Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by bluemooze, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. Mr Bass

    Mr Bass Chevelle Ma Belle

    Location:
    Mid Atlantic
    Bruckner: Symphony 9. v Karajan, Berlin Phil. UK DG Accolade

    Joining in on the v Karajan Bruckner. Newly acquired UK Accolade pressing. with different cover from original.

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  2. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Lord of the strings

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    CA
    Presto has raised their shipping price by a dollar or so, but delivery time to the US seems about the same. I don't know what's going on with the German postal system, but I have tried to order LPs from two German Discogs sellers, and both said they couldn't ship to the US at the moment. Has anyone else encountered shipping difficulties from German to the US?
     
  3. 5-String

    5-String Forum Resident

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    Unfortunately for me, I always had problems with shipping from Germany. It was either taking too long or the packages were becoming lost before they arrived. Or badly damaged. I had these issues with Amazon Germany, JPC, and individual sellers via eBay. Surprisingly, I never had any issues with any other European countries.
    I am suspecting that the reason the specific discogs sellers do not ship to US at the moment has something to do with the Covid19 outbreak? AlthoughI cannot see why this is the case.
     
  4. layman

    layman Forum Resident

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    I have had good experiences ordering from France lately and the shipments arrived quickly. My experience ordering from Dutton Vocalion in the UK is that the shipments are delayed several weeks vs. what it was like before the pandemic. My experiences ordering from Japan have also been great but I have been warned to always use DHL or Fedex when ordering from Japan (advice that I have heeded), otherwise shipments can take months.
     
  5. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Lord of the strings

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    Yes, they both attributed it to the virus, but they didn't elaborate. It's not as if an LP is going to get sick by coming to the US! Before the pandemic, I had no problems with orders from Germany.
     
  6. 5-String

    5-String Forum Resident

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    seriously, I think it is very puzzling. Makes no sense.
     
  7. Eigenvector

    Eigenvector Forum Resident

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    Yes, I have had no luck getting anything shipped to me from Germany since February. I thought I was OK with a box set from JPC back in March when I got a shipping notification and tracking number but I got a successful delivery notice two days later but no box. Checking the tracking, I saw that it went to DHL then right back to JPC with no explanation. JPC refunded me immediately so I was good, but I had to order that box set from another vendor. Other German sellers I’ve tried won’t ship to the US at all right now.

    I have received every order I placed from the UK but some were delayed Up to 3 months. What I do now with my Presto orders is batch them up until I have an order worth several hundred dollars and order all at once. I then choose FedEx 2nd day delivery. I have gotten every shipment within two days and in perfect condition since I started doing that. Yes, shipping This way usually runs $25+ per order but since these are large orders the percentage is lower and it’s worth it for the peace of mind!
     
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  8. albelTW

    albelTW Go beyond

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    Italy
    Brahms - Violin Concert
    Szeryng, Violin - London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteaux

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    This is one of the two LPs I bought yesteday in the disc shop where the majority of my discs come from.
     
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  9. cartologist

    cartologist Not the world's foremost expert

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    I first heard about him, years before I started listening to Classical in earnest, from a CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) documentary on him that was rebroadcast on PBS.
     
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  10. cartologist

    cartologist Not the world's foremost expert

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    I was just reading about this composer/conductor, in connection with his 1970 recording of Satie’s Embryons Desséchés with someone reading his “notes” aloud over the movements.
    Apparently Satie hated the idea (the audience was supposed to read them from the program as the pieces were performed); since Satie had died 45 years before, he didn’t complain about it.
     
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  11. cartologist

    cartologist Not the world's foremost expert

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    Bruckner No. 5 with Staatskapelle Dresden.
     
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  12. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    I hope to be able to play the blue-ray disc through my main system, which only has redbook CDP. That does not need to happen tomorrow. I went for many years without being able to play some single-layered Sony and DG SACD's until I had purchased my universal player ...
     
  13. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    I have the Jochum EMI Icon box and it is nice to see EMI instead of WarnerMusic on the box. I also have the 2 Complete Bruckner Symphonies boxes shown below ...

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  14. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Senior Member

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  15. CMT

    CMT Forum Resident

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    Santa Rosa, CA
    On the turntable: Martinu string quartets

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  16. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Lord of the strings

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    Fantastic playing and sound.

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    Here's a sample of their artistry:

     
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  17. cartologist

    cartologist Not the world's foremost expert

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    The Staatskapelle Dresden recordings are in the complete EMI recordings box as well as the green box you have.
     
  18. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

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    Stereo LP in a mono sleeve. Recorded 3/60, 10/61 & 11/61, Kingsway Hall, London. Producer: Walter Legge. Engineer: Douglas Larter. Issued 1962. I have these on EMI CDs from the late 80s.
     
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  19. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

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    In 1964 Walter Legge, who had created the Philharmonia & produced most of its recordings for EMI, abruptly announced that he was disbanding the orchestra. The players decided otherwise and, with the support of Klemperer & other conductors, continued under the New Philharmonia name until they regained the right to the original name in 1977. This 1967 LP was recorded 2/10-12 & 15/66, Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London. Producer: Peter Andry. Engineer: Robert Gooch.
     
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  20. Tony A.

    Tony A. Forum Resident

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    N. CA
    A recent ebay purchase. It seems that maestro Dorati, producer Harold Lawrence, and principal percussionist James Holland had some fun figuring out what Satie meant by a couple of the required instruments; two called for water involvement. The list included, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, tam-tam, tambourine, woodblocks, small drum, lottery wheel, xylophone, triangle, sirens ( high- and low-pitched ), revolver, flaques sonores, and bouteillophone. An author of a book on Satie said, "Flaques sonores! (Pause) Probably one of Satie's jokes." Lawrence's note on the recording can be found here: journalofrecordedmusic8.html
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  21. JuniorMaineGuide

    JuniorMaineGuide Forum Resident

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    You are on a roll today!
     
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  22. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

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    Central NY
  23. JuniorMaineGuide

    JuniorMaineGuide Forum Resident

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    Boulder, Colorado
    I really need to check out Martinu’s quartets.
     
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  24. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

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    Check out his 2nd piano quintet too. It's a great piece!
     
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  25. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Frenchtown NJ USA
    Listening to "Passion selon saint Jean" performed by Les Chantres de la Sainte-Chapelle led by Antoine Sicot on Ligia.

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