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Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #45)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Feb 17, 2013.

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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 44 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!

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  2. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    Anyone have this set? Comments would be appreciated. 51I7Qbvk0TL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
     
  3. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Dig the cover, but no, I haven't heard it.
     
  4. Tangledupinblue

    Tangledupinblue Forum Resident

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    I don't know that set, but I have heard Dutilleux, though probably not since I went to a concert that included his music during my first year at university and had to do a review of it afterwards. I really struggled with the review and write anything meaningful about the concert, as back then I had next to no knowledge or experience of music criticism (my music writing skills have been well and truly hard won) and the essay basically could be boiled down to "well they played well and it was a great performance". Needless to say my tutor wasn't impressed, especially I referred to Dutilleux's music as "avant-garde"; at least it didn't count towards any of my marks!

    As far as I remember, I quite enjoyed the music - sort of atonal but with a late romantic and impressionistic flavour with quite colourful orchestration.
     
  5. rbbert

    rbbert Forum Resident

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    I have Bohm (probably least favorite), Norrington, Immerseel, Marriner and Wand; where does this set fit stylistically?
     
  6. coopmv

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

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    I have this set by Harnoncourt and the RCO ...
     
  7. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Compared to Bohm, Harnoncourt's is "younger" sounding, more energy, faster tempos, more bite. The music sounds alive. Some of his set even sounds Beethovian to me. Next to Harnoncourt, Wand sounds like he's on valium. :) The entire set is on Spotify.
     
  8. coopmv

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

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    Did Harnoncourt record the Schubert Symphonies twice with the RCO? I think the set I have is probably the best among all the sets I have ...
     
  9. coopmv

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

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    Now playing the following SACD, a recent arrival for a first listen ...
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  10. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Time for some Beethoven Triple Concerto with Richter and the boys.
     
  11. jimsumner

    jimsumner Forum Resident

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    I believe this is different packagings of the same recordings.
     
  12. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    That is correct. There's a couple of overtures in the new set. I bought the old one because I found a VG copy for $11.
     
  13. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    Beethoven Violin Concerto


    A 2007 version is becoming another favorite of mine (besides the Heifetz of course). It is the Vadim Repin/Vienna Philharmonic/Riccardo Muti on DGG.
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    I think I am going to enjoy this for a long time. Repin put off recording this work until recently. He picked Muti to conduct. The sound is wonderful and Rainer Maillard is the engineer. Repin seems to have great intonation.

    It is a two-disc set. The second disc is the Kreutzer Sonata with Martha Argerich.
     
  14. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    I also have the Tetzlaff/Zinman Beethoven Violin Concerto and like it. But let's not forget the Arte Nova cover.:)
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  15. WobblyWilly

    WobblyWilly Member

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    I found this in a thrift store yesterday for U$ 0.25
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    Forgetting price totally, is this a Strawberry...or a lemon? :laugh:
     
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  16. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    Dutilleux's cello concerto in the EMI 20th century masterpieces box. I found it challenging listening. He shares Messiaen's penchant for dense, colorful and often dissonant sonorities. He also adheres to traditional forms, which most certainly Messiaen did not do. I gather Dutilliux is not a terribly prolific composer, due to his severe self criticism.
    I have not heard any of this set, though I would guess Chandos has done a creditable job recording the music.
     
  17. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Now enjoying the enigmatic Berg chamber concerto from the above set.
     
  18. Roger Thornhill

    Roger Thornhill Forum Resident

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    Just on CD3 of this...

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    I was very new to classical music when I went to Italy in 1990 - 10 day trip including Ravenna, verona and Bassano del Grappa.

    It happened to be the opera season while I was in Verona and I was lucky enough to get a ticket to see Aida in the amphitheatre.

    Absolutely poured down for about 45 minutes beforehand but it started pretty much on time - absolutely fantastic experience.
     
  19. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    A "must have" recording IMO. Although it may have even been better if HVK played the piano on it.:D;)
     
  20. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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  21. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    For some strange reason, the Triple Concerto never worked for me. The Brahms Double Concerto led by Szell with Rostropovich and Oistrakh is one of my favorite versions.
     
  22. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    I wish they had thrown it in the Richter ICON box as a bonus.

    I listened to the Grieg from that ICON set this morning and found it to be refreshing and romantic. Many reviewers have hated it, calling it mannered.
     
  23. sgb

    sgb Senior Member

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    Given it's very reasonable price at Amazon, I am going to give this one a try. I always thought Zinman was a little racy, though, in the symphonies. My favorite remains Francescatti's w/Walter.
     
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  24. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

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    I love the Zinman Beethoven symphonies. They're one of my favorite cycles
     
  25. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Long time favorite here as well, perhaps the most songful version of all.
     
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