Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #17)

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  1. coopmv

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

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    Now playing Disc 1 from this SACD set, which just arrived from across the pond for a first listen ...

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  2. OE3

    OE3 Forum Resident

    Finest may be Khatia Buniatishvili, 23 years-old and born in Tbilisi. Recently signed to Sony Classical, debut CD coming next year. What I have heard is very impressive.
     

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  3. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident


    What a great orchestra and disc. :cheers:
     
  4. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    All these Classical hotties!
    Getting a lil warm around here!! :)
     
  5. coopmv

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

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    RCO and BPO simply outclass any American symphony orchestras IMO, with VPO not far behind ...
     
  6. LeeS

    LeeS Blue Note Fan

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    I love the Stile Antico discs. :thumbsup:
     
  7. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    Now playing Disc 2 from this SACD set, the remainder of Bruckner 8th ...

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  8. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    There are lots of posts here I can't second, but there's a post I totally agree with :)
     
  9. SBurke

    SBurke Nostalgia Junkie

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    On the whole I'd probably agree, but I wouldn't say it's true across the board. For example, I don't think I'd take any of them over the NYPO in Mahler. I also heard the Philadelphia Orchestra last week in Rachmaninov's Second Symphony; I doubt there's another orchestra in the West that outplays the Fabulous Philadelphians in that piece.
     
  10. coopmv

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

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    Rachmaninoff had a major connection with the PO, though that was more than seventy years ago. CSO probably still retains its number one spot among the American orchestras ...
     
  11. coopmv

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

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    Back to some early music, now playing this CD, which arrived from across the pond a few weeks ago for a first listen ...

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  12. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    How is that one?
    I have become quite fond of this one I got a while back.
    ** Grammophone CD of the year Oct 1987 **

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  13. coopmv

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

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    I have this one by the Tallis Scholars as well. I already have close to all the recordings ever made by the Tallis Scholars ...
     
  14. OE3

    OE3 Forum Resident

    Re American orchestras v. European orchestras

    I've only seen one European orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus, and it was definitely an ear-opening experience. I loved what I heard. However, making comparison judgments based on recordings alone is a very iffy proposition, IMO.
     
  15. coopmv

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

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    I attended concerts given by the English Concert/Trevor Pinnock, English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner and ASMIF/Iona Brown. Believe me, there are no baroque ensembles in the US that even come close. One concert that I could have attended but did not and live to regret much was the last concert given by Karajan in the US in early 89, just a few short months before his death. Had I enjoyed Bruckner 8th as much back then, I would have gone to the concert in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, I did not like Bruckner then ... :sigh:
     
  16. OE3

    OE3 Forum Resident

    Baroque ensembles really don't fly in the USA, never have. Too limited an audience. Major symphonic orchestras is what I was referring to. I'd put the Met Orchestra with Levine at the helm against any comers in Wagner, for instance. CSO with Boulez in Stravinsky.
     
  17. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    GASP I'm surprised.....NOT!!! :biglaugh::hide:

    But seriously...which do you consider as the best?
     
  18. Casino

    Casino Forum Resident

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    Yeah, lookin' at some of these musicians, we're goin' the way of country music here in the classical genre.
     
  19. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    AKKKKKK don't say that!!! :yikes:
     
  20. Casino

    Casino Forum Resident

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    :laugh:

    Julia Fischer plays Nashville?

    Anyone for Dolly Parton's Piano Sonatas? (Both of 'em?)
     
  21. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    GOD next it'll be the Willie Nelson Overture! :rolleyes:
     
  22. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Please see the first three cuts on side two.
     

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  23. George P

    George P Letting Go

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  24. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Philharmonia Baroque from Berkeley/S.F. is wonderful, you should try their recording of Corelli's Opus six, one of my favorite recordings.
     
  25. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Pretty littlr Susie, she's just half grown, jumps on a man like a dog on a bone . . .

    Shira Kammen, fiddle specialist of various Early early music [medieval] ensembles, has performed Appalachian fiddle tunes, rather well at that.

    Cotton-eyed Joe: Two chords, no waiting.
     
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