Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #62)

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

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  1. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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    You're right!
     
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  2. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

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    Now playing:
    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)

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  3. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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    True to its original release format, the Rubinstein box set has that album (including the Strauss where Rubinstein did not play).
     
  4. EasterEverywhere

    EasterEverywhere Forum Resident

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    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.

    http://www.stokowski.org/Harvey_Fletcher_and_Bell_Labs_Stereo.htm
     
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  5. woosh1956

    woosh1956 Forum Resident

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    Thanks for your response.
     
  6. coopmv

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

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    I only have Goldberg Variations performed on piano and harpsichord and have close to 30 versions, including a few in big box ...
     
  7. coopmv

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

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    Goldberg Variations is like Water Music and the Four Seasons, the warhorse baroque music ... :agree:
     
  8. coopmv

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

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    Actually, Sony was late to the big box party compared with UniversalMusic and EMI. WarnerMusic was a relative late-comer as well ...
     
  9. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    listening to "Bach - Goldberg Variations" from the Angela Hewitt box on Hyperion.

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  10. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Are Claudio Arrau's early 1950s recordings of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, WoO 80 available anywhere other than in the set below?

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  11. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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    I was listening to her first traversal of WTC last week.
     
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  12. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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  13. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Thanks. It's Op.120, of course...
     
  14. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    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.)

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  15. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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  16. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    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?
     
  17. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Gotcha!

    Yes.
     
  18. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    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!
     
  19. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    To quote a celebrated wise man: gotcha! ;)
     
  20. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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  21. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    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.
     
  22. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  23. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

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    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)

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  24. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    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.

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  25. SquaRoots

    SquaRoots The North Star Grassman

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    ´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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