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

  1. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Like father, like son? In The Great Conductors, Harold Schonberg recounts how an official of one German house remarked that when Erich Kleiber came to the house, there was trouble with a capital T. He seems to have made a career of fighting managements, not to mention political establishments of which he did not approve (Hitler's bunch, then the East German Communists and the West German postwar government, which, if I remember Schonberg correctly, he dismissed as "small minded."). Erich K. supposedly uttered one of my favorite musical quotations: "The conductor must live in his house like a lion with its claws in its prey."
     
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  2. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Forum Resident

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    Do love this Don Juan.
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  3. George P

    George P Lazy Sunbather Thread Starter

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    Don't have that one, but I have many of those EMI boxes that they have put out over the years. Good stuff.
     
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  4. HenryFly

    HenryFly Forum Resident

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    He wasn't on the wrong side of the argument in any of those political examples you quote Schonberg on, for sure. The spectre of small-minded West German political conservatism didn't really ever change until the 70s with Brandt as Chancellor and the slightly more musically oriented Federal President Walter Scheel. Unfortunately, we had throwbacks to the Adenauer style of politics under Helmut Kohl, who seems to have been tone deaf to culture in any form.
     
  5. Tony A.

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    I recorded a TV program which included a segment on the Goldberg Variations. Later I put on Gould, but this more successfully hit the Bach Spot.

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  6. coopmv

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

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  7. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Decided to end the day with some nice, quiet, restful Janissary music. :D

    Weber: Overture to Abu Hassan (Hamilton Harty, 1927)
    Cherubini: Overture to Ali Baba (Arturo Toscanini, 1949)
    Mozart: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio (with Busoni's weird concert ending) (Daniel Barrenboim--CSO concert, 1986)
    Beethoven: The Ruins of Athens--Overture (Adrian Boult) and Turkish March (Willem Mengelberg, 1930)

    The Cherubini, as I think I've mentioned before, must be one of the silliest pieces ever written for the "serious" stage; all it lacks is trapeze artists and a few clowns doing cartwheels across the stage to be the perfect circus music.
     
  8. Bachtoven

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    Didn't do much for me. (Qobuz 16/44.1)

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  9. Bubbamike

    Bubbamike Forum Resident

    But you took the time to listen to it. That's what's important.
     
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  10. Phil12

    Phil12 Forum Resident

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    To be honest, if I don't listen to talk radio, I listen to classical music radio stations.
     
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  11. ando here

    ando here Forum Resident

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    A bit early but this version of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring is (imo) surprisingly lucid. What I find in most versions are unevenly emphasized passages and "effects". This one, though, is nicely measured. From 2017, it's Simon Rattle leading the London Symphony Orchestra:

     
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  12. Bachtoven

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  13. ando here

    ando here Forum Resident

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    J.C. Bach Flute Quartets Op .19
    Camerata Köln (1998, CPO)

    An excellent album. Light, bright, bouyant takes on these quartets. Recommended.


    On most streaming platforms as well.
     
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  14. Phil12

    Phil12 Forum Resident

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    Now listening to Fauré (Requiem and Pavane)... Beautiful!
     
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  15. Bachtoven

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  17. JuniorMaineGuide

    JuniorMaineGuide Forum Resident

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    New release from András Schiff coming soon:

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    Schubert: Impromptus D 899, 3 Pieces D 946, and Sonatas D 958 and 959.
     
  18. crispi

    crispi Vinyl Archaeologist

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    Regular piano or fortepiano, like his other Schubert disc which contained Impromptus?
     
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  19. JuniorMaineGuide

    JuniorMaineGuide Forum Resident

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    The same fortepiano as the other Schubert album
     
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  20. crispi

    crispi Vinyl Archaeologist

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    Great!!! Looking forward to it. I really dug the other album.
     
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  21. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    As much as I like András Schiff's work (which was not always the case) I am still having problems with the fortepiano. So far the only set with fortepiano I really enjoyed is Ronald Brautigam's Beethoven Sonata cycle.
     
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  22. Bachtoven

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  23. Bachtoven

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  25. Lemon Curry

    Lemon Curry (A) Face In The Crowd

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    I recently was exposed to some Francesco Tosti pieces which I very much enjoyed. Any suggestions on where to begin with this composer?
     

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