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    Yesterday, 03:52 PM
    The BSO actually made these recordings and then licensed them to DG, according to the American Record Guide.
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    Yesterday, 03:46 PM
    Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos 24 & 8, Piano Pieces. Wilhelm Kempff plays with his customary lyrical approach. Ferdinand Leitner conducts the Bamberger...
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    01-20-2017, 04:02 PM
    Purcell: Opera Suites. Neville Marriner and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Very pleasant, on modern instruments of course. The sound,...
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    01-09-2017, 03:48 PM
    A fitting listen for a rainy Sunday on the SF Bay Area: Haydn's "Sun" quartets Op 20. The Chiaroscuro Quartet plays on period instruments, perhaps a...
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    01-08-2017, 02:57 PM
    My apologies to Mr. Togni! He plays these pieces in the right tempos, but as it turns out the label mixed up the tracks for the download. A...
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    01-07-2017, 01:18 PM
    Thank you for the suggestion. I'll check it out.
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    01-06-2017, 07:25 PM
    EDIT: On a second listen, I should note that Mr. Togni's choice of tempos seems rather idiosyncratic. A 'Prestissimo' is played 'Adagio', a 'Poco...
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    01-04-2017, 05:25 PM
    ^^^ Hi Bob: From David Moore's review in American Record Guide, current issue. Among other things, he says: "I haven't heard such fine balance...
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    01-04-2017, 02:53 PM
    Bartok: String Quartets. Compelling readings of this difficult music by the Chiara Quartet. The sound, from a Presto Classical 16/44.1 download,...
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    01-02-2017, 03:54 PM
    CPE Bach: Keyboard Music. Elegantly played by Giovanni Togni on the rather unusual 'tangent piano'. Very good sound from a 16/44.1 HighresAudio...
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    01-01-2017, 03:29 PM
    Piano Concertos Nos 1, 5 & 6, by the (unjustly?) neglected contemporary of Mozart, Leopold Kozeluch. Sympathetically played by Howard Shelley and the...
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    12-30-2016, 02:50 PM
    Revisiting an old favorite: Maria Joao Pires's brilliant and nuanced performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No 2 and 24 preludes. Andre Previn...
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    12-28-2016, 03:40 PM
    Vivaldi: The Concertos for Viola d'Amore (complete). Rachel Barton Pine with Ars Antigua. Vivid sound from a 24/96 Qobuz download.
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    12-25-2016, 05:40 PM
    Thank you for the pointer. One would never know by looking at the cover . . .
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    12-25-2016, 03:54 PM
    Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1. Yehudi Menuhin plays. Pierre Monteux conducts the San Francisco Symphony. The (mono) sound, from a CD rip, is...
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    12-23-2016, 06:31 PM
    Mozart: Clarinet Concerto K 622, Adagio and Fuge K 546, Clarinet Quintet K 581. Fabrizio Meloni with Ezio Rojatti and the Artkronos ensemble. ...
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    12-16-2016, 02:25 PM
    John: I join the sentiments expressed by others on this thread and add my warmest wishes for a successful implementation of the 'retirement' plan...
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    12-15-2016, 02:17 AM
    Vivaldi: Cello Sonatas. Bruno Cocset and Les Basses Reunies. Engaging performances. Excellent sound from a 16/44 Qobuz (on sale) download.
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    11-21-2016, 03:49 PM
    On the heels of the recent release of Beethoven's works for cello and piano by Queyras and Melnikov Another excellent performance of these...
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