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Post by david johnson » Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:46 pm

i just picked up the munch/bso 'daphnis & chloe' (rca), and the boult/vaughan williams box on emi. i anticipate much fun!

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Re: new stuff today

Post by Barry » Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:51 pm

david johnson wrote:i just picked up the munch/bso 'daphnis & chloe' (rca), and the boult/vaughn williams box on emi. i anticipate much fun!

dj
I just received the new Munch/BSO Schubert 8 & 9 hybrid SACD release on RCA in yesterday's mail, but haven't had a chance to listen to it yet. I've been reading great things about it though. Also got the new Eschenbach/Philadelphia Tchaikovky 4th.
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Re: new stuff today

Post by keaggy220 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 6:42 pm

Barry Z wrote:
david johnson wrote:i just picked up the munch/bso 'daphnis & chloe' (rca), and the boult/vaughn williams box on emi. i anticipate much fun!

dj
I just received the new Munch/BSO Schubert 8 & 9 hybrid SACD release on RCA in yesterday's mail, but haven't had a chance to listen to it yet. I've been reading great things about it though. Also got the new Eschenbach/Philadelphia Tchaikovky 4th.
Let us know how you like the Tchaikovsky 4th!

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Post by MaestroDJS » Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:18 pm

Oh heck, here comes "david johnson" again with his compressed style of writing. Sure wish his posts didn't feel and sound like broken glass, popping up when I least expect them. Damn synesthesia! Once again I need to drop this forum like a hot potato for a while. Ack!
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Post by Corlyss_D » Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:24 pm

Sorry to see you go again, Dave.

For the curious, I've posted an article on synesthesia in the Pub.
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Post by david johnson » Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:35 am

MaestroDJS wrote:Oh heck, here comes "david johnson" again with his compressed style of writing. Sure wish his posts didn't feel and sound like broken glass, popping up when I least expect them. Damn synesthesia! Once again I need to drop this forum like a hot potato for a while. Ack!
i'm here again? i never left. your post history goes way back, also.
why start grumping now...(it's been a long time)?
what's a "david johnson"? :D

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Post by Chalkperson » Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:45 pm

MaestroDJS wrote:Once again I need to drop this forum like a hot potato for a while. Ack!
Then wear gloves, that way you won't drop the potato... :wink:

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Post by Corlyss_D » Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:12 pm

david johnson wrote:i'm here again? i never left. your post history goes way back, also.
why start grumping now...(it's been a long time)?
what's a "david johnson"? :D

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You usually don't start threads, DJ, and your respective post counts provides another clue to the mystery of why the other Dave has not spotted you for the month or so he has been tentatively back. He departed last June and showed up again only recently. As we have discussed publicly and privately, the physical effect of all lower case on his nervous system is extremely disruptive. You won't change your type; he can's stand it, so he leaves. It's unfortunate.
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Re: new stuff today

Post by Barry » Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:33 pm

keaggy220 wrote:
Barry Z wrote: I just received the new Munch/BSO Schubert 8 & 9 hybrid SACD release on RCA in yesterday's mail, but haven't had a chance to listen to it yet. I've been reading great things about it though. Also got the new Eschenbach/Philadelphia Tchaikovky 4th.
Let us know how you like the Tchaikovsky 4th!
I've listened to it a couple times. First, as has been the case with the past two or three Philadelphia Orchestra releases on Ondine, the sound quality is absolutely stunning. Everyone of their Ondine releases has gotten a perfect 10 for sound quality. I thought there were a few problems in that respect with the first release (the one with the Bartok CfO), but that they've straightened those out. You aren't likely to here many better recordings in terms of sound than the PO Ondine releases.

As for the performance, whether you like it or not will probably dependon how you normally react to Eschenbach's famous way with pushing and pulling tempos. Some people think he is often visionary in his interpretations while others can't stand him. I have no doubt that this recording will similarly polarize listeners. There are unquestionably some brilliant moments. Eschenbach has a real knack for handling the major climaxes and transitions during performances. The end of the finale is breathtaking. He did the same thing with the coda of the finale of Bruckner's 8th in the VPO performance from last year's Proms. It's just incredible; probably the best I've ever heard. But some of what he does during the rest of the performance is, again, bound to divide opinions.
Regardless of what one thinks about the interpretation of the Tchaikovsky, it's tough to deny the brilliance of the PO's playing.

