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Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #10)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Apr 25, 2010.

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  1. Casino

    Casino Forum Resident

    Location:
    BossTown
    Just now playing for the first time:

    Jordi Savall & Les Nations on AliaVox - VIVALDI: LA VIOLA DA GAMBA IN CONCERTO.

    These are amongst Vivaldi's best compositions, beautifully recorded. No regrets about purchasing this one.
     
  2. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I think it is decent but really is not anything close to the best out there. Herreweghe's second version may deserve that accolade. I am waiting for the following set to be re-issued. I have so far been very impressed with Jos Van Veldhoven and his Netherlands Bach Society after having purchased his Christmas Oratorio, Mass in B and SJP.

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  3. OE3

    OE3 Forum Resident

    Now playing:
    • Great Pianists Vol. 1: Wilhelm Backhaus, Lili Kraus, Arthur Rubinstein [Guild Historical 2010, mono, transferred and restored from second-generation transcription discs by Peter Reynolds]
    -Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 - Backhaus; Guido Cantelli/New York Philharmonic (recorded live 1956)
    -Weber: Konzertstuck for Piano and Orchestra in F minor, Op. 79 J.282 - Kraus; Pierre Monteux/Concertgebouw Orchestra (recorded live 1939)
    -Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43 - Rubinstein; Victor de Sabata/New York Philharmonic (recorded live 1953)
     

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  4. OE3

    OE3 Forum Resident

    Dudamel in New York

    Soooo...did any of our peeps up east check out the world's hottest conductor on his first visit to NY with LA Phil? I saw this program last October as part of Gustavo's inaugural weekend in Disney Hall. Fantastic, but I'm not sure how Dudamel's sound would travel in that awful Avery Fisher Hall. As regards Mr. Kozinn's review -- 'You could quibble with interpretive turns of all sorts', oh f-off -- I like 'hyperturbulent' finales to Mahler 1, absolutely.

     

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  5. George P

    George P It Will Be Worth It Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    Looks nice!

    Have you heard Kraus's Mozart sonatas?
     
  6. OE3

    OE3 Forum Resident

    Yes, I have the stereo recordings on RCA Red Seal and the mono on Music & Arts. And the complete violin sonatas with Boskovsky, too.
     
  7. George P

    George P It Will Be Worth It Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    Me too, though the stereo recordings are on SONY, not RCA. :)

    I think both sets have their strengths. I'm glad I got them both.
     
  8. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I think RCA and Sony Music are now the same corporate entity since Sony Music merged with BMG, which owned the RCA label a few years back ...
     
  9. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing this CD from my Bach collection ...

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  10. OE3

    OE3 Forum Resident

    Jewish violin masters

    Now playing:
    • Le Violon en Fête Vol. 2 [Tahra 2009, Remastering: Charles Eddi, excellent sound, both performances are killers, esp. the Brahms]
    -Brahms: Violin Concerto, Op. 77 - Nathan Milstein; Herbert von Karajan/Lucerne Festival Orchestra (recorded live 8/17/57 at Lucerne Festival)
    -Sibelius: Violin Concerto, Op. 47 - Bronislaw Gimpel; Eugen Jochum/Berlin Philharmonic (recorded live 4/21-22/56 in the Konzertsaal der Hochschule für Musik of Berlin, a rare recording of Jochum conducting Sibelius)
     

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  11. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    A number of Karajan's Decca recordings made in the late 50's that were remastered as Decca Legends a few years ago have excellent SQ. I have a few of these Decca Legends in my collection ...
     
  12. wolfram

    wolfram Slave to the rhythm

    Location:
    Berlin, Germany
    Keeping up the Pentecost spirit with that one:

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  13. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

    Location:
    Fresno, California
    There's something about the Mengleberg performance of the St. Matthew Passion that moves me in ways that a more historically informed performance does not. I know Mengleberg's wartime Palm Sunday performance is creaky with Victorian anachronisms but there is something about the time and place of this performance that alters the context of Bach's masterwork, making its music even darker than usual.

    I find that the Saint Matthew Passion is a piece that must be heard "live" to fully appreciate, much like Beethoven's Missa Solemnis. There are sounds in these pieces that don't seem to get through the microphone.
     
  14. OE3

    OE3 Forum Resident

    I heard Helmuth Rilling conduct the Mass in B Minor last fall at USC. He had pro singers, including soprano Jessica Rivera, in front of an orchestra of Thornton School students. Even though the vocalists were not extraordinary, Rilling's command of the piece was both unflagging and transcendent. In other words, I know what you mean.
     
  15. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

    Location:
    South-Central NY
    Good grief!! :rolleyes:
    I guess my 173 Cd Collection is maybe 1/3 of what you have?
     
  16. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

    Location:
    South-Central NY
    That looks like a good one....what label is it on?
     
  17. wolfram

    wolfram Slave to the rhythm

    Location:
    Berlin, Germany
    Linn again.
     
  18. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

    Location:
    South-Central NY
    Linn?
    I never claimed to be the sharpest tack in the box! :laugh:
     
  19. wolfram

    wolfram Slave to the rhythm

    Location:
    Berlin, Germany
    Yes Linn Records. Classical (and Jazz) recordings. Many SACD, HDCD and Hi-Rez downloads. Check it out! :goodie:
     
  20. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

    Location:
    South-Central NY
    Gotchya!! :edthumbs:

    Pretty pricey......that include shipping cost?
     
  21. wolfram

    wolfram Slave to the rhythm

    Location:
    Berlin, Germany
    I don't know. I mainly have them as hi-rez downloads (which are pricey). The only SACD I have was pretty cheap at jpc.de when I got it.

    But coopmv seems to get them at MDT for reasonable prices. You can get many at amazon as well.
     
  22. Kal Rubinson

    Kal Rubinson Forum Resident

  23. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Are you referring to this set, which I bought last year?

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  24. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    MDT does offer Linn SACD's at very attractive prices periodically ...
     
  25. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I bought this set a few months ago, a very refreshing performance. But I am addictive to Handel Messiah and have over 20 versions between my CD's, LP's, open-reels, DVD's and VHS's ...
     
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