Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

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

  1. Mowgli

    Mowgli Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Taxachusetts
    Snow already? Ouch. I think I visited Coburn bridge & Martin bridge in Plainfield.
    It's Northfield that has 5 almost identical bridges IIRC.
    2 within sight of each other and another a mile up the road.
    That area's wild & beautiful.
    I visited about 125 wooden covered bridges in New England in 2010-2012
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    Now playing CD5 of that Liszt box for some on topic content.

    Did this thing ever get finished? Have you seen it on the road? This was in 2012 I think.
    It was on my way south from Northfield....and LOL
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  2. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

    Location:
    Davis, CA
    I was immensely enjoying Op.111 when I heard a loud tick every revolution in the slow movement and discovered a giant scratch! This is the second brand new LP to be so afflicted. How does this happen? Now, I have to return it.

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  3. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
    The record manufacturers are doing themselves a great disservice with the lax quality control. I'm as big a vinyl guy as any but I'm currently gun shy about paying top dollar for new vinyl when I'm not certain to be getting top quality in return. :thumbsdow
     
  4. Mowgli

    Mowgli Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Taxachusetts
    Synchronicity. I binge-watched 8/10 episodes of Tin Star on Amazon Prime last night.
    It's filmed in High River AB, about 190 km from Banff. What a beautiful place.
    Where is Tin Star filmed? ~ Filming Locations
     
  5. julesd68

    julesd68 Active Member

    Location:
    London, UK
    hmmm - Mr Kissin is making a rare appearance in the UK next year. I really should try and get to his concert at the London Barbican to see how he gets on with the Rach Preludes ...

    There aren't so many seats left but ticket prices ain't cheap - the starting price is triple what it normally is!
     
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  6. JazzFanatic

    JazzFanatic Well-Known Member

    Cool...I like this cover better. Must be an earlier edition. Nice!
     
  7. Byrdsmaniac

    Byrdsmaniac Well-Known Member

    I live about two miles from Coburn Bridge. I walk and bike over it all the time. Northfield does have five bridges. I haven't seen that car, but I have seen plenty of other 'mudders.' More than 40% of Vermont roads are unpaved and we can get some serious mud in the early spring. Vehicles like this are meant for off road use where they sometimes make a mess of perfectly good trails during mud season.
     
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  8. Byrdsmaniac

    Byrdsmaniac Well-Known Member

    Also not a fan.
     
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  9. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    CD from the first Living Presence box. Even though I'm getting older, and my musical tastes have changed a bit, sometimes I just want to hear some guitar. :D

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  10. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
    :eek:
     
  11. DeepFloyd11

    DeepFloyd11 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Canada
    I would have bought it for sure, since Brendel is one of my fave Mozart interpreters. To me his interpretations are outstanding, definitely worth owning. Uchida I wouldn't listen to --so many far superior recordings.

    On the TT....:love:

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  12. Eigenvector

    Eigenvector Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Southeast PA
    Although I tend to prefer Brendel for Schubert and Beethoven, I do like his Mozart interpretations as well! :)
     
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  13. DeepFloyd11

    DeepFloyd11 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Canada
    Agreed.....he had a special connection to Schubert and Beethoven. :love:

    For those who haven't listened to Brendel, here a couple videos thanks to You Tube.



    Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 3 (Brendel, Abbado)
     
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  14. Eigenvector

    Eigenvector Well-Known Member

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    Southeast PA
    Brendel is my reference for those Schubert impromptus. No one else comes close, for me.
     
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  15. DeepFloyd11

    DeepFloyd11 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Canada
  16. crispi

    crispi Forum Resident

    Location:
    Berlin
    Just as I was complaining that I can’t find much cheap classical LPs in Germany, I scored a lot of 46 LPs for 90 Euros in total. Some very good stuff in great condition, including this gem here:

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    Rostropovich playing Haydn Cello Concertos. EMI-Electrola West German red label Quad pressing, 1976.

    And there was also this:

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    Antal Doráti and Philharmonia Hungarica • Haydn “London” Symphonies, 8LP set from the “Haydn Edition”, Vol. VII, West German Telefunken-Decca pressings, 1974
     
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  17. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Yeah, I have heard about those cut & paste jobs with Annie Fischer's Beethoven Piano Sonatas recordings ... :confused:
     
  18. crispi

    crispi Forum Resident

    Location:
    Berlin
    Another cool find was this:

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    Schubert: Symphonies 4 & 8 • Chicago Symphony/Giulini. This looks like a standard DG pressing, but:

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    ...it’s a white label promo pressing. Note that it has timings in the upper left corner (do circles have corners?).
     
  19. Byrdsmaniac

    Byrdsmaniac Well-Known Member

    Brendel is top notch for sure, but for Mozart piano sonatas Uchida is excellent too.
     
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  20. Byrdsmaniac

    Byrdsmaniac Well-Known Member

    ... and in mud season a lot of them get pretty ugly.[​IMG]
     
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  21. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Speaking of Annie Fischer, I also have the following bootlegged recording ...

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    The SQ is actually acceptable.
     
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  22. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    A little hatchback on big wheels ... :D:edthumbs:
     
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  23. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    White River Junction or Three Rivers Junction? I visited VT with my wife in 2000.
     
  24. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I have the following box by Giulini ...

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  25. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Looks like your goal is to track down every Brendel & Marriner Mozart Piano Concertos Philips recording ...
     

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