I haven't reached a final verdict after two listenings. I certainly like enough of it to return to it some more. And I found that the more I listened to their recording of Tchaikovsky's fifth, the more I liked it.
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Post by david johnson » Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:43 pm

OK, Corlyss. I'll change awhile for you because you've always been nice to me. :D

He's been more grating then anyone has a right to be, regardless of difficulties. :(

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Post by Bob » Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:21 pm

Hi Barry

That's as spot on a review as I've read recently. Couldn't have said it better myself. Also agree re: Tchak 5 and your other comments about CE's interpretive tendencies. However, the better Tchaik 5, imo, was the one-time Sawallisch performance from, I think 2001 on the late Andante. Too bad Ondine wasn't around for the WS era. (Thankfully EMI left some performances.)

Well done.

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Post by Barry » Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:26 pm

Thanks Bob. I also remember liking a Sawallisch Tchaikovsky 6th from earlier in his tenure here. I've seen Eschenbach lead both exciting and boring Tchaikovsky since he's been here.
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Post by Corlyss_D » Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:32 pm

david johnson wrote:OK, Corlyss. I'll change awhile for you because you've always been nice to me. :D

He's been more grating then anyone has a right to be, regardless of difficulties. :(

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You are too kind, David. Thank you.
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Post by david johnson » Sat Jun 02, 2007 7:09 pm

Corlyss_D wrote:
david johnson wrote:OK, Corlyss. I'll change awhile for you because you've always been nice to me. :D

He's been more grating then anyone has a right to be, regardless of difficulties. :(

dj
You are too kind, David. Thank you.
I am, aren't I. :wink:

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Post by david johnson » Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:04 am

I enjoyed both the Daphnis et Chloé and the Vaughan Williams box. Some of that VW I don't recall ever hearing.

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Post by Harold Tucker » Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:57 pm

Darn, I always thought that David Johnson was that cockroach that used to write verse about a cat in the newspapers in New York.

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Post by Corlyss_D » Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:16 pm

Harold Tucker wrote:Darn, I always thought that David Johnson was that cockroach that used to write verse about a cat in the newspapers in New York.
I think you mean Archy and Mehitabel by Don Marquis
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Post by Harold Tucker » Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:27 pm

I think I do. I picked up an annotated edition on Penguin earlier today of this classic.

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Post by david johnson » Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:59 am

cockroach? moi? :? hmmmm..... that bugs me.

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Post by Harold Tucker » Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:46 am

It shouldn't: Archy was a fine poet. He just couldn't manipulate the shift key while typing.

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Post by david johnson » Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:50 am

But you have seen that I most certainly can. I'm only being nice w/the caps for our dear Corlyss. There is a true and sincere reason behind my usual avoidance of upper case.

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Post by Lance » Sat Jun 09, 2007 12:33 pm

david johnson wrote:But you have seen that I most certainly can. I'm only being nice w/the caps for our dear Corlyss. There is a true and sincere reason behind my usual avoidance of upper case.

dj
David: Let me add my two cents, too! I am positively DELIGHTED to see the caps as well. It really does look so much nicer, so a big thanks from me to see this wonderful change! :P
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Post by Corlyss_D » Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:34 pm

Harold Tucker wrote:I think I do. I picked up an annotated edition on Penguin earlier today of this classic.
I hope you will tell us a little about it in the Pub. We have shortage of posts on genuine litterature. :wink:
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Post by Chalkperson » Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:54 pm

david johnson wrote:cockroach? moi? :? hmmmm..... that bugs me.

dj
Hate to say it BUT...you forgot to use caps AGAIN after promising Corlyss and Lance...our friend in Chicago must be freaking right out... :wink:

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Post by Corlyss_D » Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:57 pm

Chalkperson wrote:
david johnson wrote:cockroach? moi? :? hmmmm..... that bugs me.

dj
Hate to say it BUT...you forgot to use caps AGAIN after promising Corlyss and Lance...our friend in Chicago must be freaking right out... :wink:
I doubt he's here. I told him of David's promise to reform, but he said he couldn't take the chance. I'm thinkin' we've lost him more or less permanently. I'll leave his records current just in case.
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Post by david johnson » Sat Jun 09, 2007 4:52 pm

I feel so DIRTY. :wink:

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