Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #54)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Mar 8, 2014.

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  1. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

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    Nice program (except for the Bartok, which I don't know). I had an Odyssey LP of Rampal performing the Prokofiev, Debussy and Poulenc (IIRC) which gave me much pleasure in the 70's.
     
  2. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Forum Resident

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    The Bartok Sonata is based on folktunes and is more obviously tuneful than much other Bartok.
     
  3. RiRiIII

    RiRiIII Forum Resident

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    I suppose, that in the CD's booklet size the grain etc. are not so obvious. I agree though that it is a nicely natural and "untouched" photo.
     
  4. ubertrout

    ubertrout Forum Resident

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    He's a fantastic writer...he did a great piece in the New Yorker about the process of recording the Ives "Concord" Sonata, sadly behind a paywall: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/02/06/120206fa_fact_denk
     
  5. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

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    I'm wrong. I hear Denk play Ives at this recital.



    His rendition of Beethoven's 32nd sonata at the recital was excellent. (I got confused having heard Peter Serkin's "Diabelli Variations" in the same hall around the same time.)

    Last year Denk won a MacArthur Award.
     
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  6. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Now listening to CD 3, Haydn Piano Concertos in D and G/Schumann Carnaval, from "Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli - The Master Pianist" box set on EMI.

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  7. WHitese

    WHitese Forum Resident

    I love it when new Lute CD's are found, especially from composers I had never heard of. In this case Michelangelo Galilei (younger brother of Galileo Galilei :tresbon:.

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  8. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Now listening to CD5, Schubert Sonata D 537/Chopin Mazurkas, Prelude Op.45, Ballade Op.23, Scherzo Op.31 from "Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli - Collector Edition" DG box set.

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  9. George P

    George P Down With The King Thread Starter

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    How do you like Michelangeli, bluemooze?
     
  10. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Now listening to "Schumann Piano Concerto" performed by Rudolf Serkin with the Philadelphia Orchestra led by Eugene Ormandy on CBS vinyl.

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  11. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    I enjoyed listening to him very much. Thought he made the Chopin works sound beautiful. Still on a first-listen basis - haven't heard the entire DG box yet. I bought a ton of box sets before I retired and am now getting to go through them at my leisure. :)
     
  12. George P

    George P Down With The King Thread Starter

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    Serkin is great!
     
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  13. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Now listening to "Souvenir Russe" by Baiba Skride and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra led by Andris Nelsons. All Tchaikovsky works - Violin Concerto Op.35/souvenir d'un lieu cher Op.42/Pas d'action and Danse Russe both from Swan Lake Op. 20.

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  14. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    That's a later incarnation of the same Schumann performance that I mentioned as coming coupled with the Mendelssohn ones in my "first time" twofer LP set.

    Yes, indeed. :agree:
     
  15. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    Denk's Goldbergs come with a DVD explaining this masterpiece of Western music.

     
  16. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Indeed it is. I don't have the Mendelssohn though. :(
     
  17. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Now listening to "Machaut - Le Jugement du Roi de Navarre" by Ensemble Giles Binchois on Cantus.

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  18. coopmv

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

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    I will need to pick up a used CD since I do not have this recording and it is OOP ...
     
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  19. coopmv

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

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    An outstanding organist and I have this set as well ...
     
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  20. coopmv

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

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    I got this one on the cheap in a box with two other recordings ...

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  21. coopmv

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

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    I have quite a number of Erato LP's but they were all from France ...
     
  22. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Forum Resident

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    I had that at one time. There are a number of good performances on it but on one or perhaps two of the disks, the narrator* just got under my skin with very mannered interpretations. A shame too because Machaut's music is mostly badly performed. In fact he may be the greatest composer who is performed the worst. The recording was a bit too reverberant as well if my memory of it is accurate. I would be curious as to your reaction.

    *NB Guillaume de Machaut was as noted for his poetry as his music. He wrote half a dozen long narrative poems on courtly love which incorporated a number of songs. This was an attempt to put the songs back into their original context.
     
  23. coopmv

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

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    Do you like this set? I have been through it only once a while back.
     
  24. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Yeah, the narration isn't my idea of ear candy but I just tune it out until the music/vocals start again.
     
  25. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    You need it. It is beautiful.
     
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