Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #57)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Jul 1, 2014.

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  1. trumpetplayer

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  2. kevinsinnott

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    But Kubelik's are old enough that they might be the first stereo recordings. I know my LPs have the old numbering.
     
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  3. J.A.W.

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    Might be, but I was responding to coopmv's question whether the VPO recordings were Kubelík's first of Dvořák's works. They weren't.
     
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  4. kevinsinnott

    kevinsinnott Forum Coffeeologist

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    Understood. Not intending to correct anyone's post. :cheers:
     
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  5. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Absolutely did not "get" Baroque music.
     
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  6. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Yeah, I'd say his style is best suited for Beethoven and the composers that followed him (chronologically.) I love this 3CD set:

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  7. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    One of those very rare finds in the dollar bin, a copy of Arthur Schnabel playing Beethoven's last two piano sonatas on the old Angel "Great Recordings of the Century. Angel COLH63. No inner sleeve or booklet but still in shrink. Probably the most similar to a real piano sound of the various transfers. 32's surfaces aren't as good as 31's. Frankly, Schnabel makes mincemeat of the final fugue in 31—if you can't play the notes play then much faster than anyone can. On the other hand he gets just about everything right in the last sonata, justly renown. Can't grab an image of the LP but it's from this mastering:

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    LP fans—if you ever find albums in this series, grab them. This is easily the best transfers of Beethoven's Piano Sonatas, Arthur Schnabel:

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  10. Rose River Bear

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  11. Soulpope

    Soulpope Common one

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    Another Dvorak "must have" are these recording of the 8th (1951) and 9th symphony (1954) directed by the great Vaclav Talich...
     
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  12. Rose River Bear

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    It sounds like tin foil being crumpled.
     
  13. trumpetplayer

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    Same here, this is a great Debussy interpretation.
     
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  14. John S

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    The Messiaen makes for very nice "filler" indeed.
    What about this shiny disc?

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  15. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    In general, Talich was to Czech music what, say, Boult was to English music or Monteux to French: the dean, the "go-to" exponent of his generation to represent the national school. Dvorak Slavonic Dances? His symphonies? Smetana's Ma Vlast? etc., etc.? You just cannot go wrong with Talich. That's not to say that his work in other schools was in any way of lesser quality, but his stature on the international scene was grounded firmly in interpreting the music of his native land.

    My absolute favorite account of The Moldau is Talich's, which I have in an old mono Parliament LP issue of the full cycle.
     
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  16. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Question: Whose are the squeakiest voices in Sweden?

    Answer: Alfven and the Chipmunks.

    Mind you, their shows do very well in the Nielsen ratings.

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    Ahem. Yesterday, on the radio, I once again heard some of those catchy excerpts from Hugo Alfven's The Prodigal Son. Which led me to check my catalogue. Which led me to the sad discovery that I have no music at all from this ballet, much less the entire score. Anybody have a recommendation for a good traversal of the work, preferably complete?
     
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  17. scompton

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    The Jenůfa that the NSO did a few years ago was very good.
     
  18. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Never heard it, assume it's an aircheck of some sort.
     
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  19. coopmv

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

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    Where I expected some punch from the orchestra, I got some soggy sound. The remastering was not done right ...
     
  20. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    So it's not a digital version of the recordings on your LP?
     
  21. coopmv

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

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    Now playing the following CD from my Wagner collection to get some fireworks going ...

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    I also have the following LP. While the tracks on these 2 recordings may not be identical but they should be very similar. A seller asks for $99.99 for this LP on Amazon ... :crazy:

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  22. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    Let me check the performance first, but I only have the Suite from the Prodigal Son issued in 2001.
     
  23. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    Those HRH discs have some great stuff on them. The remixed Nielsen 4th comes to mind as one of the best on record IMO. They did good jobs remixing those recordings.
     
  24. bluemooze

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    Now listening to "Handel - Acis And Galatea" performed by Les Arts Florissants directed by William Christie on Erato. Main vocalists are Sophie Daneman/Patricia Petibon/Paul Agnew/Joseph Cornwell/Alan Ewing.

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  25. coopmv

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

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    Indeed, the sound is excellent and the CD was billed as SBM or Super Bit Mapping, though I suspect it is probably no more than 20 bit since it was remastered in the 90's. All tracks were recorded during the golden age of the NYPO, i.e. in the 60's when Bernstein was still at the helm ... :righton:
     
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