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Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #49)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Aug 7, 2013.

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  1. autodidact

    autodidact Forum Resident

    I love Jacobs' Debussy. I have the Images/Estampes and also the Preludes. I don't have much to compare them to, but I was impressed with these.
     
  2. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

    Location:
    NYC
    It's strange. I had the LP (on Odyssey) back in the 70's. I had a decent system back then (Pioneer/Large Advent). I recall being shocked by how good it sounded. :hide:

    And PCM meant nothing to me at the time.

    I was comparing it to other Odyssey releases of Rampal, so maybe that explains it.
     
  3. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

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    Nashville,TN
    yes.i enjoy the music,but part of the appeal of collecting LPs is the pleasure I take in them as objects & artifacts.i also enjoy researching them & finding out as much as I can about their origins & their various reissues.
     
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  4. autodidact

    autodidact Forum Resident

    Well, I keep hearing odd little resonances, beats (when one closely related frequency interferes with another, something you learn about in piano tuning), that don't seem natural to me, so I assume they are artifacts of this primitive digital recording apparatus. This is just my intuitive interpretation of what I'm hearing.
     
  5. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Philly
    Was playing:

    Ludwig van Beethoven – Violin Sonatas No.8 Op.30/3, No.9 Op.47 "Kreutzer", No.10 Op.96
    Jascha Heifetz and Emmanuel Bay or Brooks Smith, piano (RCA Red Seal / Sony)
     
  6. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Philly
    Frederic Chopin – Piano Sonata No.2 Op.35 "Funeral March", No.3 Op.58, Nocturne Op.9/1
    Felix Mendelssohn – Songs Without Words, Op.67/5
    Robert Schumann – Romance Op.28/2
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Sonata K570 - II Adagio
    William Kapell (RCA Red Seal – Sony Classical)
     
  7. jukes

    jukes Forum Resident

    Location:
    Southern Finland
    Conductor Vasily Petrenko suggested that "a cute girl on a podium means that musicians think about other things." Marin Alsop was conducting the last concert of this year's Proms. There was almost a hate campaign against Petrenko, who accidentally is married to a (female) conductor... Also it seems that his words were taken out of the context. The Independent thinks that there's still a lot of misogyny in music world. No suprise.

    I think the situation with conductors is pretty much the same as it was with soloists some forty-fifty years ago. It's only a matter of time we get first stunning - and I mean real stunning - recordings with cute girls or mature ladies on podium. Marin Alsop and few others have already made - I've been told - reliable, up-to-date records. Now it's time for a next step. And then the world will be slightly better place.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-e...-baton-on-to-our-female-maestros-8807322.html
     
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  8. Squid

    Squid Active Member

    As a fellow you-know-who fan, I found Sibelius and Mahler very satisfying entry points.
     
  9. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

    Location:
    Fresno, California
    Very first digital audio recording I heard. Sounds ghastly to these ears. Not the playing or the music, mind you. But all the sparkly little shards of broken glass Rampal's blowing out of a metal tube.
     
  10. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing the following CD for a second listen ...

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Chevelle Ma Belle

    Location:
    Mid Atlantic

    Some things are their own justification. There are plenty of competent but mediocre male conductors, musicians etc and women should be able to compete on the merits without having to be the next Heifetz or Curzon etc. Actually there are an increasing number of women in the orchestra although Petrenko apparently hasn't noticed. Quite frankly I wouldn't expect any great change for the better or worse in the level of conducting or orchestral playing because of gender.
     
  12. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing the following CD from my Tchaikovsky collection. The CD was probably purchased in the late 80's ...

    [​IMG]
     
  13. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Meritocracy should be the rule and not quota.
     
  14. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Chevelle Ma Belle

    Location:
    Mid Atlantic
    Marriner generally sounds worse to me on the second listen. I do enjoy his recordings up to around 1970 though. YMMV.
     
  15. autodidact

    autodidact Forum Resident

    I've got this. I need to dig it out. Thanks for giving my old cortex a nudge.
     
  16. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing the following CD from my piano collection ...

    [​IMG]
     
  17. goldwax

    goldwax Forum Resident

    Location:
    California
    Listening to this coupling (on CD, from the RCA Living Stereo box, not the pictured SACD), and I'm really enjoying it. I don't know much about Schubert, but I'm intrigued.

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I have listened to this SACD only once on my redbook CDP. I should play it on my universal player this weekend to hear the SACD layer for the first time.
     
  19. goldwax

    goldwax Forum Resident

    Location:
    California
    Do you have a three-channel set up? I'm considering rigging up another speaker (which I have) and amp (which I don't) to my stereo set up to see what the brouhaha is about the 3-channel sound is on these SACDs.
     
  20. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

    Location:
    Nashville,TN
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    Angel S-37109. recorded 9/75 at Southampton Guildhall. producer: John Willan. engineer: Stuart Eltham. these are excellent
    recordings of some of my favorite Shostakovich. as a bonus Ms. Ortiz plays 'Three Fantastic Dances', written when Shostakovich was 16.
     
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  21. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    NYC
    A great disc. Munch really surprised me with that one.
     
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  22. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

    Location:
    NYC
    The Living Stereo Box (the 60 disc set) is redbook only.
     
  23. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

    Location:
    Fresno, California
    Our local Rasputin's still has a copy of the SACD, last I looked. Add it to my six or seven other versions. The Roy Goodman/Hanover Band recording has been on my playlist for the past few months, a wonderfully colorful take on this perfect "Walking Music."
     
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  24. George P

    George P Down With The King Thread Starter

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    NYC
  25. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Just curious about reactions of those who are taking the Jonathan Biss Beethoven sonatas class. So far, I've been greatly enjoying it, and while I already knew some of the material, I've also been covering a lot of new ground. My only regret is that an unforeseen schedule change at my work has left me scrabbling to find time for it.
     
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