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

  1. BlueTrane

    BlueTrane Forum Resident

    I have some Hewitt Bach, mostly because with Gould sometimes being prone to idiosyncratic interpretations, I felt like I needed some "straight", "normal" versions for reference. :laugh:
     
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  2. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Now listening to Beethoven: Piano Sonata 29, Op.106, "Hammerklavier" - Rudolf Serkin; CD 57 from the Sony 75CD-set Rudolf Serkin/The Complete Columbia Album Collection. Recorded in 1969.

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  3. RiRiIII

    RiRiIII Forum Resident

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    "During the 2018 concert season, Ax, Kavakos and Ma will reunite for a series of US performances of all three of the Brahms Trios heard on the new recording –Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8; Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87; and Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 101."
     
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  4. Wugged

    Wugged Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warsaw, Poland
    Yep, include me as a big NON-fan too. Her popularity is baffling :confused:
     
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  5. George P

    George P Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Now enjoying this CD set of lovely, soothing music/performances.
     
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  6. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Forum Resident

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    something I play every night since I re=found it.
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  7. crispi

    crispi Forum Resident

    Location:
    Berlin
    Yes, I have that (second) version of Decca Sound and the box lid opens in one piece, like the Decca Mono box. I actually prefer that, since the top can be opened fully and the box can be turned on its side, CDs facing outwards, providing easy access to the CDs and the possibility of stacking several boxes alongside each other.
     
  8. Wes H

    Wes H Forum Resident

    Location:
    Virginia
    Is the cover art here supposed to be some not-so-subtle indication (or warning?) of "long-haired" music inside? ;)
     
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  9. George P

    George P Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Now enjoying Schubert's 8th String quartet from the above OOP set.
     
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  10. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Hi, George,

    Just curious: how do you like Goldberg/Lupu vs. Goldberg/Lili Kraus?

    I'm on my own little Schubert expedition right now, exploring the 1928 +/- "Schubert Centennial Series" Columbia set of Schubert lieder, album no. 89. It features four singers who were important in their day, only one of whom is fairly well remembered outside specialist circles today: Elsa Alsen (then an important Wagnerian), Sophie Braslau (noted concert singer), Charles Hackett (American operatic tenor), and Igor Kipnis (with claims to be the premier operatic and concert bass of his generation, father of harpsichordist Igor). The 8-record set includes some of the absolute cream of Schubert's output in the form, including Erlkonig, Gretchen am Spinnrade, Die Forelle, Die Junge Nonne, Der Tod und Das Madchen--well, you get the idea. Lovely stuff.
     
  11. George P

    George P Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
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    I've yet to compare, but Lupu's set is more complete.
     
  12. marcel

    marcel Alea Iacta Est

    Location:
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    Vivarte Collection 2 - content

    As discussed some days ago, there's not a decent pic on the www showing what's on this box, even the one on amazon is dreadful.
    This one should be better, just click on "vol2", and, if you want, just save the picture to your PC :)

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  13. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Another question: how do you like Szymon Goldberg in the Mozart Sonatas for Piano and Violin with Radu Lupu? I listened to audio samples of their set and what bothered me was the "thin" tone of the violin. I know, audio samples do not give a complete picture, but what I heard didn't convince me. Haven't heard the recordings with Lili Kraus.
     
  14. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    ...and I haven't heard the ones with Lupu. The Lili Kraus series I have both on originals 78s and in the transfers in the big box, but I've played only the former (making my own transfers, part of a project to transfer my nearly complete run of Lili Kraus 78s that I finished just before the big box was announced--exquisite timing, as usual). @George?
     
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  15. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    I don't know if this has already been mentioned, but Vol.6 is his Mahler set; it was released in August.

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  16. George P

    George P Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  17. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Thanks--great resource! Since you're in contact with the compiler, would you mind passing on a tidbit (that he may already know, but that doesn't appear in the listings): in addition to the labels shown, the Pascal set was released at least in part on Concert Hall Society. That was related to Musical Masterpiece Society in some way, and he does list it in that form.
     
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  18. George P

    George P Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
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    Thanks, I will let him know.
     
  19. George P

    George P Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Just ordered a copy of this, as I love the pianist and I do not have 30% or so of it. Plus, I can then take all those old Serkin CDs off the shelf and have room for more stuff! (I keep my box sets on a different set of shelves.) Amazon Prime members (like me) get it shipped the same day, so I will be excited to get home tonight!
     
  20. LOVE the Pascal set of Beethoven's quartets. It's my favorite one. Interestingly, the set also includes an arrangement of the op. 2 no. 3 piano sonata for string quartet. Are they readily available on CD?

    My other go to is the Guarneri quartet's first set on RCA. They have a distinctive and idiomatic sound that works well for Beethoven's quartets for me. I want to hear their later set on Philips but it is not available on Spotify and assembling the individual CD issues is expensive.
     
  21. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

    Location:
    west of sun valley
    This Symphony No. 6 is excellent. I like it better than Handley's version on Chandos. Del Mar's version was recently recommended in The Absolute Sound.

    Bax: Symphony No. 6
    Norman Del Mar
    New Philharmonia

    Bax: Irish Landscape
    Rogue's Comedy Overture
    Overture to Adventure
    Overture: work in Progress
    Vernon Handley
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Lyrita, 2007

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    The cover depicts the coastline at Morar, Scotland where much of Symphony No. 6 was written.
     
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  22. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Scheduled for release in the EU later this year:

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  23. andolink

    andolink Well-Known Member

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    Scottsdale, AZ
    Quatuor Mosaïques! -- late Beethoven 4tet's! -- OMG!!

    October 13th!!
     
  24. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

    Location:
    west of sun valley
    Ivan Moravec
    Plays Chopin and Debussy
    Vox, 1993
    recorded in 1982 & 1983
    2 cds
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  25. George P

    George P Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    As always with that pianist, a lovely set!
     

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