Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #63)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Nov 22, 2014.

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  1. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

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    Difficulty with difficulties? :D
     
  2. George P

    George P Down With The King Thread Starter

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    :laugh:
     
  3. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Now listening to "Handel - Concerti Grossi Op. 6" performed by The Handel & Haydn Society directed by Christopher Hogwood from the Baroque Era L'Oiseau-Lyre box.

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  4. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Define "Major". My question is how many Major artists I've recorded, I'd say a lot. I'd say the 'most' major would be Ceclia Bartoli, mid 1990s. Peter Serkin with the Guarneri Quartet around the same time, Andrew Manze, Judith Nelson, Fretwork, Kent Nagano [directing the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra]. Lots of others, perhaps not as major, but still very talented.
     
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  5. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Now listening to "Brahms - Symphony No. 4/Chavez - Sinfonia India/Diamond - Symphony No. 4" from "Leonard Bernstein -The Symphony Edition" on Sony.

    With the New York Philharmonic.

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  6. scompton

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    I really can't stand Ramey and unfortunately, the WNO seems to love him.
     
  7. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

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    Add Uchida
     
  8. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

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    Some interesting pairings. Or should I say triplings?
     
  9. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

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    We're you involved in the Nagano/Berkeley Zappa broadcast?
     
  10. coopmv

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

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    She is not alone in not being able to "master" JS Bach keyboard works, I read that the WTC by Barenboim, a decent pianist, was also dreadful ...
     
  11. coopmv

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

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    My list includes:

    The English Concert with Trevor Pinnock
    English Baroque Soloists/Monteverdi Choir with John Eliot Gardiner
    Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra with Karl Munchinger
    ASMIF with Iona Brown
    Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
    I Solisti Veneti with Claudio Scimone
    Royal Danish Ballet
    Philharmonia Virtuosi with Richard Kapp (now defunct since the passing of Kapp some ten years ago?)

    Anne-Sophie Mutter with Kurt Masur/NYPO
    Colin Davis with NYPO
    Kurt Masur with NYPO

    The only solo performance I have attended:

    Misha Dichter at the Caramoor Festival. Dichter made a good number of recordings with Philips back in the 70's.

    Just like drh, I have not been a concert goer for over ten years. It is just not all that convenient to go into NYC.
     
  12. coopmv

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

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    I have these works on AVIE. I wonder if the same recordings were made twice?

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  13. coopmv

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

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    A "Major" artist in my book is one whose recordings are often played in many classical FM stations and well-known among classical music enthusiasts ...
     
  14. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Nope, before my time by just a few.
     
  15. testikoff

    testikoff Forum Resident

    My very humble list of classical/crossover performers I saw live so far:

    Piano - Evgeny Kissin, Vladimir Krainev
    Violin - Nigel Kennedy (my avatar), Pinchas Zukerman, Itzhak Perlman, Viktor Tretiakov, Vladimir Spivakov
    Voice - Renee Fleming, Sarah Brightman
    Guitar - Paco de Lucia
     
  16. Bachtoven

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    Beautiful music, playing, and sound. A few of the ornaments are a bit overdone, but he certainly plays with a lot of finesse.

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  17. George P

    George P Down With The King Thread Starter

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  18. Fafner88

    Fafner88 Well-Known Member

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    Some of the famous musicians that I heard live - Zubin Mehta, Kurt Masur, Yuri Temirkanov, Herbert Blomstedt, Jorma Panula, Yoel Levi, Vadim Repin, Sarah Chang, Yefim Bronfman.
     
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  19. Bachtoven

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    Wow. Such intense playing and fantastic sound! Now, mind you, the perspective is as if you are on stage with them, or in the front row of a hall with a low stage. Yet, it's not bone dry--there is some hall sound. Fortunately, their musicianship can withstand such scrutiny. Overall, this might be my favorite set. I'll have to do more comparisons with my Parkanyi Quartet
    and Mikrokosmos Quartet on SACD, but for the price, it is easily recommended.

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  20. George P

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    My favorite set of the Bartok Quartets too! Until hearing these guys, I had a lot of trouble enjoying this music.
     
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  21. George P

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    Luckily, we have so many other great recordings of the WTC. Feinberg, Richter, Tureck...
     
  22. George P

    George P Down With The King Thread Starter

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    The older I get, the more I love Brahms. I haven't heard that recording, but I bet Bernstein's Brahms is excellent!
     
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  23. George P

    George P Down With The King Thread Starter

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    Since we are almost out of space, I am going to start a new thread.
     
  24. George P

    George P Down With The King Thread Starter

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    OK, let's continue to the discussion over here.
     
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