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

  1. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

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  2. Wes H

    Wes H Forum Resident

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    Ending the evening with two Fantasie works on the turntable tonight -- the Op. 17 from Schumann and the Op. 15 from Schubert.
    Performed by Murray Perahia on this 1986 CBS Masterworks LP.

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  3. mBen989

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    I felt like this today.

    BEETHOVEN: Missa Solemnis -
    Leonard Bernstein/NY Philharmonic (US Columbia Pittman pressing)

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  4. Wes H

    Wes H Forum Resident

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    It has been many moons since I last played this fine album of String Quartets by Czech composers Vítězslav Novák (b. 1870) and Josef Suk (b. 1874)... so it goes on the turntable tonight.
    This LP was originally released on the Supraphon label in 1964. This is a 1966 reissue on Crossroads.

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  5. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    It's been awhile since I bought some classical music and when I read the glowing reviews of these 2SACD sets I ordered them immediately. They arrived today, but I won't get to hear them until tomorrow (a bit) and more on Monday.
     
  6. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    Great performances IMO.
     
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  7. Wounded Land

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    Some of the most enlightening notes I’ve ever read. Great performance and sound, too,

    I’ve become a bit obsessed with Bruckner 9 lately...
     
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  8. mBen989

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    I was looking at his recordings of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Cosí fan Tutte and Magic Flute before I bought the Colin Davis recordings but I couldn't find a "Fulfilled by Amazon" copy of Giovanni.

    (Yes, I could've tried Discogs as well; I've been meaning to test out the site.)
     
  9. JuniorMaineGuide

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    These are great. They were also in Dave Hurwitz's recent Mozart Symphonies video.
     
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  10. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Yes, Hurwitz was my reminder.
     
  11. JuniorMaineGuide

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    There's a very inexpensive box called "Mozart: The Great Operas" with all four of Mackerras' Telarc Mozart operas. It comes in very plain, white packaging but it's a cheap way to get all of those operas. Good recordings and performances too.
     
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  12. mBen989

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    I'll keep it in mind.
     
  13. RiRiIII

    RiRiIII Forum Resident

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    Hurry. 11 Euro at Am FR.
     
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  14. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    It has been a while since I listened to it. Think I will give whatever performance I have a spin.
     
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  15. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    On to Disc 2:
    Weinberg: Cello Sonatas 1 & 2
    Weinberg: Fantasy for Cello and Orchestra
    Alla Vasilieva, cello
    Mieczhyslaw Weinberg, piano

    for the Fantasy:
    Moscow Chamber Orchestra
    Rudolf Barshai, conductor

    Alla Vasilieva is a talented player. I don't know if he achieved fame in Russia, but I had not heard him before.
     
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  16. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Alla Vasilieva was a woman, not a man (as the name indicates; Russian surnames ending in -eva are female). She died in 2018, aged 84.
    https://theviolinchannel.com/russian-cello-pedegogue-alla-vasilieva-died-obituary/
     
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  17. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Just put on SACD 1 from the above set and I have to say, the sound and performance is absolutely gorgeous!
     
  18. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    I have quite a few Mozart Syms by the SCO but none on SACD. Mackerras was uniformly fine with Mozart IMO.
     
  19. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    I have a bit of his Mozart that he did for Telarc, but none of the more recent SACD series. From the odds and ends I've heard, I have the impression the SACD performances are even better than their predecessors.
     
  20. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    They absolutely are.
     
  21. Kal Rubinson

    Kal Rubinson Forum Resident

    Everything that he did for Linn was outstanding.
     
  22. bruce2

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    I will be the voice of dissent, as I own the Mackerras Mozart SACDs and do not care for them. Then again I am not a fan at all of HIP. If you are, and enjoy smaller scale Mozart, then you may like them. For the Mozart symphonies I prefer Karajan, Walter, Bohm, Szell, etc.
     
  23. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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  24. Walter H

    Walter H Santa's Helper

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    For those with an interest in conductors of the French school, I'm told we can expect Eloquence sets for Paul Paray and Albert Wolff. I've looked at a friend's copy of the new Munch set and listened to three discs' worth. It's a first-class production.
     
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  25. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    I wonder how the above Munch box compares with this one:

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