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Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #42)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Nov 2, 2012.

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  1. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Continued from here

    Welcome! :wave:

    This thread (and the 41 that have preceded it) is for all things that relate to Classical Music. Feel free to post what you're listening to, recordings you recommend, recent classical purchases, classical concerts, discuss classical works, classical composers, classical performers, etc.

    Beginners are especially welcome. Feel free to post any questions that you may have about classical music and/or classical recordings. This includes requests for recommendations for recordings of particular works/composers, etc. We have lots of friendly, respectful and knowledgeable members who will be glad to help you out.

    And as always, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to all of the regulars (you know who you are) that continue to make this thread an enjoyable, civilized and informative experience! You guys are still the best! :righton:
     
  2. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Rosen sounds more animated in the opening and scherzo of Beethoven's 31st sonata than in his remake a few years later.
     

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  3. RiRiIII

    RiRiIII Forum Resident

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  4. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

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    You 're right, I found the information online, the concert that I had been was in 1999 and apparently he played Schumann, Chopin, and Ravel.
    D@mn, my memory cells are pathetic!

    Nice review BTW.
     
  5. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Now enjoying the Brahms Piano Quartet 2 for the first time.

    Up next, Cello Sonata 1 from this CD:

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  6. Tangledupinblue

    Tangledupinblue Forum Resident

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    Is that another first time Brahms listen? One of my favourite early(-ish) Brahms works.
     
  7. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    No, I have a number of other performances of those works (Serkin/Rostropovich, Backhaus/Fournier and Ax/Ma.) Love 'em!
     
  8. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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    Perfect time of the year for Brahms chamber music.
     
  9. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Yeah and the nice part is that a lot if it is brand new to me!
     
  10. Scott Wheeler

    Scott Wheeler Forum Resident

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    George, thanks for the recommendation on the Zimmerman Chopin I. Turns out it is the favorite of a certain friend of mine.
     
  11. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    You mean the Chopin Piano Concertos with the Polish Festival Orchestra?
     
  12. Casagrande

    Casagrande Forum Resident

    Got this today, and enjoying it quite a lot:

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  13. Scott Wheeler

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    yeah, the ones Zimmerman conducted as well as played.
     
  14. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Now listening to some historical performances of Beethoven sonatas by Paderewski, Gieseking, Kempff, Backhaus, Arrau, Moiseiwitsch and Horowitz. Great transfers and many unique performances! Like Kempff's 1943 Op. 31/3. Man, this one has some youthful pep missing from his two later recordings of this work for DG.
     
  15. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    As luck would have it, just yesterday I started editing my set of the Moritz Rosenthal performance of this work. Very peculiar layout: a mix of 10" and 12" records, all stored in a 12" album with nothing but 12" sleeves; those for the smaller records are glued inside to yield a smaller pocket. Mixed size sets were uncommon to begin with, but this is the only one I've encountered that modified 12" sleeves instead of binding 10" sleeves into the album for the 10" records. George, I think you mentioned playing a commercial dub of this set a while back. Does your copy happen to specify the recording date? A cursory glance online yielded 1930, but the orchestral part of the recording sounds older to my ear, and I'm wondering if 1930 was a release year for a recording that had sat on the shelf for a while.
     
  16. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Rec. Nov 1930/Mar 1931. Parlophone R 902-4/E 11113/4
     
  17. Was able to crank this one up yesterday. Love Debussy

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  18. RiRiIII

    RiRiIII Forum Resident

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    This Serkin-Slava DG is a masterpiece. These are my preferred chamber works by Brahms.
     
  19. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

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    I have a lot of respect for Andante not only for their choice of music and performers but also for the sound quality of their releases. I don't have the cd that you mentioned, George, but I have quite a few other recordings from Andante and have never been disappointed.
     
  20. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

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    Lol, would you believe it? I just finished playing Undercurrent!!!!

    Anyway, ditto on Debussy.
     
  21. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Yeah, they do great work.
     
  22. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    So now I need to read some Peanuts. :laugh:
     
  23. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

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  24. OE3

    OE3 Forum Resident

    Re Andante
    Same studio, L'Art du Son, does all EMI France classical boxed sets.
     
  25. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Interesting, given the compression I found recently on the EMI France Poulenc piano box.
     
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