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Jenny Lin Shostakovich

Robert Levine has a rave review of the new Jenny Lin CD in the August Stereophile (p. 94). I went to Amazon.com to order it. Turns out, this CD isn't released yet; should be sometime in August. Also, price of the CD is $35.98! WOW! It is a 2-CD set but that price is a bit much, IMO.
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Re: Jenny Lin Shostakovich

I've enjoyed the Keith Jarrett recording -- yeah, him! -- of these pieces for many years. It seems to me that there's a resonance between the works and Jarrett's own improvisational style. I wonder if anybody has heard both Jarrett and Lin and would care to comment.

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$36 for a new two-disc set is full price, that's all. If you wait for a few months, you should be able to buy it cheaper from an Amazon seller, or even used. I picked up the even more expensive Sara Marianovich recording of Joaquin Rodrigo's piano music, which was listed at $76 for a two disc set, for only $11.

I do look forward to Ms Lin's set - it's been garnering raves from all corners - but I don't think I'll wait. I'll gladly pay full price for top-notch artistry.

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Hi Todd: Yeah, you are right. The price is probably in line with list price. Interesting thing is the price a couple of weeks ago was listed at $48.99! I'm not making this up. So, there has been some improvement recently. Nevertheless, I will wait a few months. Maybe pick it up on eBay for half price or less.
Sam

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Agreed, Todd. I'm looking forward to listening to Jenny Lin's set... more than that, looks like I missed out on a great Lin recital at Le Poisson Rouge last night, dammit:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/22/arts/music/22lin.html?_r=1&ref=arts

As for the Shostakovich P&F sets, I've heard the Jarrett version and frankly it wasn't to my liking. The only recording I own and am familiar with is the Nikolayeva, though... but it'll be interesting to compare Lin's version to hers.

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Agreed, Todd. I'm looking forward to listening to Jenny Lin's set... more than that, looks like I missed out on a great Lin recital at Le Poisson Rouge last night, dammit:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/22/arts/music/22lin.html?_r=1&ref=arts

Aw, crap. I forgot all about that!

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I know! We should've gone, dude.

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I picked up the set - for about $24 at Amazon Marketplace - and the praise I've read is all well-founded. Superb playing and superb sound, well worth the comparatively meager outlay.

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