Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #56)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, May 27, 2014.

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  1. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    Continued from here.

    Welcome!

    This thread (and the 55 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, classical works, classical composers or classical performers.

    Please discuss audio hardware and music formats in threads dedicated to those topics.

    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. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Well, transcription to the hilt on Sirius XM earlier this evening: Arthur Benjamin's transcription of Cimarosa keyboard sonatas into an oboe concerto, further transcribed for trumpet and orchestra.

    I once met Christopher Hogwood at one of those autograph sessions Tower Records used to sponsor, and, knowing that at the time there was no recording available, suggested to him that the Cimarosa sonatas might be a nice unexploited bit of repertory to record. He more or less gave me the brush-off, something along the lines of "oh, they're decent enough little pieces but not worth wasting time on when there's so much more interesting material out there." Oh, well, I did my little bit to advocate for repertory expansion... :sigh:
     
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  3. MrSka57

    MrSka57 Forum Resident

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    What took you so long? Dept.:

    I have a Eugene Ormandy set that covers his 30s and 40s recordings.
    The first disc I threw on was Pictures at an Exhibition. Paired with this
    is Dvorak's Cello Concerto in B Minor. I had never heard this piece before
    and it just rocks. Sheer beauty. I would think Prog fans would love it.

    The thrill of record collecting ... you never know what you'll find next.
     
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  4. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

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    Emerson, Lake and Palmer did.
     
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  5. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Forum Resident

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    Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms. Ansermet OSR London UK ffrr.

    For some reason I never bothered to check this performance out for many years but it turned out to be an excellent performance and the best recording. Stravinsky and Markevitch are the other two excellent performances but with bad and middling sonics respectively.

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  6. coopmv

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

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    Hogwood actually recorded a number of Martinu works, which represented a significant departure from everything else he had recorded. I do not have any of those recordings since I do not like "modern" classical music ...
     
  7. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

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    I have one of his modern albums with Martinu, Stravinsky and Honnegger. I like it. I have no idea how the performance compares to others since I don't have any other versions of the pieces.
     
  8. 56GoldTop

    56GoldTop Forum Resident

    Albeniz: Iberia (Complete) Vol. 1 Books 1 and 2
    Michel Block, pianist

    Memorial Day weekend listening. Trying out more stuff I've not heard before from a collection that was gifted to me (thanking the appropriate persons).

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  9. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    The one with the Pulcinella Suite? On Arte Nova? Very good Pulcinella. Hogwood's awareness of the musical conventions of the past serves him very well here.
     
  10. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Now listening to "Ingacio De Jeursalem - Matins For The Virgin Of Guadalupe - 1764" performed by Chanticleer on Teldec.

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  11. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Now listening to "Jacopo Da Bologna - Madrigali e Cacce" performed by La Reverdie on Arcana. I especially like hearing female vocals included with this kind of music. :)

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  12. Scott Wheeler

    Scott Wheeler Forum Resident

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    Love that LP
     
  13. coopmv

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

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    Is this an LP or a CD?
     
  14. coopmv

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

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    Looks like you have quite a few recordings by the group La Reverdie ... :righton:
     
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  15. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    Based on the size, I'd say it's an LP.

    ;)
     
  16. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    CD. :)
     
  17. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Oh, oh. Hope I didn't muck up anyone's browser? :hide:
     
  18. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Philly
    Now playing:
    Frederic Delius – Brigg Fair (An English Rhapsody)
    Claude Debussy – L'Enfant prodigue: Cortege et Air de danse
    Camille Saint-Saens – Le Rouet d'Omphale Op.31
    Hector Berlioz – Les Troyens: Chasse royale et orage
    Jules Massenet – Le Vierge: Le Dernier Sommeil de la vierge
    — Royal Philharmonic Orchestra — Sir Thomas Beecham (ICA Classics / BBC Legends)

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  19. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    First listen to CD 3 "Beethoven - Violin Concerto/Sibelius - Violin Concerto" from the box set "David Oistrakh - The Complete EMI Recordings."

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  20. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    Naw, just teasin', as the size of the image you posted is about the size on an actual LP on my computer. :)
     
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  21. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    This Iberia hasn't been easy to find. In 2005, EMI Music France issued it on a 5CD set of Albeniz, Granados & Falla Oeuvres pour piano. When I tried to find it a few years ago it had become scarce also. Finally found a copy from Switzerland. I like Block, what can I say?
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  22. Helmut Lachenmann: Orchestral Works & Chamber Music

    Including:
    Interieur 1 (1966)
    Schwankungen am Rand (1974/75)
    Air (1968/69)

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  23. coopmv

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

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    Now playing the following CD from my piano collection ...

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  24. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    Now playing the following CD from my Chopin collection. I was quite impressed with Tzimon Barto when I attended a concert by Colin Davis with him on the piano in NY back in the early 2000's ...

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  25. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

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    Listened to the Lalo from that box over the weekend.
     
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