Today's Classical Music Playlist

Holst:

The Evening-watch, Op. 43 no 1/H 159 (*)
Partsongs (7), Op. 44/H 162 (*)(#)
Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Op. 26: 3rd group, H 99 (*) (%)
Savitri, Op. 25/H 96 (*)(#)(&)

Osian Ellis (Harp) (%)
Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano), Robert Tear (Tenor), Thomas Hemsley (Baritone) (&)

Purcell Singers (*)
English Chamber Orchestra (#)
Imogen Holst

Eloquence CD (Australian Decca)

 
Schubert:

Rosamunde, Fürstin von Zypern (Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus) (Overture D 732 and incidental music D 797)

Elly Ameling (soprano)

Rundfunkchor Leipzig
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Kurt Masur

Philips CD

 
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Toscanini Rarities on Radio (1939 - 1943)

Ravel: Boléro
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in d
Glinka: Jota aragonesa
Enescu: Roumanian Rhapsody, No.1 in A
Bizet: La jolie fille de Perth (Suite from the opera)
Rubinstein: Valse Caprice in E flat Major

NBC Symphony Orchestra
Arturo Toscanini

Enterprise CD

 
Grieg:

Peer Gynt, Op. 23 (complete incidental music)
Sigurd Jorsalfar, Op. 22

Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Marianne Eklöf (Mezzo Soprano), Urban Malmberg (Baritone), Carl-Gustaf Holmgren (Baritone),
Charlotte Forsberg (Soprano), Monica Einarson (Soprano), Maria Andersson (Soprano)

Wenche Foss (Spoken Vocals), Toralv Maurstad (Spoken Vocals), Tor Stokke (Spoken Vocals)

Knut Buen (Fiddle), Paul Cortese (Viola)
Vivika Alm (French Horn), Sören Hermansson (French Horn), Malcolm Page (French Horn),
Kjell Magnus Sandve (Tenor), Per Göran (French Horn)

Pro Musica Chamber Choir
Göteborgs Symfoniker
Neeme Järvi

DG CDs

 
I was reading a blog on the Native DSD site and the author's topic was "Fabulous Fifth Symphonies". He lists some of his favourite Fifth recordings that they offer. Fabulous Fifth Symphonies - DSD Discoveries | NativeDSD Blog

Yes, I know it is a bit of marketing, so I thought I would ask fellow Havenites for their input. What "Fifths" are among your favourites ?

(Disclaimer: no affiliation with NativeDSD.com. I have a sampler but am tempted to try a full recording to amuse myself while laid up for the next couple of weeks)
 
I was reading a blog on the Native DSD site and the author's topic was "Fabulous Fifth Symphonies". He lists some of his favourite Fifth recordings that they offer. Fabulous Fifth Symphonies - DSD Discoveries | NativeDSD Blog

Yes, I know it is a bit of marketing, so I thought I would ask fellow Havenites for their input. What "Fifths" are among your favourites ?

(Disclaimer: no affiliation with NativeDSD.com. I have a sampler but am tempted to try a full recording to amuse myself while laid up for the next couple of weeks)
There are many great 5th symphonies (at least IMHO), like those written by Beethoven, Bruckner, Mahler, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Sibelius, Nielsen, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Honegger and Vaughan Williams, among others that I am probably forgetting here.
 
Mozart:

Don Giovanni (Il dissoluto punito, ossia il Don Giovanni), KV. 527

Don Giovanni: Samuel Ramey (Baritone)
Donna Anna: Anna Tomowa-Sintow (Soprano)
Donna Elvira: Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano)
Leporello: Ferruccio Furlanetto (Baritone)
Il Commendatore: Paata Burchuladze (Bass)
Zerlina: Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Don Ottavio: Gösta Winbergh (Tenor)
Masetto: Alexander Malta (Baritone)

Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan

DG CDs

One of HvK last recordings. A sumptuous Don Givanni, with deliberate tempi and distinguished singing.

 
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