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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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    So this was a special project for Ward Marston at Naxos. Truly amazing, a century old sound. I just finished listening to a mostly pre WWII recording by Furtwangler. His 1938 Wagner Parsifal Overture is still among the best that was ever recorded. Not sure who did the remastering but it was a job well-done.
     
  2. Six String

    Six String Senior Member

    Thank you George and John and the rest for your suggestions for Moravek. I was looking at that box set of multiple composers just last night on line. If someone says a particular recording is their second best, it means to me that it is very worthy even without knowing their #1, personal taste and all that. I don't have a deep experience with classical music but I am particular about certain things as I am with other music, though in some ways I am less critical due to that lack of experience. Did that make sense? :help: I'll focus on Moravec's solo recordings as it is usually a preference of mine. I'll be taking notes and acting accordingly. Thanks again.
     
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  3. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    Yes, it made perfect sense to me . :)

    You are very welcome!

    No problem! :wave:
     
  4. Scott Wheeler

    Scott Wheeler Forum Resident

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    you can't go wrong with this choice.
     
  5. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

    Location:
    South-Central NY
    Anyone know of a place where I can get a decent deal on STANDARD Blank Jewel Cases? (USA)
    NOT those wimpy thin things.
    I'm looking for ones I can replace cracked or severely scratched ones I get.
     
  6. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    Staples is best place I have found. Convenient and inexpensive.
     
  7. John S

    John S Forum Resident

    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    For a while I had my eye on some ten-packs of double CD jewel boxes at my local Staples. (I am jinxed with dropping and breaking almost all of my Philips 2-fers.) Last time I went in I discovered they sold off all the jewel boxes half price. They don't carry any CD-Rs anymore either.
     
  8. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

    Location:
    Sunshine State
    My favorite recordings of Frank's Symphony in D (no ranking order):

    1) Ansermet - Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (1961)
    2) Lorin Maazel - Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (1961)
    3) Dimitri Mitropoulos - Minneapolis SO (1945)
    4) Leonard Bernstein - NY SO (1959)
    5) Pierre Monteux - San Francisco SO (1950)
     
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  9. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

    Location:
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    I missed the "c" in Franck's name, damn you ipad!
    Monteux' s recording with the CSO from RCA (Living Stereo) and available on SACD is also very good. In addition, Monteux has an earlier recording made again with San Francisco in the early 40s but the sound is atrocious.
     
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  10. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

    Location:
    Fresno, California
    Office Depot.
     
  11. TeacFan

    TeacFan Forum Resident In Memoriam

    Location:
    Arcadia, Ca.
    Pasadena City College Flea Market/Record Swap this Sunday:pineapple:
     
  12. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    NYC
    [​IMG]

    Enjoying some more Caruso on this fine evening. Superb transfers of these 101 year old recordings by Ward Marston.
     
  13. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

    Location:
    South-Central NY
    I'm taking a trip way back as well George! :righton:

    Part of a early Christmas present from a fellow Classical buff from here.
    I was offered 16 titles in pristine condition some are 2cd one was a 12cd for nothing!
    Just outta the clear blue! I offered to pay and it was refused......shipping alone a fair amount.
    Just shows there is great bunch of Classical buffs here....
    My collection wouldn't be what it is without this forum and my friends here. :cheers:

    Anyway I got this rare import that was part of the 16 on the spin and it's GREAT!
    A Marston transfer even....originally recorded 1928-29
    Biddulph Recordings is the label. UPC 744718200429

    [​IMG]

    Anyone finds a good deal on these 2 below on a bargain table or the like lemme know.
    If I can get em for a good price....I'd like to make a complete volume set of it.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  14. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    NYC
    Cortot's Schumann is wonderful!
     
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  15. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

    Location:
    South-Central NY
    WOW another GREAT Piano CD from my Christmas 16!
    Spectacular performance. Gets a :righton::righton: from me.

    *You got this one George?

    Odd recording label I've never seen before.
    ©1994 ProPiano Records UPC 781988000427

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  16. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    No, I don't have that one. I love Scriabin, though.
     
  17. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

    Location:
    South-Central NY
    It's very worth getting!
    EXCELLENT performance and sound!! :righton:
     
  18. rbbert

    rbbert Forum Resident

    Location:
    Reno, NV, USA
    www.rima.com.

    Or if you want to pay shipping I have 150 or so you can have.
     
  19. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

    Location:
    NYC
    Martha Argerich playing Bach (from the DG box).
     
  20. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    http://www.sleevecityusa.com/cd-cases-s/1553.htm

    Jim, I bought regular CD jewel cases from sleeve city a number of times.
     
  21. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    They don't make them like they used to back in the 80s. :D
     
  22. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Mr. Download will NEVER need any replacement jewel cases ... :D
     
  23. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

    Location:
    South-Central NY
    I like having the physical copy and the art work tho!
    It's like being a quality book collector and giving in and downloading all my books on a Kindle.
    Just ruins the fun and value of collecting IMHO

    Thanx Stuart!
    That looks to have serious possibilities!! :righton:
     
  24. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

    Location:
    South-Central NY
    Yeah I hear ya.......those Digipaks are a bummer also.
    Once they are worn that's the end of em.
    Really hard to keep those like new!
     
  25. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

    Location:
    South-Central NY
    Giving this a first listen..........WOW really nice!!!

    [​IMG]
     
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