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by T. Schurk
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 128
Views: 46088

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

I've had time this morning to listen to both Brahms concerti with Serkin/Szell, and as I remembered, they are magnificent, probably more exacting in execution than any other I've heard ( and that's most of what's been available) passionate, lyrical in the slow movements, stormy and tempestuous when ...
by T. Schurk
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 128
Views: 46088

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Perhaps you could point out more exactly where you hear "sloppiness" and "odd tempi" in the Serkin/Szell/Brahms, either by timing points in the recordings, or audio example. I've never heard or read of any such criticisms, at least of that nature from anywhere else. Do these tempo anomalies appear i...
by T. Schurk
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 128
Views: 46088

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Well, I'm going to add my 2 cent's worth, since I've lived with most of these recordings for 4+ decades. First of all, I've listened to the Serkin/Szell Brahms concerti since they were first issued and don't find either any sloppiness or odd tempi. They're magnificent! As for favorite selections I a...
by T. Schurk
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: With its concertmaster still suspended, Cleveland suspends 2nd player: looking into trombonist's sexual misconduct
Replies: 2
Views: 1007

Re: With its concertmaster still suspended, Cleveland suspends 2nd player: looking into trombonist's sexual misconduct

Looks like the orchestra isn't willing to let this slide. Like the trombonist at the train station said, I rest my case.
by T. Schurk
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 128
Views: 46088

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Yes indeed! I received mine from ClassicSelect 2 weeks ago on August 23. Fantastic box, sturdy, great hardbound book, terrific sound work, most impressive!
by T. Schurk
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 128
Views: 46088

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

I'd like to add a specific example of the superiority of at least one remastering in the new Szell box. It concerns the Smetana Bartered Bride overture. In the older Masterworks Heritage release (with the last 3 Dvorak syms, etc) the sound in this piece is very center, almost mono sounding, especial...
by T. Schurk
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 128
Views: 46088

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

And I just received confirmation from Sony Classical that the box is indeed 106 discs, not the expanded 112. So no Salzburg and Szigeti, and the original list is the correct one. (From the Sony Classical Facebook page).
by T. Schurk
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 128
Views: 46088

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

It seems that the Szell box has been expanded by 6 discs to a total of 112 according to quite a few pre- order sites, that now list (from disc 100 through 112, 1 through 99 remaining the same) the last 12 discs as follows... CD 100: Smetana - Má Vlast, JB1:112: II. Vltava Smetana - Má Vlast, JB1:112...
by T. Schurk
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 128
Views: 46088

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

For those who have Spotify, the first dozen and a half discs in the Szell box are available in their new remasterings, and from my samplings ( not withstanding Spotify's bit rate) my verdict is they've done a wonderful job. I listened to the 1957 Brahms 1 ( rec. March 1& 2, '57, a week after the fir...
by T. Schurk
Sun May 13, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 128
Views: 46088

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

The date info on the HMV/Japan disc listing for disc 14, Dvorak Slavonic dances is incorrect. This first complete set by Szell, in mono, was recorded over 2 different sessions - Feb. 24 -26 and March 16 - 17, 1956. And for Lance - the Dvorak Piano Concerto was issued on CD in United Archives Szell e...
by T. Schurk
Sat May 12, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 128
Views: 46088

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

I inquired to Sony Classical as to whether Robert Russ (producer of the Serkin, Munch, and Reiner boxes - all fine issues) was producing the Szell box, and they replied..".Hi Todd, The George Szell Box is being produced by our in-house producer Robert Russ with engineers from Swan Studios, NYC, Andr...
by T. Schurk
Mon May 07, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 128
Views: 46088

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Ugh, if you type "Szell" into the Hmv/Japan search box, it will bring up the listing. The translation is hilarious as usual, but the disc by disc content looks pretty accurate for the most part.
by T. Schurk
Mon May 07, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 128
Views: 46088

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

If this link works, here is a disc by disc listing for the Szell box. It looks to be complete, the only thing missing is the Tokyo/1970 live, which wasn't a Columbia/Epic release. http://www.hmv.co.jp/artist_Box-Set-Cla ... em_ジョージ・セル/ザ・コンプリート・アルバム・コレクション(106CD)_8780845
by T. Schurk
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 128
Views: 46088

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Nope, not missing, the Christmas items by Szell/Cleveland are included in the coming big box!
by T. Schurk
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 128
Views: 46088

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Hi Lance, though the initial listing omits the Smetana Bartered Bride dances, these were issued originally on Epic BC 1268 alongside Dvorak Carnival overture and Moldau - which are in the listing, so I'm pretty sure that they will be there. The Szell/Tokyo was issued long after Szell passed, so it m...
by T. Schurk
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: How much music on discs can we really digest?
Replies: 18
Views: 3486

Re: How much music on discs can we really digest?

Maestrob mirrors my thoughts on record collecting to an uncanny degree! I can only add that he's about 2,500 records ahead of me, which means that I better get down to work!
by T. Schurk
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Welcome to CMG, Todd Schurk!
Replies: 4
Views: 1227

Re: Welcome to CMG, Todd Schurk!

Thanks! Happy to take part!
by T. Schurk
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs
Replies: 128
Views: 46088

Re: George Szell - Sony Complete Columbia & Epic Album Collection out this August, 106 discs

Hi all, this is the thread that got me to register, and this my first post. It's in reference to Lance's point about the Szell box not being absolutely complete. Off hand Lance, do you have an idea of what exactly might be missing? You mentioned possibly some of the Epic releases. I'm going to sprin...