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Discussion: Honegger: Complete Symphonies - Brogli-Sacher

Posts: 10

Post by Simon V. January 11, 2013 (1 of 10)
I've been hoping for a Honegger cycle on SACD, but this is from an orchestra, a conductor, and a label that I haven't heard of. Anyone have any experience of them?

Post by nucaleena January 11, 2013 (2 of 10)
Simon V. said:

I've been hoping for a Honegger cycle on SACD, but this is from an orchestra, a conductor, and a label that I haven't heard of. Anyone have any experience of them?

yes, I have three or four of Musicaphon's discs, - Handel sonatas, a Handel opera and music by Babell. Mainly musicians from Cologne (Koln). Their discs boast DSD logos, but since they give no info on recording media I have assumed they record in PCM. At any rate, the sound is very good if a bit forward in the sonatas, more roomy in the opera (note: all their discs in my collection are hybrid and m/c). I'd have no hesitation buying any of their products if the repertoire was attractive (as it is in this case). Can't comment on the orchestra or conductor, however. I'll be looking to buy this set when available.

Post by Polly Nomial January 11, 2013 (3 of 10)
One thing I'm not clear on is whether this set is an a repackaging of the Honegger that accompanies other works (usually Richard Strauss) or if they're new accounts.

Post by current93 January 11, 2013 (4 of 10)
Simon V. said:

I've been hoping for a Honegger cycle on SACD, but this is from an orchestra, a conductor, and a label that I haven't heard of. Anyone have any experience of them?

I'm still hoping for a good Honneger cycle, since this set is non-starter for me. I've got only one SACD from these forces Mountain Worlds. Soul Flight - Brogli-Sacher and all I can say about it is: second-rate wholly unidiomatic performance in horrible sound, BTW a Cybele production. Booklet notes provides information that 2/3 of orchestral members are trainees. Terrible experience.

Post by seth January 11, 2013 (5 of 10)
Polly Nomial said:

One thing I'm not clear on is whether this set is an a repackaging of the Honegger that accompanies other works (usually Richard Strauss) or if they're new accounts.

This website claims that the recordings were made between 2007 and 2010, so I guess that means they're the same:

http://d-nb.info/1026735041/about/html

Post by Polly Nomial January 11, 2013 (6 of 10)
seth said:

This website claims that the recordings were made between 2007 and 2010, so I guess that means they're the same:

http://d-nb.info/1026735041/about/html

Good find - on that basis, I agree.

Post by Simon V. January 13, 2013 (7 of 10)
Thanks for the replies. I think I'll stick with Baudo and the Czech Phil. for the time being.

Post by nucaleena January 13, 2013 (8 of 10)
current93 said:

....second-rate wholly unidiomatic performance in horrible sound....Terrible experience.

Damn.

Post by Johnno January 16, 2013 (9 of 10)
I own the Karajan of No. 2 and the Liturgique, a surprisingly good Naxos of No. 3 with the local NZSO and the Serge Baudo/Czech Phil/Supraphon set of all five, which I think are superb.
I'm wondering how Ivan Fischer and the BFO would sound in them?

Post by Simon V. January 17, 2013 (10 of 10)
SACD would be helpful in disentangling the polytonal thickets of the music of Honegger's friend Darius Milhaud.

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