Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #55)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Apr 22, 2014.

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  1. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Now listening to CD 7 "Bach - The Six Partitas Nos. 3, 5 & 6" from the Angela Hewitt box on Hyperion.

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  2. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

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    Long article in this week's New Yorker about Ivan Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra. Subscription required.

    Also the Times has an article on the efforts of the Cleveland Symphony to engage younger patrons.

    The Times also had an article on the Classical Cannabis series of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

    https://www.coloradosymphony.org/Events/Classically-Cannabis
     
  3. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Now listening to "Bach - Partitas No. 2 and 3, Sonata No.3" performed by Hilary Hahn on Sony. Her first album from 1997, 17 years ago when she was 17. :)

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  4. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Probably her best as well. Intonation and musical instincts here are much like Gruimaux's classic account. Amazing how BAD her Bach VC recording for DGG is in comparison.
     
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  5. coopmv

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

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    I have a good number of recordings by I Musici on LP, though I do not have many on CD. Reason: The ensemble fell out of my favor since I prefer HIP for baroque ...
     
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  6. coopmv

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

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    BTW, the worst performance of the Brandenburg Concertos can be found on the I Musici recording on Philips LP's ...
     
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  7. coopmv

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

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    This is a nice recording ... :righton:
     
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  8. coopmv

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

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    I am pretty neutral on Hilary Hahn's recordings in general ...
     
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  9. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Big-gestured and sloppy, not to mention slow, compared to more recent efforts. Vivaldi is a case where paying attention to the music as regards tempos or how to play ornaments really pays off. Big-gestured, slow Beethoven can work even if Beethoven really meant Intense but Rapid. But Vivaldi always sounds more like real music when balances, tempos and sonic timbre receive the proper level of attention. Recently picked up LPs of I Solisti Veneti under the direction of Claudio Scimone. I hear the spirit of the playing of I Musici but the tempos and articulations are much closer to the mark. A case where historically informed performance practice trumps using the historically accurate hardware.
     
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  10. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    We are out of space! :wave:

    Let's continue here.
     
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