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Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #51)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Nov 3, 2013.

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  1. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

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    It might. I am trying hard to remember if I own any other recordings by Szeryng and I can't remember, which means that If I have any I haven't listened to them too often.
     
  2. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    NYC
    I bought another Bach Sonatas and Partitas due to his tone. I got the Grumiaux (thanks, Robin!)
     
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  3. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Now enjoying this, from the big Rubinstein box. Gotta love that cover!
     
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  4. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    I have more questions about the sound of the trios than the sonatas. They sound fine to me.
     
  5. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    west of sun valley
    I don't have the Szeryng/Rubenstein recordings and I don't know what RCA used to record them. Of many later recordings of Szeryng, I don't mind his tone on the recordings.
    "He owned the Guarneri del Gesù"Le Duc" and "Sanctae Theresiae" violins, the Stradivarius"King David" violin, as well as the Messiah Strad copy byJean-Baptiste Vuillaume which he gave to PrinceRainier III of Monaco. The "Le Duc" was the instrument on which he performed and recorded mostly." - from wiki

    I rather like some of his interpretations. I have on LP:
    Szeryng and Collegium Musicum - some Bach violin concertos.
    Szeryng and Dorati - Mendelssohn and Schumann violin concertos.
    Szeryng and Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Sibelius and Prokofiev violin concertos.
    Szeryng and Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt - Beethoven violin concerto
    Szeryng, Starker, and Haitink - Brahms Double Concerto
     
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  6. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    What is the piece here? I see it's Ormandy/Philly.....
     
  7. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    ^ De Falla - Nights in the Garden of Spain
    Saint Saens - PC 2
     
  8. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

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    A thunderous appassionata

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  9. John A

    John A New Member

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    Delighted to have received my Rubinstein box yesterday in England. Bought via ImportCDs: perfect condition, every CD present and an amazing bargain at under $100 including shipping. I can breathe out now.

    I notice that they list it as 'unavailable' now, so I wonder if it was a pricing error? Seemed unbelievably cheap.
     
  10. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Not a pricing error, they only had about 90 of them. You'd be surprised how many people watch this thread. The last time I posted a good deal in this thread, it was sold out before I could even order a copy for myself!
     
  11. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Now enjoying the above recording, from the big Rubinstein box.
     
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  12. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Now listening to Rubinstein's final studio recording, from the big Rubinstein box.
     
  13. sgb

    sgb Senior Member

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    I really enjoyed this album. Unfortunately for me my copy was lost in a fire on Christmas eve, 1984.
     
  14. sgb

    sgb Senior Member

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    A thoroughly enjoyable collection of Strauss Tone Poems from Reference Recordings arrived yesterday. Highly recommended.

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  15. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

    Location:
    Sunshine State
    Thanks for the recommendation. I had my eyes on this since I read the excellent review from Classical Net and now I just ordered it.

    http://www.classical.net/music/recs/reviews/r/ref00707a.php
     
  16. sgb

    sgb Senior Member

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    Thanks for the link. The reviewer has it sized up well. By comparison this ALSO does a number on Reiner's recordings in both sound and performance.
     
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  17. TeacFan

    TeacFan Forum Resident In Memoriam

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    Arcadia, Ca.
    Rubinstein: The Complete Album Collection

    Cannot believe how the price has fallen on this. Bought it when it came out on zon last February @ $250.00 :cry: & now can be had for $100 or less. It is probably my favorite purchase, but..... nutz.Grab this puppy while you can. Need to get a bio book on this guy.
     
  18. EasterEverywhere

    EasterEverywhere Forum Resident

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    Albuquerque
    It turns up.I have seen at least three copies of the London in the last five years,both UK and Dutch pressings.
     
  19. EasterEverywhere

    EasterEverywhere Forum Resident

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    Albuquerque
    People bought copies,ripped 'em,and flipped 'em.
     
  20. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Chevelle Ma Belle

    Location:
    Mid Atlantic
    They were edited with PCM and then run through the DSD encoder.
     
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  21. Fafner88

    Fafner88 Forum Resident

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    Haifa, Israel
    What's PCM and DSD?
     
  22. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Chevelle Ma Belle

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    The one line answer is Pulse code modulation is the digital encoding method used by CDs
    (whatever their encoding rate) and Direct stream digital (pulse density modulation) is the digital encoding method used by SACDs. This is not the thread for extended technical discussions. You can go to wikipedia or search within the Hoffman site for explanations of what is going on in each method.
     
  23. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Chevelle Ma Belle

    Location:
    Mid Atlantic
    Now Listening To

    Cunning Little Vixen, Leos Janacek. Neumann, Novak Czech PO. ProArte 1980.

    This is the second recording by Neumann of this wonderful opera. The first was in late 50s mono with the Prague National Orchestra. Mackerras recorded his version around the same time with Popp as the Vixen. It is more Viennese than Czech but a nice issue nonetheless.

    cunning.JPG
     
  24. Fafner88

    Fafner88 Forum Resident

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    Haifa, Israel
    I tried reading wikipedia but couldn't understand a thing. Isn't it just another marketing nonsense like high resolution audio?
     
  25. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    NYC
    The merits of high resolution formats has been the topic of a multitude of threads in the audio hardware forum. Let's not introduce it here except in the context of the sound quality of a particular recording. :)
     
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