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Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #56)

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

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  1. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

    Location:
    Fresno, California
    Got a number of treasures today. There was an early STS pressing of Grieg's Peer Gynt, Fjeldstad, LSO. Despite lack of inner sleeve, in very good condition. There was a copy of Dorati/LSO in Stravinsky's "Firebird", Mercury with a tiny cut-out mark on the sleeve. Probably a late pressing, pretty good sound. Finally, found a CD of Bruckner's 8th Symphony, Ricardo Chially/Concesrtgebouw Orchestra, Decca.
     
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  2. ToddBD

    ToddBD Forum Resident

    Nice haul! Those STS pressings sound very good.
     
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  3. ToddBD

    ToddBD Forum Resident

    In the CD player...
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  4. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
    I promise, never again. :)
     
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  5. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

    Location:
    NYC
    I would have gone with "any composer's works."
     
  6. ToddBD

    ToddBD Forum Resident

    In the CD player this morning…I don't think I've ever heard a better Don Quixote than this one…
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  7. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

    Location:
    NYC
    In my case, it's the only Don Quixote I've heard. Never really cottoned to Strauss's tone poems. I keep trying though.
     
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  8. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

    Location:
    NYC
    Spent the morning with French Baroque. Marais and Rameau. Moving on to Couperin.

    (I have a weird name block for Rameau and Couperin. My mind keeps substituting Racine and Corneille.)
     
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  9. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Chevelle Ma Belle

    Location:
    Mid Atlantic
    Stravinsky: Songs. Craft, Stravinsky, Berberian, Gramm et at. CBS UK

    Stravinsky was a surprisingly deft composer of songs although he did not often compose them. Most of these are based on Russian texts and actually are less fierce than most of Mussorgsky. In fact almost all are quite melodic and charming. This performance is far better than the later Boulez recording IMO.

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  10. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I may have that Peer Gynt recording in my LP collection ...
     
  11. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    How do you like the three volumes of Couperin on piano by Angela Hewitt?
     
  12. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

    Location:
    NYC
    I only have two. At first I didn't care for them, but they have grown on me somewhat. They still tend to become background music. Her Rameau disc is much better (as well as her Bach).

    Although I didn't play anything by her today.
     
  13. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    A discussion of stereo equipments would have been far more interesting ...
     
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  14. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Most of my couperin recordings are harpsichord and Blandine Verlet is one of the best ...
     
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  15. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Chevelle Ma Belle

    Location:
    Mid Atlantic
    If you like to be Gorted.

    It is very hard to play Couperin on a piano. Even Rameau is easier. Couperin has all kinds of little figurations and embellishments that clutter the line on a piano. Also he was expecting different registers to be used on the harpsichord.
     
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  16. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

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    Nashville,TN
    Recorded 4/6/62, Manhattan Center. Producer: Max Wilcox. Engineer: Anthony Salvatore. Released 1/63. I have this in the huge
    Rubinstein complete recordings box.
     
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  17. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

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    Nashville,TN
    Surprised to see Ravel in that list.
     
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  18. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

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    I like Walcha a lot on organ, so I was excited to find a series of German Odeon LPs with him playing Bach on "cembalo", priced at only 49 cents each. Imagine my dismay when every disk showed numerous "welts"; that's the only way to describe them, because that's what they looked like. Never saw such a thing before & hope never to see it again.
     
  19. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I have two sets of Complete Bach Organ Works by Walcha, one mono and one stereo ...
     
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  20. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

    Location:
    NYC
    I have a 10 disc set on harpsichord by Olivier Baumont that I enjoy.
     
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  21. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    The following Sweelinck's CD arrived today and I will give it a listen tomorrow.

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    I am glad I bought the following set from jpc a few years ago at a great price. This set is now over $400.

    [​IMG]
     
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  22. Hawkman

    Hawkman Supercar Gort Staff

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Gentlemen!

    I beg more advice and recommendations from you. :)

    What would you recommend for classical listening for Halloween? Is there a complete work that fits that atmosphere? I'm familiar with A Night On Bald Mountain but I was wondering if there were any other classical pieces that fit a spooky, Halloween type mood?
     
  23. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
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    This CD has Totentanz and Isle of the Dead, both fine Halloween choices. Only $3.69 new on amazon!
     
  24. ToddBD

    ToddBD Forum Resident

    Aargh!…back in the day I paid $14.99!!
     
  25. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

    Location:
    Nashville,TN
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    Convincing accounts of these two early Bernstein works that make me wish he had composed more. Recorded 8/77, Philharmonie, Berlin. Surprisingly good sound.
     
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