Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

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

  1. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    Thank you.

    I think these recent Philips and DG pressings derive from digital copies of the analog master tapes, which accounts for the slightly thin sound, but this one certainly sounds quite good, and Brendel’s playing is superb.

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  2. coopmv

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

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    How can there be any recent Philips pressings, as Philips quit the music business over a decade ago? :confused:
     
  3. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    Well, to be precise, it's probably Universal Music or whatever the conglomerate calls itself these days.
     
  4. coopmv

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

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    But Universal is supposed to have re-branded the recording as a Decca recording as I have noticed many previous Philips recordings are now labeled as Decca recordings after the latest rounds of remastering efforts ...
     
  5. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Universal (as it's still called, or more officially, UMG) discontinued the Philips label after they had acquired it. They can use its name whenever they see fit, which apparently is the case with LP reissues. On CD, Philips recordings are reissued on Decca, which is also owned by Universal.
     
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  6. coopmv

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

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    Now playing CD5 - works by Pierre de la Rue from the following box for a first listen ...

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  7. coopmv

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

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    Now playing the following CD from my miscellaneous baroque collection ...

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  8. DeepFloyd11

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    Looks very cool, but personally I think it's a chiropractor's dream......(that's who you would need lots of after sitting in that chair for prolonged periods of time).
     
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  9. DeepFloyd11

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    Hahahaha!!!!!
     
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  10. DeepFloyd11

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    On the TT per my husband's request.....lovely recording and this LP was still sealed. So lucky.

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  11. DeepFloyd11

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    Happy Birthday! :goodie:
     
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  12. DeepFloyd11

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    :evil:

    But I wish my cover was in such nice shape as yours! My LP sounds very clean thankfully.....:tiphat:
     
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  13. Tribute

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    This guy had enough money to buy one after he licensed his life story to Disney. He finds it quite comfortable, but the crowds outside his door keep interrupting his listening

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  14. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    I have a near mint copy on its way to me.
     
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  15. DeepFloyd11

    DeepFloyd11 Forum Resident

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    :biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh:
     
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  17. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    :evil:

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  18. DeepFloyd11

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    It's really awesome. I also love the copies I have with Rostropovich/ Sir Adrian Boult, Leonard Rose/Eugene Ormandy and Jacqueline Du Pre/ Daniel Barenboim. Couldn't pick which is my fave....
     
  19. Eigenvector

    Eigenvector Well-Known Member

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    I've got the recent reissue.....:evil:

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  20. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Now listening to "A Lammas Ladymass - 13th And 14th Century English Chant And Polyphony" by Anonymous 4 on Harmonia Mundi.

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  21. DeepFloyd11

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    That's really cool they are doing that!
     
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  22. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    I started with record 1 of this 3LP set: Sonata No.3 and 32 Variations. Magnificent playing. I originally bought this as a hi-res download, but I was curious to hear a recent DG LP. No question that the LP sounds better: more presence, body, and air.

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  23. It appears the ECM catalogue is now on Spotify! :pineapple::pineapple::pineapple:
     
  24. BlueTrane

    BlueTrane Forum Resident

    Yes! :pineapple: And I've been happily searching the Apple Music catalog for the past few hours for all the things I've never gotten around to ripping from my collection, but now can enjoy at much greater convenience....

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  25. DeepFloyd11

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    On the TT...:tiphat:

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