Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #2)

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

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  1. coopmv

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

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    Do you have all the Wagner's operas on CD?
     
  2. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

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    Time for a new thread.
     
  3. coopmv

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

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    Jay, Is it snowing in Pittsburgh now? It is snowing in CT at the moment ...
     
  4. imagnrywar

    imagnrywar Forum Resident

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    Nope... while I have at least one recording of each opera from Lohengrin onwards (although sometimes in truncated historical recording form), I don't really care for early Wagner and I've always been a "bleeding chunks" sort of guy. So probably about half of my CDs are overtures and preludes.
     
  5. coopmv

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

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    You probably have most of the preludes and overtures that are available. I have 3 complete ring cycles, 2 on LP's and 1 on CD's. I probably have most of Wagner's operas. I still have more Wagner's recordings on LP's than on CD's. I only decided to buy operas on CD's last year when I picked up Solti's Tannhauser. It was perfect timing, as that version had only been remastered to 24/96 in 2006. As such, it probably is the best sounding version of that Tannhauser.
     
  6. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

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    It snowed during the day. Only about 1". It's just flurries now.
     
  7. coopmv

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

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    Whenever the weather is not clear, i.e. having rain or snow, my cable-modem speed just slows down tremendously. It is just frustrating ...
     
  8. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    Playing now (through my AKG 701) JS Bach Organ Works Disc 1
    Helmut Walcha
    It actually sounds decent for mono recordings made in the late 40's through the early 50's. Disc 1 also has my favorites: Trio Sonatas BWV 525-530.
     

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