Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #62)

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

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  1. coopmv

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

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    I have the following box by Jorge Bolet. What is your opinion on this box?

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  2. Fafner88

    Fafner88 Well-Known Member

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    Note that there is another CD of Levine's (www.amazon.com/Wagner-Overtures-Preludes-Richard/dp/B000001GH5/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1416667954&sr=8-6)

    And maybe you should also sample Haitink with the Concertgebouw, magnificent playing and recording quality (http://www.amazon.com/Wagner-Opera-...FI/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&qid=1416667737&sr=8-18), but again, no ring excerpts.
     
  3. Fafner88

    Fafner88 Well-Known Member

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    I just saw that thread, and Steve is absolutely right. The intensity and the richness of the sound of the orchestra is just overwhelming. You won't find such climaxes as on the Tristan pieces anywhere else- the violins at the end of the Liebestod, or the brass in the Lohengrin prelude must be heard to be believed. So if you personally don't mind HVK, this is the version you should get. Levine is great on the Ring and Parsifal excerpts, but if you are mainly interested in the Tristan pieces then there's nothing like the Karajan.
     
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  4. coopmv

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

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    Now playing the following LP from my Wagner collection ...

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  5. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Now listening to "Dufay - Missa Ecce ancilla Domini" performed by Ensemble Gilles Binchois on Virgin Veritas.

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  6. coopmv

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

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    Vellard is fabulous for early choral music (or shall I say polyphony?) ... :righton::agree:
     
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  7. George P

    George P Alive In The Superunknown Thread Starter

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    Ok, we are out of space in this thread. :wave:

    Let's continue here.
     
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