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by arthound
Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3160897

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Listening to Lenny go for broke in Mahler's second. I hope the neighbours don't mind!
by arthound
Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4098
Views: 1113173

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

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There has been some discussion above about Mahler's 10th - I am very glad to have picked this up for around $7 including shipping!
by arthound
Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3160897

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5; Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra Cleveland Orchestra & George Szell Sony http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51rKUcWtXHL._SL500_AA300_.jpg This performance of Prokofiev's 5th is excellent, one of the best I've heard. Unfortunately, in the Bartok Szell makes a devastating ...
by arthound
Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4098
Views: 1113173

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

Thanks Sean - I am sure I will!

What is your favourite 4th at the moment?
by arthound
Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3160897

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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I can understand - it has divided a lot of listeners. I would be interested to hear what you thought of it if you heard just the last two movements together.

Do you have the live Tennstedt 2nd?
by arthound
Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Taking Stock: Gustav Mahler's Fifth Symphony
Replies: 33
Views: 3192

Re: Taking Stock: Gustav Mahler's Fifth Symphony

My current favorite is a live 1979 performance by Tennstedt and the Phila Orch provided, IIRC, to me a few years back by Barry . Thanks again for this. Far superior to his LSO studio account. A spectacular performance. I am fairly certain that the live Tennstedt performance has been re-released as ...
by arthound
Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 3 Project
Replies: 42
Views: 13558

Re: The Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 3 Project

For a great orchestral experience in this work I find this recording to be superb - newly remastered and a serious rival to Ashkenazy's first recording: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51L0B%2BymoJL._SS400_.jpg Hi arthound! I have heard good things about the Ashkenazy/Ormandy from some and co...
by arthound
Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4098
Views: 1113173

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

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I have a good range of Mahler 4th's but have been collecting Reiner CDs of late and am interested to hear what he does with this work.
by arthound
Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3160897

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EqZ2JXkuL._SL500_AA300_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51hntXIrJVL._SL500_AA300_.jpg I find it hard to think of two more contrasting performances of this work but both are superb. One might object that Boulez undercooks the first movement but to my...
by arthound
Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Kleiber VPO Beethoven 5th revisited
Replies: 27
Views: 4091

Re: Kleiber VPO Beethoven 5th revisited

Here is an interesting article in Gramophone about this topic: http://www.gramophone.net/Issue/Page/April%202005/33/800052/GRAMOPHONE+CLASSICS Like one of the participants in the discussion I have to confess that I find the last movement a bit hard to listen to repeatedly - it takes a special record...
by arthound
Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4098
Views: 1113173

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

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This set tends to fly under the radar but I think that it is a strong contender. Clear, bright and lively playing.
by arthound
Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 3 Project
Replies: 42
Views: 13558

Re: The Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 3 Project

Santiago Rodriguez/McRae - Having loved much of Rodriguez’s recordings of solo Rachmaninov, I wanted to give his Rach 3 a try. The first thing I noticed was the distant miking on this live recording, something I have never liked, for everything sounds too far away, no matter how loud it is played. ...
by arthound
Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3160897

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/t_200/australianeloquence4800713.jpg If you are a fan of Bartok's 'CFO' please try to pick up a copy of this great version with Kubelik conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra... [Heck - if you are reading this post I would be very interested to hear your opinion a...
by arthound
Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bernstein Symphony Edition - 60 CDs
Replies: 21
Views: 9240

Re: Bernstein Symphony Edition - 60 CDs

What do people here think of the Beethoven cycle? Do you like it? Hi Sean I have the Beethoven cycle and like it a lot. It is big-boned, direct and energetic Beethoven. Lenny's later set with the VPO is also well worth while looking into if you don't have it and provides an interesting contrast. Cr...
by arthound
Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bernstein Symphony Edition - 60 CDs
Replies: 21
Views: 9240

Re: Bernstein Symphony Edition - 60 CDs

If this set sells well hopefully they will follow it up with a survey of Bernstein's other orchestral recordings from this period including his Stravinsky, Debussy, Ravel and Bartok etc... Does anyone have an opinion on the Prokofiev 5th symphony from this set? I have his later version with the IPO ...
by arthound
Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:09 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Bernstein Symphony Edition - 60 CDs
Replies: 21
Views: 9240

Bernstein Symphony Edition - 60 CDs

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41%2BehBtAGBL._SL500_AA300_.jpg It looks like this set is out next month. If you go to Amazon and zoom in on the photo you will see the full list on the back cover image. Here is the [google translated] blurb from Amazon.de: As a top-class orchestra conductor L...
by arthound
Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Favorite Bruckner Symphony
Replies: 63
Views: 8354

