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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. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    Columbus, OH
  2. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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    NYC
    The slow movement of the Beethoven is lovely.

    The Mendelssohn is a delight start to finish.
     
  3. George P

    George P Notable Member

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    NYC
    I have that set, along with the (reportedly) superior earlier recordings on two Sony Masterworks 2CD sets. I have yet to compare the two.
     
  4. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

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    Pittsburgh, PA
    I got a bunch of Bruckner today, mostly 7ths (Barenboim, Bohm, Celibadache, Furtwangler, HvK Vienna). Also a 4th & 8th by HvK. Three 9ths (Barenboim, Wand, HvK).

    So far, the 1st movement of the 7th by Celibadache has drawn me in the most (I'm listening blindly on iTunes, on shuffle).
     
  5. George P

    George P Notable Member

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    NYC
    Glad you are enjoying the Celibidache, Jay. :wave:
     
  6. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

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    It is my favorite so far. Thanks for recommending it. (You and someone else, right?)
     
  7. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

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    Nashville,TN
    i have the Bruckner 9.gave it a listen yesterday & plan to play it again soon.
    to me Walter's work has a certain mellowness but is still forceful enough for
    my taste.
     

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  8. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    Columbus, OH
    Carl Czerny plays the Vienna premiere of the "Emperor" this date, 1812

    Beethoven
    Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major Op. 73

    Leon Fleisher, piano
    The Cleveland Orchestra
    George Szell
     

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  9. Been on the road for a week but came home to a nice package from jpc.de. First listen:

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  10. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    Now playing this CD, a recent arrival from Amazon MP, for a first listen ...

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  11. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    Small order by my usual standard, but an Amazon US MP vendor has a price for this twofer that blows away ANY European prices ...

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    BTW, Vol. 1 was great ...
     
  12. coopmv

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

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    Karajan and the BPO did a fine job with the "The Great Gate of Kiev" ... :righton:
     
  13. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    Now playing CD1 from this set, a recent arrival for a first listen. This is a very little known Handel opera ...

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  14. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    Now playing CD2 and CD3 from this set for a first listen. CD1 was excellent ...

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    Where is everybody? :confused:
     
  15. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    A very good disc. :cheers:

    Just got back from my home in NJ. Brought back many CDs that I was dying to hear. !
     
  16. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    What did they cost.... around $100 per disc?:laugh:
     
  17. About that for both of them. :)
     
  18. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    Now playing CD1 - Piano Concerto Nos 1 & 2 from this set, which arrived late this week for a first listen ...

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  19. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    Did not mean to be a smart alek....I am jealous you have them and I don't. :laugh:
     
  20. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    RRB, I am not so willing to spend $50 on a CD. I guess these Esoteric CD's are the equivalent of those MoFi records, remember those?
     
  21. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    Now playing CD4 from this set for a first listen ...

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  22. Pericles

    Pericles Forum Resident

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    Edmonton
    I've been listening to classical music casually my entire life. Now that I'm beginning to take a more active interest in the music, I've just made my first conscious effort at comparing different recordings of the same work.

    I heard Holst's "The Planets" for the first time a couple of weeks ago when I purchased:

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    I immediately fell in love with the music and listened to it about another 5 times. However, not wanting this recording to be imprinted on me, I researched on these threads other good recordings of this work and ended up purchasing this recording last night based on your recommendations:

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    I've only listened to it once so it's too early for me to say which I prefer, but I already see the benefit of comparing different recordings of the same work as a means of gaining further appreciation of a work that you like. I may also end up purchasing this one and then (hopefully) calling it a day:

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  23. George P

    George P Notable Member

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    NYC
    We are almost at 1000 posts, so I am going to start a new thread.

    :wave:
     
  24. George P

    George P Notable Member

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    NYC
    Thread continued here.

    Please do not post any more in this thread. :wave:

    I was going to PM a Gort to lock this thread, but I don't see one around.
     
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