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by Prometheus
Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2364690

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Mahler-Symphonies 3, 4, 5, and 7-Bertini-EMI.

Bought this box a bit ago mostly due to the overflowing praise I have seen on this site and others.

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by Prometheus
Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A sad note....
Replies: 40
Views: 3700

Re: A sad note....

Sincere condolences to both you and your family.
May peace surround you.
by Prometheus
Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are your Favourite Haydn Symphonies?
Replies: 14
Views: 2740

Re: What are your Favourite Haydn Symphonies?

One thing I miss that doesn't seem to have made it into the digital realm -- actually I'm hoping somebody proves me wrong -- is the "Appendices" volume of the Antal Dorati Haydn symphony set. This was a 2 LP set with a number of interesting items on the periphery of the Haydn canon. It contained th...
by Prometheus
Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2364690

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Haydn-String Quartets Op. 76-Takacs-Decca.

Well played set. The minuet of OP. 76 No. 2 was repeated a few times. :)

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by Prometheus
Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2364690

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Haydn-London Symphonies vol 2 -Davis-Phillips.

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by Prometheus
Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2364690

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Beethoven-Violin Concerto-Zinman-Arte Nova. I have found Zinman's Beethoven concerto series superior to his acclaimed symphony cycle. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/6198DAY4SGL._SL500_AA300_.jpg One of my favourite recordings of the VC - the orchestra sounds great [esp. the tympani] and Tetz...
by Prometheus
Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3916
Views: 486711

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

Prokofiev-Symphonies-Kitajenko-Phoenix.

Picked up this set as well as the Barshai Shostakovich.

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by Prometheus
Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3916
Views: 486711

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

Shostakovich-Symphony 5-Barshai-Brilliant. The ending of the Fifth is significantly slower compared to the two Bernstein recordings I have. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/217PRGZ979L._SL500_AA300_.jpg Barshai uses the original tempo indicated in the score: Bernstein (& later Mravinsky) used ...
by Prometheus
Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:45 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2364690

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Beethoven-Violin Concerto-Zinman-Arte Nova.

I have found Zinman's Beethoven concerto series superior to his acclaimed symphony cycle.

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by Prometheus
Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3916
Views: 486711

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

Shostakovich-Symphony 5-Barshai-Brilliant.

The ending of the Fifth is significantly slower compared to the two Bernstein recordings I have.

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by Prometheus
Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Spokeo and privacy of personal information
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Spokeo and privacy of personal information

Spokeo- http://www.spokeo.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spokeo For those that do not desire such personal information to be available to just anyone: I had heard of this website some time ago. Back then it would perform people searches and would list names and the state of residence, but not muc...
by Prometheus
Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2364690

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Suk-Fantastic Scherzo / Summer Tale-Mackerras-Decca.

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by Prometheus
Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3916
Views: 486711

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

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Had my sights on this one for a while. The majority of the pieces I only have 1 recording of so it will be nice to have alternates.
by Prometheus
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2364690

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Mahler-Des Knaben Wunderhorn-Hampson-DG.

Gave this a first listen tonight.

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by Prometheus
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2364690

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Stravinsky-The Firebird-Craft-Naxos. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HojJfCkoL._SL500_AA300_.jpg Ah, that's a disc that has tempted me quite a lot recently. Is it a good one Prometheus? :?: :idea: I like especially that recording of The Firebird very well. There's even a small detail of the...
by Prometheus
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3916
Views: 486711

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

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41OWYZbQfYL._SL500_AA300_.jpg I have Hampson singing the Wunderhorn songs in their piano version, but not in the arranged for chamber version that is presented here. How is that, I heard the playing was a little scratchy... It is okay. It is not stellar. I like...
by Prometheus
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3916
Views: 486711

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

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I have Hampson singing the Wunderhorn songs in their piano version, but not in the arranged for chamber version that is presented here.
by Prometheus
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Paul Lewis
Replies: 24
Views: 2169

Re: Paul Lewis

ravel30 wrote:First of all, Happy New Year to every CMG members. I have not written here for a while.

Matt.

Happy New Year to you too! Good to see you back! :D
by Prometheus
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2364690

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Stravinsky-The Firebird-Craft-Naxos.

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by Prometheus
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2364690

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Like Prometheus I have also been listening to Bruckner´s colossal Symphony Nr. 5. In fact I have been listening to 2 versions, both with the great Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the above with Bernard Haitink and the also recently issued Lorin Maazel in the same BR label part of a 1999 complete...
by Prometheus
Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dog + piano + howling = _______
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Dog + piano + howling = _______

Nice. :)

In terms of dogs playing the piano I have previously seen this edited version of a dog playing the Toccata of Prokofiev.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhGve2tZ7qo
by Prometheus
Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2364690

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Bruckner-Symphony 5-Harnoncourt-RCA.

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by Prometheus
Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3916
Views: 486711

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

Fergus wrote:
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Fischer-Dieskau and Gerald Moore make for a very winning combination by all accounts.
Agreed. I have those 3 song cycles on EMI with both of them and they are great recordings.
by Prometheus
Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2364690

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Brahms-Piano Works-Oppitz-RCA.

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by Prometheus
Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Babylon Wales: Chalkie Davies
Replies: 32
Views: 2216

Re: Babylon Wales: Chalkie Davies

Thanks for sharing, Chalkie! :)
by Prometheus
Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Mahler's Second----best recording....?!
Replies: 46
Views: 6873

Re: Mahler's Second----best recording....?!

