Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #51)

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  1. sgb

    sgb Forum Resident

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    I tried selling my Mercury Living Presence duplicates here when I bought the box sets; hardly a look. Not worth the effort to list them at Amazon, so I gave them to the public library.
     
  2. Rose River Bear

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    Both of those do sound great IMO. I think all of the Naxos SACDs are OOP IIRC.
     
  3. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    Bump for this if anyone wants it.
     
  4. sgb

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    I think you are right. I DID buy a copy of the below recently so as to get the lesser known pieces since I am on an Americana binge at the moment; the EMI CD (Old American Songs) is a knockout too:

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  5. RiRiIII

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  6. 5-String

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    It took me a while to find this but it's finally here and just finished listening to it.

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    A really nice performance and flawless playing by the LSO. Sound quality is great for the time this was recorded which was 1958 IIRC.
     
  7. coopmv

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

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    I have this CD in my collection as well. I probably bought it at least ten years ago ...
     
  8. coopmv

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

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    Now playing the following CD for a first listen. This is one of several cantatas CD's by Domenico Scarlatti I bought over a month ago ...

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  9. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    No image on my screen :shrug:
     
  10. George P

    George P Alive In The Superunknown Thread Starter

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    Me neither.
     
  11. coopmv

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

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    Try copy/paste of the image link again ... :D
     
  12. 5-String

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    Weird....I can see the image fine. In any case, I am talking about Grieg - Peer Gynt, with Oivin Fjeldstad conducting the London Symphony Orchestra, original Decca UK pressing LP.

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  13. vanhooserd

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    I should be getting a box set of Giulini's London recordings for EMI tomorrow.
     
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  14. vanhooserd

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    I usually enjoy " opera for orchestra " albums & this one is no exception. This was issued in Columbia's popular music series in
    1956.
     
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  15. vanhooserd

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    This is my first time hearing this wife/husband piano duo, and they are very good, as are the pieces played & the recording quality.
    The Lutoslawski dates to 1941 & was written for his nightclub performances with Panufnik in occupied Warsaw. This EMI recording
    was originally issued in 1962.
     
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  16. Graphyfotoz

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    SOLD
     
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  17. 5-String

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    Is there a worse recording of Mahler's First than Leinsdof account with the Boston SO (1963)? Maybe there is but I haven't found it. This is the worse I 've heard of this work. Lifeless, stiff and cold that's how I can describe it. I 've heard also his Third with the same orchestra and I found it equally dreary. Obviously Leinsdorf wasn't much of a Mahlerian.

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  18. john greenwood

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    IIRC, my dad had a Tchaikovsky ballet album conducted by Kostelanetz.
     
  19. john greenwood

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    I have the Variations performed by Argerich and Friere
     
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  21. irwin69

    irwin69 Well-Known Member

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    Like others I was intrigued to try out Blu Ray Audio and am not totally convinced. I bought the Kleiber Beethoven Nos.5 & 7 which I have on vinyl and SACD and so far whilst it is certainly very clear I found it quite harsh and unexciting. I tried out a couple of Rock Blu Rays and found them equally lacking.

    On the other hand the most thrilling CD experience I have just had is with the SHM-Platinum CD of the Mravinsky Tchaikovsky No 6. As more of a vinyl person this has completely changed my perception of CDs. I literally cannot stop playing it. The detail is exquisite and dynamics are extraordinary (at least on my quite average system). I have been playing using an analogue output which undoubtedly helps but this is really so close to vinyl I keep expecting to hear the odd light tick.

    Off the back of this I have ordered a few other SHM-Platinum including the Kleiber Beethoven which will be interesting to compare to the Blu Ray. Has anyone else taken the plunge with SHM Platinum? The only issue I can see is they seem to be focusing solely on DGG releases for the moment.
     
