I'm going to be doing a bit of downloading today:. Come on, chaps, what classical music have you been listening to? Jerry, have you given up posting on this thread?? You asked for a classical music section, mate - now you hardly ever post here…. Shake a leg, folks!! Ok - let's be honest - I'd file them under 'old tat from the attic', but I might be wrong! There may well be some excellent music making there, I really don't know.
Pianists - Katchen, Solomon - OK, legendary but not to my taste. Cziffra - good. Sargent as a conductor - OKish, occasionally excellent. I'll post some of my recent listening later. Some LP listening over the last few days You asked for a classical music section, mate - now you hardly ever post here.
I think Jerry is too busy posting on TAS these days. Hmm - interesting, you seem to be picking up mainly old obscure recordings recently that I wouldn't personally go near, Marco! As ever, all constructive feedback is appreciated! Nice one - churz! An excellent organ recital on this freebie magazine CD CD - Bach transcriptions for piano. All are good, the Chaconne is superb - he really goes for it, tumultuous! Indian classical. Wot I'm playing now my wife's not in! Actually, it's rather good, in a weird kind of way.
Ok, some more charity finds all minty vinyl 99p eachthis time from various shops in Welshpool. Jerry, I saw your good lady and you in the British Heart Foundation this afternoon, but had to rush off because my dad, who was with me, was parked on a yellow line! Part of the Golden Treasury of Immortal Performances. Chopin - Concerto No2 in F Minor.
Entrance of the Gods, Ride of the Valkyries. Double album. If anything stands out, Jerry, please highlight it. I'm a bit jealous of these that Marco beat me to Bloody hell - it was you!
My car was having some work done to it nearby in Knockinand my dad and Paris Philharmonic Orchestra Choir - Liszt Missa Chorals (Vinyl were killing some time before collecting the car, so we popped into Welshpool, and I had a rummage through the charity shops for some vinyl - well, you know me!
Ah, so I Paris Philharmonic Orchestra Choir - Liszt Missa Chorals (Vinyl to avoid buying some tat after all! Marco may have beaten me to some nice classical LPs yesterday, but I picked up these the other day in a Welsh town that will remain nameless!
Why didn't I snap a load of these up when they were in print? Bizarre coincidence just received and spnning Heifetz Bruch breathtaking. JPG LP. Giulini is a bit slow and ponderous in his intro, but my goodness when Zimerman comes in it all turns to pure magic! Decca Berlin Philharmoniker cond. Herbert von Karajan Beethoven and the Cleveland Orchestra, cond.
The RCA issues, though, are extremely fine by any standards. I have two pressings of the Triple Concerto with that quartet of talent, and many other versions besides. Although it requires three soloists I have seen a few versions - and heard one live, the Trio de Milano - where an established Piano Trio take on the soloists roles.
This is probably the go-to version, but I enjoyed others as well. JPG Cant quite read that but vivaldi's concertos for Mandolin are without exception simply fabulous. Even the modern interpretations on guitar are at least as good. Before I forget, possibly my favourite disc of all Don't often listen to classicalbut I usually have time for this which I'm listening to at the moment : Rimsky Korsakov - Scheherezade Absolutely beautiful :.
Don't often listen to classicalbut I usually have time for this which I'm listening to at the moment : Rimsky Paris Philharmonic Orchestra Choir - Liszt Missa Chorals (Vinyl - Scheherezade Absolutely beautiful : Agreed, which recording do you listen to? Just bought this for 99p in my local Oxfam, and this was not my best bargan of the day by a long way!
Very seasonal, and pretty well recorded too! I see it was recorded in St Giles' Cripplegate, London, and they have caught the acoustic marvellously. Cant quite read that but vivaldi's concertos for Mandolin are without exception simply fabulous.
That's a strange recording, actually, Andrei - a 25p charity shop bargain - a German LP of various Vivaldi concertos including mandolin, but the orchestra is called a zupforchester - a whole orchestra made up of mandolins - a huge strumming sound - amazing! Thanks Marco - I've not been to Hay for a couple of years or so - Lindsey is a book person and she enjoys the occasional visit.
It's about an hour from us. I didn't know about the Broad St shop you mention - looks like another visit to Hay is due! We found a lovely quaint little 12th Century inn too, in Dorstone, just outside of Hay. Anyway, I digress! So - I should delay our Hay visit to give the shops a chance to restock on classical vinyl and CDs? Fortunately for you, lolwhen we hit there, Del was hungry so we made a fast exit to the pub!
Was giving this a spin earlier. I love a bit of Ms Norman, but she is the icing on a very lovely cake with Julia Varady all impassioned intensity as the composer, and Edita Gruberova all sparkle as Zerbinetta and the originally Philips recording a lovely blend of chamber intimacy and warm ambience. Some how it is difficult to imagine massed.
Yep, very like the balalaika Album). Nicely articulated, natural unspectacular recording, especially the winds. I enjoyed it.
Fantastic sound quality and performance - in fact I have volume 2 rather than the one shown and have just ordered another from the series vol 4. Guillou is always interesting - sometimes in a good way, sometimes kind of eccentric. And the Dorian sq is excellent. Very nice performances, and well recorded analog master. Hmm, curious - earlier this eve I listened to Shosty 4th conducted by Barshai. Yes, a hotch potch of a symphony, but strangely compelling! It takes a few seconds to adjust to the sound of the flute in this music usually played on cello or viola, with piano but after that the superb musicianship comes through.
A wonderful disc! Henry Purcell - Hail! Which Is your favourite? There was a recent Radio 3 programme on the various recorded versions of the Ode to St Cecilia. Now playing On LP. Has no-one been playing any classical music for the last 4 days? I think not LIked that so much I almost peed my pants : Really?
LIked that so much I almost peed my pants : Almost? Better check the wetness indicator on Album) waistband of your inco-pants! Takuo Yuasa Naxos 8. It did come out larger than life I quite enjoyed it actually; so much so that I dug out some more I could find ps, the 4 arrived today. Oops - sorry about the smashed case : I thought I'd packaged them well.
Two great musicians having an off day. Harmonia Mundi HMC This is a remastering of the original recording. Naturally it is a monophonic recording, which in places seems a little worse for ware probably understandable given the tape technology of the time.
In fact I found the sound was distorted on many of the orchestral tuttis, but I also appreciated the very large dynamics captured: the low-level opening is especially good, but when the orchestra comes in fully, the sound is definitely distorted. Also being monophonic and played over a pair of speakers, all the instruments appear on top of one another spatially, an effect I dislike. However this is ameliorated if played over a single speaker: as it would have been if listening to the concert performed in Berlin March on the radio.
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