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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. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Wolfram, I think you are the second member at this corner owning this box. Congrats. :righton:
     
  2. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing the following CD - more early music, a recent arrival for a first listen ...

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  3. Hamhead

    Hamhead The Bear From Delaware

    I just picked up the 22-LP Funk & Wagnals set for a good price, a nice selection of basic repertoire.
    Does anybody know what labels issued this material originally?
     
  4. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    Found a great photo of Arrau and wanted to share it:

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  5. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Wow! Photo was from the 1940's?
     
  6. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    I'm not sure, but that sounds about right.
     
  7. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

    Location:
    Nashville,TN
    i have maybe 8-10 of them & i know quite a few were from Vox.
     
  8. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

    Location:
    Nashville,TN
    Vox/Turnabout TV 34081S.a work from 1954 for alto & an instrumental
    sextet which features famed flutist/flautist Gazzelloni.the percussion,which
    includes xylorimba & vibraphone,sounds pretty good on this.some nice
    "modern" sounds.released in the mid-60s,it has a $2 price sticker from our
    local hi-fi shop which finally closed a few years ago.
     

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  9. John S

    John S Forum Resident

    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    Good morning!

    That Turnabout record label brings back some fond memories ...
     
  10. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
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    Finally got a copy of this. The more I hear this pianist, the more I love his work.
     
  11. RiRiIII

    RiRiIII Forum Resident

    Location:
    Athens, Greece
    The second recording of one of the 20th century's masterpieces, that has attained its place in the repertoire. Congratulations!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_marteau_sans_maître

    First 2 commercially released recordings:

    "1. Late 50's recording with the ensemble of the Domaine musical, originally
    released on the French label Vega and in the States on Westminster. Never to
    my knowledge reissued on CD. Mezzo: Marie-Thérèse Cahn

    2. Early 60's recording with the ensemble of the Domaine musical, originally
    released on Adès and in the States on Turnabout. For a while it was available
    on an Adès CD. Mezzo: Jeanne Deroubaix"
     
  12. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    Columbus, OH
    Hindemith's was first and foremost a violist. It was he who was soloist at the premiere of William Walton's viola concerto in 1929. He was also fairly proficient with every instument in the orchestra. He could dash off new music as fast as his hand could write the notes...maybe not all of it great but all of it good.

    His Symphony: Mathis der Maler is a 20th century masterpiece.
     
  13. wolfram

    wolfram Slave to the rhythm

    Location:
    Berlin, Germany
    BTW, after all the positive input from you guys, I ordered the Takács set of Beethoven's piano sonatas at amazon.com marketplace (only to find that the price dropped another $12 a few hours later :realmad:). If someone else is considering this set here, you can get it for around $68 now at amazon.com. Really a bargain considering how much it is at other places (or countries). But the price is changing every few hours.

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  14. RiRiIII

    RiRiIII Forum Resident

    Location:
    Athens, Greece
    I had forgotten how much I love these pioneering recordings!! Highly recommended:

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  15. RiRiIII

    RiRiIII Forum Resident

    Location:
    Athens, Greece
    I listened this morning to Michelangeli's performance of Grieg's piano cto issued by BBC Legends as a single CD and as part of a budget priced 3-CD set. What power, confidence, authority combined with genuine romantic poetry and passion. Is this the definitive reading?

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    Grieg

    Piano Concerto

    New Philharmonia Orchestra / Rafael Frübeck de Burgos

    Royal Festival Hall, London, 17th June 1965
     
  16. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    So good, so good, so good.
     
  17. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    A great double disc set from one of the greats.
     
  18. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    The competition is unusually stiff for that work, as every pianist seems to have recorded it. I must have over a dozen Grieg PC recordings.
     
  19. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    Do you know how much of that set is unique to it?
     
  20. mkolesa

    mkolesa Forum Resident

    for me it's one of the great ones! i remember when it was first released the reviewer pointed out a small smudge in the opening descending salvo which was completely uncharacteristic of michalangeli, perfectionist that he was. and then they went on to say that it's almost as if that moment spurred him on to greater heights. anyway, we'll never know, but you're right that the performance itself is completely white hot!
     
  21. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    I am totally unqualified to answer that. It is the only disc of recordings by him that I own. :o
     
  22. Growl

    Growl Member

    Location:
    South of France
    I'm done for at least two months, ordering the following discs on Amazon.co.uk and fr :

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    Broke, but happy.
     
  23. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Retailed for $1.99 back in the mid to late 70's ... :winkgrin:
     
  24. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Is Vox still around?
     
  25. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I only have 7 of Moiseiwitsch's CD's so far and they are all on Naxos Historical. Just like recordings by S. Richter, I expect to have more of his recordings on the shelf in the future.
     
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