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

  1. George P

    George P Lazy Sunbather Thread Starter

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  2. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    He was right, the SQ of the 1954 recording is decent ...
     
  3. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    CT, USA
    Now playing CD58 - Bach Brandenburg Concertos 4 - 6 by Tafelmusik/Jeanne Lamon for a perfunctory first listen ...

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    2 More CD's to go.
     
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  4. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    Schwarzkopf was great in her soprano role and certainly was the soprano of the century IMO ...
     
  5. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    Time for some ballet music, now playing the following LP from my Tchaikovsky collection ...

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  6. drh

    drh Talking Machine

    No, Shake It Off. ;)

    Actually, at my daughter's event today I was treated to yet another outing of that omnipresent ditty.

    "Shake, shake, shake, shake," that's what I say!
    :hurl:

    But turning to more pleasant matters, last night I paid another of my "old friend" visits to Schnabel's accounts of two Bach toccatas, one in C Minor and one in D Major. A couple of years back, my wife treated me to a "The Great Courses" set about the Beethoven piano stas., and the instructor made a point of Beethoven's musical kinship to Bach. Coming to the Schnabel set for the first time since, that kinship was readily apparent, at least to my ears. Something that hadn't occurred to me before.
     
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  7. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

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    Now listening to "Bach - Partitas Nos. 2 & 3/Sonata No. 3" performed by Hilary Hahn on Sony.

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  8. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    Time for some early music, now playing the following CD from my Early Music collection ...

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  9. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    More early music, now playing the following CD from my Tallis collection for a second listen ...

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  10. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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    I was actually referring to Tosca, I think Callas would give Schwarzkopf a run for the money though.
     
  11. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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    Britten conducting Britten. The War Requiem.
     
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  12. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    This recent arrival brings back happy memories from the past, as it was one of my first Bach purchases. The sound was stunning when it was first released, and it still sounds great today. I also prefer I Musici's use of modern instruments and tasteful vibrato as opposed to "HIP" performances, if they even are all that well "informed"!

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    (My actual cover is in mint condition.)
     
  13. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    Next to be on the platter, the following LP from my early baroque collection ...

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  14. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    Callas was largely known for her operas while Schwarzkopf had a much wider repertories, from lieder to oratorio to Bach passion. I don't even know offhand if I have any operas by Callas in my LP collection. I only have operas on CD for Wagner and Handel ...
     
  15. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    This record could use some flattening ...
     
  16. john greenwood

    john greenwood Well-Known Member

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    Here is the verdict of EMI, their record label. :winkgrin:

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  17. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    I have had this twofer for thirty years and the LP's are in pristine condition. Personally, they are my least favorite Brandenburg Concertos since they don't sound German enough and perhaps sound too warm to my ears. It seems like I Musici performed JS Bach works like they performed Vivaldi ...
     
  18. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    It should have read the operatic voice of the century ... :agree::winkgrin:
     
  19. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    Their warmth is what I find so appealing!
     
  20. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    CT, USA
    Time for some Beethoven Piano works, now playing CD3 - rondos and sonatas from the following box for a second listen. My thanks to George for recommending Sokolov ...

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  21. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

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    I've been leary of buying any Uchida after buying her Great Pianists album. I really dislike here Debussy Etudes. I have the Schoenberg album from the Philips Original Jackets box. I should give it another listen. I only listened to it once after buying the box. I imagine I let my dislike of her Debussy prejudice me against the Schoenberg.
     
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  22. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

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    The picture on the cover looks like it's from the BBC's The Six Wives of Henry VIII. It's the first show I remember seeing on Masterpiece Theater when I was a 10 or 11. I loved it and religiously watched Masterpiece Theater for at least a decade after that, until Upstairs Downstairs.
     
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  23. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    What an irony? I only have one recording by Uchida and it is the Debussy 12 Etudes ... :biglaugh:

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  24. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    I don't like her recording of the Etudes either. I can't remember the last time I listened to it.
     
  25. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

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    CT, USA
    Continue enjoying what I already have. Now playing the following CD from my Mozart collection for a third listen ...

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