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

  1. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    Thanks for the info. Speaking of Ormandy, spinning this and the music is new to me. Do you have these works?

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  2. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    No. I only have some Bach Greatest Hits, Wagner, Rimsky-Korsakov and Rachmaninoff CD singles by Ormandy. I only bought his Sibelius box a few weeks ago at a very good price from across the pond. I can literally count on one hand how many LP recordings I have since I never cared for the Columbia press quality ...

    There are not that many new Ormandy CD singles out there. I heard Sony has released a mega mono box, which I have zero interests ...
     
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  3. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Yes, he did; not only did he compose it, he led a recording of it with the Liverpool PO and the Huddersfield Choral Soc., issued in the United States as RCA Victor set DM 974 (5 12" 78 RPM disks, 10 sides).

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    [edit] This recording dates to 1943. A little digging reveals that Walton in 1959 rerecorded the piece for a stereo LP.
     
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  4. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    Spinning the CD version.
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  5. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing CD1 from the following Philips twofer for a first listen ...

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  6. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    I really like the recordings I have of Chorzempa. His Saint Saens Organ Symphony recording is great. In fact, this is my go to Organ Sym.
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  7. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Chorzempa is an excellent organist and also a good harpsichordist. Unfortunately, the WTC twofer is a bit of a turnoff as there are tracks performed on organ, harpsichord and fortepiano. I was expecting only harpsichord performance ...
     
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  8. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Here is my Handel Belshazzar set ...

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  9. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

    Location:
    west of sun valley
    Peter Serkin
    Beethoven: Diabelli Variations
    RCA Red Seal, 1982
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    I enjoyed it.
     
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  10. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    I have not heard his take on the variations but have read the reviews of it and it gets high marks. I may have to seek it out. I have a couple of versions.
     
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  11. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    For those who are interested in streaming classical music, one of my colleagues at TNT-Audio reviewed a classical-only streaming service called Primephonic in today's issue: [Review] Primephonic streaming service

    He refers to a recording that sounds interesting: one Jean Guillou playing a modern pedal piano in his own music and some of Liszt, Mozart, Schumann, and Bach. Alas, I checked Amazon, and the sole copy I could find was more than $900. Ouch!
     
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  12. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    I heard him a couple of times in recital and greatly enjoyed his playing. He was especially good as a Bach pianist. Sad to think he's gone now.
     
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  13. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    I recall seeing him play once at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. He was excellent.
     
  14. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
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    Arrau and Chopin - priceless!!
     
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  15. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

    Location:
    NYC
    I actually heard him perform the Diabelli Variations about a decade ago. Most impressive.
     
  16. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    Hi David,

    I am a huge fan of his father, but never heard his work. So many pianists, so little shelf space . . . :shake:
     
  17. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    ...as opposed to Arrau and Beethoven - Price-Les$ !! ;)

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    (not my disc, I hasten to add)
     
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  18. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    :laugh:
     
  19. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Hi, George,

    Time for a bigger apartment? :whistle: :angel:

    Of course, you'd still be subject to the law of physics stating, "The number of recordings always expands to exceed the shelf space available." :sigh:
     
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  20. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    By the way, kidding aside, some of those Price-Les$ budget discs from back around the turn of the aughts offer up interesting material, some of it drawn from old masters or concert tapes that presumably were cheap to license. For example, among the handful in my collection are one with a recital by Annie Fischer including Schumann's Fantasy in C and Kreisleriana and another of Furtwangler leading the VPO in the Bruckner 4th sym. It's always tempting, when confronted with ultra-cheap issues, to turn up the old nose, but on occasion real gems can be found in very plain settings. As a collector friend puts it, "You take your great music-making where you find it."
     
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  21. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    Absolutely! Ermitage is one of those cheaper labels that frequently has superb performances.
     
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  22. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    I just played this last night.
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  23. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

    Location:
    west of sun valley
    Welcome back to this thread, John Greenwood. It is good to see you posting again.
     
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  24. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
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    The original recordings are really not very good quality, so to me, this issue is at best a cash grab. The playing is great. Horowitz's Chopin can be variable, but here it is quite good.
     
  25. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

    Location:
    west of sun valley
    Disc 12
    Nielsen: Symphonies 5 & 6
    Theodore Kuchar
    Janacek Philharmonic
    Brilliant, 2019
    13 CDs
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