Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #62)

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

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  1. Fafner88

    Fafner88 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Haifa, Israel
    I have those recordings on two Japanese SHM's that have the Parsifal tracks which weren't included on the original CD. I suppose that the vinyls also have them?
     
  2. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing CD2 - B3 & B8 from the following box for a first listen ...

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  3. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    The following box is supposed to include all the recordings Furtwangler had ever made. I have listened through no more than a half dozen CD's so far ...

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  4. Fafner88

    Fafner88 Well-Known Member

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    Haifa, Israel
    I meant the Karajan CD.
     
  5. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
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  6. Fafner88

    Fafner88 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Haifa, Israel
    Yep, and the SHM's also replicate these covers.

    How is the CD sound compared to the LP's?
     
  7. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    The CD sounds decent. I have not listened to the LP's in over 20 years so I cannot compare ...
     
  8. EasterEverywhere

    EasterEverywhere Forum Resident

    Location:
    Albuquerque
    Hastings was great,for a few months,in the latter part of 2013,and first part of 2014.Dozens and dozens of those big drawers filled with hundreds of LPs,all 99 cents or $1.99.Occasionally some very collectible record would be $4.99.I would hit the three Hastings stores that sold used LPs once a week,often spending $25-40 at a clip at each store.About half of what I bought was classical,and about half everything else.The classical spanned the whole period of classical LPs,from late 40s to late 80s.I even found an original UK Johanna Martzy LP,and some Ida Haendel.One time I would hit on a big stash of minty country LPs from the 1950s.The next time it might be some very choice original rock LPs from the early 70s.Then a few minty original early 60s R&B LPs.It was the last gasp of choice,cheap vinyl here in Albuquerque.

    Well I wasn't the only one buying.There were a few record store owners,and people I knew to be online flippers,who would buy literally hundreds of records at a clip from Hastings like this.In a matter of months,the stock was almost depleted,leaving little besides Mitch Miller,and Andy Williams Christmas records,and lots of empty drawer space. :(

    Oh well,it was great while it lasted.
     
  9. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    Actually, one of these Karajan Wagner LP's says Quadraphonic on the LP jacket, as I just checked. At any rate, at the time when I bought these LP's from an EMI distributor in the early 80's (most of these EMI LP's for some reasons were not available at J&R Classical, then the leading records shop in NYC), I had already mothballed my Pioneer quad receiver and therefore never had the chance to experience the quad sound. I also did not know EMI made some quadraphonic recordings ...
     
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  10. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    Now playing CD3 - B4 & B7 from the following box for a first listen. Really enjoyed CD2 even when I was listening to it on my desktop computer, which has some decent Logitech 2.1 speaker setup ...

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  11. NorthNY Mark

    NorthNY Mark Forum Resident

    Location:
    Canton, NY, USA
    If I recall correctly, it is one of the most impressive of all the Living Presence CDs in terms of sonics--some of the holographic stereo effects are pretty stunning.
     
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  12. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident


    That stinks. It hasn't happened here yet.
     
  13. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

    Location:
    Davis, CA
    In addition to being a fine composer, Shchedrin is/was an amazing pianist. He plays the Sonata with almost frightening intensity. The Sonata was recorded in 1964, the rest of the pieces in 1983, so the sound is not wonderful for the Sonata, but it's perfectly listenable, and the others sound pretty good.

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  14. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing CD4 - B2 & B5 from the following box for a first listen. Continue listening on my desktop and enjoy the pretty decent sound but will leave the last CD, B9 and Overture to Fidelio to be played on my big rig ...

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  15. heman__

    heman__ Active Member

    Location:
    Melbourne
    Anybody got any of these recent mega boxes? I think I might snag one as a little Christmas present to myself

    Phase 4 box set:
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    Karajan 1980s 78CD:
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    Weiner Philharmoniker Decca recordings 65 CD
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    DG The Originals 50CD box
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  16. jukes

    jukes Forum Resident

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    Southern Finland
    I have the Vorspiele & Zwischenspiele LP by Furtwängler & Berlin Philh., and that would be neither my first nor the second nor the third option... Stokowski & LSO would be fine but I've destroyed the B-side as a yougster. Perhaps I should buy the same Klemperer CD Wolfram is about to buy? ;)

    A gem: Lohengrin Vorspiele to 1st & 3rd Acts by Eugen Jochum & Berlin Philh. On the CD there's also Vorspiel & Karfreitagszauber of Parsifal and Sibelius' the Tempest Ouverture, the Oceaniden & the 'Night Ride'.

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    Actually, I think I'm going to listen some of that next...
     
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  17. jukes

    jukes Forum Resident

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    Southern Finland
    I would accept any of them as a xmas present but I won't buy them due to the difficult sizes of the boxes. And I certainly won't get the Karajan in the Eighties box. On the other hand, the Wiener Philharmoniker Decca Box could be quite interesting. Though I bet it costs as much as any two of the others. ;(
     
  18. jukes

    jukes Forum Resident

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    Southern Finland
    Actually, with the earphones the weaker quality of the early fifties recordings is clear. But Jochum squeezes some tumultuous playing from his still developing postwar orchestra.
     
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  19. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

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    I was watching the video of his Ring Cycle at the Met last night.

    Edit - I am of course referring to Levine's cycle (as per the link in the quote).
     
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  20. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

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    NYC
    Would you feel differently about this?

    http://www.mdt.co.uk/karajan-herbert-von-1960s-the-complete-dg-recordings-82cds.html
     
  21. George P

    George P Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    I strongly second not getting the 80s Karajan box. I also strongly second getting the 60s Karajan box.
     
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  22. George P

    George P Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  23. wolfram

    wolfram Slave to the rhythm

    Location:
    Berlin, Germany
    Thanks for your recommendations everyone!
    Ah, the anti-fashist in me has a hard time dabbling in Wagner already, and now you ask me to go straight for a Karajan recording? :eek: Just kidding ;), no offence to fans of Wagner and Karajan here. And even our Host once started a thread about this one, because he agrees with you on the Tristan und Isolde.

    At the moment I consider the Levine, since it has all the pieces I look for and can be had cheap. I found that my streaming service has all three (Karajan, Levine, Klemperer), so I will give them all a listen and decide which makes the most sense for me.
    I know how much you love your Furtwängler, but I'm still not ready for historical mono recordings. Sorry. :hide:
    But I will have a look at the others, maybe I can find them on my streaming service them too.
    Next thing I will tell you Americans what the Blues is all about. :laugh:
     
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  24. John S

    John S Forum Resident

    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    I have enjoyed Shchedrin's Basso Ostinato by another pianist. I would love to hear the composer's version.

    http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/classical-music-corner-thread-21.239330/page-12#post-6179501

     
  25. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing the following LP from my Schumann collection. This is the best image I can find ...

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