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Re: Janet Baker and Saga Records
Posted by Dan O'Hara on April 15, 2007, 1:00 pm, in reply to "Janet Baker and Saga Records"
Having first heard Janet Baker as a soloist in Bach's B minor mass at the Festival Hall on 15 February 1960, while in my teens and she still hardly known, I was delighted when, a few years later, she came to Nottingham University, where I was an undergraduate, to give a couple of recitals accompanied by Ivor Keys, the Professor of Music. Her Saga discs had recently been released, and I was delighted that in one recital she sang Frauenliebe und Leben - quite unforgettable. I also treasured the Saga set of the Bach 48 played by Maurice Cole (I listened to nothing else when revising for Finals!), and the set of Brandenburgs conducted by Harry Newstone. I also still have a Saga LP by Pouishnoff, the first real pianist I ever heard - on several occasions when he visited my home city, Winchester; the last was only a few months before his death. Some of the Chopin works on that LP were later reissued on another Saga label - but different takes were used! It would be nice to have a fresh remastering of those pieces.
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