Classical music currently playing.

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Post by C2H3Cln2 » 15 Oct 2015 05:29

"Dinu Lipatti's piano playing was, and is, widely appreciated for the absolute purity of his interpretations, at the service of which he used a masterful pianistic technique. Lipatti is particularly noted for his interpretations of Chopin, Mozart and Bach."
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Post by C2H3Cln2 » 17 Oct 2015 06:32

Top 10 of 1720. #1 Pachelbel: Canon =D>
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Post by C2H3Cln2 » 17 Oct 2015 07:02

Symphony No.2 Monte London Symphony. "lean, vibrant, vital" RCA 1959
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Post by C2H3Cln2 » 17 Oct 2015 18:13

Found this, still sealed, at the place I teach... Not the best quality recording. :(
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Post by C2H3Cln2 » 18 Oct 2015 06:35

Leopold Stokowski, RCA Victor LSC-2471 - 1961 Stokowski was a lifelong champion of contemporary composers, giving many premieres of new music during his 60-year conducting career.

"...the three personalities [ Liszt, Unesco, Smetana ], so different, had one thing in common: love of country and the gift of expressing the passions, nostalgia and capricious impulses of their compatriots through the language of Music." --From the liner notes.
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Post by C2H3Cln2 » 18 Oct 2015 06:59

Phase 4 Stereo was a branch of London Records created in 1961. Phase 4 Stereo supposedly created better sound by being recorded on a 10-channel, and later 20-channel, recording console.
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Post by C2H3Cln2 » 18 Oct 2015 07:31

This is an earlier recording, 1958 of Rimsky -Korsakoff Scheherazade, conducted by Pierre Monteux
with the London Symphony. I think I prefer Stokowski's slightly faster tempo of the same. As for the "phase 4" quality of sound, it is superior to the "Orthophonic" High Fidelity RCA recording. I do prefer the album cover, though :lol:
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Post by jives11 » 18 Oct 2015 10:20

I do love the Phase 4 sound, I'll now pretty much buy most things on that label, got a great Stan Kenton double album (Live in London) and previously got a Benny Goodman ("Live in Stockholm").

I've acquired a few Scheherazade's but , for me, this is the one

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Post by C2H3Cln2 » 18 Oct 2015 15:03

jives11 wrote:I do love the Phase 4 sound, I'll now pretty much buy most things on that label, got a great Stan Kenton double album (Live in London) and previously got a Benny Goodman ("Live in Stockholm").

I've acquired a few Scheherazade's but , for me, this is the one

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I do enjoy listening to various performances of the same piece. I looked up this Kenton pressing, it's a pricey album on the used market... must be worth it. The Phase 4 recordings are impressive.

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Post by jives11 » 18 Oct 2015 20:57

There is a separate thread on London Phase 4 recordings herehttps://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_f ... +4#p643977 , London being the US brand name for the UK company DECCA, just as Angel was for EMI . They are not that rare here. I got the Kenton double from a local second hand record shop for £8 and I think the owner knows the value of records fairly well. Its in VG+ condition. I think the DECCA branded ones are moderately common in the UK. I'd like to get the Bernard Herrmann Movie Soundtracks on Phase 4. While in Amsterdam I saw a double album on Phase 4 of John Barry James Bond music, but it was €40. maybe I should have got it, never seen it before.

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Post by C2H3Cln2 » 18 Oct 2015 22:04

Picked up a nice little collection of Toscanini albums from the 1970s:
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Post by praxicoide » 19 Oct 2015 00:26

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.

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Post by cats squirrel » 19 Oct 2015 01:16

I, too, have several Shez, including the Phase 4 recording, which I don't get on with too well, maybe it's the cartridge I'm using at the moment, an AT92ECD, but I'll re-investigate.

Yes several recordings of the same piece can be very illuminating, but usually I end up liking bits from many, not one ticks all the boxes, a bit like life, really! :lol:

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Post by C2H3Cln2 » 19 Oct 2015 02:23

"Ase's Death" on the 'Peer Gynt Suite' is played so quietly, that I had to clean the album twice, in order to prevent any surface noise to overpower the muted strings :!: btw, this is one of several albums that I acquired from the library when they were divesting themselves of all things vinyl! Despite the "work horse" role of these, they were in wonderful condition. Soon, my library will be all in the 'clouds.'
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