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  1. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

    Location:
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    Taneyev Quartet
    Myaskovsky: Complete String Quartets Nos. 1-13
    Northern Flowers, 2019
    5 CDs

    Excellent playing. Recorded in the early 1980's. The quartet was formed in 1946. Three of the original members are on this recording. The cello player had changed in 1967, so even there he had around 15 years experience playing with the quartet. Further experience for the quartet included playing for Mvarinksy in the Leningrad Philharmonic since 1950.

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  2. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

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    I think it has no commercial potential.
     
  3. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    Auber: Overtures I
    Dario Salvi
    Czech Chamber Philharmonic
    Naxos, 2019
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    I am looking forward to future volumes even if the number of players seems to be somewhat small.
    Excellent sound.
    Dario Salvi is an Auber expert.
     
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  4. Marzz

    Marzz Forum Resident

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    That's a nice set! Their late 1970s (mostly) recordings of Sergey Taneyev's String Quartets are very good and also released on Northern Flowers. Thanks for the reminder to dig these out later :thumbsup:

    Edit: Recently re-released in a 10-CD set
    Sergey Taneyev: Complete Chamber Music
     
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  5. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    Korngold: Symphony in F sharp; Theme and Variations; Straussiana.
    John Wilson
    Sinfonia of London
    Chandos, 2019
    CD/SACD
    I was impressed by this recording. Everything seems to have come together for this disc. --Impressive natural sound, acoustics, conducting, and playing. Engineer: Ralph Couzens with CM 402 microphones hand built by the designer, Jorgen Thuresson, in Sweden.
    The orchestra is a reconstituted Sinfonia of London, a pickup orchestra name also used in 1962 by Barbirolli for some of his wonderful playing on the 1962 LP English String Music. Barbirolli used the Sinfonia for Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Tallis, and Fantasia on Greensleeves, plus Elgar: Introduction and Allegro, and Serenade in E minor. The way Barbirolli handled the strings on the Tallis theme still excites me.

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  6. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Barbirolli is one of my favorite conductors!
     
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  7. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Enjoyed this CD earlier today. A classic.
     
  8. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    NYC
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    Starting the day with this AP SACD that I picked up last week used. It's my first classical SACD mastered by Ryan Smith (I haven't always enjoyed his non-classical work) and so far I am enjoying this.
     
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  9. Daedalus

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

    Thanks for posting. I was not familiar with this issue( or label). Oh no! There goes the budget-so many interesting releases.
     
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  10. Daedalus

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

  11. Daedalus

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

  12. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    An interesting tidbit about this 1962 Barbirolli recording from the Michael Kennedy notes for a 1998 issue about the acoustics and site for the Vaughan Williams Tallis theme.

    Barbirolli's 1962 recording (his second, the first dating from 1946) was made in the Temple Church, part of the reason for its success. This venue was suggested by the American composer and conductor, Bernard Hermann, a friend and admirer of Barbirolli since Sir John's years in New York. "There we went for a recording session that started at midnight to avoid any traffic noises," Ursula Vaughan Williams wrote later. "Coats and Thermos flasks were piled round the effigies of Crusader knights. Bernard was there listening to the balance and to the music, and resulting record is by far the best ever made of the work."
     
  13. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    NYC
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    Gave this fine CD a spin today.
     
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  14. Daedalus

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

  15. bruce2

    bruce2 Forum Resident

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    Connecticut, USA
    I have this on a well mastered Japanese CD and it is one of my favorite Mahler recordings.
     
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  16. Daedalus

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

    I will be spinning this shortly. Very old MK record. In very good shape sonically.[​IMG]
     
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  17. Someone In A Tree

    Someone In A Tree Forum Resident

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    I let the laser do its thing on tracks 1-3 (Missa), before converting the signal from digital to analogue and pushing it out of my speakers. Long story short, I was transported to a pre-Columbian world of voices and vaulted stone in Ockeghem's Missa Fors Seulement (Clerks' Group / ASV).
     
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  18. Daedalus

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

    I should have added some background to the post above concerning the Stravinsky. It was a performance conducted by Konstantin Ivanov who was one of the “older” generation of Soviet era conductors. His recordings in physical format are generally hard to find online. However I have found many of his recordings available on my music streaming app( not free app). Edit: luckily there are a fair number of recordings with Alexander Gauk and N Golovanov also available digitally.
     
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  19. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    I have two Ivanov recordings in a curious Japanese Victrola set that was part of what must have been some sort of music appreciation series. I bought several, but by no means all that were on offer, at a used record sale 20 years ago. In each of these issues, two LPs are included in a big, red uniform style box (size of a Time-Life set) devoted to music of a single composer together with a lavishly produced book about that composer--in Japanese, alas. In short, a huge expenditure of shelf space for the music provided. The sets contain some worthy classic performances, however.

    The Ivanov recordings are in the Beethoven and Tchaikowsky boxes. In the former, he conducts the "Eroica"; in the latter, a very strange account of the 1812 Overture, strange because at the end, in place of the "God Save the Tsar" theme, it interpolates a chorus from Glinka's "A Life for the Tsar," then lurches back to Tchaikowsky's score, the transitions at both ends being extremely abrupt and disconcerting.

    [Edit] Checking an alternate spelling, I find that I have the same recording of Petrouchka, but it is in a different cover:

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  20. Daedalus

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

    Is your Petrouchka issued by MK or on Melodiya label?
     
  21. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    It's MK. Sorry for the dinky photo; for some reason, it came out very small, and I don't quite "get" how to make flickr work to get it bigger than thumbnail size. Anyhow, catalogue number is the same as in your photo.
     
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  22. JuniorMaineGuide

    JuniorMaineGuide Forum Resident

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    Boulder, Colorado
    You can change the s to a b at the end of the URL for a (b)igger version:

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  23. JuniorMaineGuide

    JuniorMaineGuide Forum Resident

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    Boulder, Colorado
    I picked this up on a whim and I'm enjoying it today. The surfaces are clean and the sound is good to boot :righton:
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    J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier. João Carlos Martins, pianist. Connoisseur Society / The Classics Record Library.
     
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  24. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Thank you! I was sorry the cover didn't show well, because I think it's unusually good/attractive/effective/appealing/whatever you choose to call it. If I were framing album covers without concern for orphaning their records, this would be at the head of my list to display.

    Shifting gears just slightly, anybody have a recommendation for a really good account of Stravinsky's other "p" ballet, Pulcinella? That one is something of a hole in my collection.

    [edit] By the by, I find it interesting that Petrouchka, of all things, received a relatively complete recording on acoustic 78s when much "standard" literature, like, say, Beethoven's piano sonatas or Mozart's symphonies, was barely represented on record if at all. What's more, the set must have sold pretty well, considering that it is hardly a rarity today. The performance was by the Royal Albert Hall Or. directed by Eugene Goossens and appeared in the United States on Victor blue label records 55245 through 55248. The recordings were made in December 1923 and January 1924.
     
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  25. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    NYC
    Have you considered one of the composer's recordings?
     

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