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.

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    I've not got a lot of Haydn, but his chamber works are great (actually, I have just got a lot of Haydn in the Orpheus box, but not listened to it much yet). But I'm aware that Beethoven looked up to Haydn as a mentor, so it's no surprise that the early Beethoven owes a lot to him. It's a case of the apprentice becoming mightier than the master. And to quote Isaac Newton "If I saw further, it was by standing on the shoulders of giants"
     
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  2. Daedalus

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

    CD from the Decca Analogue Years:[​IMG]
     
  3. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
    First listen to CD 2 from new arrival "Chopin - Complete Nocturnes" performed by Alain Planes on Harmonia Mundi.

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  4. Mike6565

    Mike6565 Hyperactive!

    Location:
    Long island, ny
    Disc 4
    Beethoven’s 7th and 8th
    The 7th is my favorite
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  5. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

    Location:
    NYC
    Listening right now to Pachelbel’s Canon performed by Music Antiqua Koln courtesy of Tidal. It’s a album of chamber music of Pachelbel and Buxtehude.
     
  6. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

  7. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

    Location:
    NYC
    Closest I have is Blues on Bach by the Modern Jazz Quartet.
     
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  8. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

    Location:
    NYC
    I wonder whether it was ever mixed for quadrophonic.
     
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  9. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

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    NYC
    Or you could stream . . .:hide:
     
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  10. Alexlotl

    Alexlotl Forum Resident

    Location:
    York, UK
    I could, but I prefer to own my own media, to ensure things don't suddenly disappear or get replaced with inferior remasters, although I doubt the latter is such an issue in the classical world. Having physical media is also a big indulgence for me - I've moved around the world twice in the last 15 years, culling my belongings down dramatically both times, so having lots of lovely, impractical CDs feels like such a luxury, even though they're almost all second-hand and cheap as chips. Simply put, they make me happy.

    Streaming would be useful for the 10 or so days a year I find myself working away from home, but as I'm otherwise at home with my CDs every day, I can't justify the expense. I also get terrible paralysis when presented with an empty search box, and despite having access to infinite everything, end up paradoxically listening to a smaller range of music, as I can only ever remember a few things. Mind you, a resource like this thread would be a boon for discovery.
     
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  11. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957)

    NP:

    Vaughan Williams
    Two Hymn Preludes
    Northern Sinfonia
    Hickox


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  12. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957)

    NP:

    Vaughan Williams
    Symphony No. 8 in D minor
    USSR Ministry of Culture SO
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    Such a fascinating and well-performed cycle of RVW's symphonies with the exception of A Sea Symphony. I'm sorry but Russians can't sing English too well. Anyway, I love Rozhdestvensky's way with RVW.
     
  13. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Senior Member

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    Nashville,TN
    It was, issued in 1972 with a quad mix by Larry Keyes. It was issued this year in quad on a hybrid SACD by Dutton.
     
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  14. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Amsterdam
    Or get yourself a nice dedicated Digital Audio Player. Mine has almost 2TB of music on it, all in lossless or hi-res, and it has a built-in headphone amplifier and balanced output, so it perfectly drives my Sennheiser HD660s. This has been a life-saver for me having moved around the world for the past 35 years.
     
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  15. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Senior Member

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    Nashville,TN
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    M 31806, issued 1973. This is a reissue of MS 6193, from 1960. Recorded 2/16/60, St. George Hotel, Brooklyn (Peter) & 5/2/60, Manhattan Center, NYC (Nutcracker). Peter is effectively narrated by Bernstein.
     
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  16. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

    Location:
    CA
    These might not make me forget about Brahms' Piano Quintet, but they are engaging.

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  17. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Senior Member

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    Nashville,TN
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    M 31830, issued 1973. Reissue of MS 6183 from 1961. Recorded 1/5-6/60, St. George Hotel, Brooklyn. Producer: John McClure. Stravinsky had previously recorded this work for Columbia in 1940 as well as for French Columbia in 1929. One of a small number of classical LPs bought at Phonoluxe here in Nashville.
     
  18. sherrill50

    sherrill50 Well-adapted Melomaniac

    Location:
    Mukilteo, WA
    I took this box set off the shelf this morning for probably the first time since I bought it 20 years ago. Not sure why I let it sit; while my favorite is still Pinnock's earlier set with the English Concert (1982), the AAMB lays down a fine set of performances, and in a very crowded field, too. Recommended!

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  19. Daedalus

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

    Listening to Haitink conducting London Philharmonic “Petrushka”, on my classical music station broadcast. Excellent! They have been exploring Haitink’s recorded legacy in memory of him.
     
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  20. Daedalus

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

    These symphony performances were a very pleasant surprise to me when I discovered them. I did not associate Rozhdestvensky with RVW.
     
  21. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Amsterdam
    Now playing:
    Arcangelo Corelli - Sonate a violino e violoncello o cimbalo Nos. 1-6, Op. 5 (Rome, 1700), Dedicated to Electress Sophie Charlotte of Brandenburg - Rémy Baudet, Jaap ter Linden, Pieter-Jan Belder - recorded 2004

    CD 7 of this set:

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  22. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    The performance was excellent, I'll listen to his ninth over the weekend.
     
  23. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Unfortunately, the Reiner Beethoven 9th is not available in the SACD format ...
     
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  24. Alexlotl

    Alexlotl Forum Resident

    Location:
    York, UK
    That looks like a great set - I didn’t realise Brilliant did a Corelli box. I know Baudet and ter Linden from the Van Swieten Trio recordings, and I’ve heard good things about Belder (probably on this thread).

    Coincidentally, I ordered some discs from Oxfam Online the other day, one of which was a set of the Corelli Op. 5 sonatas, Andrew Manze and Richard Egarr on Harmonia Mundi. A bit of a stab in the dark, purchased unheard.
     
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  25. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

    Location:
    Amsterdam
    This is a wonderful set with excellent playing and sound quality. Well worth the money imo.
     
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