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by arthound
Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2954750

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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SQ 7 is one of my favourites...
by arthound
Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Shostakovich: Symps. 1-15 (your favorite cycle collection)
Replies: 64
Views: 8786

Re: Shostakovich: Symps. 1-15 (your favorite cycle collectio

I had the Aulos Kondrashin set and passed it onto a friend when I picked up the latest Melodiya remastering. Although I had read that the later was a superior remastering I couldn't really detect a lot of difference. The Melodiya 'Pizza ' Box is however much easier to get hold of at a decent price a...
by arthound
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:29 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2954750

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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From Abbado's Vienna cycle...
by arthound
Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Wagner Year: The great Wagner recordings.
Replies: 168
Views: 29454

Re: Wagner Year: The great Wagner recordings.

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Thanks Pepe. What do you think of the Sawallisch Ring and Pappano's Tristan?
by arthound
Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Wagner Year: The great Wagner recordings.
Replies: 168
Views: 29454

Re: Wagner Year: The great Wagner recordings.

Hello Jose Thank you for starting this post. I have neglected Wagner for many years but one day I was listening to a Stokowski CD which included the amazing prelude to Act III of Tristan and this lead me to focus more on picking up some recordings. I was wondering what your opinion was of Barenboim'...
by arthound
Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4072
Views: 976492

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

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by arthound
Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Schubert D960 Klaviersonate
Replies: 24
Views: 8271

Re: Schubert D960 Klaviersonate

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by arthound
Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2954750

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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I've been collecting this composer lately. The set of 'Symphonic Minutes' is wonderful and should be more well known - it would make a great 'opener' at a concert.
by arthound
Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2954750

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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This is one of the best CDs Naxos ever released IMO. A Haydn sleeper...
by arthound
Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2954750

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Wonderfully spirited performances - great sound too!
Yup... :D
The organ on the opening track sounds great. I hope that Podger continues with more Vivaldi for this label.
by arthound
Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2954750

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Wonderfully spirited performances - great sound too!
by arthound
Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4072
Views: 976492

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

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Has anyone heard this? Good reviews and I like the cover.
by arthound
Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4072
Views: 976492

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

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Just ordered on pre-release. Apparently it has Neumann's 1970 analogue symphony cycle remastered for its first CD release.

Now someone can tell me that it's been available for years in Japan... :mrgreen:
by arthound
Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Opinions sought on Philippe Herreweghe's Bach recordings.
Replies: 12
Views: 2360

Re: Opinions sought on Philippe Herreweghe's Bach recordings

I ordered it Sean even though I have a lot of the recordings already. I figured that I will sell the individual CDs I have at some stage and make most of the money back. Overall I find PH to have a more blended, smoother sound than many HIP performers and I look towards Koopman's recordings for a co...
by arthound
Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2954750

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Bartok and HVK - full fat milk with double whipped cream... but I like it.
by arthound
Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Debussy Collection
Replies: 13
Views: 4759

Re: The Debussy Collection

Hi Matt I have been interested in the Sony set but am trying to find a more detailed track listing to see how many of the recordings I actually have. Let me know if you find one... By the way I recently picked up this 4 CD set of piano works played by Albert Ferber from Amazon UK. It's a beautiful c...
by arthound
Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2954750

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Very HIP Haydn and Very Non-HIP Handel.
by arthound
Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Leonid Kogan - opinions?
Replies: 13
Views: 3782

Re: Leonid Kogan - opinions?

One of my favourite artists. The Tchaikovsky concerto in that Brilliant set is wonderful. I am hoping that EMI release an ICON box set of his recordings.
by arthound
Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:47 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Which complete Mozart piano concertos?
Replies: 32
Views: 21025

Re: Which complete Mozart piano concertos?

So many wonderful recordings. I often find myself turning to Schiff, Buchbinder and [surprisingly] Ashkenazy. Haskil is near essential IMO [but not complete] and Barenboim's No. 11 with the BPO is one of my favourite recordings of any piece of music. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51C1fbi%2Br...
by arthound
Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2954750

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Ozawa doesn't seem to get a lot of love around here but this is a superb Mahler 2nd IMO.
by arthound
Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2954750

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Fergus wrote:
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I bought that one in 2011 and I really enjoyed it.
It's a great disc Fergus. I wasn't sure how I would like a HIP performance of these work but am very happy with them!
by arthound
Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4072
Views: 976492

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Hope you continue getting better Darren. Have you picked up this one? Mine is hopefully arriving soon: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51zX2OOOaiL._SL500_AA300_.jpg I, too, am curious aboit that set, I had it in my jpc basket and let it go. Finally arrived around a week ago - it's a superb se...
by arthound
Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4072
Views: 976492

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Hope you continue getting better Darren. Have you picked up this one? Mine is hopefully arriving soon: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51zX2OOOaiL._SL500_AA300_.jpg I, too, am curious aboit that set, I had it in my jpc basket and let it go. Finally arrived around week ago - it's a superb set ...
by arthound
Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2954750

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Symphony number three - one of my favourite Tchaikovsky sets [from an unexpected source].

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The sound is a bit rough but a great performance.
by arthound
Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2954750

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Selections from this fine set. Some of these recordings had been a tad hard of late to pick up till this box came along.
by arthound
Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2954750

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Beethoven: Symphonies 7 & 9 New York Philharmonic & Bruno Walter United Archives http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41tSRaap-uL._SL500_AA300_.jpg This disc was waiting for me when I arrived back home from NYC earlier today. Arthound, just some notes for you on the sound: I compared the 9th on th...
by arthound
Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4072
Views: 976492

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

ContrapunctusIX wrote:Beethoven: Symphonies (complete)
New York Philharmonic & Bruno Walter
United Archives

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I have had my eye on this set - I think that United Archives have recently re-released it. Can you let us know how you get on with it...
by arthound
Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: From Australia Another Top 100 List To Ponder............
Replies: 45
Views: 7232

Re: From Australia Another Top 100 List To Ponder...........

I note there is not a single work by Bela Bartok and not a single work of solo instrumental or chamber music. Lord of the Rings is? Really? This is just garbage. Bartok's 'Concerto for Orchestra' came in at number 42 well above the soundtrack for TLOTR at number 90. And while it is true that large ...
by arthound
Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: From Australia Another Top 100 List To Ponder............
Replies: 45
Views: 7232

Re: From Australia Another Top 100 List To Ponder...........

Stupid? Pointless? Not even worth saying "stupid" and "pointless" about it? :D Merely silly. Any list that sets Shostakovich's 10th symphony side by side with Addinsell's Warsaw Concerto as #s 96 and 97need be read no further. It might be interesting to know how this weirdness was arrived at, but w...
by arthound
Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2954750

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Mozart: Symphonies 40 & 41 New Philharmonia Orchestra & Carlo Maria Giulini Decca http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/2b/6b/fe9f4310fca0923e4f0b5010.L._AA300_.jpg How does this compare to his BPO recording of the same works CPIX? My guess is that the Decca set is brisker :wink: . Good to...
by arthound
Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2954750

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

bombasticDarren wrote:Sibelius - Symphony No.5 (Yoel Levi, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Telarc)

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Levi is a fine conductor of Sibelius IMO.
by arthound
Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4072
Views: 976492

Re: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?

Hope you continue getting better Darren.

Have you picked up this one? Mine is hopefully arriving soon:

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