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Re: Classical music currently playing.

Posted: 24 Aug 2019 01:36
by banerjba
I continue to be impressed by your rare Erato collection.

It is Swedish composer Adolf Lindblad for me tonight. Obscure Swedish classical composer from the mid 1800s - this is the Beethoven-esque Symphony #1. Lovely Swedish lp from 1981 on Caprice.

Re: Classical music currently playing.

Posted: 24 Aug 2019 02:24
by DarthMaul
banerjba wrote:
24 Aug 2019 01:36
I continue to be impressed by your rare Erato collection.

It is Swedish composer Adolf Lindblad for me tonight. Obscure Swedish classical composer from the mid 1800s - this is the Beethoven-esque Symphony #1. Lovely Swedish lp from 1981 on Caprice.
I did notice that there are some spots of noise on that Erato LP. However, the record wasn't pressed very loudly. Perhaps a different stylus would be a better idea? I decided to do a light hiss reduction on the worst of the existing hiss. This is the second to last Erato record I am playing. Another one is on the way, a Telemann album. One of the members of this forum has this record on another label, but I found what could be an original.

Re: Classical music currently playing.

Posted: 24 Aug 2019 03:11
by banerjba
It is now Ferdinand Reis for me - a collection of his overtures (he was another contemporary of Beethoven). WDR Sinfonieorchester Koln led by Howard Griffiths

This is a new record on the German CPO label - one of the modern classical labels that is offering vinyl. This is good music. It fails to reach the heights of the great Beethoven works but still offers enjoyable tunes. Good quiet pressing on high quality vinyl and excellent sound as anyone who owns CPOs cds could attest to. This is a label I buy blindly like Chandos, Hyperion, Oehms etc. Great small labels run by passionate people who love obscure classical music.

Re: Classical music currently playing.

Posted: 24 Aug 2019 19:00
by DarthMaul
Got some bad news, but it's not the end of the world: I found out that one of my sealed Haydn box sets had warped records inside. Looks like it's time to break out the vinyl flat in addition to cleaning them. Going to check the other two shortly. Currently have five records to flatten out of six, and another ten records to check. This one contains Haydn Symphonies 20-35. Haydn Symphonies 1-19 have been cleaned and don't seem to have serious issues. The other two contain Haydn Symphonies 36-48 and 49-56. I did not replace any of the box sets containing the remainder of the symphonies.

Edit: Just checked the other two sealed box sets. They are fine.

Re: Classical music currently playing.

Posted: 24 Aug 2019 19:14
by Roberto C2H3
Beethoven - Violin Sonaten - The complete collection by Deutsche Grammophon recorded on my deck. What a treat 8)

Re: Classical music currently playing.

Posted: 24 Aug 2019 20:56
by Gravitar8
Glad that worked out for you-
i have read about the danger of sealed LPs and warping (though it seems the warping can often be reversed). How were your sealed box sets stored? Vertically? Horizontally? If Verically how 'tightly' packed in between other records were they?> ?
DarthMaul wrote:
24 Aug 2019 19:00
Got some bad news, but it's not the end of the world: I found out that one of my sealed Haydn box sets had warped records inside. Looks like it's time to break out the vinyl flat in addition to cleaning them. Going to check the other two shortly. Currently have five records to flatten out of six, and another ten records to check. This one contains Haydn Symphonies 20-35. Haydn Symphonies 1-19 have been cleaned and don't seem to have serious issues. The other two contain Haydn Symphonies 36-48 and 49-56. I did not replace any of the box sets containing the remainder of the symphonies.

Edit: Just checked the other two sealed box sets. They are fine.

Re: Classical music currently playing.

Posted: 24 Aug 2019 21:32
by DarthMaul
Gravitar8 wrote:
24 Aug 2019 20:56
Glad that worked out for you-
i have read about the danger of sealed LPs and warping (though it seems the warping can often be reversed). How were your sealed box sets stored? Vertically? Horizontally? If Verically how 'tightly' packed in between other records were they?> ?
DarthMaul wrote:
24 Aug 2019 19:00
Got some bad news, but it's not the end of the world: I found out that one of my sealed Haydn box sets had warped records inside. Looks like it's time to break out the vinyl flat in addition to cleaning them. Going to check the other two shortly. Currently have five records to flatten out of six, and another ten records to check. This one contains Haydn Symphonies 20-35. Haydn Symphonies 1-19 have been cleaned and don't seem to have serious issues. The other two contain Haydn Symphonies 36-48 and 49-56. I did not replace any of the box sets containing the remainder of the symphonies.

