Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

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

  1. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Senior Member

    Location:
    London,England
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    Playing Elgar's Sea Pictures, Vaughan William's Songs of Travel and Britten's Serenade.
     
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  2. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

    Location:
    NYC
    Munch, Szell, Solti with the VPO (one of the first five CDs I ever bought). Toscanini with the Philadelphia Orchestra (my imprint version). I used to have a cassette of Gerard Schwarz leading the New York Chamber Symphony live. The best concert I ever heard them give.
     
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  3. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    NYC
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    Nah - that's these guys. (Modest Mouse)

    As a young child I found Night on Bare Mountain both scary and confusing. My family used to take day trips to Bear Mountain (nearby up the Hudson river). I thought that was the reference.
     
  4. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

    Location:
    NYC
    A couple of years ago, Presto made Brilliant's classical guitar music megabox available in four separate downloads. Pricing was bargain basement, and I bought two. The problem was that they came without a booklet, and though the metadata included the composer and work, it did not include the performers' names. Since the downloads had a lot of music I did not otherwise own, I kept them. I separated out the Bach, for close listening purposes, and the remaining 8 hours (122 tracks) has become choice background music (shuffled, even at the expense of breaking up suites). I will have it on today, as I try to parse Brian Greene's explanation of quantum mechanics.
     
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  5. NapalmBrain

    NapalmBrain Forum Resident

    Location:
    Kansas City, KS
    Thanks I will keep my eyes open for those
     
  6. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Senior Member

    Location:
    London,England
    Will continue with this great set. Britten's Les Illuminations, Delius Sea Drift and Vaughan William's On Wenlock Edge.
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  7. Someone In A Tree

    Someone In A Tree Four-on-the-floor

    Location:
    Pennsylvania, USA
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    Frank Martin: Concerto for 7 Wind Instruments, Timpani, Percussion and Strings
    Ansermet / L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
    London 1990 (Recorded 1961).
     
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  8. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Senior Member

    Location:
    London,England
    Herbert Howells in this kind of music was so special.
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  9. peter1

    peter1 Now things are looking up!

    Location:
    Bend, OR
    Yes.
    “This historic broadcast of Il Trovatore was recorded at Jussi Björling's last performance at the Swedish Royal Opera House in 1960, the scene where he made his opera debut in 1930. His counterpart was the legendary Hjördis Schymberg performing the role Leonora.”
     
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  10. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I have this CD by way of the following box ...

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  11. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Senior Member

    Location:
    London,England
  12. Bevok

    Bevok Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Zealand
    Did the orchestral phase prompt any interest or sticking to the piano? :) Will have a listen to this.
     
  13. canzld

    canzld Forum Resident

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    Toronto, Canada
    It was available on vinyl on O.A.S.I. in the States, maybe other 'alternative' labels too. It must have been issued on CD somewhere as I see a digital download available on Presto Classical.
     
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  14. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    They are both quite good. Misha Dichter made a good number of recordings for Philips back in the analog days but he shifted his focus more to giving recitals and literally disappeared from the recording studios. I attended a recital by him in the early 2000's in Westchester County, a suburb of NYC. Edo de Waart is an excellent conductor though he has been a bit overshadowed by Bernard Haitink over the years ...
     
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  15. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Senior Member

    Location:
    London,England
  16. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
    First listen to new arrival "Baroque" performed by Nicola Benedetti with The Benedetti Baroque Orchestra on Decca.

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  17. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Now listening to Mahler 2 with Bernard Haitink/Concertgebouw Orchestra, Roberta Alexander and Jard van Nes, from the "Eurovision Kerstmatinees" box; broadcast on TV on Christmas Day 1981.

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  18. Alexlotl

    Alexlotl Forum Resident

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    York, UK
    I’m assuming these concerts are/were unrelated to the other Eurovision?
     
  19. Andreas

    Andreas Senior Member

    Location:
    Frankfurt, Germany
    "Eurovision" simply means a TV broadcast in several European countries.
     
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  20. Alexlotl

    Alexlotl Forum Resident

    Location:
    York, UK
    Ah! Must be a legacy of our semi-detached status, here in the UK the phrase is synonymous with the song contest, to the point where I thought it was a brand name.
     
  21. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Eurovision is the international television network of the European Broadcasting Union.
     
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  22. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    Prompted me to read the review, somewhat damned with faint praise.

    Personally enjoyed the two dozen or so Ormandy CDs I have. Looks like an excellent box.
     
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  23. layman

    layman Forum Resident

    Location:
    New York, NY
    I am listening to two piano sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti on Sirius XM right now. I have long been afraid of Scarlatti's music. I found it too difficult but these two sonatas sound very accessible and profound. The pieces really speak to me and encourage me (to want) to listen to more Scarlatti.
     
  24. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Amsterdam
    Now playing: George Enescu - Première Sonate Op.24; Hommage à Fauré; Prélude Et Fugue - Cristian Petrescu - recorded 1994, 1995

    CD2 of this set:

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  25. Wes H

    Wes H Forum Resident

    Location:
    Virginia
    On the tape deck: Bach Brandenburg Concertos.
    Karl Ristenpart / Chamber Orchestra of the Saar

    Nonesuch 4-Track Stereo Tape / Manufactured by Ampex USA / I bought this tape in 1970.

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    Originally recorded by Le Club Français Du Disque, Paris, ca. 1965.

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