Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #63)

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

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  1. Fafner88

    Fafner88 Forum Resident

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    Is the remaster sounds better?
     
  2. Geee!

    Geee! Senior Member

    JOAQUIN RODRIGO | Concierto de Aranjuez; Concierto Andaluz
    Pepe Romero y Los Romeros, Sir Neville Mariner & Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
    (1979, Philips/The Netherlands) red label
    I also have a CD of Charles Dutoit & the OSM featuring Carlos Bonell which I also like very much. Is there a preferred version for anyone here?
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  3. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    To my ears the remastered Warner Classics CD-set does sound better than the 3 complete EMI CD-sets from the late 1980s, but opinions seem to vary. If you have the older (EMI) sets there's no need to replace them, though.
     
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  4. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Mine too. I listened to it tonight. A lovely recording, but I would not be surprised to find out that better recordings of this work exist.
     
  5. coopmv

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

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    A decent performance with some excellent dynamics to boot. My thirty-year old Tandberg amplifier continues to deliver ...
     
  6. coopmv

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

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    Now playing the following SACD from my Rachmaninov collection for a third listen ...

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  7. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    No. 30-32 today. I know some people think his tempos are too slow, but I think they add depth and majesty to the music. I can't get over how good these 50 year old recordings sound. No doubt the original analog tape and tube mics helped.

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  8. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    I think this is one of the best performances of the pieces that I've heard. I got to hear these same forces play the 3rd Concerto a few years ago--it was electrifying!
     
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  9. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Does it say that they used tube mics in the notes or was that the norm back then?
     
  10. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    That was the norm. Neumann first developed a solid state mic in 1964, the same year as the most recent recording in the set, but I seriously doubt that Philips jumped at the chance to use it!
     
  11. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Ok, thanks.
     
  12. coopmv

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

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    IMO, Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini: Andante Cantabile and the Prelude to Parsifal are two of the most romantic pieces of classical music ever composed ...
     
  13. ToddBD

    ToddBD Forum Resident

    Agreed!
     
  14. bluemooze

    bluemooze Senior Member

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    Now on the turntable, "Purcell - Behold I Bring You Glad Tidings/Haydn - Cantilena Pro Adventu/Alessandro Scarlatti - Christmas Cantata" performed by The Purcell Singers and the Mainz Chamber Orchestra led by Gunther Kehr on Turnabout.

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  15. bluemooze

    bluemooze Senior Member

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    Now on the turntable, Sides 1 & 2 from "Bach - The Well-Tempered Clavier I" performed by Daniel Chorzempa playing harpsichord/clavichord/organ on Philips.

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  16. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    How do you find the switching back and forth between instruments?
     
  17. bluemooze

    bluemooze Senior Member

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    It doesn't bother me. And, I enjoy the variety of sounds. :)
     
  18. Daedalus

    Daedalus I haven't heard it all.....

    Wonderful version-well-played colorful sound. I have this on CD as part of the Reiner box set and an older vinyl reissue for Alto( manufactured by Classic, I think) for European market-a black sticker was used on front top of cover to hide RCA logos/marks. I bought a batch of the stealth RCA LPs at low price.
     
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  19. Soulpope

    Soulpope Common one

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  20. bluemooze

    bluemooze Senior Member

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    Now listening to "Bach - Partita No. 2 BWV 1004/Sonata No. 3 BWV 1005" performed by Lara St. John on Well Tempered Productions.

    This came out 18 years ago. Time goes by too fast.

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  21. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

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    Now playing:
    Frederic Chopin – Sonata No.2 Op.35, 12 Etudes, op.10, Barcarolle, op.60 — Nelson Freire, piano (Decca / MHS)

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  22. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

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    Now playing, more Chopin:

    Frederic Chopin – Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11
    — Arthur Rubinstein — Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra — Alfred Wallenstein (RCA Victor Red Seal Records – Sony Music)

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  23. coopmv

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

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    Me too. I go from early music to Sibelius ...
     
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  24. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    I have this forgotten CD according to my computer records. She is a one-hit wonder ... :winkgrin:
     
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  25. coopmv

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

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    I have the SACD version of this recording. I believe this recording is now only available as redbook CD ...
     
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