Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #67)

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  1. EasterEverywhere

    EasterEverywhere Forum Resident

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    My absolute favorite recording(s) of a Shostakovich String Quartet,would be the one or two The Hollywood String Quartet did for Capitol.
     
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  2. coopmv

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

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    Now playing CD2 of the Schumann Series from the following box for a first listen. I should be done with this box for a first pass this week after almost 6 years ... LOL

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  3. vanhooserd

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    My 15th Tallis Scholars CD, music of Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656). The gentleman on the cover is King Charles I.
     
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  4. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

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    Despite the label, no problems with this one. Recorded 4/83.
     
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  5. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

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    Always Bach on Sundays. Recorded 7/97, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.
     
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  6. Scott Wheeler

    Scott Wheeler Forum Resident

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    Just got back from his recital at Disney Hall
     
  7. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

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    How was it?
     
  8. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    It's a band-aid over a jugular wound, the patient's gonna bleed out anyway. The "classical" slice of the pie is so small, attempting to prevent Universal from cornering the market is too little, too late.
     
  9. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    I don't care for his work either.
     
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  10. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Maybe, but that doesn't mean the European Commission shouldn't have done it.
     
  11. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

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    Not even in late romantic works? I have his Mahler 2nd on Blu-Ray, which I liked on my one listen. It's a shame that I can only play Blu-Ray through my secondary system. It's pretty good (Cambridge Audio 840 Amp/Thiel 1.5 speakers), but it doesn't have the heft of my main system. Maybe one day I'll move my Oppo over just to check it out.

    I also have some Mehta in my Decca and Verdi box sets.
     
  12. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    I've never heard a Mehta performance that did anything for me.
     
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  13. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

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    Most often I start my day with something from the Baroque or Classical eras. This morning, instead, I am starting with Ashkenazy playing the Rachmaninov Preludes.
     
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  14. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

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    The Decca box has Mehta's "Planets" which receives a lot of praise. I'm just not that big a fan of the music, itself.
     
  15. theron d

    theron d Forum Resident

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    I have the entry level model 505u which is 100W Push Pull, really great with the Harbeths. I dont miss my seperates at all (Quicksilver 70s tube monoblocks).

    Have my eye on the 30W Class A 590AX integrated amp, top of the line Luxman, but it's very expensive (even used). One can dream though.. :)
     
  16. coopmv

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

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    Looks like you picked up a good bargain there. I have owned this CD for a few years ... :righton:
     
  17. coopmv

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

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    The problem I have with Luxman is it has a very limited American dealership network after it went through a re-organization and is now Chinese owned. I will probably stick with either Conrad Johnson (already have two SS amps) or MA 7900, a Mac integrated ...
     
  18. coopmv

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

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    For me, it is just Zubin Mehta's conducting style I do not care for ...
     
  19. coopmv

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

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    Ashy has a special touch for Rachman ... :agree:
     
  20. theron d

    theron d Forum Resident

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    Cant go wrong with either one of those too! Would love to try out a MA 7900 with the Harbeths :)
     
  21. coopmv

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

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    Has any CMC member ever purchased from an Amazon US MarketPlace seller located in Japan? Do I have to pay any import fees other than the required $3.99 shipping?
     
  22. coopmv

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

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    I like what I have read about Harbeths, which are pricey English speakers. They do not have much bass as they are essentially bookshelf speakers, right?
     
  23. theron d

    theron d Forum Resident

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    They are pricey, yes. Worth it, definately IMO. Known for classical and voice reproduction but handle any genre really. I recently added a REL subwoofer which helps with low end information for alternative rock (QOTSA, RATM, etc) and some classical. Can listen for hours without any brightness or fatique. Very musical and touch of warmth with excellent imaging . Yes the 7es3 are large bookshelf speakers (2 way) essentially. I think they are rated down to 40 Hz or so. Room treatment and room size are very imprortant too. I played the 7es3 in a large size room and was not impressed at all. My room is small/medium sized and match very well. For larger rooms I believe the HL5+ model is prefered...
     
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  24. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    Nice! What do you think of the performances? And the mastering?

    I listened to Wispelwey play the Bach Cello suites (his second recording.)
     
  25. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    Classical Music Forum Appreciation giveaway.

    The Grumiax Quartet plays-

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    This is a hybrid Multi Channel SACD. I can't play two at the same time. :crazy:
    First to PM me gets it for free.
     
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