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

  1. flyingdutchman

    flyingdutchman Forum Resident

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    I think Eloquence is pretty good actually. A lot of releases otherwise not available or out of print for a long while.
     
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  2. Mild Mavis

    Mild Mavis Forum Resident

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    On CD. I have a box set of Mahler by the LPO, conductor Klaus Tennstedt which I'm very comfortable with. On vinyl, No 2 is Simon Rattle which doesn't hold me, and No 1 is Solti on the HiFi News Supercut by Nimbus; I love Solti on most of his work including this. And, Sod's law, I can't find my other Mahler vinyl.
    However, I think you've prompted me to try and find a Solti/Mahler box set though further reports on Sir John would be much appreciated.
    Edit. Just found my vinyl No 8. That's the Solti boxed.
     
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  3. Mild Mavis

    Mild Mavis Forum Resident

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    I see that the Barbirolli box is only £14.50 on Presto. Oh dear, my poor wallet.
     
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  4. Mild Mavis

    Mild Mavis Forum Resident

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    Just listening to this No 5 on Qobuz and I love it.:righton:
     
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  5. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    In my experience most Eloquence releases have good to excellent sound, particularly the Australian ones (I'm not being the least bit patriotic there :cool:).

    A few from Germany have AMSI remastering which is more controversial around the net.
     
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  6. flyingdutchman

    flyingdutchman Forum Resident

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    Nice thing about Barbirolli's recordings on Qobuz is that most have been remastered in high resolution.
     
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  7. Paul Dray

    Paul Dray Forum Resident

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    that’s funny I’ve just picked up one of these Eloquence range cds for my collection too:

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  8. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    I bet that's great. Grumiaux is my favorite violinist.
     
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  9. Paul Dray

    Paul Dray Forum Resident

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    Yeah it’s fantastic. A must own. Anything by Grumiaux is pretty much great
     
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  10. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    I don't know about that cover photo, though. That animal looks nervous--I think it suspects he has ideas of catgut in the back of his mind... :yikes:

    For the benefit of those who've joined us since last I mentioned him, my "great discovery" of a few years back was violinist Max Rostal, prize pupil of Carl Flesch. There's a fine collection of radio studio recordings on Melo Classics that I recommend highly:

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    Note: these recordings were made in studio for broadcast; they aren't airchecks. The sound quality is quite good for the period. Best way to get it is straight from the company; link here: Max Rostal plays Bach, Beethoven, Biber, Brahms, Mozart and Paganini - Meloclassic CD
     
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  11. JuniorMaineGuide

    JuniorMaineGuide Forum Resident

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    I have the Sixth and the Lieder, both of which I enjoy a lot. This box is so darn cheap it might be worth the duplication to get the rest.
     
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  12. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Absolutely! I had everything in the box except the First Symphony, but the space it would save me and the improvement in sound made it well worth picking up.
     
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  13. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Now enjoying Barbirolli's incredible recording of Mahler's 6th symphony from the above new box set.
     
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  14. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    Spinning this digital era Strauss from Karajan. Some praise for it earlier and I agree. It is a great Zarathustra. As good as 1974 which is highly praised?
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  15. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    I always loved that cover!

    For Strauss, I have this 2CD set:

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  16. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    That set has the 1974 Zarathustra. I think I like it more than the digital era performance.
     
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  17. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Then I chose wisely:)
     
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  18. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    Nice set; I really like this recording of the Alpensinfonie, one of the better of his later conducting performances in my opinion.
     
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  19. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Thanks, I bought it in my early days of collecting classical. Back then, I had very little money, so every purchase had to be carefully chosen. These days I have plenty of money but no space. :laugh:
     
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  20. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    I agree. That is my favorite Alpine.
     
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  21. flyingdutchman

    flyingdutchman Forum Resident

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    Yes! How Also Sprach Zarathustra should be done. The hammer blows are terrifying.
     
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  22. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    That is a great compilation. I have been listening to the Zarathustra from that set and even though some may say the strings sound more harsh on the 1974, the recording really brings out the overtones which is critical to the work. Especially in the first part. The minor drop and major lift really stands out on the 1974.
     
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  23. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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  24. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    We seem to have had a bit of discussion about Karajan lately. If anyone is interested in reading more about him, I found this to be a pretty even-handed and very readable account:

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  25. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    I have read some of that but it has been a while. That is the most comprehensive takes on the symphony recordings I have read.
     
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