Classical music currently playing.

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Re: Classical music currently playing.

Post by praxicoide » 19 Oct 2015 02:32

I agree. I love the Tchaikovsky's 6th Symphony conducted by Rodzinsky (Westminster), but he goes over some passages too quickly; just a small gripe I have. Fortunately I have another version (Guilini), though not quite as powerful.

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Post by C2H3Cln2 » 19 Oct 2015 03:39

Ich bin nicht allzu verrückt nach diesem Album , obwohl Ich mag Zeiji Ozawa .. The Miraculous Mandarin by Bartok.. a bit dark, I think, good DGG pressing.. though.
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Post by jives11 » 19 Oct 2015 07:51

praxicoide wrote:I wanted to get that Phase 4 Scheherazade album, but everyone here blasted it for being too compressed, so I passed it up.

I'm not listening to this right now, but the last classical album I listened to was Aram Kathachurian's Gayene suites 1 & 2, on Columbia records.

https://vine.co/v/eEPhYZMYAIi
I love the Gayene suites, the Adagio is one of the most beautifully sad pieces. It's used in "2001" to portray the loneliness of space, and is perfect, but also strange as the piece is about a workers revolt in a Cotton Farm I recall !
C2H3Cln2 wrote:Ich bin nicht allzu verrückt nach diesem Album , obwohl Ich mag Zeiji Ozawa .. The Miraculous Mandarin by Bartok.. a bit dark, I think, good DGG pressing.. though.
The Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste is too scary for me to listen to alone, that adagio is very creepy

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Post by C2H3Cln2 » 19 Oct 2015 21:55

If I don't do it, somebody else will... :lol: :lol:
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Post by C2H3Cln2 » 19 Oct 2015 23:20

The Phase 4 recording remains my favorite :)
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Post by C2H3Cln2 » 20 Oct 2015 00:46

The guitar is a lovely instrument in a chamber concert. It gets overwhelmed by the orchestra here...
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Post by jives11 » 20 Oct 2015 06:36

The Arnold Concerto is very fine. i also love the Walton 5 Bagatelles played by Bream on his LP 'Dedication'

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Post by C2H3Cln2 » 20 Oct 2015 14:07

After listening to my three versions of Scheherazade, I became a little bit suspicious about the Phase 4 recording. I began to notice that, although the Phase 4 recording seemed 'louder' and clearer, it was somewhat... 'artificial', it didn't seem to have the 'mood' that the other two older recordings had. Also, there were certain spots where, in the Phase 4, the 'crescendo' or the 'diminuendo' seemed to fall in the wrong places, compared to the older recordings.

So I did a little research. This youtube video explains the recording process of the Phase 4 records, and it opened my eyes: The 'engineer' is deciding what to highlight in the recording!? What? No wonder! The older recordings seem more faithful to the composer and the conductor's interpretation of the music, and they are not 'artificially' trying to enhance the recording to make it more 'marketable'.... ? Yowza! Phase 4.. no wonder they moved to recording 'light popular' music.


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Post by C2H3Cln2 » 23 Oct 2015 16:39

The Swingle Singers give an entertaining take on Baroque hits from Bach, vivaldi.. et. al., with their almost acapella performances ( accompanied by bass and drums) it's a different take on the Baroque..
fun :D
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Post by C2H3Cln2 » 23 Oct 2015 16:44

This is a curious little album: a compilation, an index of sorts, to the 100 great moments from the world's 'favorite' music. Not a disc you want to listen to in its entirety, I don't think, but good for a 'name-that-tune' game at a party? :lol:
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Post by C2H3Cln2 » 23 Oct 2015 17:00

Dvorak Quintet F-flat mj. Op. 97 - violin, viola, cello. contrasting Bethoveen's Quintet in Cmj Op. 29. Both quite delightful to listen to. Dvorak showing early influences of his visit to America " a souvenir perhaps from those evenings spent listening to the itinerant Iroquois troupe of medicine peddlers." --liner notes.
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Post by C2H3Cln2 » 23 Oct 2015 17:07

I find these little exercises charming, but a little difficult to listen to, unless you are a student of the piano, searching for technique. The Harpsichord's high pitch is bearable for only so long. These pieces are not concert music.
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Post by C2H3Cln2 » 23 Oct 2015 17:17

Bruno Walter's Brahms... The title of this album begins with the obvious 'tipping of the hat' to conductor Walters, considered "one of the saints of music-" by Leonard Bernstein and "a poet of conductors" NY Times... ergo, this is Bruno Walter's Variations On a Theme by a Mr. Hydn... :lol:
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Post by pedroboe » 24 Oct 2015 05:10

C2H3Cln2 wrote:
vinyl master wrote:Well, a friend of mine recently introduced me to the works of Rodrigo
Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez" has been interpreted by many, with many instruments, one of my favorites is the Narciso Yepes version with 10 string guitar and orchestra.

This was the first version I heard, as a kid my father had this lp with London symphony I believe if I remember correctly( with Ataulfo Argenta?)!it has been recorded many times since then, but Yepes was the master.

Cheers

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Re: Classical music currently playing.

Post by DarthMaul » 25 Oct 2015 01:18

Currently listening to the following album:
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I have more than one copy, but this is one of my oldest stereo ones. Earlier ones than this one have the green and white label with the "Collection Fiori Musicali" logo. I have two of those, one in mono and one in stereo. The mono one is good except at the end of Side 2, where it can distort. The stereo one has a number of bad scratches. The green and white label pressings have a slight difference with the cover, as shown below. The one I am listening to is in great shape, and is almost as old as the stereo green and white one I have. The mono one is even older than either of them. The other two copies have red or blue borders going around the front of the cover in a square formation. These are later pressings of Erato EFM 8005. Erato EFM 18005 or 28005 are reissues. The fewer albums listed on the back of the cover, the older the pressing. My mono copy only lists 12 records, whereas I've found that the stereo ones list 30 or more.

This is the oldest existing cover for the album. The one shown is the one for my mono copy, but there are those that are stereo with the exact same artwork. The only difference is the number of albums advertised on the bottom of the back side. Curiously, one of them correctly lists Kurt Redel as the conductor of this album in the list of records shown on the back, while there are those that incorrectly list Jean-Francois Paillard as the conductor:
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Note: I noticed my turntable was the slightest bit off level. Corrected that. Re-listening for one final time and overwriting the recorded files. I will move on after this.

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