Re: Favorite Bruckner Symphony

Thanks Barry and Contra for your responses. There is something enigmatic about the 5th that makes it really stand out to me in the Bruckner canon. For example that werid and cheeky clarinet line in the last movement that ends up linking into the huge cosmic sounds that follow...
by arthound
Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 3 Project
Replies: 42
Views: 13558

Re: The Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 3 Project

I heard Santiago Rodriguez's Rach 3 on the radio one evening and I was simply enraptured. I couldn't get over how great it was from someone I had as of yet never heard of with a conductor I never heard of and and an orchestra I never heard of! I put in an order for that CD that night. I've since fo...
by arthound
Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3160897

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Back to the future for Bach's BC's...
by arthound
Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: James Levine at the Met
Replies: 34
Views: 3237

Re: James Levine at the Met

Chalkie and Karl - As I understand it this thread includes a discussion about the current state of Mr Levine's health and how it is affecting his ability to work. Jack, under the [since corrected] impression that Levine had recorded only half of a Schumann cycle expressed his joyful anticipation of...
by arthound
Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Favorite Bruckner Symphony
Replies: 63
Views: 8354

Re: Favorite Bruckner Symphony

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Thanks for your response Barry. Is there anything in particular that you don't like about the way that Wand conducts Bruckner?
by arthound
Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Favorite Bruckner Symphony
Replies: 63
Views: 8354

Re: Favorite Bruckner Symphony

Hi Contra and Barry

I am interested to here your thoughts - and those of anyone else who has heard it - of Wand's 5th with the BPO:

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by arthound
Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: James Levine at the Met
Replies: 34
Views: 3237

Re: James Levine at the Met

When the man's right, the man's right, Jack . Cheers, ~Karl You both might be well advised to examine your "angling" behavior here towards my posts before even more of our astute members here begin to wonder about the appropriateness of the sense of humor of the two of you.....! I don't find your c...
by arthound
Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 3 Project
Replies: 42
Views: 13558

Re: The Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 3 Project

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21A9P737QAL._SL160_AA160_.jpg I finally managed to pick up a copy of the Rodriguez/McRae at a reasonable cost - it arrived today. WOW!!! He is in the zone the whole way through. The sound has a strange drop out near the end and there are quite a few off stage n...
by arthound
Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4098
Views: 1113173

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

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Magnificent playing, full of depth of feeling.
Maestrob - how do you rate this alongside other offerings from TN, Jarrett, Ashkenazy, Lin etc...?
by arthound
Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4098
Views: 1113173

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

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Ordered - will they live up to the enthusiastic reviews?
by arthound
Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3160897

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51CqNlpbwJL._SL500_AA300_.jpg Legato, Legato, Legato - and I love it... 8) http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31AT8A5MR9L._SL500_AA300_.jpg Beethoven Piano Sonata number 7 with Richter from one of my favourite box sets. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/...
by arthound
Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Dutoit's Rachmaninov
Replies: 13
Views: 2860

Re: Dutoit's Rachmaninov

Hi Arnolj10 http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41bPqGQhDaL._SL500_AA300_.jpg You may want to consider this 5CD box set - only 11 pounds on Amazon UK. It doesn't contain all the orchestral works but makes up for it with some piano and choral works. The complete PC's and Rhapsody OATOP are played b...
by arthound
Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3160897

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

^^^^ Speaking of wonderful quartet playing - I have been listening to Mozart's SQ No. 21 from this classic set: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51qMUmsAk1L._SL500_AA300_.jpg Another thread prompted me to get out this disc - good performances all round with a stand-out R&J suite [2]. http://ecx...
by arthound
Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Your thoughts on Yuri Temirkanov
Replies: 26
Views: 2067

Re: Your thoughts on Yuri Temirkanov

I have this Rach. 2nd Symphony: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61IKiaX90QL._SL500_AA300_.jpg but have read that his earlier EMI [and now hard to find] recording with the RPO is the one to go for... http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JwTmDfN3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg ...indeed it is often menti...
by arthound
Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Clara Haskil Edition - 17 CD box set.
Replies: 9
Views: 2417

Re: Clara Haskil Edition - 17 CD box set.

