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    Great piece...loved it for a long time.

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    Anybody here who knows a good 'sounding' recording of Faures Requiem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    Anybody here who knows a good 'sounding' recording of Faures Requiem?
    There many, many recordings of good performances. If you want something fairly recent in excellent sound try the Nigel Short recording on the LSO label. The requiem is usually paired with other works so you can consider that as well. The Faure / Durufle Requiems is a popular pairing. But the LSO is really good for top notch sound.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    Anybody here who knows a good 'sounding' recording of Faures Requiem?
    I've owned the Atlanta/Shaw/Telarc recording (1987) for a long time and is my go-to, but it is the only version I own.
    If it isn't Krautrock, it's krap.

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    Thanks - I was considering the Telarc (they are usually good), but 1987 can be hit or miss for a CD. Sometimes rather harsh treble.
    I will check out the Nigel Short one.

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    Also a Faure's Requiem contender: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kltS...X8LZYJkjA9PdWo

    Fauré: Requiem
    , Op. 48: Introït et Kyrie · Collegium Vocale Gent · La Chapelle Royale · Philippe Herreweghe ,
    harmonia mundi Released on: 2007-07-31

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    Tapiola - Segerstam

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    This is amazing.
    If it isn't Krautrock, it's krap.

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    This is amazing.
    You can tell he listened to a lot of Yes.

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    If it isn't Krautrock, it's krap.

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    That makes you what you are" - Ian Anderson

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    I can’t think of one piece of music by Sibelius that I don’t like. Amazing composer. For those who love Sibelius check out the music of Ture rangstrom a Swedish composer that is also one of my favorites. There’s a great set of his symphonies on the CPO label.

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    Agreed...Sibelius continues to blow my mind always. I am obsessed with the 4th symphony again right now but am hitting a lot of his more obscure works, of which there are a ton.

    I know I checked out Rangstrom a while back...what would you consider your fav pieces by him? The Scandinavian/Nordic scene of composers is both fascinating and wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Agreed...Sibelius continues to blow my mind always. I am obsessed with the 4th symphony again right now but am hitting a lot of his more obscure works, of which there are a ton.

    I know I checked out Rangstrom a while back...what would you consider your fav pieces by him? The Scandinavian/Nordic scene of composers is both fascinating and wonderful.
    The cd with his first symphony comes with two of my favorites. Dityramb a symphonic poem and his first symphony. Two great pieces.

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    Svend Hvidtfelt Nielsen - Flowerfall


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    Sibelius is my favourite classical composer; new details reveals itself on every listen. Symphonies 2, 5 and 7 are my favourites and the tone poems are a genre he excelled in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piskie View Post
    Sibelius is my favourite classical composer; new details reveals itself on every listen. Symphonies 2, 5 and 7 are my favourites and the tone poems are a genre he excelled in.
    Yup. Total bad mofo. Symphony 7 is flarpin' unbelievable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piskie View Post
    Sibelius is my favourite classical composer; new details reveals itself on every listen. Symphonies 2, 5 and 7 are my favourites and the tone poems are a genre he excelled in.
    On some days mine too. He's definitely top 3 solid. I've been digging The Tempest Suite recently...really outstanding.

    Been on a DSCH 15 binge....another masterpiece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    On some days mine too. He's definitely top 3 solid. I've been digging The Tempest Suite recently...really outstanding.

    Been on a DSCH 15 binge....another masterpiece.
    I’ve been on a DSCH binge since I was 14. Love Sibelius too - check out his string quartet “Voces Intimae” - beautiful. The strings on the Swan of Tuonela are just mind-blowing - like sheets of ice layered on top of each other.

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    On some days mine too. He's definitely top 3 solid. I've been digging The Tempest Suite recently...really outstanding.

    Been on a DSCH 15 binge....another masterpiece.
    You check out the Ormandy 15 yet?

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    "please do not understand me too quickly"-andre gide

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    Stephen Jay Gould: Beauty and Consolation, and singing Bach's Passion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick L. View Post
    You check out the Ormandy 15 yet?
    Oh yeah! Beyond. Getting really acquainted with this piece - lots of great performances. I really dig the Haitink too. One of his masterpieces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jake View Post
    I’ve been on a DSCH binge since I was 14. Love Sibelius too - check out his string quartet “Voces Intimae” - beautiful. The strings on the Swan of Tuonela are just mind-blowing - like sheets of ice layered on top of each other.
    Yes and yes. I know the SQ well and dig it. The Swan is one of my fav pieces ever by anybody - I'm sure I've said that about 800 times here but still. The Segerstam recording of Lemminkainen and Tapiola is really incredible - it's one of my go-to's for both pieces now. I just don't like placing The Swan third like Segerstam does (and Sibelius was unsure apparently) - I think having it second works better overall.
    If it isn't Krautrock, it's krap.

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    I live in hope that Sibelius' 8th will turn up hidden under a floorboard somewhere...

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