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by ContrapunctusIX
Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Gewandhausorchester Leipzig & Riccardo Chailly Decca http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51iOUHZ8zfL._SL500_AA300_.jpg Highly enjoyable! These period influenced performances on modern instruments strike a nice middle road between the archaic Munchinger/Marriner type per...
by ContrapunctusIX
Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Debussy, Ravel: String Quartets
Quatuor Talich
Calliope

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by ContrapunctusIX
Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Beethoven: Sonatas 27, 28 & 29 Friedrich Gulda Brilliant http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31rlK-wUrkL._SL500_AA300_.jpg Glazunov: Symphony No. 1 USSR Radio & TV Large Symphony Orchestra Vladimir Fedoseyev, conuductor VoxBox http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/24/a7/849dd250fca06b4f19...
by ContrapunctusIX
Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Sibelius: Symphonies 4 & 5 Philadelphia Orchestra & Eugene Ormandy Haydn House http://haydnhouse.com/images/FRONT_SIBELIUS_4_AND_5.jpg Exemplary Sibelius from Ormandy in the 1950s. Kudos to HH for rescuing this title, which has never made it to CD. The 5th is really marvelous. Driven tempi, characte...
by ContrapunctusIX
Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

bombasticDarren wrote:Sibelius - Symphony No.5 (Paavo Berglund, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, EMI)

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I've always liked Berglund in Sibelius, and this cycle with Helsinki in particular. How do you find it Darren?
by ContrapunctusIX
Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven piano concertos
Replies: 25
Views: 8319

Re: Beethoven piano concertos

I’d really like to restrict the discussion to complete sets, and to modern recordings, since I’m not sure there’s much to be gained from weighing Gilels against Rubinstein against Curzon et al. What I’d really like to know is, among the half-dozen or so complete sets that have been released over th...
by ContrapunctusIX
Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Beethoven piano concertos
Replies: 25
Views: 8319

Re: Beethoven piano concertos

I'm partial to the earlier Pollini cycle with Bohm conducting (in 3-5) and Jochum (1 & 2)...is that "new-ish" enough?
by ContrapunctusIX
Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Conductor pet projects
Replies: 20
Views: 3035

Re: Conductor pet projects

I'd nominate Blomstedt's survey of Hindemith's orchestral works. While this set may not have the best version of the Mathis der Maler symphony, it's a nice compendium of Hindemith's most well-known orchestral works. This is important because aside from Mathis der Maler and the Symphonic Metamorphose...
by ContrapunctusIX
Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: About Jean Sibelius, ...
Replies: 20
Views: 2457

Re: About Jean Sibelius, ...

I might suggest you try listening to his only mature string quartet, the D minor quartet op. 56, entitled "Voces Intimae." It makes me wish he'd written more mature chamber works - of course he wrote a number of student chamber works, which are well-represented on disc by BIS and Chandos, but these ...
by ContrapunctusIX
Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 Chamber Orchestra of Europe & Paavo Berglund Finlandia http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41yUvNKloHL._SL500_AA300_.jpg Beethoven: Symphonies 3 & 4 New York Philharmonic & Bruno Walter United Archives http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41tSRaap-uL._SL500_AA300_.jpg Mah...
by ContrapunctusIX
Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

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Beethoven: Piano Trios Opp. 70 no. 2 & 97 "Archduke"
Wilhelm Kempff, Henryk Szeryng & Pierre Fournier
DGG

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by ContrapunctusIX
Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

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I see you finally picked up this disc Fergus. Are you enjoying it thus far? That's one of my favorite Dumay/Pires recordings.
by ContrapunctusIX
Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

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Ravel & Debussy: String Quartets LaSalle Quartet DGG http://deutschegrammophon.com/imgs/s300x300/4777482.jpg Stravinsky: Symphony in C; Symphony in 3 Movements Suisse Romande Orchestra & Ernest Ansermet Decca http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41T4Y-d7mVL._SL500_AA300_.jpg Debussy: Suite Bergamas...
by ContrapunctusIX
Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: I <3 thepianoguys
Replies: 5
Views: 1304

