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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #280 on: August 18, 2016, 11:04:59 PM »
Ah...was the conductor Ansermet? I haven't heard it but I believe it is a recording loved by many.

I have La Mer on LP too...but with Boulez! 8)

I thought that the Boulez LP with La Mer and Nocturnes on was excellent.
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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #281 on: August 18, 2016, 11:23:32 PM »
I feel that I prefer Nocturnes to La Mer although I haven't the faintest idea as to why..............

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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #282 on: August 18, 2016, 11:39:21 PM »
The awesome second movement of Nocturnes? Is that why? Or that opening of Nuages?  ;)
I do really like La Mer though, there's something special about it to me, but I wouldn't know what to pick if I had to decide between the two  :laugh:
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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #283 on: August 18, 2016, 11:53:42 PM »
The first LP I bought myself was in 1976, on the news of Britten's death (with another cover that I cannot find) - all three pieces are still favourites:


The first series of LP's I conscously played, from my parents' collection and early 1970s, were the first Karajan Beethoven cycle:
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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #284 on: August 19, 2016, 06:16:10 AM »
Gosh, this is really buried in the memory archives.
However, I think it was Ferrante and Teicher piano duo. The record had some classical bits together with the much admired "Falling Leaves" descending double third chromatic scales in sync.
This was bought together with Oscar Levant playing Rhapsody in Blue with Gershwin's Piano Concerto on the flip side.
I used to borrow LP's from the lending library for the most part when I was in high school.
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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #285 on: September 14, 2016, 04:28:40 PM »
Can you remember the first CD that you heard/brought?
I was at a music store in their upper room browsing LPs and Tapes and as I descended the stairs to leave I heard a solo Clarinet playing eventually joined by the other wind instruments I did not know that there was a group playing that day, reaching the ground floor there was no sight of the ens but an assistant saw me looking around and laughed he showed me this box thingy that turned out to be a CD player and told me all about this amazing new format, I was hooked on the clarity of sound and in a few days was the owner of a beginners set up “Technics”  all in one unit but separate speakers but still to purchase a CD. 
In a music shop as I looked for the CD section a young assistant started chatting and said they had just received stock of a CD that was much in demand it was on the DG label and was Mendelssohn/Bruch violin con, BPO Karajan. Anna Sophie Mutter. It was a remaster of a 1981 recording and of course aad but still sounded fantastic.
I still have and love it.   
   
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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #286 on: September 14, 2016, 04:38:22 PM »
I believe the first CD I ever bought was the Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 with Haitink/Concertgebouw many years ago.
So much more convenient than turntables and vinyl discs.
Although I must say, I like the analog sound of the late 1960's-1970's much better than the current digital sound, which leaves me cold.
I have some BSO/Brahms Symphonies/Charles Munch CDs from that time period and they are so warm and natural sounding.
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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #287 on: September 14, 2016, 04:42:48 PM »
I remember it very well:



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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #289 on: September 15, 2016, 04:10:32 AM »
The first classical recording that I heard was Mozart. I can't remember if it was Don Giovanni or Die Zauberflöte.

 

My father had both of these LP in his collections. I have listened to these hundreds of times when I was a kid. I still do listen to them nowadays.
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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #290 on: September 15, 2016, 08:13:41 AM »
I was probably about nine years old. My great aunt gave me two LPs, both bargain label. Holst Planets and Sound of Music. I don't recall who conducted the holst. Before I had a CD player, I started to buy CDs so that I would have something to play on the machine. The forst cd was the complete Ravel Daphnis and Chloe conducted by Dutoit. Years later he was the conductor of a performance when I was in the choir.

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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #291 on: September 15, 2016, 08:32:34 AM »
The first cd was the complete Ravel Daphnis and Chloe conducted by Dutoit.

The one with just one track, right? So convenient!


My first vinyl:


Alice Cooper, EP
House of Fire, Poison (live)
Spark in the Dark (live), Under my Wheels (live)
Epic


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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #292 on: September 15, 2016, 08:40:01 AM »
Über-cool! (Where's the "rock on" emoji when one needs it?)

Here you go  8)




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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #293 on: September 15, 2016, 09:00:15 AM »
The one with just one track, right? So convenient!


I had forgotten that, yes it had only one track.

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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #294 on: September 15, 2016, 09:05:33 AM »
The one with just one track, right? So convenient!


I had forgotten that, yes it had only one track.

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Karajan's Alpine Symphony also had one track in its initial release.  Made it a challenge.

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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #295 on: September 30, 2017, 06:54:14 PM »
The first LP I ever owned was Tchaikovsky's Overture 1812 & Capriccio Italien, with Deems Taylor's descriptions of the techniques used to record the cannon and carillon for 1812.
Antal Dorati conducted the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra for the Mercury label.

My father had purchased this record to show off his new stereo for me and my brother. By the end of 1812, l knew l was hooked for life... The year was 1967.

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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #296 on: September 30, 2017, 07:14:50 PM »
Back in 1962 or 63, my Dad gave me his LP of Haydn 94 & 100 which he had got a different recording of. Can't remember the band, though but I sure remember the music!  :)

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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #297 on: September 30, 2017, 07:26:39 PM »
My family had lots of CDs, LPs and cassettes, and added new ones occasionally. I don't remember which ones were specifically for me and which ones were for the family in general, so I can't say with specificity which was  my "first" CD.

The first one that was definitely bought specifically for me—my parents disliked Bartók—that I remember at least, was this one:


accompanied by a hardcover score of the six. I would have been 10 years old + a few months.

Update: I've since been helping my parents by going through our old LP collection and found the first LP set that they remember buying for me—when I was about six years old (in 1998). It was this one.



Photo is not mine because ours is in much worse shape—the box is virtually unreadable and falling apart, and most of the LPs aren't in sleeves anymore. (and some are missing completely....) I listened to these a lot back when we had a turntable.

Even before that, they had bought me a fair number of cassettes, which are now location unknown due to 20 years of moving all over the world. I had a cassette player I'd carry with me everywhere as a very small child, apparently. No memory of that but the pictures exist.

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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #298 on: September 30, 2017, 07:57:51 PM »
Tchaikovsky 1812 with Malcolm Sargent and Tchaikovsky Symphony 6 with Furtwangler
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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #299 on: September 30, 2017, 08:13:01 PM »
The CD that started it all:



I dug it out from my dad's CD collection when I was about 7 years old and classical music has basically been my entire life ever since :)

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