Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #22)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Feb 12, 2011.

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  1. George P

    George P And Then She Kissed Me

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    Continued from here

    As a reminder, this thread (and the 21 that have preceded it) is for all things that relate to Classical Music. Feel free to post what you're listening to, what recordings you recommend, recent classical purchases, classical concerts, discuss classical works, classical composers, etc.

    Also, beginners are very welcome. Feel free to post any questions that you may have about classical music and/or classical recordings. This includes requests for recommendations for recordings of particular works/composers, etc. We have lots of friendly and knowledgeable members who will be glad to help you out.

    As always, I would like to offer many thanks to all who have made this such and enjoyable and informative experience thus far! You guys are great! :wave:
  2. George P

    George P And Then She Kissed Me

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    I listened to some Lili Kraus today playing Schubert's D 959 sonata and various other Schubert works. Enjoyable, but not among my favorite Schubert interpreters. Her Mozart is awesome, though.
  3. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    George, Can you recommend a few recordings by Brendel that you feel are absolutely outstanding? I think you like his Schubert and I have a number of his Schuberts already.
  4. George P

    George P And Then She Kissed Me

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    Other than his Haydn set on Philips, I don't find any of his recordings (that I have heard, mind you) to be on that level. I have only heard heard the Haydn set, some of his Schubert and his first Beethoven cycle.
  5. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    Now playing CD2 - Polonaises and Andante Spianato for a first listen ...

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  6. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    Great. I will look up his Haydn recordings. I really do not need any more Beethoven Piano Sonatas given what I already have. Thanks.
  7. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    Just placed the following small order with my favorite Amazon MP vendor this evening ...

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  8. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

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    I'm the one who likes Brendel, Stuart. His second recording of D960 (and the Wanderer Fantasy, on Philips Silverline) was the music that got me started listening to/buying/collecting classical music in 1986. I also like his Mozart Piano Concertos. I heard his Beethoven Piano Sonatas in the early '90s, but didn't like them much; but I didn't like anybody's Beethoven's Piano Sonatas then.

    My favorite Mozart Piano Concertos are those by Perahia or Brendel.
  9. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    Where is thread #20?
  10. George P

    George P And Then She Kissed Me

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    Here.

    If you check the start of each thread, there should (provided the thread starter includes it) be a link to the prior thread. I used the link in the first post of this thread to find #21 and then did the same to find the link to #20.
  11. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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  12. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

  13. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    This one is considered by many to be the best there is or has been so far.
    This one was very highly recommended back in 1987 when I got it!!

    I got the original(Pictured above)and recently got the newer art version(Pictured below)for the hellovit cuz I found it dirt cheap.


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  14. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    So they're not archiving the old threads HERE anymore?
  15. George P

    George P And Then She Kissed Me

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    That's a good question for a Gort, as I am sure that they are the ones who add the threads to that list.
  16. Easing into a Sunday morning...

    Debussy/Mahler/Puccini/Rachmaninoff/Ravel/Richard Strauss - The Story Of Great Music: Prelude To Modern Music
    Side 5 - Carlo Maria Giulini cond. The Philharmonia Orchstra - Debussy - La Mer
    Time-Life - Angel/Capitol Canada - 1966

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    The LP is wafer-thin weighing in at 90 grams, :eek: making it a mid-1970s pressing.

    Picked up this 4 LP box set recently at one of the local thrift shops for a $6. Box, book, booklet and LPs I'd grade at Excellent +.
  17. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    Finally got around to watching the Simon Rattle/Charlie Rose interview cited back in thread #20. (Thanks Eddie.)

    http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/11358

    One question I would have asked is whether Gustav Mahler the great opera conductor ever occurs to him as he steps on the podium at The Met.
  18. Bronth

    Bronth Well-Known Member

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    I definitely enjoy Brendel's intelligent restrained power and musicality, his Beethoven Fantasy for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra has been my imprint version since my youth. Currently I'm considering his set of the late Schubert sonatas and other works on Decca. Do you recommend it?

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  19. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    Jay, I already have many excellent Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas and have no intention to get the set by Brendel.
  20. Casino

    Casino New Member

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    No wonder Pluto was dropped by some scientists as a planet. The little guy's not on this disc. I blame Holst! :)

    Seriously, the Dutoit is my favorite version. It was very highly reviewed when issued. And it costs a lot less today than when I bought it many moons ago.

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  21. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    Fresh meat for my spinner....

    Sibelius
    Symphony No. 4 Op. 63
    Symphony No. 5 Op. 82

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Herbert von Karajan
    (1976)

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  22. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    Now playing CD13 from this set for a first listen ...

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  23. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    Hummm is the Moon a Planet?
    Many moons have gone by since 1987. :laugh:
  24. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    13 of 60?
    Essshhhhh your into that set for the looooooong haul! :winkgrin:
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