Re: I <3 thepianoguys

barney wrote:whether bolero is worth that effort is another question.
Ha! I'm glad you were brave enough to say what I was thinking.
by ContrapunctusIX
Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4158
Views: 1370230

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

Sibelius: Complete Symphonies
Utah Symphony & Maurice Abravanel
Musical Concepts

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by ContrapunctusIX
Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

[ it would have been even more special if you found the other Amazon listing which has it priced used at $12.49... http://www.amazon.com/Cristofaro-Caresana-Nascita-del-Verbo/dp/B000005W4P/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1324067647&sr=8-3 :mrgreen: But that's not the Amazon page I got: Here's what I saw, Mr...
by ContrapunctusIX
Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

The top right hand corner of the CD says "Special Price", so I go to Amazon and see that I can get it new for $49. Wow!!! That's truly special. :wink: it would have been even more special if you found the other Amazon listing which has it priced used at $12.49... http://www.amazon.com/Cristofaro-Ca...
by ContrapunctusIX
Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition Boston Symphony Orchestra & Serge Koussevitzky Naxos http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61NBW9HexSL._SL500_AA300_.jpg It's funny, the ending to Bartok's CFO is different here than in other recordings. I read somewhere that he ...
by ContrapunctusIX
Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

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 thi...
by ContrapunctusIX
Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Chicago SO & Fritz Reiner
RCA Living Stereo

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by ContrapunctusIX
Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra; Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition Boston Symphony Orchestra & Serge Koussevitzky Naxos http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61NBW9HexSL._SL500_AA300_.jpg It's funny, the ending to Bartok's CFO is different here than in other recordings. I read somewhere that he r...
by ContrapunctusIX
Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Sibelius: Symphonies 4, 7, 6
Danish National Symphony Orchestra & Leif Segerstam
Brilliant

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by ContrapunctusIX
Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4158
Views: 1370230

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

Beethoven: Symphonies (complete) New York Philharmonic & Bruno Walter United Archives http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41tSRaap-uL._SL500_AA300_.jpg 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... Will do ...
by ContrapunctusIX
Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Debussy: Violin Sonata; Ravel: Violin Sonata; Ysaye: Sonata for Violin Solo No. 3; Prokofiev: 5 Melodies David Oistrakh, violin Frida Bauer, piano Philips http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xZsK6sQcL._SL500_AA280_.jpg Bruckner: String Quintet, Intermezzo; Strauss: Prelude to Capriccio Raphael E...
by ContrapunctusIX
Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4158
Views: 1370230

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

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

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by ContrapunctusIX
Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

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Schumann: Piano Quintet
Takacs Quartet & Marc-Andre Hamelin
Hyperion

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Dvorak: Symphonies 8 & 9
Budapest Festival Orchestra & Ivan Fischer
Philips

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by ContrapunctusIX
Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Bach: Art of Fugue
Zoltan Kocsis, piano
Philips

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by ContrapunctusIX
Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

johnQpublic wrote:
ContrapunctusIX wrote: All I can say is, wow!
Yes, WOW! It's "nonbreakable"
so I guess you didn't like the performance, eh?

I don't know: nobody plays like Szigeti anymore, and I mean that in the best way.
by ContrapunctusIX
Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Beethoven: Appassionata Sonata Artur Schnabel Shinseido http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/1504/schnabelbeethv1.jpg this Japanese pressing is light years better than the standard EMI release. I don't know how it compares to the Dante set or the Naxos set, but I know it's a step up from what I had prev...
by ContrapunctusIX
Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

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Brahms: Violin Concerto
Philadelphia Orchestra & Eugene Ormandy
Joseph Szigeti, violin
Columbia

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All I can say is, wow!
by ContrapunctusIX
Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

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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: . you're ...
by ContrapunctusIX
Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Mozart: Symphonies 40 & 41
New Philharmonia Orchestra & Carlo Maria Giulini
Decca

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by ContrapunctusIX
Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Franz Liszt in National Socialist Propaganda Film
Replies: 8
Views: 2804

