Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #58)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Jul 23, 2014.

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  1. coopmv

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

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    Now playing the following CD, which just arrived today for a first listen. The CD is used but in ULN condition ...

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  2. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

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    Enjoyed the Jarrett. Then went on to Ashkenazy playing Schubert's D 894.
     
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  3. coopmv

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

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    This recording was made in 62 and the remastering for this Philips Silverline Classics was great ...
     
  4. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    "Somebody" here. :wave: I've heard Brendel in recital more than once, and his Philips recordings don't do him tonal justice. Certainly not opulent, mind, but his tone was much rounder than came across from the records.
     
  5. coopmv

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

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    Really? I thought Philips usually made the best recordings among all the UniversalMusic labels ...
     
  6. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    I can only say what I heard. By comparison to what he sounded like in the Kennedy Center, his tone on the records I've heard is drier and harder.
     
  7. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

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    I've always thought of Philips as having good quality control (thinking of vinyl in particular) but definitely dryer than Decca/London. I heard Brendel in recital several times and didn't find him particularly dry (except for his wit).
     
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  8. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    Have you heard this recording? It's quite reverberant.

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  9. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

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    No. By any chance was Linn involved with that recording? I have several Mozart/Linn/Mackerras SACDs.
     
  10. coopmv

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

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    This has to be a pre-2005 release, as 2005 was the last year UniversalMusic released any SACD's ...
     
  11. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    The copyright on mine is 2002. No, I don't think Linn was involved.
     
  12. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    I'd expect that to be different in kind than the earlier, purely stereo ones, because the miking must be entirely different. Haven't heard it, though, so I can't comment on the sound beyond that. In general, I suspect that a lot of the "hard" character I often hear in modern piano recordings can be traced to the close miking that seems to be standard practice. But, again, that's largely guesswork, as I'm certainly no expert in modern microphone placement technique.
     
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    drh Talking Machine

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  14. kevinsinnott

    kevinsinnott Forum Coffeeologist

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    Do you prefer his earlier non-Philips recordings? The Vox budget discs made earlier in his career are often more exciting to these ears. Of course, I'm not comparing him to live, so you have a point of comparison many of us do not. I admit I'm totally hypnotized by his Mozart; how Brendel tosses off the most difficult passages like they're Chopsticks.
     
  15. Soulpope

    Soulpope Forum Resident

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  16. Joe071

    Joe071 Forum Resident

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    Just received a wrong CD in the mail this morning from an Ebay vendor:

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    I could have fared much worse, of course, it could have been Britney Spears or 2 Pac. :( Anyways, I am not familiar with either of these works, but while listening to this CD, I just remembered a comment I read here a couple of days ago about some Baroque and Classical pieces being similar to what Hendrix was doing later on. I must say I'm totally taken aback by these two concertos, especially the extensive use of pentatonic scales here and there as well as what sounds to me as very innovative, or even Hendrix-like, phrasing, if you will. Who would have thought! I'm thoroughly impressed. :edthumbs:
     
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  17. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

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    The Du Pre box has those works (assuming Boccherini only wrote one cello concert - seems unlike him :)). I enjoy the Haydn, can't really recall the Boccherini offhand.
     
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  18. Joe071

    Joe071 Forum Resident

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    Just googled him. Pretty prolific dude, to say the least, 12 cello concerti among other stuff. Wow!!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_compositions_by_Luigi_Boccherini

    I remember when I had my guitar lessons as a kid, there was one or two of his compositions in the book. Which I hated at the time, of course. Other than that, I'm totally oblivious of his work. :hide:
     
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  19. Soulpope

    Soulpope Forum Resident

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    There are 12 Boccherini Cello Concertos (he is said having been a good cello player too...) - two of these (No. 7+12) are treasured in my household via following excellent recording....
     
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  20. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    I love Boccherini!
     
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  21. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    I recorded performances of these Boccherini Guitar Quintets featuring Richard Savino, guitar, and the Artaria Quartet, a string quartet that plays on original instruments, days prior to their "studio"* sessions for this CD. As my favorite catch-all review would phrase it—If you like this sort of thing, you'll like this sort of thing. The CD is very well recorded, the playing is excellent but the music never really held my attention.


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    *Most of the time, this sort of music is recorded in churches known for good acoustics and relatively little background noise. The rates for a place like Skywalker are usually too high for a project like this. St. Stevens Church in Belvedere was frequently used for recordings like these, tucked far away from traffic and usually well out of the way of overhead flight patterns.
     
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  22. Soulpope

    Soulpope Forum Resident

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    Excellent performance, analytical and spacial recording......
     
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  23. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

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    I'll give them a try via Spotify. I have a set on Brilliant (Guitarist named Roselli) that does nothing for me.

    A Francophile day so far. Currently listening to Savall's Couperin after Debussy's works for 2 pianos.
     
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  24. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Savall's Couperin is as good as it gets :righton:
     
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  25. Soulpope

    Soulpope Forum Resident

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    (LP DG 2531 047)
     
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