Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

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

  1. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    I agree, Rattle hasn't done the BPO much good in my opinion. I've watched the orchestra under him on Dutch cable TV ad nauseam and switched to another channel every time. Boring, uninspired and, as you say, just technical performances.
     
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  2. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    This is one of the Obsidian recordings in my collection ...
     
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  3. coopmv

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

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    After Abbado stepped down from the BPO and Rattle took over, I clearly saw the beginning decline of the BPO. IMHO, I do not see any currently active conductors that would prompt me to buy their recordings, period.
     
  4. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    I'm no expert on orchestras but the Concertgebouw is my favorite based on the recordings I've heard.
     
  5. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    CD from the third Living Presence box.

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    My only other experience with Bloch's music is this CD from the Decca Sound-The Analogue Years box.

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  6. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    This recording underscores the tragic loss of Egorov at such a young age. Stunning playing and good sound.

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  7. coopmv

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

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    This Emperor Concerto is indeed in the Steinberg Icon box, I just checked ...
     
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  8. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Frenchtown NJ USA
    Now streaming on Amazon, a first listen to "Benjamin Godard: Piano Works" performed by Alessandro Deljavan on Piano Classics.

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  9. julesd68

    julesd68 Well-Known Member

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    London, UK
    Thank you - I am not at all familiar with this pianist but will certainly investigate ...
     
  10. ubertrout

    ubertrout Forum Resident

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    A friend gave me a box of tapes of off-air recordings he made, including Egourov playing the Beethoven 3rd Piano Concerto with Zinman and the Milwaukee Symphony - I thought it was really good.
     
  11. julesd68

    julesd68 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London, UK
    Very excited that my son's piano teacher, Reiko Fujisawa, is to play the Goldberg Variations in recital at the newly refurbished Purcell Room in London's Southbank Centre, May 14.
    I will be there for sure!

    Reiko Fujisawa performs Bach's Goldberg Variations

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  12. crispi

    crispi Forum Resident

    Location:
    Berlin
    33 pages.
     
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  13. Soulpope

    Soulpope Forum Resident

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    Vienna, Austria
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    (CD Zig Zag Territoires ZZT-110902) 2011 .... not necessarily superseding the performances of Heifetz, Szigeti and Milstein - an achievement most likely not to happen at all - but very worth hearing nevertheless ....
     
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  14. coopmv

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

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    I have this CD and the same works by Milstein. They are very different performance and from very different time periods ...
     
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  15. coopmv

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

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    You will be the first to get her autographed CD if she ever makes a CD recording ... :righton:
     
  16. Chriss Ons

    Chriss Ons Well-Known Member

    Definitely, both of them - the adventurous Blomdahl's 3rd being my favorite:
     
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  17. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Now streaming on Amazon, a first listen to "Alfredo Casella - Symphony No. 3 / Elegia eroica" performed by Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma led by Francesco La Vecchia on Naxos.

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  18. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  19. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I wonder if Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma is related to Orchestra da camera Di Roma. Below is the only recording I have by the latter ...

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  20. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

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    Rudolf Serkin Mozart piano concerto 21 and 27 (CD 24 from the large Sony Serkin box), this was a first time listen for me. Will need to give it another listen on speakers before I form any opinion; cursory impressions are good :)

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  21. yasujiro

    yasujiro Forum Resident

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    tokyo
    ( :hide: And 1/3?)
     
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  22. Soulpope

    Soulpope Forum Resident

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    Vienna, Austria
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    (CD Philips "Concert Classics" German Press 422 977-2) 1989 .... exquisite readings from 1967 ....
     
  23. bigstar87

    bigstar87 Well-Known Member

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    Milwaukee
    from the RCA Living Stereo Vol. 1:
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    This album still wows me every time, one of my favorites in the box set. I'm gonna order the Stokowski Decca set being released later this month:D
     
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  24. ShallowMemory

    ShallowMemory Forum Resident

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    I just found Rattle's Sibelius uneven and frankly boring not being helped by the lean dry sound from the Warwick Arts Centre. The only two Rattle recordings I have kept is the Sibelius 5 with Nightride and Sunset (1982) on an early EMI Angel Japanese pressed disc and his Planets (1981) both more for the Philharmonia Orchestra's sound than his conducting.
     
  25. ShallowMemory

    ShallowMemory Forum Resident

    Location:
    GB
    70's Boston and Chicago symphony orchestra records were the ones I rated at the time with the L.so, B.p.o and the Concertgebouw and at that time it was mainly the first two I bought or borrowed but in the end it's the playing rather than geography that counts although goes without saying it's usually easier to see those nearer where you live rather than waiting for a short touring season.
     
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