Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #69)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, Apr 12, 2015.

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  1. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    Listening to one of three recordings of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in the big EMI HvK box, this one with the Berlin Phil and Karl Leister. I'm not a big fan of von Karajan's Mozart, so I had put this off. But actually the orchestra is acceptable - the performance seems a bit relaxed. But I really think the EMI engineers do Leister, an injustice. The clarinet lacks warmth, particularly strange for an A clarinet. (It sounds a bit like a recorder.) I know Leister well enough to be quite certain he is not to blame.
     
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  2. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    I've tried Mozart's Clarinet Concerto several times, but I've always disliked the instrument's tone. On the other hand, I love the bass clarinet, especially in jazz (Eric Dolphy, for instance).
     
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  3. ToddBD

    ToddBD Forum Resident

    Some pretty virtuosic playing on this record, to be sure...
     
  4. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    London STS 15107. Beethoven's 7th symphony, Karajan, Vienna Philharmonic. This was my first LP of Beethoven's 7th, back in the very early 1970's. Recall it being well recorded with a good transfer.
     
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  5. Tribute

    Tribute Forum Resident

    You should listen to Barney Bigard's small group recordings (under Barney's leadership with a Duke Ellington ensemble)
     
  6. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    Well as I (try to) play clarinet, you should not be surprised that my perspective differs. Which clarinet recordings have you listened to? Have you listened to the Mozart on a basset clarinet? Have you listened to any of Brahms' chamber music for clarinet?

    As it happens, earlier today I listened to one of my favorite jazz albums to feature bass clarinet (and clarinet) - specifically Don Byron on Bill Frisell's "Have a Little Faith." I considered posting in this thread about it as the disc includes jazz arrangements of music by Ives and Copland. It also includes jazz arangements of Sonny Rollins, Muddy Waters, Sousa, Dylan and Madonna. It is in fact a celebration of American music in its broadest sense.
     
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  7. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Agree, too much speaking. :)
     
  8. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Now listening to "Faure - Pelleas et Melisande/Pavane Op. 50/Fantasie pour flute Op. 112/Masques et Bergamasques" performed by ASMF led by Neville Marriner on Argo.

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  9. scompton

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    The singing, of course, is great.
     
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  10. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    Some of the music from "Pelleas et Melisande" is used by Balanchine in "Emeralds."
     
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  11. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    I've been listening to jazz for over 50 years and I know Barney Bigard's recordings, so you don't have to tell me what to listen to.

    (This may sound a little harsh, but it annoys me when people tell me I should do this or that)
     
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  12. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Yes, I have listened to all kinds of works for clarinet, both in classical and jazz (and also other kinds of music), and I just don't like its tone - as I said with the exception of the bass clarinet. No offence intended, but it's just not the instrument for me.
     
  13. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

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    Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky – String Quartet No.1 Op.11
    Alexander Borodin – String Quartet No.2
    Emerson String Quartet (Deutsche Grammophon)

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  14. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Now: Schumann: Piano Sonata 2, Op.22; Nachtstücke, Op.23; 3 Romanzen, Op.28; Waldszenen, Op.82 - Wilhelm Kempff - Schumann: Piano Works - 4 CDs, DG; disc 4

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  15. Lonson

    Lonson Just a Lucky So-and-so

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  16. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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  17. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    George - I'm debating whether to pick up Richter's WTC from ImportCDs. Cost is about $12 (for both books) plus shipping.
     
  18. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    That's a helluva price! I say grab it!
     
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  19. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Now: Beethoven: Sonatas for Violin and Piano 6-8, Op.30/1-3 - Isabelle Faust and Alexander Melnikov - Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano - 3 CDs + 1 CD/DVD, Harmonia Mundi France; disc 3

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  20. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Needledropping a copy of Turnabout tv 34046s:

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    Great electronic music LP, 1966. Has Cathy Berberian as out there as all get out on Visages. Cage's Fontana Mix is justifiably famous as an early electronic classic. Ilhan Mimaroglu is a name otherwise unrecognized. Agony is a work that sounds like musique concrete but is made entirely of purely electronic/synthesized sounds. The sound quality is surprising good, considering the source.
     
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  21. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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  22. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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  23. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    In mine as well (ImportCDs). I'm putting together an order to place during their storewide sale. This will be my first Xenakis disc.
     
  24. Scott Wheeler

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    Look who is turning pages for Yuja Wang.
     
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  25. Walter H

    Walter H Santa's Helper

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    As a composer I know Mimaroglu only from his appearance in two or three anthologies like this one from Turnabout. He was also involved as a producer for Atlantic Records; Finnadar was his "imprint" for the label. Among other things, he produced the Charles Mingus "Changes One" and "Changes Two" albums.
     
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