Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #17)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by darkmatter, Oct 14, 2010.

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  1. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    The RCO came to Philly to play the Mahler #2...I heard what a "real" orchestra sounds like that night. Totally outclass the Philadelphians IMHO.
     
  2. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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  3. Casino

    Casino Forum Resident

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    Yeah, we don't need no stinkin' thematic development...
     
  4. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    Yeah. Those damn classical composers tried too hard to impress.:laugh:
     
  5. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    Currently spinning Busoni's masterpiece.



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  6. coopmv

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

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    And PO is one of the top five orchestras in the US ...
     
  7. coopmv

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

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    We are now 18 posts away from thread #18 ... :winkgrin:
     
  8. OE3

    OE3 Forum Resident

    On my way to the first concert of Monday Evening Concerts season. The great Alexi Lubimov at Zipper Hall. Should be good.

     

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  9. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile

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  10. Bronth

    Bronth Active Member

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    Riga, Latvia
    Now playing for a first listen:

    Haydn
    Symphonies Nos. 82-84

    New York Philharmonic/Leonard Bernstein
    Sony Classical "Bernstein Symphony Edition" set, CD 18 of 60
     
  11. yasujiro

    yasujiro Forum Resident

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  12. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile

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    Both. :agree:

    Strange she doesn't have any CDs listed on amazon, only DVDs.
     
  13. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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    Wonderful performances!
     
  14. yasujiro

    yasujiro Forum Resident

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    The official site says that 'CDs will be online soon.'
    It is a pity that all but one of her CDs, which doesn't show her brilliant talent, are oop. Hope her Audiofon CDs will be resurrected.
     
  15. I haven't ordered this one yet, how do you like it?
     
  16. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile

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    I tracked down Vol 1 of her Virtuosa Valentina set today. I will report on it once I have heard it.
     
  17. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

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    I'm sure someone has asked you this already, Andrei, but what is the packaging like? Thin, little paper sleeves? Cardboard monstrosities like the Mahler box set came in?
     
  18. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    And...I'm sure someone has asked whether all the performances have been remastered. I will probably get it anyway but was just curious. :help:
     
  19. WHitese

    WHitese Forum Resident

    These are my favourites from my latest purchases....

    Beautiful sound...great balance and power!!
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    This is the first music I hear from this composer and I love it!!
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    I am also starting to be a big fun of Biber!
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  20. yasujiro

    yasujiro Forum Resident

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    Who is the remastering engineer for the Arnold disc?
     
  21. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    Bump. Can you help Bronth re: Bernstein Sym Set?
     
  22. Bronth

    Bronth Active Member

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    The packaging is pretty cool, well - aside from usability of these paper sleeves. The sleeves aren't bad theoretically, but their creasing/glueing could be more precise/uniform: about a half of them are rather tough, while the other half allows pretty easy CD extraction.

    They are generally the same simplified/cheapened vinyl replicas as those found in the Original Jacket Collection box set series, aside from the fact that they don't replicate any older albums, CD or LP (but they have work titles on the spines). The worse ones provide almost the same royal pain in the back as double and triple sleeves from the OJC series, but whatever, I hope the fit will become looser after extensive usage. If you're careful enough, there's virtually no damage to CDs possible.

    The box itself is very nice, huge and sturdy, and the book, which serves as an inner lid, is well done too.
     
  23. Bronth

    Bronth Active Member

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    As I've mentioned earlier there's no any actual mastering credits on the box, sleeves, discs or in the book, there's only the original release years and the box release year mentioned. But since the Mahler cycle undoubtedly has the latest DSD mastering, I assume that other discs all use the latest masterings too. :wave:
     
  24. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Anybody have any thoughts about Tortelier's and Gendron's Bach cello suites? I find that neither gentleman is properly represented in my collection at present.
     
  25. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    New discovery for me last night: Dvorak's Golden Spinning Wheel. One neat tone poem! The story is a typically gruesome European fairy tale, but it does at least have a happy ending (except from the perspective of the evil stepmother, who ends up eaten by wolves, but....). The recording that caught my interest was a BBC Music Magazine CD from some time ago. Anybody got a favorite to recommend?
     
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