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

  1. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Until I heard Gekic's, I felt the same.
     
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  2. NickySee

    NickySee To Mars or Bust!

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    Alessandro Scarlatti Sinfonie di Concerto Grosso
    Italian Baroque
    CD 38 (2015, Brilliant Classics)

    This 50 box set is fast becoming my favorite (among the handful that I own). It's also the easiest to handle. Fussing w/packing is the last thing you want to do with your first Benzedrine.
     
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  3. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    Spinning this good compilation. Been a while since I heard Chout.
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  4. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    Prokofiev: Symphony No. 6
    Lieutenant Kije Suite
    Suite from the Love for Three Oranges
    Andrew Litton
    Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
    BIS, 2013
    CD/SACD

    A very nice disc. Does anyone have another version of Symphony 6 that they like?

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  5. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    From this set. Not as tough sounding as with other conductors, but IMO this strikes a balance I like.
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  6. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    I have this set and recommend it for Prokofiev's symphonies. I'll revisit #6 soon and report back.
     
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  7. NickySee

    NickySee To Mars or Bust!

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    Dimitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 70 (1978 vinyl, Мелодия/Melody)
    Festive Overture
    Romance from Incidental Music to the Film "The Gadfly"
    Tahiti Trot

    Russian State Symphony Orchestra
    Evgeni Svetlanov
     
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  8. ToddBD

    ToddBD Forum Resident

    In the disc player tonight...

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  9. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

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    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

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  11. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Now enjoying this fine CD.
     
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  12. NickySee

    NickySee To Mars or Bust!

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    DEBUSSY Arrangements for 2 Pianos on Camille Saint-Saëns' Étienne Marcel (1993, Marco Polo/Naxos)
    Daniel Blumenthal, piano
    Robert Groslot, piano

    I. Introduction
    II. Entrée des Écoliers et des Ribauds
    III. Musette Guerriere
    IV. Pavane
    V. Valse
    VI. Entrée des Bohémiens et Bohémiennes
    VII. Final.
     
  13. Wes H

    Wes H Forum Resident

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    Ashkenazy gives a fine account of the Mussorgsky Pictures on this well-recorded London LP.
    On side 2 are other Russian works that make this an enjoyable program:
    Taneyev-- Prelude & Fugue; Liadov-- A Musical Snuff-Box; Borodin-- Scherzo in A flat major; Tchaikovsky-- Dumka, Op. 59.

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    Recorded in Kingsway Hall, London -- Pictures in June 1982; rest of LP in January 1983.
    Album released in 1983.
     
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  14. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    While on the subject of pianists, today I heard much of Mozart's 27th pno. cto. with Angela Hewitt as soloist. Now, I suspect I needn't tell most of the denizens here she's a mystery to me: her Bach gets lots of play and lots of accolades, but I find it, or at least what I've heard of it, flat and dull. When the Mozart was announced, I was looking forward to hearing her in it in hopes maybe I'd like her way with that composer better. No dice--still flat, still dull. Maybe "dutiful" is the word I want. Anyhow, that was my impression on one hearing, interrupted a time or two (lost the last part of the slow mvt. and the first of the concluding mvt.), in the car. Now, I suppose you could make the argument her way with both composers is in keeping with "authenticity" by avoiding Romantic mannerisms, but to this listener she drains all the life out of what she plays, denuding it of sparkle or zest and turning slow mvts. into a long slog. If the "keeping with authenticity" analysis is correct, however, I'd expect her to be more unbuttoned in Romantic era literature. I've never heard her play any. Has anybody here encountered her in, say, Brahms or Mendelssohn or Schubert? If so, what did you think of it?
     
  15. Pierrot Lunaire

    Pierrot Lunaire Active Member

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    Here is some lockdown Debussy:

     
  16. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    I admire your persistence with Hewitt, David. I heard her in a few things (I think it was all Bach) and gave up on her. Too many pianists, too little time.
     
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  17. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Enjoying an old favorite.
     
  18. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Thanks! If you like the work, you might be interested in this recording. It's from 1949, made by Wladyslaw Szpilman, the pianist whose life was the basis of the movie The Pianist.
     
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  19. Pierrot Lunaire

    Pierrot Lunaire Active Member

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    Nice, I like it! Faster than what is typically done in more recent recordings. My favourite is Cortot from 1919:

     
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  20. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

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    ROSSINI: Overtures - Herbert von Karajan conducting The Philharmonia Orchestra (LP "MANUFACTURED FOR CAPITOL INDUSTRIES-EMI INC. BY EMI GERMANY", sleeve "PRINTED IN CANADA")

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  21. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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  22. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Now enjoying Schubert's second piano trio from the above set.
     
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  23. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Cortot is great! One of my favorite pianists.
     
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  24. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    Olivier Cave
    Scarlatti
    Sonates, Naples, 1685
    Alpha, 2021

    I really enjoyed his timing, touch and interpretations on piano.
     
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  25. Paul Dray

    Paul Dray Forum Resident

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    Has anyone got any opinions of this disc?:
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    I’m not familiar with this label ‘the classical Russia revelation’. Is it recommendable?
     

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