Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #12)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Jun 20, 2010.

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  1. George P

    George P Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Continued from here - http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=217518&page=51

    Just a reminder, this thread (and the 11 that have preceded it) is for all things classical music. Post what you're listening to, what recordings you recommend, recent purchases, concerts, discuss works, composers, etc.

    Also, beginners are welcome. Feel free to post any questions that you may have. This includes requests for recommendations for particular works/composers, etc.

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  2. Ok, one more time since George pulled the plug on me. :winkgrin:


    And a Classical gold CD from JPN, working through some new arrivals today.


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  3. George P

    George P Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I love those vocal recital CDs. I have many that I treasure, yet I don't often reach for them for some reason.

    It took me a long time to get into classical vocal music, but now I really enjoy it.
     
  4. RussellG

    RussellG Forum Resident

    Haven't listened to this one for a while:

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  5. no.nine

    no.nine (not his real name)

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    J.S. BACH: 6 Brandenburg Concertos / 4 Orchestral Suites
    The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

    CD (Archiv 423 492-2)
     
  6. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

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    My favorite versions.
     
  7. Bronth

    Bronth Active Member

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    Listening now:

    Richard Strauss: Orchestral Works. CD 7: Metamorphosen. Eine Alpensinfonie. Staatskapelle Dresden/Rudolf Kempe (Brilliant Classics 7591)
     
  8. WHitese

    WHitese Forum Resident

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  9. Curiosity

    Curiosity Just A Boy

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    Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1&2
    Wilhelm Kempff (pno) B.P.O. Ferdinand Leitner (Cond)
    DG Galleria (Well you guessed it :D !) 419 856-2
    An early addition to my cd collection I bought all three discs upon issue loving these performances from the lp era using Kempff's own Cadenzas.
    The 1962 recording has a very wide dynamic range.
     
  10. George P

    George P Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Great works, Candy! :wave:

    Have you heard Kempff's mono recordings of those works? They are available in this box budget price from third party amazon sellers.
     
  11. coopmv

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

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    George, You can love both piano and classical vocal works. It has been that way for me for many years ... :righton:
     
  12. coopmv

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

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    Still one of the top versions out there ... :righton:
     
  13. coopmv

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

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    Now playing CD1 from this set ...

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  14. coopmv

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

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    Now playing CD1 - works of Chopin from this set, which arrived from Presto Classics over a week ago ...

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  15. coopmv

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

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    I enjoy most recordings by the Purcell Quartet, whose members were alumni of the Academy of Ancient Music from the Chrstopher Hogwood's era. :righton:
     
  16. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    Currently spinning.

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  17. coopmv

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

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    How is the CD? I have seen his name around but know nothing about him ...
     
  18. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    It has an incredible Islamey on it which is considered on the the most difficult piano pieces in existence. The rest is very good.

    He is also a great conductor. Spotty, but great nonetheless.
     
  19. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    I have that one! Great music from TP!! :righton:
    I got mine off evil bay Mint Cd's box was a lil scuffed....was a best offer deal.
    Just for the heck of it I offered $5 shipping inc and the person went for it!
    I about ---- myself! Was my deal of the year! :cheers:
     
  20. coopmv

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

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    Now playing CD1 from this set, which arrived from MDT a few weeks ago for a first listen. This is my 4th version of Handel Theodora ...

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  21. Oh, I discovered it a couple of months ago.
    I walked into a local store, a small mom&pop kind of store (uh, can you say that in English? Help me out, please!) asking for some Harnoncourt, and the owner went like "oh, no, no, Harnoncourt is bad for you, he's an ugly tone deaf old man, leave that stuff alone".
    "Uh, but I like his Brandeburg... not PERFECT at all, but I find it more enjoyable than, say, the far more polished Marriner"
    "Ah, so you have a thing for historical performance?"
    "I guess."

    He walked in the back of the store and came out with that album.

    "Then listen to this stuff."

    ...Boom!

    In the end I refused to buy yet one more version of Brandeburg (I already own three), for fear that my fiancee or mom could as well hire a mafioso killer or kill me themselves.

    But I'm still having wet dreams over it, and I know it's just a matter of time.
     
  22. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    If you can get the Pinnock version for a good price grab it!! :righton:
    Even tho I have the Pinnock version I'm on the hunt for this one used at the right price.

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    Very highly awarded Italian Conducted Cd Set

    http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/Naive/OP30412


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  23. coopmv

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

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    Now playing CD2 from this set ...

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  24. Oh, dear.
    If I still have some degree of contact with reality I think I've seen in in the used shelf of my local CD store a couple of weeks ago.
    The cover art struck me for being so outlandish, and... ehr, I didn't care to read the title and I thought it was some avantgarde jazz thing.
    I donì't want to feed a false hope, but I think there's a chance I'll stop by next week, do you want me to check if it's still there?
     
  25. Don't know anything about Handel's Theodora or this particular version (though what I think about Harnoncourt you can read above)... care to elaborate?
    My knowledge of Handel is sadly pretty much confined to his orchestral work, as in water music, coronation, hymns...
     
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