Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

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

  1. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Now streaming on Spotify, "Missa Ave Maris Stella / Motets to the Virgin" performed by A Sei Voci on Astree.

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  2. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  3. andolink

    andolink Forum Resident

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    Frank Bridge: String Quartet No. 4

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  4. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    CD 1 from the third Living Presence box. Suites 1 & 2.

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  5. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Now streaming on Amazon, a first listen to "Bax: Violin Sonatas, Vol. 2" performed by Lawrence Jackson (violin) and Ashley Wass (piano) on Naxos.

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  6. DeepFloyd11

    DeepFloyd11 Lady Eclectic

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    Good morning! The brutal cold is releasing it's grip!
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  7. crispi

    crispi Vinyl Archaeologist

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    I am always on the lookout for vintage record catalogues and illustrated brochures, and this is what I found recently:

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    This is an old DG brochure. What is amazing about it, is that it smells like freshly printed, although it’s exactly 60 years old! I have no idea how it was stored. Yesterday I opened up some still sealed 50-year-old vinyl and even that smells old. But this is really time capsule quality, from an olfactory sense at least.

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  8. andolink

    andolink Forum Resident

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    Judith Weir: I Broke off a Golden Branch, for piano quintet*; Distance and Enchantment, for piano quartet**
    *The Schubert Ensemble of London
    **Domus

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  9. Soulpope

    Soulpope Common one

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    (CD Philips "Classics" West German Press 420 805-2) .... splendid Bruckner 7 performance by Haintink + Concertgebouw Orchestra recorded October 1978 ....
     
  10. coopmv

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

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    Thanks J.A.W.
    I found the track listing. Unfortunately, I cannot say I like all the orchestras performing the Beethoven Symphonies. I would have preferred if only the Big Four - BPO, RCO, VPO and LSO were among the orchestras participating in those recordings ...

    RAFAEL KUBELIK / THE SYMPHONY EDITION - 23 CDs - Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft
     
  11. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    A better performance than his earlier one.
     
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  12. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    I agree, some of those orchestras were not top-notch. I wonder whose idea it was to use 9 orchestras...
     
  13. ubertrout

    ubertrout Forum Resident

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    7/9 are among the top in the world, with possible caveats for the Paris and Israel orchestras. The BRSO was Kubelik's "home" orchestra and presumably his choice, and they were quite good, and the Cleveland and Boston orchestras were superior to the BPO, RCO, VPO and LSO in the early 70s.

    As for why, presumably it was a marketing gimmick so that they set would stand out among a sea of competitors? Also raises the number of "hometown" purchasers of the set.
     
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  14. andolink

    andolink Forum Resident

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    Max Reger: Cello Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 116
    Alban Gerhardt, cello
    Markus Becker, piano

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  15. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    I very strongly disagree. In those years the CO (not yet Royal), BPO and VPO were way ahead of the two US orchestras you mentioned; that does not mean I didn't appreciate the two US orchestras, on the contrary, they were very good but just not as good as those three European orchestras - all in my opinion, of course, and judging by the various recordings from those days. I did attend quite a few CO concerts with Haitink and other conductors at their own hall, and they were magical experiences.

    This may be a matter of opposite US/EU preferences :).
     
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  16. coopmv

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

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    Interesting! I have one from the early 90's ... :righton:
     
  17. Soulpope

    Soulpope Common one

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    (CD Teldec German Press 4509-97461-6) 1995 .... analytical and precisely accurate performances ..... very good sound too .... as good as the complementary CD which features String Quartets 1 + 3 (Teldec 4509-90889-2) released in 1994 ....
     
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  18. coopmv

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

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    Really? I don't think any American orchestras were ever superior to all of the Big Four. Perhaps LSO was not quite as good back then as it is in recent years ...
     
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  19. yasujiro

    yasujiro Forum Resident

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    From the modern point of view, these cover arts look quite neat. But I wonder if they looked a bit campy then?
     
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  20. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    The LSO was indeed not as good as the other three in those years.
     
  21. yasujiro

    yasujiro Forum Resident

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    Those CDs of Ozawa, Grumiaux, etc make me uncomfortable.
     
  22. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

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    Now playing:
    Gustav Mahler – Symphony No.1 in D major "Titan"
    — Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – Leonard Bernstein (Deutsche Grammophon)
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  23. Wes H

    Wes H Forum Resident

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    What a great find, especially in mint condition after six decades! How many pages is it?
     
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  24. coopmv

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

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    I like those TelDec recordings made before the WarnerMusic takeover. But then, has TelDec released any new recordings since the "takeunder"?
     
  25. coopmv

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

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    The late Sir Colin lavished a lot of praises on Seiji Osawa on how much the latter had helped to improve the string section of the BSO. Colin Davis should know since he made many recordings with the BSO in the 70's ...
     
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