Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #67)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Feb 20, 2015.

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  1. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    Continued from here.

    Welcome!

    This thread (and the 66 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. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

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    Working my way through Arrau's Beethoven cycle. 12-15 this evening. Gorgeous sound from Philips.

    Also saw that Stile Antico will be in town next Saturday. May have to pick up a ticket.
     
  3. coopmv

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

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    Now playing CD49 - Hugo Wolf Morike-Lieder by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau from the following box for a first listen ...

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  4. coopmv

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

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    Where will the concert be held?
     
  5. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

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    In a church on 46th Street. Sponsored by Miller Theatre of Columbia U.
     
  6. coopmv

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

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    The Cloisters would have been an excellent venue IMO ...
     
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  7. Bachtoven

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    I received this set today. Hmmm...I think I prefer my Dumay/Pires set. His tone is far richer than Kremer's, and Pires certainly holds her own again Argerich--maybe a little less incisive at times, but she still plays with plenty of power.
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  8. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    Is it me or do they look like the proud parents of a baby that Martha is nursing?
     
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  9. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Robin Tayler playing John Dowland—Tarleton's Resurrection:

     
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  10. coopmv

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

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    I have the earlier version of this box ...

    Gidon Kremer is the NASCAR driver among the violinists ... :winkgrin::agree:
     
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  11. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    Is that a good or a bad thing?
     
  12. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

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    More out of the way for me. I can walk to this concert.

    But first, tonight Marc-Andre Hamelin.
     
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  13. John S

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    After the Dowland, this popped up as an alternate selection, from the Roman School:

     
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  14. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    Now enjoying some Scriabin from the above set.
     
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  15. Casagrande

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    Listened to symphony no. 7 earlier today. Lovely lyrical music from a terrible era of Stalin terror.
     
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  16. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    The Prokofiev Concertos by Paik on the same label are excellent. (Though Beroff on EMI remains my favorite.)
     
  17. Fafner88

    Fafner88 Well-Known Member

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    Great recording and excellent remaster.

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  18. coopmv

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

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    Mostly bad. I do not like his Bach Violin Concertos ...
     
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  19. coopmv

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

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    Again, the price is untouchable ... :sigh:
     
  20. Casagrande

    Casagrande Forum Resident

    Thanks for the recommendation. For the piano concertos I have been listening to the Browning/Leinsdorf cycle mostly.
     
  21. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

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    Some Couperin.

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  22. coopmv

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

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    Christiane Jaccottet was an excellent Swiss harpsichordist and I have a few of her recordings on both LP and CD ...
     
  23. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    Yeah, a real shame as not much by this great pianist is easily available. The sound is not great (they use some NR), but the profound performances shine through. Like Yudina (by the way, her Beethoven Op. 111 sonata is the best I have heard for that work), it took me a long time to warm to Sofronitsky's performances. Sounds amazing today! I may so a Sofronitsky marathon this weekend.

    http://www.sofronitsky.ru/en/
     
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  24. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    My pleasure. :tiphat:

    That's a great set too, as is Ashkenazy's. Those wonderful works are blessed with many great recordings.
     
  25. john greenwood

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    Skipping ahead about two centuries in French music to Debussy and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
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