What I listened to today

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Re: What I listened to today

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Re: What I listened to today

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John F wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:11 pm
ContrapunctusIX wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:06 pm
Shostakovich: string quartets
Borodin Quartet (stereo set, 1-15)

Not as well-recorded as the Decca Fitzwilliam set, but better musically. Working my way through the set in chronological order.
If you can get it, the original Borodin Quartet (with Rostislav Dubinsky, 1st violin) is best of all, I'd say, though it omits the quartets composed after Dubinsky emigrated. Kopelman is certainly a good player but not so special.
Thanks John, I’ll be sure to check that out. I believe I looked at it on amazon sometime back; it’s in mono, right?
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Re: What I listened to today

Post by jserraglio » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:57 am

Wagner: Walkure III, scene 3 & Siegfried III complete 1985

Thomas Stewart (Wotan)
Ute Vinzing (Brunnhilde)
James King (Siegfried)
Christa Ludwig (Erda)

Vienna Philharmonic
cond. Leonard Bernstein
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Re: What I listened to today

Post by jserraglio » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:13 pm

Strauss: Elektra

Elektra - Astrid Varnay
Chrysothemis - Hildegard Hillebrecht
Clytemnestra - Martha Mödl
Aegisth - James King
Orest - Eberhard Wächter

Wiener Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan

Salzburg Festival August 17, 1964

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by John F » Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:51 am

jserraglio wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:57 am
Wagner: Walkure III, scene 3 & Siegfried III complete 1985

Thomas Stewart (Wotan)
Ute Vinzing (Brunnhilde)
James King (Siegfried)
Christa Ludwig (Erda)

Vienna Philharmonic
cond. Leonard Bernstein
James King's voice (and physique) were ideal for Siegfried, but this is his only performance of any part of that role. He also avoided Tristan, singing only Act 2 (with the conventional big cut) in concert at Indiana University. Most of his operatic roles were quite short, however demanding - Bacchus in "Ariadne auf Naxos" is typical. A good thing too, because as he said in a New York talk, he always sang his part complete with full voice on the day of the performance. :roll: For more about King's career and attitudes, see this interview:

http://www.bruceduffie.com/king.html
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Re: What I listened to today

Post by Belle » Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:58 pm

Today, Biber's Rosenkranz Sonaten 1-8. Love that scordatura!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq-SrUZUluU

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Re: What I listened to today

Post by ContrapunctusIX » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:23 pm

Beethoven: Late Quartets
Juilliard Quartet (60’s recording)
Sony

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