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

  1. Octave

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    Samuel Barber: COMPLETE ORCHESTRAL WORKS (Royal Scottish NO, Marin Alsop - Naxos, 6cd)

    Another little project for this week. Tonight the symphonies.
     
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  2. Octave

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    Shostakovich: COMPLETE STRING QUARTETS
    (Borodin Quartet [II] - Melodiya, 6cd, rec.1978-1983)

    Tough stuff, baby. I think the sound is fine, only one disc in. The playing is gorgeous. Not to be confused with the earlier incarnation of the group, the incomplete cycle issued by Chandos. The cover art is a still life of cello with cow and Vader helmet.
    This is another set that stayed on my shelf unheard for.....six years after I purchased it. That is insane!
     
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  3. California Couple

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    I thought Bruckner only made 9 Symphonies, dying during the last one which is why it only has 3 movements.

    But now I read where he made 11?

    What's up with that?
     
  4. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

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  5. California Couple

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  6. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    No. You could call them "study symphonies".
     
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  7. Octave

    Octave Shake Appeal

    I was irritated enough by the Messiaen I listened to last week, that I felt the need to come back for more!
    I think I am going to work my way through everything here, over the next few weeks. Also listening to all of this on better speakers and with more attention.

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    Messiaen: COMPLETE EDITION (Deutsche Grammophon, 32cd, 2008)

    Right now it's Roger Muraro playing the piano music.
     
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  8. drh

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    Anybody here heard the Stewart Goodyear recording of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations? If so, what did you think of it?
     
  9. Octave

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    Early this morning, J.S. Bach's cantata BWV151 by Sigiwald Kuijken et al. Pure balm. I am still not used to the gossamer textures, though I thought I'd heard a number OVPP recordings before. A detractor would call the sound "thin", but I am warming up to it. It's crystalline.

    Later this morning, Messiaen's Vingt Regards by Muraro. My first time to listen to this piece in years, after having my appetite recently whet by a few little excerpts on an Angela Hewitt disc. My last memory of it was hearing the composer Anton Batagov's (iirc) super slow reading of it. An opiate for the happy few!
     
  10. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    I've been spending the last several weeks with Stewart Goodyear's complete set. My reactions are here: [Music review] Tireless Beethoven from Goodyear
     
  11. Marzz

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    Dammit! The last thing I needed was another Beethoven Sonata set ;)
    But, thanks to your excellent review, I'll have to check these out. I even considered the downloads to save some shelf space, but your mention of the booklet/liner notes will likely sway me towards the CD set. These are missing from the otherwise quite inexpensive downloads from 7 digital.
    Thanks again :thumbsup:
     
  12. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Any time--always glad to help spend other peoples' money! :winkgrin: But thanks for the kind words, and if you do buy the set, I hope you'll enjoy it.
     
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  13. Bachtoven

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    Op.26 today. Fantastic performances and sound.

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  14. Bachtoven

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    A stunning recital of Russian guitar works. Dervoed is a fearless virtuoso. Superb sound.
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  15. Bachtoven

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    Sublimity incarnate.

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  16. Bachtoven

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  17. Rose River Bear

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    That is a great recording.
     
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  18. Rose River Bear

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    He is a fine player. A great disc. I love this clip of him.
     
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  19. Bachtoven

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    Here's a clip of him recording the nearly 30 minute "Prince's Toys" on that Naxos CD:

     
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  20. chacha

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    What is the best sounding LP version of the Callas Norma from 1954 at La Scala? Should I look for an early original or is something like a later digitally remastered copy a better bet?
    Thanks
     
  21. Bachtoven

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    Magnificent, virtuoso playing. Very good sound, as always with this series.

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  22. Bachtoven

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  24. Hollow Horse

    Hollow Horse To pretend to be happy could only be idiocy

    Now I'm no authority on classical music but earlier today while watching an episode of Minder, the very first episode actually, Gunfight At The OK Launderette, just when Terry attacks the hostage taker, a piece of music began which I instantly recognised. "Know what this music is?" I said to the wife, eager to impress. "Nope" she said, rolling her eyes. "Stravinsky's Firebird Suite" I said. Not a light. Married life is such bliss.
     
  25. Erik B.

    Erik B. Tighter than Mike Gordon’s jeans

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