Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #62)

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

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  1. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    The Op. 101 is fantastic, one of the best. The other "Hammerklavier" has a slow movement that rivals Schnabel's. In the outer movements Arrau appears to be channeling Liszt.
     
  2. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    Found it (or at least some of it) on Spotify. The search mechanism still sucks for classical. I had to look for Tacchino & Fevrier as the artist. I found an EMI megabox of Poulenc.
     
  3. SquaRoots

    SquaRoots The North Star Grassman

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    [A repeat of my last message, now hopefully including a visible picture:]

    Returning to some nice piano pieces.
    I chose an album from my DGG shelves once again, an LP in the fabulous Debut series:

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    IIRC Ciani died tragically at 33 in a car accident.
     
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  4. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    You're right!
     
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  5. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

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    Philly
    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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  6. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior 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).
     
  7. 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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  8. woosh1956

    woosh1956 Forum Resident

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    Thanks for your response.
     
  9. 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 ...
     
  10. 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:
     
  11. 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 ...
     
  12. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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

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  13. 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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  14. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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  16. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Thanks. It's Op.120, of course...
     
  17. 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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  18. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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  19. 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?
     
  20. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Gotcha!

    Yes.
     
  21. 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!
     
  22. drh

    drh Talking Machine

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

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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  24. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    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.
     
  25. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior 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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