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What is your best recorded standard CD?

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Covenanter's picture
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RE: What is your best recorded standard CD?

To pull a few strings of this thread (excellent recorings, von Otter and Goethe) together:

The von Otter recording of orchestrated Schubert Leider I recommended earlier http://www.amazon.co.uk/Schubert-Anne-Sofie-Von-Otter/dp/B00008MLUR/ref=sr_1_42?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1374221408&sr=1-42&keywords=von+otter contains a couple of Goethe poems as set to music by Schubert, probably the two most famous ones, Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel and the Erl-King, as orchestrated by Reger and Berlioz respectively.  Very interesting to hear this repertoire in an orchestrated form.  (I find von Otter's Erl-King particularly moving.)



chebby's picture
Joined: 2 Jun 2008
Posts: 15352
RE: What

cse wrote:

chebby wrote:

cse wrote:

I am playing the critic not the performer.

Then do it better please.

A bit of wit, an engaging writing style and some genuine insight wouldn't go amiss.

You're no Jonathan Meades.

You should hear yourself sometimes. The pot calling the kettle black.

Yeah, but i'm not the self-elected cultural critic for the forum. So I can be as 'black' as I like, whereas you've set a standard for yourself by setting the standard for others.





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RE: What is your best recorded standard CD?

Have to say I agree with DIB, Acoustic Live by Nils Lofgren is incredibly well recorded live performance. Special mention to the track Keith Don't Go.


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