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  1. George P

    George P Our DJ's Better Than All These Bands! Thread Starter

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    Welcome! :wave:

    This thread (and the 47 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 or classical performers.

    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, respectful and knowledgeable members who will be glad to help you out.

    And as always, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to all of the regulars (you know who you are) that continue to make this thread an enjoyable, civilized and informative experience! You guys are still the best!

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  2. john greenwood

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  4. Rose River Bear

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    Currently spinning the best on record of the Variations on a Theme by Hindemith by William Walton. Anyone else agree? George Szell conducting the Cleveland Orch.

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  5. George P

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    Haven't done a survey of that work, but Szell and Cleveland are usually a safe bet!
     
  6. RiRiIII

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    Who else has recorded it?;)
     
  7. Rose River Bear

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    Yeah. They were pretty good under his baton (thumb? :hide:)
     
  8. Rose River Bear

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    Not many which is a shame. It is a work of great brilliance IMO.
     
  9. scompton

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    Has anyone heard the EMI Walton Collector's Edition or the Delius 150 Anniversary box? I don't have much by either composer and I like what I've listened to of the Holst Collector's Edition
     
  10. Scott Wheeler

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    This is what my 2013-2014 season is looking like.



    Sun OCT 6
    2:00pm
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Dudamel & Bronfman
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Yefim Bronfman, piano
    Pedro Carneiro, percussion
    Schubert Symphony No. 4
    Lieberson Shing Kham (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
    Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1

    12 October La Jolla, CA
    Sherwood Auditorium
    Yuja Wang
    Recital

    13 October Costa Mesa, CA
    Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
    Yuja Wang
    Recital

    14 October Santa Barbara, CA
    Campbell Hall
    Yuja Wang
    Recital


    15 October San Francisco, CA
    Davies Symphony Hall
    Yuja Wang
    Recital


    Sun OCT 20
    7:30pm
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    BACH KEYBOARD CYCLE: András Schiff
    Colburn Celebrity Series 2
    András Schiff, piano
    Bach Goldberg Variations
    Beethoven Diabelli Variations

    Rodrigo's Concierto
    Segerstrom Hall
    October 26, 2013
    CARL ST.CLAIR, conductor
    XUEFEI YANG, guitar
    RENE BARBERA, tenor
    JOSEPH HOROWITZ, artistic adviser
    De Falla: El Amor Brujo
    Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez

    Bolcom: Canciones de Lorca


    Thu DEC 19, Fri DEC 20, Fri DEC 21, Sat DEC 22
    8:00pm
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    Rachmaninoff with Dudamel & Wang
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Yuja Wang, piano
    Bjarnason new work (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
    Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3
    Stravinsky Petrushka


    Sat JAN 18
    2:00pm
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    AX BRAHMS PROJECT: Ax & Ticciati
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Robin Ticciati, conductor
    Emanuel Ax, piano
    Ligeti Melodien
    Schumann Symphony No. 1, "Spring"
    Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1

    Saturday February 1 2014 8:00 pm
    Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
    CARL ST.CLAIR - conductor
    Alexander Toradze – piano
    Shostakovich: Excerpts from "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk"
    Shostakovich: Excerpts from Symphony No. 5
    Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2
    Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10


    Tue FEB 25
    8:00pm
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    AX BRAHMS PROJECT: Ax & Yo-Yo Ma
    Colburn Celebrity Series 2
    Emanuel Ax, piano
    Yo-Yo Ma, cello


    Thu., February 27 - 7:30 PM
    Murray Perahia, piano recital


    Sat MAR 1
    11:00am
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Alisa Weilerstein, cello
    Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations
    Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

    Saturday March 8 2014 8:00 pm
    Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
    THIERRY FISCHER - conductor
    Alexandre Tharaud - piano
    Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
    Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major
    Berlioz: Suite from "Romeo and Juliet"



    THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY PRESENTS GREAT PERFORMERS
    Conductor/Performers
    Gustavo Dudamel conductor
    Yuja Wang piano
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3
    Brahms Symphony No. 2

    Valley Performing Arts Center
    Thu., March 20 - 7:30 PM
    Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell, violin - See more at: http://www.valleyperformingartscent...-martin-in-the-fields-with-joshua-bell-violin
    Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492
    Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op.55 "Eroica"


