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Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, May 29, 2015.

  1. George P

    George P Smellin' Like A Rose Thread Starter

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    I'm still digging for it, but I fear it is lost! :(

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    Indeed, Kempff's second movement in D959 is wonderful. A nice gentle stillness at the start. Still, that wild and crazy section that follows could certainly be more wild and crazy. And the first movement is nice as well, though the sound is hard and top heavy. As I mentioned above, I find the third movement slow. But like you said, it does pick up when the mood shifts. And the finale is wonderfully played too.

    So all in all, not perfect, but for a warm, "human" interpretation, this one more than fits the bill.
     
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  2. Marzz

    Marzz Forum Resident

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    You're very welcome :thumbsup:
    Regarding the "D" numbers all I do know is that they refer to Minos Dounias, the scholar who grouped Tartini's Concertos into early, middle and late periods by style or at least what he considered a stylistic "evolution". The Concertos were never dated of course. I think only 12 or so of the Concertos were actually published in Tartini's lifetime. I remember our local Library had some interesting books regarding Dounias/Tartini (well, when they actually had books ;)). I've been on the net this morning trying to jog my memory but no luck so far. Anyway, perhaps you already know this, but just in case.

    I'd be very interested in what you come up with, especially any other recordings you like/recommend.
     
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  3. ando here

    ando here Help someone.

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    Concerto Italiano, Tebaldi, Quilico, Barbini, CBC Festival Orchestra

    A curio really, this video presentation of a 1965 Canadian TV program is highlighted by a commanding Renata Tebaldi in the final act of Puccini's Tosca. Her voice is at its powerful best and her intetpretation is refreshingly simple and direct, conveying a kind of classic beauty. Treat!
     
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  4. yasujiro

    yasujiro Forum Resident

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    Forgot to mention this is an Aubort & Nickrenz effort.
     
  5. coopmv

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

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    Now playing CD8 - No. 5, No. 21 "Waldstein", No. 4 "Grand Sonata" from the following box for a second listen in almost a decade ...

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  6. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    Strange enough I do not own a single recording of her.
     
  7. George P

    George P Smellin' Like A Rose Thread Starter

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    The set Stuart posted is as good as it gets for Beethoven sonatas sets.
     
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  8. coopmv

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

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    I just ripped that Annie Fischer's CD to FLAC files using the Windows WMA player on my Windows 10 desktop. Apparently, MS has upgraded the WMA player to support a few lossless formats. While I have the EAC app downloaded, I have yet to use it.
     
  9. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    Thanks.
    I will try a single CD of her's. I have too many Beethoven sonata CDs as it is!
     
  10. coopmv

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

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    Strongly :agree:. I think I have some 15 sets and I am done ...
     
  11. George P

    George P Smellin' Like A Rose Thread Starter

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    I hear ya! I suggest volume 6 of the Hungerton Beethoven sonatas by Annie Fischer.
     
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  12. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    You own 15 complete LVB sonata sets? Wow. I own two. :o
     
  13. George P

    George P Smellin' Like A Rose Thread Starter

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  14. Rose River Bear

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  15. George P

    George P Smellin' Like A Rose Thread Starter

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    Man, I hear ya again. Space-wise, the box takes up the space of two CDs anyway.

    Who are your two sets, by the way?
     
  16. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    Stephen Kova..... Bishop and Wilhelm Kempff. Lots of singles by maybe ten other performers.
     
  17. Marzz

    Marzz Forum Resident

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  18. coopmv

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

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    My last box was by Stephen Kovacevich ...
     
  19. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    Some of the box by him I adore.....other sonatas....eh. But the I ones I adore blow me away.
     
  20. George P

    George P Smellin' Like A Rose Thread Starter

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    EMI or Philips?

    Mono or stereo?

    Hopefully some Moravec, Richter and Serkin?
     
  21. George P

    George P Smellin' Like A Rose Thread Starter

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  22. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    EMI, stereo....yeah I know. The three you listed I have at least two of each.
     
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  23. coopmv

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

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    Now playing the following CD from my JS Bach collection ...

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    Arthur Grumiaux, the man who could make his violin sing. What a great violinist he was!
     
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  24. coopmv

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

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    We have all heard the same comments too many times! :agree:
     
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  25. 6138

    6138 Well-Known Member

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    Wife: No more CDs in the house, we don't have space.
    Me: We should get rid of some things then.
    Wife: Your books, this house looks like a library.
    Me: No way!
     
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