Edit: Just checked the other two sealed box sets. They are fine.
I do not know how the box sets were stored by the previous sellers. I always store them vertically in a box, and so these would never have had a chance to lean.

Re: Classical music currently playing.

Posted: 25 Aug 2019 04:21
by DarthMaul
Update: Two Telemann records are going to get played, cleaned up and put on my iTunes library before I get to the Haydn symphonies. One of these records is on the Erato label, the other is on Telefunken.

I have made a decision to halt the unwarping of those Haydn records. I decided that my previous copy will get used instead. They were perfectly good to my ears last time. However, the box had a broken hinge and wear on its front side, so I switched the records and put them into the box of my first copy. The first of the warped records didn't fully unwarp, even though I had it in the groovy pouch for 8 hours.

Re: Classical music currently playing.

Posted: 28 Aug 2019 19:44
by JDJX
Vivaldi - Concertos For a Viola D'amore (and stings)

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BTW, anyone know of anyone who still plays this contrived but great sounding old instrument?
As I understand it, it was hard to tune and play.

Re: Classical music currently playing.

Posted: 28 Aug 2019 22:46
by jdjohn
DarthMaul wrote:
24 Aug 2019 19:00
Looks like it's time to break out the vinyl flat in addition to cleaning them.
I have one of these as well. Curious as to any tricks/tips you use with yours. For pure warps, it works great, for dishing around the edges, I have found it hit-or-miss...understandably.

The Low heat setting is practically useless IME. Medium can work, but takes forever. I now go straight to High, and watch the thermometer. If it gets too hot, I move down to Med for a few minutes, then bump back up to High. High seems to be the only setting that will get the temp up to 150 degrees F, which seems to be necessary in order to be effective. I guess a REALLY thin record might work with a lower heat setting, but with everything I've tried to fix so far, the temp needs to be pretty high, AND the time at least 2 hours 30 minutes.

What has worked best for you? :-k

P.S. I guess we could start a new thread for this.

Re: Classical music currently playing.

Posted: 28 Aug 2019 22:57
by DarthMaul
jdjohn wrote:
28 Aug 2019 22:46
DarthMaul wrote:
24 Aug 2019 19:00
Looks like it's time to break out the vinyl flat in addition to cleaning them.
I have one of these as well. Curious as to any tricks/tips you use with yours. For pure warps, it works great, for dishing around the edges, I have found it hit-or-miss...understandably.

The Low heat setting is practically useless IME. Medium can work, but takes forever. I now go straight to High, and watch the thermometer. If it gets too hot, I move down to Med for a few minutes, then bump back up to High. High seems to be the only setting that will get the temp up to 150 degrees F, which seems to be necessary in order to be effective. I guess a REALLY thin record might work with a lower heat setting, but with everything I've tried to fix so far, the temp needs to be pretty high, AND the time at least 2 hours 30 minutes.

What has worked best for you? :-k

P.S. I guess we could start a new thread for this.
The best I can do is use my earlier vinyl flat with the plastic rings for 8 hours in my groovy pouch. As long as I clean the records prior to doing this, everything turns out fine. I don't like using methods that take short amounts of time. They're risky. Mine goes up to 120 degrees.

Re: Classical music currently playing.

Posted: 28 Aug 2019 23:28
by jdjohn
Got it, thanks. I never dreamed of leaving it in that long, but I was just reading about others doing that as well...and even longer. I'd definitely need to drop the temp down for that. Thanks again!

Re: Classical music currently playing.

Posted: 29 Aug 2019 22:53
by DarthMaul
jdjohn wrote:
28 Aug 2019 23:28
Got it, thanks. I never dreamed of leaving it in that long, but I was just reading about others doing that as well...and even longer. I'd definitely need to drop the temp down for that. Thanks again!
And keep the vinyl flat inside the groovy pouch for an extended time after unplugging the pouch from the outlet. Let the vinyl flat cool down more gradually.

Re: Classical music currently playing.

Posted: 30 Aug 2019 02:47
by Gravitar8
Viola D'amore! Maybe not as hard to tune and play as the glass harmonium ;)
JDJX wrote:
28 Aug 2019 19:44
Vivaldi - Concertos For a Viola D'amore (and stings)

attachment=0]006V_VDAxxx.jpg[/attachment]

BTW, anyone know of anyone who still plays this contrived but great sounding old instrument?
As I understand it, it was hard to tune and play.

Re: Classical music currently playing.

Posted: 30 Aug 2019 13:06
by JDJX