Now I have this set [which has the violin sonatas with Grumiaux]: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51m%2BQfCy5oL._SL500_AA300_.jpg And I have this: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51iH3Js9fyL._SL500_AA300_.jpg And I have the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas as part of this box: http://ec...
by arthound
Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4098
Views: 1113173

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

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Chalkie - did you post your list of your favourite recordings of the Motets?
by arthound
Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3160897

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41hWKN4b-5L._SL500_AA300_.jpg Bruckner's 9th from this set -it is great to hear the Chicago brass let fly in this work! ...and so after the heavy beauty of the Bruckner it was time to turn to something light and frothy... http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5...
by arthound
Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Edwin Fischer (piano): 12 CD EMI Icon set
Replies: 48
Views: 5544

Re: Edwin Fischer (piano): 12 CD EMI Icon set

As for Fischer...say, this IS a Fischer thread, right?...here's a question for Chalkie: In spite of my defense of Fischer, I have to say this (and I may have mentioned it before). When I work my way through my Naxos transfers of the Fischer WTC on occasion, I'm inclined to think there's something a...
by arthound
Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Clara Haskil Edition - 17 CD box set.
Replies: 9
Views: 2417

Clara Haskil Edition - 17 CD box set.

http://www.mdt.co.uk/public/pictures/products/standard/4782541.jpg I hope they have newly remastered these recordings. Great to have the Westminster CDs included... The first comprehensive edition containing all of Clara Haskil's recordings for the Decca, Philips, Deutsche Grammophon and Westminste...
by arthound
Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3160897

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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Bohm and the VPO in the seventh - the musical equivalent of coffee with cream!
by arthound
Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3160897

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41YPFFW859L._SL500_AA300_.jpg Great Bruckner conducting from 1955, when few cared about this composer outside of Germany. I am hoping that they re-release all his Bruckner recordings in a budget box or that Brilliant does the job - I was chasing a set on E-Bay ...
by arthound
Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4098
Views: 1113173

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

^^^

Thanks for the tip Chalkie - there is a bit of a price issue as I managed to pick up the Zehetmair for around $4 :mrgreen:
by arthound
Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Favorite Bruckner Symphony
Replies: 63
Views: 8354

Re: Favorite Bruckner Symphony

Favourite recordings [for today!]

1 - Skrowaczewski
2 - Wand
3 - Tinter
4 - Klemperer
5 - Sinopoli or Karajan
6 - Chailly
7 - Haitink [CGO digital or CSO]
8 - Wand - BPO
9 - Giulini [DG]
by arthound
Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Favorite Bruckner Symphony
Replies: 63
Views: 8354

Re: Favorite Bruckner Symphony

I would say that the 5th is becoming the Bruckner symphony that interests me the most - which is not quite the same as saying it is my favourite. I have always loved the hymn-like melody in the second movement - the way the strings kick in! It was this recording by Sinopoli - picked up for 50 cents!...
by arthound
Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:58 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3160897

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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The Schumann and Tchaikovsky PC's from this great set - I wish they had managed to add a disc or two of the solo works that filled out these recordings when they came out as Mercury discs...
by arthound
Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4098
Views: 1113173

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

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Just arrived today - beautiful singing and I love the material.

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This one is on it's way. I have read some reviews suggesting it as a reference disc...
by arthound
Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Emil Gilels, piano - EMI/Icon box - 9 CDs
Replies: 13
Views: 1425

Re: Emil Gilels, piano - EMI/Icon box - 9 CDs

I am sure that the Tower Record shop in Dublin has copies of this set, they are on sale for about €30, which isn't cheap. Hi Sean I purchased mine from Amazon U.K - they have it listed at the moment for 14.99 pounds incl. tax. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Emil-Gilels-Icon/dp/B003D0ZNXS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF...
by arthound
Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Happy Birthday to GEORGE PERKINS!
Replies: 24
Views: 1844

Re: Happy Birthday to GEORGE PERKINS!

Happy Birthday from Australia George!!!
by arthound
Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3160897

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51YHsoF87UL._SL500_AA300_.jpg Thanks to George for suggesting this set. A sublime - if slightly wilful - slow movement from the Emperor was a great way to [try] to calm the kids down around bed time! But it is the Op. 119 Bagatelles that have blown me away - I ...
by arthound
Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3160897

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

^^^^

Chalkie - what 3 recordings of Feldman's music would you suggest as an intro to his work?
by arthound
Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 3 Project
Replies: 42
Views: 13558

Re: The Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 3 Project

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I have read that this is the performance of the Rach 3 to own. I am interested to hear if anyone thinks it is worth getting and how it compares to the recordings listed above...
by arthound
Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4098
Views: 1113173

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

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I heard part of this version of the VC on the radio and enjoyed it's 'punchy' approach - it will be interesting to listen to it again to see if l like it as much on a second hearing.
by arthound
Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3160897

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2BO2A7RICL._SL500_AA300_.jpg The third symphony from this powerful box set - great sound. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41yaasN21lL._SL500_AA300_.jpg The tone poems are great. I am still trying to getting used to his tempo choices in the second movem...