Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

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

  1. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Amsterdam
    Now playing: Dmitri Shostakovich - String Quartets Nos. 8, 7 & 3 - Borodin String Quartet - recorded 1990

    CD 2 from this set:

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  2. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Sofia Gubaidulina (1931 -)

    I’m back!!!

    Sorry, I just couldn’t stay away forever. I’m still active on other forums of course, but I figured that it just wasn’t right for me not to drop by! To the annoyance of many I’m sure. :D
     
  3. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Sofia Gubaidulina (1931 -)

    NP:

    Penderecki
    Lacrimosa
    Magnificat
    Kanon

    Jadwiga Gadulanka (soprano), Wiéslaw Ochman (tenor), Peter Lagger (bass)
    Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Polish Radio Chorus Of Krakow, Krakow Philharmonic Chorus, Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra
    Penderecki


    From this new acquisition -

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  4. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Sofia Gubaidulina (1931 -)

    A bit earlier:

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - The Complete Recordings [Disc 1]

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    Make no mistake, this is a masterful score. Howard Shore did a remarkable job composing these works. I haven’t heard his Hobbit trilogy scores yet (they’re still in their plastic wrap) as I seem to not be able to move past The Lord of the Rings.
     
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  5. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    Welcome baaack!

    The more the merrier :agree:
     
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  6. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Sofia Gubaidulina (1931 -)

    NP:

    Vasks
    Concerto No. 2 for Cello and String Orchestra, "Klatbutne / Presence”
    Sol Gabetta (violoncello)
    Amsterdam Sinfonietta
    Candida Thompson


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    A hugely satisfying work. Utterly gorgeous. A must for all Vasks fan I’d say.
     
  7. Bevok

    Bevok Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Zealand
    Ooh an exciting heavy package!
     
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  8. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    Or all Gabetta fans - I'm slightly more familiar with her name :)
     
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  9. Alexlotl

    Alexlotl Forum Resident

    Location:
    York, UK
    New birthday arrival in the player for a first listen:

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    Debussy - Preludes Books 1 & 2, 'Les soirs illumines par l'ardeur du charbon' - Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

    This is the roll-up set of all Bavouzet's Debussy discs on Chandos. This isn't a packaging design I've met before - a clamshell cardboard box containing slim flimsy pseudo-digipacks. The digipacks have the facsimilles of the original release booklets attached to the front flap (albiet with new uniform cover art), and the rear flap has a half-width pocket rather than a spindle. The rear has a prominent crease running down the cardboard so you can fold it back slightly to make getting the discs in and out easier.

    As for the playing, wonderful so far!
     
  10. Daedalus

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

    She is quite excellent and the Erato sound quality should be as well.
     
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  11. Daedalus

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

    Excellent!
     
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  12. Daedalus

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

    Some more Bernstein from the Sony Remastered box set:[​IMG]
     
  13. Daedalus

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

    By the way-concerning the sound quality on the Bernstein Remastered box set-so far with the exception of one disc I have been very pleased with the decisions made. These remasterings generally are allowed to breathe in that they have not been deadened. So you will know that these are analog tape sources which is as it should be I think. The disc that had some problems to my ear in a listening session yesterday( as I try to recover from bronchitis) contained some very apparent tape smear/distortion. At first I wondered if my tweeters were at fault. I checked the notes in the book and found that this particular performance required a different tape source because the original tape was unusable! But-they wanted to include it. I was listening yesterday through my Yamaha 3000 and Klipsch Lascalas( super revealing) but if was using Stax electrostatic phones-I certainly would have picked up the problem. There are some voluptuous sumptuous performances contained herein-iconic Lenny.
     
  14. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    CD 3. Cello Concertos.

