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Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Dec 12, 2014.

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  1. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

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    This 2009 set seems to have 4 discs worth of their collaboration already. Maybe the new box has some non DG recordings.

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  2. john greenwood

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    I had a Pioneer that played both Laser Discs and DVDs until earlier this year.
     
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  3. coopmv

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

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    I actually have this 7-CD box as well. Perhaps all the recordings in this new box have already been included in the 7-CD box ...
     
  4. Hawkman

    Hawkman Supercar Gort Staff

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    WQXR was cut loose by the New York Times and they became a part of New York Public Radio.

    In other words, pledge drives.
     
  5. J.A.W.

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  6. coopmv

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

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    Weren't those laser discs the size of an LP?
     
  7. coopmv

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

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    Do you listen to WQXR much? I used to via my FM tuner connected to the rooftop antenna. I still like WNCN a whole lot more ...
     
  8. Bachtoven

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    Is it just me, or has there been a flood of boxed sets lately? Are labels capitalizing on the dead?
     
  9. J.A.W.

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    Reissuing stuff from the vaults is a lot cheaper than recording and releasing new stuff; that might be the reason. Besides, I'm told some of those big boxes are selling well.
     
  10. coopmv

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

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    Indeed, this box is an attempt to capitalize on the recent passing of Claudio Abbado ...
     
  11. ubertrout

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    I think it's because this disc is 5.1 surround, as opposed to the 5.0 surround most classical SACDs are in. Deutsche Grammophon seemed to use 5.1 for a lot of their SACDs, leading to a lot of seemingly unnecessary 2-disc sets.
     
  12. Hawkman

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    I listen to WQXR more now than I ever have before. Not just because they are the only classical station in this area but because I'm making a conscious effort to listen to more classical music than I have ever done before. Hence, my increased presence on this thread. :)

    I remember WNCN especially back when they got a Denon CD player back in the 80's. They would announce when they had played something on that CD player. I missed them when they folded. :-(

    http://www.wncn.org
     
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  13. Bachtoven

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    Oh, I know, but it seems that there's an excessive number lately.
     
  14. EasterEverywhere

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    If that is one of Marriner's recordings from the 60s,it either came out first on Argo or L'Oiseau Lyre.I actually have one of his early Handel records on L'Oiseau Lyre in a Blueback cover.
    I have a bunch of early DGG LPs with those covers.Don't believe I ever saw a Richter.
    I started to collect classical records in 1990.Didn't start to buy digital LPs until much later,a big mistake on my part.The 1989 and 1992 Carlos Kleiber New Year's Day Concerts are both rare and sought after on vinyl.I have never found copies of either one,yet.The 1992 New Year's Concert on vinyl can sell for over $300.
    http://www.popsike.com/php/quicksearch.php?searchtext= carlos kleiber new year's&thumbs=&currsel=&sortord=dprice&x=0&y=0
     
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  15. jukes

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    German. "Theorie + Anwendung" was the original working name of the company, therefore, the simple name (I've read somewhere).

    Oops, J.A.W. already answered that. Sorry!
     
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  16. jukes

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  17. john greenwood

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    Hmm . . . That made me go back and recheck my 75+ minute SACDs. I don't listen in surround and sometimes the discs don't always say how many channels. But the 2004 "Tommy" (75 min) and, according to info on line, the 2004 "Layla" (77 min) have both a 5.1 and stereo track. Although my search was not thorough, I could not find any other 75+ minute, 5.1 channel SACDs in my collection. This does leave me wondering where the limit might be.
     
  18. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    Enjoying another listen to this great set.
     
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  19. ubertrout

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    Interesting. A number of the early Deutsche Grammophon hybrid double discs are shorter than Layla. Maybe the tech has advanced for DST compression? I also suspect that all the non-hybrid Deutsche Grammophon SACDs probably would have needed two discs if they had been hybrids.
     
  20. john greenwood

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    The Allmans at the Fillmore was on 2 discs. "Eat a Peach" was on 1. The 5.1 "Blonde on Blonde" (which is 73 minutes) was on 2.
    About half of my 400 disc SACD collection is two channel only, and a lot of the others are 3-5 channel (Living Stereo, quad sourced Pentatones and 5.0 discs) or simply not identified, so I had surprisingly few for comparison.
     
  21. John S

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    New arrival:

    Mozart
    Piano Concerto No. 21 K467
    Piano Concerto No. 22 K482

    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
    Jonathan Biss
    (recorded live at Lefrak Concert Hall, Queens College, Flushing, N.Y. All cadenzas by Biss, except No. 21/III: Dinu Lipatti.)

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    Wonderful disc, expertly played and recorded.
     
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  22. john greenwood

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    Hearing in in recital later this month.
     
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  23. ubertrout

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    I strongly suspect that the disc split is mostly the subwoofer channel being used. Aside from the fact that most classical listeners don't want a subwoofer channel, the fact that 5.0 can go the entire length of a CD - especially as classical releases are increasingly stuffed to the gills - is a major plus. Maybe something like Layla compresses more easily than classical music, allowing more to fit on the disc?

    As an aside, I've never understood why two-disc stereo/surround SACD sets split up the program in the same way the CDs are split up. You could easily have the whole thing in stereo on the first disc and in surround on the second disc, without any disruption.
     
  24. ToddBD

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    The liner notes in the booklet give the first publishing date as 1968, so my LPs are the 1985 reissue. Thurston Dart is on harpsichord, and Andrew Davis is on organ. They were pressed in Holland, so no wonder they sound so darn good.
     
  25. ToddBD

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    On the turntable this morning...Itzhak Perlman playing the Beethoven "Kreutzer" Sonata with Vladimir Ashkenazy on piano, a London Stereo Treasury Series import. Fantastic playing and gorgeous sound.
     
  26. coopmv

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

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    Thanks for the link. I bumped into Annie Bergen a number of times when she and I both worked for the company founded by Mayor Mike ... LOL
     
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  27. coopmv

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

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    No problems. I was under the impression that tubed SACD player was made by Cayin ...
     
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