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

  1. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    On Sirius XM now: Alan Hovhaness, Sym. 2 "Mysterious Mountain." If having a distinctive voice is the mark of a great composer, Hovhaness is definitely a member of the club. Nobody, but nobody, sounds quite like Alan Hovhaness.
     
  2. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    Your post made me pull this CD for a listen.
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  3. Andreas

    Andreas Senior Member

    Location:
    Frankfurt, Germany
    I know that these topics had been discussed earlier, but can anyone comment on the sound quality of the two big Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli box sets, compared to individual CD earlier releases? The box sets are not "mega", but they are cheap and easy to get, I am just a little anxious about any damages via too much filtering, noise reduction or "original image bit processing".

    10 CD set "Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon" Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli – Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon (2016, CD)
    14 CD set "The Complete Warner Recordings": Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli – The Complete Warner Recordings (2015, CD)
     
  4. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    Regarding the first set, I will have to listen more closely for any damages. Nothing really has really stood out to me as being way overboard as to NR or anything else compared to other recordings.
     
  5. Andreas

    Andreas Senior Member

    Location:
    Frankfurt, Germany
    Deutsche Grammophon does not use NR as far as I know, but some of their 1995 and later remasters have a more processed and trebly sound than their 1980s CDs. The "Originals" remasters of Carlos Kleiber's Beethoven symphonies come to mind.
     
  6. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    I have been going thru some of the discs in the first set. They do not sound as bad as the Kleiber remasters. Maybe a little harsh in the strings at times but not as bad as the Kleiber remasters. Excellent DR.
     
  7. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

    Location:
    west of sun valley
    David Zinman
    Netherlands Chamber Orchestra

    J.C. Bach
    15 Symphonies
    Overture to La Calamita
    Newton, 2011
    2 CDs
    recorded 1974-1975; 1976-1977

    These are excellent performances and recordings.

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  8. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

    Location:
    west of sun valley
    Rosemary Tuck makes the case for a few of Carl Czerny's concert compositions.
    Rosemary Tuck, piano
    English Chamber Orchestra
    Richard Bonynge

    Naxos, 2019
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  9. Jskoda

    Jskoda Forum Resident

    Location:
    Washington, DC
    I'm not an expert on this either, but my understanding is the Shaded Dog's that are highly prized are the U.S. releases from the earliest days of stereo, starting in 1958 and going for several years after that, more or less ending with the introduction of Dynagroove. Isn't that about right, folks?

    What adds to the confusion is Canada kept using the Shaded Dog label after it had been discontinued in the U.S. The original U.S. release of the album you're talking about here was on RCA's White Dog label.
     
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  10. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
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    Now enjoying Schubert's second piano trio (I've always loved the second movement) from the above CD set. Gotta love these duo sets!
     
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  11. RiRiIII

    RiRiIII Forum Resident

    Location:
    Athens, Greece
  12. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Ahem...something to do with today's date, perhaps? :tsk:

    Good one! :laughup:
     
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  13. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    I Love Fortissimo!!
     
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  14. RiRiIII

    RiRiIII Forum Resident

    Location:
    Athens, Greece
  15. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
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    Now enjoying Schubert's Unfinished symphony. It's Sinopoli's earlier, mid-eighties recording. Dark and dramatic. Lovely.
     
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  16. RiRiIII

    RiRiIII Forum Resident

    Location:
    Athens, Greece
    Legendary Unfinished this one, for sure.
     
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  17. RiRiIII

    RiRiIII Forum Resident

    Location:
    Athens, Greece
  18. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Scranton, PA
    I think I'll joint you with my copy of this CD.
     
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  19. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing CD2 from the following Philips twofer for a first listen ...

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    @misterjones, Can't say I am too enamored with this twofer so far, as CD1 has a combo performance on harpsichord and fortepiano. I would have preferred the entire recording to be on either instruments but not switching between the two. IMHO, WTC's sound much better on regular piano. :(

    Now I am hearing organ on this track!
     
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  20. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    How do you like this Icon box? I must have owned the box for close to 10 years ...
     
  21. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    NYC
    It's very good. I can't say I love it, but I am very happy to have it.
     
  22. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Jochum is much underrated IMHO as he was active during an era when there were many other outstanding conductors. I also have his Beethoven Symphonies cycle on Philips ...
     
  23. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)

    No. Just...no. I’m sick and tired of these arrangements for Mahler’s music. These arrangements do not do any kind of justice to this man’s music.
     
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  24. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I have the Arrau EMI Icon box, which includes this recording ...

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  25. misterjones

    misterjones Forum Resident

    Location:
    New York City
    I guess it might constitute a good tutorial on the differences between the instruments, but it would bother me if I just wanted to listen to the collection.
     

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