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Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #44)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Jan 5, 2013.

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  1. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    How is this van Cliburn set? Your comment, George?

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  2. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    Haven't ordered it, as I am not a fan of the pianist.
     
  3. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Not a total surprise, as I have always thought he might be somewhat overrated ...
     
  4. Tangledupinblue

    Tangledupinblue Forum Resident

    Location:
    London, UK
    Still, my point stands. You have four holidays during the winter, one during the spring (or two because I believe educational institutions and most federal employees have Good Friday off?), one during the summer and two during the autumn and they're all nicely spread apart. We have three in the winter, four in the spring and only one in the summer (and that during normally the coolest and wettest part of the season), our only holiday in seven months before Christmas! No wonder too many workers here suffer from stress and overwork...
     
  5. sgb

    sgb Senior Member

    Location:
    Baton Rouge
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    I just finished listening to this, a recording that was recommended to me by a friend in NJ. He was right.
     
  6. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I don't think Good Friday is a national holiday in the US. It is a holiday for the stock market - perhaps it is a day of atonement for their unrelenting greed ...
     
  7. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    No picture.
     
  8. sgb

    sgb Senior Member

    Location:
    Baton Rouge
    Fixed
     
  9. sgb

    sgb Senior Member

    Location:
    Baton Rouge
    It's not, and it should be noted that ONLY Federal employees have the benefit of getting some of the official (Federal) holidays off — Veterans Day comes to mind. I was shocked to see that my bank was actually opened for Mardi Gras this year, as they have always been closed in the past. They have been taken over recently by an out-of-state bank, though. Other states, Like Massachussets celebrate their own special holidays. I enjoyed having Patriots Day off when I lived up there. Of course, US Postal Service employees will soon be working 4 day weeks every week since every route around here officially has two carriers.
     
  10. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing CD1 from the following set for a first listen ...

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  11. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I know for sure Columbus Day is a state bank holiday for NY, CT and probably NJ as well.
     
  12. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    BTW, this was the set that cost me $1 plus shipping ...
     
  13. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    Mine was cheaper. :nyah:
     
  14. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    If you got yours as a gift ...
     
  15. sgb

    sgb Senior Member

    Location:
    Baton Rouge
    My bank must be run by Henry Potter since it doesn't penalize its customers with too many "bank" holidays. In fact, they will be open this Monday, formerly known as Lincoln's Birthday, as will the Chase branch in the supermarket near my house. Shockingly, that Chase branch is open six days a week almost every week. When I first moved here decades ago, there were strenuously enforced blue laws that meant that very few stores of any kind could be open on Sundays. Not sure I can remember when that started changing. Just this past year they lifted the ban on buying alcohol on Sundays before noon.
     
  16. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    The same here. Banks are open on Saturday in CT unless Monday is a national holiday. I believe they might be closed today ...
     
  17. dajokr

    dajokr Classical "Mega" Box Set Collector

    Location:
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Received mine today from Amazon.co.uk. Presentation is similar to the Rubinstein box - nicely done original jackets, reasonable discographical information, a short essay, and a sturdy (survived a rough trip by the look of the package) and attractive box. The DVD is a 60 minute doc that aired on 'Biography', which I plan to watch tonight. The box appears to follow the trend of using the latest remasters, but I have yet to do a thorough comparison to my 'RCA Victor Van Cliburn Collection' discs, and the book is light on the details.

    EDIT: It appears the DVD has been separately released:

    http://www.amazon.com/Van-Cliburn-Concert-Pianist/dp/B009PDO98M/ref=pd_cp_mov_2
     
  18. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I have about a half dozen CD's by van Cliburn, though there is a less than 50% chance I would go for the set. I already have that 80-CD box by Glenn Gould and a pretty sizable collection of piano recordings between my CD's and LP's ...
     
  19. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
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    Now enjoying the Schubert selections from the above set.
     
  20. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing CD1 from the following twofer - a 1991 recording ...

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  21. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
     
  22. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    Richter's last live performance was (March? October?) 1995, he died two years later. Not sure when his last studio recording was.
     
  23. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Didn't he give up studio recording much earlier? He much preferred live performance.
     
  24. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    I have some studio Rachmaninoff recordings from 1983. I don't know how much later than that he recorded in the studio.
     
  25. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Richter's BBC recordings are supposed to be quite good, right?
     
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