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

  1. ToddBD

    ToddBD Forum Resident

    It's impossible for me to leave a nice clean RCA Plum Dog at a thrift store, so here's tonight's spin...haven't listened to the Saint-Saens yet, but the Chopin is well executed. Someone wrote "12-24-56" on the back cover, looks like it was a Christmas present...very neat.
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  2. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Hm, I've never heard a Solti performance that I would call subtle. In comparison some sound more subtle than others, but that's it. Different tastes and all that :)
     
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  3. ToddBD

    ToddBD Forum Resident

    Agreed...I have a DVD of Solti conducting the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 and Shostakovich Symphony No. 10. He could generate great power and energy, but was also quite sensitive.
     
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  4. ToddBD

    ToddBD Forum Resident

    You're right, "subtle" is not the first word that comes to mind when I think of Solti...nor the second or third, probably :D
     
  5. yasujiro

    yasujiro Forum Resident

    Location:
    tokyo
    I’ve heard the exemplary performance of Mendelssohn’s MSND Scherzo in a Chicago Symphony regular concert in NYC. It was so subtle and sounded out of this world.

    An example.
     
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  6. ToddBD

    ToddBD Forum Resident

    I've heard that CSO performances in NY in that era were significant events...resulting in a sort of "Why can't the NY Philharmonic play like that?"...
     
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  7. yasujiro

    yasujiro Forum Resident

    Location:
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    Solti’s baton technique on the gigantic and ultra complex finale of Akt2 is also incredible.

     
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  8. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I cannot say I have any go-to Mahler recordings since I really do not like Mahler works that much. I collected his recordings simply because he was an important composer in the early 1900's ...
     
  9. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    My favorite account of the Saint-Saens!
     
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  10. The B-tles

    The B-tles Well-Known Member

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  11. Uncle Meat

    Uncle Meat Forum Resident

    Location:
    Houston, Tx, US
    I always loved this, perfection
     
  12. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

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  13. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
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    Now enjoying D.664 and D.894 from the above set.
     
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  14. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    NYC
    For me, the sonics were a letdown, but I also found Annie's playing to be disappointing. I wanted more excitement from her. And the slow movement was too fast.
     
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  15. Pericles

    Pericles Forum Resident

    Location:
    Edmonton
    Thanks for the recommendation. Along with Klemperer #2, I've also just ordered Barbirolli #5. Hopefully these should keep me busy for a while (hint: they won't...).
     
  16. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    Your welcome! Barbirolli's 6th is my favorite recording of any Mahler symphony.

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  17. Thomas R

    Thomas R Forum Resident

    Location:
    Sweden
    Mahler 1-Kubelik, 2-Solti LSO, 3-Mehta Los Angeles, 4-Maazel VPO, 5-Karajan, 6-Barbirolli, 7-Bernstein Sony, 8-Solti, 9-Barenboim.
     
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  18. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
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    Now enjoying D.958 and D.959 from the above set.
     
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  19. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

    Location:
    Arlington, VA
    I can't see either without opening in a new tab, but that's typical for discog.com images. I don't know why.
     
  20. bruce2

    bruce2 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Connecticut, USA
    My list is Mahler 1-Nezet-Seguin, 2-Walter 1958, 3-Mehta LA, 4-Reiner CSO, 5 Solti CSO Live 1990, 6-Karajan, 7-Levine, 8-Ozawa, 9-Karajan.
     
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  21. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    I think you misread my post, I can see the image - twice :)
     
  22. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    I can't post a full list of favourite conductors of Mahler Symphonies as it depends on the mood I'm in, but Nézet-Séguin, Mehta and Ozawa wouldn't be on it. Szell's 4th and Karajan's 9th (the live one from 1992) are the best of those symphonies in my opinion, regardless of mood :) Conductors I like in Mahler are Haitink, Klemperer (2 and 9), Abbado, Giulini (1 and 9), Boulez, Chailly, Szell (6), Karajan and Kubelík (1). I probably forgot one or two.
     
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  23. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
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    Now enjoying D.960 from the above set.
     
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  24. Steve G

    Steve G Senior Member

    Location:
    los angeles
    Bernstein??
     
  25. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Bernstein is not a favourite of mine. I acknowledge his efforts to revive interest in Mahler, but that doesn't mean I have to like his work, it's not mandatory - it seems to be like that in the US :).
     
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