Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

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

  1. DeepFloyd11

    DeepFloyd11 Lady Eclectic

    Location:
    Canada
    Can't have an opinion on that. Never eaten UK beef.
    Canadian beef that I eat is grass fed and I occasionally enjoy a good sirloin steak here. I have also tried Argentinian and Brazilian beef - very good.
    I don't eat corn fed American beef. Cows should eat grass not corn in my opinion.
    There is an interesting documentary we recently saw called Steak Revolution. It's on Netflix - quite interesting. They explore the culture of steak and how it varies from country to country. Leaner beef steaks in some cultures are the popular thing - fattier, marbled meat considered better in others.
     
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  2. DeepFloyd11

    DeepFloyd11 Lady Eclectic

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  3. Wes H

    Wes H Forum Resident

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    Ha! You have a colorful imagination! Yes, it's a captivating picture (and the music is quite good, too ;)), but you might find him less sinister in the alternate shot/pose below. The album credits Chris Hopper as photographer, but no other information.

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    I recall seeing an advertisement for this record in Stereo Review magazine, wherein he was referred to as "The Phantom of the Piano"-- obviously some ad person at Columbia thought Lewenthal looked like he stepped out of Gaston Leroux's novel.
    At the time he was starting a "Romantic Revival" series of albums featuring important-but-forgotten 19th century composers or works by famous composers that were neglected. I don't believe it went past two volumes, though. Here is the other one:

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    Both albums came with little 7" bonus records where he talks about the music and illustrates points at the keyboard.
     
  4. Wes H

    Wes H Forum Resident

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    And I thought my audio gear was taking up a lot of room! That horn looks scary.
     
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  5. Wes H

    Wes H Forum Resident

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    It's not dated anywhere, but I thought it was an early '80s release. EMI is/was the parent of the French Pathé Marconi company, so I suppose they wanted to keep the EMI logo on it, but with a slight variance. The record label still has the "His Master's Voice" dog on it.

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  6. Wes H

    Wes H Forum Resident

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    Sorry to hear that; I hope they give you a good bill of health after your scan.
     
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  7. Wes H

    Wes H Forum Resident

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    Did you take that photo near where you live?
     
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  8. ShallowMemory

    ShallowMemory Classical Princess

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    GB
    A lot with meats is in how you cook it and personally I always source ours locally from an independent butcher from local farm and so very traceable.
     
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  9. Soulpope

    Soulpope Common one

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    (LP Deutsche Grammophon German Press 2530 133) 1971 .... straight to the point Brahms Klavierquartett reading ....
     
  10. Soulpope

    Soulpope Common one

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    (CD Chandos Red Book Edition CHAN-9902) 2001 .... recorded December 2000 .... bought this recently on a strong recommendation from a wise music enthusiast (with a hint that this Chandos CD being on the verge becoming extinct) and so glad I did follow - luminous music in superb sound ....
     
  11. ShallowMemory

    ShallowMemory Classical Princess

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    Phase Three where Shallow adds three works...
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    Grieg, E. String Quartets with Fugue. Meccore String Quartets 2017 MDG 903 1998-6 stereo/"whatever" sacd
    A cheap used find on the 'bay of all places, this is an entertaining account well recorded at least in stereo by this Polish assemblage even if the multichannel is 2+2+2 rather than 5.0/5.1 which really makes no sense as most multichannel users will be using 5.0/5.1 and variations.
     
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  12. ShallowMemory

    ShallowMemory Classical Princess

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    Maybe Chandos would care to do a box set?
     
  13. julesd68

    julesd68 Forum Resident

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    London, UK
    Coming soon to a screen near you -

    “Dracula vs Lewenthal: Clash of the Immortals"

    Rated X - contains gratuitous scenes of piano playing in long cloaks.
    American Humane states only a few hundred bats were hurt in the making of this film.

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  14. julesd68

    julesd68 Forum Resident

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    London, UK
    Much of the beef in our supermarkets is fairly tasteless and tough. But the good stuff is available at a price.

    We used to buy organic rib eye steaks of Hereford Beef which were just amazingly delicious.
    Of course Scotch Beef has always enjoyed a high reputation.
     
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  15. Soulpope

    Soulpope Common one

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    (LP Supraphon SUA ST 50556) 1964 .... recorded @ Supraphon Studios in Prague, 1963 .... (IMO) the definitive execution of this Janacek key euvre .... excellent sounding original Supraphon pressing ....
     
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  16. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

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    No conversation is complete without

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  17. ShallowMemory

    ShallowMemory Classical Princess

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    Naw, you needs a this...
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    :D
     
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  18. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    CD from the third Living Presence box. Some of the Rossini I can hum in my sleep; I'm less familiar with the Verdi.

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  19. ShallowMemory

    ShallowMemory Classical Princess

    Location:
    GB
    From the my earliest classical cds pile...
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    Haydn Cello concerts 1&2 etc Capella Istrolitana cond. Peter Breiner with Ludovit Kanta on cello.1989 Naxos 8.550059
    An early one in a four for twelve pounds offer I bought that adds Boccherini's B Flat Cello Concerto this is an enjoyable listen although it's not HIP and Peter Breiner uses his own Cadenzas so it's hardly purist.
     
  20. andolink

    andolink Forum Resident

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    Scottsdale, AZ
    Christer Lindwall: En millimeter ljus (1996-97); Wenn sie so, dann ich so und pferd fliegt (2000)
    Ensemble Gageego!
    Ensemble SON

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  21. DeepFloyd11

    DeepFloyd11 Lady Eclectic

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    Canada
    Yes, that's in Lake Louise - a mountain just sideways from the famous lake view. I took that photo a couple years ago....
    Here's a few more I took that day in Banff National Park. Such a wondrous place.
    BTW Banff National Park is just over an hour drive away from Calgary, where I live.

    Two Jack Lake

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    Lake Minnewanka

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  22. DeepFloyd11

    DeepFloyd11 Lady Eclectic

    Location:
    Canada
    :love::righton:
     
  23. DeepFloyd11

    DeepFloyd11 Lady Eclectic

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    While doing some serious house- cleaning. This interpretation is energizing. :pineapple:

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    I picked up a pile of 5 Hilary Hahn CDs from Amazon (for a total of less than €25) after reading positive comments about her playing here in this thread. These were 2 pieces I was previously unfamiliar with, I was impressed by both, especially The Lark Ascending. Looking forward to hearing the other titles soon.
     
  25. I should get some more Haydn symphonies. What are some great interpretations to start with?
     

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