Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #4)

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  1. coopmv

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

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    zobalob could be right. The sound of many of these DVD's is quite stunning compared with the regular redbook CD's. I am tempted to rip the audio tracks to my hard-drive and burn them to CD's.
     
  2. RussellG

    RussellG Forum Resident

    There's a clacking noise quite prominent in parts of Vol. 3 - I assume it's part of the mechanics of the organ, which must have been closely miked? Have you heard anything like that on the ones you have?

    Apart from that, totally stunning sound...
     
  3. coopmv

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

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    Now playing disc 3, the last disc in the Symphonies Concertantes set by the Academy of St Martin with Iona Brown ...
     
  4. coopmv

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

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    I don't recall since I last heard mine at least 2 years ago. I have, however, heard clacking noise in this historical set of JS Bach Complete Organ Works performed by Helmut Walcha ...

    BTW, the set was mainly recorded in the 50's and all discs are monaural but the sound is quite stunning ...
     

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  5. zobalob

    zobalob Forum Resident

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    No, it's not, it can definitely handle 24/96 audio, as I said earlier, Neil young has issued several albums with a standard DVD having hi-res 24/96 audio.
    Here's a quick link I found through Google pertaining to a company releasing music in this format... http://www.uhfmag.com/Hi-res.html
    It's a pity that more use isn't made of this facility.
     
  6. RussellG

    RussellG Forum Resident

    You learn something every day :) I thought ordinary DVD players resampled all audio to 48khz - every one I've had has done that with CD Audio. These hi-res DVD's would be pretty few and far between I imagine?
     
  7. George P

    George P Only Love Can Make Love

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    I know that one lay use of this technology is with recording needledrops. They are said to more closely resemble the sound of the original LP. I haven't heard one as I am still a CD player only guy.
     
  8. zobalob

    zobalob Forum Resident

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    I would think that hi-res DVDs would be few and far between, as you say. It depends on whether the player can handle it, I would also think that most players from the past few years should be capable.
     
  9. coopmv

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

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  10. OE3

    OE3 Forum Resident

    Philips vinyl

    Today, I celebrated 83 degrees & sunny wintertime weather by consuming an armload of vintage sealed 'n mint, non-digitally-recorded Philips vinyl from the mid- to late-70's. Twenty-seven LP's total for under $175.

    Now playing:
    • Brahms: Serenade No. 1, Op. 11 in D Major - Kurt Masur/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.
      Orig. Philips 1981 LP.

    Up next:
    • Brahms: Violin Concerto - Salvatore Accardo (violin) with Kurt Masur/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.
      Orig. Philips 1979 LP, never heard Accardo before.

    Last:
    • Debussy: La Mer + Prelude a L'Apres-Midi d'un Faune + Rhapsodie pour Clarinette + Marche Ecossaise - Bernard Haitink/Concertgebouw Orchestra.
      Orig. Philips mid-70's LP.
     
  11. Jay F

    Jay F New Member Thread Starter

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    Philips LPs always sounded the best to me.
     
  12. Jay F

    Jay F New Member Thread Starter

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    I am in Mahler heaven with these new Gergiev SACDs. His 7 is a bit fast in the first Nachtmusic, but the others are just so wonderfully atmospheric. I'm really taken away to the places music takes you.

    I've seen a headline for a recent thread, something like, how do you picture the session for the music you're listening to, and I realized I don't actually picture recording sessions when I hear music. I'm taken to a far more impressionistic place, full of color and pictures that have no literal relationship to anything, really.

    There's a place in the above-mentioned first Nachtmusic of the M7, where I see different things flying slow-motion through space: Speedy Alka-Seltzer is wearing a smart little Infant of Prague outfit as he hurtles around the atmosphere; my dog Jasper, dead now nine years, is also out there in the imaginary visual space this music creates.

    How literally do any of you "see" your music?
     
  13. coopmv

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

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    Philips LP's easily make up 50% of my vinyl collection. They are often even better than DG's.
     
  14. Jay F

    Jay F New Member Thread Starter

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    That's very interesting to know. Sometimes I think I'm the only person who realizes, or even thinks about, these things. It has been my experience, however, that DG records can be very uneven in sound quality, at least when talking about the ones you can buy used today. I was not a classical listener (it made up less than 10% of my LP collection) until CDs came out, so most of my classical LP buying started in 1997, and I have never had many of them. The only label I would buy without hesitation is Philips.
     
  15. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    For LP, Philips has always had the least amount of surface noise compared with most other labels. I can play a Philips LP and do not hear more than 1 or 2 pops on a single side. LP's from the old CBS and Angel labels were the worst. Listening to those LP's was like living through mini fireworks. I am done with LP buying and have not bought any since 1988 or 1989. Yeah, I may leap for some if I see some NOS, but LP's are not for mail order in my book and I am not aware of any LP shops in CT.
     
  16. Jay F

    Jay F New Member Thread Starter

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    That's exactly my feeling, up to and including the fact that I don't want to buy any more classical LPs (I have only a precious few now, as I gave a lot away ten years ago). Surface noise is so much more noticeable on classical than on rock LPs. My biggest disappointment was buying the LB box set on the CBS Masterworks label (orange typeface, gray label). I didn't know records could sound that bad.

    I am now going to listen to some Beethoven 3rds. First up is HvK on the Galleria label (1977).
     
  17. coopmv

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

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    Calling it the nostalgia factor if I may. Listening to LP and watching the vinyl spinning away on the TT do bring back fond memories. That was the way people listened to music for decades prior to the introduction of CD to the masses. I avoided the "American pressing" LP's like a plague and the store manager at J&R Classical considered me a royal pain in the you know what for the frequency at which I returned my LP's for exchange. For CBS and Angel classical LP's, the pops and clicks came in a steady stream even if the LP's were bought brand-new. I can play a Philips LP I bought over 25 years ago and the surface noise remains minimal ...
     
  18. 5-String

    5-String Forum Resident

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    Paavo Jarvi's Beethoven 5 (RCA SACD) is one of the best performances of this symphony I 've heard in my life!!
     
  19. coopmv

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

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

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

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  22. coopmv

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

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    Now playing Beethoven 9th by Eugene Jochum and the RCO
     

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  23. coopmv

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

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  24. George P

    George P Only Love Can Make Love

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    I have all but the Rediscovered disc, which I intend to get. They are great choices, Stuart! The did not make my list because I usually prefer CDs with all one compser on them. In the case of Richter I make an exception, though.
     
  25. coopmv

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

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    I hear you. I generally prefer 1-composer CD's. However, I will make an exception for concerts or for some exceptional virtuoso ...
     
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