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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. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    That is a great disc.
     
  2. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    I added this SACD to my collection last year ... :righton:
     
  3. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    NYC
    Great stuff. I have it as a Hi Rez download from HDTracks.
     
  4. John S

    John S Forum Resident

    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    Awesome in 5 channel surround.....
     
  5. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    Now playing the following CD from my collection on a lazy Sunday afternoon ...

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  6. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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  7. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

  8. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    My favorite is Maria Tipo (live) on Ermitage. Moravec is a close second.

    More details: http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/frederic-chopin-the-four-ballades.212774/

    However, the aforementioned BBC survey is making me curious to hear Zimerman and Richter again in these works. The samples she used for these pianists sounded superb.

    For those who are curious to know what the BBC reviewer thinks, but don't wish to listen to the whole broadcast, her top three are Cortot 1929, Zimerman and Richter in 1960. Good for her! The first two were in my "runner up" when I did my own survey (link above) a few years ago.

    I love how she sums up her survey: "Zimerman has my head, Cortot my heart and Richter my gut."
     
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  9. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    Moravec is a close second for me. I like Kissin also. :hide:
     
  10. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    She likes Kissin too. Perhaps you should track her down... :love:
     
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  11. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    I can (only) imagine. I switched from downloads to SACDs on the Stile Antico titles - I have seven in all - specifically so that I could listen to them in surround on some future date.
     
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  12. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    Currently spinning. Great sound. Pretty good performances. 6161R1C93BL__SY300_.jpg
     
  13. Scott Wheeler

    Scott Wheeler Forum Resident

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    Kissin is eccentric but very very talented. I'll be seeing him in recital this season
     
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  14. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    His recording of Chopin's Fantasy in F Minor is my favorite on record. One of my favorite piano pieces of all time.
     
  15. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

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    Great sales at eclassical.com from today to December 25. All Flac-16 and 24.

     
  16. coopmv

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

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    Didn't Kissin come to fame for his performance of Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with HvK and the BPO?
     
  17. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    Th very best of this work I have herd is on this CD performance and recording are top notch.
    It got many praises from several places at the time I got it.
    It's stupid cheap on Amazon and WELL WORTH adding to any collection!

    http://www.amazon.com/English-String-London-Chamber-Orchestra/dp/B000FVAKJA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1385960494&sr=8-3&keywords=LCO Elgar

    UPC # 075679081926

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  18. Six String

    Six String Senior Member

    NP Satie - Gymnopedies Gnossiennes (Decca)
    Reinbert De Leeuw

    I'm loving this new purchase, my first album by Satie.
     
  19. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

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    This is an MHS reissue of an EMI recording issued on Angel in 1962. The music is a simple & Victorian setting of Biblical texts in
    English for tenor, bass, choir & organ. Well sung & recorded.
     
  20. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    I have this copy of it!
    Awesome performance and recording definitely ranks in my top 3 favs.:righton::righton:

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  21. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    I learned a long time ago that MHS titles are cheaply found and well worth grabbing.
    Cover art is often drab but musical content is as good as the artistic counter part it originally comes from.
     
  22. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Which recording did you get? Iknow that he recorded Satie at least twice, the earlier recordings posted d above by Graphyfotoz and later ones recorded in the mid nineties. I bought the latter recently, as I preferred the faster tempos he used at that time.
     
  23. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    Franck
    Sonata for violin and piano
    Debussy
    Sonata for violin and piano
    Ravel
    Introduction and Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet and string quartet
    Debussy
    Sonata for flute, viola and harp

    Kyung Wha Chung, violin
    Radu Lupu. piano
    Osian Ellis, harp
    The Melos Ensemble
    (London, 1962 and 1977 [Violin Sonatas])

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    Three things surprised me regarding this disc:
    First, I really enjoyed the Franck sonata. I mentioned in an earlier post how I’d dismissed his symphony, so I didn’t have great expectations with this duet. But as the album notes point out:
    “There’s nothing quite like César Frank’s Violin Sonata…at least in French music; but then, heavily influenced by Germanic tradition, like all Franck’s music, it qualifies as French only by the skin of its teeth – more precisely, by the voluptuousness of its tunes. If it’s true that the Devil has all the best tunes, he certainly has a field day here; this is a thought that would have distressed Franck [in view of his being] a deeply religious man...”
    Second, I was not prepared for how cold these Debussy pieces are, at least to these ears. After repeated listenings, I am starting top warm up to this music, but I feel guilty for not appreciating this music from the start.
    Third, I was totally captivated by the Ravel. I shouldn’t have been surprised, given my love for his music, but still I wasn’t familiar with his chamber music, especially in this case a commission by the Pleyel instrument makers for Ravel’s composing some “harp music.” After little more than a week Ravel gave them a sparkling ten-minute masterpiece. So nice was this music, it seemed logical to expand the strings and make it appropriate for the symphonic stage.

    Ravel
    Rapsodie Espagnole
    Alborada del Gracioso
    Mother Goose (Ma Mère l’Oye)
    Introduction and Allegro
    Daphnis et Chloé: Suite No. 2

    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Jean Martinon
    (Medinah Temple, 1968 and Orchestra Hall, 1964)

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    Here, the Introduction and Allegro morphs into an even more complex aural experience, with a full string section replacing the original string quartet. Admittedly, I might not’ve appreciated this version so much had I not first encountered this music in its original form. “Lush” is the word here, and as well as “delectable.”

    All the 60’s performances on this disc are just spectacular. Here is a very fine Rapsodie Espagnole, and I’ve never appreciated Alborada as much as this recording. I hear things I’ve never noticed before. Somehow over time Mother Goose escaped my attention until now. I’ll have to give that a little more time. Then there’s the positively shimmering Daphnis et Chloé. A long time ago this music reminded me of film soundtracks (only better); but now, thanks to a recording like this, the music stands completely on its own. This is Ravel.

    My thanks to George P and sgb for recommending these discs.
     
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  24. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    So glad you enjoyed it, John!
     
  25. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

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    Today is Maria Callas' 90th birthday.

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    36 years after her death and still she remains unrivaled.
     
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