Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Nov 22, 2014.
Luckily it's available as a 24-bit download, too. Nice collection.
Now listening to "Bach - Fantasia and Fugue in A minor/Aria Variata/Sonata in D major/Suite in F minor" from the Angela Hewitt box on Hyperion.
I find Angela Hewitt a bit cold relative to Marcelle Meyer. Her Rameau is heavenly....
Her Rameau recordings were recently reissued on Erato!
This looks intriguing.....
I purchased a number of the EMI pianist box sets a few years ago before I retired. The Meyer box is the one that's easiest to listen to the music through the noise from older recordings. Not that there's less noise, but her performances shine through and I just focus on what she's playing.
I agree! That is a fantastic set - desert island for sure! So much to explore in that box set. As soon as I heard her Rameau I was mesmerized. It sounded like soft rain falling on the keyboard. I had never heard anybody play the piano like that before.
Now listening to "The Essential Emma Kirkby" on Virgin Veritas.
Monteverdi, Bach, Handel, Dowland etc.
Sounds very interesting.
Edit - looks like the Barto is on Spotify, but not the Meyer (although they have quite a few other recordings by her).
Now listening to "Szymanowski - Piano Works" performed by Emily White on Arabesque.
Sonata No. 3, Op. 36
Four Etudes, Op. 4
Metopy (Metopes), Op. 29
Maski (Masques), Op. 34
Now listening to "White Moon: Songs To Morpheus" performed by Dawn Upshaw on Nonesuch.
Songs by Warlock, Monteverdi, Purcell, Dowland, Handel, Villa-Lobos, Schwantner, Crawford - Seeger and Crumb
Crumb followed by Purcell. Interesting.
It transitioned beautifully. Good programming on somebody's part.
The whole CD is beautiful.
Now listening to CD 1 "Bach/Mozart/D. Scarlatti/Chopin" performed by Dinu Lipatti from "The Master Pianist" box set on EMI.
I bet that's nice. I have the Chopin Waltz disc as a standalone.
Nice indeed. The recording are old though but still very enjoyable.
It's just a straight reissue from Warner (as they own most of the classical stuff from EMI).
All the classical stuff from EMI is owned by Warner; the Warner Music Group acquired the entire EMI Classics division.
Guess that means all her recordings are great.
WarnerMuisc just re-packaged the same box ...
I bought this CD a number of years ago. I actually attended a performance of the NYPO with Barto and Sir Colin Davis some 15 years ago at the Carnegie Hall.
I have this recording as a single ...
I'm assuming the new remaster is 24/96, so I'm sticking with the old CDs until a high-rez download is available. It's a great set!
Nice! I just read a rave review of his new CD that includes various works based on Paganini, including Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody.
I have a huge classical record collection,with lots of rarities,but I have yet to find any Marcelle Meyer.Considering the prices her records bring,it really isn't any wonder.
IIRC, this EMI box has become pretty pricey and I regret I did not grab it a few years ago ...
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