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Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #21)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by OE3, Jan 18, 2011.

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  1. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

    Location:
    South-Central NY
    Here is that Marc-André Hamelin again on yet another work.
    Is this one as good as His Alkan I posted earlier on?

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  2. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    NYC
    And his Mozart.

    Re Beethoven - although he is most famous for his 6th, but it was the allegretto from the 7th that was my gateway to classical music appreciation.
     
  3. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    All of Hamelin's recordings are top notch IMO. The Grainger is terrific.:cheers:
     
  4. OE3

    OE3 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Have you heard his People Will Never Be Defeated by Rzewski?
     
  5. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

    Location:
    South-Central NY
    Got these USPS today and they are SPECTACULAR! :righton:
    I HIGHLY recommend these to be added to your Collection.
    I got the pair for $18.00 shipped ULN and it was well worth every penny.

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  6. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    They are great stuff.

    Currently spinning the Piano Sonatas of one of the greatest composers that ever lived...Scriabin. Totally void of sentimentality in his compositions unlike Mahler, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, etc. Way ahead in his time and totally original.

    Anyone else agree?

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  7. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

    Location:
    Fresno, California
    The Strokiest of them all—his last record, of Mozart. There is something here that is obviously wrong— this is Brucknerized Mozart. But somehow it works. There is a majesty in his performance of the overtures from Die Zauberflote and Nozze di Figaro I've heard from no-one else. Hesse speaks of Mozart's "Laughter of the Gods" in Steppenwolf, Bruno Walter demonstrates it on this record.
     

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  8. Casino

    Casino Forum Resident

    Location:
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    Geez, RRB, I tried. Just last night happened to break out Robert Taub's disc of Sonatas 3, 4, 5, & 10 on Harmonia Mundi (now OOP it seems). Nice performance by Taub, but still can't quite get into Scriabin's sonata compositions. Expressive, but devoid of melody and lyricism (maybe that's what you mean by "sentimentality," but melodicism is part of what I look for). I put the disc in the "Not sure what I'm going to do with it" pile.
     
  9. George P

    George P Notable Member

    Location:
    NYC
    :agree:

    I haven't heard the Hamelin, but I love my Ogdon and Ashkenazy sets.
     
  10. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    The Sonatas are certainly not for everyone and don't get me wrong..I like those "sentimental" composers too. I just feel that Scriabin has been overlooked.

    I love his 10th Piano Sonata...played it again for my wife last night and helped her with recognizing the themes but alas..I still get a puzzled look from her.:laugh:
     
  11. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    Maybe Sony will release a mega box of Bruno Walter's recordings. Frankly, I was underwhelmed by the Eugene Ormandy box.
     
  12. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

    Location:
    Fresno, California
    If you're whelmed at all by Bruckner, you have to hear all three of Bruno Walter's late recordings.
     
  13. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

    Location:
    Nashville,TN
    listening to Kapell's recording of the Khachaturian Piano Concerto with the BSO
    conducted by Koussevitzky,recorded 4/19/46.transferred from disc to tape (digital ?)
    by Jon M. Samuels.this is from the 1998 box.some surface noise & some dullness to
    the sound,but not bad.i really like the Andante middle movement.
     

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  14. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    South-Central NY
    Ya know Scriabin got under my radar as I don't have anything of his yet!
    Dang it.......Classical Music collecting I guess is never ending. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Casino

    Casino Forum Resident

    Location:
    BossTown
    OK, I'm gonna give that one another listen, just for kicks.
     
  16. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

    Location:
    Nashville,TN
    just started listening to Symphony No. 35 ("Haffner") from this Bruno Walter
    2cd set.
     

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  17. John S

    John S Forum Resident

    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    Alban Berg born this date, 1885

    Berg
    Three fragments from "Wozzeck"
    Three Orchestral Pieces
    Lulu - Suite

    Renée Fleming, soprano
    The MET Orchestra
    James Levine

    A. Berg for breakfast anyone?
     

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  18. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    NYC
    Levine is great with Berg.
     
  19. John S

    John S Forum Resident

    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    As is Renée Fleming. Fabulous voice, intonation, and musical sense for this music.
     
  20. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I don't know whose version I was listening to, but the allegretto from Beethoven's 7th Symphony was probably the first piece of classical music I really paid attention to. It was in a b&w movie that took place in Europe during WW2/the Holocaust. Some people in hiding (presumably Jews, though I was too young to understand that then) tuned in their radio to listen for reports from the BBC on what was going on in the war, and they stopped when they heard the allegretto to listen to it.

    Does anyone know what movie this was? I don't think it was Anne Frank.
     
  21. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    Get these..they are cheap and very good. Prepare to be amazed by the compositions.:cheers:


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  22. George P

    George P Notable Member

    Location:
    NYC
    I know you can't resist a great deal, so I suggest this 2CD set for only $7.15 new:

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  23. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    George, Has this twofer been recently re-packaged?
     
  24. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Finally, almost 6 weeks after these CD's were shipped in 3 separate orders from Presto Classical, they arrived yesterday ...

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    New orders with Presto can resume next week now that it has delivered the goods ...

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  25. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Just received this small order from an American US MP vendor yesterday

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    and this set is on its way as well ...

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