  22. drh

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    George, thank you very much for taking the time to post this in detail. I went to a thrift store today looking for some hair decorations for my daughter in the attached "bazaar" section (short description: cheapie junk booths) in satisfaction of a birthday request. While there, I cast my eyes over the CDs in the main store, and there was a copy of the Schubert sonata from the earlier Rubinstein Collection edition. I probably wouldn't have paid much attention, but, remembering your post, I looked more closely, and, lo and behold, it turned out to be the "previously unreleased" one from 1965, RCA 6257-2-RC. Needless to say, I snatched that puppy right up! Looking forward to auditioning as the madness of my present life permits.

    I think somebody must have just donated his classical collection, because I picked up several other nice items:

    The same Schubert sonata recorded as a "first release" by Horowitz on DG; coupling is Schumann's Kinderszenen. Horowitz is not in general my favorite pianist, but I do owe him a debt of undying gratitude for introducing me to Schubert's impromptu op. 90/4, to this day one of my favorite piano works, via one of his TV broadcasts back when I was a kid. Hence, the chance to hear him in the great final sonata caught my fancy.

    Beethoven: Serenade op. 8 and string trio op. 9/3 by the Wiener Streichtrio on Calig. I have high hopes for this one; I think the label is defunct, but I've yet to hear a Calig release that wasn't very nicely recorded, and most have offered first-rate performances, if by unfamiliar names. I first met up with the work of Gitti Pirner in a Calig disc of Mendelssohn's preludes and fugues.

    Torelli: Concerti, Sinfonie, & Sonate for trumpet and strings. Mauro Maur, trumpet, with the Budapest ChO under Giovanni Pacor, on the new-to-me Italian RS label. Or, as the booklet has it, "Erresse by Darpro srl-Undine/Italy."

    Poulenc: Piano Works (Les Soirees de Nazelles; 3 Novelettes; Pastourelle; 3 mouvements perpetuels; Valse; 3 Pieces; selected Improvisations) by Pascal Roge on Decca.

    Bizet: Sym. in C; Prokofiev: Classical Sym.; Stravinsky: Pulcinella. ASMF/Marriner, again on Decca. Bought it for the Stravinsky, of which I needed a decent account. Marriner is usually rather middle-of-the-road for my taste, but we shall see....

    Beethoven: Piano Trio op. 1/2; Brahms: Piano Trio no. 2. Trio di Trieste on Ermitage. A Swiss radio recital from 1970.

    Beethoven: Qtts. opp. 18/4 and 59/2. Artemis Qtt. on Virgin Classics.

    Vivaldi: assorted Wind Concerti performed by the Scottish ChO under Jaime Laredo for Carlton Classics. (Another label new to me)

    Stravinsky: Piano Music (Piano-Rag Music, Circus Polka, two Sonatas, Serenade in A, Tango, 4 Etudes op. 7) by Victor Sangiorgio. Naxos reissue of a recording originally on Collins Classics. The jewel case is cracked, but it's still shrinkwrapped.

    Bach: Partitas 1 and 2; Schubert: Impromptus op. 90. Simone Dinnerstein for Sony. A promotional copy "available January 31, 2012" under the title "Something Almost Being Said"; oddly, the booklet is just a single sheet with a poem reprinted on the back. This will give me a chance to give the pianist a fair hearing; so far, all I know of it are snippets caught on the radio.
     
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  23. RiRiIII

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    It was me. Classical Music Corner (thread #51)

    Top recording!
     
  24. rbbert

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    Try the Naxos Bluray Audio discs of Schubert's Overtures and Rossini Overtures vol.1 (AFAIK there is no volume 2, though). $20 (not $30) for 2 hrs of music each, both stereo PCM and multi-channel DTS-HD Master Audio.
     
  25. RiRiIII

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    I treasure also my Mravinsky/Tchaikovsky SHM-SACDs. Would it be possible to let me know the transfer/mastering credits of your platimun one please?

    The Kleiber Beethoven SHM-SACD is superb as well, easily superior to the Int'l SACD where most propably the new Blu-ray audio is based on.
     
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