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Your Discovery of the Year

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« Reply #150 on: July 03, 2016, 12:44:38 pm »

I enjoyed 'discovering' Sacheverell Coke;and the fact that he was allot more interesting than York Bowen......imho please note! You've had your time in the sun Bowen fans,now it's time for some Coke (and not that kind,I should point out!)! :o ;D
I also enjoyed listening to some of Gounod's other operas. Mireille and The Bleeding Nun (language please! ;D) La Nonne Sanglante. And I mean enjoyed! I thought the latter was one of the best Cpo opera rediscoveries. A bit of a pity about that slightly nasal sounding tenor;but his singing has an earnest quality and conviction and the overall performance is very good indeed! Great cover photo too!! :o ;D
I also bought the Lyrita set of Tippett's The Midsummer Marriage. I had some battered old ex-lib Lp's of this once,which I bought s/h from a market stall. It didn't do much for me at the time. (Actually,it was probably the scartchy old Lps) I only bought it this time,bcause I was trying to think of another English opera to add to my collection. Anyway,I put the cd set on and suddenly I was hooked on Tippett. I ended up buying the Chandos and Decca sets of the symphonies,the Hyperion set of the Piano Concerto and Piano Sonatas,A Child of our Time,various orchestral works. Phew!! ::) ;D I also went out on a Mozart,Richard Strauss opera binge! The shelves are groaning. And so am the expense!! (And Richard Strauss operas?!!! What's happening to me?!!! :o ;D)
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