Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #70)

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

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  1. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing CD4 - Beethoven 7th and Dvorak 8th by the VPO from the following box for a first listen ...

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  2. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

    Location:
    Davis, CA
    No.5-8 today. Vibrant playing and crystal clear sound.

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  3. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    Now playing the following CD from my early music collection ...

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  4. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    I played two old LPs...Berman's has rather clattery piano sound, but what amazing playing! Heifetz' has superb playing and sound.

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  5. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    Now playing the following CD from my Brahms collection ...

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  6. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Fresno, California
    I keep replaying this, a good sign:

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    Today, sonatas 23, 24, 26, 27, 28 & 29. Arrau's conception of the Hammerklavier Sonata's slow movement is as great as Schnabel's, if a touch more human/less cosmic. This is one of the few versions of the opening movement of op. 106 that really makes sense to me.
     
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  7. coopmv

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

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    You are breaking records here. I probably won't get to my second listen for a long time ... :winkgrin:
     
  8. Daedalus

    Daedalus Forum Resident

    I obtained a good number of the Living Stereo SACD releases at low prices including the Ravel. Of course, the recording quality does vary but all in all I enjoy all of them.
     
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  9. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
    Now listening to "Mozart - Piano Concerto No.19 K.459/"Ch'io mi scordi di te" - "Non temer, amato bene" K.505 (from Idomeneo)/Piano Concerto No.23 K.488" performed by Helene Grimaud, soprano Mojca Erdmann, the Kammerorchester Des Symphonieorchesters Des Bayerischen Rundfunks led by Radoslaw Szulc on DG.

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  10. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Amazon U.K. finally made a decision today and granted me a full refund. They didn't ask me to return the item; I'll not return it unless the seller pays for the postage, which I doubt they will.
     
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  11. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    This LP arrived today--I don't think it ever was released on CD. I bought it when it first came out in '81 or so, and stupidly got rid of it during my great LP purge in the late 90s! Anyway, it's a wonderful piece that freely mixes atonality and tonality--the Fugue is practically Brahmsian! Great playing and wonderfully ambient, rich sound--thanks to being recorded in a church.

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  12. WHitese

    WHitese Forum Resident

    New Lute CD's never let me down!

    Beautiful stuff...

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  13. coopmv

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

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    I NEVER purged any of my LP collection ...
     
  14. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

    Location:
    Davis, CA
    I was running out of room and rarely played them, so I got rid of about 400 of them *Sigh*...what a fool!
     
  15. jukes

    jukes Forum Resident

    Location:
    Southern Finland
    Actually, I'm not. He didn't record that much. But I've heard some of his work. His most important contribution was in training conductors. In that job he's a legend (see Wikipedia list of his students).
     
  16. jukes

    jukes Forum Resident

    Location:
    Southern Finland
    My policy has been all the time to get rid off of less interesting records. And then I've cried after them ten or thirty years later... :) I had nice small collection of 1970's jazz (Garbarek, Jarrett, Stanko, Vesala etc.) and then I just got rid of them because at that time I wasn't ineterested sort of "ECM Jazz". Now I have some of it as CD's and those sound shrill, cold & uninviting...
     
  17. jukes

    jukes Forum Resident

    Location:
    Southern Finland
    I've noticed that while on computer, it's best to listen something quite familiar music so I can better concentrate on whatever I'm doing. So... it's Ravel time.

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  18. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    It's a bit of an exaggeration, but only a bit, to say that I've never yet disposed of a record that I didn't eventually end up regretting it. Nowadays as I copy them to hard drive, I continue to store 78s as I always have, but I'm bulk storing the copied LPs and CDs in cartons at an off-site storage locker. (Badly as my 78s have outstripped available storage at home, my LPs are worse, and the CDs never had an adequate home. I guess you can see where my priorities are! ;) ) How much longer I'll be able to do that I'm not sure--the monthly rent keeps going up-up-up--but.... If I can keep it from foundering on equipment failures, as has been the case more than once in the past, a pending project is an all-out assault on duplicates. We shall see.
     
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  19. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Just listened to Miles Davis' Sorcerer MoFi SACD which I just received and am now listening to a set that also arrived today: Schubert: Symphonies 4, D417, 5, D485 - Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields - Schubert: The 10 Symphonies - 6 CDs, Philips; disc 3

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  20. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Now: Brahms: Symphonies 2, Op.73; 4, Op.98 (including alternative opening) - Riccardo Chailly/Gewandhausorchester Leipzig - Brahms: The Symphonies - 3 CDs, Decca; disc 2

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  21. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Not bad, but not great either. Can't put my finger on it after a first listen but something is missing from these performances. Otto Klemperer (with the Philharmonia Orchestra) is still my favourite conductor in the Brahms symphonies, closely followed by George Szell (with the Cleveland Orchestra).
     
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  22. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Philly
    Now playing:
    Claude Debussy – La Mer, Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune, Jeux, Nocturnes
    — New York Philharmonic – Leonard Bernstein (Sony Classical)

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  23. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    I had a little over 4000+ LP's in classical music and a few hundred in non-classical when I stopped buying LP's sometimes around 1988. My current CD collection surpassed the LP collection about 3 years ago ...
     
  24. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    How do you like that box? I was a bit intrigued when I bought the box and noticed Symphony No. 10 ...
     
  25. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    So far I've only listened to disc 3, but that was fine. Very enjoyable.
     
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