Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #59)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Aug 15, 2014.

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  1. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

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    Your making it hard to resist. It been in and out of my cart
     
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  2. coopmv

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

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    Just a simple one-click checkout should require no further hesitation. Being a member of CMC can drain your wallet ... :winkgrin::righton:
     
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  3. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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    I've had that in my collection as an EMI Studio recording for decades. It's a real favorite.

    There was an an LP of Rossini overtures on London Phase 4. That was one of the first five classical albums I ever bought.

    Edit - I may have confused the Rossini LP with an album of Strauss waltzes. Both were early purchases, but the Phase 4 may have been the Strauss.
     
  4. coopmv

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

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    A little Rossini provides a nice change of pace ... :righton:
     
  5. coopmv

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

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    Now playing the following CD from my Albinoni collection. While not HIP, the performance was quite good with excellent Philips sound ...

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  6. Uri Cohen

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    Very good for $4:

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  7. coopmv

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

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    Now playing the following CD from my Mendelssohn collection. BTW, William Boughton is now the conductor of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, which is only forty minutes from my house ...

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  8. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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  9. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    Op. 131 from this superb set:

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  10. George P

    George P Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Seconded!

    I assume that the entire contents are in here: [​IMG]

    and in the complete set that was reissued: [​IMG]

    If so, I no longer need the former.
     
  11. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    You don't need the former anymore. The box is complete.
     
  12. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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    Yes - it's all in the mega-box (as well as the Brahms box set I discovered). I am trying to think of people who would appreciate one or both as a gift.
     
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  13. Uri Cohen

    Uri Cohen Forum Resident

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    I appreciate it but I'm avoiding the box sets at this time. I'll let my taste in classical go organic. My friend been bugging me forever to pick up this Planets releases: http://www.elusivedisc.com/Holst-The-Planets-XRCD24/productinfo/JVCSXR0228/. Hope it is worth it..... :) (yes, I ordered it today).
     
  14. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Giving classical CDs away is probably the best option. I have hundreds in my sale pile (many duplicates/overlaps) and have been trying to sell them for ridicously low prices, but no one seems to be even remotely interested...
     
  15. scompton

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    I just finished listening to Stokowski conducting Falla's El Amor Brujo and
    Wagner's Tristan und Isolde Love Music from The Columbia Stereo Recordings boxed set. It's a wonderful sounding album.
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  16. George P

    George P Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  17. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    Now enjoying Gekic's Liszt Transcendental Etudes
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  18. alankin1

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    Anton Arensky – Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello No.1 Op.32
    — Leonard Penario, piano, Jascha Heifetz, violin, Gregor Piatigorsky, cello

    Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto for Violin, Cello, Strings and Continuo RV 547
    — Jascha Heifetz, violin, Gregor Piatigorsky, cello, Malcom Hamilton, harpsichord — Chamber Orchestra

    Bohuslav Martinu – Duo for Violin and Cello No.1 H.157
    — Jascha Heifetz, violin, Gregor Piatigorsky, cello

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    The Heifetz-Piatigorsky Concerts with Leonard Pannario and Guests (RCA Victor Red Seal – Sony Classical)
     
  19. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

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    One thing I like about that box is it does have quite a few works that are not the usual suspects.
     
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  20. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    Claudio Arrau playing Mozart Sonatas No. 10, 11, and 18.
     
  21. George P

    George P Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    People criticize the Mozart piano sonatas for being too simple, but I love them.
     
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  22. Bachtoven

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    This is a wonderful SACD--DaCapo always provides superb sound. The Symphony No.1 sounds a lot like a darker, angrier Sibelius; the 8th is more fragmented and chamber music-like.

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  23. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    While I prefer piano works by Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt, Busoni, et al, Mozart has his charms. I understand than many of his Sonatas are a lot harder to play than they sound.
     
  24. coopmv

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

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    List them on Amazon or eBay ...
     
  25. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Selling them locally or at least within the Netherlands would be the only viable option as far as shipping cost is concerned. Dutch international shipping rates are so high that no one outside the Netherlands would be interested. I recently sold three CDs to someone in the United States and shipping turned out to be over $30! Fortunately, the buyer was prepared to pay the actual postage, probably because the items were pretty rare.

    I did try to sell the classical CDs here several times, but guess what... no one was interested either. They don't seem to be an interesting commodity, ar least not anymore.
     
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