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Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #29)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Sep 5, 2011.

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  1. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    Continued from here

    Welcome! :wave:

    This thread (and the 28 that have preceded it) is for all things that relate to Classical Music. Feel free to post what you're listening to, recordings you recommend, recent classical purchases, classical concerts, discuss classical works, classical composers, classical performers, etc.

    Beginners are especially welcome. Feel free to post any questions that you may have about classical music and/or classical recordings. This includes requests for recommendations for recordings of particular works/composers, etc. We have lots of friendly and knowledgeable members who will be glad to help you out.

    And as always, I would like to offer my sincere gratitude to all of the regulars (you know who you are) that have made this such and enjoyable and informative experience thus far! You guys are still the best!
     
  2. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    George,

    Are you familiar with the ARCHIPEL label? Here are a few recordings by S. Richter I found on the Qualiton website ...

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  3. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    That is the sole CD I have in my collection on that label. I have the Beethoven sonata on Melodiya as well, the sound is very simliar, though the Melodiya sounds a bit less processed. The Archipel CD says "ADD MONO 24bit 96kHz."

    Aren't CDs 16 bits? :confused:
     
  4. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    No. The Decca Legends series of CD's are billed as 24/96.
     
  5. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    George, Are you familiar with this pianist?

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  6. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

    Location:
    South-Central NY
    Man with all these different recording labels and such....
    Person could go nutz researching all that's out there! :pineapple:
     
  7. coopmv

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

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    Time to grab that Annie Fischer's Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas set from Qualiton? I bought mine from Amazon a few years ago ...
     
  8. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    South-Central NY
    Bunch of us missed it last year @ less than $60 shipped from Importcds.com.

    Sucked big time......I wanted it then but it sold out FAST!!
     
  9. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    I think it was ImportCD. But did anyone actually get it?
     
  10. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    South-Central NY
    Dunno...nobody really said one way or the other???
     
  11. Edgard Varese

    Edgard Varese Royale with Cheese

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    That would just be the bit depth and frequency range for the mastering stage. A redbook cd can't be anything more than 16/44.1
     
  12. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Yeah, that's what I thought.
     
  13. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    First spin of this 2CD set.
     
  14. Jim B.

    Jim B. Forum Resident

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    UK
    http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/Decca/4782826

    The Decca Sound 50 cd box set (seems quite good value on Amazon)

    "A limited-edition 50-CD set of legendary recordings celebrating the world-renowned DECCA sound.

    Classic-status pioneering stereo recordings from the past 55 years and starring a galaxy of internationally-acclaimed artistic talent.

    Each CD is presented in a sleeve with original cover art.

    Where an original release may have been of short duration due to limitations of the LP a bonus work featuring the same artists has been added.

    A 200-page booklet documents the development of stereo recording as it developed in the 1950s through to modern digital recordings; there is an article on Decca artists and repertory with particular reference to the artists featured in the set.

    Full recording information on each disc is included and there are numerous photographs."
     
  15. celticbob

    celticbob Forum Resident

    Never got into Classical but my friend Sean Kelly has released 3 guitar CD's that are Classical influenced. His new one is coming out next week (13th) and is really good IMO. Here is a small clip of Sean with a sample of the music. What do you guys think?
    b.

    http://youtu.be/n7iGVK-IadI
     
  16. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

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    Pittsburgh, PA
    I did not get the $60 Annie Fischer Beethoven box set from importcd. They backed out.
     
  17. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

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    Pittsburgh, PA
    Schubert's "cycle of terrifying songs," this version featuring a female voice and the anxiety-enhancing drone of the hurdy gurdy. Winter's Coming music for the Summer's Over holiday.
     

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  18. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

    Location:
    South-Central NY
    Hummm that's like....false advertizing isn't it?
    I know I ordered one and they gave a rash of crap from what I remember.
    Something to the effect that they goofed or the like.
    I guess online stores don't have the "we marked as -- and we hafta sell it to ya for that" policy.
     
  19. Yehudi Menuhin / Carlo Maria Giulini - Brahms: Violin Concerto, Symphony No 4 - 2 CDs
    Serpahim - EMI Holland - 1955

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    Another local thrift store find, a while back, for 50¢.
     
  20. Jim B.

    Jim B. Forum Resident

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    The law is I think that they can withdraw from the sale until they actually charge your card. That's why Amazon rarely honour a mis-price if it's a big mistake, as they don't charge until shipped.
     
  21. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Bait-and-switch? The best price I have seen the Annie Fischer's set was close to $100.
     
  22. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    Now playing CD2 - works of Pelham Humfrey from the following set for a first listen ...

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  23. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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    NYC
    OK - I'll bite. The label shows three conductors (Kempe, Kubelik and Giulini) for two works. Do two of them do two movements of the symphony apiece?

    :D

    I have the Perlman/Giulini/CSO recording of the Brahms on a Spotify playlist, but I haven't listened to it yet. Their Beethoven was a standout though.

    By the way, is that an Sony 775. Mine outlasted my 555 ES.
     
  24. You guys might want to check out today's Sony Legacy Pop Market offer

    VLADIMIR HOROWITZ - ORIGINAL JACKETS BOXSET
    For $37.99, originally $99.98, on amazon marketplace $54.

    This is the 10CD edition.

    http://t.fans.sonymusicemail.com/r/?id=hdc1e320,8bd4c67,8cb0689

    I got the large box set and will pass, but I like this edition.
     
  25. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    Now playing CD1 from the following twofer for a first listen ...

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