Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #70)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, May 7, 2015.

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  1. George P

    George P Our DJ's Better Than All These Bands Thread Starter

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    Continued from here.

    Welcome!

    This thread (and the 69 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. Tom Campbell

    Tom Campbell Forum Resident

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    Yes. Overall, though, Norrington's cycle is not that highly regarded: some scrappy playing and really harsh tone from that particular period ensemble.

    Overall, I myself find Gardiner's cycle the best for HIP performances. Mind you, even Gardiner does not always observe the metronome markings, which are really insanely fast in some cases.
     
  3. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Now: Schubert: Piano Sonatas 19, D958; 20, D959 - Wilhelm Kempff - Schubert: The Piano Sonatas - 7 CDs, DG; disc 2

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  4. john greenwood

    john greenwood Forum Resident

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    Bought that set earlier this year. So far only one listen. (But I had it on vinyl eons ago.)
     
  5. Jasonb

    Jasonb Forum Resident

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    Picked up in someone's garage. Von Karajan 1964 DG vinyl. First time I've heard Brahms' first and I'm impressed.
     
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  6. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

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    Claude Debussy – Images pour orchestre, Trois nocturnes
    — Orchestre symphonique de Montreal – Charles Dutoit (Decca / London Records)

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  7. Fafner88

    Fafner88 Well-Known Member

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    My remaster of Karajan's 60's Brahms' 2nd

     
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  8. Fafner88

    Fafner88 Well-Known Member

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    I'll post my remaster of this recording quite soon...
     
  9. Tom Campbell

    Tom Campbell Forum Resident

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    Nicely done. You tamed the DGG stridency.
     
  10. Jasonb

    Jasonb Forum Resident

    How is the remaster? I like my analog originals in the rock world.
     
  11. Fafner88

    Fafner88 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. That was my main purpose, many of these 60's-70's DG recordings need this kind of fixing, and I like the results.

    It sounds more or less like the 2nd that I've posted.
     
  12. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

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    Now playing:
    Aaron Copland – Piano Sonata
    Frederic Chopin – Nocturne Op.55/2, Mazurka Op.33/3, Polanaise-Fantisie Op.61
    Modest Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition
    William Kapell (RCA Red Seal – Sony Classical), CD 8 from:

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    Recorded live at The Frick Collection, 1953
     
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  13. Jasonb

    Jasonb Forum Resident

    Yes but playing great recordings through a computer is never ideal. Thanks.
     
  14. Fafner88

    Fafner88 Well-Known Member

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    It depends on your soundcard... (though of course youtube is not the ideal source)
     
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  15. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    I've held off buying the Karajan Bruckner box due to some comments around the 'net concerning its need for remastering.
     
  16. Fafner88

    Fafner88 Well-Known Member

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    It's not that bad, at least the 5th 7th and 8th which I've heard - very fine sounding recordings (especially the 8th which is demonstration quality).
     
  17. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    Prokofiev
    Violin Concerto No. 1
    Shostakovich
    Violin Concerto No. 1

    Maxim Vengarov, violin
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Mstislav Rostropovich

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    I love this music. There's not many times I can say I like the violin concertos as much as the same composer's piano concertos, but this is one of those times.
     
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  18. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    Thanks for the input. :righton:
     
  19. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    I wouldn't trust comments around the 'net when it comes to sound quality. I've seen too many complaints about tape hiss and artefacts that come with older recordings, they want them quashed and they don't seem to realize (or, worse, to hear) that the music gets quashed with it...
     
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  20. ToddBD

    ToddBD Forum Resident

    Getting some more Poulenc in this evening...
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  21. George P

    George P Our DJ's Better Than All These Bands Thread Starter

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    That's my favorite amount of Poulenc. More.
     
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  22. WHitese

    WHitese Forum Resident

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  23. coopmv

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

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    Now playing CD1 - Chopin Waltzes and Piano Sonata No. 3 from the following box, which just arrived yesterday for a first listen. I have owned Witold Malcuzynski's Chopin recordings on Angels for over thirty years ...

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  24. coopmv

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

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    This is the first time I see a Toshiba LP ... :righton::agree:
     
  25. coopmv

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

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    The following box just arrived from across the pond this afternoon. To my surprise, the box does not say either EMI or WarnerMusic. :confused:

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    Does anyone know the reason? The original box, which has become too costly, is an EMI Icon box ...
     
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