Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

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

  1. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    This is the single biggest reason I do not care for download. That occasional unexpected file corruption can really drive anyone crazy. I assume Presto should allow you to re-download the 'CD'?
     
  2. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    So you have the box for Karajan's pre-BPO EMI recordings? I only bought his first Beethoven Symphonies box on EMI. IIRC, Warner has released a later box with something extra. like the overtures and other Beethoven works ...
     
    TonyACT likes this.
  3. Alexlotl

    Alexlotl Forum Resident

    Location:
    York, UK
    CD7 of this set:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Joseph Haydn - Piano Sonatas XVII: D1, & XVI:24, 25, 29 & 39 - Yoshiko Kojima, fortepiano

    Some unpleasant vibration noises from the vintage fortepiano used in the first sonata - no problems with the modern replica used for the other recordings. The finale of XVI:24 is a delight!
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2021
  4. Daedalus

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

    And to start off this morning. Beautiful oboe![​IMG]
     
    bluemooze, TonyACT, Runicen and 5 others like this.
  5. Daedalus

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

    This post is reminding me to go back and re-visit this Munch box set.
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2021
    TonyACT and bluemooze like this.
  6. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    The asking price of £1,895.00 is a hefty price tag. Shipping from the UK is likely to be a few hundred pounds extra as records are heavy (if you have to pay for it) ...
     
    TonyACT and bluemooze like this.
  7. Daedalus

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

    I am spinning CD 82-the last disc from the 1960s section of the Karajan Complete box. JS Bach-violin concertos 1,2 and concerto for 2 violins. These feature Christian Ferris and Michel Schwalbe on violin. These were all recorded during August of 1966. [​IMG]
     
  8. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    CD. Includes Lecoq: Mam’zelle Angot (Covent Garden Orchestra).

    [​IMG]
     
    TonyACT, bluemooze, Daedalus and 2 others like this.
  9. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Amsterdam
    Luckily it very rarely happens that I buy a download that has a corrupted file. Same as it very rarely happens that I buy a CD that's skipping. Seems it just slipped through quality control somehow (which apparently is a much bigger problem with new vinyl). I can re-download the album several times (there's a maximum, but not sure what it is), but the re-download is having the same issue. So I expect Presto to notify the provider of the files (Naxos in this case) and provide me with a credit. I would prefer to buy the CD of course, but where I am there is no way to buy and receive CDs unless I want to spend a LOT of money in special and semi-official courier services. Once I'm back in Europe next year, it should be easier again. Still, I do like the convenience of downloads as it is usually cheaper and saves me having to rip a CD, while the result is exactly the same of course. Plus, I can get hi-res if available, which you can't get from CD.
     
    TonyACT likes this.
  10. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

    Location:
    NYC
    They started as the "house band" for the 92nd St. Y, Gerard Schwarz conducting. Saw quite a few of their concerts.
     
    Martinu and Jamsterdammer like this.
  11. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Amsterdam
    Very interesting! I lived in NYC for 4 years, but wasn't aware of 92Y. This album is very enjoyable. The Clarinet Concerto and Dance Panels are very well done.
     
  12. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

    Location:
    NYC
    The orchestra was created by the Y (original name Y Chamber Orchestra). The Y was its home from the late 70s until about the early 90s. At their peak, they gave about 16 performances a year.
     
    Jamsterdammer and bluemooze like this.
  13. Klavier

    Klavier Forum Resident

    Location:
    Abyss
    This wonderful recording will be my last post for a while. I need to focus on some upcoming recitals and chamber concerts. See you on the other side!

    [​IMG]
     
    TonyACT, CMT, Bachtoven and 2 others like this.
  14. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Senior Member

    Location:
    Nashville,TN
    [​IMG]
    MS 7176, issued 1968. This was an attempt to exploit the success of the film, compiled by producer Andrew Kazdin. The first side has music heard in the movie, here taken from previous Columbia LPs, plus a couple of selections that may have been newly recorded, plus "Electronic Interludes" by Morton Subotnick. The opening from Also Sprach Zarathustra & The Blue Danube are by Ormandy, while Ligeti's Atmophères is by Bernstein. Ligeti's Lux Eterna is performed by The Gregg Smith Singers. The second side has instrumental music from Karl-Birger Blomdahl's opera taken from a complete recording with Werner Janssen conducting the Orchestra of the Vienna Volksoper made in 1959 & issued on a Columbia 2-LP set. 1968-70 pressing.
     
