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

  1. George P

    George P Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Had these two on my wishlist for a long time and finally found them online for a good price tonight. The first one has her mono recordings of the complete Partitas from the 1950s. The second one has her 1957 Goldberg Variations, Italian Concerto, French Overture (Partita) in B minor and her 1959 Duets BWV 802-805. I have a ton of volumes from this series and highly recommend them. The performances are always special and are often had to find elsewhere on CD.
     
  2. coopmv

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

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    I have quite a number of her Bach keyboard works on the VAI label ...
     
  3. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident

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  4. ubertrout

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    I first heard this recording driving to Ravinia with a buddy, and in response to having earlier told him I hadn't heard Barbirolli's Mahler he brought this CD - The plodding menace of the opening of the symphony (and much that followed) was a revelation - I get that it's not for everyone but it connected with me.
     
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  5. DeepFloyd11

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

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  6. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    Very nice.
     
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  7. Bachtoven

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  8. bigstar87

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    From the Mercury Living Presence Vol. 3 box set; man, are those Borodin Polovtsian Dances intense![​IMG]
     
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  9. Bachtoven

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  10. drh

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    Whatever happened to Christian Sinding's "Rustle of Spring"? It used to be a concert and salon staple; I have a dozen recordings of it, all from turn of the 20th c. into the 1930s. Today, however, it seems to have disappeared. Funny how tastes change over time.
     
  11. DeepFloyd11

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

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  12. WHitese

    WHitese Forum Resident

    Rare....Beautifully made CD....and it sounds great also.

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  13. alankin1

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    How do people here regard this series (Great Pianists of the 20th Century)?
     
  14. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Haven't heard any. Read and heard (on Dutch public radio) quite a lot of reviews when the discs came out years ago, and they weren't very favourable; many reviewers thought the series was a hodgepodge, with "important pianists being left out" (can't remember any of the names that were mentioned) and arbitrary track choices. They also complained about various errors. The series was too expensive for me at the time to take the risk, and I had other priorities back then.
     
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    My copy is an EMI disc before the title moved to Warner.
     
  16. scompton

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    I like them enough to have bought all of them. I have no idea how they decided who to included, but I wouldn't be surprised if some of the arbitrary track choices were due to licencing. For instance, the Glenn Gould set has not Bach and I wouldn't be surprised if that was because Sony didn't want to licence any of the Bach
     
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  17. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    I think I heard it once on the radio years ago. I knew it because my first piano teacher had me play it. But then she was Scandinavian like the composer.
    It's funny that it has not shown up in one of my compilation CDs. The only Sinding recording I have is his Symphony 1 & 2.
    Ari Rasilainen & the Norwegian Radio Orchestra on the Apex label from 1999.
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  18. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    There are some fine things in the series. I don't own all of it, maybe around 60 %, because I bought from the used market later.
     
  19. Bachtoven

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    [​IMG] This disc has stunning play and superb sound, but it's exhausting to listen in one sitting due to the nearly non-stop flying fingers!

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  20. ToddBD

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    In the disc player...listening to the Peacock Variations (Dorati). Sure do wish there were more Dorati/CSO collaborations...he brought out the best in that orchestra, for sure.
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  21. bigstar87

    bigstar87 Well-Known Member

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    From the Decca Sound Analogue Years, incredible sound: [​IMG]
    I'm always blown away with how great the Decca engineers (and Mercury, RCA Living Stereo) were and how far ahead they were technologically compared to other music from the 50s and 60s
     
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  22. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    This is an excellent program. Kavakos is a brilliant violinist.
    Leonidas Kavakos
    Virtuoso
    Decca, 2016
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    01 - (2:51) Stravinsky: Danse Russe - Pétrouchka
    02 - (4:10) Stravinsky: Chanson Russe
    03 - (5:24) Sarasate: Caprice Basque
    04 - (5:03) Sarasate: Romanza Andaluza
    05 - (2:41) Tárrega: Recuerdos De La Alhambra
    06 - (2:36) Falla: Danza Del Molinero - El Sombrero De Tres Picos
    07 - (12:50) Paganini: Introduction and Variations on "Nel Cor Più Non Mi Sento"
    08 - (6:14) Wieniawski: Capriccio-Valse
    09 - (7:55) R. Strauss: Waltzes From Der Rosenkavalier
    10 - (6:01) Dohnányi: "Gypsy Andante" Ruralia Hungarica
    11 - (5:13) Britten: Reveille
    12 - (4:05) Elgar: La Capricieuse
    13 - (3:00) Tchaikovsky: Valse Sentimentale
    14 - (6:34) Paganini: Variations on "God Save the King"
    15 - (4:01) Dvorák: Humoresque
     
  23. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Forum Resident

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  24. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    Fabio is fabulous! Demonstration-quality sound, too.

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  25. George P

    George P Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Biondi's Vivadi is wonderful!
     

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