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Classical Corner Classical Music Corner (thread #7)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by -Alan, Dec 20, 2009.

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  1. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    I have his Chopin Complete Etudes on CD for many years, released by Chesky Record, which at the time (probably the early 90's) had some of the best sounds.
     
  2. George P

    George P Notable Member

    Location:
    NYC
    I have his re-recording of those works, made in 2005.
     
  3. George P

    George P Notable Member

    Location:
    NYC
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    Now Playing:

    Debussy
    Children's Corner
    Cortot
    Biddulph
    1928
    Mastered by Ward Marston
     
  4. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    On Ivory Classics?
     
  5. George P

    George P Notable Member

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    NYC
    yep.
     
  6. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    How do you rank Earl Wild as a pianist?
     
  7. George P

    George P Notable Member

    Location:
    NYC
    He's not to my taste, but he is revered by those who enjoy his playing.
     
  8. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    Among the American pianists, I only listen to Van Cliburn, Earl Wild and Murray Perahia. My collection of piano works is extremely Euro-centric ...
     
  9. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    Now this

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  10. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now this

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  11. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    Now playing CD5 from this set - B6 and Leonore Overture

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  12. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    Now playing CD14 from this set - 19 Polish Songs

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  13. Bronth

    Bronth Active Member

    Location:
    Riga, Latvia
    Vol. 9, CD 7, Mitridate re di Ponto, an opera seria from this set (Musica Ad Rhenum/Jed Wentz).
     

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  14. Bronth

    Bronth Active Member

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    Riga, Latvia
    She's a lovely girl, isn't she?
     
  15. George P

    George P Notable Member

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    NYC
    Now Playing...

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    Release Date: 07/06/1993
    Label: Dorian Recordings Catalog #: 90172 Spars Code: DDD
    Composer: Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms
    Performer: Ivan Moravec
    Conductor: Eduardo Mata
    Orchestra/Ensemble: Dallas Symphony Orchestra
     
  16. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    You meant Anna Haase
     
  17. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now this

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  18. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Does anyone have a set of LPs of Beethoven's piano sonatas they recommend? Or maybe even want to sell (if they play silently).
     
  19. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

    Location:
    Fresno, California
    I've got one, and I intend to keep it. Kempff's mono set from the early fifties manages to have better sound than the stereo remakes. The old Arrau set on Philips is worth tracking down.
     
  20. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Missed this earlier. Yes, I believe Marston did restorations for Biddulph. The label, as I understand things, is associated with a highly respected dealer in violins, which explains its concentration (obviously not exclusive) on string recordings. As far as I know, it is exclusively devoted to reissuing historic material. The issues that I've heard have maintained a consistently high standard.

    A belated further observation: around this time, Stokowski recorded quite a lot of "central" literature for Victor, including a complete Brahms sym. cycle. The performances are in general very good and even fairly traditional, not wildly eccentric as the stereotype would have us believe.

    Oh, for the Chopinists among us, just today I got the Feb. 2010 BBC Music Magazine. It's a 200th anniversary issue with an 11-page feature on Chopin. The accompanying CD is, of course, a Chopin disc--but about half of it is orchestrated!:confused:
     
  21. George P

    George P Notable Member

    Location:
    NYC
    As Charlie Brown would say - Ugh!!! :sigh:

    Me, I am enjoying Luisada's Chopin Waltzes on DG CD. He's not well known, but I love his Chopin. His Mazurkas are my favorite!
     
  22. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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    NYC
    Anyone else checked out Jeremy Denk's blog?

    Here's a comment on Brahms:

    "Brahms has many virtues; but certainly his greatest contribution to the history of culture is his demonstration that obesity can be musically satisfying. How many times have you been at a master class on Brahms and heard the coacher say to the coachee, “play it fatter, bigger, rounder …”? Bazillions of times. Brahms is the culmination of a giant all-you-can-eat buffet of wholesome harmony. (Wagner the culmination of a giant all-you-can-eat orgy? Ahem.) It is true: you will be playing a phrase of Brahms, and towards the middle you will start to feel the phrase fill up with … yummy goodness. With tasty filling. It is terrible to hear such phrases played without the artist tasting the custard in the middle, even just a little; it becomes Brahms with Nutrasweet. Don’t even get me started on those fat, delicious, dripping chords, yearning to be played with sausage fingers."
     
  23. Bronth

    Bronth Active Member

    Location:
    Riga, Latvia
  24. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    More early music. Now playing this CD, which arrived 2 days ago ...

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  25. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Jay, the stereo set by Wilhelm Kempff is quite good and relatively inexpensive compared with the previous release. I have both stereo sets and the mono set.
     
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