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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136320 on: Today at 09:43:38 AM »
Well, the seller of the second hand discs by George Lloyd, refunded the money and said I could keep the discs. Furthermore, they told me they had no idea why these discs were not sorted out of the collection, for they knew of the bronzing issue. They were sorry but had no other copies. I think I have to pull some strings to get the Albany recordings re-released.  8) I will give it a try!
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136321 on: Today at 10:41:55 AM »
Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie
Antoni Wit & Staatskapelle Weimar
Naxos



I guess you gotta read the movement titles to follow the action.  Night, sunrise, ascent, at the waterfall, and all that.  I find that following along with the program makes the music seem less arbitrary and more interesting.

Yep, that was a dangerous moment.  And now we're at the summit!  Yay!!

Anyway, good stuff.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136322 on: Today at 11:23:53 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136323 on: Today at 11:35:14 AM »
Well, the seller of the second hand discs by George Lloyd, refunded the money and said I could keep the discs. Furthermore, they told me they had no idea why these discs were not sorted out of the collection, for they knew of the bronzing issue. They were sorry but had no other copies. I think I have to pull some strings to get the Albany recordings re-released.  8) I will give it a try!

In these cases I rip the CDs in question to my HD and burn the music to a CDR.
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« Reply #136324 on: Today at 11:37:49 AM »
Yes, it's occasionally noisy on the recording, a sort of asthmatic squeak on one or two of the pipes. At first I thought I had a tweeter problem! However I see that the organ was restored in 1975 and the recording was made in 1977. Maybe I do have a tweeter problem :'(

Or is this what organists call chuff?

Cannot say until I hear the CDs.
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« Reply #136325 on: Today at 11:50:40 AM »
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136326 on: Today at 12:32:15 PM »
In these cases I rip the CDs in question to my HD and burn the music to a CDR.

Since the discs play despite the discoloration it would be sufficient to save copies on the HD as a failsafe. You can burn replacement CDRs if the need arises.

If it is visibly discolored and still plays it may be discoloration of the printed label, rather than bronzing of the aluminum sound carrier.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136327 on: Today at 12:42:43 PM »
a couple of discs needing a second listen before shelving and disappearing
Michel van der AA: Violin Concerto
Janine Jensen, violin     Royal Concertgebouw Orch.,  Vladimir Jurowski, cond.
Hysteresis – for solo clarinet, ensemble and soundtrack
Karl Kriikku, clarinet    Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Karl WEIGL  Piano Music
Joseph Banowetz, piano
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136328 on: Today at 12:54:29 PM »
In these cases I rip the CDs in question to my HD and burn the music to a CDR.

This process is beyond my capabilities I am afraid. I have no HD in the house anymore.
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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136329 on: Today at 02:51:21 PM »



Inbal's take on the first version of the mighty 8th.  Large of scale, to be sure, but Inbal gets surprisingly nimble playing out of his band.  The string playing in the trio of the Scherzo is phenomenally light, detailed, and good.  Inbal lightens the sound multiple times in the slow movement as well, and closes in a most satisfying manner, evoking an almost Entry Into Valhalla type feel.  Inbal into it, as his ample vocalizing demonstrates.  Muy Bueno.
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« Reply #136330 on: Today at 05:19:50 PM »


Piano concerto No. 2

It's been long time since I don't hear this piece, and it's really excellent. Listening to it with fresh ears gives a strong impression. I didn't recall the very Stravinskian 1st movement, and the tense and mysterious 2nd movement, evoking his night music. That movement is particularly brilliant, it does get the effect.

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Re: What are you listening to now?
« Reply #136331 on: Today at 06:11:38 PM »
Still journeying through RVW’s symphonies with Thomson:

Symphony No. 6 in E minor
Bryden Thomson, conductor
LSO




Scintillating!
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