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

  1. coopmv

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

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    Is it better for a house to be a music library or a records shop? :D
     
  2. 6138

    6138 Well-Known Member

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    Another option is to get rid of the wife... problem solved! :pineapple:
     
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  3. Bubbamike

    Bubbamike Forum Resident

    I bought the FLAC from 7Digital and had to completely retag everything. It had no composition names, only movement names. I found a list of what was in the CDs and was able to retag it from there, but it was a bit of work.
     
  4. coopmv

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

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    I have noticed my FLAC music files created under the MS WMA Player are named as n.FLAC, i.e. 1.FLAC, 2.FLAC, 3.FLAC, etc. It looks like the name of the album is the master file name. That was just my cursory check. As a retiree, I am too old to muck around with the bits and bytes, filename extension, permissions, etc. :agree:
     
  5. George P

    George P Smellin' Like A Rose Thread Starter

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    Happy weekend, all! :wave:

    Now enjoying the amazing performances of Webern's music, CD 3 from the above 3CD set!
     
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  6. floydfan

    floydfan Forum Resident

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    Any opinions on this Karajan Brahms Symphonies SHM-SACD set released last year? I'm wondering how it compares with the latest CD release.

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  7. George P

    George P Smellin' Like A Rose Thread Starter

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    Now enjoying some Shoenberg music, CD 3 from the above 3CD set!
     
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  8. George P

    George P Smellin' Like A Rose Thread Starter

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    Sorry, I haven't heard that particular disc, but I know that the performances, from 1959 -1965, his first set for DG, are superb!
     
  9. bruce2

    bruce2 Forum Resident

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    I have never heard any music from these composers. Would you say they are similar to Scriabin or Prokofiev? Lately I have been listening to a lot of Bach and Brahms...
     
  10. George P

    George P Smellin' Like A Rose Thread Starter

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    They are all very different from the composers you mention. People seem to love it or hate it.
     
  11. bruce2

    bruce2 Forum Resident

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    Thanks I may have to sample some Schoenberg. Is there a single piece or disc you would recommend starting out with? I usually prefer symphony music to chamber or solo works...
     
  12. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

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    Early Schoenberg, and Webern works are fairly romantic. The mature works are 12 tone. Berg's music is rather lush despite much of it being 12 tone.
     
  13. George P

    George P Smellin' Like A Rose Thread Starter

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    Verklarte Nacht, I recommend the orchestral version by Karajan.
     
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  14. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

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    Pelleas und Mellisande, Gurrleider
     
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  15. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

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    The original is a string sextet. And there is an orchestral version on DG by Von Karajan.
     
  16. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

  17. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

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  18. Soulpope

    Soulpope Common one

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    (CD BBC Legends BBCL 4254-2) 2008 .... recorded "live"November 1970 @ Queen Elizabeth Hall, London .... Shura Cherkassky was a master and often at his very best in live settings .... at this occasion he finds his way through a subtle Schubert Sonata D 959 and an iridescent Schuman Carnaval Op. 9 .... belongs definitely to the highlights of the BBC-Legends series ....
     
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  19. George P

    George P Smellin' Like A Rose Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the reminder, I have been revisiting my D959 recordings and forgot about that one. I treasure every one of my Cherkassky CDs.
     
  20. coopmv

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

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    I have the CD but am still trying to get to like it ...
     
  21. George P

    George P Smellin' Like A Rose Thread Starter

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    I understand.

    It clicked for me right away.
     
  22. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

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  23. Ron Stone

    Ron Stone Offending Member

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    The death of physical media keeps me buying instead of pruning. Today's you-gotta-be-kidding get was the complete Beethoven piano sonatas by Ashkenazy on London for $15 shipped. With actual jewel boxes and outer box, that's basically the shipping charge.

    No, I didn't need yet another Beethoven piano sonatas cycle, but at the prices classical box sets are going for, it seems almost insulting to scroll to the next offering.

    I hope I live long enough to appreciate this windfall . . .
     
  24. coopmv

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

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    Now playing the following CD from my Schumann collection ...

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  25. coopmv

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

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    There recordings were originally released in the 70's and I have the LP box with very similar cover art ...
     

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