Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #58)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Jul 23, 2014.

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  1. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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  2. coopmv

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

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    I have the entire box in my collection. It is a pretty nice set ... :righton:
     
  3. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    In my home, it'd be a big insult...to Schubert.
     
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  4. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    You just inspired me - I'm going to put on the Bremen Concert. :)
     
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  5. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

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  6. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Anaquired taste. I do have cause to state that I have heard the Köln Concert enough times, thank you.

    Someone on this forum mentioned that Keith Jarrett's rendition of Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues was worthwhile. I'd say both Brendel's and Jarrett's tone is on the lean side.
     
  7. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Didn't have many Jarrett albums and sold them all. Enough said, I think :)
     
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  8. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Getting back to classical music...

    Now enjoying the 3rd SQ from the above 2CD set.
     
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  9. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    No worries. I'll go over and discuss Monteverdi on the jazz thread. :)
     
  10. kevinsinnott

    kevinsinnott Forum Coffeeologist

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    Rachmaninov's Symphony #3 is my favorite of his symphonies. Mackerras conducting the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic is my favorite recording. He has them play portamento strings, an ultra-romantic gesture that fits this ultra-romantic composer at his ultra-romantic peak. I really like the vibraphone part. I've heard Stokowski, whose last recording get plaudits all 'round, but I prefer this one, and that's high praise.

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  11. coopmv

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

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    Now playing the following CD, which just arrived today for a first listen. The CD is used but in ULN condition ...

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  12. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    Enjoyed the Jarrett. Then went on to Ashkenazy playing Schubert's D 894.
     
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  13. coopmv

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

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    This recording was made in 62 and the remastering for this Philips Silverline Classics was great ...
     
  14. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    "Somebody" here. :wave: I've heard Brendel in recital more than once, and his Philips recordings don't do him tonal justice. Certainly not opulent, mind, but his tone was much rounder than came across from the records.
     
  15. coopmv

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

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    Really? I thought Philips usually made the best recordings among all the UniversalMusic labels ...
     
  16. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    I can only say what I heard. By comparison to what he sounded like in the Kennedy Center, his tone on the records I've heard is drier and harder.
     
  17. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    I've always thought of Philips as having good quality control (thinking of vinyl in particular) but definitely dryer than Decca/London. I heard Brendel in recital several times and didn't find him particularly dry (except for his wit).
     
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  18. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    Have you heard this recording? It's quite reverberant.

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  19. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    No. By any chance was Linn involved with that recording? I have several Mozart/Linn/Mackerras SACDs.
     
  20. coopmv

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

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    This has to be a pre-2005 release, as 2005 was the last year UniversalMusic released any SACD's ...
     
  21. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    The copyright on mine is 2002. No, I don't think Linn was involved.
     
  22. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    I'd expect that to be different in kind than the earlier, purely stereo ones, because the miking must be entirely different. Haven't heard it, though, so I can't comment on the sound beyond that. In general, I suspect that a lot of the "hard" character I often hear in modern piano recordings can be traced to the close miking that seems to be standard practice. But, again, that's largely guesswork, as I'm certainly no expert in modern microphone placement technique.
     
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    drh Talking Machine

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  24. kevinsinnott

    kevinsinnott Forum Coffeeologist

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    Do you prefer his earlier non-Philips recordings? The Vox budget discs made earlier in his career are often more exciting to these ears. Of course, I'm not comparing him to live, so you have a point of comparison many of us do not. I admit I'm totally hypnotized by his Mozart; how Brendel tosses off the most difficult passages like they're Chopsticks.
     
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    Soulpope Common one

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