2017 Play List (New Releases)

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  1. eljr

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    La Cite Celeste / Weimar Cantatas - Thomas Hobbs (tenor)
    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (Artist), none (Composer, Conductor)

    (14 July 2017)

    3/5
     
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    Pierrot Ensemble Series, Vol. 1
    Release date: 21 Jul 2017, AR-00035

    Artists
    Various Artists, Pavel Šabacký, Pavel Wallinger, Emil Drápela, Petr Hladík, Petr Pomkla, Petr Vysloužil, Šárka Králová, Lukáš Krejčí, Marie Petříková, Martina Venc-Matušínská, Lukáš Daňhel, Vladimír Halíček, Eva Koválová, Ladislav Doležal, Katarína Madariová

    Composers
    Paul Reale, Stephen Yip, Mei-Fang Lin, Matthew Pellegrino, Per Christian Arnesen, Aaron Price

    4/5
     
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    In Praise of Shadows ~ Peter Erskine New Trio

    Caught the song Smile from this recording on the local Jazz Radio yesterday. It was driving me crazy as I knew the melody but could not ID the tune. I love it when artists can engage me like that. If it wasn't for the internet allowing me to check the playlist it would have been an NPR moment with me sitting in the car waiting for the DJ's to announce what was played.

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    Erick Friedman / Seiji Ozawa
    The Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn Violin Concertos

    Release date: 02 Jun 2017

    Genre
    Classical

    3 1/2 of 5
     
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    Emerson String Quartet
    Chaconnes and Fantasias: Music of Britten and Purcell

    Release Date April 21, 2017
    Duration01:13:33
    Genre
    Classical
    Styles
    Chamber Music
    Recording DateJune, 2014 - January, 2015
    Recording Location
    Drew University, Madison, NJ
    LeFrak Hall, Queens College, NY

    3 1/2 of 5
     
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    The Crossing / Donald Nally
    John Luther Adams: Canticles of the Holy Wind

    Release Date May 12, 2017
    Duration01:06:20
    Genre
    Classical
    Styles
    Choral
    Recording Date
    Recording Location
    St. Peter's in the Great Valley, Malvern, PA

    2 1/5 of 5
     
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    Duo Stephanie & Saar
    Bach: The Art of Fugue

    Release Date 2017
    Duration01:32:27
    Genre
    Classical
    Styles
    Keyboard
    Recording Date
    Recording Location
    Oktaven Audio, Mt. Vernon, NY


    3 1/2 of 5
     
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    Looks like a winner although you seem lukewarm.
     
  9. eljr

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    A couple things to consider, my ratings are for me.
    I am not a professional judging with an objective criteria.
    Heck, if I don't like the material, even genre, I may give something a spin but I am only going to grade it on my aesthetic response. Hence a universally 5 star rap recording may come up 2 stars.

    Sometimes I hear things I know I grade higher but it's just not me.

    Many times, I know a recording is technically flawed but love the performance.
    So I can give something a 4 1/2 or even 5 and NOT recommend it.

    The only real criteria I use in my ratings is how likely I am to spin it again.

    A 2 1/2 and below is not getting another listen. A 3 may, may not. A 3 1/2 or above is.

    and there is much now a days to listen to, getting a sure fine second spin (3 1/2 and up) is what I consider good.

    This recording I can absolutely recommend, it's just not an exact fit in MY wheelhouse.

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    But above all, what the he!! do I know!?
     
  10. BlindBoyGrnt

    BlindBoyGrnt Nullius in verba Subscriber

    I appreciate the effort. The first listen can be problematic. Other things could be going on to either interfere with your listening, or you may not be in a receptive mood. Plus some records are immediate favourites, others grow on you. I wouldn't argue with any of your numbers, nor hold you to your first subjective (by definition) rating.
     
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    Rachel Barton Pine
    Bel Canto Paganini: 24 Caprices and other works for solo violin

    Release Date May 19, 2017
    Duration02:02:21
    Genre
    Classical
    Styles
    Chamber Music
    Recording Date
    Recording Location
    St. Pauls United Church of Christ, Chicago

    3/5
     
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    Anton Steck / Matthew Halls / L'Arpa Festante
    Beethoven: Violin Concerto; Pössinger: Violin Concerto

    Release Date March 24, 2017
    Duration01:01:58
    Genre
    Classical
    Styles
    Concerto
    Recording DateMay 22, 2016 - May 25, 2016
    Recording Location
    Martinskirche Müllheim (Germany)

    3 1/2 of 5

    Recommended
     
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    Jenny Lin
    Prokofiev & Zaborov

    Release Date April 21, 2017
    Duration01:02:38
    Genre
    Classical
    Styles
    Keyboard
    Recording DateNovember 10, 2015 - November 12, 2015
    Recording Location
    Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, VA

    4/5

    I find this recording to be light and clean yet filled with energy.
    If the program interests you, I recommend this performance.
     
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    I had to pick up an adapter at Wal-Mart for my kid's Nintendo Switch (well, I play it too. :) ). The new store layout has the "wall" of the remaining 100 or so CD's right next to the games. There on the top shelf was the new (to me) remaster of The Doors self-titled album. And, yes, to fit this thread, it was released in 2017. I'm not stuck in the 60's by any means but this was a brand new CD, in jewel case, for $5! What the hell, why not? I thought I'd A/B with my 80's Elektra version but when I got home, I couldn't find it anywhere. I fired up Foobar and it's there but I have no idea what car, desk, or kid's room it could be in. I only listened to it once, and that will probably be enough for a few years, but it sounded nice and clear, perhaps a bit quiet but maybe not as punchy as I remember. Still, did I mention $5? I blow more than that on a fast food meal.
     
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    Daníel Bjarnason / Iceland Symphony Orchestra
    Recurrence

    Release Date April 7, 2017
    Duration01:07:29
    Genre
    Classical
    Styles
    Orchestral
    Recording DateDecember 5, 2016 - December 9, 2016
    Recording Location
    Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland

    4/5 recommended
     
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    Terje Tonnesen / Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
    Janácek: The Kreutzer Sonata; Intimate Letters

    Release Date April 7, 2017
    Genre
    Classical
    Styles
    Orchestral

    3/5
     
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    Riccardo Muti / Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Bruckner: Symphony No. 9

    Release Date June 16, 2017
    Duration01:02:19
    Genre
    Classical
    Styles
    Symphony
    Recording DateJune, 2016
    Recording Location
    Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center

    3 1/5 of 5
     
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    Carolyn Kuan / Residentie Orkest den Haag
    Philip Glass: Life - A Journey Through Time

    Release Date June 2, 2017
    Duration58:09
    Genre
    Classical
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    Orchestral
    Recording Location
    The Dr Anton Philips Hall, The Hague, Netherlands

    3 1/2 of 5
     
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    I was unaware of this release and enjoy Previte's playing. Any thoughts on this one el?
     
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    Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, the Nashville Sound
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    June 16, 2017
     
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