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

  1. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    Found this used today and listening to it a home, I am disappointed that he plays these works in a very laid back way, with slow tempos and climaxes that never seem to catch fire. Luckily, it wasn't an expensive CD.
     
  2. Wes H

    Wes H Forum Resident

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    "Laid back" and "slow" is definitely not the way to deliver the Chopin Ballades.
     
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  3. Wes H

    Wes H Forum Resident

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    Fabulous program and fabulous performance by Ivan Moravec on this Nonesuch LP from 1984.


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  4. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Does anyone know if this was ever released on CD? Did a search but couldn't find anything.
     
  5. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    Still working my way through this fine set.
     
  6. Wes H

    Wes H Forum Resident

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    I have no idea, but I can give you additional credits from the LP which may assist you (or anyone else) in the search.

    Produced and Engineered by Max Wilcox
    Recorded March and April, 1982, at RCA Studio "A," New York
    Mastering: Michele Stone, KM Records.

    Released (C) 1984 Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records (A Division of Warner Communications)

    It's likely that Warner still owns the rights to this.
     
  7. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Thanks. Searched again but found nothing - on CD, that is, so I'm pretty sure it has never been released on CD.
     
  8. yasujiro

    yasujiro Forum Resident

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  9. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    I have that set, it is lovely. The person who mastered that set is the original producer, E. Alan Silver. I like the sound of this incarnation of the Moravec Nocturnes more than the other two.

    Still, I think Arrau is even better in this repertoire. The 50 Great Recordings masterings on Philips has the best mastering of these performances that I have heard:

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  10. yasujiro

    yasujiro Forum Resident

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    I must have it.
     
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  11. Wes H

    Wes H Forum Resident

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    Just finished playing J.S. Bach Toccatas BWV 910, 912, & 913.
    Glenn Gould, piano.
    Columbia Masterworks LP released February 4, 1979.

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    Recording: Eaton Auditorium, Toronto, October & November 1976.
    Producer: Andrew Kazdin.
    (My white label "demo" LP came from Andrew Kazdin's collection.)
     
  12. JuniorMaineGuide

    JuniorMaineGuide Forum Resident

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    I'm always floored when you post this little tidbit. I don't know why but I think it's funny to imagine Andrew Kazdin with a collection of his own LPs at home :biglaugh:
     
  13. Wes H

    Wes H Forum Resident

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    Uh... I don't get it... but, ok. :shrug:
     
  14. McLover

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    I've loved Ivan Moravec since his old Connoisseur Society recordings of the 1960's. Being on Nonesuch, this should be a superb listen.
     
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  15. Daedalus

    Daedalus I haven't heard it all.....

    I took delivery this week of a still sealed LP box set issued by Le Chant du Monde( Melodiya)of Rimsky Korsakov’s opera The Tsar’s Bride featuring Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra conducted by Fouat Mansourov. Singers include Vishnevskaya, Arkhipova, Nesterenko and Atlantov.
     
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  16. Daedalus

    Daedalus I haven't heard it all.....

    This morning: Mozart, Symphonies 39,40,41. Karl Bohm conducting Berliner Philharmoniker. 1962 recordings. This CD is part of DG 120 box.
     
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  17. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    I have been listening to this marvelous disc for many months and it is now picked as the Disc of the Year by Gramophone.
    Very fine interpretations.

    Bertrand Chamayou, piano
    Orchestre National de France
    Emmanuel Krivine
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  18. Earscape

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    This is one of my all-time favorite lute pieces. Duet played by James Tyler and Nigel North. Composer: Josquin Desprez. It's a solemn, thoughtful piece with a melancholy beauty to it. By the way, I once saw Tyler play the lute live, and he just tore into it like a banjo player doing bluegrass on speed. He was a former banjo player who switched to lute.
     
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  19. George P

    George P Forum Pianophile Thread Starter

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    Now enjoying this set. Sublime performances in subpar sound.
     
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  20. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love

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    Now enjoying on headphones:

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    Borrowed from the uni library. As it's pre-emphasized, I used it to toy around a bit with proper ripping (works great now). And the music is fantastic. Listened to it after dinner already, especially the J.M. Haydn pieces are beautiful. Music to close your eyes and drift off to other places and times... :wiggle:
     
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  21. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

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    A used copy of this came from Amazon today.

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    I probably should've asked about this particular recording here before I bought it but oh well.
     
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  22. 5-String

    5-String Forum Resident

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    What's wrong with it?
     
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  23. coopmv

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

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    I have owned this excellent set for a while. Arthur Grumiaux, the violin master that made his violin sing! :righton:
     
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  24. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

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    Well, I haven't listened to it yet but my point was I imagine someone would've steered me to a different recording.
     
  25. 5-String

    5-String Forum Resident

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    IMO this is a pretty good performance. The recording also sounds great in my system. Ilya Kaler might not be as well known as some other violists but he gets a lot of respect among violin aficionados. He is, after all, the only violists who has won first place in Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, and Paganini International competitions.
     
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