Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #22)

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  1. Bronth

    Bronth Active Member

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  2. Bronth

    Bronth Active Member

    Location:
    Riga, Latvia
    I have many recordings by Jando in the 87CD box set of the complete Beethoven works issued in Germany. They were licensed from Naxos, and generally I find them more than acceptable if not truly exceptional. The sound is good too. :wave:

    But it's the complete set of Bartok piano concertos where Jando abandons his semi-routine approach and really smokes. :edthumbs:
     
  3. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    His Beethoven is OK..his Bartok is great. :agree:
     
  4. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    Some of Jando's Beethoven I find interesting. I like his Bartok. Also I think some of Jando's Haydn piano sonatas are definitely worthwhile.
     
  5. Casino

    Casino Forum Resident

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    I think Jando's recordings of LvB's Bagatelles and Dances are excellent. Seems "right in the groove" on these lighter pieces.
     
  6. wolfram

    wolfram Slave to the rhythm

    Location:
    Berlin, Germany
    Thanks for the link. I just listened to it and enjoyed it a lot. Beautiful music.

    Does anyone know any of these three recordings and knows if one of them is recommendable?


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    All three are pretty cheap on amazon.de and I have to place an order anyway.

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  7. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing CD3 - Polonaises , Fantaisie and Barcarolle, etc from this set for a first listen ...

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  8. George P

    George P Letting Go Thread Starter

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    The Naxos one is in my collection and is recommendable. Mine was only $3.99
     
  9. coopmv

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

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    Are these 2 CD's any good?

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  10. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

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    listened tonight to an Angel 45 rpm lp from 1979:pictures At An Exhibition/Philadelphia
    Orchestra/Riccardo Muti,SS-45004.no credit for producer or engineer,but mastering was
    by Ken Perry at Capitol Records Studios,Hollywood.sound was nice & clear,but somehow
    thin & not very satisfying.i haven't heard the 33 rpm or cd versions.i do have several of
    Muti's Philadelphia recordings on cd & they sound better than this.the 45 rpm lp does not
    include The Firebird.
     

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  11. OE3

    OE3 Forum Resident

    Tonight's vinyl haul, most stone mint or on the cusp.
    • Liszt: Sonata in B Minor, Funerailles + Schumann: Toccata, Op. 7, Arabesque, etc. - Vladimir Horowitz [EMI Pathe Marconi 1982?, 'References' historical series, recorded 1932-1934, transfers effected by Keith Hardwick from original metal parts]
    • Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1*, Hungarian Fantasia*, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 - Arthur de Greef; Sir Landon Ronald/Royal Albert Hall Orchestra* [Opal/Pearl 1977, early 1920's acoustic sides by one of Liszt's pupils, Opal was the imprint of Pearl for historical acoustic and early electrical recordings]
    • Liszt: Organ Works - Daniel Chorzempa [Philips 1972, outstanding audiophile recording]
      -Præludium und Fuge über B.A.C.H.
      -Trauerode
      -Evocation à la Chapelle Sixtine
      -Tu es Petrus
    • Mahler: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection' - Oscar Fried/Berlin State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Cathedral Choir (chorusmaster: Hugo Rudel) with Gertrud Bindernagel (sop) and Emmi Leisner (con) [Opal/Pearl 1983, 2LP gatefold, first microgroove issue of oldest Resurrection on disk, acoustically recorded in 1923-24 for Polydor 69681/91 -- complete performance on 22 sides]
    • Mahler: Symphony No. 4 - James Levine/Chicago Symphony Orchestra with Judith Blegen (sop) [RCA Red Seal 1975, Recording engineer: Paul Goodman]
    • Mahler: Symphony No. 9 - Carlo Maria Giulini/Chicago Symphony Orchestra [DG 1977, 2LP boxed set]
    • Mahler: Das Lied von Der Erde - Kathleen Ferrier (con); Julius Patzak (tenor); Bruno Walter/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra [Richmond/London 1968, recorded 1950, 7A/8B matricies, Richmond was budget imprint for Decca in USA -- not bad sound, but I'm sure the 78's of this are killer]
    • Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 + Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme By Thomas Tallis - Dmitri Mitropoulos/The Strings of the New York Philharmonic [Odyssey/Columbia 1977, stereo reissue of MS 6007 (1958?), full-bodied sound, love the Odyssey reissues]
    • Walton: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra + Hindemith: 'Der Schwanendreher' (Concerto for Viola and Small Orchestra)* - William Primrose; Sir Malcolm Sargent/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and John Pritchard/Columbia Chamber Orchestra* [Odyssey/Columbia 1979, late 40's/early 50's mono recordings, sounds like both from tape]
     
