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« Reply #2160 on: July 29, 2017, 10:30:11 PM »
I havenít been there. Do you dislike Brutalism in general or do you think Barbican is a bad instance of it?

Don't know about Brian, but even if you are not a fan of Brutalism, you could still like, say, the Copan or other select Niemeyer works, and hate that grimy, black, anti-aircraft bunker masquerading as a concert hall a.k.a. Barbican. Also: Every time I go there, I can never find the entrance on the first attempt. Brutalism is generally an unfortunate period in architecture, that created monuments, not dwellings (a very contemporary problem, come to think of it), and the Barbican is certainly not an above-average example of it. Architecture is the one among the arts (is it one of the arts?) where my tastes run comparatively conservative - and I think it's because ever since neo-classicism (not including fascist versions thereof), the human scale has been missing as the elemental ingredient... and you simply can't get around that when making good buildings for humans.

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2161 on: July 31, 2017, 09:28:21 AM »
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« Reply #2162 on: August 08, 2017, 12:15:07 PM »
I may very well have missed discussion of this before, but the Eloquence website (https://eloquenceclassics.com/) lists the Eloquence catalog, new releases, and upcoming releases.  There are two other items of note:

1.) There is a "Suggest a Release" contact button.  Perhaps a coordinated effort could result in a reissue.

2.) There is a link to a massive Decca discography, with an updated copyright year of 2017, by Philip Stuart.  (http://toto.adstream.com/public#preview/1n04uyjd9qust).  It's 1494 pages and lists 5994 recordings.  It cites why it is not truly complete.
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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2163 on: August 10, 2017, 11:34:49 AM »
In a way, this is the least necessary list for the GMG Classical Music Forum members, who have swallowed the bait -- and the line, and the sinker -- long ago.
But I would be interested in what others think are the best 'grabbers' in classical music to get either the non-existent average listener or every listener hooked.

How To Build A Top Quality Classical Music Library: The Second $100

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jenslaurson/2017/06/02/how-to-build-a-top-quality-classical-music-library-the-second-100/


I just purchased the Pollini late LvBs. Seems like a good list. Sigh my working class life situation doesn't currently allow MOAR CDs. 70% of my CDs are from bi-weekly trips I used to make to Tower Records circa 2004 to 2006. Then they closed. :(



Heard Mahler 6th last and finally cracked this nut.  8)

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Re: The Classical Chat Thread
« Reply #2164 on: August 15, 2017, 12:09:32 AM »
I just purchased the Pollini late LvBs. Seems like a good list. Sigh my working class life situation doesn't currently allow MOAR CDs. 70% of my CDs are from bi-weekly trips I used to make to Tower Records circa 2004 to 2006. Then they closed. :(



Heard Mahler 6th last and finally cracked this nut.  8)

Which Tower Records did you frequent? I worked at the 2000 Penn Tower from ca. 2004 until the very last day they were open.

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« Reply #2165 on: August 15, 2017, 02:41:01 AM »
Which Tower Records did you frequent? I worked at the 2000 Penn Tower from ca. 2004 until the very last day they were open.

Tysons Corner, Northern VA.

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« Reply #2166 on: August 15, 2017, 03:09:17 AM »
Tysons Corner, Northern VA.

Oh... it still hurts that we couldn't lure you over to our section in DC.  ;D It had a renaissance in those years and was quite nice until it all ended.

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