Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Oct 27, 2014.
Cesar Franck – Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major
— Jascha Heifetz, violin, Arthur Rubinstein, piano
Richard Strauss – Sonata for Violin and Piano Op.18
— Jascha Heifetz, violin, Arpad Sandor, piano (RCA Victorr Red Seal Collector's Edition – Sony Music)
True to its original release format, the Rubinstein box set has that album (including the Strauss where Rubinstein did not play).
Which is why there are few,if any,any pressed radio transcription LPs of symphony orchestra broadcasts before WWII.And yes,radio trascriptions were 33 1/3 as early as 1929.
Thanks for your response.
I only have Goldberg Variations performed on piano and harpsichord and have close to 30 versions, including a few in big box ...
Goldberg Variations is like Water Music and the Four Seasons, the warhorse baroque music ...
Actually, Sony was late to the big box party compared with UniversalMusic and EMI. WarnerMusic was a relative late-comer as well ...
listening to "Bach - Goldberg Variations" from the Angela Hewitt box on Hyperion.
Are Claudio Arrau's early 1950s recordings of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, WoO 80 available anywhere other than in the set below?
I was listening to her first traversal of WTC last week.
If they are, it should be listed here: http://arrauhouse.org/content/disc_completediscography.htm
Thanks. It's Op.120, of course...
Intense performances captured in demonstration-worthy sound. (They are live recordings, so there are a few conductor stomps and very minor audiences noises here there.)
Gilbert is a strong proponent of Nielsen.
Just to be clear: I'm not saying it's good; just that it's fast. Far, far too fast, in my opinion. Is the Schnabel b'cast likewise, in your opinion?
Thanks for the link--most interesting. I guess I stand corrected: for the experimental sessions, Victor went to the trouble and expense of setting up a recording room at the hall. Ya learn something new every day!
To quote a celebrated wise man: gotcha!
He's definitely the man for the job!
I have to listen to some of his recent conducting work. I saw him back in 1990 when he was the conductor of a local symphony in Haddonfield, New Jersey. I had a feeling back then he would have a decent career.
After finding EMI's mega-box of Poulenc yesterday, I have been enjoying it. Right now, I am listening to chamber works involving winds. I have a DG disc of some of these, but I hadn't listened to it in a while. The flute sonata is lovely as are a number of the others. The clarinet sonata - well I've attempted to play that from time without too much success, so I have a bit of a feud with it. (Seriously - it's a marvelous work.)
Edit - and now it's playing.
Camille Saint-Saens – Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.4 Op.44, Introduction et Rondo capriccioso for Violin and Orchestra Op.28
— Robert Casadeus, piano, Zino Francescatti, violin
Claude Debussy – Premiere Rhapsody pour orchestre avec clarinette principal, Rhapsodie pour orchestra et saxophone (orch: Jean Roger-Ducasse)
— Stanley Drucker, clarinet, Sigurd Rascher, saxophone
Gabriel Faure – Ballade in F-sharp major for Piano and Orchestra Op.19
— Robert Casadeus, piano
New York Philharmonic — Leonard Bernstein (Sony Classical)
There's a difference I forgot to mention: the Philips box (pictured again below) has 11 CDs with all the sonatas and the 1968 recordings of the "Eroica" Variations, Op.35, the Variations WoO 80 and the Variations, Op.34, while your Decca box has all that and one more CD with the 1952 recording of the Diabelli Variations, Op.120. I have no idea how they are played; as for the 1952 recording, I read somewhere that it had too much reverb added.
´Scuse me, I could do with some advice.
Please recommend me some good performances on CD/DVD of Wagner´s Lohengrin.
I have tickets for this performance next week and don´t have any of this music in my collection as of yet....
Thank you in advance.
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