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Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, May 29, 2015.

  1. ubertrout

    ubertrout Forum Resident

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    I'd heard a story to the effect that Van Cliburn also recorded the Schumann with Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony, but RCA decided to shelf it in favor of this recording.

    Of course, if you want to hear Cliburn with the BSO, it's readily available online:
     
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  2. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

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    What an unflattering photo of Fritz. Also it looks like Van is wearing an attractively-patterned skirt until you realize that's the back of a chair Reiner is sitting in. :)
     
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  3. DeepFloyd11

    DeepFloyd11 Forum Resident

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    :biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh:
     
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  4. DeepFloyd11

    DeepFloyd11 Forum Resident

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    Good morning everyone! Happy Monday. On the TT....:tiphat:

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    Direct Metal Master recordings mostly sound really nice. :righton:
     
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  5. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    I really enjoyed this box set of Vivaldi. Beautifully recorded.

    L'Arte dell'Arco
    Federico Guglielmo, concertmaster
    Vivaldi: Complete Concertos & Sonatas Opp. 1-12
    Brilliant, 2016
    20 CDs

    Engineer: Fabio Framba
    Recorded 2010-2014 , Abbazia di Carceri d'Este, Padua, Italy
    Recording authorized by and based on the Critical Edition by Fabrizio Ammetta, Istituto Italiano Antonio Vivaldi, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice.

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  6. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Sheesh, the cover photos these days... :rolleyes: :shake:
     
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  7. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    I posted this a while back, but, apart from @drh, there was no response. I was told that the sound on many Music & Arts releases is mediocre at best, and that they do suffer from excessive filtering, cutting off the highs and lows, which results in an aggressive midrange. Has anyone heard the 2013 M&A Toscanini 1939 Beethoven set (above) that was remastered by Aaron Z. Snyder? I understand that he used the "harmonic balancing" tool for this remastering. Snyder's remasterings apparently resemble Andrew Rose/Pristine's mastering work; I don't like Rose's work at all, and all this makes me wary of the Snyder box. I wonder if I would be better off getting the OOP Naxos releases of the 1939 cycle instead. Any opinons?
     
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  8. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    Halasz plays with tremendous feeling and virtuosity. Excellent sound, though I'm not a fan of his type of guitar, a Matthias Dammann "double-top."

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  9. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Just found out that Richard Caniell, whose earlier Toscanini work was released by Naxos, released a completely newly remastered set of all 1939 Toscanini Beethoven broadcasts on his own label, Immortal Perforamnces (Canada). This is the set:

    Immortal Performances

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  10. DeepFloyd11

    DeepFloyd11 Forum Resident

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    Hahaha... I think he had just watched Star Wars....'May the musical Force be with you !!':D
     
  11. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    I'd love to get this set, but it doesn't seem to be available in the EU. It's a Canadian label; I e-mailed them about possible distributors in the EU. Wait and see...
     
  12. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Thanks for this--although my wallet is not too happy with you at the moment. FAR too many tempting things on the website, only starting with this set. For those who are wondering: the "stereo" 1939 overtures are reconstructions like a few popular issues that have come out now and then: a mating of the output of one monaural microphone that did the "domestic" feed and another that was dedicated to recordings for South America. I've read elsewhere that for various reasons these constructs' "stereo" character is open to debate; the least out of synch and they will give a false stereo effect. Or so the argument goes.
     
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  13. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    Although included as a bonus in the Brilliant Vivaldi box I posted above, it has been issued as a single disc with this cover.
    Francesco Galligioni, cello
    L'Arte dell'Arco
    Vivaldi: Cello Sonatas
    Brilliant, 2016
     
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  14. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Well, it's $116 in Canadian dollars, which should make your wallet a bit happier given the current exchange rate. Still pretty steep, though, but it is tempting, even for me, with the Can$40 shipping charge and the customs charges and fee I'd have to pay.
     
  15. DeepFloyd11

    DeepFloyd11 Forum Resident

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    Good morning everyone! According to my Deutsche Grammophon newsfeed on Facebook, it's Johann Sebastian Bach's B-day. (according to the old style calendar and on March 31st of the new)......but whatever it was, it's always nice to play Bach.

    On the TT....:tiphat:

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  16. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Now, from this set: Vol.II, with Piano Sonatas 5-7, Op.10/1-3; 8, Op.13. Recorded at the same venue, in 2004.
     
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  17. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

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    I bought the 66 disc Vivaldi Edition that contains this smaller set. I'm slowly working my way through it. So far everything has been great.
     
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  18. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

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    Philly
    Now playing:
    Dmitri Shostakovich – Quartet for Strings No.1 in C major Op.49
    — Dirk Van de Velde (violin) , Dirk Van den Hauwe (violin), Marc Sonnaert (viola), Peter Devos (cello) – Rubio String Quartet (Brilliant Classics)

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  19. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    I don't have those recordings, but man, I love those Shostakovich Quartets. Hope you are enjoying them as much as I do. :wave:
     
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  20. ToddBD

    ToddBD Forum Resident

    Picked up a couple of CD's at the thrift for $.50 each yesterday. Both very nice performances and recordings, the recorded sound on the Carmina Burana is particularly good.
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  21. bigstar87

    bigstar87 Active Member

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    From the Decca Sound Analogue Years; incredible performances of both pieces: [​IMG]
     
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  22. DeepFloyd11

    DeepFloyd11 Forum Resident

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    Maestro Walcha.....on the TT....:tiphat:

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  23. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    In honor of Bach's birthday:

    (on the piano)
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  24. DeepFloyd11

    DeepFloyd11 Forum Resident

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    Good morning everyone! On the TT....:tiphat:

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    For those who haven't heard Andor Foldes play, here's a YT upload. So unfortunate that this beautiful recording has only just over 350 views on You Tube, while Gangnam Style has 2.79 billion.....:sigh:



    Here's a short Bio on Wiki. He was very talented in my opinion.

    Does anyone else here on the thread know /like him and own his recordings?

    Andor Földes - Wikipedia
     
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  25. sgb

    sgb Forum Resident

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    Thanks for the link to the recording, do you know its age?
     
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