Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

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

  1. MrCJF

    MrCJF Best served with coffee and cake.

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    I have it and really enjoy it. The sound on Mahler 2 doesn't sound any different to the earlier EMI disc I owned. I'm not sure if there are any SQ differences across the different CD issues.
     
  2. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Senior Member

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  3. Alexlotl

    Alexlotl Forum Resident

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    Heard a snippet of Beethoven's 2nd on the radio while picking up the kids, which combined with those natural brasses on the Mackerras Schubert put me in the mood to dig out this recording.

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    Beethoven - Symphony #2 - Norrington/LCP
     
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  4. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Senior Member

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  5. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Senior Member

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  6. Scourge

    Scourge The Contagion in Nine Steps

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    Currently playing on cd:
    Shostakovich Violin Concertos - Alina Ibragimova/Vladimir Jurowski/State Academic SO of Russia (Hyperion 2020)
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  7. Scourge

    Scourge The Contagion in Nine Steps

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    Lol, I hadn't even gotten to the previous page of this thread when I posted, only to find out after that this was being discussed. Highly recommended disc btw.
     
  8. royzak2000

    royzak2000 Senior Member

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  9. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Listening to "Barber / Shostakovich - Violin Concertos" performed by Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg with the London Symphony Orchestra led by Maxim Shostakovich on EMI.

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  10. CMT

    CMT Forum Resident

    On the turntable: More $1 records from yesterday's thrift store visit.

    Mozart - Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Neville Marriner – Symphonies 30, 32, 33 & Adagio (37)
    Philips – 9500 790

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  11. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

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    Now playing: Johann Sebastian Bach - Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080 - Davitt Moroney - recorded 1985

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  12. sherrill50

    sherrill50 Well-adapted Melomaniac

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    Absolutely awesome performance. :righton:
     
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  13. flyingdutchman

    flyingdutchman Forum Resident

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    That's one set that will bring up a lot of mixed reaction. You either love it or you hate it.
     
  14. Runicen

    Runicen Forum Resident

    It's annoying that you're probably pretty close to the mark here. All the same, an actual Beavis and Butthead episode revolving around a major media company using them as "consultants" would probably be hilarious.


    I'm not sure where it comes from, but there's definitely this impression that goes with 20th century classical that it's all angular, atonal, and excessively challenging. The truth is far more complex and Villa-Lobos, for one, has really opened my eyes on the era.


    I'll have to track down those works in full. Some of the "choros" make it into the Guitar Transcriptions set and one of the "bachianas" is represented in the piano music just from a quick scan.

    It was fortunate that I delved into Villa-Lobos' music after going through the Anthony Philips (of Genesis fame) discography. Philips definitely cribbed a bit of feel from VL, so I was well primed for this music!
     
  15. CMT

    CMT Forum Resident

    On the turntable: $1 at the thrift store yesterday.

    Robert Casadesus / Camille Saint-Saëns / Gabriel Fauré – Concerto No. 4 For Piano And Orchestra / Ballade For Piano And Orchestra
    Columbia Masterworks – MS 6377

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  16. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    First listen to CD 46 from "Claudio Arrau - Complete Philips Recordings" on Decca.

    Chopin - Nocturnes 1-11

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  17. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    A number of composers I like on that list including Korngold and Walton. Some others I will need to look out for.
     
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  18. coopmv

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

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    Some Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 here ...

     
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  19. coopmv

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

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    BTW, I have this Die Kunst der Fuge CD twofer.

    He studied with both Kenneth Gilbert and Gustav Leonhardt and I have his following WTC's, one of many versions of these works in my JS Bach collection ...

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  20. Mild Mavis

    Mild Mavis Forum Resident

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    I only have two, personally, Andras Schiff and Angela Hewitt. Both modern obviously.
     
  21. coopmv

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

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    I have those two piano versions of WTC's also. I tend to collect both harpsichord and piano versions of just about all keyboard works by JS Bach ...
     
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  22. coopmv

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

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    I have the following SACD but really am not familiar with Korngold works. I bought this recording simply because it is a SACD ...

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  23. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    First listen to CD 20 from "Igor Stravinsky - The Complete Columbia Album Collection" on Sony

    Agon / Canticum Sacrum

    1957 Stereo

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  24. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    It appears Previn appreciated Korngold as well (2 CD set) - there is a nice note from him praising Korngold's music in the booklet:

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  25. CMT

    CMT Forum Resident

    On the turntable: Still going through the records from the thrift store yesterday....

    Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy – Incidental Music To "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
    Angel Records – S 35881

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