Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by bluemooze, Feb 22, 2017.
Good to hear-and thank you for the background.
Richard Wagner, 1871. By then, photography was advanced enough to produce excellent image ...
RCA Victor Red Seal LM-1987, issued 1956. I couldn't find any discographical information about this record, but the very next LP in the catalog sequence, LM-1988, has one side of recordings Oistrakh made with Munch and the Boston Symphony on 12/14/55. Oistrakh was in the U.S. for his first American tour and it seems reasonable to think this LP was recorded around the same time. The recordings with orchestra were eventually issued in stereo, but I couldn't find a stereo release of this LP.
On the turntable: More thrift store finds....
Mozart — Robert Marcellus - Cleveland Orchestra - George Szell - H. Wright, A. Schneider, I. Cohen, S. Rhodes, L. Parnas – Clarinet Concerto / Quintet For Clarinet & Strings
CBS Masterworks – MP 38786
Beethoven: Bagatelles and Dances, Vol. 1 (Jando)
That's not long hair!
My first selection this morning. A very sympathetic performance of this famous Messiaen haunting piece of music. 1976
I am a Maria Callas fan but do not know that label.
Kurt Sanderling was an excellent conductor. I have been trying to seek out more of his recordings for my library.
Classical Symphony, Op. 25
Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60
The Love for Three Oranges Suite, Op. 33A
recorded Academy Hall, Philadelphia, 1961 (Op.25), 1962 (Op.60), 1963 (Op.33A)
FLAC download, Warhorse Wednesday!
Symphony #9 in C Major
Gewandhausorchester, Herbert Blomstedt
For the sonics (I can't compare or really judge the piece), I think this below is another showcase quality vinyl record (recording-mastering-pressing) from the peak of the analog era.
Don't you get a thrill out of those little QC check-cards - I think this is what they are - which some companies used to slip inside the cover, with the signature of the person who put his/her neck on the line that you were getting a good record?...
Liszt's "Hungarian Coronation Mass", Hungaroton SLPX-12148 ((c) 1980)
For Rachmaninoff that's about as hippie as you'll ever see!
I am excited by the soon to be released (by Australian Eloquence) Gina Bachauer Mercury Masters box:
I love Ms. Bachauer's playing and I feel that she deserves to be more widely known and discussed. I am gratified to see her get a tribute box.
Now playing: Johann Adolf Hasse - "Bella mi parto" Cantatas and Chamber Music - Kai Wessel, Musica Alta Ripa - recorded 1998
A few discs found in the second hand bookshop of a National Trust property while on holiday, 50p each.
Always intriguing to find Supraphon and Mercury discs in the wild, and Dorati is always welcome. Copland, Bruch and Janacek are all new composers for me. I already have a very fine Má Vlast by Kuchar/Janacek Philharmonia, but I’ve heard good things about this recording.
The house and gardens were lovely too - Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk.
More from the thrift store on Sunday. I've never heard this "original version" before. The orchestration is quite different. Excellent sound quality on this one.
Copland Conducts Copland, Columbia Chamber Orchestra – Appalachian Spring (Complete Ballet) (First Recording Of The Original Version)
Columbia Masterworks – M 32736
Now playing: Leo Brouwer - Guitar Concertos Nos. 3 & 4 - Ricardo Cobo, Pro Musica Kiev, Richard Kapp - recorded 1994
I am a Maria Callas fan too. This is a CD I have from early in her career.
I like opera but, to use a sports analogy, I think opera is like soccer - if it’s not being performed at the highest level, it’s not very interesting.
To continue with my sports talk, opera singers are like baseball pitchers - early in their career, their fastball (or their high notes) is powerful and world beating. But later in their career, they have to rely on guile.
And Maria Callas, like Max Scherzer or Justin Verlander, had lots of guile.
On the turntable: This isn't classical. I'll post it over in jazz as well, but it was among the things I picked up at the thrift store over the weekend. With a title like that, who could resist??
Lalo Schifrin – The Dissection And Reconstruction Of Music From The Past As Performed By The Inmates Of Lalo Schifrin's Demented Ensemble As A Tribute To The Memory Of The Marquis De Sade
Verve Records – V6-8654
This excellent set arrived today. I started with No.1 and 2.
First listen to new arrival "Rions Noir - Chansons Et Polyphonie Profane Pre-Baroque" performed by Ratas del viejo Mundo on Et'cetera.
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