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Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #12)

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

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  1. GreenDrazi

    GreenDrazi Truth is beauty

    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Keeping the lense clean seems to help a lot of Sony SACD players. Sometimes, this requires you to open up the player to get at the lense with compressed air. They also make lense cleaning discs.
     
  2. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    :agree:

    His Rach concertos are superb! As is his Totentanz.

    A student of Horowitz, IIRC.
     
  3. Curiosity

    Curiosity Just A Boy

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Just played:
    Dvorák: Symphonies 1 & 4
    BPO Kubelik.
     
  4. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    NYC
    Fairly common from what I read at the time. It seemed like the much less expensive 775s (not to be confused with the later generation 755s) actually did better.
     
  5. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

    Location:
    Sunshine State
    Absolutely. Rachmaninoff 1 is on the 2nd side of the aforementioned LP and it is magnificent.
     
  6. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    Have you heard his Rach 2 and 3 as well?
     
  7. no.nine

    no.nine (not his real name)

    Location:
    NYC
    Now Playing:

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    R. STRAUSS - Till Eulenspiegel; Don Juan; Walzerfolge aus "Der Rosenkavalier"
    Eugen Jochum, Bamberger Symphoniker (Eurodisc 610 505-231)

    One of my earliest CD purchases.
     
  8. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

    Location:
    South-Central NY
    This HOT Muggy (95F Humidity 72%)Afternoon's listening pleasure.....
    2 more that came in the mail today...Both...$7.75 shipped used like new! :righton:

    **On Vacation...listening area is nicely A/C'd......AHHHH what a life** :cheers:

    [​IMG]--[​IMG]
     
  9. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    NYC
    It took me half a year, but this weekend I finally got through the complete studio recordings of Maria Callas (69 discs worth).
     
  10. Bronth

    Bronth Active Member

    Location:
    Riga, Latvia
    ...And what's about the overall conclusion, John? I have had some plans to buy this huge brick of her heritage (I have some 'public domain' live 5CD set of hers), but haven't decided yet. In two words (or a bit more, after having a nice mid-week weekend with my relatives from Moscow :angel:) - I adore her as a woman person but can hardly stand some of her... somewhat... noisy parts. :sigh: :rolleyes:
     
  11. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    NYC
    Well, the deterioration in her voice is quite evident - I listened in chronological order (as presented), so the last month has not been so much fun.

    But there was much to appreciate in the first half and on occasions thereafter.

    I speak as someone who enjoys, but does not adore, opera. And one of the reasons I bought the set was to complete my library of Italian opera in one fell swoop at a price that was irresistable.

    EDIT - Let me modify my statement about opera. I love Mozart's opera. I consider The Marriage of Figaro to be one of very few large scale works of art that borders on perfection. I rank it with Michaelangelo's David.
     
  12. Bronth

    Bronth Active Member

    Location:
    Riga, Latvia
    Good point! :righton:
     
  13. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

    Location:
    Sunshine State
    Unfortunately no, George, recommend me a nice CD :)
     
  14. Wellwellwell, I'm back :)
     
  15. quicksrt

    quicksrt Senior Member

    Location:
    City of Angels
    I love that, just as much as the Rachs that keep getting all the attention.

    Janis gets his high rating and stature, everyone knows, I think.....
     
  16. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

    Location:
    Fresno, California
    He can even make the Tchikovsky First PC sound interesting!

    Nope.
     
  17. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

    Location:
    Fresno, California
    The SACD I just sold is what you want:

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  18. I deeply regret being on a trip with my gf and not being able to wish all members a happy 4th of July and toast to fair America.

    ...well, not "deeply", in fact, since I had some great time, but still...
    Even if my non-americanness is blatant, the 4th of July is still important to me because of its historical significance and its spirit.

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    Oh, well. Happy 7th of July, then :p
     
  19. Wait, I am already promised to your musical sister with the wondrous boobies.

    Oh, well, I don't really support the latter statement.
    I think we all should listen to other people's advice, as they say in Naples, nisciuni nasce imparato, nobody is born erudite.

    Generally speaking, if you told me a classical recording is absolute poo because of x and y, I'd play it listening out for those particular faults, and I'd likely end up agreeing with you.
    If nobody told me to pay attention to x and y, my taste wouldn't evolve, and I'd still be listening to the crap music I used to like when I was 13:)

    Oh, my copy shares shelf real estate with the likes of maudelin and dark Bauhaus, Siouxsie and Velvet Underground, so it's in good company :)

    Roger that!
    Faure is high on my wishlist, I am likely to pour some bucks on it this week already.
    Are you proud of having made a classical-buying zombie out of me? :winkgrin:
     
  20. WHitese

    WHitese Forum Resident

    One of my favourite CD's and awesome CD cover....love the power of the angry sea.
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  21. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

    Location:
    Sunshine State
    Thanks Robin :thumbsup:
     
  22. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
  23. In fact, I was thinking of grabbing some lute music - or some instrumental early music in general.
    Probably Dowland and something else.
    With any luck, tomorrow I'll get this in the mail:

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  24. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    :ignore:

    Almost proud enough to marry you off to my sister. Almost. :nyah:
     
  25. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
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