Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by bluemooze, Feb 22, 2017.
Now spinning. Follow-up to some Scriabin earlier (Poems of Fire & Ecstasy - Gergiev - complete Scriabin box CD 14).
Spinning in the CD player: Music to sleep by
I'm leaning toward non-classical listening on Saturday night, like these two Rollins' favorites from 1962 & 1966. I saw Sonny in concert three times, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Each time was inspirational.
Amongst the Alfie cast.......
Milicent Martin ! That brings back memories of the 60's ! She was a great actress, singer and comedienne
Another cast member, an old flame of Macca.....
Exactly! - it has NO MARKINGS about being a SACD - but believe you me, a member of this forum (me in this case) does not get confused on these things - it is a SACD! - Like I said before, I ask myself what it means - beyond the little comment on the discogs, no mention at all. Hope that does not mean all those wonderful SACD releases are wasted... even on classical fans...
The blue ray disc for video and audio application was released 16 years ago so if your universal player is about 6+ years old it should be compatible -do you have the manual which will advise you which formats are recognized? My Denon is about 6+ years old now and it is a universal player which does the Blu-ray, SACD etc
Here my SACD version ...
Now playing the original Hildegard von Bingen recording, my first recording of works by this composer
This electronic music kind of reminds me of the Beethoven 5th disco style ...
Longtime SHFer, first time CMandConvo visitor...hello. I tried using the search for this but it was maddening. I'd like to find out where to start with Beethoven's late string quartets. What's the consensus on the best recording (if any!). Thanks in advance and have a good Sunday
Amazon Music HD.
There are a lot of good ones out there. "Best" is subjective. This one can be had a decent price on CD. You didn't say if you were looking for CD or vinyl.
Bought this one for 10 bucks. Sounds fine to me. I also have a late quartets recording by the Yale Quartet which I like a lot.
A beautiful performance of one of Stravinsky's less popular works.
Or their more recent offering.........
This complete set (graciously recommended to me by Bachtoven) is great and an absolute bargain.....
I’d recommend Emerson String Quartet or Guarneri String Quartet (RCA). Both can be had as the set of late quartets or the full cycle for a reasonable price on CD.
Sorry, I know it’s subjective and I’m looking for CD. I’m wondering if there’s considered like a recording or interpretation that others are judged against. It doesn’t need to be audiophile—older recordings aren’t welcome. Thanks and sorry for the confusion
I don't think there is one definitive recording of a complete cycle that all others are judged against.
I don't think there is one. Just quite a few great ones. Either of the Tokyo sets (the more recent one are Hybrid SACD's, so play on a normal CD player), the Alban Berg, Quartetto Italiano, Emerson's would serve you well.
I was listening to this LP this morning:
This is a 1958 released by Decca and recorded by the famous recording engineer Kenneth Wilkinson. It perfectly demonstrates the so called “Decca Sound” which emphasizes hall ambiance and presents to the listener a holographic acoustic image of the orchestra.
The sound of the strings is perfectly captured and is incredibly smooth and lush in this recording. This is of course the legendary sound of the strings of the Vienna Philharmonic and it is represented perfectly here.
The performance is fine, nothing too wrong about it, nothing too good about it, a little middle of the road imo.
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