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Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Mar 16, 2015.

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  1. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Now disc 1 of this controversial release: Mozart: Symphonies 39, K543; 40, K550 - Nikolaus Harnoncourt/Concentus Music Wien - Mozart: The Last Symphonies - Mozart's Instrumental Oratorium - 2 CDs, Sony

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  2. Casagrande

    Casagrande Forum Resident

    Still the definitive recording of the Concerto as far as I'm concerned. I have the 1990s remaster (cd) and I think it sounds great.
     
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  3. Casagrande

    Casagrande Forum Resident

    I heard k543 from that set on Dutch radio 4 and I didn't like it one bit. I thought the sound of the orchestra was really terrible, but then I'm not really a fan of period instruments.
     
  4. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Well, I like what I've heard so far - the Finale of K543 is playing now. I've nothing against period-instrument performances (HIP) of the works of Beethoven and his predecessors, with the exception of fortepiano :)
     
  5. jukes

    jukes Forum Resident

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    I've liked his work on Debussy and Mahler, but quite simply haven't got a grasp of this one.
     
  6. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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  7. john greenwood

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  8. John S

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    Some great after work music. I really love the famous second movement of the "Pathetique" played with forward movement without schmaltz. Also a great "Moonlight" sonata, plus some great playing on maybe LvB's best WoO, the 32 Variations on an Original Theme in C minor.
     
  9. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    "Annie Fischer 1976 - 1978* - Hungaroton
    These performances were recorded phrase by phrase with retakes, cutting, pasting, and editing taking place as late as 1992 and even beyond Fischer's death. Has its (cult?) following."
     
  10. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    The best Pathetique there is.
     
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  11. Bachtoven

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    While I prefer Bach's GV on the piano, this new string orchestra recording is certainly wonderful. Spreading Bach's dense musical lines among several groups of players clarifies the counterpoint, and of course, string instruments can sustain the notes longer and add some tasteful vibrato, so this version casts the music in an entirely different light. The Britten Sinfonia plays magnificently. Fantastic sound, too--sounds like it the group was closely mic'd in a very reverberant church, so there's a perfect blend of presence/detail as well as ambience.

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  12. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Yeah, he hasn't heard her Beethoven yet. I am trying to get him to change all that.
     
  13. Scott Wheeler

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    my fav
     
  14. coopmv

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

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    You are doing much better as you are on your second pass ... :righton:
     
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  15. coopmv

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

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    Boulez started with Bruckner late in life according to the liner notes ...
     
  16. coopmv

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

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    What a sensual babe a young Martha was? :righton::love:

    I have this box as well ...
     
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  17. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

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    Carl NielsenChamber Music Vol. 2: The Violin sonatas and works for solo violin: Violin Sonata No.1 Op.9, No.2 Op.35, Prelude Theme and Variations Op.48 for solo violin, Preludio E Presto Op.52 for solo violin
    — Jon Gjesme, violin, Jens Elvekjaer, piano (sonatas), Tue Lautrup, violon (solo works) (Dacapo Records)

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  18. coopmv

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

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    Now playing CD24 - Haydn Symphonies Nos. 41-43 by Tafelmusik with Bruno Weil from the following box for a first listen ...

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  19. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Senior Member

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    These sexist comments must cease....even though you are expressing my thoughts exactly!
     
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  20. John S

    John S Forum Resident

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    I've been tempted by many adaptations of the Goldbergs -- harp, brass, organ, quartet, and so on -- but this one I can't resist. On its way from my fav KY vendor.
     
  21. coopmv

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

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    Is the above recording pretty similar to the one below?
    Bach Goldberg Variations
    Johann Sebastian Bach, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, NES Chamber Orchestra

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    It was the Goldberg Variations performed on a string orchestra. I bought the CD a good number of years ago but really did not like it much ...
     
  22. coopmv

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

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    BTW, I have a version of Goldberg Variations performed on organ. All in all, I only enjoy Goldberg Variations performed either on piano or on harpsichord but nothing else ...
     
  23. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    I haven't heard the NES version.
     
  24. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    Import CDs? That's from whom I bought it. I hope you like it!
     
  25. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    Bernstein's Haydn to jumpstart my morning. (late London Symphonies)
     
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