Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

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

  1. WyldRage

    WyldRage Forum Resident

    Location:
    Québec
    1st listen. Tüür Symphony no. 4 'Magma', by the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Paavo Järvi. Really like this composer, but I was not that impressed by this recording: the Symphony is for solo percussion and orchestra, and she is too forward in the mix, while the strings are too backward (IMHO). It's good, but it could be better. The other pieces are two pieces for choir and orchestra and one for strings, and unfortunately are not that memorable. I doubt I will revisit, but I imagine I could eventually just take Magma and append it to another Tuur disc.

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  2. HiResGeek

    HiResGeek Seer of visions

    Location:
    Boston
    My router's ethernet adapter died over the weekend, so while I've been listening to things, posting about them has been a challenge (luckily, the wifi still works or I'd really be up against it!)

    Mozart: Piano Concertos #21 - #27
    Geza Anda, piano
    Camerata Academica des Salzburger Mozarteums
    DG

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    Bartok: The 2 Violin Concertos
    Arabella Steinbacher, violin
    Orchestre de la Suisse Romande & Marek Janowski
    Pentatone [SACD]

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  3. Someone In A Tree

    Someone In A Tree A fan of Sondheim

    Location:
    Pennsylvania, USA
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    Shostakovich - String Quartets 1, 9, 12
    Borodin Quartet. EMI / Melodiya, 1987. Rec. ADD 1980/1982.
     
  4. MrCJF

    MrCJF Best served with coffee and cake.

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Too many LPs are being released today to meet a fad for vinyl. I'd expect DG to take some care, but Sony seem to have poor quality control on their classical LPs. My Igor Levitt DSCH album sounded awful. I should have read some reviews before buying. Thankfully it included hi res downloads.
     
  5. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Central NY
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    No.9

    A used bookstore find this past weekend along with his Schubert box.
     
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  6. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer The Great CD in the Sky

    Location:
    Málaga, Spain
    Now playing: Georg Philipp Telemann - Danzig Cantatas - Rheinische Kantorei, Das Kleine Konzert, Hermann Max - recorded 1998

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  7. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer The Great CD in the Sky

    Location:
    Málaga, Spain
    Now playing: Joseph Jongen – Entrevisions: Intégrale des mélodies, Vol. 1 - Sarah Defrise, Craig White - recorded 2019

    For anyone who loves late romantic mélodies.

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  8. coopmv

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

    Location:
    CT, USA
    How do you like Hermann Max conducting? I am not that familiar with him but have the following SACD ...

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  9. bluemooze

    bluemooze Senior Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Frenchtown NJ USA
    Listening to CD 2 of 2 from "Trouveres - Courtly Love Songs From Northern France 1175-1300" from the "Sequentia Edition" box set on DHM.

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  10. Dan C

    Dan C Forum Fotographer

    Location:
    The West
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  11. Scopitone

    Scopitone She had ribbons ribbons ribbons

    Location:
    Denver, CO
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    Brahms: Violin Concerto
    Kyung Wha Chung
    Rattle/Vienna Philharmonic
     
  12. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer The Great CD in the Sky

    Location:
    Málaga, Spain
    Those Telemann cantatas sound beautiful, so Max is doing a good job afaik.
     
  13. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer The Great CD in the Sky

    Location:
    Málaga, Spain
    Now playing: Jean Sibelius - Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 - SFSO, Herbert Blomstedt - recorded 1989

    CD 4 from this set:

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  14. Wugged

    Wugged Forum Resident

    Location:
    Warsaw, Poland
    Love the 5th especially from this set :love:
     
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  15. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

    Location:
    Davis, CA
  16. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

    Location:
    Davis, CA
    Hmmm...it sounds fine on my system, as do all Alpha releases. Interestingly, I just posted the Piano Quartets!
     
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  17. john greenwood

    john greenwood Senior Member

    Location:
    NYC
    No, no, I was referring to the Collard/EMI recording.
     
  18. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer The Great CD in the Sky

    Location:
    Málaga, Spain
    Now playing: Pēteris Vasks - Flute Concerto; Flute Sonata; Aria e Danza; Landscape with Birds - Michael Faust, Sheila Arnold, Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä, Patrick Gallois - recorded 2010, 2012

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  19. Scopitone

    Scopitone She had ribbons ribbons ribbons

    Location:
    Denver, CO
    After a music-less break, I am now going to keep going with this album.

    Beethoven Symphony No. 5
    Rattle/Vienna Philharmonic

    Today
     
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  20. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

    Location:
    Davis, CA
    Aha, I missed that reference!
     
  21. velo_TX

    velo_TX Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered am I

    Location:
    Austin TX USA
    In addition to the Ozawa obit, NYT's Javier C. Hernández also provided their readers eight albums that serve as an introduction to his music. Here's a link to the article, Seiji Ozawa: 8 Essential Recordings; to save some from the grief of slamming into the paywall, they were:
    Berlioz: ‘Symphonie Fantastique’ (Saito Kinen Orchestra)
    Fauré: ‘Pelléas et Mélisande’ (BSO)
    Liszt: Piano Concertos and ‘Totentanz’ (BSO and Krystian Zimerman, piano)
    Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (BSO)
    Tchaikovsky: ‘Swan Lake’ (BSO)
    Henri Dutilleux: ‘The Shadows of Time’ (BSO)
    Stravinsky: ‘The Rite of Spring’ (CSO)
    Messiaen: ‘Saint François d’Assise’ (Chorus and Orchestra of l'Opera de Paris)
     
  22. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Senior Member

    Location:
    Nashville,TN
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    From Unlocked Recordings: Columbia Masterworks M 30059, 1970. Recorded 10/1/69, Philharmonic Hall, NYC. Producer: Richard Killough. Engineers: Edward T. Graham & Raymond Moore.
     
  23. Scopitone

    Scopitone She had ribbons ribbons ribbons

    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Once you’ve listened to Mahler and Bruckner, these 30 min symphonies are confusing. It’s like, that Dave Beethoven 5th is finished already??!!
     
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  24. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    The four CDs by this ensemble of Dvořák's Piano Trios, Quartets, etc. are outstanding.

    Antonín Dvořák:
    Piano Trio No.3 In F Minor, Op.65
    Piano Trio No.4 In E Minor, Op.90 'Dumky'

    Busch Trio


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  25. velo_TX

    velo_TX Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered am I

    Location:
    Austin TX USA
    I hope the cost of the hi-res download is included with the price of the LP. Also, I hope they include copious program notes with the albums; I've noticed in Presto that not all of the Sony downloads, particularly the hi-res remastered ones, have booklets included.
     
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