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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. Jonno

    Jonno Forum Resident

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    UK
    Just taken the plunge with this...

     
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  2. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    South-Central NY
  3. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Fresno, California
    Welcome to the Hoffman Forum.

    Actually, I've sold Classical titles here. Admittedly, most that sold were SACDs. But give it a shot and be sure to mention the classified post in the Classical Corner.
     
  4. Graphyfotoz

    Graphyfotoz Forum Classaholic

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    South-Central NY
  5. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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  6. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    Some nice recordings there.
     
  7. Jonno

    Jonno Forum Resident

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    I hope so. I hardly have any Bach, but something has clicked suddenly!
     
  8. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Chevelle Ma Belle

    Location:
    Mid Atlantic
    Now Listening To

    Bruckner: Te Deum. Barenboim, Popp, Janet Baker, Robert Tear, New Philharmonia Orch. EMI UK.

    An appealing melodic Te Deum and a good recording. I really like early Barenboim and am sad that I just cannot listen to his post 1980 performances.

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  9. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

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    Philly
    Now playing:

    Frank Martin – Concerto for seven wind instruments, timpani, percussion and strings
    — Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra — Riccardo Chailly (RCO Live) from:


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  10. Thurenity

    Thurenity Listening to some tunes

    Rachmaninoff:

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  11. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Ormandy's Rachmaninoff is great! My first and still my favorite set of the symphonies.
     
  12. jh901

    jh901 Forum Resident

    What is the best sounding Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 on redbook CD or SACD? I have only RCA RCD1-2633 (pressed by Denon Japan), which features Horowitz in 1978 I believe.
     
  13. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    SQ isn't all that high on my list of favorites. Byron Janis on Mercury is one of them "Audiophile Favorites":

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    I'm fond of Argerich, live and on fire with Chailly for Philips. Probably not the best sound but by no means bad.

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  14. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    That Janis Rach 3 is as good as it gets for performance, IMO and the sound aint too shabby either.
     
  15. jh901

    jh901 Forum Resident

    And, of course, the SACD is out of print.
     
  16. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    And very pricey. However, the very nice sounding redbook version is reasonably priced at around $11.

    A personal favorite complete set, this is cooler and more restrained than most, beautifully recorded, Abbey Simon/Leonard Slatkin, St. Louis S.O. on Vox:

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  17. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    I got it a s a High Rez download from HDTracks.
     
  18. Fafner88

    Fafner88 Forum Resident

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    One of the best recorded versions I know of is Andsnes and Pappano. The performance is also great, Andsnes is an amazing pianist. The Byron Janis recording is very bad in terms of sound quality in my opinion, thin, harsh, loud and has a weird stereo image.

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  19. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

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    More from RCO Live volume 6:

    Henri Dutilleux – L'arbre des songes, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra — Isabelle van Keulen, violin
    — Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra — Charles Dutoit (RCO Live)

    Dmitri Shostakovich – Symphony No.1 Op.10
    — Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra — Sir Georg Solti (RCO Live)
     
  20. Fafner88

    Fafner88 Forum Resident

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    My mistake, actually the Rachmaninov 3 of Byron Janis doesn't sound that bad, I had in mind his Prokofiev 3.
     
  21. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    I was speaking of the redbook CD. I have not heard the SACD.
     
  22. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    IIRC the redbook was included in the first MLP box. I should do a comparison with the (88.2/24) download which is a conversion of the SACD (by Bruce A. Brown). As I recall the redbook layers of the SACDs were not remastered for that release, so I expect there will be a noticeable difference.
     
  23. jh901

    jh901 Forum Resident

    I'll try to track down an old, used redbook. I seriously hope no one is paying over $50 for the SACD.
     
  24. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    NYC
    I see you have a Logitech Transporter. Any reason you're not going for the download? $17.99 less whatever discount they're offering.
     
  25. jh901

    jh901 Forum Resident

    Transporter interface (S/PDIF) to the far, far superior Cary DAC is not as good as CD. If only each supported the new asynchronous USB! Additionally, I'm not a fan of over-priced downloads.

    I suppose I'll fire up the hard drive again someday, but for now, I'm doing it old school.
     
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