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

  1. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    I just picked up these two discs of Oramo's take on Nielsen and it completes the set. This set goes to the top of my list for the symphonies. I like Kuchar and Blomstedt as well but this Oramo set sounds fantastic and is played as well as the other great recordings.
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  2. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Now enjoying the Rach 3 from the above CD. The sound is even worse than I recalled, but I maintain that the performance is thrilling!
     
  3. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Now enjoying the Nocturnes from this fine CD.
     
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  4. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Now enjoying the first and fourth symphonies from the above set. Performances are powerful and the sound is superb!
     
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  5. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    Great performances in a lighter style. I like his LVB recordings very much.
     
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  6. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Unless I am seriously misremembering, Elan was the artist's own label. He used to teach at University of Maryland, and I actually met him at a concert once (he wasn't playing), on which occasion he was quite friendly.
     
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  7. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    You are correct! Élan Recordings - Wikipedia
     
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  8. Mild Mavis

    Mild Mavis Forum Resident

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    There is something special about Richter's playing isn't there?
     
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  9. Daedalus

    Daedalus I haven't heard it all.....

    This Lp box set this morning. He was apparently known for his Chopin. @George P-what do you think of his playing?[​IMG]
     
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  10. Daedalus

    Daedalus I haven't heard it all.....

    I spun a Gavrilov performance yesterday of Rach3-this would be his Melodiya recording with Lazarov conducting USSR Symphony Orchestra. Very good performance.
     
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  11. Daedalus

    Daedalus I haven't heard it all.....

    I am very late to the Harnoncourt boat. I was amazed by his Beethoven symphonies which were included in the recent big Warner Music Beethoven box. So I took advantage of the jpc.de fire sale price on the Harnoncourt Sony box to explore further.
     
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  12. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    I've only heard a bit of his Chopin, but I likes what I heard.
     
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  13. Someone In A Tree

    Someone In A Tree Four-on-the-floor

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  14. Mild Mavis

    Mild Mavis Forum Resident

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    Some one mentioned Dvorak string quartets (or was that just wishful thinking) so I dug this out
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    and I'm now playing No12 "American". A beautifully played version of one of my favourites. I think it's the plaintive quality that appeals. (Was it written during his American sojourn when he was homesick?)
    I have to admit this box is a bit of a curate's egg; some of the discs have great sound quality, others not so good. However the playing throughout is, IMO. excellent.
     
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  15. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Indeed it was. I have a set of the quartets (not the same one), and my impression was that the entire body of works was a curate's egg, with the ones up to maybe the middle of the run doing rather little for me, with later ones gradually getting more interesting. At some point, I should probably revisit them and confirm or disprove that impression. (Which is exactly what I said the last time this subject came up. :sigh:)
     
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  16. Mild Mavis

    Mild Mavis Forum Resident

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    And in a complete change
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    This is a most beautiful piece (not all requiems are in my experience) and I have loved it for many years. I think I bought my first CD version in the late '80s. I prefer a male soprano in this. It almost, I repeat almost, makes me understand the castrati.
     
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  17. Mild Mavis

    Mild Mavis Forum Resident

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    Interesting. I've never compared them but I'm going to do some comparison now you've stirred my curiosity. Normally two at a sitting is enough for me. You can have too much of a good thing (or can you?:D)
     
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  18. Mild Mavis

    Mild Mavis Forum Resident

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    I don't remember listening to his first so I'll give Oramo's a play on Qobuz. IIRC both Nielson and Sibelius died of alcoholism.
     
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  19. B. Scarpia

    B. Scarpia WatchingYouWatchingMe

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    No better First than this one IMO. The recording is all you'd want as well.

    Still waiting for a Prokofiev 3 recording that handles the first movement eighth octave notes with Piccolo behind without distorting. Or maybe it's one of the few things my gear can't handle.
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  20. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    I thoroughly enjoy this:

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  21. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    His Rach 3 with Dorati is awesome, too!
     
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  22. Åke Bergvall

    Åke Bergvall Forum Resident

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    Sorry, but can you really say that about someone who lived to be over 90! I would say he might well be an alcoholic but he died of old age.
     
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  23. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    I have the Rachmaninov in an Alto box supposedly on the way from Amazon. Just put in for a refund as it's very late. Hopefully it will show up one year soon :confused:.
     
  24. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    That sucks, Tony. Got a link to the box set you are referring to?
     
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  25. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

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