Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #22)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Feb 12, 2011.

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  1. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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    I'll buy the Szell/Haydn if the mastering is better than my Odyssey set of 93-98.

    Wand/Bruckner and Leinsdorf/Prokofiev look interesting. Maybe Casdesus/Mozart as well.
     
  2. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    Welcome to the world of Saint Saens. You have a lot to buy!:laugh:
     
  3. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    Thanks for reminding me. I had no idea how prolific he was as a composer. A few years ago I listened to this library copy of Mysterious Mountain/And God Created Great Whales. I meant to buy it someday, but never did. No time like his birthday to take care of that. On its way for $5.
     

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  4. pescholl

    pescholl Active Member

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  5. OE3

    OE3 Forum Resident

    Where and when? Anything mention of live recording?
     
  6. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    Now playing...

    John Adams
    The Chairman Dances (Foxtrot for Orchestra)
    Christian Zeal and Activity
    Two Fanfares for Orchestra
    Tromba lontana
    Short Ride in a Fast Machine
    Common Tones in Simple Time

    San Francisco Symphony
    Edo de Waart

    I turn the volume up everytime my local station plays The Chairman Dances. This piece grabbed me from the get-go.

    Some time ago after being exposed to some Philip Glass I decided minimalist music wasn't for me. Adams may be only a part time minimalist, which I suppose is why I find his music interesting.
     

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  7. ron p

    ron p Active Member

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    I have the Rubinstein Chopin Collection. The cd set that has been out there cheap for quite a while now. I take it this new Chopin is the same performances and not the earlier ones? I just stocked up from Presto's Mozart/Brendel sale. It looks like I may be giving Presto more business. I've been meaning to get the Stern Beethoven Piano Trios. I have DuPre/Barenboim and the Borodin Trio. I know my perfect Beethoven Piano Trio set is out there somewhere I just have to find it. I enjoy the Stern Trio doing Mendelssohn's Piano Trios so maybe this is the one. I have a feeling that I wouldn't regret buying any of these sets in the long run. After just stocking up on piles of Mozart Concertos I guess the Casadesus is a must have?

    -Wand/Bruckner-Have it
    -Rubinstein/Brahms-Have some of it, very tempting.
    -Reiner/Strauss-Have the Living Stereo SACD's only
    -Bach/Kuijken-Have half, tempting
    -Levine/Mahler-I have a bunch of Mahler but haven't quite taken to Mahler yet. Probably not buying it.
    -Heifitz-I have most of this. Any opinions on the monster Jacket box coming out?
    -Canadian Brass-Can anybody talk me into this one? I have some of the Bach, Vivaldi. Handel etc.
    -Boccherini/Bylsma-Have some of it, very tempting. I take it all of it is very high quality?
    -Budapest/Beethoven-Swimming in versions of the String Quartets. May swim some more but probably not.
    -Berlin Philharmonic/Mozart Symphonies-I have a few versions of these symphonies already, probably not buying.
    -Van Cliburn-I have the RCA SACD's and really enjoy them, probably will buy.
    -Michala Petri-Any feedback on this one? It looks interesting but I can't say I'm a big flute/recorder fan. I'm not familiar with the artist.
    -Stutzmann sings Schumann-I don't do vocals (yet).
    -Barenboim/Schubert-I have several versions of these, probably not buying.
    -Gould/Beethoven & Bach-Buying both, I have very little Gould.
    -Bernstein/Beethoven-Just picked up the big Symphony box, not buying.
    -Bach-Choral-Aversion to vocals (I know I have to get over it)
    -Szell/Haydn-Have many versions of these symphonies, not buying.
    -Stern plays Beethoven-Buying this, want Piano Trios etc.
    -Munch-Probably buying it. I have my share of versions of these works but tough to pass up.
    -Maazel/Sibelius-Have a couple of Sibelius cycles, not buying.
    -Levine/Brahms-Have Symphonies-See vocal aversion
    -Leinsdorf/Prokofiev-This is one I wouldn't think of buying but might since it was praised here.
    -Galway/Flute-Here we go with the flute again. I may need convincing that I need it. It is an interesting cross section of composers. Twelve cd's is a lot of Flute.
    -Casadesus/Mozart-Have many versions but the praise for it here means I may get it.
    -Abado/Tchaikovsky-Have many versions of these, not buying.

