Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

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

  1. DeepFloyd11

    DeepFloyd11 Lady Eclectic

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    Thank you so much!! The package with all the documents is on its way to Nova Scotia where the processing center is. Happy Valentine's to you as well!
     
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  2. DeepFloyd11

    DeepFloyd11 Lady Eclectic

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    On the TT...:tiphat:

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  3. BlueNoteFan

    BlueNoteFan Well-Known Member

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    I really like the art work for this cycle; thanks for sharing this! I just recently obtained Kubelik's DG cycle. I got the circa 2000 CD box set release. I've long been familiar with the recording of the 1st but had never heard any of the others. I decided to take a chance on the complete cycle since I thought so highly of that recording. Some complain about Kubelik's generally swift tempi and light touch, but I thoroughly enjoy his way with the Mahler cannon.
     
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  4. BlueNoteFan

    BlueNoteFan Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Kubelik's 3rd is very well regarded - both of them (DG and Audite). I read somewhere that the live Audite release was recorded in the same week as the studio version with DG. I haven't heard the Audite recording, but I'd guess that the two recordings are similar from an interpretation perspective.

    For what it's worth, the 3rd I most often see recommended is the 1961 Bernstein recording for Columbia (now Sony). It can be heard on YouTube if you want to sample it. I have this one as well as Kubelik (DG) and prefer Bernstein.
     
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  5. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Mahler's symphonies have a lot of different sounds, but I don't think he ever used a cannon ;) I know of only one composer who did, Tchaikovsky.

    Seriously, Kubelík's way with the Mahler canon is indeed "light" compared to some other conductors. Maybe some symphonies in Kubelík's DG cycle could have used a bit more weight, but overall I like what he did.
     
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  6. coopmv

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

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    I have a good number of recordings by Igor Kipnis, an outstanding harpsichordist IMO.
    Both Ward Marston and Mark Obert-Thorn are outstanding when it comes to reconstructing/remastering historical recordings. I have many Naxos Historical recordings reconstructed/remastered by both WM and MOT and have a number of recordings that are close to a century old and these masters made the recordings so listenable with great piano tone. Unfortunately, Naxos has ended its historical recording project and neither WM and MOT do much work for the major classical record labels ...
     
  7. coopmv

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

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    This was among the very first CD's by the English Concert/Trevor Pinnock I bought for my collection ...
     
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  8. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  9. fluffskul

    fluffskul Forum Resident

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    Made a post a while back about used-LP stores (or more specifically lack-thereof) in NYC. This rang true again this past weekend when the wife and I visited Ithaca, NY. Amazing LP store downtown. Great selection, and reasonably priced. But sadly the classical section was literally non-existant. Grabbed some nice early 70s pressed bluegrass, along with some CDs though.
     
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  10. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Now streaming on Amazon, "Vivaldi - Oracolo in Messenia" performed by Europa Galante led by Fabio Biondi on Erato.

    Featuring:
    Julia Lezhneva - soprano
    Vivica Genaux - coloratura mezzo-soprano
    Ann Hallenberg - mezzo-soprano
    Romina Basso - contralto
    Franziska Gottwald - mezzo-soprano
    Xavier Sabata - countertenor
    Magnus Staveland - tenor

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  11. Aenae

    Aenae Well-Known Member

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    Now listening: Piano Concerto in G major - Maurice Ravel

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  12. BlueNoteFan

    BlueNoteFan Well-Known Member

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    Sure he did. The finale of the 6th features the cannon shots of fate :D
     
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  13. coopmv

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

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    Anne Hallenberg has appeared in many baroque choral works over the past decade and I have quite a few boxes by her ... :righton:
     
  14. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

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    In the nineties I saw Masur conducting the NY Phil on TV several times & always thought he looked like a sad clown. This was recorded 2/20-24/92 in Avery Fisher Hall, NYC. Producer: Martin Fouqué. Engineer: Eberhard Sengpiel.
     
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  15. andolink

    andolink Forum Resident

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    George Enescu: Piano Sonata No. 1 in F sharp minor
    Raluca Stirbat, piano

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  16. crispi

    crispi Vinyl Archaeologist

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    Probably not many people are aware of this, but DG quietly put out a high resolution remaster of Kubelik’s Mahler cycle not too long ago. It has the same artwork as my 1971 set and it features new transfers of the tapes. I do feel it’s better than the earlier CD transfer (there were two CD boxes, yours and an earlier one, with identical sound), with warmer and fuller sound.

    https://www.prostudiomasters.com/album/page/6250
     
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  17. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Nice. :edthumbs:
     
  18. crispi

    crispi Vinyl Archaeologist

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    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau sings Mahler songs accompanied by Leonard Bernstein on piano (1968) // CBS UK pressing

    Speaking of Mahler: This is one of the few of Dieskau’s chamber recordings that I unconditionally enjoy. Usually I find his dynamics a bit too hysterical for my taste, but this live recording with Bernstein is a masterclass in subtle shading.

    Dieskau in an orchestral setting is another matter. I got the following LP yesterday, and it’s a good one:

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    Fischer-Dieskau singing Mahler songs with orchestras conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler and Rudolf Kempe // HMV UK mono pressing
     
  19. crispi

    crispi Vinyl Archaeologist

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    Wilhelm Kempff plays Beethoven sonatas nos. 1, 12, 19 & 20 • Deutsche Grammophon, early 70s pressing, lacquers mastered January 1971 (side A) and sometime after 1972 (side B)

    This copy is a bit scratchy, but I got it for next to nothing in a record store.
     
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  20. julesd68

    julesd68 Forum Resident

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    The vinyl is heavenly - just superb clarity and resolution from Archiv.
     
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  21. DeepFloyd11

    DeepFloyd11 Lady Eclectic

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    :love:

    Same photo...different sonatas...

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  22. julesd68

    julesd68 Forum Resident

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    It's really just a 'nostalgia' purchase to remind me of the experience I had, so happy to take a punt ...:)
     
  23. Soulpope

    Soulpope Common one

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    (LP Deutsche Grammophon "Resonance" German Press 2535 212) 1976 .... recorded 1963 .... Rafael Kubelik + Berliner Philharmoniker are definitely riding the wave here .... dead silent Deutsche Grammophone "Resonance"vinyl edition with rewarding sonics ....
     
  24. julesd68

    julesd68 Forum Resident

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    Tomorrow we are doing a day trip from Manchester to the very fine Yorkshire town of Harrogate. A visit to the famous Betty's Tea Rooms is mandatory for tea and cake in refined surroundings. I'm also going to hit the antique shops and finally I've found a specialist record store that claims to have a good classical section - we shall see!
     
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  25. andolink

    andolink Forum Resident

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    J. S. Bach: Keyboard Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830

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