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

  1. Åke Bergvall

    Åke Bergvall Forum Resident

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    Karlstad, Sweden
    As has been covered elsewhere, the possible overlap is with their smaller 10 CD boxes rather than the two earlier 50 CD compliations, which have very little duplication with this one (a total of less than 10 CDs). I have all three and checked it out before buying the new one.
     
  2. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    Very powerful playing with excellent sound. (Piano Sonatas Nos. 1, 6 and 7; Toccata, Op. 11; Etude Op.2 No.1)

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  3. SquishySounds

    SquishySounds Yo mama so fat Thanos had to snap twice.

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    Does Intrada’s 3 CD ‘complete score’ of Conan the Barbarian count as classical music? I’ve been looking for this set for over a year and finally snagged a set off eBay for less than $60.
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    I honestly expected a more night & day difference from the older MCA/Milan/Warner/Varese Sarabande masterings. The big news is almost twice as much music (and outtakes!). The sound quality isn’t bad but it does sound like a 30+ year old symphonic recording. You just don’t ‘feel’ the timpani like you would on something new.

    Nic Raine and the Prague Symphony did a complete re-recording a couple years ago but I don’t think it was every officially sold in the US. That’ll probably be my next eBay hunt. Or maybe a European LP so I can get the swanky new artwork
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  4. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    Sorry to hear that! I abhor order anxiety. :shake:
     
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  5. bruce2

    bruce2 Forum Resident

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    I just received this today, and after listening to the SACD I agree it is a beautiful recording. I may look into getting another disc from Lindberg. This is also now the longest CD I have ever owned...the Redbook layer clocks in at 83 minutes and 17 seconds!
     
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  6. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

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    He has a lot to choose from
     
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  7. ToddBD

    ToddBD Forum Resident

    In the disc player tonight...
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  8. Edwin Hawley

    Edwin Hawley Forum Resident

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    My favorite Rhapsody.
     
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  9. Åke Bergvall

    Åke Bergvall Forum Resident

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    Yes Jakob Lindberg has had a long and distinguished recording career at BIS (as has his brother Christian). I remembered hearing him at a concert in Stockholm in the early 1980s before he had become a big name, and also had the fortune of helping to organize a conference at Uppsala university in the 1990s where he participated with a talk on Dowland, followed by an in-conference performance. My impression is that he is only getting better as an interpreter, and can recommend his recent sacd "A Lute by Sixtus Rauwolf," where he plays French and German baroque music on one of the very few still playable original instruments, made in the last decades of the sixteenth century: https://www.amazon.com/Sixtus-Rauwo...378134&sr=1-1&keywords=lute+by+sixtus+rauwolf. Another excellent recent sacd is his "Jakobean Lute Music", also played on the Rauwolf lute: https://www.amazon.com/Jacobean-Lut...1&keywords=jacobean+lute+music+jakob+lindberg.
     
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  10. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

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    I've really been enjoying Rachmaninoff's Etudes Tableux this week, listening to recordings by Richter, Horowitz, Rachmaninoff, Ashkenazy and Lugansky. Horowitz's Op. 39 No. 5 is one I just love.
     
  11. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    My all time favorite for those works is Angelich. Prior to that it was Ogdon.

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  12. bruce2

    bruce2 Forum Resident

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    Has anybody heard the new recording of Bruckner Symphony No. 7 by Andris Nelsons and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig? It came out a couple months ago on DG and I think I'm going to order it. I have been listening to the 1971 Karajan Berlin recording on EMI, and while I love the performance I find it hard to listen to. A lot of parts are whisper quiet and can barely be heard, only to be offset by outbursts of painfully loud, over reverberating and distorted brass. I like a good dynamic range but this is too much for my ears so I think I am going to try the Nelsons even though it has gotten mixed reviews. It has nothing but 5 stars on Amazon, but a couple of pro reviews slammed it pretty hard for poor tempo choices and "lack of pulse".
     
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  13. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    I've heard parts of Nelsons' Bruckner 7 with Leipzig and wasn't impressed at all, too slow and heavy-sounding, it lacks the forward motion Bruckner needs. Same goes for his earlier Bruckner with the same orchestra. His Shostakovich with Boston, on the other hand, is fine. All in my opinion, of course :) I know there are huge fans here of this way of interpreting Bruckner (Celibidache comes to mind), but I don't like it. I've been listening to Bruckner interpretations for decades now, and my favourites are still Haitink (he made numerous Bruckner recordings) and Karajan. Their recordings of the 7th are great.
     
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  14. bruce2

    bruce2 Forum Resident

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    The way you describe Nelsons Bruckner is how I feel about much of his Brahms set. Although the sound quality and playing is superb, parts of it are just too slow and lacking in forward motion to me. I guess that's what they mean by lack of pulse. And I agree on the Shostakovich, I have and enjoy the Symphonies 5, 8, and 9 disc with the Boston Symphony.
     
  15. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    If you're looking for a great Bruckner 7, get Haitink's 1979 Philips recording with the Concertgebouw Orchestra (his second recording of the 7th) or Karajan's 1989 DG recording with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; they're equally good in my opinion.
     
  16. bruce2

    bruce2 Forum Resident

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    I will take your word for it. Just ordered a copy of the 1979 Haitink Concertgebouw recording. I typically like the sound of Philips recordings from that period.
     
  17. JuniorMaineGuide

    JuniorMaineGuide Forum Resident

    Can anyone tell me if these two releases differ from each other in any great way? I understand they are the same recording that Channel now produces under license from Philips/Universal.

    Bartok: Bluebeard's Castle. Polgar/Komlosi/Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra.

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  18. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    They're the same recording, so why should there be any difference? Channel Classics reissued a lot of Iván Fischer's Philips recordings.
     
  19. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

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    Brahms Violin Sonata 3. Paul Kochanski's tone is wonderful and he plays this piece so well.

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  20. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    I really love those first 35 or so volumes from that collection. I own them all in the original booklet style cases.
     
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  21. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

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    They are wonderful! The early volumes beautifully transferred by Ward Marston with all the tonal brilliance.
     
  22. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    Yes, and those cool liner notes, printed in a classy font on thick paper. First class stuff.

    I own the complete box, too, but held onto the original, individual issues of the mono recordings for the notes. Shame they didn't include them in the complete box. Some great stories in there.
     
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  23. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

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    Between the older box/individual volumes and the newer box is there a generalization to what years of Rubinstein's recordings were added to the latter?
     
  24. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    I think the new box only added some live CDs at the end.
     
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  25. JuniorMaineGuide

    JuniorMaineGuide Forum Resident

    I am wondering if it is a different mastering or if the processing differs in any significant way. Some labels will just license and do a straight re-issue, some labels will do their own mastering. I don’t know the nature of what Channel Classics does, but I didn’t know they had released Fischer’s other Philips recordings. Thanks for that info.

    In particular it seemed strange to me that Channel would reissue a recording from a major label that is only a few years old. The original Philips releases don’t even seem to be that hard to find. I wonder what the rationale was?
     

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