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Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by -Ben, Nov 15, 2008.

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  1. jeendicott

    jeendicott Forum Resident

    Speaking of Liszt and Richter, I just ordered this, based on a glowing review from Classics Today. Anyone else hear this?

    http://www.amazon.com/Panorama-Fran...bs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1228407336&sr=8-1
     
  2. OE3

    OE3 Forum Resident

    Richter

    Agreed. This is the version to get. The 2001 Philips '50 Greatest Recordings' 96kHz/24-bit remaster (only six years after Cozart Fine's issue) has an annoying buzz, audible on headphones during some quiet passages. No reason to mess with perfection. If you don't know Richter, this is a great place to start. Plus, it's cheap.
     
  3. George P

    George P Sing Your Life

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    I should check my copy, as I have not heard this.
     
  4. coopmv

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

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    Now playing: Schumann, Clara: Complete Songs
    Gabriele Fontana, Soprano - Konstanze Eickhorst, Piano
     

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  5. coopmv

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

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    Next: Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
    Herbert von Karajan - Berlin Philharmoniker
     

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  6. coopmv

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

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    Just ordered this DVD for Brandenburg Concertos ... It should be nice to watch it over the holidays.
     

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  7. coopmv

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

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    Here is another one I would like to own ...
     

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  8. coopmv

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

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    I found this Gilels set on DG sounds quite good.
     

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  9. coopmv

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

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    Does anyone know the sound quality of this set?
     

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  10. George P

    George P Sing Your Life

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    I have about a dozen sets of the Beethoven Sonatas and that one is in my top five. Great sound and sublime slow movements. Just wish his fast movements had more zip to them.
     
  11. George P

    George P Sing Your Life

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    I use itunes :shh: to check SQ. I just went over there and the AB set sounds fine to me. It's a fairly modern recording, IIRC. Great technical prowess on this group, from what I have heard.
     
  12. MLutthans

    MLutthans That's my spaghetti, Chewbacca! Staff

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    Don't get me started on Gilels! What a great interpreter or the Romantic literature. Very sensitive without turning sappy. Here's a great set, fantastic for late-night. Just for yuks, I've included a picture of the 1970s Angel/Melodiya LP, as well. I can't vouch for the LP, but the MFSL CD sounds lovely:
     

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  13. MLutthans

    MLutthans That's my spaghetti, Chewbacca! Staff

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    By the way, the recording from the Melodiya/MFSL disc by Gilels is also in the Vox Box found here at a much more reasonable price. (I haven't heard the Vox set, so I'm not commenting on their mastering.)
     
  14. 5-String

    5-String Forum Resident

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    This is a very good set and highly regarded, I might say, amongst the lovers of Beethoven's quartets.
    I think it is an excellent choice if you need to have only one complete set of Beethoven's quartets. The sound is good, not the best, but nothing really offensive there.

    My first choice though is the Takacs Quartet but that would be significantly more expensive since they are available, as far as I know, only in sets.


    http://www.amazon.com/Beethoven-The-Late-String-Quartets/dp/B00067R3BG

    http://www.amazon.com/Beethoven-String-Quartets/dp/B000063WRQ/ref=pd_bxgy_m_img_b

    http://www.amazon.com/Beethoven-Early-String-Quartets-Nos/dp/B0000SWNHK/ref=pd_bxgy_m_img_c

    Amazon offers all three sets for 110$
     
  15. George P

    George P Sing Your Life

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    I think that BMG might have some or all of these.
     
  16. 5-String

    5-String Forum Resident

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    I like Gilels a lot. He never got the attention he deserved. Last month or so I got an old Columbia LP of Gilels playing Chopin's 1st concert with E. Ormandy conducting. I haven't listened to it yet but I 'll probably do it tonight.
     
  17. 5-String

    5-String Forum Resident

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  18. George P

    George P Sing Your Life

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    Cool.

    Just sent you a PM.
     
  19. I don't have this comp, but I know most of the recordings on it and it ought to be a winner. For the two Richter selections, if these are (as I assume) from the 1958 Sofia recital, the sound quality is dodgy but the playing is awesome indeed.
     
  20. jeendicott

    jeendicott Forum Resident

    Thanks! Can't wait to hear it.
     
  21. I treasure the silver MoFi as well. :agree:
     
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    I quite enjoy the sound quality of the HDCDs from RR. I can't get excited about all their titles but just got this one today.

    LIVE on the St. Mary's Cathedral Ruffatti pipe organ and the Rodgers 'Royal V' touring organ.
     
  23. coopmv

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

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    Now playing: Bach: The Art of Fugue
    Pierre-Laurent Aimard
    This CD just arrived today.
     

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  24. coopmv

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

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    Next: BEETHOVEN : SONATES POUR PIANO ( 1 )
    Inger Södergren
     

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  25. coopmv

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

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    I am just amazed at the paucity of Ormandy's recordings that have been remastered to CD's.
     
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