Like many above I very much like the Klemperer, Mehta, and Bernstein recordings.

My favorite in terms of the last five or so minutes would likely be Tennstedt with the LPO from the EMI box set. I find it to have the best balance of the finale.
by Prometheus
Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2364690

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Haydn-Complete String Quartets-Angeles String Quartet-Phillips.

Over the course of the past few days I have listened to this 21 disc box set in order. Much enjoyed! :)

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by Prometheus
Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2364690

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Wagner-Das Rheingold-Solti-Decca.

Listened to this and followed along with the libretto. Sound is excellent and having a libretto makes everything better after the Bohm set not including one. :)

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by Prometheus
Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2364690

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

....If I can get a copy of the entire set at a reasonable price I'll snap it up... That cycle should be in every (Mahler) collection :wink: I only have the 1st and 8th from that cycle. I have heard good things about it, but it is out of print and rather expensive. Hopefully it will be reissued one ...
by Prometheus
Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2364690

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

karlhenning wrote:
Prometheus wrote:Shostakovich-Songs-Delos.
I haven't heard that volume; but the volume I have heard (vol. 3, 1922-1942) is excellent!

Cheers,
~Karl
This is the only volume I have as well. It is quite good! It appears there are 5 volumes in total.
by Prometheus
Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy 2011 CMGers!
Replies: 15
Views: 1011

Re: Happy 2011 CMGers!

Happy New Year, everyone! :D
by Prometheus
Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:19 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2364690

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Shostakovich-Songs-Delos.

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by Prometheus
Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2364690

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Tallis-Complete Works-Dixon-Brilliant.

Some selections from this box set today.

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by Prometheus
Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2364690

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Seán wrote:
Prometheus wrote:Mahler-Symphony 2 for 2 pianos-Behn and Weber-Musicaphon.

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I must get a copy of that recording.
It's a good alternate perspective of the work. I have heard that Bruno Walter made a transcription as well, but I do not think it has been recorded.
by Prometheus
Sat Dec 25, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3916
Views: 486711

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

The only Ring Cycle I own is that of the live one with Bohm. I have heard so much of this one that I decided to see what difference Solti in the studio sounds like. The fact that it comes with a libretto is a plus.

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by Prometheus
Sat Dec 25, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2364690

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Mahler-Symphony 2 for 2 pianos-Behn and Weber-Musicaphon.

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by Prometheus
Sat Dec 25, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Merry Christmas CMGers!
Replies: 28
Views: 2242

Re: Merry Christmas CMGers!

Happy Holidays to all! :D
by Prometheus
Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2364690

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

A Festival of Carols-Robert Shaw-RCA.

The only seasonal music I've heard recently has been in stores so I figured I'd give this disc a spin.

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by Prometheus
Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Seán reaches 4,000 Posts...
Replies: 21
Views: 1319

Re: Seán reaches 4,000 Posts...

Congratulations!! :D
by Prometheus
Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Best "First" symphonies
Replies: 69
Views: 7921

Re: Best "First" symphonies

Chalkperson wrote:
Prometheus wrote:Mahler, Berlioz, Bruckner, Beethoven, Brahms, Kalinnikov.
Kalinnikov's 1st is excellent, but, it's his only really good work, the Suites are OK, but only just...
The only other work of his I have is the 2nd symphony. It is good, but not like the 1st.
by Prometheus
Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 2010 Eclipse
Replies: 0
Views: 347

2010 Eclipse

Anyone view the eclipse last night? Any able to get a good view or take pictures?

I found a dark place outside to watch the progression of darkness for about 3 hours. It was mildly cloudy, but the view and experience was overall worth the loss of sleep.
by Prometheus
Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Best "First" symphonies
Replies: 69
Views: 7921

Re: Best "First" symphonies

Mahler, Berlioz, Bruckner, Beethoven, Brahms, Kalinnikov.
by Prometheus
Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2364690

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Mussorgsky-Khovanshchina-Leskovitch-Opera D'Oro

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by Prometheus
Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 3916
Views: 486711

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

Both of these pieces are new to me.

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by Prometheus
Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2364690

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Shostakovich-Suite on Verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti, Four Verses of Captain Lebyadkin-Fischer-Dieskau and Ashkenazy-Decca.

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by Prometheus
Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tchaikovsky (complete) ballets
Replies: 25
Views: 3175

Re: Tchaikovsky (complete) ballets

1-Swan Lake
2-The Nutcracker
3-The Sleeping Beauty

Very much agree with the reasoning offered by stenka razin.
by Prometheus
Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2364690

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Prokofiev-Complete works for cello and piano-Lazareva and Ivashkin-Chandos.

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by Prometheus
Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Tchaikovsky (complete) ballets
Replies: 25
Views: 3175

Re: Tchaikovsky (complete) ballets

Darren,

The only performances I have of the 3 ballets are from this box set with Richard Bonynge. I find the set to be of good quality.

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by Prometheus
Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2364690

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Tchaikovsky-Swan Lake and The Nutcracker-Bonynge-Decca.

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by Prometheus
Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 2364690

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Beethoven-Cello Sonatas Vol 1-Kliegel and Tichman-Naxos.

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