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Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #34)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Feb 8, 2012.

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  1. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Marston has 2 piano rolls in the set, but in the notes says that they did a poor job of presenting his art.
     
  2. ShallowMemory

    ShallowMemory Classical Princess

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    GB
    Playing today:
    Walton: Viola & Violin Concert
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra cod. André Previn with Nigel Kennedy
    1987 Emi/Angel cd before the 'Monster' period of his (NK's) fame.

    Holst orchestral works inc Beni Mora and Somerset Rhapsody.
    Royal Scottish National Orchestra cond David Lloyd-Jones
    Rather good 1998 Naxos (8.553696) cd of his under appreciated orchestral works with very wide dynamic range
     
  3. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    west of sun valley
    I bought this to hear In The South conducted by Constantin Silvestri, which is reputed to be one of the best versions. It has pretty good sound from 1967, engineer Stuart Eltham. The rest of disc 1 is Elgar's Symphony No. 1 conducted by Barbirolli , Philharmonia Orchestra, engineer Harold Davidson, 1962. This has even better sound, just wonderful.

    From a series, British Composers
    Elgar: Symphonies 1 & 2; In The South; Serenade for Strings.
    Barbirolli; Silvestri; Del Mar.
    EMI 50999 9 68924 2 8 [2009]

    InTheSouthElgar (2).jpg
     
  4. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    Columbus, OH
    Love the snippit of The Fair Field on Amazon. I will probably order this one soon. Thanks for the link. :wave:
     
  5. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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  6. ron p

    ron p Active Member

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    USA
    Several hours of bliss today listening to the Pablo Casals Original Jacket Collection. I somehow overlooked this one and just recently bought it for $23.95 delivered from Amazon Marketplace (Import Cds). I just checked and it's still available at that price. You get ten cd's of live Casals performances. Nine are from the Prades/Perpignan festivals in the early 50's. The tenth disc is a 1961 white house performance. All are mono but sound better than any Casals that I can think of.

    It's quite a set of performances. Complete Beethoven Cello Sonatas and more with Rudolf Serkin. Piano Trios w/Istomin & Schneider and Hess and Stern. Schumann Concerto with Ormandy etc. The Prades Festival boxes on the Music & Arts label have been a long time favorite.
     
  7. OE3

    OE3 Forum Resident

    Mono

    Now playing a minty-looks-untouched mono white label promo of Bernstein's 1964 Mahler 2 with NYPO [Columbia M2L 295]. Any of our resident LP experts know if this is a dedicated mono mix or a fold-down? Released October 1964.
     
  8. Claude

    Claude Senior Member

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    Luxembourg
    I doubt they were doing dedicated mono mixes for classical releases in 1964
     
  9. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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  10. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    South-Central NY
    I couldn't tell ya.
    I wasn't out and about (born) till Feb 1965! :laugh:
     
  11. *Zod*

    *Zod* So, this is planet Houston

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    New England
    most likely from that period the original was stereo. Few mono classical recordings carried on much past 1960
     
  12. canzld

    canzld Forum Resident

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    Toronto, Canada
    Hello everybody - new lurker here :wave:.

    Despite the fact I probably have hundreds of mono LPs, I'd never stopped to engage my brain and consider they might not be true mono recordings - which as kind of dumb as I am well aware many recordings were available in both m and s. My question - is there any essential difference between the two above. I assume the dedicated mix is multiple microphones mixed into one channel, the second, two channels mixed to one - so in the end, does it really matter?
     
  13. Tom Campbell

    Tom Campbell Forum Resident

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    Boston, MA
    IMO, it often doesn't. Single-microphone mono recordings from the '50s often do have a purity and clarity that is unmatched by mix-down monos. But once you get to recordings of the mid- to late-'50s made with three or (eventually many more) more microphones, both the stereo and mono versions of the resultant album are mix-downs of multi-track tapes.
     
  14. Tangledupinblue

    Tangledupinblue Forum Resident

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    London, UK
    Anyone heard of this pianist? I'd have thought Google would have returned more hits; there isn't even a Wikipedia article on her.

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    More about her here:
    http://www.impulse-music.co.uk/brownridge.htm

    All the pieces are wonderful, but the main highlights for me are the unjustly rarely heard delightful Venezia e Napoli and particularly the Ballade, which is easily as good as any of Chopin's - dark, brooding, lyrical, visionary with a triumphant but ultimately peaceful close - the quintessence of Liszt's piano music at its finest.
     
  15. darkmatter

    darkmatter Gort Astronomer Staff

    Now spinning :)

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  16. Rmac58

    Rmac58 Member

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    Hopewell, VA USA
    ^ I'm a fan of Messiaen, but am not familiar with that work.

    Tangled… no, I haven't heard of her either.

    Currently on the player is:

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  17. *Zod*

    *Zod* So, this is planet Houston

    Location:
    New England
    KILLER CD....a Desert Island classical selection for sure, and must hear for fans of the ondes Martenot
     
  18. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    Columbus, OH
    "disquisition"....love it! I always look forward to your posts.

    And trust me, I know all about mistaken keystrokes.
     
  19. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    I have not heard of her.
     
  20. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Welcome! :wave:
     
  21. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Another reminder of the current blind listening thread:

     
  22. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Casals and Serkin - a winning combination!
     
  23. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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