Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

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

  1. broos

    broos Forum Resident

    Location:
    Netherlands
    Continue with another Melodia LP from my collection.

    Tschaikovsky - Capriccio Italien op. 45 - Overture Fantasia Romeo and Julia*
    Jevgeny Svetlanov
    USSR State Symphony Orchestra
    * Kyrill Kondrashin
    Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
    Dutch release 1971
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  2. CMT

    CMT Forum Resident

    On the turntable: Still slowly going through my latest thrift store haul from last Sunday. First listen. So far, really enjoying this. I'm used to hearing Carnaval in a recording by Claudio Arrau that I've had for decades. This compares very favorably. Brisk, crisp, really alive.

    Schumann, Cecile Licad – Carnaval / Papillons / Toccata
    Sony Classical – SK 45742

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  3. layman

    layman Forum Resident

    Location:
    New York, NY
    When I first saw this I mistakenly thought it was vocal music written by Clara Schumann!
     
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  4. CMT

    CMT Forum Resident

    Spinning in the CD player: Two-CD set for $1.50 at the thrift store.

    Vivaldi - Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante – L'Estro Armonico - 12 Concertos Op. 3
    Virgin Veritas – 7243 5 45315 2 1

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  5. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

    Location:
    NYC
    Tchaikovsky’s Serenade was the music for George Balanchine’s first ballet in the U.S. It remains one of the most popular of his works (second after Nutcracker?). Recently, I read Toni Bentley’s Serenade, a memoir tied together by a minute by minute description of performing the work. Interestingly, Balanchine moves the slow movement to the end, creating a enigmatic conclusion.
     
  6. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing the following CD from my Brahms/Mendelssohn collection ...

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  7. CMT

    CMT Forum Resident

    Spinning in the CD player:

    Aaron Copland – Complete Works For Violin And Piano
    Naxos – 8.559102

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  8. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer The Great CD in the Sky

    Location:
    Málaga, Spain
    Now playing: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Requiem - VPO & Staatsopernchor, Karl Böhm - recorded 1971

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  9. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    I have quite a few recordings of the Mozart Requiem but not this version. How do you like it?

    Here is my collection ...

    Requiem English Baroque Soloists/Monteverdi Choir/Gardiner Philips
    Requiem ASMIF/Marriner/McNair Philips
    Requiem Academy of Ancient Music/Hogwood DECCA
    Requiem The London Classical players/Norrington, Argenta EMI
    Requiem Berlin Philharmoniker/Karajan (SACD) DG
    Requiem Wiener Philharmoniker/Karajan DG
    Requiem Concentus Musicus/Harnoncourt (SACD) Harmonia Mundi
    Requiem Maurerische Trauermusik Le Concert Des Nations/Savall (SACD) Alia Vox
    Requiem Wiener Philharmonic/Bernstein DG
    Requiem Wiener Philharmonic/Solti/Auger DECCA
    Requiem BBC Symphony Orchestra/Davis Philips
    Requiem Bavarian Radio Symphony Orch/Davis RCA Red Seal
     
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  10. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Senior Member

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    Nashville,TN
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    This 1954 LP is an example of Decca using their London label for an album issued in the U.K. The original was issued the same year in France on Ducretet-Thomson. Recorded 12/2-3 & 7/53, Salle Apollo, Paris. The U.S. issue was on Westminster in 1955.
     
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  11. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer The Great CD in the Sky

    Location:
    Málaga, Spain
    If you like the Requiem to be powerful, solemn and weighty, then this is the one. Which are some favorites from your list?
     
  12. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer The Great CD in the Sky

    Location:
    Málaga, Spain
    Now playing: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - A Midsummer Night's Dream - LSO, André Previn - recorded 1976

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  13. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Perhaps Karajan/Berlin and Marriner/ASMIF are my favorites ...

    I may need to source a copy of the Bohm version as I have no plan to get his big box as I already have many of his singles (CD and LP) and some smaller composer boxes ...
     
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  14. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    I have this CD in my collection as well. Previn was very good with such type of work ...
     
  15. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer The Great CD in the Sky

    Location:
    Málaga, Spain
    It is generally considered to be up there with the best performances, but some people think Böhm's tempi are too slow. I personally don't think so at all. It's a requiem after all, not an opera. I don't remember having heard the Marriner, but it gets very good reviews, so I'll be looking for it.
     
  16. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer The Great CD in the Sky

    Location:
    Málaga, Spain
    It's gorgeous!
     
  17. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing the following CD from my Schumann collection for a second listen ...

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  18. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer The Great CD in the Sky

    Location:
    Málaga, Spain
    Now playing: Henryk Górecki - Concerto-Cantata; Little Requiem for a Certain Polka; Harpsichord (piano) Concerto; Three Dances - Warsaw PO, Antoni Wit - recorded 2011

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  19. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Now playing the following CD from my Mendelssohn collection ...

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  20. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

    Location:
    NYC
    I have the original Virgin release. I also have Szell's version. I believe he includes fewer excerpts. Originally an LP of course. And several other versions of the Italian Symphony.
     
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  21. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer The Great CD in the Sky

    Location:
    Málaga, Spain
    Now playing: Charles Wuorinen - String Sextet; Second String Quartet; Divertimento; Piano Quintet - Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center, Tashi, Group For Contemporary Music - recorded 1992, 1994, 1998

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  22. Klavier

    Klavier Forum Resident

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    Abyss
    No.44.
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  23. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    Shameless plug.
     
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  24. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer The Great CD in the Sky

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    Yep! I saw that thread back in the day and even voted
     
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  25. TonyACT

    TonyACT Boxed-in!

    Spinning now, CD 7 from the 27xCD 3xDVD Warner Mehta box which arrived yesterday:

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    It's the first version of this symphony I have come across with the discarded second movement in sequence, but unfortunately the rest of the movements are the later versions. It would have been more interesting and authentic to use the originals, which I don't think I've heard.

    A decent performance of one of my favourites, but Leinsdorf (on Decca) and Giulini (on EMI) remain my current favourites.
     
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