Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

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

  1. Soulpope

    Soulpope Forum Resident

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    (CD Radio Nederland Wereldomroep ‎RCO 11004) 2011 .... thereof CD 2 Mahler 5 (Klaus Tennstedt, December 9, 1990) .... Tennstedt`s Mahler in live settings never fails me ....
     
  2. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    CD from the Philips Classics-The Stereo Years box. Includes Klavierstück No. 1 in E Flat Minor, Klavierstück No. 2 in E Flat Major and Klavierstück No. 3 in C Major.


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  3. SteelyTom

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    NP, choral music by the Ukrainian composer.

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  4. Soulpope

    Soulpope Forum Resident

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    (CD Supraphon SU 4024-2) 2010 .... passionate performances by Ida Haendel + Karel Ancerl + Czech Philharmonic Orchestra .... excellent remastering of these 1957 radio tapes .....
     
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  5. SteelyTom

    SteelyTom Forum Resident

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  6. ShallowMemory

    ShallowMemory Classical Princess

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    It's here and being spun!
    Beethoven: Complete Violin Sonatas Vol.2 Kempff and Menuhin DG 459 436-2 2 cd set
    Highly enjoyable and was in practically mint condition.
     
  7. Soulpope

    Soulpope Forum Resident

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    (CD RCA Red Seal "Library Collection" 82876 65840-2) 2005 .... a recent acquisition (via a bargain bin) granting some joyous listening ....
     
  8. coopmv

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

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    I have a grand total of only 3 recordings by Rattle among my 7000+ CD's. Two of them are Holst's Planets with the Birmingham Symphony and the BPO. The other is the following

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    More curiosity than anything else, as I was eager to find out the performance style of Sabine Meyer, whose prospective hiring at the BPO precipitated a major battle between the orchestra and Karajan, which ultimately led to Karajan's resignation from the BPO ...
     
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  9. coopmv

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

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    Unfortunately, I have yet to be able to find a copy of this twofer ... :(
     
  10. ShallowMemory

    ShallowMemory Classical Princess

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  11. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

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    I can't see your image :(

    Also I assume you are referring to the Phase 4 Stokowski box? If so how do these Phase 4 Decca recordings sound?
     
  12. coopmv

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

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  13. julesd68

    julesd68 Forum Resident

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    Really freakish weather in the UK at the moment! I actually woke up last night as the wind was roaring through the trees around our block with such force. Not heard anything like it in the 25 years we have been here!

    This would be a non-event in parts of the US of course but it certainly grabbed my attention!
     
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  14. ShallowMemory

    ShallowMemory Classical Princess

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    Storms as reported here in Staffordshire with the Black Country Flood Alerts and power cuts as Storm Eleanor hits North Staffordshire
    Storm Eleanor hits West Midlands: 300 homes without power, trees uprooted and blocked roads during disruption
     
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  15. Bachtoven

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    Wow! Makes me even more excited that I have tickets to his SF recital in May!

     
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  16. Wes H

    Wes H Forum Resident

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    Beethoven Symphony No. 7 performed by the English Chamber Orchestra, let by Michael Tilson Thomas.
    Recorded at EMI Studio One, Abbey Road, London, 1982.

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  17. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Now streaming on Amazon, a first listen to "Ministriles Reales" performed by Hesperion XX & Hesperion XXI led by Jordi Savall on AliaVox.

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  18. bigstar87

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    Yep, this box set:
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  19. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Heh, beautiful music but that cover doesn't look Appalachian to me. :D
     
  20. julesd68

    julesd68 Forum Resident

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    This is the first I have heard about this story. Amazing. Karajan had long opposed having women in his orchestra but he wanted to hire her for the BPO whilst the orchestra didn't!

    Only the year before did the BPO hire their first woman for the orchestra in 1982.

    Thankfully times have changed!

    KARAJAN AND ORCHESTRA CLASH OVER CLARINETIST
     
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  21. julesd68

    julesd68 Forum Resident

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    Great stuff. This reminds me I have booked for some lovely looking concerts this year.

    I'm pleased I booked a long time ago for the now sold-out Argerich, Jansen & Maisky Trio at the Barbican on Feb 6.

    They are playing Shostakovich Piano Trio No 2 in E minor and Tchaikovsky Trio in A minor.

    Should be heavenly ...
     
  22. Thomas R

    Thomas R Forum Resident

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    What a strange cover picture. I listened to the new Schumann set from Tilson Thomas and found it dead boring. No tension at all, it sounded like a stroll on a sunday afternoon. And that is not what Schumann is about!
     
  23. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    Well, this new arrival was a huge disappointment! Despite being billed as "sealed," it's an obvious re-seal and it has clearly been played! Side one has some scrapes, a fingerprint, and residue from a previous cleaning. Side two has many ticks/pops. Plus, the Stravinsky has decidedly inferior sound compared to the Ravel: compressed and boxy. Weissenberg's playing is commanding, as always, but not enough to compensate for the sonic issues! Back it goes to the Amazon seller.

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  24. ShallowMemory

    ShallowMemory Classical Princess

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    Grrr. How daft do they think we are to not notice the tell tale signs of being used???
     
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  25. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    Anyone who has any experience with vinyl knows what a factory sealed LP looks like--the plastic is much tighter for one thing.
     
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