Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by George P, May 29, 2015.
Continue what you're doing and skip listening to it
Agreed. It's one of the very few Beethoven sets that I've let go of.
Is that the set made with the computerized Bosendorfer?
Indeed! It's also miked in a very odd way. It sounds as if you're quite far away from the piano, it sounds like it's down a long hallway and as a result the attack of the notes has very little impact.
Gee, George, try not to make it sound so enticing!
Just calling it as I hear it.
Now playing CD1 from the following twofer for a second or maybe third listen ...
Now playing the following CD for a second listen ...
Now playing CD1 from the following box for a second listen ...
Listening again (on Amazon) to this set with Backhaus' later (stereo) recordings of the Beethoven sonatas - except the Hammerklavier, which was taken from his earlier mono cycle because he had died before he could re-record it. I still can't get used to his playing style, with desynchronized hands and things like that; very old-fashioned.
guys, I know nothing about classical music, but I do know I like this piece of music.
Could you guys point me in the direction of other dark, sinister works like this?
Still working through this set for the second time. I'm now up to the penultimate disc. Gorgeous, playful playing here. Still upset about the clicks/pops heard throughout.
I wonder if the clicks/pops have to do with a somewhat defective lot? I have quite a few Hanssler CD's and they are generally quite good ...
A few people on another form confirm that there's have the noise, I also heard the noise on samples that are on Spotify and YouTube.
I have never listened to any Ashy Beethoven but somehow have the feeling he may not be that good with Beethoven ...
The earlier individual discs were received quite well here at the time, but the enthusiasm waned as the cycle went on. I still have the Decca set, but never listen to it; I'm not going to sell it, though.
We all have a few duds in our collection and I am no exception. I have never sold any recordings I do not like. Perhaps one day, I could change my mind ...
Lots of magnificent historical recordings of Brahms' Violin Concerto, Perlman/Giulini remains one of my favorites for a modern recording.
This is also one of my top favourites of the Brahms.
Well, I wouldn't call the Ashkenazy Beethoven Piano Sonatas cycle a dud, it's not all below par.
I think Oistrakh/Szell is my favorite from the tape era. Really there is nothing at all bad to say about Perlman except he is maybe a bit too technically perfect/modern for Brahms and Oistrakh's portamento is a bit more romantic that suits Brahms (or more accurately what I like). That's what I like about a lot of those older violinists when it comes to Brahms.
IIRC, I saw Robert Silverman mentioned yesterday or earlier. I have had the following freebie for twenty some years. The recording does not do anything for me ...
I bet I would enjoy that Oistrakh/Szell, as I am admirers of both of them. Back when I realized I didn't own this work by anyone, I did some reading in my guidebooks and asked some friends. This is the recording I ended up with. Haven't heard it in a long time, but due to your prompt, I just put it on.
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