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Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

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

  1. Klavier

    Klavier Forum Resident

    Location:
    US
    No.3-5. Vibrant playing and vivid, detailed sound. 24/96 FLAC.

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  2. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Senior Member

    Location:
    London,England
  3. jɑmbo

    jɑmbo Forum Resident

    Location:
    Australia
    Finally getting to a box set I got late last year, the New York Philharmonic 175th Anniversary Edition.

    Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

    Artur Rodzińsk
    New York Philharmonic

    The recording is from 1945, and the audio quality is very nice, a lot better than the recordings from the 20s and 30s. A very good performance as well.

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  4. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Amsterdam
    Now playing: Thomas Weelkes - Madrigals & Anthems - The Consort of Musicke, Anthony Rooley - recorded 1994

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  5. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)

    Some selections from this recording:

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  6. Klavier

    Klavier Forum Resident

    Location:
    US
    Quite muscular at times, and also appropriately lyrical. Very good sound.

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  7. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    :righton:

    How about a 'big' box? I have the following Purcell box ...

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  8. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)

    First-Listen Tuesday

    Schulhoff
    Serenade, Op. 18
    Brno State PO
    Yinon


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    This work sounds like a pastiche of Haydn and Janáček. There are some individual touches here and there, but this isn't a memorable work.
     
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  9. CMT

    CMT Forum Resident

    On the turntable:
    Mahler, Zubin Mehta - Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra ‎– Symphony Nr. 3 D-Moll
    London Records ‎– CSA2249

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  10. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Amsterdam
    Now Playing: Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 1; Overtures "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave)", etc. - LSO, Claudio Abbado - recorded 1984-1986

    CD1 from the following box set:

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  11. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)

    First-Listen Tuesday

    Henze
    Violin Concerto No. 1
    Ode to the West Wind
    Double Bass Concerto

    Wolfgang Schneiderhan, violin
    Siegfried Palm, cello
    Gary Karr, double bass
    Bavarian RSO
    English Chamber Orchestra
    Henze


    From this set:

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    Basically, I just jumped into this set on a random disc as I didn’t really know where to start. One of the things I already like about Henze is his unpredictability and this is meant either stylistically or really what direction a certain work is going in.
     
  12. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Masur was an excellent Beethoven conductor and his Beethoven PentaTone box is excellent though I can only listen to the stereo since I do not have a HT setup ...
     
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  13. AlmanacZinger

    AlmanacZinger Zingin'

    Location:
    The Pacific Grim
    Remind me in two weeks. (I'm in the middle of a move! :laugh: ).
     
  14. CMT

    CMT Forum Resident

    On the turntable:
    Tchaikovsky, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam, Bernard Haitink ‎– Symphony No. 2 "Little Russian" · Overture "The Storm"
    Philips ‎– 9500 444

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  15. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Amsterdam
    Now playing: Pierre Boulez - Notations 1-4; Rituel; Messagesquisse - Orch. de Paris, Daniel Barenboim - recorded 1988/1989

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  16. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)

    NP:

    Henze
    Symphony No. 6
    LSO
    Henze


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    I enjoyed the three concerti I previously heard, so now I’m trying my ears at a random symphony from within this set.
     
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  17. ToddBD

    ToddBD Forum Resident

    Tchaikovsky Tuesday...in the disc player...

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  18. canzld

    canzld Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Cello tonight and not the usual suspects
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  19. CMT

    CMT Forum Resident

    On the turntable: More Tchaikovsky with Haitink at the helm.

    Tchaikovsky, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam, Bernard Haitink ‎– Symphony No. 4
    Philips ‎– 9500 622

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  20. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)

    Another random selection:

    Henze
    Muses Of Sicily
    Joseph Rollino (piano), Paul Sheftel (piano), Rudolf Mauersberger (chorus master)
    Dresdner Kreuzchor, Members of the Staatskapelle Dresden
    Henze


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  21. CMT

    CMT Forum Resident

    On the turntable:

    Bartók - Perlman, London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn ‎– Violin Concerto No. 2
    Angel Records ‎– S-37014

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  22. CMT

    CMT Forum Resident

    On the turntable:
    Bartók - Daniel Barenboim, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Pierre Boulez ‎– Bartók Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3
    Angel Records ‎– S-36605

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  23. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)

    Henze has turned out to be an intriguing composer for me. As a result, I ended up buying 11 more recordings of his tonight --- 10 of the them are on the Wergo label and then one on Brilliant Classics which is all of his solo guitar music. I already own the DG set, but I also have some other recordings scattered throughout my collection of his music, but I definitely will be spending more time with his music. There are so many stylistic strands in his music that you really don’t know what you’re going to get from one work to another, but there is a unique voice behind the music. A lot of it stems from the way he simply writes for voices and instruments. His approach to harmony is also pretty singular I think as it’s always evolving and changing depending on the music. Along with Stravinsky and a few others, he’s one of the great chameleons of the 20th Century.
     
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  24. Saintbert

    Saintbert Forum Resident

    Location:
    Helsinki
    The more I listen to this, the more I like it from a performance and sonic point of view. The unusual editions to my understanding are the Hynais Nos. 1 and 2, and the Schalk 3 and 5. That edition of the fifth is a travesty, no two ways about it, as it shortens the piece by fifteen minutes or so. Whether the use of unusual editions is a plus or a minus, is up to the listener... The collector might find these the very best recordings of said editions.

    I have a backlog of records I have picked up on my travels. I did go to Korea but I think I may have got this from the Shibuya Tower Records in Tokyo, always an eye out for anything a bit unusual. I am very glad to have put in the time to finally properly listen to it.
     
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  25. Daedalus

    Daedalus I haven't heard it all.....

    [​IMG] CD from the big Ormandy box set. 1946. Sounds wonderful!
     
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