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Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #65)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Jan 7, 2015.

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  1. Soulpope

    Soulpope Common one

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    Vienna, Austria
  2. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    A complete and thorough discography of recordings by Jorge Bolet is now available online through Wikipedia, as an "external link" in conjunction with their article on Bolet. This discography is a work of love by Farhan Malik and Michael Glover:

    http://www.kensington-chelsea.co.uk/boletdiscography/
     
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  3. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Hawkman stirred my interest in rehearing Sir Thomas Beecham's/RPO Delius recordings. Have "His Master's Voice" ALP 1586, a mono copy of the Delius program that includes Brigg Fair, A Song Before Sunrise, March Caprice, On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, Summer Night on the River, Sleigh Ride, and Intermezzo from Fennimore and Gerda. I also have the Seraphim pressing of the same program, S-60185, in stereo. The original UK pressing has superior sound, mono or no. As for the performances, pure earcandy and I mean that in the best possible way. Also have the 1956 recording of "On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring" in a "World Records" compilation of Beecham's recordings, this in stereo.

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  4. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    Lots of live classical music this weekend.

    Tonight - Jonathan Biss in recital.
    Tomorrow - Balanchine and Tchaikovsky (Serenade No. 3), Stravinsky ("Agon") and Bizet (Symphony in C).
     
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  5. Scott Wheeler

    Scott Wheeler Forum Resident

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    Makes me happy to see others making live classical music a part of their musical world.
     
  6. coopmv

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

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    It may be 2018 before I can complete my first listen to this box ... LOL
     
  7. coopmv

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

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    This recording may not even be available in the US. Another reason I like to buy from European etailers since they often carry titles that are either hard to find or unavailable in the US ...
     
  8. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    As promised, now listening to some Delius. The lush sound of the Philadelphia Orchestra fills my apartment.
     
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  9. coopmv

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

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    I do not even have a single track of music by Delius ...
     
  10. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

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    Sometimes. Some public domain reissues you can't but it says so and doesn't give the option. If you can see the download, you can download it.
     
  11. Hawkman

    Hawkman Supercar Gort Staff

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    I think that the thing that attracted me to recordings like these and other classical titles is that they give me a 'sense of place' as well as a mood. Titles like 'Summer Night On The River' and 'A Song Before Sunrise' as well as something like 'A Night On Bald Mountain' really get my 'mind pictures' going. That is what I like best about classical music. Of course something named 'Piano Concerto, No. 2' can get the mind pictures going too. But they tend to be 'different' with a 'plain' title. I tend to picture the performer more than 'place'.
     
  12. ToddBD

    ToddBD Forum Resident

    On the turntable this morning…
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  13. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    You have Smetana's epic Ma Vlast aka My Country? The Moldau from that cycle of tone poems is about as pictorial as music ever gets. I also recommend Sibelius' Tapiola, that composer's final work, an evocation of Finland's God of the forest.


    Oh, oh, oh—Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique, dazed and confused . . .
     
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  14. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

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    Camille Saint-Saens
    — Tone Poems: Phaeton op.39, Le Rouet d'Omphale op.31, Danse macabre op.40, Le Jeuness d'Hercule op.50 plus Marche heroique op.34 — Philharmonia Orchestra
    — Piano Concerto No.1 Op.17 — Pascal Roge,piano — Philharmonia Orchestra
    Charles Dutoit (Decca Records)

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  15. Fafner88

    Fafner88 Forum Resident

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    You may like this CD...

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    And also try some Vaughan Williams, if you don't know him.
     
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  16. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    "The Lark Ascending" and "Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis" are good starting points.

    (I am not really familiar with King Crimson, but some people claim, there is a connection between "The Lark Ascending" and "Lark's Tongue in Aspic.")
     
  17. Fafner88

    Fafner88 Forum Resident

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    This CD can be a great intro into VW

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  18. Fafner88

    Fafner88 Forum Resident

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    For me personally, the number 1 most pictorially evocative piece of music is Debussy's La Mer (the sea).
     
  19. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    Can't really say I am a big fan of Beecham yet and I have no more than a half dozen recordings by him on CD. Now playing the following CD from my Grieg collection ...

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  20. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    Behold, Sokolov's debut on DG! The rather distant mic placement robs the piano of some body, but it certainly doesn't detract from the phenomenal playing. Here's the program:

    W. A. MOZART
    Piano Sonatas KV 280 · KV 332

    FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN
    24 Préludes op. 28
    2 Mazurkas op. 68 No. 2 · op. 63 No. 3

    ALEXANDER SCRIABIN
    2 Poèmes op. 69

    JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU
    Les Sauvages

    JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
    Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 639
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  21. Scott Wheeler

    Scott Wheeler Forum Resident

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    You already have this? I thought it was due for a Feb 2nd release
     
  22. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    Davis, CA
    I ordered it from MDT in the UK.
     
  23. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    MDT and Presto will always get their hands on most European releases ahead of the US etailers ... :righton:
     
  24. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    Now playing CD18 from the following box for a first listen ...

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  25. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Frenchtown NJ USA
    :righton:
     
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