Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #56)

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

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  1. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Dukas
    The last two movements of Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz
    O Fortuna by Orff?
    And I might include "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd"
     
  2. EasterEverywhere

    EasterEverywhere Forum Resident

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    Are these some of the recordings made with Dorati in the late 70s,when Polygram tried to make some new recordings under the Golden Imports banner?I only have two of these LPs.Did Dorati do the whole Beethoven cycle at this time?
     
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  3. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    I think it's coming out on AP at some point.
     
  4. EasterEverywhere

    EasterEverywhere Forum Resident

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    Cover made me think of the .5 LPs of the early 80s.Have all the Shaded Dogs,and some White Dogs,but I once picked up all the .5s at once in a record store dollar bin.Dreadful sounding records.This poster in this ancient thread has it right.

    http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threa...ding-album-of-all-time.2116/page-3#post-21095
     
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  5. EasterEverywhere

    EasterEverywhere Forum Resident

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    I have either two Shaded Dogs,or a Shaded and a White Dog.One was 75¢ ,the other was 50¢.
     
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  6. EasterEverywhere

    EasterEverywhere Forum Resident

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    My favorite recordings may still be Bernstein's first with The BSO from the 40s.The wonderful mono RCA tube sound,the youthful energy of Lenny's performance,etc.Of the three different RCA issues I have the 1954-55 Camdens sond the best.
     
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  7. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Chevelle Ma Belle

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    That's why they were 49 cents. Walcha harpsichord records are not easy to find and usually go for $10-20 per LP. I agree that some of the early white red Odeons were poorly manufactured.
     
  8. ToddBD

    ToddBD Forum Resident

    Listening to this Shostakovich 4, CSO/Previn. A stunning account of a daring work.
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  9. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Chevelle Ma Belle

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    Well it depends how spooked you want to be.

    My choices would be Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire and Prokofiev's Sym 3. The Prokofiev was based on material from Prokofiev's opera The Fiery Angel dealing with Satanic possession/hysteria. Pierrot Lunaire is a song cycle using speechsong based on very spooky texts.

    Pierrot Lunaire: Boulez or Cleo Laine
    Prokofiev Sym 3: Rozhdestvensky or Leinsdorf.
     
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  10. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Senior Member

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    All the other classical LPs were the same price-I bought a bunch. As I say, I have never seen anything like these discs, covered with blisters the size & shape of a small medicine capsule embedded in the vinyl.
     
  11. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    You might try Mozart's Fantasia for Mechanical Organ for an off-the-beaten-track option. And of course there's always the Saint-Saens Danse Macabre and the funeral march mvt. from Chopin's second piano sonata.

    Come to think of it, William Bolcom wrote a Graceful Ghost Rag that isn't especially "spooky" but does fit with the theme.

    [Edit] A couple of other thoughts: Cesar Franck, Le Chasseur Maudit (The Accursed Huntsman) would fit the bill, and of course the world of opera is full of possibilities--one that springs immediately to mind is Son Lo Spirito ("I Am the Spirit of Negation"--the whistling aria) from Boito's Mefistofele.
     
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  12. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Senior Member

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    In the past year I read the novel 'The Firey Angel' by Valery Bryusov, the book on which the opera was based. It is a historical novel set in 16th Century Germany with both fantastic & satirical aspects.
     
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  13. ToddBD

    ToddBD Forum Resident

    I don't have any .5's and have never seen one in the thrift stores and used record outlets nearby...at least now I know to avoid them! I don't have many shaded dogs as I am sort of new at the "collecting" side of things, but almost all I have are absolutely stellar sounding. The only one that was disappointing to me was the Reiner CSO "New World." I was really happy I finally found it, and put it on and was not impressed with the sonics at all...probably the pressing, but it seemed like I was hearing the orchestra from 75 yards away.
     
  14. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Now on the turntable, "Beethoven - Serenade in D, Op. 8 for Violin, Viola and Cello," performed by the Grumiaux-Trio from the Philips vinyl box set "Beethoven - Complete String Trios."

    Arthur Grumiaux - violin/Geroges Janzer - Viola/Eva Czako - cello.

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  15. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Now on the turntable, "William Byrd - The Three Masses" performed by The Tallis Scholars on Gimell Records DMM vinyl (pic is of the CD).

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  16. Joe071

    Joe071 Forum Resident

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    I’ve been wondering about the whole cycle myself. I am only familiar with Dorati’s 4th, 5th and 8th in mono and his Eroica in stereo, and his stereo 5th (1962), 6th (1962) and 7th (1962) came as part of the MLP box, however, I’m not sure whether he did the whole cycle or not. Judging by what I’ve heard so far, that would probably be my cycle to go to. And, of course, the sonics are nothing short of spectacular. Ever since I received this box, I haven’t looked back to Kleiber’s 5th on DGG so far. Just as I’ve never looked for another Le sacre du printemps after I received his stereo retake of on MLP. Btw, now playing:

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  17. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    Add "In the Hall of the Mountain King" - Grieg
     
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  18. Joe071

    Joe071 Forum Resident

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    Listening for the very first time:

     
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  19. Tom Campbell

    Tom Campbell Forum Resident

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    No, that particular performance is much earlier, from the early '60s, I believe. Late in his life, Dorati did, in fact, do the whole cycle of Beethoven symphonies with the Royal Philharmonic (on DG).

    http://www.amazon.com/Beethoven-Nin...d=1403788495&sr=1-2&keywords=dorati+beethoven
     
  20. ToddBD

    ToddBD Forum Resident

    I had quite a few Beethoven 5ths already and a friend recommended Kleiber's...I thought "Do I really need another one?"...picked it up anyway. It was a revelation.
     
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  21. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Listened to CD 1 from the above set, mastered by Ward Marston. Will get to the second half later.
     
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  22. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Senior Member

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    This 7th was recorded 7/9-10/63 in Watford Town Hall, outside London.
     
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  23. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Chevelle Ma Belle

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    Schumann: Sym 1 & Sym 4. Mehta, Vienna Phil. O. Decca UK.


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  24. jimsumner

    jimsumner Forum Resident

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    Halloween Music.

    March to the Scaffold from Symphonie Fantastique
    Night on Bald Mountain-Mussorgsky
    The third movement of Raff's 5th symphony
    The third movement of Shostakovich's piano quintet, which the composer characterized as dancing on tombstones.
    A Soldier's Tale, by Stravinsky, describes a fiddle duel between the Devil and a soldier.
     
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  25. ToddBD

    ToddBD Forum Resident

    In the CD player this morning...
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