  12. OE3

    OE3 Forum Resident

    Those Angel 45's are stinkers, IMHO. I don't think the mastering is that great, and the disks...never been able to find an acceptable copy to even want to bring home for proper audition. Tonight I listened to Tennstedt's late 70's Mahler 1 with LPO on Angel 45, stone mint (like everything else I bought, no scuffs, looked unplayed, no spindle marks, jacket perfect and unfaded). Played bad, way too much noise for a practically new LP. Btw, that Muti you checked out is available on Mofi LP.
     
  13. yasujiro

    yasujiro Forum Resident

    Location:
    tokyo
    Yes. His The Rite of Spring with Philadelphia orchestra sounds terrific. It's on par with the Solti's legendary Decca recording.
     
  14. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

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    Nashville,TN
    this one wasn't very noisy-just "tinny" sounding.on the other hand,the photo
    of a very spiffy Maestro Muti is worth the 99 cents i paid.right now i'm listening to another from the series:Rostropovich conducting the Orchestre
    de Paris in Capriccio espagnole,the Ruslan and Ludmila Overture & Night on
    Bald Mountain.quiet & with better sound.seems to be cut at a higher volume
    level.
     

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  15. zeno333

    zeno333 New Member

    Location:
    Orlando, Florida
    His "Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor 'Quasi Una Fantasia' Op. 27, No. 2 'Moonlight'" compared to....Emil Gilels version on Deutsche Grammophon.
    I also love Jandos' Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 'Pathetique', and his Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59, "Fur Elise".
     
  16. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    Columbus, OH
    I have what appears to be the original of the Davis. I have not felt the need to replace this version.
     

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  17. wolfram

    wolfram Slave to the rhythm

    Location:
    Berlin, Germany
    Thank you both. I think I will go for the Naxos then , simply because there is more music on it. :)
     
  18. George P

    George P Letting Go Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    Great Pianists on Piano Playing, by James Francis Cooke can be read here for free.

    It contains interviews with Wilhelm Bachaus, Harold Bauer, Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler, Ferruccio Busoni, Leopold Godowsky, Josef Hofmann, Vladimir de Pachmann and Rachmaninoff.

    I haven't read it yet, but wanted to share it with you guys.

    I hope everyone is well. :wave:
     
  19. wolfram

    wolfram Slave to the rhythm

    Location:
    Berlin, Germany
    I'm great because I'm just listening to the 2nd movement of Beethoven's 7th on this disc.

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    And I especially love that movement a lot lately. :love:

    (Of course I'm listening to the rest as well.)
     
  20. wolfram

    wolfram Slave to the rhythm

    Location:
    Berlin, Germany
    And I ordered the Naxos Fauré. :goodie:
     
  21. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    west of sun valley
    Thank you George, for linking us to that book. I want to read it. If any of you are amateur pianists, Charles Cooke has a book called Playing the Piano for Pleasure that has some tips for the 'hobbyist'.
     
  22. George P

    George P Letting Go Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    Cool. I am also listening to Beethoven on this warm, full mooned evening. Op. 59/1 to be precise. :righton:
     
  23. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing CD4 - Ballades and Scherzos, etc from this set for a first listen ...

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  24. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Just placed an order on the following CD's this evening ...

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  25. Scott Wheeler

    Scott Wheeler Forum Resident

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    whose version?
     
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