    As you can see I'm trying to figure out my order and total the damage done. Any opinions, input is welcome. If there is an absolute classic must have that I'm not planning on buying that's the kind of thing I would like to know. If anybody happens to find a better price that would be surprising but welcome also. I have a feeling I will regret not jumping in right away on this one. Thanks for any opinion. info etc.
     
  8. Casino

    Casino Forum Resident

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    I'll vouch for this one myself. Have had it for about 6 months. Very competent.
     
  9. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

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    Pittsburgh, PA
    I bought it. I sold it. My imprint version, by Trevor Pinnock, kicks every other version's *** (IMO, of course). The sound quality was nice, though.
     
  10. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    South-Central NY
    Best invention since the Victrola!! :righton:
     
  11. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

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  12. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    South-Central NY
    Personal favorite recording of Mysterious Mountain thus far! :righton:

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  13. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    Thanx Jay I wasn't aware of this.
    I hafta be careful with buying Volumes.....I'll end up with redundancies big time.
    Since I have like 5 Tallis CD's already.
    But to someone thinking about adding the Tallis Scholars to their collection.....great opportunity!! :righton:
     
  14. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Fresno, California
    Oh yeah—where's the SACD?
     
  15. SBurke

    SBurke Nostalgia Junkie

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    Philadelphia, PA
    In all seriousness, the fact that it was a live performance entices me as well, as does Claudio Abbado, whom I admire above all other living conductors, though I haven't heard him in Russian music, I don't think.
     
  16. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    I've never seen one for this...don't think one was made?
    I gave like $5 for this one and it's good nuff for me!
     
  17. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    There is no SACD of this recording that I know of.
     
  18. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    I'm still honked off that the Living Stereo SACD series came to a dead halt. The one I really lust for is the "Iberia" program of Reiner/Chicago. I have a pristine mono Shaded Dog, but would love a SACD of Reiner's Debussy.
     
  19. mkolesa

    mkolesa Forum Resident

    I believe these are new masterings but haven't heard yet how they stack up. The one that's generated the most buzz is Sym #7 because the prior discs were sourced from transfers and EMI recently discovered the original tapes so it'll be a first release on disc for it.
     
  20. carledwards

    carledwards Forum Resident

    The original SD of that one is one of my favorites. It's sonically amazing.
     
  21. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    I know—I owned that edition of Iberia for a while as well.

    The Gold Seal CD transfer ain't half bad, but this recording deserves better.
     
  22. Casino

    Casino Forum Resident

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    Mozart Sonatas

    Looked at several collections, and from sound samples and listener comments, both of these are highly reviewed and seem like good choices. There are others, of course, but any recommendations as to choosing between these two?
     

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  23. Baron Von Talbot

    Baron Von Talbot Well-Known Member

    Take both, thy are both expert Mozart players.

    Below is a fantastic Mozart concert, but I type this still lifted above reality after listening to this album t high volme for the first time and WOW, just wow.
    Classical music as hood as it gets, superb playing, fantastic composition and outstanding orchestral wotld make this a 1 in a million recording, well maybe a 1 in a 5 hundred Ricardo Muti beats the well known Kiving Stereo reading by tn miles. That is romantic, this one is uplifting deep and larger than life - hard to believe these are the same notes !

    Below the promised MOZART CD Daniel Barenboim rules on this one - Also excellent 10 out of ten, the Resüighi gets 12 from 10..then
     

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  24. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    I don't know from Pires but Uchida is near Glenn Gould in her rigorous metrical regularity. Not bad at all but not for everybody. If I were to make a first choice, I'd probably go for DeLarrocha.
     
  25. Casino

    Casino Forum Resident

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    Thanks for the comments. I myself am more familiar with Uchida as I have other works by her. Very disciplined and polished. However, Pires sure sounds good from what I've heard - and FWIW, her set is praised to the skies on Amazon.
     
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