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    Taking a break from Wagner but staying with Solti.
     
  2. coopmv

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

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    Now playing CD13 from this set ...

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  3. George P

    George P Always On Vacation

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    Now Playing:

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    Liszt
    Piano Concerto 1
    Cherkassky/Fistoulari/LSO


    Listen to it free here
     
  4. George P

    George P Always On Vacation

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    Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor Op. 16
    Walter Gieseking (piano)
    Herbert Von Karajan conducting Philharmonia Orchestra


    Listen to this for free here.
     
  5. Bronth

    Bronth Active Member

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    Thanks for the link, George!
     
  6. George P

    George P Always On Vacation

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    :righton:
     
  7. coopmv

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

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    Jay, For a major fan of Mahler works, you should be very interested in this recording of Bernstein conducting the M9 with the Berlin Philharmoniker ...

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  8. coopmv

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

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    I found the Handel's 12 Concerti Grossi Op. 6 by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra quite well performed, modern instruments notwithstanding. I have had this original set for some times ...
     

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  9. George P

    George P Always On Vacation

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    New 14 CD set: Richter in Hungary

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    I am not sure if any/all of this has been released before. These performances do not appear on Trovar, but that discography only covers CDs released in the pianist's lifetime.

    I have been reading a lot of good things about this set, not just the performances, but I hear the sound is excellent as well.

    A yahoo group has been established to help those outside of Hungary get a copy:
    SviatoslavRichterHungary-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
    Membership is fast and free.

    I also suggest that all fans of Richter join the informative yahoo group:
    http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/sviatoslavrichter/
    It's free and the folks there are knowledgeable and membership may be required to join the first group I mentioned.

    In addition, I read this morning that amazon.de will have this set for sale on February 19. However, I don't see it on their site.
     
  10. coopmv

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

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    George, You probably have a few hundred CD's by Richter. Yes?
     
  11. coopmv

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

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    Playing CD2 - a replacement CD received from MDT yesterday, as the original one from the set was defective ...

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  12. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

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    Yes, I have this one, Stuart. I like his Sony 9th so well, though, I hardly ever listen to any other version. But every now and then, I'll pull the Berlin version out and listen to it.
     
  13. Casino

    Casino Forum Resident

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    Rachmaninoff/Tchaikovsky

    Although I spend most of my classical listening time with Baroque, I'm looking for recommendations for the Symphonies of Rach and Tchai.

    I'm light on the Rachmaninoff with only Symphony No. 2 (though I do have Concerto No. 2 also). I've got Symphonies 2, 4, 5, & 6 by Tchaikovsky (along with Romeo & Juliet, 1812 and a couple of concerti).

    What should my next symphony purchase be for each of these two composers in your opinion? Feel free to also suggest the versions you enjoy. Thanks.
     
  14. George P

    George P Always On Vacation

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    For Tchaikovsky, I like Karajan's 1976/1977 recordings. The DG Double will get you 4, 5 and 6 for cheap. For Rachmaninov, I like Ormandy, it's OOP but some used copies for not too much are available over at amazon. http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-list...F8&qid=1264976294&sr=8-3-spell&condition=used

    For an intense, unique Pathetique symphony, I suggest trying Bernstein's 1987 recording on DG.
     
  15. Robin L

    Robin L Musical Omnivore

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    Get the Martha Argerich recording of the Third Rachmaninoff piano concerto:

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    Yevgeny Mravinsky has an impact in Tchaikovsky's Symphonies Nos. 4, 5, 6 like no other:

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  16. George P

    George P Always On Vacation

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    A great performance, no doubt. However, I prefer Janis/Dorati by a nose. The coupled Rach PC 2 is excellent as well. Argerich (and Rudy/Jansons) are my close runner-ups for the Rach 3. I suggest getting the Argerich coupling with her exciting reading of Tchaikovsky PC 1 with Kondrashin.
     
  17. coopmv

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

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    I have heard many accolades for Yevgeny Mravinsky's Tchaikovsky but do not own the recording.
     
  18. Casino

    Casino Forum Resident

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    Appreciate the suggestions, but other than the Mravinsky, I don't see much recommended for Symphonies by Tschai or Rach. Maybe I don't "need" any others other than what I listed - I was just looking for any "essential" melodic symphonies by either that I don't have.

    Regarding concertos 1 & 3, I'm also interested, but looks like the Argerich Rach 3 is a live recording (with applause and all), which is not my preference. Any other suggestions welcome.

    Thanks, guys.
     
  19. coopmv

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

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    You may want to check out this very reasonably priced set by Bernstein, recorded during what I believe to be the golden age of the NYPO. It has been on my shopping list. I just have not gotten around to get the set ...

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  20. Casino

    Casino Forum Resident

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    That is a good deal, coop (though as mentioned I do already own four of those six symphonies. And regarding Rach, looks like Symphony 2 which I've got, is the one to have (at least by its popularity in what's available).
     
  21. OE3

    OE3 Forum Resident

    Grammys

    Classical Grammys list from Los Angeles Times Culture Monster blog:

     
  22. -Alan

    -Alan Moderator Thread Starter

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