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
    First listen to CD 10 from "Wilhelm Kempff - Solo Piano Recordings" on DG.

    Beethoven - Sonatas 20-24

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  2. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

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    Arlington, VA
    I have some albums of her singing late Romantic/Impressionist art songs. She's wonderful in that.
     
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  3. florandia

    florandia Forum Resident

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    Florida
    Should have read 'The Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize' presented by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.
    Got my Antipodean dames mixed up!
     
  4. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    She was in many Herreweghe's recordings ...
     
  5. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    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 ...

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  6. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
    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


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  7. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing the following CD from my JS Bach collection ...

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  8. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    :righton:
     
  9. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Forum Resident

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    London,England
    No two from this set.
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  10. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    :righton: With the Concertgebouw?
     
  11. Fafner88

    Fafner88 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Haifa, Israel
    Why do you do this to yourself?
     
  12. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Forum Resident

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    London,England
    Not quite sure what you mean, I hop between Barbirolli and this set.
     
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  13. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    Now playing the following CD from my Brahms/Tchaikovsky collection. It has been years since I last played this CD ...

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    Looks like I have the SACD version as well.
     
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  14. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    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.
     
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  15. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Forum Resident

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    London,England
    The Academic Festival Overture is given all the honour it deserves.
     
  16. Fafner88

    Fafner88 Well-Known Member

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    Haifa, Israel
    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.
     
  17. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Forum Resident

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    London,England
    No. three from this set.
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  18. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    How do you like these concertos?

    I have them in the following box ...

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  19. Kundera the joke.

    Kundera the joke. Well-Known Member

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Rounding off a Saturday night in with this thing of absolute beauty.
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    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.
     
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  20. Daily Nightly

    Daily Nightly Well-Known Member

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    New Jersey, USA
    The third in the 1958-1965, Decca/London/Solti/Vienna Ring cycle:[​IMG]
     
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  21. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    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 ...
     
  22. DeepFloyd11

    DeepFloyd11 Forum Resident

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    Canada
    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....
     
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  23. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
    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.

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  24. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Frenchtown NJ USA
    Now listening to "Aquilonis" performed by Trio Mediaeval on ECM.

    Music from the 12th century to modern day.

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  25. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

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    Nashville,TN
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    1997 Universal Music Canada reissue of American Decca recordings from 1964 & 1962.
     
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