Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

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

  1. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
    Listening to CD 3 from "The Hilliard Ensemble - Ockeghem, Josquin Desprez, De La Rue & Lassus" on Virgin Classics.

    Desprez - Motets & chansons

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  2. andolink

    andolink Forum Resident

    Location:
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Helmut Lachenmann: Ausklang — Musik für Klavier mit Orchester (1984/85)
    Massimiliano Damerini, piano
    Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester/ Peter Eötvös

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  3. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    CD from the first Living Presence box. This is the finest version of Symphonie Fantastique I've ever heard.

    The Szell box should be arriving today! :bdance:

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  4. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
    Listening to "Works for Violin and Piano" performed by Elisabeth Batiashvili accompanied by Milana Chernyavska on EMI.

    Brahms - Sonata No.1 in G, Op.78
    Bach - Partita No.1 in b, BWV 1002
    Schubert - Rondo in b, Op.70, D.895


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  5. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

    Location:
    Northeast
    Handel Trio Sonatas, all Op. 2 and 5 sonatas

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    Continuing my Beethoven piano sonata project in order- Op. 26 "Funeral March" by Gulda (Amadeo), Lucchesini and Backhaus (mono)

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  6. ando here

    ando here Sitting Weed Floating Bull

    Location:
    new york, ny
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    Claudio Monteverdi
    Madrigals Book 8 Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi Delitiæ Musicæ, Marco Longhini

    Spending the morning with this 4 cd set which I highly recommend to admirers of Monteverdi. It's a late work from the composer that includes all the madrigals and the 48 minute Ballo delle ingrate, which comprises all of disc four. Beautifully rendered and nicely priced. :)
     
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  7. Scope J

    Scope J Forum Resident

    Location:
    Michigan
  8. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I have this twofer as well and it is my only Janacek's recording ...
     
  9. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    This was the second Bach Cello Suites I added to my collection of a dozen versions of this work ...
     
  10. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    The Egarr's Handel Trio Sonatas may be OOP. I got the Gulda box at a great price some ten years ago ...
     
  11. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
    Listening to CD 6 from "Annie Fischer - The Complete London Studio Recordings" on Warner Classics.

    Schubert - Impromptus D935 Nos. 2 & 4 / Piano Sonata D960
    Schumann - Fantasy Op. 17


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  12. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Central NY
  13. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

    Location:
    Davis, CA
    The Op.2 Sonatas--wonderful!

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  14. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
    I can say this. I strongly prefer the crispy clear dry recorded sound of the Hungarton Beethoven sonata discs. It draws me into the playing. Just sayin'. :)
     
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  15. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Need to give my box a second listen one of these days ...:edthumbs:
     
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  16. crispi

    crispi Vinyl Archaeologist

    Location:
    Berlin
    Elisabeth :yikes::doh:
     
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  17. layman

    layman Forum Resident

    Location:
    New York, NY
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    I also think that these recordings revolutionized Schumann playing/listening. Prior to these recordings, Schumann's original orchestrations were accused of being overly thick or wrong...conductors such as Gustav Mahler and Georg Szell even re-orchestrated and "corrected" parts of the Symphonies. Gardiner's recordings were like a breath of fresh air and proved that the original orchestrations don't really need correcting but the style of playing needs to be closer to that of the early romantic period, the period in which the Symphonies were composed. HIP has truly revealed Schumann and I think this style of playing also does wonders for other early romantic composers such as Berlioz, Weber, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Schubert, Clementi, Czerny....
     
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  18. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Sounds like an interesting, early recording ...

    @crispi, Are you a fan of EB?
     
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  19. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    CD from the first Living Stereo box.

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  20. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I had my first and only listen to the SACD verion in the early 2000's ...

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    BTW, my Szell big box arrived yesterday. The outer box is in very good shape so the Szell box should be too ...
     
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  21. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    Did you not like this Mahler 4 or have you just not gotten around to listening again since you have a much bigger collection than me?

    According to this live map thing that UPS now provides, the truck with the Szell box is about a mile from my house. It's been in my area making deliveries this afternoon.
    :waiting:
     
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  22. Jazzicalit

    Jazzicalit Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Italy
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
    Egmont op. 84- Ah! Perfido op. 65 - Ouverture Leonore III op. 72a - Fantasie op. 80
    Cheryl Studer/Bruno Ganz/Yevgeny Kissin/Rias Chorus
    Berliner Philharmoniker/Claudio Abbado

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    An excellent cd ;)
     
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  23. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Your post won't please fervent opponents of HIP :)
     
  24. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
    First listen to CD 5 from "George Szell - The Complete Columbia Album Collection" on Sony.

    With the Cleveland Orchestra:
    Dvorak - Symphony No. 5 "From the New World"

    (was also No. 8 for a while :))

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  25. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
    I started listening to classical music in the Eighties, with a lot of Academy Of Ancient Music and English Concert, so I was exposed to HIP from the beginning, so to speak. Yesterday when I listened to the Richter/Kagan Mozart sonata, the violin was very noticeable to me. Thick and heavy with lots of vibrato. :)
     
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