Re: Franz Liszt in National Socialist Propaganda Film

Bartok also warned his Jewish friends and students, including the conductors Antal Dorati and George Solti and the violinist Jozef Szigeti, that they should get out while they still had a chance to do so. Luckily for them and for all music lovers, they took his advice. Even though many others suffe...
by ContrapunctusIX
Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Mozart: String Quintets
Fine Arts Quartet & Yuri Gandelsman
Lyrinx

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A great-sounding SACD version of the Quintets.
by ContrapunctusIX
Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

LP:

Sibelius: Symphony No. 5
Concertgebouw Orchestra & Eduard van Beinum
Past Masters

This 1957 live performance is one of the best fifths I've ever heard.
by ContrapunctusIX
Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Grieg: Piano Concerto; Peer Gynt
London Symphony Orchestra & Oiven Fjelstadt
Clifford Curzon, piano

Decca

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by ContrapunctusIX
Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Help me out! Suggest pieces with fantastic orchestration
Replies: 44
Views: 7583

Re: Help me out! Suggest pieces with fantastic orchestration

Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta
by ContrapunctusIX
Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What NEW discs/music are you adding to your collection?
Replies: 4158
Views: 1370230

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

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that's a great disc Fergus, beautifully recorded. You're sure to enjoy it.
by ContrapunctusIX
Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

The Mercury Living Stereo mega box is the next logical step. I'd buy that in a heartbeat. agreed, although Decca/Universal has done absolutely nothing with that catalogue since releasing selected recordings in CD format some years back. Luckily, I collected most of what showed up on CD in piecemeal...
by ContrapunctusIX
Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

are the Dorati Stravinsky recordings the ones he made with the LSO, or the later recordings he made with Detroit? It's the later digitally recorded Detroit. There's nothing licensed or acquired from other labels in this set. It's all recorded for Decca. (Even though Polygram owns both Mercury and D...
by ContrapunctusIX
Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Mozart: Symphonies 39 - 41
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Karl Bohm
DG

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Brahms: Symphony No. 3
Berlin Philharmonic & Eugen Jochum
DG

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by ContrapunctusIX
Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://www.elusivedisc.com/images/unicd78282.jpg Launching myself through the new Decca Sound box set. First up was Ansermet's DeFalla- Three Cornered Hat and Dorati's Firebird and Rite of Sping. Spectacular! bigshot (perhaps we should nickname you bigbox? :) ), are the Dorati Stravinsky recordings...
by ContrapunctusIX
Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Liszt 99-disc set: complete piano music.
Replies: 38
Views: 5850

Re: Liszt 99-disc set: complete piano music.

bigshot wrote:My only complaint is that there are a lot of fragments and sketches that really aren't developed enough to have much value.
Would you characterize those pieces as Liszt-less?
by ContrapunctusIX
Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Liszt 99-disc set: complete piano music.
Replies: 38
Views: 5850

Re: Liszt 99-disc set: complete piano music.

Wow, that a loooong Liszt. :lol:

I've always been satisfied with the 9-disc Decca box of Bolet's recordings, complemented by assorted one-offs from various performers. But then, I'm not a Liszt completist.
by ContrapunctusIX
Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 5 & 6
St. Petersburg Philharmonic & Yuri Temirkanov
RCA

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not too sure about these performances. They're a little...unorthodox, for lack of a better word.
by ContrapunctusIX
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vMOZmubmSq0/Tg6TMg7wqJI/AAAAAAAAAhE/AIn2HE1RbEc/s400/51mCQxN-GyL._SS500_.jpg I have a few other Dvorak 9s with Kubelik, but not this one; how is it, josé? It´s an absolutely marvelous performance, but maybe you shouldn´t ask me because I´m a diehard Kubelik fan and totally...
by ContrapunctusIX
Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

Albeniz: Iberia
Marc-Andre Hamelin
Hyperion

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by ContrapunctusIX
Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

josé echenique wrote:Image
I have a few other Dvorak 9s with Kubelik, but not this one; how is it, josé?
by ContrapunctusIX
Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What are YOU listening to today?
Replies: 16255
Views: 3493670

Re: What are YOU listening to today?

In light of the Brahms piano music thread:

Brahms: Piano Pieces, opp. 116 - 119
Julius Katchen
Decca

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