    ibanez_ax, Wes H, TonyACT and 3 others like this.
  15. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
    First listen to CD 21 from "Igor Stravinsky - The Complete Columbia Album Collection" on Sony

    Threni


    [​IMG]
     
  16. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Senior Member

    Location:
    Nashville,TN
    [​IMG]
    MS 7178, issued 1968. In its day this album was a pretty big deal, a landmark in minimalism. Riley plays soprano sax & leads an ensemble of 10, including a pianist who plays only "The Pulse" over & over & over again. The recording is built up with two overdubbed performances on top of the original track. It reminds me most of some North African music I listened to recently. Recorded April-June, 1968, Columbia 30th Street Studio, NYC. Producer: David Behrman. Engineers: Fred Plaut & Russ Payne. 1968-70 pressing.
     
    peter1, Starwanderer, TonyACT and 3 others like this.
  17. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Amsterdam
    Success! Let us know how it went afterwards.
     
    TonyACT, CMT and Bachtoven like this.
  18. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

    Location:
    CA
    An excellent recording.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. CMT

    CMT Forum Resident

    Just wanted to emphasize how good this sounds. I know some here don't like the sound of the pianoforte at all, but, if, like me, you PREFER the pianoforte in this kind of music, this recording is worth seeking out. Sounds like the instrument is in the room with you. Recorded on Beethoven's own instrument. I've almost never been disappointed by recordings on the BASF label. This is another good one.

    Jörg Demus – Beethovens Clavier (Sonaten Op. 78, 109, 110 / Bagatellen Op. 126)
    BASF – KHF 20328

    [​IMG]

    Speaking of BASF recordings, years and years ago (1978), in my first year of college in St. Louis (Webster College, now Webster University) I was just learning about classical music. The college library had a pretty good collection of records. I used to spend a lot of time there just randomly listening. I vividly remember my impression of a Brahms clarinet trio that I liked a lot upon hearing it for the first time. For years, I've wondered what the recording was. All I could recall was that it was a BASF recording and there was something purple about it. Today I stumbled upon what I think is probably the record I heard that day (below). I've just ordered a copy from Germany. I wonder what I'll think of it 43 years later....

    Johannes Brahms – Horntrio - Klarinettentrio
    BASF – 25 21184-3

    [​IMG]
     
    peter1, ibanez_ax, Wes H and 3 others like this.
  20. CMT

    CMT Forum Resident

    Spinning in the CD player:

    Brahms - Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble – String Sextets
    Chandos – CHAN 9151


    [​IMG]
     
    ibanez_ax, Wes H, Bachtoven and 3 others like this.
  21. Runicen

    Runicen Forum Resident

    I've only spot listened through my set so far, but this is a disc I come back to over and over again. True, it's very "unconventional" baroque performance, but it really is lovely stuff.

    Apologies for asking, but I saw your mention of a defective disc 76, but couldn't find the post indicating what was defective about it. What was wrong with your copy? I'll have to check mine to see if the defect is present across multiple editions of the "monolith."
     
    TonyACT and Daedalus like this.
  22. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

    Location:
    NYC
    Have you heard this?

     
    bluemooze likes this.
  23. Daedalus

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

    Mine starts skipping after a few minutes. I can’t see anything on the disc itself. Let me know if your disc is ok
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2021
    Runicen likes this.
  24. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    Yes, this excellent box, price in AUD; has all the smaller boxes in it - includes all his non-opera EMI recordings:

    [​IMG]
     
  25. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Amsterdam
    Now playing: Johann Sebastian Bach - The Toccatas (BWV910-916) - Mahan Esfahani - recorded 2018

    Apologies for the cover. Messerschmidt's sculptures can be fascinating to look at in the right context, but they don't work as cover art for classical albums I'm afraid. Not sure what the relation is with the music or the composer and hence, what the point was of the design.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    bluemooze, Bachtoven and TonyACT like this.

Share This Page

molar-endocrine