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Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #3)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by -Ben, Dec 7, 2008.

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  1. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    So we shouldn't send you a copy of Barbra's Christmas Album, or the Chipmunks? Or even Brenda Lee?
     
  2. George P

    George P Notable Member

    Location:
    NYC
    To not send me any pop Christmas songs would be a gift in and of itself. :D
     
  3. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    But Rumor and Fleetwood Mac is not exactly classical music even if it may be rock classics ... :winkgrin:
    My Rumor, both LP and CD have been collecting dust big-time.
     
  4. George P

    George P Notable Member

    Location:
    NYC
    I meant to say that I have no love for non-classical Christmas music, of course.

    So it's not just a rumor? :D
     
  5. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    My non-classical collection is quite modest. I think I have under 400 CD's and LP's. This number is miniscule compared with my collection in classical.
     
  6. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I actually do not like pop Christmas songs either. I prefer to listen to Messiah or Christmas Oratorio.
     
  7. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    NYC
    Whaddya think of it?

    Have you listened to the clarinet quintet yet? Are you familiar with it?
     
  8. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    It is a change of pace for me. From symphonic to baroque to chamber, the ensemble gets smaller and smaller. I am still most comfortable with baroque. At any rate, there are some very delightful movements to the pieces in this set I quite enjoy. The clarinet quintet is the 4th and next CD, which I have not got to yet. Can't wait to find out how it sounds.
     
  9. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I will be pulling this CD out from the shelf in a few days.
     

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  10. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    George, You have this set?
     

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  11. George P

    George P Notable Member

    Location:
    NYC
    Yes. Got it last year.
     
  12. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I bought all the works separately in the 90's.
     
  13. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Here is another CD I will play over the Christmas ...
     

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  14. George P

    George P Notable Member

    Location:
    NYC
    I thought they were too expensive for me and held out for something cheaper. I got lucky. :)
     
  15. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I have mixed feelings about the mega-packs. While they cost less, they are also not packaged as nicely as the singles.
     
  16. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I almost forgot about this Praetorius Christmas CD. I have no doubt I only played this CD once.
     

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  17. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I will also watch at least one of these 2 DVD's on JS Bach Christmas Oratorio I have ...
    I love that atmosphere that I can feel by watching the video ...
     

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  18. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Consider yourself so gifted. I am currently not sending you "Peace on Earth/The Little Drummer Boy" from a "Broadway Cares" Christmas CD.
     
  19. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Jay, I am now enjoying the monaural Helmut Walcha's complete JS Bach Organ Works recorded in the 40's and 50's. The set sounds nice even though it is not stereo. It was a major bargain - under $20. I am still astounded by how someone who became blind at age 19 could become such a great organist.
     

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  20. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I'm going to wait and buy the stereo one. I got an Amazon gift card, and I haven't figured out what I want to buy with it yet. I was leaning towards knives and/or other kitchen stuff, though what I really want, a Sabatier carbon steel knife, isn't something I can get from Amazon, so that puts Walcha back on the list. But there's also that Kinks box set, though it includes their later stuff, which doesn't interest me.
     
  21. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I thought both you and Bill have this Walcha's stereo set. At any rate, I will probably get the stereo set after the New Year. When it comes to classical masterpieces, I always have multiple versions.
     
  22. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I've only had Walcha on LP, which I no longer own. I sold a lot of stuff when I moved ten years ago, including my (relatively few) classical LPs.
     
  23. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    When I moved from NYC to Poughkeepsie in the 80's, I moved every LP I owned. I had 40 cartons of LP's when I moved then.
     
  24. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I'm the opposite of a pack rat, whatever that might be called. I have a need to edit my possessions every so often, or it feels as if they own me.
     
  25. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I just ordered the set from Newbury Comics, which is selling the set for $55.99 while Amazon is asking for $86.49. I do not pass up a bargain like this.
     
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