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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #300 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 #301 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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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #302 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 #303 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 #304 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 #305 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 #306 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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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #307 on: September 30, 2017, 08:40:07 PM »
This one, albeit not the gold edition

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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #308 on: October 01, 2017, 01:50:25 AM »
On hearing about the death of Benjamin Britten, in 1976, I bought this one (other cover art), with three pieces for strings that remained favourites ever since:

Simple Symphony
Fünf Stücke für Streichorchester
Antiche danze et arie No. 3


Of course, it all started much earlier with music my parents owned. The first LP they consciously bought for 'us', their children, was one - a collection of different pieces - with Maazel directing the first El Sombrero de tres picos Suite - the music that haunted me most when I was about ten:


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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #309 on: October 01, 2017, 07:47:51 AM »
LP: Karl Bohm's DG Beethoven symphony set (used) with the Vienna PO.






After that it's hazy but LP #2 might've been something along these lines (used again):




Veit Bach-a baker who found his greatest pleasure in a little cittern which he took with him even into the mill and played while the grinding was going on. In this way he had a chance to have the rhythm drilled into him. And this was the beginning of a musical inclination in his descendants. JS Bach

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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #310 on: October 01, 2017, 08:01:36 AM »
My parents had a copy of the Fantasia LP set, among other classical LPs.  This was the thing I listened to most, though:


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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #311 on: October 01, 2017, 11:41:12 AM »
This:


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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #312 on: October 05, 2017, 01:43:04 AM »
My first classical purchase was a cassette tape of Bach's organ music on a now forgotten budget label played by a now forgotten organist. That purchase was inspired by an LP that my mother owned which I listened to as a child, which I later bought on CD. So technically speaking you could say this was my first classical recording. It is still my favorite performance/recording of Bach's better known organ pieces.

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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #313 on: October 05, 2017, 09:23:03 AM »
My first classical purchase was a cassette tape of Bach's organ music on a now forgotten budget label played by a now forgotten organist. That purchase was inspired by an LP that my mother owned which I listened to as a child, which I later bought on CD. So technically speaking you could say this was my first classical recording. It is still my favorite performance/recording of Bach's better known organ pieces.



I'm sure many here will recognize the pictured recording. l owned it on LP and it lives on in my CD collection. A good way to begin ones journey into the expanding universe of serious music.  8)

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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #314 on: October 05, 2017, 09:25:19 PM »
I'm sure many here will recognize the pictured recording. l owned it on LP and it lives on in my CD collection. A good way to begin ones journey into the expanding universe of serious music.  8)

Cheers,

LKB
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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #315 on: October 07, 2017, 07:37:49 AM »
Wagner -- Overtures -- George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra 

I purchased it for the Flying Dutchman Overture.  A case of luck to hit on such an excellent orchestra and conductor the first time.

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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #316 on: October 07, 2017, 08:07:16 AM »
Wagner -- Overtures -- George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra 

I purchased it for the Flying Dutchman Overture.  A case of luck to hit on such an excellent orchestra and conductor the first time.
A pity about the composer, though.  0:)

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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #317 on: October 07, 2017, 08:30:52 AM »
A pity about the composer, though.  0:)

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Wagner -- Overtures -- George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra 

I purchased it for the Flying Dutchman Overture.  A case of luck to hit on such an excellent orchestra and conductor the first time.

Indeed, though, welcome to GMG. We're all of different minds about music, but Szell/Cleveland is something we can all agree on. :)

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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #318 on: October 07, 2017, 08:35:07 AM »
As previously mentioned it was Rimsky Korsakov's 'Scheherazade' with Fritz Reiner conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on an RCA LP. Still regarded as one of the finest performances of the work. Maybe I was about 14.
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Re: What was your first classical LP or CD?
« Reply #319 on: October 07, 2017, 08:35:25 AM »
Welcome to the forum, jlspinks! And don't you worry: there's strong and enthusiastic support for Wagner among the loyal opposition in this forum... ;D

As a matteroif fact, the first LP I asked my parents to buy for me was this:



I didn't really know what I was getting into (I just thought that the title was intriguing)...and here I am, more than 40 years later, still hooked  ;)
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