Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by bluemooze, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    I still like to do resistance work. Muscle and bone mass tends to shrink after turning 60. I don't like that idea.
     
  2. crispi

    crispi Sound Archaeologist

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    Ah, ok. I guess what the author meant, is that the Cavatina is the only work that has survived into the repertory of today's orchestras (which might have been true when those liner notes were written). I haven't heard much of Raff, but from what I understand he was a hugely popular composer during his lifetime and completely forgotten afterwards. There are countless Raff CDs out there, though, so he has been re-discovered, alright.
     
  3. shanebrown

    shanebrown Well-Known Member

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    Oddly, though, the one thing I haven't heard is the piece that apparently survived!

    Raff is well worth an investigation, some of this work is really quite beautiful. The 5th Symphony is a good place to start, especially if you can find the Bernard Herrmann recording. Oddly, I paid quite a bit for my CD copy, and it's on Amazon in America used for $7! Typical!

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  4. ToddBD

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    Tonight, another stellar Musikfest CD from the library. Nos. 88 and 89 recorded in 1973, No. 92 in 1975.
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  5. coopmv

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

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    :righton: I just realized I don't even have a single Haydn Symphonies by Bohm on CD. IIRC, I do have some on LP ...
     
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  6. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    First listen to "Beethoven - Symphony No. 9" performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra led by Herbert Von Karajan on Warner.

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  7. ToddBD

    ToddBD Forum Resident

    Bohm is one conductor I need to get to know better...
     
  8. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

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    Charles Gerhardt was a London-based American who produced the RD series as well as recordings for RCA. He also conducted, but only for recordings, not concerts. In the 70s he conducted a series of Classic Film Scores LPs for RCA. The engineer for most of his projects as producer or conductor was Decca's famed Kenneth Wilkinson.
     
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  9. coopmv

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

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    So a Decca's engineer moonlighted at RCA ...
     
  10. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

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    Supraphon recordings made 6/14-16/71 (No. 21) & 9/11-12/70 (No. 24) at Smetana Hall, Prague. Producer: Dr. Eduard Herzog. Engineer: Miloslav Kulhan. Quintessence reissue from 1979 remastered by Steve Vining. Really good performances & sound.
     
  11. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

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    Decca made a lot of recordings for RCA, as well as for Lyrita & sometimes other labels. Sometimes the rights to the RCA recordings went to Decca after a certain period of time. For instance, Karajan recordings from Vienna that first appeared on RCA later became Decca's.
     
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  12. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    On Spotify, "Mouton: 1515 - Sacred Works" performed by Ensembles Diabolus In Musica & Clement Janequin on Bayard Musique.

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  13. coopmv

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

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    I have the following Paul Badura-Skoda DG box, still in its shrinkwrap but read that the original recordings were largely made by some budget label DG had bought out and subsequently remastered ...

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  14. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

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    Before his work for Mercury, Hanson conducted some recordings for Columbia. Issued in 1953, the year after I was born. The sound is nothing special but performances seem OK.
     
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  15. coopmv

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

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    Was Howard Hanson affiliated with the Eastman School of Music?
     
  16. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

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    You must be referring to Westminster, which issued a lot of his recordings in the 1950s. Westminster was bought by ABC Records which was bought by MCA which was bought by Universal where its catalog is managed by DG.
     
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  17. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

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    Director, 1924-64.
     
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  18. ShallowMemory

    ShallowMemory Classical Princess

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    Have the entire Kubelik Dvorak symphonies cycle here.
     
  19. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    First listen to CD 18 from "The Choir Of St. John's College Cambridge - The Complete Argo Recordings" directed by George Guest on Decca.

    "Haydn - Creation Mass"

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  20. Thomas R

    Thomas R Forum Resident

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    If you read John Culshaw's book "Putting the Record Straight" you will see the connection. Decca engineers did a lot of the Lyrita releases and most of them are of demonstration quality. It's quite common for engineers to work for different companies and a good example where the difference is really obvious is the Abbado Tchaikovsky cycle on Sony. Symphony no 2 and The Tempest is recorded by Telarc engineers and it sounds head and shoulders above the rest of the set.
     
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  21. Thomas R

    Thomas R Forum Resident

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    One of quite a few excellent recordings Abbado made during his years with LSO. The Stravinsky series was very good also and it is a pity they didn't continue it.
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  22. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

  23. Gie663

    Gie663 Well-Known Member

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    I live in Belgium and we have some expectations for the coming world cup, since the Belgian team boasts some of the best players around.
    How to cope with boring group stage matches ? Turn down the volume of your tv set and let Beethoven or Shostakovich accompany the pictures instead of the often uninspired tv comments. Sometimes the combination is really cinematographic !
     
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  24. coopmv

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

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    :righton: It was indeed the Westminster label I read about. I do believe some of the recordings in this DG box were original Westminster recordings and hopefully they sound decent ...
     
  25. coopmv

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

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