Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #68)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Mar 16, 2015.

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  1. George P

    George P Alive In The Superunknown Thread Starter

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    Continued from here.

    Welcome!

    This thread (and the 67 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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    RRB - I have the Mozart/Schubert SACD, so I am not asking for it, but I'm not certain I understand your problem with it.
     
  3. Rose River Bear

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    I have a big collection and I have been trying to get it organized. I somehow wound up with two copies. I will keep one copy since I like the recording and performance.
     
  4. George P

    George P Alive In The Superunknown Thread Starter

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    I think it has the same mastering as my WG fatboy set. I have read that the newer "Orginals" CD sounds better, but I have my doubts.
     
  5. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

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    Gone to a good home.
     
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  6. john greenwood

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    Gotcha. And my congrats to whomever won it.
     
  7. coopmv

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

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    You are far ahead of the game when it comes to sorting out the duplicates ... :righton:
     
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  8. George P

    George P Alive In The Superunknown Thread Starter

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    Correct! I hear his latest recording is even better, but I don't have the money for CDs right now (or perhaps anymore.)
     
  9. john greenwood

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    Haven't listened to this one in a while.
     
  10. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    The often neglected Symphony number 4 from disc 3 of this set.

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  11. coopmv

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

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    I should also check out the newer version. I bought this version a few months ago ...
     
  12. john greenwood

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    Ouch! :(
     
  13. 5-String

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    Just placed an order for these two sacds

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    Someone was selling these on the classifieds for $12 each but I missed out. I 've heard that sound quality is great so I am looking forward to listening to them soon.
     
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  14. coopmv

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

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    Is this the lastest version?

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    Looka like that may be the third version he recorded?
     
  15. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    That is a fine disc. I have this one too.
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    Anyone else like this one?
     
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  17. jukes

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    coopmv: "How is the SACD by Audite?"

    I have some 10 Audite hybrids. Never bothered to really compare the sound to other chamber hybrids (Harmonia Mundi, Pentatone, Praga, or comparable 24-bit downloads), but these Audites are very much right on spot to my taste: fluent, balanced sonics that don't scream on my face; the instruments sound convincingly as 'real' etc. but not too bright (of course, modern violin can sound terribly harsh in small environment like home). And all that already on redbook (I have some rips and 16-bit downloads that I won't 'ostracize').

    ( http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/classical-music-corner-thread-67.416213/page-39#post-12033080 )
     
  18. scompton

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    It was my introduction to Poulenc and I love it.
     
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  19. john greenwood

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    I think I was on the verge of getting booted out of my co-op as I tried (over and over) to master some of the faster passages of the clarinet sonata.
     
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  20. ToddBD

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    In the disc player...some of my favorite music for wind band. For Hilst fans out there, Hammersmih is not exactly a well known work, but it deserves to be.
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  21. coopmv

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

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    Audite released a combo of SACD's - some from older recordings and other from recent recordings. On balance, it has done a good job IMO ...
     
  22. Beholdentonoone

    Beholdentonoone Forum Resident

    I grabbed the Bruckner The Symphonies (Phillips/Haitnk) Box mentioned earlier in this thread off a reputable seller on the amazon marketplace. I had no idea the box was so small I imagined it as one of the bigger classical boxes. Can anyone who owns this box tell me if the cd sleeves are simple paper/plastic CDr type sleeves of if the sleeves had unique art on mini lp cardboard jackets?
     
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  23. john greenwood

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    Don't know for sure, but most of the UME sets focussing on a set of symphonies, piano sonatas by a particular composer and performing artist (e.g. my Arrau Beethoven Sonatas or Pinnock Mozart Symphonies) came with minimal packaging. Usually a small booklet, no original cover art, and paper or thin cardboard sleeves.

    On the other hand if you were picking up the complete set of works by a performer (examples I have are DG boxes of Argerich and Richter) you are likely to get original jacket packaging.
     
  24. J.A.W.

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    I have the 1994 Philips (1 l :)) box and it has paper sleeves (no plastic and no original cover art) and a CD-sized 60-page booklet.
     
  25. ibanez_ax

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    My box has a 2005 copyright and has poly-lined paper sleeves and probably the same book.
     
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