Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #62)

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

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  1. George P

    George P Alive In The Superunknown Thread Starter

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    Continued from here.

    Welcome!

    This thread (and the 60 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. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Now listening to "Sacred Music In The Renaissance - Volume 3" performed by The Tallis Scholars on Gimell.

    Works by Nicolas Gombert and John Browne.

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  3. RelayerNJ

    RelayerNJ Forum Resident

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    Had anyone heard this performance, or for that matter, these recent DG lp pressings? They are pricey. Thanks!
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  4. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

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    I have that box and the 1990's box. The 1980's box was OOP when I started my search.
     
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  5. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    I have the CD and love it. Great sound too. There is a certain Gramophone critic who seems to hate Mutter. In one of the most petty reviews, he provided very little substance. He is extremely upset that Mutter chose not to appear with the Berlin Philharmonic for years after Karajan. On the other hand, Classics Today rated it very high and called Manfred Honeck a genius.
     
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  6. Scott Wheeler

    Scott Wheeler Forum Resident

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    I ordered this but have not received it yet
     
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  7. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    Now enjoying this new arrival:

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    BTW, any recommendations for Chopin waltzes recordings?
     
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  8. George P

    George P Alive In The Superunknown Thread Starter

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    Glad to hear it! :thumbsup:

    Rubinstein's 1953 recording
     
  9. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    Thanks George, just ordered a nice clean used copy from Indiana. :righton:
     
  10. George P

    George P Alive In The Superunknown Thread Starter

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    My pleasure! Lets see if you get an early pressing, in that cardboard case that I am so fond of. (I own most of the early volumes in that series, along with the second issue of the complete set) The paper for the notes is thick, heck, I even like the font they use for the text.
     
  11. ToddBD

    ToddBD Forum Resident

    Now playing...
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  12. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Just listened to two new CDs that were delivered today.

    "Celilia Bartoli - St Petersburg" on Decca.

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    and "Patricia Petibon - La Belle Excentrique" on DG.

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    Completely different types of music, but beautiful voices and excellent sound quality.
     
  13. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Now listening to "Ravel - Oeuvres Pour Violon Et Piano" performed by Regis Pasquier and Brigitte Engerer on Harmonia Mundi France.

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  14. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    One of the best arguments in favor of the CD I have ever heard:

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    John Cage: Works for Percussion volume 5. The 1991 number pieces have an eerie beauty and very long stretches of silence interrupted by loud 'Koan" of sound. The reservoir of silence that CD provides is necessary for the spell. Exemplary sound quality.
     
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  15. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Now listening to "Credo" performed by Helene Grimaud accompanied by the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra & Choir led by Esa-Pekka Salonen on DG.

    Works by Corigliano, Beethoven and Part.

    (A few posts ago I commented that I found more copies of the Janine Jansen album cover on Google Images than any other album I've ever searched for, but now this one takes its place)

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  16. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Have you heard him in the Bach cello suites? MHS issued them, probably as usual under license from somebody or other (I'm too lazy to go pull the album and look it up); I assume they must be from very early on in his career, before he zeroed in on the conductor's podium. And, yes, his name appears on the cover as Nikolaus d'Harnoncourt.
     
  17. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Yes, sounds like he's chewing the music, vigorously.
     
  18. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    ...giving the impression that it's a particularly tasty Bachlava?
     
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  19. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    I enjoyed these superb discs today.

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  20. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    More like broiled goat.
     
  21. coopmv

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

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    Is this a big box by Gimell? I have most of the Gimell singles in my early music collection ...
     
  22. coopmv

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

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    I have this Vivaldi SACD as well ... :righton:
     
  23. coopmv

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

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    I think he is among the last members of the Hapsburg line. He is the only conductor who came from a European royalty backgroud. IIRC, he was a cellist with the VPO but was shut out by HvK for one concert, as HvK regarded HIP as complete nonsense ...
     
  24. coopmv

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

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    bluemooze, we certainly think alike quite often. I have owned the same recording for some times. I have the SACD version ...
     
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  25. RelayerNJ

    RelayerNJ Forum Resident

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    Please keep us posted when it arrives!
     
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