Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

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

  1. Wes H

    Wes H Forum Resident

    Location:
    Virginia
    :righton: I love that album... Bought it new in '72 from my local record shop and played it many times. Mine is (obviously) a repress, too, but the vinyl is quiet and the sonics are good.
     
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  2. Wes H

    Wes H Forum Resident

    Location:
    Virginia
    Enjoying this Volume 6 of Philips "(The Best of the) Complete Mozart Edition" on CD:
    Mozart Piano Concertos 6, 9, and 10.
    Alfred Brendel and Imogen Cooper (on Cto. No. 10 for 2 pianos) w/Sir Neville Marriner & the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.

    Excellent performances and impressive sound on this 1995 Philips compilation. All recorded in London; Concerto No. 6 recorded digitally. Made in Germany.

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  3. Scourge

    Scourge The Contagion in Nine Steps

    Location:
    US
    Awesome, I never really broke past the avant-garde Penderecki period, so everything I own is between the late 50s and somewhere around '77, and mostly on vinyl and mostly from Muza. I've become curious of late of his later period neo-romantic works tho. I'm still not terribly fond of Wit as I like a bit more gruff rough-and-tumble in those earlier works, but do admit I can imagine Wit being a better fit for later period and even more chamber-like pieces as he's quite idiomatic and has great balance. I've never listened to Gubaidulina, so I should probably remedy that.
     
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  4. sherrill50

    sherrill50 Well-adapted Melomaniac

    Location:
    Mukilteo, WA
    First listen (mostly). This is the (lovely!) version of 'Une barque sur l'océan' (from Miroirs) that was used in the film "Call Me By Your Name'.

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  5. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Senior Member

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    Nashville,TN
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    Recorded 10/6/58, St. George Hotel, Brooklyn, NY. Producer: John McClure. Issued 1959. Bernstein recorded No. 7 again for Columbia with the NYP in 1964; I don't know why.
     
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  6. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Senior Member

    Location:
    Nashville,TN
    So far as I make a survey of my Columbia Masterworks LPs I have been pretty satisfied with the sound, as well as the performances. Of course there are varying levels of surface noise & since I bought them all used I can't be sure how quiet they were when new. It's surprising how quiet a lot of them are.
     
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  7. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

    Location:
    CA
    I've reconsidered my stance on the guitar: it's been a part of my life for too long to give it up listening to it! And, with the aid of a TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) device, I can now play more or less pain-free. So, I dug this out of my collection today. I still find his playing too stiff and cold to enjoy.

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  8. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Amsterdam
    Now playing: Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji - Piano Sonata No. 1 - Marc-André Hamelin - 1990

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  9. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    Just listened to one of my many many Four Seasons versions over breakfast:

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    Decent performance; the fifth concerto (The Sea-storm) was nicely played.
     
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  10. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

    Location:
    CA
    Welcome back. This forum has fewer posts than some other groups, but I think people here are generally friendlier--almost a family!
     
  11. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Senior Member

    Location:
    Nashville,TN
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    I posted the mono version of this not long ago. The 1960 stereo version is even more enjoyable. The Craft-conducted works were recorded 2/26-27/59. Label is a 2-eye in the 1963-70 style. Sold at Nicholson's Hi-Fi here in Nashville.
     
  12. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Sofia Gubaidulina (1931 -)

    Thanks. I do rather like the cozy atmosphere here I must say.
     
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  13. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Sofia Gubaidulina (1931 -)

    NP:

    Vasks
    Violin Concerto, "Tālā gaisma”
    Gidon Kremer, violin
    Kremerata Baltica


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  14. Daedalus

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

    Well you picked an good one! I grew up on that recording and had to have in the dorm along with the Grateful Dead and others:).
     
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  15. jɑmbo

    jɑmbo Forum Resident

    Location:
    Australia
    Very enjoyable Sibelius and Bruch from the 25 disc Ozawa set on Warner.

    Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
    Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

    Masuko Ushioda (violin)
    Seiji Ozawa
    Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
    1971

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  16. NapalmBrain

    NapalmBrain Forum Resident

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    Kansas City, KS
    Do you have any personal favorites that really knock your socks off sound wise? I don't own a ton of Columbia classical titles, maybe 20 or so but many are on the later grey label from the 70s and while the performances are great, the sound isn't bad per say but lacks that 3 dimensionality I hear in the really great RCA/Decca/Mercury/DG pressings. I know the 6 eye and 2 eye labels are better regarded but I have an even smaller sample size for that. I think I will revisit one of my 6 eye pickups from long ago I don't think I've listened to it in a couple years now
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  17. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Amsterdam
    Now playing: Franz Liszt - Via Crucis - Reinbert de Leeuw, Nederlands Chamber Choir - recorded 1984

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  18. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

    Location:
    CA
    This 2-LP set arrived today. Great playing and pretty good sound.

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  19. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Sofia Gubaidulina (1931 -)

    NP:

    Vasks
    String Quartet No. 3
    Spīķeru String Quartet


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  20. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Amsterdam
    Welcome back, Mirror Image! I have and love both CDs by the Spikeru String Quartet of Vasks' SQs. Other works I've heard (Symphonies, Concertos) are also nice. A composer worth exploring.
     
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  21. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Amsterdam
    Now playing: Hugo Alfvén - Swedish Rhapsody No. 2; Symphony No. 1; Drapa; Revelation - Royal Stockholm PO, Neeme Järvi - recorded 1988

    CD1 of this set:

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  22. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Sofia Gubaidulina (1931 -)

    Thanks. It’s good to be back in the saddle again. Yeah, I’ve been listening to Vasks for years, but only recently have I been taking a more serious look into his oeuvre. These SQs are excellent.
     
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  23. jɑmbo

    jɑmbo Forum Resident

    Location:
    Australia
    On a violin concerto kick this morning

    Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

    Yehudi Menuhin (violin)
    Wilhelm Furtwängler
    Lucerne Festival Orchestra
    1953

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  24. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Sofia Gubaidulina (1931 -)

    NP:

    Silvestrov
    Symphony No. 4 for strings & brass
    The Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, Yekaterinenburg
    Andrej Borejko


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  25. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Senior Member

    Location:
    Nashville,TN
    The six-eye label is so cool-looking that I'm always let down if it's a later pressing, BUT I don't hear big differences with the two-eye & later albums. (Those 70s labels also have six "eyes", by the way.) I can't say that any Columbia LPs I've heard sound "3-D". I guess my assessment of the ones I've played so far ranges from "not bad" to "good enough" to "nice". It may be that some of the more recent CD reissues, which I haven't heard but have heard good things about, actually sound best.
     

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