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by CharmNewton
Sun Apr 24, 2005 9:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: CD "rot" - I've got it - first time this bad!
Replies: 37
Views: 6570

[quote= Funny, when I looked at these, the Caruso probably a year ago, I didn't see this kind of deterioration. I acquired them when issued so it took all this time for them to finally start showing these signs. [/quote] It could be that the playing of the discs accelerated the problem. Since the pl...
by CharmNewton
Sun Apr 24, 2005 3:27 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Anna Netrebko at the BBC Proms
Replies: 14
Views: 3450

Corlyss doesn't watch DVDs of operas, anyway. And even if she did, she couldn't possibly gain its fullest enjoyment. She doesn't have her DVD player hooked into her stereo system. She and Anthony Tommasini are soul mates. Corlyss, say it isn't so. :D On Classic Arts Showcase, I saw an excerpt of on...
by CharmNewton
Sun Apr 24, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: CD "rot" - I've got it - first time this bad!
Replies: 37
Views: 6570

Corlyss_D wrote:Gee! And think! SACDs appear just in time to salvage the industry from the long-predicted deterioration of the medium!!! Is that timing or what?
And since the hybrids are dual layer, if one of them should deteriorate, there is a built in backup. :D

John
by CharmNewton
Sun Apr 24, 2005 3:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: CD "rot" - I've got it - first time this bad!
Replies: 37
Views: 6570

... I have all the Rachmaninoff LPs which had been released in 1973 during the Rachmaninoff Centennial, so I took them out of storage and now I play them instead. Dave While the LPs duplicate about 99.99% of the content of the CDs, the one difference centers on the first (1924) recording of the 2nd...
by CharmNewton
Sat Apr 23, 2005 10:49 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: CD "rot" - I've got it - first time this bad!
Replies: 37
Views: 6570

Here is a list of stamper numbers for the Complete Rachmaninoff Disc 1-11/93 3DA2 Disc 2-12/93 3DA4 Disc 3-12/93 1DA3 Disc 4-12/93 2DB1 Disc 5-11/93 2DA1 Disc 6-11/93 2DB1 Disc 7-12/93 2DB7 Disc 8-12/93 1DA4 Disc 9-12/93 1DA3 Disc 10-11/93 2DA1 For the Complete Caruso Disc 1-6/93 3DA4 Disc 2-9/93 2D...
by CharmNewton
Sat Apr 23, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: CD "rot" - I've got it - first time this bad!
Replies: 37
Views: 6570

I have both sets and so far both are fine. I acquired both sets through the BMG club at least 10 years ago and probably 12-13 years ago so I will certainly keep an eye on them. There is nothing on the discs or boxes to indicate that these were specially pressed for the club and only carry the origin...
by CharmNewton
Sat Apr 23, 2005 5:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Anna Netrebko at the BBC Proms
Replies: 14
Views: 3450

Well Corlyss, I didn't want to mention the great Nedda-Silvio duet she did with Hvorostovkky on the St. Petersburg Gala DVD (unfortunately not yet released in the U.S.) from Pagliacci. I know how you feel about that opera. :D

John
by CharmNewton
Sat Apr 23, 2005 3:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Anna Netrebko at the BBC Proms
Replies: 14
Views: 3450

Corlyss, check out Netrebko in Russlan and Ludmilla. THe costumes are gorgeous and she has real stage command and a beautiful lyric soprano voice. I didn't see the Discovery program and anyone can have an off day, but the critical quote sounds a bit like sniping and yapping to me. She's the hottest ...
by CharmNewton
Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:32 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Bad news for reissue labels
Replies: 18
Views: 3930

Ralph, if the Federal Appeals Court were to rule against naxos, would it (or is this just one possibility) ultimately mean that Naxos violated EMI's copyright in New York but not in other states which do not provide perpetual protection and that the Court's decision would be enforceable in any state...
by CharmNewton
Sun Apr 17, 2005 2:19 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: In your opinion, how does The "Rach TWO" ...
Replies: 14
Views: 3079

While I haven't heard the Graffman/Bernstein recording in 15 years, I remember liking it very much then and was also impressed by the excellent quality of the recording. Right now, I really love the Zimerman/Ozawa recording on DG, which combines poetry, fire and awesome recorded sound. I'm looking f...
by CharmNewton
Sun Apr 17, 2005 1:58 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Bad news for reissue labels
Replies: 18
Views: 3930

If I understand this decision, it says that Capitol can proceed with a suit against Naxos based on New York common law which grants pertetual protection to the owner of the property in question. Since pre-1972 recordings have no Federal copyright protection, any judgements from such a suit would onl...
by CharmNewton
Sun Apr 17, 2005 1:26 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: REVIEW: Neglected CELLO concertos by Pleyel
Replies: 1
Views: 1027

Lance, thanks for mentioning this set. I will keep an eye out for it (I just ordered the Nelsova Decca recordings, so I don't want to get too carried away). I wasn't aware of these pieces. Pleyel was a prolific composer, especially of chamber music and some for unusual instrumental combinations. Slo...