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Hi Schubert - I was referring not to musical styles but to styles of horn playing.  Sound concepts, equipment played on, etc. The New York horn players in the not very distant past had a very distinctive style -  players like John Barrows, Gunther... 
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I'll repeat some of what I just posted on the jazz thread here, since the Ravel Pavane has been brought up in both.  Myron Bloom, the former principal horn of the Cleveland Orchestra in most of Szell's recordings, has died the other day.  His Pava... 
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Checked in tonight to catch up on this thread, and noticed some postings of the Ravel Pavane for a Dead Princess.  For me personally, one of the very most beautiful versions of the opening horn solo was Myron Bloom's, with the Cleveland Orchestra ... 
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Hi Frogman - I have never really been away, but I am only on the site maybe once a week or so nowadays, sometimes less. I have been tempted to chime in many times but refrained. I am always amused to see the large number of deleted posts when I ch... 
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I was catching up on posts on this thread over the last week or so tonight and saw a couple of mentions of Gunther Schuller.  In addition to being a great writer/jazz historian, he was also a great composer, both of jazz and "classical" music. He ... 
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For another great version of the Goldberg Variations, try the one recorded by the Canadian Brass.  Definitely my favorite recording of theirs.  
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Just checked in after a few weeks.  In the Beethoven Sonata discussion, surprised no one mentioned Alfred Brendel.  One of the greatest, and all three of his sets are great. Definitely a musician's musician/pianist.    
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Wow- I have been away from this board for a few weeks and there have been some interesting discussions here!  I don't think anyone responded to Pete, who asked about programs for cataloging a collection.  I found the ones I looked at wanting for c... 
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I haven't ever read that Gardiner book, though I would like to. That's one to add to my  list, for sure.   
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Hi Schubert - Pablo Casals used to do the same thing, apparently.  
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I have been away from this site for a long time now, and have just caught up with this thread. I'll mention that I too would agree that Grimaud is one of the best working today.  I've had the good fortune to work with her I think on three differen... 
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I can't resist posting here today about two things (I have always been "lurking" here every so often catching up on the thread).  First, RIP Roy Hargrove. The trumpet world and the jazz world have lost another one way too early.  Got to hear him l... 
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I would agree with rvpiano on Trifonov. He is a huge talent, I have worked with him before. It was a few years ago at least that he played with my orchestra. I am not as familiar with his recordings, but the one or two I have  heard confirm that i... 
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I started typing a post, went back to refer to an earlier one, and then my text disappeared! So retyping, and apologize if this gets posted twice somehow. Just catching up on the thread. rvpiano, the Brahms horn excerpt you mentioned (from the 4th... 
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rvpiano - no, I don't know Doug. I have heard of him, but haven't ever hear him play.