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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. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    Sadly, the filming was done in 1973 with Bernard Haitink and the RCO ...
     
  2. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    NYC
    The program looks good, though!
     
  3. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

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    Arlington, VA
    What's your impression?
     
  4. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Punny! :laugh:

    I liked much of it, some of it got too loud for me. I liked Jacobs's Preludes and Etudes more. Overall, for the Images, I still prefer Michelangeli, Moravec and Arrau.

    However, I am very grateful to have those rare first three Images. Those works are new to my collection.
     
  5. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

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    from 1977 on DG-Pictures at an Exhibition/Prokofiev Symphony No. 1,"Classical"/Carlo Maria Giulini conducting the CSO.
    these are included in a recent CD box set of Giulini's Chicago recordings for DG & after listening to them on a 1984 cassette reissue,
    i'm tempted to buy the CD set.
     
  6. jukes

    jukes Forum Resident

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    The Takacs Q Ludwig van flacs were ca. 25 EUR when I got them, but I had to spend some 30-40 minutes in order to get the metadata right...

    While searching for the Endellion Q recommended by George P - does it really sound like drunken sailors banging the table with their beer mugs in a port town pub, is it that male? -, I stumbled on that culinary gem -

    http://www.mdt.co.uk/telemann-compl...korchester-der-goltz-harmonia-mundi-4cds.html

    - and even fiddled for a moment with the idea that I'd buy another box that I can give as a X-mas present... That Tafelmusik box just is a must.
     
  7. RiRiIII

    RiRiIII Forum Resident

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    I d recommend to buy both sets of Giulini in America DG recordings. They do contain reference readings of Beethoven 5th and Mahler's 9th.
     
  8. jukes

    jukes Forum Resident

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    Yep, the Mahler's Ninth with Chicago SO is great. I still have two LP-boxes of it, because I'm certain the first one will be unplayable before I'm sixty-four... - no, seventy-four!
     
  9. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Curiously, although by the frequency with which it (at least used to) turn up, it must have been one of the best-selling classical sets of the 78 era, this recording never had a reissue on LP and emerged on CD only long, long--but not Lang Lang!--after that format had become dominant.
     
  10. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    I suspect this has to do with the fact that like with say, Kempff mono Beethoven sonatas, there existed a stereo recording that record executives assumed would sell far better than the mono one.
     
  11. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

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    when i was in my early teens we somehow had 78s of Rubinstein playing the 'Moonlight' sonata.my parents were not classical fans & i don't know how we got the records,but i remember flipping
    the needle on my little record player & enjoying the music.another favorite 78 was on Specialty-Larry Williams' 'Bony Moronie' b/w 'You Bug Me Baby'.
     
  12. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Now enjoying some more middle period Rubinstein recordings. This CD also has some Anton Rubinstein works.
     
  13. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

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    Listened to Martinu: Works Inspired by Jazz and Sport today. It was recommended a week ago or so and since I like Martinu, I ordered it. It's music to put a smile on your face. Great CD.

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  14. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

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    Luigi Boccherini – Concertos for Violoncello and Orchestra G.476 & G.573, Overture (Sinfonia) Op.43 G.521, Octet (Notturno) Op.38/4 G.470, Sinfonia, G.519
    Anner Bylsma, violincello — Tafelmusik — Jeanne Lamon (Vivarte/Sony Classical)

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    Joseph Haydn – Symphonies No.44 "Trauer", No.51 & No.52
    Ab Koster, horn — Tafelmusik — Bruno Weil (Vivarte/Sony Classical)

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  15. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    I like just about everything that Tafelmusik has recorded.
     
  16. coopmv

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

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    I may get to know more about this ensemble if I decide to spring for that Vivarte box ... :D
     
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  17. London Symphony Orchestra / Herbert Menges / Byron Janis piano - Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 - STEREO
    Mercury Living Presence SR90266 - Quality Canada - 1960

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    The year was a guess based on 2 other Mercury Living Presence LPs listed at Discogs from 1960 with very close label numbers (SR90264 and SR90269).

    Wondering if the above LP was ever released on SACD.
     
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  18. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    I noticed this last week. I don't go there often, but I appreciate having that resource. Given the limited public appeal for classical recordings, their need for some sort of revenue enhancement is understandable. However, I think they would see more $ by offering a $15 or $20/year subscription, with a premium sign-up at $50 or $60/lifetime.

    I find Hurwitz occasionally entertaining, but not enough for $49.
     
  19. RiRiIII

    RiRiIII Forum Resident

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    Athens, Greece
    No, never on SACD. But the RBCD sounds great.
     
  20. Good to know. Thanks.
     
  21. coopmv

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

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    I think I have read David Hurwitz only once. Hey, I still have my 1984 or 1986 edition of the Penguin Record Guide I can consult and why not? After all, many of the recordings I buy were recorded through the mid 80's - original analog recordings that have been digitally remastered. As for the newer recordings, I stick to the tried and true ensembles such as the Tallis Scholars, etc. since I am into early music. Of the last few hundred CD's that were recorded after 2000, I am quite happy with most of them.
     
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  22. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Fresno, California
    Heard today for the first time. A prime slice of Xenakis:

     
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  23. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

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    I've just sampled a little of it and I it's a little hard on the ears with head phones. Some of those opening tones are piercing. I like what I hear though. I'll listen to it later this weekend in full.
     
  24. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

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    Listened to Homages for Winds, a compilation of pieces for large wind ensembles or bands on Chandos. I've only heard of one of the composers, Malcolm Arnold. It's a very fun album. I'm a bit of a sucker for music for winds.

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  25. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Dark, murky music for a bright, cheerful morning. Believe it or not, I am playing this at the request of my girlfriend, who loves dark classical music.
     
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