Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

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

  1. bigstar87

    bigstar87 Forum Resident

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    Yep, have about 500 gbs ripped and meticulously tagged. For classical, I ripped one piece as one track, which makes the playlists for box sets and such easier to manage
     
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  2. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Now listening to CD 13 from "Mozart - The Symphonies" performed by The Academy Of Ancient Music led by Christopher Hogwood on L'Oiseau-Lyre.

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    Symphony 35 'Haffner'
    Symphony 36 'Linz'


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  3. coopmv

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

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    Is that about 1,000 CD's?
     
  4. bigstar87

    bigstar87 Forum Resident

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    I believe so or pretty close to it
     
  5. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Was browsing the internet while listening to this, grooving to the beautiful sound. And coincidentally I came across this, from someone listening to the same box...
    "I keep thinking I will like these recordings, but when I listen I hate them. Schrill, string dominated despite the PI ensemble, that fussy harpsichord tinkling away. Horrid!"​

    It's amazing how we all hear things so differently. I don't even hear a harpsichord, but we probably weren't listening to the same disc. :)
     
  6. coopmv

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

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    I have so far about 141 GB ripped to my desktop with a 2-TB HD capacity using the native WMP, which can rip CD in a few lossless formats and I chose FLAC. But with the arrival of the Szell box, I will have close to 7,700 CD's and I doubt I will ever be able to rip and tag everything in my lifetime even when I have not had a day job for 5 1/2 years ...

    The plan of digitizing my LP's and tapes (open reels of live concerts) I dreamed up over twenty years ago will probably not be realized.
     
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  7. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Chevelle Ma Belle

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    The internet preserves every illogical half baked ill informed thought as well as the insightful but in unequal numbers. It turns out an Editor is a useful position after all. We are now in a world where everyone can "publish" their "work" 24/7.
     
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  8. bigstar87

    bigstar87 Forum Resident

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    Yeah, that would be way too much time and effort to rip that many cds and records. I started ripping everything about 6 or 7 years ago, so it was a collection ripped over time. If I had to rip that much music at once or start from scratch, I'd probably just use spotify premium and call it a day
     
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  9. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

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    My "solution" to the ripping/tagging issue is to only rip something when I want to hear it (and after that it stays on the hard drive). So it never turns out to be a big deal or very time consuming.
     
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  10. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Some people really hate HIP recordings and can't hear anything good in them. While I admit that some of the AAM's earlier recordings can sound a bit rough, especially the horns and some string passages, I generally like them, though I must also admit that it took me a while to get into them - but that was many years ago.
     
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  11. coopmv

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

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    It also took me a while to get used to HIP recordings since I was too used to listening to the ASMIF/Marriner. But other than baroque recordings, I really have a hard time accepting works from the classical period to be performed on HIP instruments. Haydn is an exception to me since I have always considered him a transition figure from baroque to classical ...
     
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  12. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    For me HIP more or less ends post-Schubert, though I do like John Eliot Gardiner's Schumann Symphonies with the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique (DG). They do sound much clearer/cleaner and more transparent than some thick, over-romanticized versions.
     
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  13. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    A friend of mine once said that you have to put on "different ears" when listening to different music genres. Very true. That also goes for different views/conceptions on how to play music.
     
  14. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Chevelle Ma Belle

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    Your comment is logical but the cited comment is not. They specifically say "shrill string dominated sound despite the PI ensemble". And they start by saying "I keep thinking I will like these recordings but when I listen I hate them." Well if you like silken vibrato filled strings I guess so.
     
  15. coopmv

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

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    I do have the HIP Schumann Symphonies by JEG in the following box, though I did not go out of my way to get the box just to own those symphonies ...

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  16. ando here

    ando here Sitting Weed Floating Bull

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    new york, ny
    I wish, I wish...
     
  17. ando here

    ando here Sitting Weed Floating Bull

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    BACH Goldberg Variations LARS VOGT

    Never understood the great popularity of these variations. They're charming enough but I can't concur with those who say they're among the best things Back ever wrote. But if you want a version post-Gould you won't go wrong with this disc. Very well rendered.
     
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  18. coopmv

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

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    IIRC, the Musical Offering is considered by many as the pinnacle of Bach's composition. I have the following 3 versions of that work ...

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    Not sure what has caused the surge of Bach GV recordings over the past few years, as pianists, both well-known and not so well-known have been cranking out the recordings ...
     
  19. ando here

    ando here Sitting Weed Floating Bull

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    Got me, too. The Savall looks intriguing.
     
  20. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Now listening to "Handel - Samson" performed by The Sixteen with The Symphony Of Harmony And Invention led by Harry Christophers from the "Handel - The Great Oratorios" box on Decca.

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  21. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    CD from the first Living Stereo box.

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  22. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    Correction-the above CD is from the first Living Presence box.
     
  23. coopmv

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

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    Don't have this version but have the following SACD version. Looks like it may only be available in redbook version now. I also have two older recordings by Leppard and Harnoncourt on CD ...

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    I bought my two LP versions by Leppard years ago ...

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    The RCA box has awful press quality.
     
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  24. andolink

    andolink Forum Resident

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    A superb disc of mostly theater music from 17th Century England:

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  25. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Again, no image.
     

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