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    My CD Collection Is Filled With So Many Interesting Works

    My Cd collection is extrmely eclectic; not particularly large, but it has everything from music by Palestrina,Lassus, Gesualdo, Dufay, Byrd, and Josquin etc to music by Elliott Carter, Boulez, Dutilleaux, Adams, Rouse,
    Tippett,Messiaen and other composers of the present day.
    I have orchestral works of every kind,masny different operas and choral works, chamber and piano music etc.
    There are many works in it which you would would have very little chance of ever hearing live.
    Among the unusual operas are Padmavati by Roussel,Enescu's Oedipe,Krenek's Jonny Spielt Auf, Schreker's Der Ferne Klang, Notre Dame by Franz Schmidt, Flammen by Erwin Schulhoff, Die Vogel by Walter Braunfels, Janacek's Excursions of Mr. Broucek and Osud(Fate), Nielsen's Saul &David, D'Albert's Tiefland, Catalani's La Wally, Gluck's Armide,
    Handel's Riccardo Primo, and these rarely performed Richard Strauss operas: Daphne, Intermezzo, Friedenstag, Die Agyptische Helena, and Die Liebe Der Danae.
    Smetana: Libuse,The Kiss,and The Devil's Wall. Dvorak: The Devil&Kate and Armida. Pfitzner's Palestrina. Sancta Susanna by Hindemith,
    Zemlinsky's A Florentine Tragedy, The Charlatan by Pavel Haas, Gwendoline by Chabrier, Der Vampyr by Heinrich Marschner, Lortzing's Undine,
    Prokofiev's The Gambler and Semyon Kotko, Tchaikovsky's Mazeppa, and by Rimsky-Korsakov, The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh,Sadko, Kashchei the Immortal, and the Maid of Pskov, Tippett's The Ice Break and Schnittke's Life With an Idiot.Langaard's Antikrist.

    Oratorios and Choral works include: The Song of the Bell by Max Bruch,
    The Book of the 7 Seals by Franz Schmidt, Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the Revolution by Prokofiev, and Song of the Forests by Shostakovich.

    Rarely heard symphonies by Franz Berwald,Hugo Alfven,Karol Szymanowski, Zdenek Fibich,Rimsky-Korsakov, Arnold Bax, Enescu,Nikolai Myaskovsky,
    Arthur Bliss, Mily Balakirev, Carlos Chavez, Franz Schmidt, Albert Roussel,
    Havergal Brian, Reinhold Gliere,Alexander Glazunov, Vassily Kallinikov,Johan Svendsen, Martinu, Nielsen, Pfitzner, Smetana,(he wrote one), Szymanowski, Stefan Wolpe,Leif Segerstam,Christopher Rouse,
    Bruch, etc.

    Little-known concertos by Nikolai Medtner, Berwald, Bliss, Tippett,Martinu,Szymanowski,
    Glazunov(piano), Taneyev, Nielsen, Dvorak,(violin), Myaskovsky(Cello),
    Rouse(flute)Martinu(oboe)Gliere(horn),

    Miscellaneous orchestral works by Roussel, Rimsky-Korsakov, Koechlin,
    Szymanowski,Janacek,Dvorak, Smetana, Prokofiev, Balakirev, Martinu,
    Nielsen,Alfven, Pfitzner, Schmidt, Hindemith, etc which are rarely heard.

    And much,much more.

    No one could ever accuse me of having an uninteresting CD collection !





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    Hi superhorn,

    Interesting stuff for sure. Can one assume that you bought these because they are your favourites?
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    Certainly a very interesting list. Mine is not so extensive, however the crowning glory of my CD collection would have to be the 32 disc box set 'Olivier Messiaen: Complete Edition', which contains all of Messiaen's published works, and a few unpublished as well.

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    The main reason I got these off-beat works has been curiosity to hear them. Why get another Beethoven or Brahms symphony cycle or another La Boheme and Carmen when there are so many interesting things available?
    And it's been a really interesting experience getting to know thse rarely heard works.

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    Well, superhorn beats my humble collection hands down
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    Exploration is important, if only to obtain as full a "profile" of a composer as possible. But composers such as Myaskovsky and Taneyev would have been the first to state that the great classics come first. After all, they inspired them!

    I do not have a full profile of Koechlin, which I would like to have before I die. In contrast to Milhaud, he seems to have done quite a bit of exploration of his own. As for Milhaud, I do not see the point in getting everyone of his works (50 percent will do) but I wouldn't mind obtaining recordings of his operas, which seldom fared well during his life time. I also got all the orchestral, chamber and piano works of Myaskovsky but, to be honest, I probably won't listen much to some of his works, such as his symphony no. 4 (which was rightfully never recorded prior to Svetlanov's recording!).

    Am I interested in Segerstam's 230 symphonies, 30 string quartets, and 13 violin concertos? No.

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    Another reason for getting interesting CD's is availability. There will always be recordings available of things like Vivaldi's Four Seasons, or Beethoven's Symphonies, but I don't think that something like Radulescu's Lao Tzu Sonatas is going to be readily available for a very large amount of time. I tend to try and buy these obscure recordings at cheap prices whil they last, and I almost never get around to buying things by more famous composers.

