Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #31)

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

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  1. George P

    George P Now I'm Down In It

    Location:
    NYC
    Continued from here

    Welcome! :wave:

    This thread (and the 30 that have preceded it) is for all things that relate to Classical Music. Feel free to post what you're listening to, recordings you recommend, recent classical purchases, classical concerts, discuss classical works, classical composers, classical performers, etc.

    Beginners are especially 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.

    And as always, I would like to offer my sincere gratitude to all of the regulars (you know who you are) that have made this such and enjoyable and informative experience thus far! You guys are still the best! :righton:
  2. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing CD2 from the following set for a first listen. I had high expectation for this Hildegard set and was not disappointed. CD1 was excellent ...

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  3. no.nine

    no.nine (not his real name)

    Location:
    NYC
    I only have one but I find the performance to be very expressive and really enjoyable. It's played by Lynn Harrell, on Decca.

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  4. Tangledupinblue

    Tangledupinblue Forum Resident

    Location:
    London, UK
    A four-hand arrangement of Agon! That would have been really good to hear.

    I've got this amazing two piano transcription on CD of Bartok's Miraculous Mandarin (think it actually might be his original, because the orchestral version as we know it only took shape after years of revisions) - the relatively monochrome nature of the piano really brings out its crunching dissonances, in some of the most advanced music written by anyone at the time (with the exception of Schoenberg and co and Ives).
  5. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I have about 10 versions of these works. Is Lynn Harrell still with the NYPO?
  6. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

    Location:
    NYC
    I believe the Agon arrangement was done by Stravinsky for the ballet rehearsals. I didn't care for it. I think the work needs the orchestral color.
    (The ballet itself, of course, is spectacular.)
  7. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

    Location:
    NYC
    The principal cellist for the NYPO is Carter Brey.
  8. Tangledupinblue

    Tangledupinblue Forum Resident

    Location:
    London, UK
    As a composer I find that kind of thing very useful and interesting though if you want to study the score on a purely musical basis (similar to the Bartok), especially when learning about the kind of harmony and chords Stravinsky used.

    The original orchestral score is nigh on impossible to read, with half the parts transposing instruments or written for different clefs, but of course you'd need to study that as well to become well versed on modern orchestration.
  9. Greetings all! Taking the plunge to post on this thread after being a longtime lurker............I was listening to this Medieval music record today
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    and decided to look up some info on the woman listed as the producer : Isabella Wallich. Right away the last name caught my attention (me thinking a connection to the famous Wallich's record store maybe?). Here's her obit from the UK Telegraph:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1314015/Isabella-Wallich.html

    Wow! What an amazing person. She has an autobiography published:

    http://www.amazon.com/Recording-My-Life-Isabella-Wallich/dp/1860743277

    I'm relatively new to being a classical buff - maybe her story is already old hat? Pretty impressive life nonetheless. Has anyone read her book? Cheers!
    ---------- Chris
  10. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing CD1 from the following set, which arrived sometimes ago for a first listen ...

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  11. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I believe Lynn Harrell was with the NYPO at some point. I rarely attended performances by the NYPO and last attended its concert in 97 ...
  12. wolfram

    wolfram Disco Infiltrator

    Location:
    Berlin, Germany
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    At last I'm finding some time to listen to my new set a bit more attentively. Just listening to disc 8 (#24-27) in surround. These sure sound nice. Very nice. :love:
  13. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    I love that CD. :righton:
  14. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Nashville,TN
    ML 5008,from 1955.

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  15. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Well-Known Member

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    ML 5394.this is the mono US issue of an English CBS stereo LP i posted yesterday in the previous thread.i'm enjoying the performance & the sound.

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  16. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

    Location:
    South-Central NY
    Another Bid won for another addition to my collection!
    My second 20Bit Everest for the collection.

    **Burns me up when there isn't a larger pic to link to for sharing.
    (Note to self: 1st thing when CD comes....scan cover and put up a decent "Cover Share" image) :D

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  17. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

    Location:
    NYC
    Very interesting. I was unfamiliar with her.
  18. apileocole

    apileocole Lush Life Gort Staff

    2nd thing: listen to CD. 3rd thing: do relate your impressions hm? :)

    Thank you for bringing this up. I had no idea of her. :cheers:
  19. Dan C

    Dan C Forum Fotographer

    Location:
    The West
    I LOVE the Budapest String Quartet's Beethoven! :thumbsup:

    dan c
  20. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing the following SACD, which arrived over a month ago on my medium rig for a first listen ...

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    Jim, Have you had the chance to listen to this latest recording from A4?
  21. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

    Location:
    South-Central NY
    Oh a wise guy eh? :laugh:

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  22. Larry's beautiful Stradivarius!!

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  23. John S

    John S Forum Resident

    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    why I oughtta....

    Shostakovich

    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in A minor, Op. 99
    David Oistrakh, Violin
    New York Philharmonic
    Dimitri Mitropoulos
    (recorded in 1956, at Carnegie Hall, Mono)

    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1 in E-flat, Op. 107
    Mstislav Rostropovich, Cello
    Philadelphia Orchestra
    Eugene Ormandy
    (recorded in 1959, at the Broadwood Hotel, Philadelphia, Stereo)

    Considering how much I like this composer, I'm embarrassed to admit this is the first time through these pieces for me.

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  24. SBurke

    SBurke Nostalgia Junkie

    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    Well, you're remedying any deficiency there in the right way. That's truly a classic disc. Your posting the recording locations made me look up the Broadwood Hotel in Philly, as I'd never heard of it -- sure enough, it was knocked down before I moved here. Too bad.

    http://ilovebricks.blogspot.com/2009/10/broadwood-hotel.html
  25. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    That CD is a real beauty.:righton:
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