Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #62)

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

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  1. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Frenchtown NJ USA
    Now listening to Symphony No. 5 performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra led by Otto Klemperer from the "Beethoven - Symphonies And Piano Concertos" box set on EMI.

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  2. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Now listening to Symphony No. 5 performed by the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique led by John Elliot Gardiner from the "Beethoven - 9 Symphonies" box set on Archiv.

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  3. ToddBD

    ToddBD Forum Resident

    I have this, but on 45's...need to dig it out of the basement and give it a listen.
     
  4. ToddBD

    ToddBD Forum Resident

    So I got this at a thrift for $1…10 LPs, pressed by RCA (yes, Dynagroove LPs, but they sound fantastic). A lot of good light classical literature on here that is well executed, which is mostly why I got it (and the fact that they looked virtually unplayed and I'm a sucker for LPs).
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  5. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

    Location:
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    Arrau playing Bach: nothing more needs to be said. One does have a make allowances for the 1942/45 sound quality, but it's really not that bad--it reasonably reproduces the sound of a piano. In fact, it's nice to know that the performances haven't been micro-edited and processed like so many recordings today. I'm sure more modern remastering techniques than those used in 1988 would result in better sound, but it's good enough to hear the genius and soul of Arrau's playing.

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  6. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
    Now listening to "D. Scarlatti - Sonatas Vol. 1" from the "Andreas Staier Edition" box set on DHM.

    The first track sounds like he's a Scarlatti machine.

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  7. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    ...and it has probably my favorite record jacket cover ever. (It's even better in the larger 78 RPM format.)
     
  8. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    There was no copyright infringement there. Paul Simon did the same with Bach Mass in b ...
     
  9. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    I have this box and the piano playing by Barenboim was decent ...
     
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  10. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    This is all the sort of thing that Fiedler did better than anybody else, before or since. Well done, say I! :edthumbs:
     
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  11. coopmv

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

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    This box is in my Beethoven collection but is not my goto set since I still prefer Beethoven Symphonies to be performed on modern instruments ...
     
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  12. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I have about a half dozen recordings by Staier and they are all single CD's ...
     
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  13. coopmv

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

    Location:
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    John Williams succeeded Fiedler at the Boston Pops. But who succeeded Williams? I saw Williams' successor conducting the Boston Pops at the Mohegan Sun Casino in CT on Black Friday in 98 ...
     
  14. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

  15. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    I have the complete Klemperer mono + stereo Beethoven orchestral recordings for EMI in this wonderful box:

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  16. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

    Location:
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    In my Brahms class we were listening to the Brahms 3rd, and I recalled that Carlos Santana and Dave Matthews borrowed the third movement.
     
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  17. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

    Location:
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  18. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
  19. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

    Location:
    Fresno, California
    St. Matthew Passion:

    " . . . The tune is based on a melody line from a chorale from Johann Sebastian Bach's St Matthew Passion, itself a reworking of an earlier secular song, "Mein G'müt ist mir verwirret," composed by Hans Leo Hassler.[2] The melody used for "American Tune" can be heard quite distinctly in part 1, number 21 and number 23 and in part 2, number 54. "American Tune"'s melody is practically identical to that of "Mein G'müt ist mir verwirret" and "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded", although Simon expanded on the tune. Credit to the origins of the melody is given on his album cover. . ."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Tune
     
  20. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
    Do you like the way he does Symphony No. 5? I liked the version in my set. Much slower than the Gardiner version.
     
  21. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

    Location:
    west of sun valley
    I believe this is the set that I had at one time, and now wished I had kept it. Isn't this the set that has a stereo Sleigh Ride (composed by Leroy Anderson)? It is one of Fiedler's finest bits in my opinion. The timing is fabulous and the trumpet players are fantastic. And RCA did a great job in the transfers for Reader's Digest as they did on several of the Digest compilations. Gotta find that again for the holidays.
     
  22. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
    Now listening to the first disc from "Chopin - The Complete Nocturnes & Impromptus" performed by Claudio Arrau on Philips Duo CD.

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  23. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Of the 2 recordings of the 5th Klemperer made for EMI (1955 and 1959) I prefer the one from 1955. It sounds livelier and more vital.
     
  24. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Thanks for the correction, I thought about SMP. As I have not followd any non-classical music since the early 80's and was too lazy to google, I just pointed out what one of my sisters who told me about the Paul Simon piece from years ago ...
     
  25. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    It turned out that I have both this Philips twofer and the original 2-LP set ...
     
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