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    Quote Originally Posted by AmDismal View Post
    That's just made me think of Zorba the Greek playing at the Royal Wedding. Quite a pleasing image actually - I bet Phil is great at Greek dancing
    More like the sailor's hornpipe, I would have thought,



    which brings me to another great:



    This 1983 recording of the Water Music by Pinnock and the English Concert has, IMHO, never been excelled. Wonderful performance, and great sound from the "original" instruments (marvellous "gutty" strings). It is my test disc for equipment, because I know every single note intimately.
    Last edited by tones; 20-04-2011 at 12:24 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmDismal View Post
    That's just made me think of Zorba the Greek playing at the Royal Wedding. Quite a pleasing image actually - I bet Phil is great at Greek dancing
    Except his family, the Battenburgs, are German.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxer View Post
    Except his family, the Battenburgs, are German.
    Yeah but he's Greek, as is the other half of his family.

    A quick Wikipedia reveals that his godparents were Queen Olga of Greece and the Corfu City Council
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmDismal View Post
    Yeah but he's Greek, as is the other half of his family.

    A quick Wikipedia reveals that his godparents were Queen Olga of Greece and the Corfu City Council
    And his mother was a heroine.

    http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/righ...cess_alice.asp

    I love how she exaggerated her deafness when the Gestapo questioned her.
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    i dont like deutsche gramaphone....always seem to be recorded to some strange set of RIAA equalisation curves of their own invention!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockmeister View Post
    i dont like deutsche gramaphone....always seem to be recorded to some strange set of RIAA equalisation curves of their own invention!?
    Yes, I have found DG to be thin sounding, not nice
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    I was about to suggest Pinnock and The English Concert's recording of Handel's Water Music which Tones recommended to me but see that he beat me to the post! Nevertheless here is a full endorsement of that CD.

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    I am fond of Handel's Concerti Grossi and you might like to explore these. My favourite is




    Happy listening
    Last edited by Fergie; 21-04-2011 at 01:14 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fergie View Post
    I am fond of Handel's Concerti Grossi and you might like to explore these. My favourite is




    Happy listening
    Cheers

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    I am sorry but I posted the wrong link. My favourite is

    http://www.amazon.com/Handel-Concert...3348185&sr=1-1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fergie View Post
    I am fond of Handel's Concerti Grossi and you might like to explore these. My favourite is




    Happy listening
    Good call on the Handel Grotty Concertos. The new Linn release is also excellent:

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    Thanks Tony for showing the image of the CD which, for some reason didn't appear in my post...

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    For some earlier choral music try Leonin, Perotin, Sacred Music from Notre Dame Cathedral by Tonus Peregrinus on Naxos, which is an excellent intro to the Notre Dame School and a highly atmospheric recording.

    Or the excellent and bargain 2 CD set Le Manuscrit du Puy by the Ensemble Gilles Binchois on Virgin Veritas.

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    And then the standard recos for a rock boy getting into classical (like I did):

    Stravinsky - Firebird, Dorati/LSO is good and mid-price; Rite of Spring;

    Profoviev's Romeo and Juliet - the Litton/Bergen Phil adaptation of the 3 suites into chronological order is a viable alternative to the complete ballet, and a typically excellent BIS recording;

    Janacek - Sinfonietta, Taras Bulba etc, Mackerras has done some good recordings of this repertoire.

    As this question of recos for classical newbies crops up regularly, I shall stick this.

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    Taking into account that Teddy Ray's brother is at university and presumably a young chap I'll make 2 possibly contentious suggestions. First up a young modern composer / artist who has quite a young (and not so young) following: Olafur Arnalds. Very accessible and creates some beautiful music imo. Recommended album would be:
    ...And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness


    Second suggestion would be a violin mix-tape. Suggestion would be recent Young Musician of The Year Nicola Benedetti. Her album Fantasie has The Lark Ascending and a nice Speigel im Spiegel on it among others. It does not hurt matters that she is a bit hot.

    If she can't get a young chap into classical music then nothing will

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    i saw her performa at a gig in glasgow , soom teachers training day , she wondered on , never said hello or even smiled, got her fiddle up played sone sonata or other, all movements, still no talking, bowed and lesft the stage ???? about as much connection as a crips packet, i was f''KING BORED TO TEARS,

    give me any one else,

    on the same day we had martin taylor givre a open demonstratioin thing , just played tunes brilliant lots of communication , talking , things to listen for etc, about 4000 percent more enjoyable. and it was 9.30 in the mornig.

    yes she can of course play the fiddle , but you need the other stuff aas well , for me any way

    lowendall.

    also so saw garry karr solo bass player twnety years ago it was a hoot , still makes me smile, and he was playing to a small school hall audiance in shropshire, but a real communicator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tones View Post
    And while on the subject of the ASMF...



    Zadok the Priest has been sung at every Coronation since, but the others are also tuneful and fine examples of Handel's theatrical pulling-out of all the stops on big occasions. I'm not sure if this version is still available, but it's the best I've heard.
    I think this is the same recording.
    http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/new...p?k=2&w=Handel
    It's just been re-released on a new (to me, anyway) label called Newton Classics.
    Presto have them on special offer:
    http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/newton.php


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    Quote Originally Posted by lowendall View Post
    i saw her performa at a gig in glasgow , soom teachers training day , she wondered on , never said hello or even smiled, got her fiddle up played sone sonata or other, all movements, still no talking, bowed and lesft the stage ???? about as much connection as a crips packet, i was f''KING BORED TO TEARS,

    give me any one else,
    Bad hair day perhaps? She seems personable enough, but she's young - and, as she says, classical music doesn't lend itself to humour. Of course, this never bothered my countryman Mr. Galway very much...



    I like the bit where Aly says, "It's not often I have a Stradivarius on my kitchen table!"
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