Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Feb 20, 2015.
Next up…nice mono two-eye...
Now playing CD1 of the Schumann Series from the following box for a first listen ...
I have never cared for Zubin Mehta ...
My absolute favorite recording(s) of a Shostakovich String Quartet,would be the one or two The Hollywood String Quartet did for Capitol.
Now playing CD2 of the Schumann Series from the following box for a first listen. I should be done with this box for a first pass this week after almost 6 years ... LOL
My 15th Tallis Scholars CD, music of Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656). The gentleman on the cover is King Charles I.
Despite the label, no problems with this one. Recorded 4/83.
Always Bach on Sundays. Recorded 7/97, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.
Just got back from his recital at Disney Hall
How was it?
It's a band-aid over a jugular wound, the patient's gonna bleed out anyway. The "classical" slice of the pie is so small, attempting to prevent Universal from cornering the market is too little, too late.
I don't care for his work either.
Maybe, but that doesn't mean the European Commission shouldn't have done it.
Not even in late romantic works? I have his Mahler 2nd on Blu-Ray, which I liked on my one listen. It's a shame that I can only play Blu-Ray through my secondary system. It's pretty good (Cambridge Audio 840 Amp/Thiel 1.5 speakers), but it doesn't have the heft of my main system. Maybe one day I'll move my Oppo over just to check it out.
I also have some Mehta in my Decca and Verdi box sets.
I've never heard a Mehta performance that did anything for me.
Most often I start my day with something from the Baroque or Classical eras. This morning, instead, I am starting with Ashkenazy playing the Rachmaninov Preludes.
The Decca box has Mehta's "Planets" which receives a lot of praise. I'm just not that big a fan of the music, itself.
I have the entry level model 505u which is 100W Push Pull, really great with the Harbeths. I dont miss my seperates at all (Quicksilver 70s tube monoblocks).
Have my eye on the 30W Class A 590AX integrated amp, top of the line Luxman, but it's very expensive (even used). One can dream though..
Looks like you picked up a good bargain there. I have owned this CD for a few years ...
The problem I have with Luxman is it has a very limited American dealership network after it went through a re-organization and is now Chinese owned. I will probably stick with either Conrad Johnson (already have two SS amps) or MA 7900, a Mac integrated ...
For me, it is just Zubin Mehta's conducting style I do not care for ...
Ashy has a special touch for Rachman ...
Cant go wrong with either one of those too! Would love to try out a MA 7900 with the Harbeths
Has any CMC member ever purchased from an Amazon US MarketPlace seller located in Japan? Do I have to pay any import fees other than the required $3.99 shipping?
I like what I have read about Harbeths, which are pricey English speakers. They do not have much bass as they are essentially bookshelf speakers, right?