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

  1. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    Right. Kraft was quite a good guitarist, then he became a recording engineer/producer. He’s the house engineer for Naxos’ extensive guitar catalog.
     
  2. Klavier

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    Well, I'll be...a recording by VL that isn't just flash and surface brilliance! She actually plays quite beautifully and sensitively. I was at first concerned about the 18:07 timing of the Bach-Busoni Chaconne, but it's mainly the outer sections that are a bit slower than usual. Qobuz 16/44.1.
     
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  3. Klavier

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    ^^^ Oops, I forgot the cover image!

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  4. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    Tonight I enjoyed the first disc of the Stenhammar set from Neeme Jarvi and Paavo Jarvi.

    Disc 1
    Wilhelm Stenhammar
    Symphony No. 1 ; Lodolezzi Suite; Interlude from the Cantata "Sangen"
    Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
    Neeme Jarvi
    recorded live in 1982
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  5. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    From the Eloquence DG Markevitch box,
    Gounod: Symphony No. 2 [recorded 1957]
    Bizet: Jeux d'enfants [recorded 1957]
    Debussy: La Mer & Danse sacree et Danse profane [recorded 1959]

    Markevitch
    Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux

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    The Gounod is very interesting but you would hardly know it from one of worst sound recordings ever made. The Bizet was recorded the same year, but it is at least listenable and I like it. The stereo La Mer is one of the great ones IMO along with the DanseSacre...
     
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  6. Wes H

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    Enjoying this 1987 Chandos LP of piano music by British composer, Arnold Bax:
    - Lullaby (Berceuse)
    - Country-Tune
    - Sonata No. 1
    - Winter Waters
    - Sonata No. 2 In F Sharp Minor

    All ravishingly performed by Eric Parkin, who completed 4 volumes of Bax's music for the Chandos label. His performance of the grand Sonata No. 2 (my favorite of Bax's four Sonatas) is a real treat to hear.

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    Recorded in the Rosslyn Hill Chapel in Hampstead, London. The piano sound is captured with just the right amount of hall reverb to give it a "big" or dreamy texture as needed, without any blurring of notes. Just perfect for this music.
     
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  7. Someone In A Tree

    Someone In A Tree Four-on-the-floor

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    First listen to this disc last night. Enjoyed Schulhoff's Piano Concerto [1923], spiced with a variety of percussion (and whistle) effects.
    Gershwin has nothing to worry about, but it was still an enjoyable listen.
    The disc also contains some late 1920's solo recordings (electric, not acoustic) by the composer.
     
  8. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    Domenico Scarlatti
    Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 1
    Eteri Andjaparidze, piano
    Naxos, 1999
    This series has a different pianist for each volume. Eteri is from Georgia, the country.
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  9. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    Excellent

    Scarlatti
    Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 2
    Michael Lewin, piano
    Naxos, 1999
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  10. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    From today's Boston Globe.
     
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  11. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    I can not recommend the Bychkov cycle of Tchaikovsky symphonies and orchestral works. However Kirill Gerstein has some pretty good moments in the piano concertos.

    The Tchaikovsky Project
    Semyon Bychkov
    Czech Philharmonic
    Decca, 2019
    7 CDs
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  12. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    Boccherini
    Guitar Quintets:
    Quintet in D Major "Fandango Quintet
    Quintet in C Major "La Ritirada di Madrid"
    Laszlo Szendrey-Karper, guitar
    Tatrai Quartet
    White Label, 1987
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  13. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Great performance of the piano concerto, sadly it is only in fair sound.
     
  14. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Now enjoying this neglected CD, which was recommended by someone on another forum.
     
  15. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Now enjoying the nocturnes from this superb CD, transfers by Mark Obert-Thorn.
     
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  16. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Now enjoying a recent used find, a SACD that has been on my wishlist for awhile, ever since obtaining the other two SACDs in this series.
     
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  17. dale 88

    dale 88 Errand Boy for Rhythm

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    Corelli
    Concerti Grossi Op 6
    Europa Galante
    Fabio Bondi
    Naive, 2003
    2 CDs

    This is an excellent version. I have the reissue on Naive. It originally appeared on Opus 111 in 1996.

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  18. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Now enjoying a spin of the original WG CD, which recently replaced my Originals remaster. I think this kind of repertoire is where Pollini really shines.
     
  19. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Senior Member

    That disc is in my top 5 favorite solo piano discs. Unbelievable playing.
     
  20. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    As I adore his EMI Bruckner set, I have not heard this one since buying it years ago. Remedying that today.
     
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  21. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    Well done! Always a great feeling when you can scratch a long-term itch. I thought I'd done so myself recently, but the CD in question proved to have a big problem--defective in the mastering, not the CD itself. :sigh:

    On a happier note, I just received my winnings from a 78 mail auction--a nice, big stack of Edison discs and a similar stack of Pathes, all in top-notch condition. I think I'll probably start with the latter, sampling a few discs by Edmond Clement, one of the most beautiful tenor singers on record. Looking forward to that!

    Meanwhile, I've been doing a dive through the boxes and boxes of CDs I've transferred to hard drive, chasing out the ones with pre-emphasis. In the past few days, I added several new classical entries to the pre-emphasis list, Pre emphasis list? . Most are fairly obscure issues, probably not anything anybody here would have, but for those who follow that issue, just a heads up.
     
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  22. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Yeah and only 8 bucks for a SACD in like new condition!

    Wow, that sucks. Sorry to hear that.
     
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  23. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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  24. Someone In A Tree

    Someone In A Tree Four-on-the-floor

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    Hard to believe this was recorded 90 years ago (rec. March 1932)!
    Schnabel: Beethoven, PC 1 / LSO, Sargent.
    Arabesque CD, 1985. Transfers from 78s by Keith Hardwick.
    (Cover looks exactly like this, except contents are Concerto 1 & 2)
     
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  25. George P

    George P Notable Member Thread Starter

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    Now enjoying CD 01 from the above 50 CD box set. A 1949 performance Schubert D960 and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an exhibition.
     
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