Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #63)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Nov 22, 2014.

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  1. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    I thought it was a rather patronizing comment.
     
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  2. Mik

    Mik Forum Resident

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    Robin, notice that the Fagius set on BIS can only be played on sacd players (it's not surround though, stereo only). It has 5 discs only, but contains 20 hours of music (each disc is +4 hours).
    For the performance, money and excellent sonics, you can't go wrong with it, as it's a steal!

    The Walcha box set is great, but is not as complete as the Fagius set. The recordings are very good considering some are from the mid-50's, and though there are a few sonic limitations here and there, there's nothing distracting at all. Performances are great.

    The Preston box is also very good, but in my opinion, and as oposite to the other box sets, there are better performances of some of the pieces contained.

    The Hänssler may be the most complete of them, but I only have a few separate discs. Great sound and performances too.

    I'd go for the Fagius set if you have a sacd player, as it has the best sound of all and the performances are brilliant
     
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  3. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Why, I don't mind if I do. Have three [count 'em] bottom-end SACD players from 2004, all work.
     
  4. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    This is a good set if one requires surround sound:

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    These are historically informed performances--I prefer mine on massive cathedral organs with 32' pipes! How big is Fagius' organ? (no jokes, please...) :D
     
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  5. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    :ignore:
     
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  6. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    And does it have any stops?



    How much is this set?
     
  7. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    Yes, it has stops, which varies according to the organ being used--there are quite a few.

    Here is some more info:
    http://www.aeolus-music.com/ae-en/All-Discs/AE10761-Bach-Johann-Sebastian-Complete-Organ-Works

    My wife got it for me as a birthday present last year--I think it was around $160. She got it from some little organ store in Texas, but I don't see them coming up in a Google search.

    EDIT: Here it is, but they don't list it now: http://pipe-organ-recordings.com/
     
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  8. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    My favorite NWS on record. I have around ten.
     
  9. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Wow, the $1 I paid for it was well spent!
     
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  10. coopmv

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

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    I just added this CD to my JS Bach collection a few weeks ago ... :righton:
     
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  11. coopmv

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

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  12. coopmv

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

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    I have the Chopin box by him ...
     
  13. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Now enjoying a first spin of this new 2CD set.
     
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  14. bluemooze

    bluemooze Senior Member

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    Now listening to "Bach - Keyboard Concertos Nos. 1,4,5/Brandenburg Concerto No. 5" from the "Edwin Fischer - Piano Playing from the Heart" EMI Icon box set.

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  15. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    I guess I've been on a Zarathustra mission lately, as this is my 3rd purchase of the piece in two weeks, and what a glorious, intense performance. Excellent sound, too (the organ and bells are a bit more impressive in Previn's Telarc recording). Overall, this might be my favorite.[​IMG]
     
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  16. Fafner88

    Fafner88 Forum Resident

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    You should still get the Maazel though...
     
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  17. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Late to the party as usual, but:

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    Not for "German school" purists, however; he likes very bright registrations and as a rule does not linger. Amazon has it here: http://www.amazon.com/Bach-Organ-Complete-Michel-Chapuis/dp/B00004RJSX for $75

    A brief favorable review of the performances, with links to info about the performer, is here: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/damianthompson/100006883/bachs-organ-music-revealed-at-last/

    Oh, and the set first saw light of day on LP, well before the advent of CD; Bach works discovered since then will be conspicuous by their absence.
     
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  18. Pericles

    Pericles Forum Resident

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    A day of Beethoven's 9th for me:

    - Furtwangler (Berlin, 1942)
    - Furtwangler (Lucerne, 1954)
    - Fricsay (BPO, 1958)
    - Karajan (BPO, 1963)

    I'm still not sure which one I prefer.
     
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  19. bluemooze

    bluemooze Senior Member

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    Now listening to "Bach - Sonatas BWV 1001, 1003, 1005" performed by Nathan Milstein on EMI.

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  20. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    :righton:
     
  21. coopmv

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

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    I have the JS Bach Sonatas and Partitas by Milstein on a DG twofer ...
     
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  22. bluemooze

    bluemooze Senior Member

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    Now listening to "Brahms - Symphonys Nos. 2 & 3" from "Leonard Bernstein -The Symphony Edition" on Sony.

    With the New York Philharmonic.

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  23. TeacFan

    TeacFan Forum Resident In Memoriam

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    Classic photo..All that is missing is the oversize brandy snifter for tips.

    I am also enjoying this set. Just ordered the new one through a black/cyber promo w/Barns&Nobel.
     
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  24. bluemooze

    bluemooze Senior Member

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    Now listening to "Handel - Water Music" performed by The English Concert led by Trevor Pinnock on Archiv.

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  25. bluemooze

    bluemooze Senior Member

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    Now listening to "Handel - Water Music Suite/The Musick For The Royal Fireworks" performed by The Academy Of Ancient Music directed by Christopher Hogwood from the Baroque Era L'Oiseau-Lyre box.

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