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Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #14)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Aug 5, 2010.

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  1. GreenDrazi

    GreenDrazi Truth is beauty

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    Who's the pianist(s)?
     
  2. Casino

    Casino Forum Resident

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    Not impossible... I suppose it has a lot to do with the conductor. I Musici, despite the mediocre Brandenburgs though, did a really nice baroque compilation years ago, called ""Mozart, Pachelbel, Albinoni" where they also include pieces by Beethoven, Boccherini and Haydn. So it's music from a wide span of Europe and enjoyable from beginning to end. For the record, it's Philips 410-606-2. Still available (inexpensively), but would most likely duplicate a lot of pieces you already own in one form or another. Makes great listening at any rate.
     
  3. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    WOW!!! Thanx a bunch George.
    There sure is a slew of em isn't there!!
    I think there might even be a few others.
    (Pirate) REALLY? I thought that was illegal or is that just a friendly term for s*** recording?
    Either way I printed out the list so I have it handy. :righton:
    Not gonna get stuck with garbage if I can help it!!
     
  4. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    On the spin this Morning thanx to Toby! :righton:
    I DO like it a lot...thanx Buddy!!

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  5. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Rosenthal, Friedman, Koczalski, Libetta, de Larrocha, Chiampi, Chapiro, Lewenthal, Pachmann, Manshardt, Busoni, Pabst (recorded in 1895!) and the composer Bela Bartok, who plays an incomplete performance of Op 27, No. 1 from 1939.
     
  6. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    As I told Bronth: Aside from the issue of them being legal or not is whether or not they do their own transfers of the performances and if they do good work with the transfers that they (legally or illegally) pass as their own. Often, the answer to both of these questions is no. Noise reduction is the norm, unfortunately.
     
  7. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    GOTCHYA!
    I was still on my 1st cup of coffee so I wasn't really with it when I was reading earlier this morning. :rolleyes:
     
  8. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    I will add that many of these labels offer material that either isn't available elsewhere (currently) or was never available elsewhere.

    I would not want to be without the CDs I have on the Ermitage label, for instance. In fact, my favorite performance of the Chopin Ballades, by Maria Tipo comes from this series. They were never released on any other label.
     
  9. Bronth

    Bronth Active Member

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    Also, don't forget Preiser Records - a good and well-respected Austrian oldies label. I have a CD by them, it's really well mastered (no, it's not Mein Kampf, it's excerpts from a couple of R. Strauss operas under Beecham :laugh:).
     
  10. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Yes, I have them listed under The Good. I don't have anything by them, I don't think, but I others on the site do and confirmed that they are decent.
     
  11. Bronth

    Bronth Active Member

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    Oops, my bad, just noticed them right after Tahra. :wave:
     
  12. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Beecham's Pills Are Just The Thing

    I dunno, that's mighty close—Beecham's validictorian Ein Heldenleben kinda makes me think of Edith Piaf's Non, je ne regrette rien.
     
  13. Bronth

    Bronth Active Member

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    :laugh:
     
  14. RussellG

    RussellG Forum Resident

    I'm warming to these first Bizet works that I picked up a few weeks ago. Of course there's the Carmen Suites, but I also particularly like the C major Symphony. Is this a prominent work in the Bizet canon?

    Charles Dutoit really had something nice going in Montreal for all those years too.

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  15. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    "Not many people know it, but the Fuhrer was a terrific dancer."

    That's nothing, I was searching for the cover of HVK's EMI re-recording of Ein Heldenleben, could only find this tiny image:

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  16. Bronth

    Bronth Active Member

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    Huh, looks like he put on some... Gestapo souvenir. Canny and thrifty Herbie, wasn't he?
     
  17. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Will the dancing Hitlers please wait in the wings? We are only seeing singing Hitlers

    Canny yes, thrifty—he probably spent more customizing one of his Porsches than most folks spend buying a house.

    That said, heard:

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    . . . yesterday for the first time. Really a remarkable performance. It has the intensity of Bernstein's VPO recording but sounds less mannered, with more natural gear shifts and a remarkable coherence throughout.
     
  18. Bronth

    Bronth Active Member

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    Riga, Latvia
    Couldn't it be the main reason for being thrifty? :winkgrin:
     
  19. tolkev

    tolkev Rain Dog

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    Boston, MA, USA
    BSO/MUNCH/SAINT-SAËNS on Living Stereo

    A Hi-Fi Spectacular!
     

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  20. Bronth

    Bronth Active Member

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    Now listening to my favorite version of Zarathustra from the older part of my collection. What a huge and expansive sound for an early digital recording (here done properly by JVC engineers). :edthumbs:
     

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  21. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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    Also a number of orchestras are now releasing live performance recordings, often on SACDs. The LSO seems to be leading the way. I have the Haitink/LSO Beethoven cycle and several others. The BSO has a few, as does the Concertgebouw, and the Tilson Thomas Mahler cycle has several fans here.
     
  22. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    And I bet that was originally on EMI, SONY or another label, right? IIRC those Regal Classics are all reissues of stuff from other labels.
     
  23. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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    NYC
    I'm pretty sure "La Mer" is the only work which Sony/BMG released two versions of in its Living Stereo SACD series - Munch and Reiner. They make for an interesting comparison.
     
  24. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    I hear Munch is the Mack Daddy of Debussy orchestral music. :cool:

    I have his La Mer, but haven't spun it in awhile. One of the drawbacks to so much buying is that there isn't enough time to really get to know ones collection. :sigh:
     
  25. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

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    Nice M6, M1, M3. The SACD sound is so easy to listen to, esp. in the crescendo-y parts.
     
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