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    Smile Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by superhorn View Post
    My Cd collection is extrmely eclectic; not particularly large, but it has everything from music by Palestrina,Lassus, Gesualdo, Dufay, Byrd, and Josquin etc to music by Elliott Carter, Boulez, Dutilleaux, Adams, Rouse,
    Tippett,Messiaen and other composers of the present day.
    I have orchestral works of every kind,masny different operas and choral works, chamber and piano music etc.
    There are many works in it which you would would have very little chance of ever hearing live.
    Among the unusual operas are Padmavati by Roussel,Enescu's Oedipe,Krenek's Jonny Spielt Auf, Schreker's Der Ferne Klang, Notre Dame by Franz Schmidt, Flammen by Erwin Schulhoff, Die Vogel by Walter Braunfels, Janacek's Excursions of Mr. Broucek and Osud(Fate), Nielsen's Saul &David, D'Albert's Tiefland, Catalani's La Wally, Gluck's Armide,
    Handel's Riccardo Primo, and these rarely performed Richard Strauss operas: Daphne, Intermezzo, Friedenstag, Die Agyptische Helena, and Die Liebe Der Danae.
    Smetana: Libuse,The Kiss,and The Devil's Wall. Dvorak: The Devil&Kate and Armida. Pfitzner's Palestrina. Sancta Susanna by Hindemith,
    Zemlinsky's A Florentine Tragedy, The Charlatan by Pavel Haas, Gwendoline by Chabrier, Der Vampyr by Heinrich Marschner, Lortzing's Undine,
    Prokofiev's The Gambler and Semyon Kotko, Tchaikovsky's Mazeppa, and by Rimsky-Korsakov, The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh,Sadko, Kashchei the Immortal, and the Maid of Pskov, Tippett's The Ice Break and Schnittke's Life With an Idiot.Langaard's Antikrist.

    Oratorios and Choral works include: The Song of the Bell by Max Bruch,
    The Book of the 7 Seals by Franz Schmidt, Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the Revolution by Prokofiev, and Song of the Forests by Shostakovich.

    Rarely heard symphonies by Franz Berwald,Hugo Alfven,Karol Szymanowski, Zdenek Fibich,Rimsky-Korsakov, Arnold Bax, Enescu,Nikolai Myaskovsky,
    Arthur Bliss, Mily Balakirev, Carlos Chavez, Franz Schmidt, Albert Roussel,
    Havergal Brian, Reinhold Gliere,Alexander Glazunov, Vassily Kallinikov,Johan Svendsen, Martinu, Nielsen, Pfitzner, Smetana,(he wrote one), Szymanowski, Stefan Wolpe,Leif Segerstam,Christopher Rouse,
    Bruch, etc.

    Little-known concertos by Nikolai Medtner, Berwald, Bliss, Tippett,Martinu,Szymanowski,
    Glazunov(piano), Taneyev, Nielsen, Dvorak,(violin), Myaskovsky(Cello),
    Rouse(flute)Martinu(oboe)Gliere(horn),

    Miscellaneous orchestral works by Roussel, Rimsky-Korsakov, Koechlin,
    Szymanowski,Janacek,Dvorak, Smetana, Prokofiev, Balakirev, Martinu,
    Nielsen,Alfven, Pfitzner, Schmidt, Hindemith, etc which are rarely heard.

    And much,much more.

    No one could ever accuse me of having an uninteresting CD collection !




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    Why is Rimsky-Korsakov in red?

    I have my little collection too....not so little and very interesting indeed. Would you like to take a look?

    Martin

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    My little collection is here:

    Click here...I made a site for it...It's easier when I go to a store to see my list or for exchanging with friends.

    http://www3.bell.net/svp1/

    Sincerely,


    Martin

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    Alban Berg, I am curious as to why you need to show off your collection?? is it to show what a great collection you have or to make superhorn's look smaller is it an ego trip for you.tut tut.

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    And superhorn's OP is not an ego trip?

    No, I think pretty much that everything any of us do here is somehow expressive of our egos.

    But if in our expression, we also let drop a few tidbits about nice pieces of music, then I guess that that's OK.

    (I'm probably the only one here with CDs of Martin Tetreault, so I win!!)

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    Smile it is just

    Quote Originally Posted by Snow White View Post
    Alban Berg, I am curious as to why you need to show off your collection?? is it to show what a great collection you have or to make superhorn's look smaller is it an ego trip for you.tut tut.
    I am proud of my collection, I am not a show off myself...I just wanted to share my pleasure with you...Mean people can think otherwise.

    Martin

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    Wel, well what a kerfuffle, just over some dubious music,now everyone, please lets have a count, how many Classical CDs do you all have, How many tapes and how many vinyl??
    PS I prefer superhorn's collection!
    I don’t want a signature any more

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.H.C. View Post
    Wel, well what a kerfuffle, just over some dubious music,now everyone, please lets have a count, how many Classical CDs do you all have, How many tapes and how many vinyl??
    PS I prefer superhorn's collection!
    I'll pass

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    But speaking about rare...I am so excited to have the 15 operas by Rimsky-Korsakov! I am also excited having Volo di Notte by Dallapiccola (2 recordings from radio France and 1 DVD)...also two never commecially recorded operas by Schreker! We can find this nowhere!

    Martin, weird

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