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  15. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Sofia Gubaidulina (1931 -)

    NP:

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - The Complete Recordings [Disc 2]

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  16. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Sofia Gubaidulina (1931 -)

    First-Listen Tuesday -

    Kancheli
    Symphony No. 4, “To the Memory of Michelangelo”
    Tbilisi SO
    Kakhidze


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  17. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Sofia Gubaidulina (1931 -)

    An intergalactic program of my own creation:

    Holst: The Planets

    -Intermission-

    Ligeti: Atmosphères
    Penderecki: Kosmogonia
    Langgaard: Sfærernes Musik (“Music of the Spheres”)


    From these recordings:

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  18. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Senior Member

    Location:
    Nashville,TN
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    Recorded 3/1, 3/15 & 4/1, 1959, Broadwood Hotel, Philadelphia. Issued 1959. Ormandy had previously recorded the two Overtures (the second by Glinka) for Columbia in 1946. My 6-eye copy has a price sticker on the back from Harvey's Department Store, $5.98 list, $4.49 sale price. When I was a boy in the late 50s/early 60s I would ride the bus from our town to downtown Nashville (a 60-mile round-trip) to shop with my Grandmother. Harvey's was one of our stops, where we sometimes ate lunch & where she often bought something for me, usually a book. If the shopping trips had continued into my teens, she might have been buying me LPs.
     
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  19. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Senior Member

    Location:
    Nashville,TN
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    MS 6109, issued in celebration of 60 years (1900-60) of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Recorded 1/25/59, Broadwood Hotel, Philadelphia. Producer: Howard Scott. Ormandy had previously recorded the Symphony for Columbia in 1950, issued on ML 4400.
     
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  20. Scourge

    Scourge The Contagion in Nine Steps

    Location:
    US
    @Mirror Image welcome back! I've been following GMG and TC due to your recs and thank you for that! I've noticed you've taken a deep dive into Penderecki lately so I have to ask, have you grabbed any of the late 80s Polskie Nagrania Muza CDs ever in your long tenure as a 20th Century Contemporary Classical fan? I don't own many (certainly not enough) but the original cd comp releases of Penderecki vol. 1 (St. Luke's+) and vol. 2 (Utrenya 1 & 2) are sublime as you get Henryk Czyz and Andrjez Markowski among others, and I assume the other volumes are probably just as good and are future purchases of mine.

    K. Penderecki* - Volume One: St. Luke's Passion & Threnody · Polymorphy · String Quartet · Psalms Of David · Dimensions Of Time And Silence

    Url: K. Penderecki – Volume One: St. Luke's Passion & Threnody · Polymorphy · String Quartet · Psalms Of David · Dimensions Of Time And Silence (1989, CD)

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    Krzysztof Penderecki - Volume Two: Jutrznia/Utrenja

    Url: Krzysztof Penderecki – Volume Two: Jutrznia/Utrenja (1989, CD)

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  21. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Senior Member

    Location:
    Nashville,TN
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    And here's the inner sleeve that came with my 2-eye pressing. Apparently Columbia was trying to head off competition from "any other recorded form" to their LPs. I guess they were worried about prerecorded tapes....or maybe tape copies of LPs?
     
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  22. Scourge

    Scourge The Contagion in Nine Steps

    Location:
    US
    Thread duty: Finally found some Cliburn I can enjoy (no offense to anyone's sensibilities, I just prefer Entremont and Browning most times than not).

    Currently playing on CD:
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  23. Scourge

    Scourge The Contagion in Nine Steps

    Location:
    US
    OK, finished Cliburn/Reiner/CSO/Rachmaninoff/Beethoven and have moved on to Chailly's Beethoven Symphony Cycle on CD as it's been a while. Ah, there's that sound!
     
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  24. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Sofia Gubaidulina (1931 -)

    Thanks for the welcome back, @Scourge. :) And yes, I’ve taken a deep nose dive into Penderecki’s oeuvre and speaking of those Polskie Nagrania Muza recordings, I bought them all late last year. :cool: They are all excellent or, at least, from what I’ve heard so far. But since last year, my Penderecki collection has doubled in size. I ended up buying all of the Wit recordings on Naxos and I own most of the Dux recordings, which feature the composer himself conducting various Polish orchestras. I also bought two sets of the SQs: one with the Molinari Quartet on Atma and the other with The Royal String Quartet on Hyperion. I also bought some recordings that were released on Wergo with my favorite being a reissue of an older CD Accord recording with Kazimierz Kord conducting the Seven Gates of Jerusalem, “Symphony No. 7”, which is an outstanding performance. Anyway, I’ve been enjoying his music immensely. I’ve also found myself digging into Gubaidulina’s oeuvre and she’s another one of these post-WWII composers that has fascinated me. Are you familiar with any of her music?
     
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  25. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Amsterdam
    Now playing: Johann Sebastian Bach - Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin - Arthur Grumiaux - recorded 1960, 1961

    Excellent sound!

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