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

  1. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    :agree:

    That Cortot set was lovingly mastered/transferred by Studio Art and Son of Paris. Whenever I see their name on a historical release, I do not hesitate.
     
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  2. crispi

    crispi Vinyl Archaeologist

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    The review on Arkivmusic said that they utilised previous transfers for some of the material. Which wouldn’t surprise me, since they would have had to otherwise transfer almost thousands of 78s. Not to speak of having to locate copies first. I wish labels would be more forthcoming about the sources they use. And it would be nice to be able to preview some tracks before buying, but I can’t find any previews online.
     
  3. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    In my comparisons, thankfully, I did not notice that anything in the new box that sounded like any previous EMI transfer, but then I didn't own every one.

    I agree about both points. They really should be more forthcoming. And samples are certainly reasonable, given the amount of investment people would potentially be making.
     
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  4. ubertrout

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    ubertrout Forum Resident

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  6. RiRiIII

    RiRiIII Forum Resident

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    What great art in the slow mov. of #25:

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  7. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    First spin (work and performance), from the big box. Only a few minutes in, but the playing is lovely.
     
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  8. ubertrout

    ubertrout Forum Resident

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  9. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

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    Image isn't showing for me, which disc is it?
     
  10. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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  11. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

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    Thanks, I've never had much luck having Discogs images show up when directly linked with IMG tags. Anyone else?

    Finished listening to Serkin playing the Hammerklavier 1969/70 recording from the Serkin box. A very fine performance, one I'll be playing often. The one I still have seared in mind is Gilels' last live recording, also great. @George P or anyone else have you heard Serkin's earlier recording of the Hammerklavier from the early 60s? I did some searching but can't seem to find out which disc this would be on. Or how about the BBC Legends performance from 1971?

    Will try Discogs again, does this show up?

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  12. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    Nope. This is the first I am hearing of it.

    Nope.

    Yup.
     
  13. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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  14. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

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    Thank you, that's very helpful.

    Here is an excerpt from a review where I read about the 1960 performance.

     
  15. crispi

    crispi Vinyl Archaeologist

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    Listening to this version of Beethoven's Ninth on the turntable:

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    MONO DGG tulip, first pressing from November 1962.

    I finally learned how to read deadwax codes on Deutsche Grammophon LPs. There are codes there denoting the month (represented by a letter) and year of the pressing (represented by a single-digit number). The month codes work as follows:

    A = January
    B = February
    C = March
    D = April
    E = May
    F = June
    G = July
    H = August
    J = September
    K = October
    L = November
    M = December

    (“I” is omitted for being to similar to “J”)

    The year is represented by a single digit, i.e. both 1955 and 1965 are the number “5”.

    So, my pressing has the code “L 2”, meaning November (L) 1962. This should once and for all allow you to date your German-pressed DG vinyl. :wave:


    P.S. It seems that after 1970, the year code became two-digit (“70”). The codes also seem to have been dropped altogether after 1972 or so.
     
  16. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

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    Discig links are hit or miss for me too.
     
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  17. Robert C

    Robert C Sound Archivist

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  18. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident

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    np:
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  19. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    Now enjoying a recent Xmas gift from my girlfriend's brother. I have never heard these composers before, so the music is a treat. The composers are among the very first American composers. The CD is from the Smithsonian Folkways Archival series and can be bought on amazon.
     
  20. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Hi, George,

    A couple of other very early American composers who might repay your attention are William Billings and Anthony Philip Heinrich. Billings was a tanner in Boston, where he was born before the Revolution; Heinrich was a transplant from Bohemia who played a notable role in the founding of what would become the NYPO. Both wrote in extremely personal styles. William Schuman incorporated music by Billings into his "New England Triptych."

    Merry Christmas to you and to all our friends here at CMC!
     
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  21. Rmihai0

    Rmihai0 New Member

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    I have the exact same one. Beautiful rendition.
     
  22. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    Thanks!

    Same to you, buddy! :wave:
     
  23. bruce2

    bruce2 Forum Resident

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    I have the Karajan Beethoven 9th from 1962 on stereo SACD and agree it is a beautiful rendition. It is my favorite recording of the 9th.
     
  24. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    Mine too! :wave:

    The slow movement on the 1977 version is a bit more coherent (the 1963 has a clumsy edit that breaks the line at one point), but the intensity on the 1963 is awesome.
     
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  25. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Found this Monique Haas set for a reasonable price - it's OOP and quite pricey on most sites. A wonderful but sadly almost forgotten pianist.

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