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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. coopmv

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

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    Does Speakers Corner reissue recordings from any other labels? I have never heard of the name.
     
  2. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
  3. coopmv

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

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    Now playing the following CD, another recent arrival for a first listen ...

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  4. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Chevelle Ma Belle

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    None of these approach the audiophile quality of Decca and some EMIs of this era. Even the Shaded Dogs are quite superior on average: hence my description as mediocre (which does not mean terrible). The tulips tend to be more opaque than shrill. Some sound reasonably good such as the HvK 60s stereo Beethoven and the earlier the better, rather like the US Columbias. As I noted the Speakers Corner reissues sound noticeably better so part of the problem is the initial mastering in addition to the recording. I think we are in violent agreement.
     
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  5. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

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    The first time I heard Zinman's Beethoven symphonies, I had no idea it was considered HIP. It blew me away though. His 4th and 8th were the first versions that really grabbed me. They're still my favorite versions and the entire cycle is one if my favorites.

    I'm hoping his Schumann cycle will do the same. I've never heard a version of a Schumann symphony that did anything for me.

    At the other extreme, I really dislike his Mahler and Richard Strauss.
     
  6. Scott Wheeler

    Scott Wheeler Forum Resident

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    Oh yeah!!! They do a pretty terrific job with the Decca catalog
     
  7. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    I like these Zacharias/Zinman also. So I picked up the EMI Music Germany box set from 2011 that has all 21 piano concertos with various conductors - Zinman, Wand, Marriner, and Maksymiuk.

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  8. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Hmmm....another set of the Mozart PCs....must resist..... :)
     
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  9. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    The Schumann cycle is better than the Beethoven. Zinman's Mahler is pretty much pointless.
     
  10. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    I agree with Zinman's Mahler. Pretty flat and without any personality.
     
  11. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    Hope you have more willpower than I.:o I haven't gotten all the way thru the box, so I can't review it as a box set yet.
     
  12. coopmv

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

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    I bought the Zinman's Beethoven Symphonies a number of years ago. I really cannot say it is one of my favorites and I have some 25 cycles.
     
  13. coopmv

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

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    I think I would rather spend money to get better DAC in order to get better sound out of my CD's than spending new money on LP's, which I have not bought in over 20 years ...
     
  14. Scott Wheeler

    Scott Wheeler Forum Resident

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    Then Speakers Corner will not be of any interest to you
     
  15. coopmv

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

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    Probably not. I still have a little over 4000 classical LP's, which are mostly European labels due to their better press quality and I have also preferred European ensembles. I have a few fully functional turntables that I can use ...
     
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  16. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    No problem! I like his piano quartets on the same label, so I am sure it's good.

    I already have the Perahia and Anda sets, plus tons of great singles/doubles/triples by Haskil, Casadesus, Serkin, Schnabel, Rubinstein, Edwin Fischer, Moravec, Kempff and Annie Fischer. So I am more than set for Mozart PCs.
     
  17. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    Been a while since I gave this a spin.
    Part of my listening pleasure this evening.
    YES it's a actual signed copy.....kinda rare and a proud part of my collection!!

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  18. coopmv

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

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    Nice! But I am not a fan of Hilary Hahn ...
     
  19. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Heads up to Bernstein fans, especially those with kids: Berkshire Record Outlet has the Young People's Concerts TV b'casts on 9 DVDs for essentially $50 shipped.
     
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  20. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    Well this is on the deck and also autographed.
    Person here at the forum got it for me.......forgive me as I can't recall who now.
    You like Midori any better?

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  21. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    My absolute fav Violinist is Andrew Manze!

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  22. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Now very much enjoying a first spin of this set, recommended by john greenwood. Thanks, john! :wave:
     
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  23. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    I have been playing some of these pieces the last few days. If anyone is interested in the subject of the sea in music, then Tintagel and The Garden of Fand are definitely worth hearing.
     
  24. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    She played one of the Bach partitas from this for an encore when I saw her live in Philadelphia. Pretty stunning.
     
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  25. coopmv

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

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    RRB. I find most live performance pretty stunning because reproduced sound is never quite the same as live performance. I have fewer than five recordings by Hilary Hahn, though I have many recordings by Julia Fischer, Hahn's German competitor ...
     
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