Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #56)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, May 27, 2014.

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  1. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Chevelle Ma Belle

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    The problem is that Bach choral performances which use period instruments also are likely to use a much smaller chorus which may disappoint him. My recommendation therefore is to stick to early Classical and avoid Baroque. Haydn's masses or Mozart's are probably the safest bet since the chorus will be of a certain minimum size likely to satisfy him even if performed in period style.

    There are a number of editions of Haydn's Masses by Hickox, Pinnock, King's College JE Gardiner and Marriner which are not overblown. I would suggest listening to samples on Amazon or elsewhere and finding one you think would suit him. Regards
     
  2. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

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    Now playing:
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concerto No.19 K459, No.20 K466
    Alfred Brendel — Orchestra of the Vienna Volksoper — Wilfried Boettcher (Brilliant Classics — Vox)

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  3. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    My two favorite Mozart concertos back-to-back -- it doesn't happen that often on disc. It happens again on what I presume is a later recording with Brendel/Marriner.

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  4. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    That recording of the Concerto in A Major, #23 is my favorite possibly of all Mozart PC recordings. Have it on LP now, have owned that two-fer in the past.
     
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  5. Joe071

    Joe071 Well-Known Member

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    Now watching:

     
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  6. ToddBD

    ToddBD Forum Resident

    Now listening to Mahler "Songs of a Wayfarer," Philharmonia/Furtwangler, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau…you can't tell from the front of the album, my copy of the LP is just like this photo I found on E-Bay. Side 2 is the Brahms Lieder, Op. 32. Got it for $2. I am most certainly the richer man...
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  7. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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    I have a 6 disc set of Fischer-Dieskau performing Brahms lieder. I wonder if it has those recordings.
     
  8. coopmv

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

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    After you have listened to those early music recordings on Gimell, most other labels just do not measure up ...
     
  9. Citroen

    Citroen vinylholic

    Bach: Cantatas, BWV 78 & 106 (Historical Anthology, The Bach Guild), Stich-Randall, D Hermann, A Dermota, Felix Prohaska vinyl.

    Best known for this:
     
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  10. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    KPFA berkeley has been using the "Wir Eilen" duet from BWV 78 every Sunday morning for over sixty years as the outro theme on "A Musical Offering."
     
  11. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Peter Philips and company are tighter and more focused sounding than most Choral groups performing that music. But for some, they might be a bit too severe.
     
  12. tinpanalley

    tinpanalley Forum Resident

    Thank you all again. After listening to everything (and adding more to my own list of things to explore further) I've decided on one or two Tallis Scholars CDs as the best choice. Thanks again!
     
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  13. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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    :edthumbs: Listening to them right now.
     
  14. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Thomas Tallis' "Spem in Alium" is amazing. One on a part in that work results in 40 voices, a more than reasonable size for a choir of mixed voices. "Spem" is supposed to be performed in the round, with eight five-voiced choirs singing canonically, as in a "round." A real good excuse for a SACD player and a surround system.




    Just for 'kicks', check this out. I was recording engineer and editor for a lot of this. Kitka's "Nectar" is a bit esoteric for most but genuine and beautiful and artful and really well sung. The CD is available at:

    http://www.kitka.org/store/

    The website also has download options.

    The link below provides whole songs "earmarked" with a voice-over that every 30 seconds says "Magnatune." It gives you a better idea of what's going on than 30 second samples even if the v.o. is jarring. But it gives you a chance to hear "Tisntsharo":

    http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/kitka-nectar?song=3

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  15. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Now listening to "Matthaeus Pipelare - Missa "L'homme arme"/Chansons/Motets" performed by the Huelgas Ensemble on Vivarte.

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  16. Joe071

    Joe071 Well-Known Member

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    I started my morning with this, and then switched to Horace Silver.

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  17. George P

    George P Lazy Sunbather Thread Starter

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  18. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    All giants....

    Mahler was 5'4", he couldn't look down on Wagner.
     
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  19. George P

    George P Lazy Sunbather Thread Starter

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    :agree:
     
  20. ToddBD

    ToddBD Forum Resident

    On the turntable right now…
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  21. ToddBD

    ToddBD Forum Resident

    Now on the turntable…my copy is a US pressing, mono blue label Angel, not this one as pictured (sorry, I couldn't find a decent picture of mine online). I think this is an outstanding performance.
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  22. coopmv

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

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    Nice. I missed the DG open-reel boat completely, though I do have quite a few classical reels ...

    How do you insert your own photo these days anyway?
     
  23. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    Just completed my first listens to the following CD's ...

    CD5 from Bohm's Beethoven Symphonies box

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    CD5 from Hogwood's Vivaldi box

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    CD13 from Alain's JS Bach Complete Organ Works box

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    I had to do half the listening through my headphone via the outboard DAC since it was late night listening on the big system.
     
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  24. coopmv

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

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    I probably have all the Tallis Scholars' recordings on Gimell. Have they released any new recordings recently?
     
  25. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

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    Jenufa was the second opera I saw performed. A coworker who subscribed to the NSO couldn't go and gave me a ticket. I liked it so much, I started subscribing the next season.

    I also bought that boxed set a couple of weeks ago. Still unopened though.
     
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