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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. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing: Beethoven Concerto No. 5 in E flat Major "Emperor"
    Colin Davis and Stephen Kovacevich London Symphony Orchestra
     

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  2. Here is another one I have on CD.

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    Jean-Francois Paillard conducting a Chamber Orchestra featuring Lily Laskine, harp, Christian Larde, flute and Jacques Chambon, oboe performing Japanese Melodies.

    Musicians:
    Orchestre De Chambre
    Jean-Francois Paillard, conducter
    Liliy Laskine, harp
    Christian Larde, flute
    Jacques Chambon, oboe
     
  3. George P

    George P It Will Be Worth It

    Location:
    NYC
    Never noticed that the reflection in the lid of the piano is Beethoven. VERY cool.

    I never got that CD set, instead I got the newer EMI full cycle. I don't think I made the right choice. :shake:
     
  4. I'm just noticing it now - very cool indeed.
     
  5. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I have the original recording on LP and have known the playing style of Stephen Kovacevich for some times.
     
  6. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Which EMI full cycle? The one with Otto Klemperer?
     
  7. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Has anyone ever seen a CD of Vladimir Horowitz performing the Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto with Fritz Reiner and the CSO? I have the LP, which is not in the usual pristine condition most of my other LP's are in.
     
  8. Bogey

    Bogey Spy Vinyl User

    Location:
    Colorado
    Might have missed it Stuart. How have you been enjoying the Bach organ set?
     
  9. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Bill, I really have enjoyed the monaural set of Walcha's JS Bach Organ Works. Even though most of the recordings were done in the 40's and the 50's, the sound is surprisingly clean so far and the remastering is quite good. For under $20, this set cannot be beat. I also ordered the Walcha's stereo set yesterday from Newbury Comics through Amazon at a great price. Thanks for bringing up Walcha. I have largely forgotten the few Walcha's recordings on LP I have, though I think they may be harpsichord music instead of organ music. The most amazing aspect of Walcha's life was he became blind at 19, yet he managed to make all these great recordings and was teacher to many American organists.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmut_Walcha
     
  10. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    John,

    What version of Mendelssohn Octet for Strings do you have?
     
  11. Bogey

    Bogey Spy Vinyl User

    Location:
    Colorado
    Glad to hear it Stuart.

    Earlier:

    Pavarotti
    Arias
    Decca 499 953-2 West Germany pressing

    ('71, '73, & '74)
     
  12. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
  13. Bogey

    Bogey Spy Vinyl User

    Location:
    Colorado
    Honneger
    Symphony No. 2
    BPO/HvK
    DG 112729
    1972
     
  14. It is included on this sampler. I have a few in this series but unfortunately not the one below.

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    Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major ("Emperor"), Op. 73
    Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performed by RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
    with Vladimir Horowitz
    Conducted by Fritz Reiner
     
  15. Bogey

    Bogey Spy Vinyl User

    Location:
    Colorado
    If I recall correctly, some discs from this series go for a pretty penny.
     
  16. I was very surprised to see that as well. I had bought mine when they came out and thought about adding some titles but depending on the title they now go for quite a bit. :sigh:
     
  17. Bogey

    Bogey Spy Vinyl User

    Location:
    Colorado
    Mahler
    Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"
    LSO/Bernstein
    Sony SM2K 47573
    1973-1974


    Good morning.
     
  18. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    NYC
    Two -

    One from the Vienna Octet:

    http://www.amazon.com/Mendelssohn-O...=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1228831798&sr=1-2

    but purchased years ago when it was available domestically. The Beethoven Septet (4 strings 3 winds) involves the same musicians as on the Schubert; the Mendelssohn requires 8 string players and was recorded more than 10 years later, so I doubt there was very much personnel overlap.

    and this from the Cleveland:

    http://www.amazon.com/Mendelssohn-O...r_1_10?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1228831905&sr=1-10

    I'd recommend the first if you can find it at a reasonable price.

    By the way, sticking with my clarinet theme, the Grand Partita K 361 pictured above features some lovely writing for the clarinet, as do K. 375 and K. 388 (both wind serenades).
     
  19. George P

    George P It Will Be Worth It

    Location:
    NYC
    No the solo Beethoven sonatas with Kovacevich.
     
  20. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Hi, Bill. The 1963 version on with the NYPO has much better sound quality (Sony SM2K 63159). The DG version is my favorite 2 of all Mahler Seconds.
     
  21. darkmatter

    darkmatter Gort Astronomer Staff

    Played this one earlier, One of my favourite pieces on an original 1982 Japan pressed CBS CD
     

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  22. darkmatter

    darkmatter Gort Astronomer Staff

    This one is good, where was your disc pressed?
     
  23. darkmatter

    darkmatter Gort Astronomer Staff

    I haven't listened to this DG version, which conductor?
     
  24. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

    Location:
    Sunshine State
    Hey guys,
    does anyone has this LP? If so, can you tell me how does your copy sound?

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    I got it recently, just listened to it and it sounds kind of muddy. I have the XRCD which is very bright. I am just curious did I get a bad copy?
     
  25. Bogey

    Bogey Spy Vinyl User

    Location:
    Colorado

    Funny you mentioned this, Jay. I thought it sounded 50'ish when playing it. I will look around for the '63. However, as darkmatter pointed out, the performance is excellent IMO. Not too brassy, which sometimes Lenny can be for me. My pressing is from the U.S. It is the Royal Edition with paintings from Prince Charles.
     
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