    Mon MAR 24
    8:00pm
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    Evgeny Kissin Piano Recital

    Sat APR 5
    2:00pm
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    Mozart & Brahms
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    James Conlon, conductor
    Garrick Ohlsson, piano
    Schulhoff "Scherzo" (from Symphony No. 5)
    Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21
    Brahms Symphony No. 1


    Wed APR 9
    8:00pm
    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    Katia & Marielle Labèque in Recital
    Katia Labèque, piano
    Marielle Labèque, piano


    Saturday April 122014 8:00 pm
    Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
    TITO MUNOZ - conductor
    Sarah Chang - violin
    Adam Schoenberg: Finding Rothko
    Sibelius: Violin Concerto
    Dvorak: Symphony No. 8


    Thu, May 22, 2014 at 8:00pm
    Fri, May 23, 2014 at 8:00pm
    Sat, May 24, 2014 at 8:00pm
    Sun, May 25, 2014 at 2:00pm
    Davies Symphony Hall
    Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
    Yuja Wang piano
    San Francisco Symphony
    Tchaikovsky The Tempest
    Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 4
    Debussy Images
     
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  11. John S

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    Even more important for me, that disc has the classic Ormandy/Philly (second recording) of the Hindemith suite from Mathis der Maler, the recording that introduced me to the work. A 20th century masterpiece to me. The Szell variations are good, but in all honesty not head and shoulders above the version on this Naxos disc:

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    The pairing on that Essential Classics disc is apt. Walton quotes Hindemith's Mathis often in his Hindemith Variations. Walton's Sinfonia concertante is brilliant.
     
  12. scompton

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    Scott, that's a great list of concerts. Do you already have tickets? In DC, the only way to get tickets this far in advance is with a subscription and I never like the NSO's subscription options.
     
  13. Scott Wheeler

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    I have four subscriptions and as a subscriber I can buy extra individual tickets. There are a few Yuja Wang concerts I have not bought the tickets for yet but I do have a connection if worse comes to worse.
    There are about 6 other concerts I want to go to but will wait until the magic two week period before the concerts to get the tickets on the cheap.
     
  14. John S

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    Looks like your pianist friend will be busy. :thumbsup:

    Also, the Goldbergs and the Diabellis in the same concert...interesting. That might be one time LvB gets embarrassed.
     
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    RRB, I have every JS Bach CD by Angela Hewitt, including the very first and the only CD she recorded with DG ...
     
  18. John S

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    One of the most troubling aspects in my life lately is the fact that, even though I cannot tolerate animal cruelty, I am not a vegetarian. To add another layer to my guilt, I have done little to rectify man's insensitivity to the innocent wildlife of the world.

     
  19. Tangledupinblue

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    Wow, the Goldberg and Diabelli in one evening! That is one marathon recital.

    If he manages to come back for even one encore after all that then anything is possible - in all seriousness though he probably won't, and shouldn't (though this is coming from someone who isn't much of a fan of encores whatever the programme).
     
  20. Scott Wheeler

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    I have been to two other Schiff recitals and he did not do encores. Doesn't seem to be his style. Sadly, it now looks like I am going to have to trade this one for other concerts. The shooting dates for a movie I am doing in Panama conflict.
     
  21. George P

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  22. john greenwood

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    Did you see his WTC Recitals? He ended each with the C Major Prelude from the other Book.

    I've been spending a lot of time with Andras over the past few days, listening to his lectures on each of the 32 Beethoven Sonatas. I'm up to the Pathetique. Overall, he offers a very forceful Beethoven, very different from his Bach. On several occasions he describes it as playing with his fists. I'm not sure if it works for me. However, listening to him dissect each work and explain his thinking is fascinating.
     
  23. drh

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    Hmmm....what would be an appropriate encore for that program? Something light and relatively short as a palate cleanser.

    :idea: The Brahms Paganini Variations?
     
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    Just wondering, why is there only one thread about classical music and why is it primarily about pre-20th century classical music?

    Wouldn't it be better to have a complete subforum for classical music?
     
  25. drh

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    Wow--an impressive array.

    Here's what mine is looking like:

    [sound of crikets] :sigh:
     
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