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

  1. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    I checked a few of my other CDs times to Bernstein-
    Bernstein-58:31
    Ormandy-46:18
    Jansons-43:53
    Karajan-46:13
    Monteux-44:14 ........one of my favorites
    Mravinsky-43:34

    My guess was wrong. More like 12-14 minutes longer.

    The Bernstein Pathetique does not appeal to me that much due to the extremely slow tempo.
    Some of Bernstein's slow interpretations I really like. His Sibelius First is one of the best on record IMO and it is slow. The PIT 6th is an extreme example IIRC.
     
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  2. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    Here is an easy to find orchestral highlights disc:

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    The sound is a touch recessed but the selection and playing are good.
     
  3. Hawkman

    Hawkman Supercar Gort Staff

    Location:
    New Jersey
    I agree about the live energy!

    Actually, you did help! I am familiar with Klemperer's son's work. :) But I have nothing by him. This may be a good place to start!

    I have very little interest in 'modern' stagings that put classic work in the 'modern' world like a subway station or something. Same for Shakespeare. So I would go with a 'classical' staging and costumes.

    Excellent!!!

    Thank you all so far!!! Anyone else, feel free to chime in!!
     
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  4. HiResGeek

    HiResGeek Seer of visions

    Location:
    Boston
    Out of curiosity: why are there two separate classical music threads, and why can't they be merged into one big lovefest? Both threads have interesting posts and loads of music worth checking out. Having all of that broken in two seems very strange and counterproductive to me.
     
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  5. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    There are many classical threads, actually.

    However, this is the only one where people discuss only classical music, works, performers, recordings and concerts.

    It's been that way since I started this thread over twelve years ago.
     
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  6. HiResGeek

    HiResGeek Seer of visions

    Location:
    Boston
    Thanks, I appreciate the explanation, George.
     
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  7. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    Spinning Symphony #3 that I am still trying to get my ears around.
    :D

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  8. Hawkman

    Hawkman Supercar Gort Staff

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    It's also a nice respite from the more 'passionate' goings on 'outside' of this thread. :)
     
  9. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    As George notes there are a number of ongoing classical threads, three with frequent contributions (this one, one which frequently goes off topic and one on mega-box buying).

    This one is more focussed, and if I am looking for an expert reply on a classical topic is usually my first port of call.
     
  10. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    A fiery performance!!
     
  11. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    After all these years I still don't know if I like the Symphony or not!
     
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  12. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Scranton, PA
    Tonight's selection.

    PROKOFIEV: Violin Concertos -
    Isaac Stern and the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy (US CBS CD)

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  13. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

    Location:
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    Interesting music from Delalande 1657-1726.
    'Restitution' [restored] by Jean Francois Paillard
    Simponies pour les soupers du Roy,
    Fanfares and Three Caprices
    1964
    Erato box of Paillard
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  14. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    Who knew that Mercury's recording team did this Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 8 in stereo for Pye Records in 1956?
    Wilma Cozart and Robert Fine are listed as producer and engineer for this stereo recording in Free Trade Hall. This may be as good as it gets for early recordings from Free Trade Hall. The sound from this hall is usually not praised.
    Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 8; Symphony No. 2 (London)
    Halle Orchestra
    Sir John Barbirolli
    Halle Orchestra
    CD 22
    Barbirolli box
    Warner, 2020
     
  15. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    It has been a while since I listened to the 8th. I think I have it on Naxos. That one you have must be a great one.
     
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  16. Robert Godridge

    Robert Godridge Forum Resident

    Chopin*, Schumann* - Tausig*, Clementi*, Liszt*, Shura Cherkassky - Piano Recital
    I can hardly believe what a quiet pressing this is. What is unfortunate is that this is from a batch of albums who's covers were water damaged some years ago so the cover is quite fragile, but I remember getting this and thinking it was a great pressing even without a mono button, now that I have one it is almost silent. I have quite a lot of WRC records and have always found them to be quiet. Anyone else share my love for world record club? This is so cheap on Discogs I might buy another just for the cover...
     
  17. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    That sounds like a lovely issue. I'm a great admirer of Cherkassky. To be honest, however, World Record Club records haven't come my way all that often. I have only two or three, and I think at least one is a reissue from 78s. Weren't they primarily an Australian phenomenon?
     
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  18. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

  19. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    As always, your taste is impeccable, David. In other words, it agrees with mine. :laugh:

    I am sure I have said if before, but Cherkassky was one of the very best. Never boring, played with great beauty, delightful spontaneity, huge repertoire, superb technique - the guy had it all! I buy pretty much every CD of his that I can get my hands on.
     
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  20. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    I was lucky enough to hear him in recital once, in Chicago back in the mid-'90s. The man was a wizard--he even made Hindemith listenable! As I'm remembering things, he also had an easy stage presence.
     
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  21. crispi

    crispi Vinyl Archaeologist

    Location:
    Berlin
    Magnificent performance from 1970, recorded for the Beethoven anniversary that year. One of the more undersung Ninths.
     
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  22. Robert Godridge

    Robert Godridge Forum Resident

    I have a few lps of his and they're all excellent. I never pass them up when I come across them, in fact your prayes and the lp I played last night might lead me to find more of his recordings!
     
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  23. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    Best of luck!
     
  24. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
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    Inspired by the thread, I pulled out this great CD for a listen.
     
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  25. Klavier

    Klavier Forum Resident

    Location:
    US
    Yeah, sometimes the "other group" gets off on sports, food, and travel tangents. I've been joying this 4-LP set--my introduction to Sorabji many years ago!

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