Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by bluemooze, Feb 22, 2017.
First listen to CD 10 from "Wilhelm Kempff - Solo Piano Recordings" on DG.
Beethoven - Sonatas 20-24
I have some albums of her singing late Romantic/Impressionist art songs. She's wonderful in that.
Should have read 'The Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize' presented by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.
Got my Antipodean dames mixed up!
She was in many Herreweghe's recordings ...
Now playing CD7
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3
Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2
Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues 5 & 24
Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire with Andre Cluytens
from the following box for a first listen ...
Now listening to CD 7 from "The Menuhin Century - Complete Recordings with Hephzibah Menuhin" on EMI.
Brahms - Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 & 4
Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 10
Now playing the following CD from my JS Bach collection ...
No two from this set.
With the Concertgebouw?
Why do you do this to yourself?
Not quite sure what you mean, I hop between Barbirolli and this set.
Now playing the following CD from my Brahms/Tchaikovsky collection. It has been years since I last played this CD ...
Looks like I have the SACD version as well.
I guess he doesn't like Harnoncourt. Granted, he did some controversial things, but I like much of what he recorded and this set with the Berlin Philharmonic is one of the better Brahms symphonies cycles in my opinion.
The Academic Festival Overture is given all the honour it deserves.
I like some recordings by Harnoncourt, but not this one. It is mannered, rushed, weird orchestral balances, and the Berlin phil. sound like a chamber orchestra.
No. three from this set.
How do you like these concertos?
I have them in the following box ...
Rounding off a Saturday night in with this thing of absolute beauty.
I have only been dipping my toes into the classical world for about half a year now and Mahler’s 2nd was one of two very first purchases based on nothing but the cover. (The other being Bach’s Cello Suites/Rostropovich vinyl box set solely because it had a Salvador Dali print as the cover) I knew nothing of the music contained within and owned no other classical pieces. Might as well start somewhere!
Both were absolute revelations to me. And have been, by far, amongst the most perfect blind buys I have ever made, especially, considering my classical virgin status.
The final movement in Mahler’s 2nd brought tears to my eyes and, a year on, it still remains such a powerful piece of music. Bach’s Cello Suites started an obsession to purchase other interpretations, although Rostropovich’s Remains my favourite by far. I like it’s almost punky rawness. Janos Starker’s nips at it’s heels though.
I’m building up a nice, yet, modest collection and find myself leaning more to choral works, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor being a heavenly favourite.
The third in the 1958-1965, Decca/London/Solti/Vienna Ring cycle:
Nice to see someone spinning these reels. I have a few Barclay-Crocker reels but have not set up my deck and the Dolby NR unit to play any of them ...
You should definitely come! Pretty amazing stuff. I was there for a couple hours and found 66 near mint LPs and 9 great box sets. Some real jewels too....
First listen to "Perotin" performed by The Hilliard Ensemble on ECM.
I originally heard some of this music way back in the 80's on a David Munrow recording.
Now listening to "Aquilonis" performed by Trio Mediaeval on ECM.
Music from the 12th century to modern day.
1997 Universal Music Canada reissue of American Decca recordings from 1964 & 1962.
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