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

  1. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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  2. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Now enjoying Tabula Rasa from this Naxos CD.
     
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  3. Daedalus

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

    Ditto.
     
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  4. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Man the Orfeo CDs are spectacular. I love every one that I have heard. This one is no exception.
     
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  5. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    I have been enjoying the Rubinstein Beethoven concertos in the Living Stereo Vol. 2 box, this was tonight's:

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    The box also has the two-disc Chopin Nocturne set by Rubinstein which is apparently well-regarded. I'm not sure which mastering it has as the set doesn't have the details, unlike the first volume.
     
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  6. MrMarty

    MrMarty Member

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    Looking for a vinyl copy of Vivaldi Four Seasons. If anyone has any thoughts or suggestions on this I’d would be most appreciative.
     
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  7. Mild Mavis

    Mild Mavis Forum Resident

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    I need, well maybe not need but want very badly, a new copy of "Death and the maiden". I have it by the Melos Quartet, Quartetto Italiano and the Amadeus Quartet
    I'm no expert but I'd probably go with Anne-Sophie Mutter and Herbert Von Karajan. Anne-Sophie is a wonderful violinist who rarely puts a foot wrong. I also have a CD version by Rachel Podger which is excellent but I don't think it's probably not available on vinyl. However there are so many to choose from and your taste will probably differ to mine. Also I'm sure some of the other guys on here will have some excellent recommendations.
    Edit: I note the Mutter/Karajan version gets high praise on Amazon except for the odd poor pressing.
     
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  8. Mild Mavis

    Mild Mavis Forum Resident

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    I have to agree. Listening via Qobuz these renderings are wonderful. Also Erato have done a fine job. I feel another CD purchase coming on.
     
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  9. Mild Mavis

    Mild Mavis Forum Resident

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    So to finish the post I started but then put an answer to MrMarty on:
    I need, well maybe not need but want very badly, a new copy of "Death and the maiden". I have it by the Melos Quartet, Quartetto Italiano and the Amadeus Quartet none of which really moves me and yes I know the critics like them but what do they know:rolleyes:
    So I'm thinking the recent Pavel Haas Quartet CD but have any of you guys got any recommendations I should listen to?
     
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  10. Mild Mavis

    Mild Mavis Forum Resident

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    After thinking about recordings of Vivaldi's Four Seasons for MrMarty I realised I hadn't played Rachel Podger's version for a while and I decided to remedy it. Playing as I type and what a stunning version it is. Some amazing playing going on here. Not the usual Four Seasons.
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  11. JuniorMaineGuide

    JuniorMaineGuide Forum Resident

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    I like that Pavel Haas Quartet album, I've streamed it a couple of times. It has the quintet too, you can't go wrong with that one.

    Which Melos recording do you have? I have the harmonia mundi one which I like a lot but I don't know how it compares to the DG.
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    The Takács Quartet on Hyperion and Chiaroscuro Quartet on BIS are both nice. Chiaroscuro play on gut strings.

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    This one's my sleeper pick, I got it at a thrift shop recently and loved it:

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    It's the Tokyo String Quartet's recording from 1982/1983 on Vox, not the later one on RCA (which I haven't heard).
     
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  12. Blizzard

    Blizzard Well-Known Member

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    Would you please recommend me a good recording of Mozart Piano Concerto n.20 and 21?
    I'm searching for recent recordings with High quality (eventually DSD or 24/96)

    I've already listened to
    Mozart "The Piano Concertos - Alfred Brendel Academy Of St.Martin in The Fields Neville Mariner" Philips 416272-2 1985
    Mozart "The Complete Piano Concertos - Murray Perahia, English Chamber Orchestra - Sony Classical 82876872302

    Those Concerts are from the 80's, I 'd experienced more recent recordings (maybe from the 90's)
     
  13. MrMarty

    MrMarty Member

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    Is this on CD?
     
  14. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    I am very glad I added this set of Beethoven Piano Trios. I find the interpretations delightful, the sound very agreeable, and they maintained my interest. I didn't hear these when they came out on Nippon in 1986.
    Beethoven
    The Complete Piano Trios
    Suk Trio
    Supraphon, 2021
    4 discs

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  15. Mild Mavis

    Mild Mavis Forum Resident

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    Afraid so. It's hybrid CD/SACD.
     
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  16. Mild Mavis

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    Just came across this in my collection. Must have picked it up in a charity shop. It's been cleaned and I'm playing it now. Not a great recording of Dvorak's Cello Concerto because the cello is far too dominant in the mix but some beautiful playing by Rostropovich. Very emotive.
     
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  17. Mild Mavis

    Mild Mavis Forum Resident

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    Just finished the above Dvorak. I have to say Rostropovich's playing moved me soooo much. Amazing.
     
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  18. Mild Mavis

    Mild Mavis Forum Resident

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    Is it me? People seem to be using "Classical Music & Conversation" rather than this thread. CM&C is a gxreat thread but there seems to be more description/discussion on this thread. I know I'm in the minority but I don't want to see pictures of CD/LP covers without some meaningful words.
    Anyway another find in my charity shop acquisitions that I've never played ( just found about a dozen that haven't seen my turntable, I must be learning from Tony:D). A bit of a curate's egg. Much of it is new to me although the tunes are familiar. The Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise brilliante in E Flat, Op 22 immediately appeals. Eliahu Inbal is a new name to me but he's done a nice job here though not much could go wrong with Arrau at the piano.
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  19. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    I am a great admirer of Arrau, especially his Chopin. Those orchestral works are sadly neglected these days. I have those recordings in a later CD set, which is sadly now OOP:

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  20. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Now enjoying one of those rare minor key symphonies from the classical era, the 52nd symphony by Haydn in c minor.
     
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  21. NickySee

    NickySee Forum Resident

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    Great Pianists of the 20th Century: Josef Hofman (1999, Philips)
    Most of the tracks are from recordings made in the early/mid-20th Century so the quality is noticeably deficient. But the playing is indelible. The Rachmaninoff Prelude that he performs in the clip above is included in the 2 CD set.
     
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  22. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Nice one!

    That set was my intro to the pianist. Since then I have picked up the series of discs devoted to the pianist on the Marston Records label.
     
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  23. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    Hope you saw my response to you on another forum. If not, I’ll copy it over.
     
  24. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    That performance of The Trout is a favorite of mine, something I recommend to people just getting into classical.
     
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  25. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    As I’ve said before, my copy of the Perahia cycle has a DR range of 10 - 17.
     

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