Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by bluemooze, Feb 22, 2017.
With Isabelle Faust, violin and Paul Meyer clarinette.
Very impressive box but I am surprised to see the CD listing on Amazon Germany only shows "Allegro, Adagio, Menuetto, etc." with absolutely no mention of composers or the works. How are we supposed to make any sense out of this?
JPC Germany has a more complete tracklisting: Claudio Arrau - The Complete Philips & American Decca Recordings (80 CDs) – jpc
Thanks J.A.W. The JPC list makes a lot more sense. The Amazon list is nonsense ...
Just can't get enough of this box, Ein Heldenlenen.
Lots of snow again. Going with French composer Jean-Baptiste Barrière (1707-1740) and a few of his cello sonatas. I'm a big fan of baroque cellist Bruno Cocset. His work here helped bring "back" some appreciation for Barrière's work.
You were saying?
A very interesting composer indeed and arresting performances by the the fabulous Bruno Cocset + Les Basses Reunies .... more of this arresting music via
(CD Alpha Classics ALPHA-220) 2015 .... recorded February 2015 .... featuring the great Guido Balestracci as another standout .... btw the audio quality is nothing short of sensational ....
Laptop -> TV via HDMI -> 1976 Marantz via RCA
It's how I watch/play Youtube music documentaries, videos & bootlegs
What you say makes logical sense, yet I still see inconsistencies in DG's practices. This early (1961) release of Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 has both German and English titles:
But here's the inconsistency in 1972 that I noted when I bought three DG albums that year, new from a US shop, all with "foil" printed covers, all printed (and mfg) in Germany. In order by catalog number:
WINTER DREAMS - German LP label; English-only "foil" cover.
THE PLANETS - English LP label; English-only "foil" cover, though a non-foil English/German cover was simultaneously issued.
SWAN LAKE - German LP label; English/German "foil" cover.
At first I thought the "foil" covers were for the U.S. (or English-speaking only countries), but the SWAN LAKE jacket blew that theory.
And both of those PLANETS release have English-only LP labels.
The WINTER DREAMS has absolutely no German on either side of the jacket, nor on the insert, yet the label is German.
Anyway, there may have been method to the madness, but it doesn't seem to have ever been consistent.
We had this one when I was a kid in the 60's but we destroyed it.
I found this unopened original MW at my favorite pusher record seller for $1
You can add RCA/US to that list. I have this Mozart album they pressed for DG in 1965. (Look for the fine gray print at the bottom of the label.)
I do not live in MA ...
I'm not sure I do either. I just looked out the window at Siberia.
My favorite, or at least the one I'm imprinted with. Love Capt. Hook as the narrator.
Some one told me ages ago that the drum guy did not quite get it right at the opening of Zarathustra, on this recording, I'm still trying to spot it.
The rest is superb, like a live performance, it breathes.
Amazon's lists are often like that.
First listen to "Eya Mater - Gregorian Chant, 11th and 12th Century Polyphony" performed by Discantus directed by Brigitte Lesene on Opus 111.
Followed By, I will use the english, Death and Transfiguration although the German is concise.
I couldn't agree more. Many of these recordings sound pretty bad.
Hmm maybe it works.
Yeah, they were Rockaway pressings. Though over all sound was just like dub tape, strings tone was very good.
By Mahler, it works, and I have a thing for Fassbaender.
First listen to CD 1 from "Strauss: Orchestral Works"performed by the Staatskapelle Dresden led by Rudolph Kempe on EMI.
Horn Concerto No. 1 In E Flat Major, Op. 11
Horn Concerto No. 2 In E Flat Major
Oboe Concerto In D Major
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