Classical music currently playing.

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Post by banerjba » 25 May 2019 04:45

Tonight a couple of new to me LPs:

1. A collection of piano pieces by Canadian modernist composer Barbara Pentland. Very hard to find her records. Pianist is Robert G Rogers on the Canadian Centrediscs label.

2. More Lyrita Lollipops. A collection of short pieces by well know British composers. The Lyrita label is one of those that I will buy blindly - any music they have put out is great. Cool small label like Hyperion, Chandos, Unicorn that always had repertoire that was different from the major labels. This compilation features Bax, Alwyn, Elgar, Grainger and Hamilton Harty.

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Post by banerjba » 25 May 2019 17:43

Very nice Mr Panther - which label is that on? I have never seen that one and that coupling with the excerpt from Kovanshchina would be very interesting.

I started this morning with a pot of coffee and a Denon cd sampler for the 85/86 release years. Despite being a pretty serious classical music fan, I am a sucker for a high quality sampler.

Next up is another sampler on the German Oehms label which I got in Montreal two years ago. It was free with the Anton Hoffmeister complete viola works cd that I bought.

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Post by The Blue Panther » 25 May 2019 18:28

Hi Banerjba.
I bought it this morning. I'm mostly a 70s and 80s rock fan but have always dipped into some classical now and then. I remembered the Emerson Lake and Palmer recording of Pictures at an Exhibition and just decided to get this.
It's a 2017 pressing on the 'Vinyl Passion Classical' label. It was recorded in Minneapolis in 1959 and it says it's a 'DMM cutting'. The record is perfectly quiet and nicely pressed but on first listening the sound lacks something - maybe a bit CD like.
It could be a lot worse though - my experience of new vinyl is not always positive.

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Post by DarthMaul » 25 May 2019 19:29

Redo with anti-skate set at 0.5.
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Post by Gravitar8 » 25 May 2019 22:33

What is the scale (min to max) and increments on the anti-skate adjustment?
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Redo with anti-skate set at 0.5.
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Post by DarthMaul » 25 May 2019 22:48

Gravitar8 wrote:
25 May 2019 22:33
What is the scale (min to max) and increments on the anti-skate adjustment?
DarthMaul wrote:
25 May 2019 19:29
Redo with anti-skate set at 0.5.
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0 to 2.5. I never want the cantilever leaning in either direction during play, and it hasn't been at 0.5. Considering the low mass of the tonearm, it doesn't take much to pull the tonearm back.

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Post by Gravitar8 » 25 May 2019 23:01

I;m only thinking... 0.5 setting out of increments up to 2.5 = 1 out of 5. Why bother if it's set to the lowest setting?
I wonder if a heavier tonearm (or heavier cartridge body on a low mass tonearm) would result in be able to set your anti-skate somewhere close to the middle setting.
DarthMaul wrote:
25 May 2019 22:48
Gravitar8 wrote:
25 May 2019 22:33
What is the scale (min to max) and increments on the anti-skate adjustment?
DarthMaul wrote:
25 May 2019 19:29
Redo with anti-skate set at 0.5.
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0 to 2.5. I never want the cantilever leaning in either direction during play, and it hasn't been at 0.5. Considering the low mass of the tonearm, it doesn't take much to pull the tonearm back.

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Post by DarthMaul » 26 May 2019 00:48

Gravitar8 wrote:
25 May 2019 23:01
I;m only thinking... 0.5 setting out of increments up to 2.5 = 1 out of 5. Why bother if it's set to the lowest setting?
I wonder if a heavier tonearm (or heavier cartridge body on a low mass tonearm) would result in be able to set your anti-skate somewhere close to the middle setting.
DarthMaul wrote:
25 May 2019 22:48
Gravitar8 wrote:
25 May 2019 22:33
What is the scale (min to max) and increments on the anti-skate adjustment?
0 to 2.5. I never want the cantilever leaning in either direction during play, and it hasn't been at 0.5. Considering the low mass of the tonearm, it doesn't take much to pull the tonearm back.
A heavier tonearm is not suitable for the cartridge I am using, the Stanton 981HZ-IIs. It is very high compliance and its cantilever doesn't like higher anti-skate settings. 0.5 is the optimal setting for it. Tracking force is set at 1.5.

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Post by Gravitar8 » 26 May 2019 01:08

Copy that.
DarthMaul wrote:
26 May 2019 00:48
Gravitar8 wrote:
25 May 2019 23:01
I;m only thinking... 0.5 setting out of increments up to 2.5 = 1 out of 5. Why bother if it's set to the lowest setting?
I wonder if a heavier tonearm (or heavier cartridge body on a low mass tonearm) would result in be able to set your anti-skate somewhere close to the middle setting.
DarthMaul wrote:
25 May 2019 22:48


0 to 2.5. I never want the cantilever leaning in either direction during play, and it hasn't been at 0.5. Considering the low mass of the tonearm, it doesn't take much to pull the tonearm back.
A heavier tonearm is not suitable for the cartridge I am using, the Stanton 981HZ-IIs. It is very high compliance and its cantilever doesn't like higher anti-skate settings. 0.5 is the optimal setting for it. Tracking force is set at 1.5.

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Post by DarthMaul » 26 May 2019 01:29

Last of the Vivaldi box sets. The hinge on the box is broken. Might attempt to fix it later, but we'll see. After this, there's only one Vivaldi record left, and the work is spurious. I also have very little left by I Musici to listen to after this, and nothing left by I Solisti Veneti conducted by Claudio Scimone.
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Re: Classical music currently playing.

Post by banerjba » 26 May 2019 03:45

The Blue Panther wrote:
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Hi Banerjba.
The record is perfectly quiet and nicely pressed but on first listening the sound lacks something - maybe a bit CD like.
It could be a lot worse though - my experience of new vinyl is not always positive.
Interesting. I see you are a B&W and Rega fan. That combo should bring out the energy in any recording but of course being from 1959, it will lack the treble sparkle of a modern recording.

I am now continuing to plow through my collection from the Dixie Flea market where I have landed near mint and sealed LPs for ridiculous prices (C$10 or less). Got a London LP on now of Bloch's Schelomo (US version but Dutch pressing). Zubin Mehta and the Israel PO. Fabulous sound and great music.

Darth, you appear to have a very nice table - looks like Thorens and SME. Is the issue with the antiskate an LP pressing defect or a mismatch of the cartridge for that arm?

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Post by DarthMaul » 26 May 2019 04:45

banerjba wrote:
26 May 2019 03:45
Darth, you appear to have a very nice table - looks like Thorens and SME. Is the issue with the antiskate an LP pressing defect or a mismatch of the cartridge for that arm?
Neither. The cartridge is a good match for the arm. There is no anti-skate issue. Due to the arm being low mass, it doesn't need as much as my old turntable did. The music is coming out just fine. In fact, better sounding than my Technics SL-1200MK2 was capable of. (And that turntable is still around and kicking. Just not using it for now.)

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Post by DarthMaul » 26 May 2019 15:41

Last Vivaldi record. The music isn't by Vivaldi though. Actually by Nicolas Chédeville. This was discovered in 1990, long after the recording was made.
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Edit: Decided to look for another copy, or use my old one to record the offending sections of this one that don't seem possible to digitally clean up. Might be better to do the latter to save money. I could attempt to get the Discophiles pressing perhaps, but that's mono. With the one I'm listening to, the flute is in the left channel and the harpsichord in the right.

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