Listenin' to Classical Music and Conversation

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

  1. Soulpope

    Soulpope Common one

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    Vienna, Austria
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    (CD Decca Universal Japan UCCD-51093 SHM-CD) 2017 .... recorded January 1993 .... whichever material he tackles Radu Lupu simply can`t disappoint ....
     
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  2. ShallowMemory

    ShallowMemory Classical Princess

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    Another present of the Great Dane
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    Nielsen: Concertos Decapo sacd.
    Lovey live performances from Lincoln Centre, N.Y.C
     
  3. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    CD from the Argo Years box.

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  4. Wes H

    Wes H Forum Resident

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    One of the few advantages of reel-to-reel tape...
    Beethoven's 9th Symphony won't fit on a single-LP unless the 3rd movement is split between sides. In the case of this LP, the engineers not only split the 3rd movement, but also omitted many repeats from the 2nd movement.

    With this tape release (which I bought new in 1971), Columbia included the full Scherzo movement (which runs 3:20 longer) and placed the side change just after the 3rd movement. They also included Beethoven's 8th symphony.

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    But maybe after shoveling all that snow, one compact LP of Beethoven was enough! :)
     
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  5. Eigenvector

    Eigenvector Forum Resident

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    Very true! The LP is indeed edited and the third movement is split. I'm less bothered by these split movements than some are.

    I won't, however, be getting back into RtR tape again! I sold my last RtR deck (an Akai) back in the early 90's as I wasn't using it very much anymore. Now reel to reel tape is just too expensive to even consider. LPs are killing me financially as it is!

    But I admit to getting a bit jealous every time you post a photo of a tape you are playing! :winkgrin:
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  6. SteelyTom

    SteelyTom Forum Resident

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    Boston, Mass.
    Stop encouraging me to engage in fiscal irresponsibility!..... Actually, I like his Wagner record, too--enough to pull it out now and post it here....

    I'm curious why he's such an infrequent visitor to the recording studio (the same goes for his sister). Ars Produktion should be recording him at least as frequently as they record Vincent Larderet.

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  7. SteelyTom

    SteelyTom Forum Resident

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    Boston, Mass.
    I saw Lupu perform the Mussorsky Pictures at Symphony Hall here-- and even up on the second balcony center (best seats in the house, acoustically), I'd never heard a pianist produce such an enormous sound in concert-- I mean, Loud. I'd always thought of him as the most introverted of pianists.
     
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  8. julesd68

    julesd68 Forum Resident

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    Now that's what I'm talking about - I wonder how many people in the UK have shovelled snow for 4 hours!
    You should be fit as a fiddle by now ... :laugh:
     
  9. Wes H

    Wes H Forum Resident

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    Virginia
    I don't blame you for not getting back into RtR. The cost of the tapes these days is nearly prohibitive and maintaining the machines can be frustrating if you don't know how to do it yourself. But for me it's fun-- a labor of love, like any hobby. And there's a certain nostalgia about it, just like records, when you've grown up with these things. ;)
     
  10. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    The snowblowing took me no more than half-hour as it was a slushy mix of snow, ice and water. My wife had to file a claim for damage from the nor'easter as part of the aluminum siding and the rooftop antenna were ripped from the house. There goes my last chance of listening to classical FM station from NYC. :( Wonder how many of you still listen to AM/FM broadcast? While I am not a big fan of rooftop antenna, it appears there is nothing else out there that is better and more cost effective ...
     
  11. julesd68

    julesd68 Forum Resident

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    London, UK
    One of my favourite vinyl labels, Fone, also produces new R2R recordings which I'm sure will be of sublime quality if anything like the vinyl - prices around £400 though ...

    Analog Master Tapes - Fonè Records Shop
     
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  12. coopmv

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

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    RTR is generally still much more durable than a cassette deck. With proper use, it would last a bit longer before service is required ...
     
  13. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    I haven't listened to commercial FM classical radio in over 30 years. SiriusXM has a classical station, but I just can't get into classical music while driving. I can listen to Sirius on my computer, but CD/Vinyl/Spotify are better home options for me.
     
  14. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    I don't have any Beethoven 9th on open-reel tape but imagine the split will not be that noticeable as the autoreverse on my Akai deck is pretty fast ...
     
  15. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    :yikes:. This is way beyond the price point I am willing to pay. I imagine you would be a good £1,000 poorer between getting one classical open-reel tape and a second-hand deck ...
     
  16. Baroque

    Baroque Forum Resident

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    Massachusetts, USA
    Snow day! Just made some oolong and am settling into -

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    My favorite collection of CPE Bach's chamber music.
     
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  17. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    I have had SiriusXM on my last three leased cars but never really liked it. I much prefer listening to my own music but unfortunately my current car no longer has a CDP and I have yet to check if my MP3 player can play through the car audio system ...
     
  18. Kal Rubinson

    Kal Rubinson Forum Resident

    OK but the question is too general for me. I suggest that one looks for reviews/comments at www.nativedsd.com and/or www.hraudio.net/home.php
     
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  19. ShallowMemory

    ShallowMemory Classical Princess

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    I sold my Tandberg Series 6 twin track tube stereo model in the mid nineties as I became too ill to operate the controls and thread tape as much as I loved the sound off it.
     
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  20. ibanez_ax

    ibanez_ax Forum Resident

    I like listening to Little Steven's Underground Garage on Sirius for short drives around town. For longer drives/road trips, I usually listen to my own playlists on the iPod or Spotify from my phone using bluetooth.
     
  21. ShallowMemory

    ShallowMemory Classical Princess

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    GB
    The call of Scandinavia and a.n.other present...
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    Grieg: Cello Concerto; Grainger: Scandinavian Suite; Nielsen: Saek kun dit hoved, du blomst op.21 No.4
    Andreas Brantelid (Cello) Christian I. Hadland (Piano) 2015 BIS 2120 stereo/multichannnel sacd
    Delightful playing really well captured recommended to fans of Grieg and Grainger.
     
  22. ShallowMemory

    ShallowMemory Classical Princess

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    Well yes in the early nineties I was paying about £6.99 for 2,400 ft of Maxell UD which suited the Tandberg well without major adjustments and it goes without saying used machines had less 'life' on them so there was less of need for a service that costs before critical usage.
     
  23. Eigenvector

    Eigenvector Forum Resident

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    Well,...... I don't know if I'm fit but I am quite sore right now! :sigh:
     
  24. ShallowMemory

    ShallowMemory Classical Princess

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    GB
    It's easy to pull a muscle or two doing that.:hugs:
     
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  25. coopmv

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

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    CT, USA
    Looks like the pound has become as worthless as the dollar over the past twenty-some years as I am sure you will pay a lot more for the same 2,400 ft open-reel tape even after the sharply higher unit cost due to the much reduced open-reel tape production capacity has been taken into consideration.
     

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