Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

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

  1. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    Well you most likely won't be able to play a bluray on a standard CD player if that's a different device than the universal player you mention - but a universal player should handle it? :cool:
     
  2. Victor Martell

    Victor Martell Forum Resident

    Something strange just happened....

    Just got
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    https://www.amazon.com/Concerto-Son...KONZERTHAUSORCHESTER/dp/B07PNK9XF4/ref=sr_1_2

    BTW - Excellent - however, that is not what I want to comment on. Dropped it in to my Oppo - now, I configured the box to prefer the Stereo SACD layer when playing a hybrid SACD. So - dropped the disc, selected the input for the digital output of the player. NOTHING. Weird. Almost started a debugging process, assuming something in my chain broke down. Then I saw the indicators on the Oppo... yup SACD ! :D Switched to the input for the analog output of the player - INDEED - no issues, it is a hybrid SACD!

    - There is no indication in the packaging that it is a SACD

    - If you can see the listing, there is no indication that it is a SACD. Same for the Presto listing

    Karl Weigl: Cello Concerto & Cello Sonata

    - Nor there is any indication in the review

    WEIGL (1881-1949) Cello Concerto; Cello Sonata CPO 555 189-2 [SG] Classical Music Reviews: May 2019 - MusicWeb-International

    Just as I was about to tell myself that maybe I got lucky and got a rarity - maybe an early version of the disc, but after that, the company decided to put it out only on CD... or something along those lines... when I found the discogs entry

    Karl Weigl, Raphael Wallfisch, York* ∙ Edward Rushton, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Nicholas Milton - Cello Concerto ∙ Cello Sonata

    A comment indicates - " as per the runout, it SEEMS to be a SACD" - weird right? it is or it is not... unless the person making the entry does not own a SACD capable player...

    Thinking that SACD is not as prevalent as I thought in the classical world - I am thinking more people should have noticed... internet search, unless I am searching wrong, yields no results on the matter... bummer - I am pretty happy that SACD is still a thing in the classical world...

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  3. CMT

    CMT Forum Resident

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    Enjoyable, but, I was thinking as I was listening to this that they don't really grab me the way the Bartók quartets do.
     
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  4. CMT

    CMT Forum Resident

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    On the turntable: A little schmalz. An undated, but probably 70s reissue of mono recordings, the Lalo transferred from 78s. I think they are late 1940s recordings, as the first reissue I can find is from 1951.

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  5. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Lord of the strings

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    CA
  6. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    My universal player is more than a half-dozen year old but I shall find out if it works since blue ray is like the latest hi-res format that hit the market ...
     
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  7. coopmv

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

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  8. coopmv

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

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    I have around 3 dozens of CPO recordings with quite a few SACD's among them and they are all conspicuously marked ...
     
  9. CMT

    CMT Forum Resident

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    Santa Rosa, CA
    Well, I finally had a chance yesterday to listen to this new (to me) recording of the Mahler 2. It was decidedly not unpleasant. I think I was able to even enjoy many parts of it. I very much like the sound in the Mormon Tabernacle, where this and the other Abravanel Mahler symphonies all were recorded. It may be as much something about the other recording I have (Bernstein) that has always turned me off.

    On a cross-country trip years ago (San Francisco to Ohio), I made a detour to Salt Lake City to make a pilgrimage to the Tabernacle. I went not for religious reasons but because of the fame of the place as a recording venue. It's not much to look at--sort of a rundown hockey rink with seats and wooden, faux-marble columns in it--but it sounds great. There were "guides" in the place from all over the world, all young Mormons, many from all over the world, all doing missionary work, it seems. A young, doe-eyed girl, from Brazil I think it was, approached me, eager to tell me about Mormonism. She was a bit surprised when I told her I had come solely because of the music made in the building.

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  10. crispi

    crispi Vinyl Archaeologist

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    Interesting. A secret SACD!
     
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  11. coopmv

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

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    I am pretty sure this is just a redbook CD as I just checked a few of my CPO SACD's and they all have the most familiar SACD logo on the back panels ...

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  12. florandia

    florandia Forum Resident

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    I have this record in my collection, I believe i played it once , it was more than enough!
     
  13. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

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    She could have been one your wives!
     
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  14. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    It seems to be one of the best Brilliant boxes about - even has Emma Kirkby on a disc of songs and cantatas :agree:
     
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  15. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Frenchtown NJ USA
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  16. Kal Rubinson

    Kal Rubinson Forum Resident

    The definition of "universal" continues to change.
     
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  17. coopmv

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

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    It was a good choice of name. As some believe the universe is constantly expanding, so too is the available list of playback formats ... ;)
     
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  18. CMT

    CMT Forum Resident

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    I hadn't thought of that. A missed opportunity!
     
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  19. canzld

    canzld Forum Resident

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  20. bruce2

    bruce2 Forum Resident

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  21. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

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    Issued in 1978; I couldn't find the date & venue. Producer: Suvi Raj Grubb. Paul Vavasseur. Grubb (1917-99) was an Indian who immigrated to London in 1953 & became an assistant to Walter Legge before producing many recordings himself.
     
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  22. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Lord of the strings

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    CA
    Did you listen to that on Qobuz? If so, try this one and see which you prefer.

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  23. canzld

    canzld Forum Resident

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    On CD. But I will try and find the second one
     
  24. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

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    Thrift shop purchase just now - $2.
     
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  25. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
    Listening to "Fratres" performed by Maria Bachmann (violin) and Jon Klibonoff (piano) on Catalyst.

    Sonata For Violin And Piano – John Corigliano
    Fratres – Arvo Pärt
    Sonata For Violin And Piano – Paul Moravec
    Toccata-Scherzo – Albert Glinsky
    Praise To The Immortality Of Jesus (From The Quartet For The End Of Time) – Olivier Messiaen


    Credits
    Notes
    Sonata For Violin And Piano and Toccata-Scherzo are world-premiere recordings of two works written specifically for Maria Bachmann.

    Total Time: 68:39

    Recorded 23rd, 24th & 26th March 1993 in BMG Studio A, New York City

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