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

  1. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    Spinning this fine performance.
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  2. George P

    George P Down With The King Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
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    Now enjoying a gorgeously recorded and played 2CD set.
     
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  3. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    I don't think I have any of his recordings.
     
  4. George P

    George P Down With The King Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    His Chopin Mazurkas and Nocturnes are wonderful.
     
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  5. Daedalus

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

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  6. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    Some more recordings I have not heard. I am sure they are great performances with Inbal at the podium.
     
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  7. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

  8. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    Spinning......have not listened to this in a long time.

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  9. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Scranton, PA
    MOZART: Requiem - Academy of St. Martin in the Fields conducted by Sir Neville Marriner (1991 recording, US Phillips CD)

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  10. George P

    George P Down With The King Thread Starter

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    Great recording!
     
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  11. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Scranton, PA
    Well, to be honest I picked it up because of Marriner's previous work with Mozart (Amadeus)
     
  12. JuniorMaineGuide

    JuniorMaineGuide Forum Resident

    Location:
    Boulder, Colorado
    Found this at a Goodwill recently - spinning now:

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    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique'. New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein. DG
     
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  13. George P

    George P Down With The King Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    One of my faves!!
     
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  14. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    It's a well-regarded version of the Requiem.

    They have the Amadeus 2 CD soundtrack at the local charity shop for $5 and I was about to buy, unfortunately it has a deep scratch across most of the first CD.
     
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  15. George P

    George P Down With The King Thread Starter

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    I picked mine up after research on the best available performances of the work. Great sound too!
     
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  16. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    Curious what you think of the tempo. The performance is around 15 minutes longer than most other performances.
    I think in this case the ultra slow tempo works..... at times.
     
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  17. George P

    George P Down With The King Thread Starter

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    The finale on that recording is devastating.
     
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  18. JuniorMaineGuide

    JuniorMaineGuide Forum Resident

    Location:
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    It works for me, but I'm already a big Bernstein fan and I know this recording's reputation for its tempo. I'll have to give it a second listen sometime. I'm surprised it's 15 minutes longer than average, that's huge! This one is slower but it doesn't feel that slow.
     
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  19. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

    Location:
    west of sun valley
    Peter Serkin
    CPE Bach
    Sonatas, Rondos and Fantasias fur Kenner und Liebhaber
    Vivace, 2020
    6 CDs
    There are 37 works here on a modern piano, recorded March 2018.
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  20. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

    Location:
    west of sun valley
    Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5; Scenes adapted from ...Pilgrim's Progress
    Martyn Brabbins
    BBC Symphony Orchestra
    Hyperion, 2020
    There seems to be a fine performance of the Symphony No. 5 here if you can get past the recorded sound. The balance is not good, the double basses sound tubby, while the upper strings are strident, the mids are recessed. My guess is the acoustics of Watford Colosseum. Overall the basic sound is recessed and distant.

    Didn't they put Stokowski in Watford for some of his last recordings on Columbia with a pickup orchestra called the National Philharmonic? I thought it sounded terrible.
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  21. Hawkman

    Hawkman Supercar Gort Staff

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Perhaps I may be opening a can of worms here. But I want to take a leap into The Ring Of The Niebelungen.

    Can anyone recommend:

    A) A good DVD or blu-ray set of the complete cycle. I want to get the visuals.
    B) A good instrumental highlights disc if one exits.

    I understand that the Solti Ring is excellent for audio but before I leap in, I would be happy to hear other suggestions if you care to do so.

    Thank you all in advance!!
     
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  22. HiResGeek

    HiResGeek Seer of visions

    Location:
    Boston
    Solti is well-recommended. I would take a look at the Karl Böhm Ring cycle as well. It was recorded live, and while the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra can't compete technically with the VPO, Böhm always had a firm handle on the big works and this massive cycle is no exception. He has great soloists too, and sometimes that live energy adds something the studio runthroughs are missing.
     
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  23. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    Have fun leaping. I started with the complete Karajan ring on CD, not as popular nowadays but I enjoyed it.

    I don't have a video to recommend sorry, but have enjoyed instrumental highlights discs by Klemperer and Stokowski. They are in boxed sets with other CDs so not sure if they are available separately.

    Hmm - seems I'm not much help :cool:
     
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  24. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    That should be a treat. I heard him in recital a couple of times, and I found him to be a wonderful Bach pianist. Granted C.P.E. isn't the same as J.S. by any stretch, but I'd still expect good things.
     
  25. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    I think your instinct to get the visuals is spot on; in fact, it's the only way I'd go were I starting from scratch. I never cared for Wagner at all until I saw the Live From The Met broadcasts back in--oh, I guess it was the early '90s or so. I'd always found his music overblown and excessive, and to some extent I still do (he was an awful human being, simply awful, and I think that comes through clearly in his music), but once coupled to the stage action what had been "too much of a bad thing" was revealed as highly effective theater. Wagner wrote opera as a seamless whole, music and stage action fused into a single entity, and divorcing the former from the latter inevitably is deleterious.

    I think this is the one I saw: https://www.amazon.com/Wagner-Nibel...words=levine+wagner+dvd&qid=1610508380&sr=8-1

    There may be better out there, but it worked for me.

    [edit] I would also advise avoiding any of those annoying director's vanity productions that try to "update" the setting by dropping into the Washington Metro or dressing the characters in a mix of Victorian and Beatnik garb or whatnot. One thing I liked about the Met production was that it was old-fashioned traditional to a T.
     
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