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  • Xann
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    Penderecki's score for the 1964 film 'Painters Of Gdansk' is brilliant.

    It starts and ends like a very stoned Jacques Loussier, the middle comprises of nods to Romantic classical, 60s soundtracks (duh) and some hefty slabs of concrète.

    POG was a short film showcasing the art scene in Poland, it's not difficult to imagine what sort of images would have accompanied these sounds.

    The piece would sit quite happily in the catalogues of Trunk or Finders Keepers, though they'd have to find a coupling as it's only 20 minutes long

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  • Grim Lounge Cowboy
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    Van Bergiijk and Van Vlijman have left the building! The VV tracks made no impression. The VB tracks made a negative impression - esp the barrel organ track. Perhaps check them on Youtube if you have discovered that you don't happen to share my tastes in such matters.

    Sale of them to a local dude generated $20. That went towards an as-yet-uncompleted purchase which might feature on-site shortly.

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  • bongolia
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    Originally posted by Grim Lounge Cowboy View Post
    Looking again at what you wrote it seems that you will be giving it the elbow.
    Sorry, forgot to reply to this the other month - seems the Maisky Bach box is sought after, presumably in South Korea (it even apparently had a vinyl reissue there recently). Still not had a chance (or remembered) to give it a proper listen yet.

    Coincidently my Casals box was 35p (reduced from 70p in a half-price sale) at another branch of the same charity shop about 15 years ago. I shall now be disappointed not to find another recording of them for 15p sometime in 2033 (fingers crossed for the Janos Starker with the spooky floating head B&W cover: https://www.discogs.com/Johann-Sebas...elease/4154889 )

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  • bongolia
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    Argenta, London Symphony Orchestra - España (4 Spanish themed pieces - Chabrier - España, Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio Espagnol, etc)

    Was in a junk shop yesterday, a few new classical LPs in, and about the second record I pulled out of the box was this pretty clean first pressing, original inner and everything. Not bad for 50p, although I need to work out if I can remove the plastic sleeve (it's glued on the inside) - any tips on doing that welcomed!

    Also a couple of white/gold HMVs - The Planets and Scheherazade, not particularly valuable but nice to find in well looked after condition. With Peer Gynt (not worth much either, takes my total to 3). Disappointingly tasteful sleeve on the Scheherazade - it's normally a chance for record companies to feature scantily clad women. I'm sure there is or was a gallery online somewhere of hundreds of Scheherazade sleeves in all their middle-east exploito splendour

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  • Grim Lounge Cowboy
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    Oxfam in Reading delivers on the 'Dutch avant-classical' front! I'll never see the Van Bergiijk and Van Vlijman here. The VB barrel organ track sounds promising.

    Also on the late 60's Oz classical front with the Richard Meale. "Soon it will die" apparently from the same time as "Clouds Now and Then", and also Haiku inspired.

    I won the Gaudeamus Quartet LP on Ebay for next to nothing. G4 my go-to string quartet for Dutch avant-classical SQ action.

    Many thanks to Bongolia for the other two, which were surprise companions for the Jolivet freebie he had going a while back.

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  • Turboellis
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    A couple of weeks ago, I picked up this (https://www.discogs.com/Luciano-Beri...lease/12189593) from a bargain bin. Finally got around to listening to it on Saturday night. Absolutely exactly the kind of thing I was wanting to listen to. Cathy Berberian's vocal gymnastics utterly compelling and very very odd.

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  • Grim Lounge Cowboy
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    Libra

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  • Sonovox
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    What's the Gerhard piece on that one GLC?

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  • Grim Lounge Cowboy
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    $20 is at the upper end of what I will punt. But this does seem uncommon (even in its non-audiophile incarnation). And the sleeve has nice colours.

    I have mentally offset the cost by reference to what I have saved by finding 'Roger Woodward at the Round House' (I forget the actual title - and I am not going downstairs just to check it) at the local library. His take on Barraque is well known. Am looking forward to hearing him on the Leo Brouwer tape/perc/piano piece.

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  • Grim Lounge Cowboy
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    Looking again at what you wrote it seems that you will be giving it the elbow.

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  • Grim Lounge Cowboy
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    Never heard of him. Maisky, that is. Views seem to differ.

    Still, nice pull whatever way you look at it. A keeper as far as you are concerned?

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  • bongolia
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    Popped out to drop some records off at the charity shop, and just paid 25p for a mint looking boxset of Mischa Maisky 1980s recording of the Bach Cello Suites
    https://www.discogs.com/Johann-Sebas...elease/9325370

    Reading up on it, it seems to be a very expressionistic performance, but seems to have its fans. Will probably end up sticking with my Casals box though...

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  • Grim Lounge Cowboy
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    While we wait for giantchicken to complete the jigsaw, I'll keep us amused with my find of the day.

    Pleased to see that a particular shop has managed without my custom for two decades or more. I had a train to catch, so I could only pick through a few boxes. $5 for this seemed reasonable - apparently NM/Ex-.

    The Discogs ask isn't all that much more than $5. I might not recoup if I choose to move it on.

    The sleeve notes read like a dismissal of the Dreyfus piece. I can only think that Dreyfus was being modest and some took his comments at face value - "abstaining from any self-conscious attempt to be 'original'"! He did a course under Stockhausen, so I think he is to be congratulated for not becoming submerged in that vortex of cant. And it would be bizarre to criticise him for wanting people to enjoy his music.

    Then again, if any 'contemporary classical' deserves to be called 'light' it is his "Jingles" (up-thread).

    I'm only mildly curious about the Sculthorpe piece. I have a later take on it (waaaaay up-thread). Meh.

    Cugley comes across (sleeve notes) as a Sculthorpian. I am expecting the "Prelude for Orchestra" to be static and diffuse. Out of Takemitsu via Sculthorpe? I may yet find that I have bagged a keeper. Let's try to fire up the stereo!

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  • Grim Lounge Cowboy
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    The chicken connection! Now, if we can just suss the link with the money-power...

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  • giantchicken
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    Originally posted by Grim Lounge Cowboy View Post
    That makes sense. Ta.

    Odd that I had never made the connection between "Happenings" in the Yardbirds' song and 'happenings'.
    Actually GLC, I;m not certain that there is one - whilst my first two paragraphs constitute an admittedly rather poor thumbnail sketch of 'happenings', the videos were just an excuse to enjoy a couple of great songs really - hey, you know I can be a mischievous chicken sometimes, Mind you, the Yardbirds do also mention 'situations' quite prominently, so perhaps there is some sort of art/agitation/activism thread concealed in the lyric?

    The Supremes video, apart from being a great song, does tend to feature the lovely Mary Wilson in her pomp quite heavily, a good enough reason to post in my book.....oh, and coincidentally, I've just realised that both The Yardbirds and The Supremes have chicken related names...y'know I should run with other people's rhetorical questions more often...

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