
  • Monteverdi, Vespro Della Beata Vergine, Gardiner 1989
  • Mozart, «Gran Partita», Brüggen
  • Schubert, The Last Three Quartets, Chilingirian Quartet
  • Taverner, Missa Gloria Tibi Trinitas, The Tallis Scholars 1984

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hallvard

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You don't like Cage's Ten (completed 1991)?

I have just listened to it,

I have just listened to it, but it isn't my cup of tea. What about Cage's 4'33 top ten recordings? The work in history with the highest diversity in the output?

Hallvard

Tea

I think we'll need to wait a bit for a Goebel recording.

Goebel

He will never get to Cage ;-). I'm still exploring great MAK-recordings. Recently I bought "Vituoso German String Music of XVII Century recorded back in 1977. The very first great recording from MAK in my opinion. Cagefans (like you?) maybe enjoy his version of Rebels The Elements.

 

Hallvard

Hi Hallvard, not easy but I

Hi Hallvard, not easy but I would suggest...

 

1. Beethoven 9 - BPO, Karajan, 1977

2. Puccini Tosca - Callas et al, 1953

3. Mahler 9 - BPO, Karajan 1982

4. Schubert late piano sonatas - Brendel, late 80's

5. Schubert String Quintet - The Lindsays

6. Mozart Don Giovanni - Giulini

7. Bach Goldberg Vars - Gould 1955

9. Brahms Alto Rhapsody - Lipovsek, BPO, Abbado

10. Bruckner 9 - Giulini

 

Graham 

Here are some favourite of

Here are some favourite of mine (not necessarily top ten and in no particular order):
Bach, Brandenburg, Goebel, Concerto Italiano, I'll Giardino Armonico.
Bach, Goldberg, Gould 1981.
Bach, Cello suites, Fournier.
Bach, da Gamba suites, Savall & Koopman
Brahms, First Piano Concerto, Serkin, Szell, Cleveland Orchestra
Debussy, Preludes, Michelangeli
Chopin, First Piano Concerto, Argerich & Abbado
Beethoven, Violin Concerto, Perlman & Giulini
Monteverdi, Vespro... Concerto Italiano
Bruckner 9, Bruno Walter
Bruckner 7, Karl Bohm
Was that 10?

Hello Graham!

Hello Graham!

Interesting suggestions. The 1955 Goldberg is a longtime favorite of mine. I found most of the others on spotify. Despite a general more romantic approach than I usually prefer I like them all, especially the Lindsay and Brendel Schubert recordings.

Hallvard

I'll seek out some of your

I'll seek out some of your choices Hallvard although the early and baroque periods are not my main area. I have two of your recordings already - both by Gardiner - the Bach Mass in B Minor and the Monteverdi Vespers recorded in Venice. Love them both.

I keep going back to Gould's quirky 1955 Goldbergs even though I have straighter piano versions by the likes of Angela Hewitt. I just find his more engaging and interesting!

Graham 

 

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