Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by bluemooze, Feb 22, 2017.
Bought in memory of Peter Brook (who died last week)?
For those unfamiliar with the work, it is one of the landmark theatre productions of the 1960s.
On the turntable: The last of my most recent group of thrift store purchases. All four discs in perfect condition. $2.99.
Orchestre De La Société Des Concerts Du Conservatoire conducted by Andre Cluytens – Ravel: The Complete Orchestral Works
Angel Studios – S 3636 D
London CS 6419, issued 11/64. Recorded 7/16-18/64, Kingsway Hall, London. Producer: John Culshaw. Engineer: Gordon Parry. The insert note from Rostropovich seems to indicate this copy was a thank-you for support of the National Symphony in Washington, D.C., where he was music director 1977-94. The back-cover photo of the London LP was the cover of the Decca LP. A note explains that the side with the Cello Symphony is 34 minutes & 50 seconds long " In the interests of musical structure and continuity", containing the entire work. They suggest it might be necessary to "increase your volume control slightly."
The sound doesn't seem to suffer.
Not an issue on my CD.
Issued 1963. Recorded in Italy by Angelicum Dischi.
Tchaikovsky -- Swan Lake Highlights (Philharmonia/ Lanchbery)
A selection from the Peter Serkin box- one of the CDs freaturing his work in the ensemble Tashi. Webern- Quartet, Four Pieces, Piano Variations, Three Little Pieces. Tekemitsu- Uninterrupted Rests, Piano Distance, For Away, Les Yeux clos. 1983, 1996.
CD from the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra box.
Mozart: Symphonies 29, 33 & 40.
Regarding Peter Serkin: we saw him perform Brahms Piano concerto 2 with the BSO in 2013.
I always keep coming back to Bruno Walter's Mahler Symphony no.9 recorded in Wien 16 jan. 1938 with the Wiener Philharmoniker.
I know the sound is not up to todays standard but wow what a performance.
Piano Concerto No. 3 In D Minor, Op. 30
Symphony Of The Air, Kiril Kondrashin
Piano Concerto No. 3 In C, Op. 26
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Walter Hendl
Van Cliburn, Piano
Listening to "En Albion - Medieval Polyphony in England" performed by the Huelgas Ensemble directed by Paul Van Nevel on DHM.
Now playing: Missa Gotica - Ensemble Organum, Marcel Pérès - recorded 2009
Now playing: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Serenade K 388; Divertimenti K 240, 525, 253, 270 - Amadeus Winds, Christopher Hogwood - recorded 1985, 1989
CD 2 of this set:
Symphony No. 2, Op. 29
Piano Concerto, Op. 20
Piano – Kirill Gerstein
Vasily Petrenko, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Now playing: Einojuhani Rautavaara - Symphonies Nos. 5 & 6 - Leipzig RSO, Helsinki PO, Max Pommer - recorded 1990, 1993
CD 3 of this set:
It's hard to imagine these being played much better.
Now playing: Caroline Shaw - Partita for 8 Voices - Roomful of Teeth - recorded 2012
I bought this entire set as SACDs except for one - the Mario Lanza disc. I just couldn’t see . . .
Have you ever listened to it?
I had that on vinyl in the 70s, repurchased it on CD on a Decca midline disc (where the lead item was Bolero), lost that somewhere, and reacquired it as part of the Delta Analog box. A great sounding recording.
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