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Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #18)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Bronth, Nov 16, 2010.

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  1. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    NYC
    My deepest sympathies.
     
  2. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    NYC
    My sympathies to you as well.
     
  3. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    NYC
    I listened to the first disc of the Oistrakh box. The Beethoven Archduke was the most leisurely, relaxed performance I've heard of that work. It surprised me, but it worked.
     
  4. John S

    John S Forum Resident

    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    My deepest sympathies to Jim and Stuart.
     
  5. John S

    John S Forum Resident

    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    Clearly I have a steep learning curve ahead regarding Brahms' chamber music. The sextet does sound lovely. On my list. Any suggestions?
     
  6. John S

    John S Forum Resident

    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    That Hollywood/Aller opus 34 is a bit rich for my blood. I'm thinking about the Pollini/Italianos remaster. I did not see the Eschenbach/Frantz 34b, but did find the Ax/Bronfman also with the Haydn variations which sounds interesting. Speaking of the Haydn piece, my local station had the Barenboim/Chicago recording on the other day. I took time out from work to really listen to this lush and very legato rendition. Sounded like no wind player came up for air during the entire theme statement. I enjoyed the whole piece very much.

    That same station has the Academic Festival Overture in high rotation. I find the music bland, no matter who I've heard play it. However, I do not know what the "deliciously irreverent jokes in all classical music" is.:confused:
     
  7. SBurke

    SBurke Nostalgia Junkie

    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    Anybody order the Heifetz complete original jacket box? 103 CD's. That is huge! Bigger than any of the other artists' original-jacket boxes (Horowitz, Gould).
     
  8. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    NYC
  9. John S

    John S Forum Resident

    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    I did see that box. Looks like a better way to go other than to piece together all those works separately. I am going to have to put a stop to ordering until I get the credit card balance down. Thanks.

    Speaking of credit card balances, my Schubert quintet in C is on its way. Can't wait to hear it. Again, thanks.
     
  10. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

    Location:
    South-Central NY
    Very sorry to hear that Stuart. :(
    Yeah that was the last of my Parents and Grand Parents...
    Actually any Family that I knew cept my Sister....Mom's side is all gone....Dad's side I never knew.
     
  11. John S

    John S Forum Resident

    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    In the tray:

    Hildegard von Bingen
    Celestial Harmonies
    Jeremy Summerly/Oxford Camerata


    Nothing like some 850 year old chant to purify the soul on a Sunday morning.
     

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  12. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

    Location:
    South-Central NY

    Want a real treat check out Anonymous 4 they are great!! :righton:

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  13. mkolesa

    mkolesa Forum Resident

    My condolences to you both!
     
  14. John S

    John S Forum Resident

    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    A couple years ago I checked this out of our local library:

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    On the CD's back was a picture similar to the above interior shot. The librarian told me that in her days as a student in Berlin, she used to go to the concerts often. When the bleacher seats directly behind the orchestra were not needed for a concert, they offered those to students for cheap. I think she noticed my face turning green with envy.:(
     
  15. Jim B.

    Jim B. Forum Resident

    Location:
    UK
    Best wishes to those that have lost loved ones.
     
  16. John S

    John S Forum Resident

    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    In the tray CD1:

    Brahms
    Piano Concerto No. 1, op. 15
    Emil Gilels, piano
    Jochum/Berlin
    1972


    I gather this set was remastered and has better sound. This is what I have, so this ole fatboy will have to do.
     

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  17. John S

    John S Forum Resident

    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    That Lily and the Lamb looks very cool. On my list and thanks.
    BTW, isn't Anonymous 4 all girls? Not that there's anything wrong with that.:cool:
     
  18. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    I think Hildegard von Bingen would have preferred to be called a lady, especially since she was of noble descent and abbess of her convent.
     
  19. John S

    John S Forum Resident

    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    I was being flippant; no offense was meant.
    Please note I was not referring to the great Hildegard. She's far too old to be called a "girl."
     
  20. John S

    John S Forum Resident

    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    In the tray:

    Brahms
    Piano Concerto No. 2, op. 83
    Emil Gilels, piano
    Jochum/Berlin
    1972


    I had forgotten how big these concerti are.
     

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  21. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Jim, These are great in times of grief and sorrow.
     
  22. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    NYC

    Did you mention the performance?
     
  23. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Thank you all for the comforting words and condolences.

    Now playing CD4 - Musical Offering and other JS Bach harpsichord works by the Kuijkens, Kohnen and Leonhardt from this set for a first listen ...

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  24. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    The Gilels/Jochum Brahms Second Piano Concerto is the greatest recording of that piece. Nothing else can beat it. :cheers:
     
  25. yasujiro

    yasujiro Forum Resident

    Location:
    tokyo
    My favorite performance is by Pasquier et al on Harmonia Mundi, but it is oop now.
    http://www.amazon.com/Brahms-Sextuor-No-Op-18/dp/B00026KH3C/

    It seems very interesting that French (used to?) seem to dislike music of Brahms traditionally, judging from the fact that only a handful(!) recordings of Brahms repertoire were made by French orchestras till 1980s, while many chamber and instrumental pieces by Brahms were recorded by French musicians.

    Could French members tell me why French generally so dislike(d) Brahms?
     
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